Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Galaxy Series


The Chadron State College Galaxy Series is designed to stretch the experiences and imaginations of the institution’s students, employees and other residents of the region. This is completed through the programming of classical, historical and contemporary visual artists, speakers, musicians and performers. Programming is chosen for artistic, educational, entertainment and multi-cultural values.


Contact the Box Office by calling 308-432-6207 or e-mailing to reserve tickets. Tickets will be held at the Box Office.

Box Office Hours

Weekdays - - - 2 - 6 p.m.
Performance Days - - 5 p.m. - Curtain

If available, tickets may be purchased at the door prior to the event.

Eli Young Band
Jan. 29, 2020

Eli Young Band!/

Sam Adams

Sam Adams
Feb. 20, 2020
Memorial Hall, Auditorium

Smooth. Clever. Hilarious. These words are used often to describe Sam Adams, who gained national attention by winning at the 2009 Great American Comedy Festival. The “True Color” video clip from his Dry Bar Comedy special filmed in 2017 when viral with over 10 million Facebook views in less than 72 hours.

Sam’s energetic, comically-insightful act is 100 percent profanity-free and filled with observations about his every-day encounters. He is a headline performer and featured speaker at comedy clubs and corporate events across the country, and has shared stages with national-touring comedians and music recording artists – a genre-jumping list of nationally-known performers ranging from comedians Craig Ferguson, Frank Caliendo, Kevin Nealon and David Alan Grier to music’s Rock and Roll hall of Fame band Heart and seven-time Grammy Award winner Al Jarreau. The Denver Business Journal once gave Sam a favorable review for “bringing down the house with a string of well-delivered lines that were notable from their lack of profanity, scatological or sexual references. “Sam also has over 20 year of experience as a newspaper sports journalist, having worked for The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and The Charlotte Observer.

In 2003 Sam received the Print Journalist of the Year award from his peers in Colorado. He’s also credited with television appearances on ESPN, Fox Sports Net, NFL Network and local CBS and NBC affiliates. He has covered championship events at all levels – most notable four Super Bowls and two Olympiads.

Sam also has authored one book, titled “If You Don’t Believe Me: Lessons Learned from Listening to The Greats” which was released in April, 2013. Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway wrote the following tribute to Sam for the book: “Through the ups and downs of an NFL career, I developed great trust, respect and appreciation from him. Blending an uncanny ability to mix humor with keen insight and knowledge, Sam is a one-of-a-kind storyteller.”

Information provided by Eagle Talent Speakers Bureau.

2017-2018 Galaxy Series

Sandra Uwiringiyimana

Sandra Uwiringiyimana

Feb. 8, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

Sandra Uwiringiyimana is the co-founder of the Jimbere Fund, a human rights activist, and the author of the memoir How Dare the Sun Rise (Katherine Tegen Books).

This profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Uwiringiyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activism. Uwiringiyimana tells the story of her survival, of finding her place in a new country, of her hope for the future, and how she found a way to give voice to her people.

In telling her story, Uwiringiyimana has shared the world stage with Charlie Rose, Angelina Jolie, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and Tina Brown at the Women in the World Summit. She addressed the United Nations Security Council at the request of Ambassador Samantha Power to plead with world leaders to act on the pressing issue of Children in Armed Conflict. Uwiringiyimana has become a voice for women and girls, refugees and immigrants, and forgotten people like the Banyamulenge Tribe.

Currently, Uwiringiyimana is a student at Mercy College in New York City.

cashore marionettes

Cashore Marionettes

March 27 @ 7:00 p.m.

Life in Motion

Unmatched in artistry, grace and refinement of movement, the internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. The moving and humorous performance has astounded audiences in Europe, the Far East and across North America including stops at the Kennedy Center, Annenberg Center, Kravis Center, and many others.

marionette pic

In the performance Life in Motion, Joseph Cashore presents his collection of marionette masterworks. Characters of depth, integrity, and humanity are portrayed in a full evening unlike anything else in theater today. The performance is a series of scenes taken from everyday life and set to beautiful music by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss, and Copland. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, humor, pathos, classic music, and poetic insight, the Cashore Marionettes take the audience on a journey that celebrates the richness of life. Life in Motion is a powerful, entertaining, surprising, theatrically satisfying, one-of-a-kind evening for adults and young adults.

The taking of photographs or operating of any recording devices during the performance is strictly prohibited.


Carr Family Cowboy Band

Carr Family Cowboy Band

November 7, 2017

Carr Family Cowboy Band The Carr Family has been ranching in the Sandhills of Nebraska for well over a century. Through music, Ronn, Judy, Anna, Abby and Walter have been able to enjoy seeing the American west together while performing at special events and cowboy gatherings. Their signature sound is hallmarked by three violins, a guitar, bass and mandolin, and a genuine understanding of the historic and modern cowboy life.

Marty Blocker

Marty Blocker

Marty Blocker Marty Blocker is a working cowboy and ranch manage for a large cattle company just west of Cody, Nebraska. Plying his trade gives him a lot of subject matter for his poems and an edge of authenticity in his works. Besides writing his own poems Marty also recites works of past and present masters presenting a wider range of styles and stories

R.P. Smith

RP Smith

R.P. Smith is the fourth generation to raise cattle on the Pine Crest ranch at his home near Broken Bow, Nebraska. For the past 25 years Cowboy Poetry has helped him support his ranching habit and also given him some chances to travel with his family. His brand of cowboy poetry and country commentary is a result of the beef industry, which as been re¬fined by practicing for ranchers,ruminates and relatives,and is savored by folks from all walks of life.