Events & Programs
- 2016 - 17 Programs & Events
- Native American Dance & Music Festival
- Breaking Bread - Building Bridges
- Canandaigua Treaty Event
- Path Through History
- Beaded Strawberry Workshop
- Identity Through Animal Tracking Workshop
- Native Games, Stories, Music & Campfire with John Stokes
- Charlie's Old Goat Run
- Gifts of the Haudenosaunee
- Native American Winter Arts Show
- Native American Winter Games & Sports
- Seneca Art & Culture Center
- Iroquois White Corn Project
Native American Dance & Music Festival
25th Annual - Native American Dance & Music Festival
July 23 & 24, 2016 - 10am - 6pm
Celebrate the 25th annual Native American Dance & Music Festival, Saturday-Sunday, July 23-24, 2016, 10am - 6pm. Nowhere else in the area can you experience the incredible diversity of our living Native American culture.
Featured performers are singer-songwriter Darryl Tonemah, (Kiowa/Comanche/Tuscarora) with his band, and the Zuni Olla Maidens.
Performance Tent - 4 pm
Tonemah is a singer/songwriter whose performances combine the energy of rock, the intelligence of folk and the heart of country, to create a musical niche he calls, “Native Americana.” Influenced by the Eagles, Steve Earle, Dave Matthews and James Taylor. Tonemah retains a deep connection with his roots and a gift for intimate storytelling that has become his trademark.
Performance Tent - 2 pm
The Zuni Olla Maidens are a group of women who travel throughout the U.S. and Canada promoting the beauty and culture of the women of Zuni. When the Zuni Olla Maidens are dressed to dance — each member of the group has a piece of pottery resting on her head as she performs. The Zuni Olla Maidens first formed 88 years ago, and various incarnations have continued on since.
Performance Tent - 12:30 pm (45 min)
You’ll also find our ever-popular Iroquois Social Dancers, fascinating Native American Arts Market, Native foods, Iroquois storytelling, free admission to the Seneca Art & Culture Center, guided trail, center and longhouse tours, and much more. Don’t miss new "hands-on" fun in the Family Discovery Tent.
Adult - $12 general public/$8 members
Seniors - $10 general public/$6 members
Students - 18 and older, $7 general public/$3 members
Children - 3 - 17 yrs, $5 general public/$2 members
2 and under - Free
Tickets available day of event
Event made possible in part by funds from the NYS Council on the Arts
Parking information: Free parking and shuttle service is available from 10:00 am - 6:30 pm at Victor Fireman's Field located off Maple Ave. (Rt 444) in Victor, NY. (Just past the railroad tracks on the right, from Rt 96, across from St. Patrick's Church)
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