Taryn Edlund has been promoted to Corporate Vice President at the HomeSlice Group. Edlund is the HomeSlice executive charged with overseeing the Loud American Roadhouse in Sturgis. Taryn also plays key roles at the corporate level of the company, including finance, risk management, margin assessment and human resources. “In a short number of years, Taryn Edlund has proven to be an extremely valued and trusted member of our team,” commented HomeSlice President/CEO Dean Kinney. “Her work ethic and commitment to the company and its people is inspiring and appreciated. This promotion formally recognizes Taryn’s ongoing contribution to our efforts.” The promotion became official last month, but is being released publicly today. HomeSlice, with offices in Rapid City and Sturgis, operates a conglomerate of small businesses primarily in the media, marketing and entertainment industries. The company has approximately 100 year-round employees and nearly 300 at peak summer season.
(Sturgis, SD) – HomeSlice Management, a subsidiary of HomeSlice Corporation and owner of the Loud American Roadhouse in downtown Sturgis, announced today that all indoor concerts at Loud American have been canceled for the 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The entertainment firm also confirmed it plans to move forward with its outdoor concerts directly adjacent to the indoor venue.
“We waited as long as we could to come to a final decision,” explained HomeSlice President/CEO Dean Kinney. “The available evidence, while evolving, indicates to us that outdoor events appear to be safer than those conducted indoors. We are thankful to be moving forward outdoors. We’re disappointed that we won’t be doing shows indoors, especially for the artists and their crew teams that have already suffered so extensively during this pandemic. But, we are confident this is the right answer for us at Sturgis 2020.”
Foregoing indoor concerts is just one of many steps that the Loud American management team is taking for the Rally this year. “We will have reduced capacity, table spacing, hand sanitation stations throughout the campus and masks available for anyone who wants one,” said Kinney, who also added that the Loud American has been operating under these measures since reopening on May 14 after voluntarily closing its indoor spaces for more than 6-weeks.
“We also want to thank the City of Sturgis for its continued guidance throughout the crisis,” Kinney continued. “They recognized that tens of thousands of tourists would be in the area regardless of its Rally decision and that has been borne out by a super strong tourism season to-date. We particularly want to applaud the foresight involved in the mass testing planned for shortly after the Rally,” Kinney concluded.
The Loud American operates 7-days a week on the famous Main Street in downtown Sturgis and is celebrating its 20th Rally. HomeSlice Concerts plans to release its outdoor Rally concert schedule for the Loud American Pavilion later this week.
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HomeSlice Artist Management Vice President, Shane Funk, announced this morning that the firm has signed Sioux Falls-based pop artist, Denham, to its roster.
Denham is a South Dakota native and comes from a family of music educators. He attended college at North Dakota State University, studying criminal justice. In early 2017, Denham relocated to Sioux Falls to pursue his career in music. He has since built an impressive following in Eastern South Dakota and North Dakota. The talented singer-songwriter and front man has taken his passion on the road, carving a path for a new genre in South Dakota and beyond. Denham just finished a national support tour in November with Mayday, and will be touring again in Spring/Summer 2020.
“I have the unique opportunity to be totally immersed in live music, locally, regionally and on a national level.” Shane Funk commented, “When I saw Denham perform for the first time I knew he had something special, but when I actually had the opportunity to sit down and talk with him I was totally blown away! It’s so rare to find that combination of over-the-top talent, ambition, and pure enthusiasm as an artist.” Funk continued, “Denham has a non-assuming, down-to-earth attitude and doesn’t take anything or anyone for granted. You just don’t see that very often in what’s a very demanding and sometimes cynical business.”
Andy Young, HomeSlice Artist Development Director echoed Funk’s sentiment “Denham’s passion, drive and work ethic as a musician is contagious. You can’t help but find yourself wanting to help him grow as an artist, and I’m excited for the opportunity to do just that.”
Denham started his musical career playing bass in cover bands and then found his way into songwriting and original music. In the past year he has not only cemented a following in the Midwest, but has also performed coast-to-coast. He feels ready for the next stage in his career, “I feel I am prepared now, more than ever, to take my career to the next level. And I am grateful for the opportunity to grow with such honest, transparent, and hardworking people.”