Welcome to the fifteenth annual
Native Rhythms Festival
November 10 - 12, 2023
coming to you live from
brought to you by
River Flute Circle
Heritage Gathering, Inc.
The Indian River Flute Circle and Native Heritage Gathering, Inc.
proudly present the fifteenth annual gathering of the Native
Rhythms Festival. This three day festival during Native
American Heritage Month honors the culture of the indigenous
peoples of the Americas through music, and especially the music
of the Native American Flute.
Welcome to the cyberhome of the Native
Rhythms Festival. All available information regarding
our fifteenth annual festival will be available here. Please feel
free to browse.
website is undergoing transition from the information
for last year's festival to that for 2023. As pages are
updated, the logo in the upper left hand corner will be
changed from the 2022 logo (red wolf) to the 2023 logo
back from time to time as we update our information when new
information is available for release.
While we transition this website from the
2022 festival to the 2023 festival, you will find pages from both years'
events. You can tell when a page has been updated to this year's
information by the presence of our 2023 logo (with the buffalo, as on this page) replacing our
2022 logo (with the red wolf).
We invite you to help us get the word out about our festival.
Click here or on the poster image to the left to access an 8
1/2" x 11" PDF file containing our mini-poster (filesize:
720 KB). Feel free to make and distribute copies wherever
you think they might be seen by anyone who could be interested
in joining us in Wickham Park in Melbourne on November 10-12.
This website is a living entity that will grow throughout the process of planning this year's
festival to keep you informed with our latest information.
Native Rhythms Festival
has a presence in the Facebook community! Click
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on This Year's Theme and Logo
Painted Raven's Annette Abbondanza, creator of this year's logo,
introduces this year's theme
Diamond and Platinum Level Sponsors
We will soon open our 2023 sponsorship drive and
welcome all who wish to provide direct support for this event by
becoming a Native Rhythms Festival
sponsor. We offer a five level sponsorship program that puts Native
Rhythms Festival sponsorship within the reach of almost
all budgets. Those who participate at the highest levels, our
Diamond and Platinum Sponsors, will be prominently featured here on our
event homepage. Find all of our 2023 sponsors
listed on our Sponsors Page.
We are grateful to all of the organizations and individuals whose
support makes this event possible, but we
give a special recognition here on our homepage to our Diamond
and Platinum Level Sponsors:
2023 Diamond Level Sponsors
James Edward Hudock Trust Fund
thanks to David Clay and Associates
West Melbourne, FL
2023 Platinum Level Sponsors
2023 Headline Performers
Festival weekend will feature a continuous flow of
top flight entertainment coming from the amphitheater stage. We
are proud to present our program of headline performers. As in the past,
these performers include GRAMMY, "NAMMY" (Native
American Music Award), and ISMA (Indian Summer Music Award)
winners and nominees.
Use your virtual backstage pass to find photos, CD offerings, and
performer biographic information for our performers on our Backstage
or click on the individual performer's photo or name below to go
directly to their bio.
NEWS -- NEWS
Check back from time to time and see what is happening with
those associated with this year's festival.
Burns, well known historical documentarian, is currently
working on his latest project, a biography of the
American bison, the buffalo. This documentary will
provide 4 hours over two nights on the history of the buffalo,
this year's Native Rhythms Festival theme. The program is planned to premier on PBS on
October 16 & 17, 2023. We have learned that the
music editors and producers of this project have
licensed music from six of our Randy Granger's original
songs for the film. Congratulations, Randy!
For more about this upcoming film, visit https://kenburns.com/films/the-american-buffalo/.