Watertown Area Nonprofit Happy Hour

November 28, 2023, 4:30 pm

Gathering the community's nonprofit and holding one event for you to meet them all!

The Goss is proud to host our 2nd Annual Watertown Area Nonprofit Happy Hour on Giving Tuesday!

We are gathering the Watertown Area's Nonprofits under one roof for you to learn about the many amazing organizations within our community!

Learn about the different organizations, their causes, how to donate or volunteer your time.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 | 4:30-6:30pm


100 East Kemp Ave | Watertown, South Dakota

Youth Halloween Party

October 22, 2023, 3:00 pm

Kids' Halloween Party with the Watertown Area Snow Queens at the Goss!

Join the Watertown Area Snow Queens for a frightfully fun afternoon of games, dancing, and prizes at the Goss Opera House!

Sunday, October 22



GOSS OPERA HOUSE | 100 East Kemp - Watertown, SD

Colton Dixon & Jordan Feliz: Love & Light Tour

October 21, 2023, 7:00 pm

Get ready to experience the electrifying LOVE + LIGHT Tour featuring Colton Dixon and Jordan Feliz!


VIP Q&A: 5:45 PM

DOORS: 6:15 PM

SHOW: 7:00 PM


* VIP PRE-SHOW Q&A: $75.00

* VIP PRE-SHOW Q&A + SUITE: $100.00

* Includes EARLY ACCESS to the venue.

Join Jordan Feliz and Colton Dixon for the Love & Light Tour sponsored by Compassion International this fall. You don’t want to miss this powerful evening filled with Colton Dixon and Jordan Feliz’s songs over the years plus brand-new music! Bring the whole family for a fun evening of music, love and light.

Colton Dixon turns personal truths into universal anthems. He first emerged after finishing in the top seven on Season 11 of American Idol. Delivering a series of fan-favorite albums, 2013’s A Messenger catapulted into the Top 15 of the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart. He has collected a pair of Dove Awards in “Rock/Contemporary Album” and “Recorded Music Packaging.” During 2020, he embarked on a new chapter with the self-titled Colton Dixon EP and its runaway hit “Miracles.” 2022 saw him make his show-stopping debut at the Grand Ole Opry and experience a creative breakthrough with “Build A Boat.” It stood out as “the longest-running Mediabase Christian AC #1 song of 2022” and locked down #1 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs Chart and Christian AC Airplay Chart. He captivates once again on his 2023 EP, Canvas, introduced by the single “My Light.”

Jordan Feliz quickly became a household name when his first radio single, “The River”—the title track from his critically-acclaimed debut—became a smash hit. Spending 12 weeks at #1, the chart-topping single was named ASCAP’s “Christian Music Song of the Year.” Thanks to his charismatic vocals and blend of soulful pop, each of his seven subsequent radio singles has landed in the Top 10 with “Witness,” “Glorify,” and “Jesus Is Coming Back,” notching three more #1s. The California native took home a Dove Award for 2016’s “New Artist of the Year.” Touring with some of the biggest names in Christian music, including TobyMac, Michael W. Smith, Matthew West, and Crowder, Feliz’s current headline tour will feature fan favorites along with hits from his third full-length album, Say It. The album combines pop, gospel, and soul, along with some of Feliz’s most personal lyrics to date.

VIP tickets will include a pre-show Q&A and a pre-signed tour poster. This is a question and answer session only, there are no meet and greets or photos included with the VIP ticket.

This show made possible in part by Compassion International, Lew's Fireworks, Infinity Dentistry and Collision.

The Odd Life, Red Light Drive, Full Force Face First, Lilac Jam, Jeff Lamb

November 22, 2023, 7:00 pm

Glacial Lakes Distillery Presents The Odd Life with Special Guests Red Light Drive, Full Force Face First, Lilac Jam and Jeff Lamb.

All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

Local showcase featuring The Odd Life, Red Light Drive, Full Force Face First, Lilac Jam and Jeff Lamb.

Presented by Glacial Lakes Distillery.

Hotel California Tribute To The Eagles Presented By Dacotah Bank

September 29, 2023, 7:00 pm

Dacotah Bank Presents Hotel California: The Original Tribute To The Eagles

When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, having sold over 100 million records, collected six Grammy’s, and enjoyed six #1 albums, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through their history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans. It’s been a journey they could never have imagined back in 1986, but their dedication, unique musical gifts, and an obsessive commitment to doing this legendary music true justice in performance, set them apart from the many Eagles bands that came after them. Hotel California toured relentlessly from the 80’s straight through to today, setting the standard for world-class tribute productions as they went, and sharing stages with the likes of The Doobie Bros., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gretchen Wilson, REO Speedwagon, and many more. From Japan to Dubai, Toronto to Texas, Hotel California has boldly taken the tribute band where none had gone before them, and changed an industry’s collective mind about how good a “tribute” band could really be.

Today Hotel California continues to tour internationally, and their stage show has evolved into one of the most impressive and popular productions on the North American soft-seat and festival circuits. Featuring original members within their strongest lineup to date, the band is enjoying what they do today more than ever - and it sure sounds like it! It won’t take you long to hear why legions of Eagles fans come back to see them time after time, and the top venues & festivals have them back again and again. The easy-going warmth that comes from the band onstage exemplifies the Southern California sound of the 1970’s. The experience of a Hotel California show isn’t just about the band – it’s about celebrating the music and the memories, and the band gets the audiences involved and on their feet! Close your eyes and you’re right back there...

For any band to continually exceed such high expectations this deep into their career, and remain at the top of their field for as long as Hotel California have, is a truly remarkable accomplishment. That’s why when top talent buyers need the proven, absolute highest quality Eagles show in the world, they book the original Hotel California year after year. – Steve Birnstihl, CTA Tributes

The members of Hotel California have also performed in many other touring bands, such as The Guess Who, April Wine, Glass Tiger, Coney Hatch, and Foot In Cold Water.

Billy Dean - An Acoustic Evening Presented by Sharp Automotive

October 14, 2023, 7:00 pm

Sharp Automotive Presents An Acoustic Evening with Billy Dean. Special Guest Greg Hanson.

Born in the small town of Quincy, Florida, Billy Dean started his music career at the age of eight, singing with his father’s band, the Country Rocks. After touring the Gulf Coast circuit in his late teens and early twenties, Billy’s first big break came in 1988 when he won Best Male Vocalist on Star Search, hosted by Ed McMahon. His success on the show led to signing with Capitol Records and the release of his debut album Young Man in 1990. Buoyed by the singles “Only Here for a Little While” and “Somewhere in My Broken Heart,” Young Man became Billy’s first of many Gold records.

His second and third albums, Billy Dean and Fire in the Dark, were also certified as Gold Records and featured the Billboard-charting singles, “You Don’t Count the Cost,” “Only the Wind,” “Billy the Kid,” “If There Hadn’t Been You,” “Tryin’ to Find a Fire in the Dark,” “I Wanna Take Care of You,” “I’m Not Built That Way” and more.

Over the course of his 25+ year career, Billy has released 11 albums and has been recognized with several awards and nominations. In 1992, he was nominated for a Grammy for Song of the Year for “Somewhere in My Broken Heart,” which went on to win Song of the Year at the American Country Music Awards. That same year, Billy was named Top New Male Vocalist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music awards and nominated by the Country Music Association for the Horizon Award. Four years later, Billy won a Grammy for Amazing Grace, A Country Tribute to Gospel, an album featuring Martina McBride, Allison Krauss, the Charlie Daniels Band and others. In 2017, Billy was inducted as a member of the Florida Artist Hall of Fame.

A modern-day American Troubadour, Billy Dean has performed and toured with some of the industry’s biggest country music stars including the Judds, Kenny Rogers, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Wynonna Judd and others.

After making a home in Nashville for decades, Billy has returned to his Florida roots and now lives in Quincy with his wife, Stephanie. Billy continues to perform and write – doing what he does best – telling the stories that have become the soundtrack of our lives.

Sound & Light Production by Kannas Sound

Sanctus Real Presented By Travs Outfitter & Professional Hearing Services

November 17, 2023, 7:00 pm

Travs Outfitter & Professional Hearing Services Present Sanctus Real

Originally formed in the late 90's, Sanctus Real has not only survived a career that started by releasing music on shiny blue cassette tapes, but they continue to thrive in an era where now more than 4 million people a month stream their music on shiny rectangular devices.

With a career that has generated 19 top ten singles, eight #1 singles, Dove Awards and Grammy nominations the band honestly would tell you they feel like they're just getting started.

One of their new songs is the breakout single Confidence, written during an extremely difficult time for the band as they looked to continue after the departure of their original lead singer.

In 2023 Sanctus Real will release new music they've eagerly been working on and writing over the last few years. The band consists of lead singer Dustin Lolli, drummer Mark Graalman, and guitarist Chris Rohman.

A Fiddlers Holiday Presented By Johnson Appraisal & Milt and Chris Carter

December 7, 2023, 7:00 pm

Johnson Appraisal & Milt and Chris Carter Present A Fiddler's Holiday

The “Three Fiddlers Holiday” brings Kenny Putnam, Tom Schaefer, and Owen Dejong together with a an all-star support band, some long-time performers with the Acoustic Christmas series, including Boyd Bristow, Mike Conner, Al Remund, Nick Schweback, Larry Rohrer, and specials guests, Brian and Kaija Bonde. Friends in college, the fiddlers have taken different performance paths through life and reunite with a holiday flavor to the instrumental harmonies they blend on stage. A holiday time gift you from some of South Dakota’s most recognized fiddle players.

The Nutcracker Ballet Presented By Dugan Sales & Service

December 15, 2023, 7:00 pm

Dugan Sales & Service Present The Nutcracker Ballet: The Holiday Season crown jewel!

Especially designed for families, this seasoned production develops themes of generosity, non-violence, and responsibility through the timeless tale of Clara’s fantastic voyage to the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy with her magical godfather Drosselmeyer.

David Cook

March 8, 2024, 7:00 pm

American Idol Season 7 Winner David Cook comes to The Goss Opera House.

David Cook (and yes, the same David Cook who launched into stardom following his American Idol Season Seven win – breaking several Billboard chart records when 14 of his songs debuted on the Hot Digital Songs chart and 11 of his songs debuted on the Hot 100) certainly knows his way around a good song. His first album, Analog Heart, came out pre-Idol, and his last album, Digital Vein, nicely book-ended that chapter of Cook’s career, a chapter during which he sold more than 2 million albums (including his platinum-certified eponymous album) and, collectively, more than 5 million tracks (including two platinum-certified singles) worldwide.

David continues to find success, not only for himself, but also as a writer for other artists and touring throughout the world. 2018 brought an exciting new EP from Cook – Chromance. “I was a ‘rock’ guy, but the further away I’ve gotten from that, the more I’ve opened up and found inspiration in the peripherals. I wouldn’t have had the courage earlier in my career, but now I have the confidence to go after the sound I want.” A fan of both Massive Attack and Nine Inch Nails, Cook always admired how they pushed the envelope and brought pop elements into rock music. “I used them as a bedrock for Chromance and how I wanted the record to feel.”

If putting out his 2018 EP wasn’t enough to keep Cook busy, that same year, he headed to the Great White Way for his Broadway debut as Charlie Price in KINKY BOOTS. “I’ve had conversations about finding creative outlets outside of being a musician, but the timing was never right.” While Cook was excited about his first starring role, he was also aware the message behind KINKY BOOTS was timely and relevant. “I was honored to be part of the show and get to work with so many amazing people. I love the collaborative aspect of theatre too, the idea of being part of a creative team and working it out in front of an audience each night.”

Another passion of Cook’s is his work in behalf of organizations such as the National Brain Tumor Society, a Washington DC-based nonprofit that drives cutting-edge research and treatments for brain cancer and brain tumors. “I’ve been very involved with this cause and am very grateful that my career has allowed me to do that. I lost my brother Adam to a brain tumor in 2009; every year, I am part of the Race for Hope-DC and, together with my fans, have raised over $1.5 million for brain cancer and brain tumor research through this and other fundraising projects. Far and away, that is the proudest of all my achievements.”

Cook is well aware and grateful for the breaks American Idol has brought his way and for the opportunities he continues to have. He has no plans to slow it down. “I love creative endeavors. I like starting with nothing and then finishing with something that didn’t exist before. That’s my favorite thing about creating new music. I love being able to put something artistic out in the world for people to enjoy.”

In 2020, David released two new singles. The first, Reds Turn Blue, is a nod to the manic highs (reds) and lows (blues) of anxiety, something David has struggled to overcome since his season seven win on American Idol. As David told People.com: “This song became a therapeutic process for me, as a way to personify my anxiety and make it something other than me — which, in an odd way, has helped me navigate my relationship with it.” To capture that struggle, David worked with artist Justin A. Nixon to create a visual that was “sci-fi and sinister” but left open-ended to represent “that constant battle between anxiety and myself.” And the second, Strange World, is “my homage to this year,” said David. “Staring out of windows at the world outside, feeling disconnected from it, and trying to find those moments that would normally exist outside, inside.” Both singles, along with the driving Fire, are from his EP The Looking Glass, released in April 2021.

In April 2022, David released his latest single, TABOS (This’ll All Be Over Soon). The single’s release coincided with his return to the American Idol® stage to perform for their special 20th-anniversary reunion show.