Thursday, August 22, 2013

2013 Western Trip – Brule Contemporary Native American Music

Our first full day in the Black Hills was spent with me attending to the RV and dog sitting while the girls went shopping in Hill City.  When they got home, Bev said she’d like to go to a Native American music show that night as it was highly recommended by some folks in town.

My first thought was to not want to go out at night but just sit around the campfire, especially since a show ending at 9 pm Mountain Time is way past me bedtime.  But since Bev really wanted to go and  it sounded like too unique of an opportunity to miss out on, I grilled up some of the brats we’d brought from Wisconsin and off we went.

Man am I glad I did – please take the time to read a little about them on Wikipedia – this is their first year with a tour stop at the High Country Guest Ranch about four miles from Hill City.  They are award winning, have sold over a million CD's, and have appeared TV.

Beside being a French dessert, Brule is the smallest of the seven bands within the Lakota (Sioux) Nation and most reside on the Rosebud Reservation in southwestern SD.  I took 86 shots (digital cameras are great) and here a few of them.

After the show, they were available for photos and greetings and all I could say was “magnificent performance.”  The outstanding music was very contemporary but still Native American and the dancers were incredible, especially the tall guy in yellow.  The dances were all a named ceremonial dance.

They perform Tue-Sat in an open air theater and for $25, I consider this a must see if you’re in this area.  Once again, Madison elected not to go and after we told her she may have just missed one of the big highlights of the trip, she said she would go with us from now on – time will tell.

Photos best if enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


8/17/2013 event date


  1. Oh my, what a colorful and fun event. Good thing Bev went shopping, or you might not have known about it :)

  2. You two really know how to travel, and in style! ;) What fun for me to read of your stops along the way. Am I to assume the Dakotas is as far west as you are traveling this time? You and Bev better scoot on a little further west.

  3. I think it's great that you decided to go... and that you had such a great time! The pictures look great... I can only imagine how great the show was!

  4. Haven't seen that show but it sure sounds like something I would really enjoy.

  5. Larry, I'm sure that we would have enjoyed this performance... I'll check them out on the Internet and maybe I can listen to a bit of their music... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  6. What a fantastic experience Larry - I am so glad you went. It's too bad Madison missed out on seeing this concert.

    You took some really great photos - nicely done my friend.

  7. Wow--what a great concert you all saw. Sorry that Madison missed it... Bet she won't miss anymore!!!! ha


  8. Sounds like a fun beginning to your westward journey. Wisconsin brats? Yum!

  9. Love your new header! This sounds like a wonderful show and the photos you took are great. Hope you enjoyed those Wisconsin brats :)

  10. Well, I'm with you. Couldn't they have started the show at like 6:30??? :) It sounds like a great show. I'm really sorry to hear Madison didn't go... Kids!

  11. Wow, that sounds very impressive, quite the show. Great pictures and I bet they don't do it justice compared to seeing them in person.


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