Medora Announces Summer Concert Series, First-Ever ND Music Awards Festival

Five unique concerts to be held at the Burning Hills Amphitheatre, plus award-winners from the North Dakota Music Awards to perform downtown.


(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is excited to announce the full lineup for its 2016 Medora Summer Concert Series. Five individual acts and one festival make up this year’s summer concert lineup.


North Dakota Musica Awards Festival — LIVE in Medora
This year’s series of concerts begins on June 18th with the 2016 North Dakota Music Award Festival. Each winner from this year’s North Dakota Music Awards has been invited to play an afternoon-festival on two stages in downtown Medora. Audiences can expect music ranging from country and blues to rock and R&B. Like many festivals, guests are encouraged to bring  their own lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the festivities.

The North Dakota Music Awards Festival is FREE, in downtown Medora.

It is sponsored by the North Dakota Music Awards and URL Radio. See details and a confirmed lists of North Dakota Music Awards Festival performers here.

North Dakota Music Awards Festival


In addition to the North Dakota Music Awards Festival, Medora and the Burning Hills Amphitheatre will play host to five special concerts this summer.



Kat Perkins Live in Medora  |  June 25  –  previously announced
3:30pm MDT before that evening’s Medora Musical
Kat Perkins returns to where it all began for her with new music and a brand-new “Rising Star Camp” for aspiring singers. More about the Kat Perkins concert.

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The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience | July 8
3:30pm MDT before that evening’s Medora Musical

Shaun Johnson is an Emmy-winning singer-songwriter and founder of the Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience. Audiences can expect a high-energy performance featuring odes to Frank Sinatra, covers of movie theme songs such as “Spiderman“, and some original tunes.

shaun johnson big band experience


Six Appeal Vocalband | July 14
7:30pm MDT in lieu of that evening’s that evening’s Medora Musical

Six Appeal Vocal Band is a world-class vocal ensemble infused with impeccable comedic timing, and the energy and vitality of a rock band. Audiences will be treated to a musical journey that spans decades of music – classic oldies, current chart-toppers, and catchy original tunes are all here. And it’s completely a cappella.

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Bismarck Mandan Symphony Orchestra |  August 22  –  previously announced
Featuring Emily Walter, the “Queen of the West“, as guest vocalist

7:30 pm MDT in lieu of that evening’s Medora Musical
See the amazing BMSO on the stage of the Medora Musical, lead by conductor, Beverly Everett, performing an exciting, very special selection just for Medora and the “burning hills”. More details on the BMSO concert here.

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The Highwaymen Live | August 26
3:30pm MDT before that evening’s Medora Musical

The Highwaymen Live are a tribute band to country music’s holy trinity of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson. Honky-tonk music abounds as the Highwaymen Live cover all the classics — “Ring of Fire”, “Rainy Day Woman”, and other fan-favorite, country hits.


Asked about this year’s concert lineup, TRMF marketing and communications director, Justin Fisk, says, “North Dakota has produced some really great artists over the years and we are thrilled to have a few of state’s best, the winners of this year’s North Dakota Music Awards, performing in Medora to help showcase their talent during this festival style concert.

“And with our summer concert line up, we aimed to book some really unique artists that you won’t see anywhere else in the area. Whether it’s a tribute to Johnny Cash or an Emmy Award Winner Big Band Experience, this year’s concert series will be a really fun, unique experience for families to enjoy in Medora.”

Tickets and Information for all of the summer concerts are available now at MEDORA.COM.

Guests can save by pairing their ticket with one for the Medora Musical.


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