Live at the Lake jump-starts summer lineup on May 28

The Live at the Lake concert series is kicking off the summer in a big way.

The free concert lineup that normally take place on Saturday nights at Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park Amusement Park is actually starting this year on a Sunday over Memorial Day weekend. At 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28, Brulé will take the stage.

This will be the award-winning Native American music group’s first time performing in Arnolds Park.

“A group of people from Sioux Falls had seen them perform up there and thought it would be a good fit for something new at the Park,” said Paul Plumb, the marketing director with Arnolds Park Amusement Park. “We are excited to give the public a new genre of music that we have not had here before.”

And what a way to start.

Brulé was founded by Paul LaRoche and the group “is best known for thrilling audiences with a mergence of cultural rock and theatrical instrumentations. Now in their 20th season, their national performances carry the same contagious excitement as Trans Siberian Orchestra, Celtic Thunder, and Riverdance — but with the emotional impact of the American Indian culture,” according to the group’s bio.

Brulé has released 21 albums and is one of the top-selling Native American rock music groups with more than 1 million albums sold worldwide. They’ve performed all over the U.S. and “has been named ‘Group of the Year’ five times by the prestigious Native American Music Awards, earning seven NAMMYs since 2002.”

Their new take on contemporary Native American music features both a rock band as well as dancers to bring the music to life in a different way.

“Brulé has pushed the boundaries of contemporary Native American rhythms and classic rock in their genre-blending selections. Their electrifying show consists of a five-piece rock ensemble augmented with an array of traditional Native American instrumentation,” the group’s bio reads. “Paired with the stunning steps of one of the top Native American dance troupes, their authenticity brings a multidimensional art form to this cultural rock opera.”

Plumb is excited to be giving attendees a taste of an experience they might never have had before.

“They have packed the venues when playing other places like our venue. From what I have seen online it is a very active and very entertaining show,” Plumb said.