Hills Alive 2022

Cafe Stage

Memorial Park is located at
301 N. 5th Street in
Rapid City, SD.


Main Stage

Kyle Hoyt – 2:15 – 2:45 PM

AJ Beaird– 3:30 – 4:00 PM

Worship with Nichole Taylor – 4:45 – 5:15 PM

AgainsttheSea – 6:15 – 6:45 PM

July 16th


Main Stage

Writers Workshop with VOTA – 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM


July 17th

Kyle Hoyt

Worship leader

Kyle Hoyt is an art teacher, artist, and singer/songwriter from the Sandhills of Nebraska. He lives just outside of Mullen with his wife Denise and their three daughters. After an injury a year ago that led to multiple surgeries and complications, God gave him a new passion for songwriting. His songs are a reflection of both his life experiences and his faith. He is currently working on recording his first single as an independent Christian artist. You can check out Kyle’s music on Facebook here.

AJ Beaird

Musician and song writer

AJ Beaird has been writing and performing music for the better part of two decades in coffee shops, churches, and other venues, spreading a message of hope and love anywhere he can. In 2011, he was diagnosed with macular dystrophy and has since lost most of his central vision. Dealing with losing eyesight has allowed him to write from a place of struggle, faith, worry, and hope. Performing under the name "Blind Bard," his music is aimed at sharing God's faithfulness and the hope of healing.

Nicole Taylor

Pastor and creative artist

Nicole Taylor is a pastor and creative artist out of Pierre, South Dakota. Though she has a knack for all things artistic, God has gifted her with a voice to lead others into His presence, which is what she hopes to do for the rest of her life. She is a momma to three girls and a soon-to-be foster and adoptive momma of even more. Her first album, Sing Me to Sleep, inspired by motherhood, is currently in the recording phase to be release this fall.


Acoustic duo

This acoustic duo from Spearfish, South Dakota, is made up of friends Aaron Willhite and Amanda Williams. AgainsttheSea's songs are written about Jesus and life in a new way. Their melodies often reflect their search to find clearer and more creative ways to express the challenges, beauty, and wonder that makes up our lives and walk as Christians.



The band VOTA consists of two members who love writing their own music and covering songs from bands like Tom Petty and U2. This unpredictable and unique band enjoys experimenting with unique sounds like rock, pop, and Scripture meditation.