I never used to think about Labor Day weekend much. It has always been a somewhat dreary and unhappy ending to summer vacation. A weekend to begin realizing that the seasons are changing and there really isn’t much anyone can do about it.
My feelings about Labor Day weekend are changing. The Sunday of Labor Day weekend marks the annual Wade Westin Music Festival at the Burning Hills Amphitheater in Medora, ND. Wade was a good friend and brother in Christ. Wade will always be remembered as “Gentleman Wade,” the face of Medora for over a decade. This annual festival celebrates the life of Wade Westin, gives us a chance to remember a dear friend whom we miss, and introduces this beautiful child of God to new friends who never had the opportunity to meet him or hear him on stage.
Each year Good Shepherd is invited to participate in the Wade Westin Music Festival. This year our men’s quartet, Shepherds of Harmony, shared the stage with several members of the Burning Hills Singers and the University of Mary Steel Band. It was a fantastic afternoon of music and community in the middle of the beautiful North Dakota Badlands.
I’m already looking forward to the 2012 Wade Westin Music Festival!
Here are a couple videos of Shepherds of Harmony from the 2011 Wade Westin Music Festival.