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Welcome to the thirteenth annual
Native Rhythms Festival

November 12 - 14, 2021
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 thirteenth 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 thirteenth annual festival will be available here. Please feel free to browse.

While we transition this website from the 2020 virtual festival to the 2021 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 2021 logo (with the rising Phoenix, as on this page) replacing our 2020 logo (with the rearing horse). 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: 1.17 MB). 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 12-14.

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. 

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Our Diamond and Platinum Level Sponsors

We have now opened our 2021 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 2021 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:

2021 Diamond Level Sponsors


Brevard County Tourist Development Council/Brevard Cultural Alliance


Community Foundation for Brevard
     and the Frank and Alice Arguimbau Charitable Fund

FDCA - Culture Builds Florida

2021 Platinum Level Sponsors

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

Fun Spot America Theme Parks
5700 Fun Spot Way
Orlando, FL 32819
407-363-3867 X115
2850 Florida Plaza Blvd
Kissimmee, FL 34746
(next to Old Town)

Northrop Grumman Corporation


Sandy Michelson
West Melbourne, FL

Glenna Resnikoff
Flemington, NJ  08822

Rich Curlis Rentals

3650 Bobbi Lane, Unit #103
Titusville, FL 32980


StoreSmart Self-Storage


Tom Welch & Susan Grandy
Jacksonville, FL

2021 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 Randy Granger
Lowery Begay Billy Whitefox
Dock Green Silverhawk Painted Raven
Gareth Johnny Kee

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

2019 Paula Ellis Memorial Flute Players' Competition Winner

Pete Conde

2021 Master of Ceremonies

Randy Granger

NRF 2020 In Review

Our 2020 Virtual Native Rhythms Festival is now history. But all of the videos we created to put together our first ever virtual festival are still available on our 2020 Scrapbook webpage. You can view each day's complete video in embedded viewers here, along with individual performer videos and backstage pass interviews, our Space Coast Government TV (SCGTV) "highlights reel" and participants in our Virtual Vendor Village. View any of these videos directly on that page, or click on the YouTube logo at the bottom of the videos to watch it on YouTube, and expand it to full screen.



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

Attention Campers

June 18, 2021 - We just confirmed that the Wickham Park campground is fully booked for festival weekend. If you are looking for camping at the park, check with them beginning in the early fall. Some of our "snowbirds" who reserve blocks of time a year in advance sometimes decide to delay their arrivals until later and free up slots around our festival weekend.