From 1979 through 1989, The Bar-Barian was the bar to play Rock and Roll in Rapid City and the Black Hills. A forty foot stage, twenty foot sound wings, easy load in and out along stage accessible power set the stage for a superior live performance. The Bar-Barian’s reputation exploded as the best bar for all the local, regional and national acts to play.  National acts included Nazareth, Roger Fisher, Greg Khin Band, George Thorogood and others.  Mike Chambers, The Bar-Barian’s owner and manager was proud of the space he helped create for bands to perform, but even more, he recognized the bar as a celebrated place where friends met up, danced and heard great bands.


2020Ballrooms/Dance Halls/Night Clubs