The Medora Musical is a third of the way through the season, the 4th of July came and went, and we have lost a great friend of Medora, Cowboy Lyle Glass. This town, the shows and employees keep improving, growing, and entertaining others. Some would say it is a miracle to keep this town running however, we know that it is hard work!
Randy Hatzenbuhler explained it perfectly in the article he wrote for our newsletter… […]
One of the Medora’s favorite performers returned to the stage where it all started – the Burning Hills Amphitheater!
Kat Perkins was joined by special guest and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Roger Fisher for a show that you just can’t get anywhere else.
Kat is a former star of the Medora Musical and semifinalist on Season 5 of NBC’s TheVoice. Her concert paid tribute to the artists and bands who shaped her life PLUS she performed new, original songs.
It’s was an ND Legendary concert experience!
SEE THE ENTIRE PHOTO ALBUM
Kat’s 2018 Badlands Rising Star Camp was also a hit!
The campers got the special privilege of opening the show for Kat’s LEGENDS Concert on the Burning Hills Amphitheater stage.
Campers impressed the audience by singing the iconic “Medora” song and then broke into smaller groups to show off their work.
The finale included Kat Perkins and her band with their version of Say Something by Justin Timberlake. Click the picture below to watch:
Watch Say Something by Justin Timberlake Performed by Kat Perkins and Badlands Rising Star Camp.
Here are just a few pictures from the performances:
See the full Badlands Rising Star Camp Photo Album
Medora says good bye to a Badlands icon
(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is sad to announce the passing of Cowboy Lyle Glass. He was 67.
Memorial details will be forthcoming as family and friends are notified of the passing of our adored Cowboy Lyle.
Lyle was born June 22, 1951. He left his hometown of Crookston, Minnesota in 1973 for the Badlands of North Dakota — and a small tourist town called Medora.
Lyle quickly established himself as a hardworking Horse Wrangler at the Medora Riding Stables and an indispensable part of the Medora Division of Gold Seal Company, and later, the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation family.
Lyle’s years of service to Medora and TRMF are highlighted by over 2,000 ghost rides in the Medora Musical — a featured scene he made famous by descending a steep butte on horseback, guided only by a spotlight.
After suffering a life-threatening aneurysm in 2010, Lyle dismounted from his Medora Trail Riding horse but his presence in Medora only grew.
For guests to town, Lyle was the iconic presence you saw and felt everywhere — whether he was helping the Boy Scouts raise the colors of our nation, trotting through town atop his horse, Chocolate, or greeting families as they stepped off the escalator at the Medora Musical.
Today, thousands of people, from all corners of the nation, will forever remember him through personal pictures of their kids, their family, with the one and only, the iconic, Cowboy Lyle Glass.
Lyle was also a renowned wildlife photographer and expert on the horses that roam Theodore Roosevelt National Park, previously received […]