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Badlands Centennial Concert Series Begins

Summer 2016

In celebration of the National Park Service centennial, Badlands National Park is offering a series of concerts at the Cedar Pass Amphitheater.  The Crossroads of America Scout Band begins the series on June 28 at 3:30 p.m.  The band was founded in 1917 in Indianapolis, Indiana as a Drum and Bugle Corps and is recognized as the oldest, continuously operating Scout Band in America.  Join us for this patriotic program!


On July 1 & 2, the Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble will perform at 8:00 p.m. as part of their national park tour.  The ensemble will perform compositions inspired by the landscapes and wildlife found in Badlands, Wind Cave, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton National Parks. 


Composer and musician Jill Haley along with guitarist David Cullen will perform National Park Soundscapes on July 14 at 9:00 p.m.  Jill was an Artist in Residence at Badlands National Park in 2015.  The concert will include several selections she wrote about Badlands while living in the Park. The music will be performed on oboe, English Horn, and guitar.


As part of her country-wide national park tour, Dana Falconberry will perform at Badlands on July 19 at 9:00 p.m.  An adept lyricist, Falconberry captures the stunning imagery of the distinct and wondrous landscapes of the United States in her pop-folk songs.


Our concert series concludes on August 27 at 6:00 p.m. with the Native American music group Brulé.  Their show consists of a rock ensemble augmented with an array of traditional Native American instrumentation and dance.


For additional centennial events, visit the park calendar at www.nps.gov/badl or call Badlands National Park at 605-433-5361.