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Welcome to the fourteenth annual
Native Rhythms Festival

November 11 - 13, 2022
coming to you live from
Wickham Park
Melbourne, Florida

brought to you by

Indian River Flute Circle Native Heritage Gathering, Inc.

The Indian River Flute Circle and Native Heritage Gathering, Inc. proudly present the fourteenth 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 fourteenth annual festival will be available here. Please feel free to browse.



2023 Festival Dates Set!!!

Contracts have been signed with Wickham Park, so we can announce that our 15th annual Native Rhythms Festival will return to our home in the park on November 10-12, 2023.  Our team is already hard at work starting to put all of the elements of this year's festival together, so stand by. As news becomes available, we'll make announcements on our Facebook page and include them in updates to our website here.


 While we transition this website from the 2021 festival to the 2022 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 2022 logo (with the red wolf, as on this page) replacing our 2021 logo (with the rising Phoenix). Check back from time to time as we update our information. 

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: 379 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 11-13.

This website is a living entity that will grow throughout the process of planning this year's festival. Native Rhythms Festival has a presence in the Facebook community! Click here to join our fans and keep up with all announcements regarding this year's festival. 

["Like" Native Rhythms Festival on Facebook and help us get to 6000 "likes" by 2022 festival time!]

Background on This Year's Theme and Logo

Painted Raven's Annette Abbondanza introduces this year's theme and logo.


Our Diamond and Platinum Level Sponsors

We will soon open our 2022 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 home page. Find all of our 2022 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:

2022 Diamond Level Sponsors

Space Coast Office of Tourism/Brevard Cultural Alliance


Community Foundation for Brevard
     and the Barbara Wells Family Foundation

FDCA - Culture Builds Florida

Sandy Michelson
West Melbourne, FL

Southeastern Cherokee Council, Inc. (SeCCI)
Joyce Bugaiski

2022 Platinum Level Sponsors

Candlewood Suites
2930 Pineda Causeway
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone 321-821-9009

Northrop Grumman Corporation


Red Wolf Coalition
I. Cornelia Hutt, Board Chair
Kim Wheeler, Executive Director
PO Box 96
Columbia, NC 27925


Glenna Resnikoff
Flemington, NJ  08822

Rich Curlis Rentals

3650 Bobbi Lane, Unit #103
Titusville, FL 32980

South Arts
1800 Peachtree Street NW Suite 808
Atlanta, GA 30309

Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts


StoreSmart Self-Storage


Tom Welch & Susan Grandy
Jacksonville, FL

2022 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. 

Find photos, CD offerings, and performer biographic information for our performers on our Backstage Pass Page, or click on the individual performer's photo or name below to go directly to their bio.

Shelley Morningsong & Fabian Fontenelle Rona Yellow Robe
Randy Granger Lowery Begay
Dock Green Silverhawk Billy Whitefox

Painted Raven


Ed WindDancer
featuring The Red Boys Singers
Cultural Program
Jim Sawgrass & Martin Olvera
East Meets West

2021 Paula Ellis Memorial Flute Players' Competition Winner

David Reeves

2022 Masters of Ceremonies

Randy Granger                              Lowery Begay



Check back from time to time and see what is happening with those associated with this year's festival.