Hill City, South Dakota
March 28, 2016
The High Country Guest Ranch has partnered with Following the 7th Direction, a Minnesota-based nonprofit, to provide free Brulé concerts in 2016, their fourth summer season to perform at the outdoor venue in the Southern Hills. Following the 7th Direction (Ft7D) was founded to bring a pathway of hope and inspiration to Native American youth living on and off the reservations through long-term programs. Brulé founder Paul LaRoche, an enrolled member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, serves as cultural ambassador for Ft7D.
“We’ve always believed in the message of reconciliation that Paul shares through the unique music of a Brulé performance,” says John Majchrzak, owner of the High Country Guest Ranch. “We are honored to work together with Following the 7th Direction and be a part of their important mission. In forging this partnership we are able to make the Brulé concerts available to everyone, both locals and tourists.”
Now in their 20th year, Brulé brings world-class entertainment to the Black Hills in what’s been called a “Native American experience in sight, sound, and soul.” Traditional American Indian dancers in colorful regalia present a stunning visual of the culture, and the award-winning group has long been a favorite of South Dakotans.
The 2016 Brulé schedule at High Country’s beautiful outdoor theater runs Monday through Thursday evenings, July 11-28th. Onsite dining is available at the High Country Grille & Pub, which includes a wood-fire menu and covered seating. The expansive theater grounds has a gift and merchandise area, restrooms, and three seating options: folding chairs and benches on a concrete pad near the stage, a large grassy area for people who want to bring their own lawn chairs, and a bleacher section. Gates and Grille open at 4 pm; show time is 7:30 pm. The High Country Guest Ranch is located 4 miles west of Hill City on Deerfield Road. Seating is general admission; first-come, first-serve. Please call in advance for large groups