The Aldo Leopold Foundation is thrilled to be welcoming explorer, filmmaker, and musician Les Stroud to Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells on Friday, June 23 at 7:00pm. Advance tickets are now on sale. Best known as the award- winning creator, producer, and star of the hit TV series “Survivorman,” Stroud is also an accomplished guitar and blues harmonica player who uses his music to connect listeners to the natural world. Stroud shared his connection to Leopold and a land ethic in a recent interview with foundation staff.
The Survivorman Live performance is a part of the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s second biennial Building a Land Ethic Conference, which focuses on learning and sharing in a thinking community. The conference is supported in part by a grant from the Sauk County UW Extension Arts & Culture Committee, Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Admission to the Survivorman performance is included with conference registration, and individual general admission tickets are available for sale to the public for $20 plus tax.
The Survivorman Live performance is made possible through the generosity of Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells, who are donating the venue so that all proceeds from public ticket sales can support the Aldo Leopold Foundation in its work to foster care for people, land, and communities through Leopold’s legacy. “We are very excited to be partnering with Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells for this event,” said the foundation’s Director of Education Jennifer Kobylecky. “This allows us to not only bring a high-caliber act to Baraboo, but also to share the work of our organization with a wider audience.”
David Abangan, Public Relations Manager at Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells, agrees. “We are happy to partner with the Aldo Leopold Foundation to bring this unique performance to the Baraboo area and to share our Ho Chunk culture with the conference and concert attendees.” A native arts marketplace featuring Ho-Chunk artisans will be available to browse before and after the show, and the Ho-Chunk dance group 1866 will perform as the opening act to Stroud’s performance.