South Dakota is a U.S. state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux Native Americantribes, who compose a large portion of the population and historically dominated the territory. South Dakota is the seventeenth largest by area, but the fifth smallest by population and the 5th least densely populated of the 50 United States. As the southern part of the former Dakota Territory, South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889, simultaneously with North Dakota. Pierre is the state capital and Sioux Falls, with a population of about 183,200, is South Dakota's largest city

In 2010, the South Dakota Department of Tourism debuted a new float called "Mount Rushmore's American Pride".It features a mini-model of Mount Rushmore in the background. In addition to the iconic presidents, this float showcases Great Plains animals and the state's Indian American legacy.


Below, you will find a list of every performer/celebrity that has performed/appeared on the float.

  • 2010 - Mannheim Steamroller
  • 2011 - Neil Diamond
  • 2012 - Don Mclean
  • 2013 - The Summer Set
  • 2015 - MercyMe
  • 2016 - Ben Rector
  • 2017 - Smokey Robinson