New Second Location

It’s official!

Popplers Music is proud to announce the opening of our second location (formerly K&M Music) in Sioux Falls, SD! Here are some of the changes (and benefits!) this second location will bring that you should be aware of:

  • Our Grand Forks store is fully operational and available to fill all of your musical needs, as usual!
  • Are you in the Greater Sioux Falls area? Does Rolyn or Peter deliver to your school? We ship from our Grand Forks location to the new Sioux Falls store every week, so you may be able to pick your order up there, or we could send it on your rep’s next delivery route!
  • We offer instrument rentals with our unique lease plan, which is now available in Sioux Falls. Call either store for more details! (Grand Forks – 800.437.1755; Sioux Falls – 800.568.2508)
  • We can transfer calls between stores at the touch of a button, which will probably save you a bit of time if you need to talk to several different people – i.e., maybe you call Sioux Falls with a question about your account, but our Grand Forks personnel have the answer you’re looking for. (We can’t guarantee that whomever we’re transferring to is immediately available, since we won’t be able to see them, but it’s still a pretty cool feature!)
  • Band instrument repair is available at both locations!

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you have regarding our new location. We’re very excited about this expansion and look forward to serving the musical needs of Sioux Falls and the surrounding area!

Popplers Music – Sioux Falls (formerly K&M Music)
1119 W. 41st St.
605.336.6332 | 800.568.2508

The New “You-In-Mind” Layout

With a new store comes a new layout, and this one is all about you!

When you first walk through the doors of Popplers Music, you will notice the open concept, warm color scheme, and friendly employees ready to help you find what you need. What you will NOT see at first glance are guitars, drums, pro audio, lighting, and studio production gear. We have these items cleverly placed — just for you.

Electric Guitars

What we have done here at Popplers is create a designated area where customers like you can try out the gear in the way you will be using it. The Electric Guitars and Basses share a room with amps where you can crank the volume to where you might have it in the studio, on stage, or in your bedroom. Want to compare one amp to another? No problem! One of our combo staff members will get you set up. Trying out a pedal or two? Or five?? Awesome. We will also get you set up to compare those.

Acoustic Guitars

Acoustic guitars, ukuleles, violins and bluegrass instruments all share a room painted with earth tones, and, in my opinion, should smell like coffee beans. Acoustic instruments rely heavily on the different tone woods used and overall craftsmanship of the instrument. We’ve provided you with a room that will block out other sounds of the store so that you can focus in on the sound that you’re looking for.

Drums, Audio, Lighting

The Loud Room is home to Drums, Pro Audio Equipment, Lighting, and Studio Production Gear. We request that you ask for assistance before trying out the drums or speakers, but once you do, the stage is all yours! Custom build a drumset with in-stock cymbals, create some loops using a Novation Launch Pad and Ableton, or even design a light show for your newest hit song!

The bottom line is, don’t be afraid to show your passion for music at Popplers. We are all musicians here, and we want to be there for you on your musical journey in any way we can!

Grand Opening Event Thursday, August 27!

Join us for our Grand Opening!

We’re so excited about our brand new location, and we’d like to pass some of that excitement on to you! Visit us at Popplers Music in our beautiful new store at 1720 South Washington Street in Grand Forks on Thursday, August 27, to check out the new place, grab some free food, and register to win some awesome prizes!

Prizes include: Popplers gift cards, teaching resources, games, and three GRAND PRIZES: a Yamaha acoustic guitar, an ESP LTD electric guitar, and a Roland electronic drum set!

Tune in to any Leighton Broadcasting station or drop by Popplers on the day of the event for a chance to win. Food will be served from around 10am to 1:30pm, and the Grand Prize Winners will be revealed from noon to 3pm. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for any updates or changes.

We hope to see you there!

Popplers Music Student of the Month, January 2015


Meet Lydia, a 7th grade guitar student studying with instructor Lindsey Moffitt.  Lydia has played guitar for two years, and she also plays piano and flute, and sings with the Grand Cities Children’s Choir.  Lydia is not the only musically talented person in her family – her grandpa is also a vocalist.  In her spare time, she enjoys golfing for her high school golf team.  Lydia’s plans for the future include becoming a member of both her high school jazz band and theater programs. Congrats, Lydia!

Popplers Music Student of the Month, November 2014


Meet Brina, the Popplers Music Student of the Month for November!  Brina has been studying the violin with instructor Doug Carey for 2 years.  As a 3rd grader, she keeps herself involved in a variety of activities, including hockey, gymnastics, swimming, and playing with friends.  Brina wants to continue to play violin, just like her mother, who played clarinet when she was in school.  Congrats, Brina!

Popplers Music Student of the Month, October 2014

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October’s student of the month is 7th grader Nate Thompson! This is his second year of lessons on electric guitar and is under the instruction of Miles Uhrich. Nate comes from a very musical family and is involved in a lot of activities, including soccer, basketball, student council, robotics, and musicals at his middle school. Nate plans to continue playing the electric guitar and hopes to join the jazz band in the near future.  Way to go, Nate!

Popplers Music Student of the Month, August 2014

The Popplers’ Student of the Month for August is Josie, a 10th grade clarinet student.  Josie studies with Mrs. Timme here at Popplers Music.  She also has a younger brother and sister involved in music.  Her plan for music in the future is to continue taking music lessons throughout her high school years.  Josie is also involved in choir and the musical during the school year.  Congrats Josie!  Keep up the great work!


Popplers Music Student of the Month, July 2014



Meet James, our Student of the Month for July.  James is a beginning trumpet student, studying with our trumpet teacher, Mr. Driscoll.  Already active in football and basketball, James will participate in band this school year as a 7th grader.  His brother also plays the guitar – together, they could make one cool musical duo!

Popplers Music Student of the Month, June 2014


Popplers Music Student of the Month, June 2014

Meet Kate, a 3rd grade student in the Grand Forks area. She is a beginning piano student here at Popplers Music, taught by Miss Entzel. Kate isn’t the first one in her family to take music lessons – her brother is also involved in music. In her spare time, Kate enjoys softball, gymnastics, and girls scouts. Three cheers for Kate, Popplers Music’s Student of the Month!