Saturday, February 7, 2009

American Indian Music Fest at Casa Grande National Monument, Arizona

Casa Grande National Monument will have its first annual American Indian Music Fest on February 13 – 15, 2009 ~ if you’re in the area, it sounds like it will be a great time!

What is it?
This will be an event celebrating the American Indian culture from prehistoric to modern times. There will be music, dance, storytelling and poetry. American Indian crafters and artisans will be there, as well as the opportunity to taste authentic American Indian foods.

Where is it?
Casa Grande National Monument in Coolidge, Arizona. There wil be parking available across the street at the Safeway, Wal-Mart and Walgreens, with overflow parking available at Shope’s IGA. The City of Coolidge will provide free shuttle service during the event.

When is it?
Friday February 13th through Sunday, February 15th.

  • 12:00pm-5:00pm all three days ~ Performances and concerts

  • 5:30pm – 8:30pm Friday & Saturday ~ Illuminated Casa Grande and evening concerts

  • 9:00am-5:00pm all three days ~ Demonstrations, arts & crafts booths, and traditional food sales

Regular Casa Grande admission ($5 per person over age 16). All America the Beautiful Interagency Passes are accepted.

Travis Terry ~ Akimel O’odham, Flute
Loren Russell ~ Akimel O’odham, Flute & Storyteller
Alex Maldonado ~ Yaqui Tribe, Flute
Gabriel Ayala ~ Yaqui Tribe, Guitar & Flute
R. Carlos Nakai ~ Navajo-Ute, Flute
Michael Graham Allen ~ “Coyote Old Man”, Flute
Scott August ~ Flute
Odel Borg ~ Flute
Randy Granger ~ Flute, Singer, Storyteller, Hang Drum
Navajo Spirit Dancers

Unfortunately we will not be in the Casa Grande area for this event, but think it will be a good time. If you go, let us know ~ we’d love to hear about it!

Have fun!

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