In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the Native Heritage Gathering, Inc., and the Indian River Flute Circle will host a Native American music, arts and crafts festival at the Wickham Park amphitheater, Melbourne, Florida, the weekend of November 7 – 9, 2014.
Admission to the festival is FREE. Musical performances are scheduled throughout each day, with headliner performances starting in the late afternoon through 10pm. Multiple award-winning musicians from all over the United States will be performing throughout the weekend, including a Saturday and Sunday performance by Two-time Grammy Award winning Native American flutist and performer Robert Mirabal. Other headliner performers include Arvel Bird, Scott August, Jonny Lipford, Randy Granger, Michael Brant DeMaria, Dock Green Silverhawk, Ed Wind Dancer, Painted Raven, and Mark McGourley.
This family-friendly festival will also host free workshops that focus on flute playing, history of the instrument, beading, guitar playing, drumming and much more. In addition, over 40 vendors will sell musical instruments, native-style and environmental arts and crafts and food. Presentations by a variety of non-profit and historical preservation groups round out the educational experiences.
The event will be held at Wickham Park, Melbourne, FL. This beautiful wooded park has free admission and ample free parking. The Wickham Park Campground is adjacent to the event area and offers campsites with full hookups as well as rustic sites. Motels and restaurants are close by, and we have arranged for discounted accommodations for event visitors. A full description of the event, including a list of headlining and featured entertainers, performance times, workshop schedules and registration, participating vendors, camping and accommodation specifics can be found at: http://nativerhythmsfestival.com .