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Welcome to the tenth annual
Native Rhythms Festival


Our website is undergoing transition from the information for last year's festival to that for 2018. As pages are updated, the logo in the upper left hand corner will be changed from the 2017 logo (dolphin) to the 2018 logo (red-tail hawk). Eventually, all pages will be updated, so check back often.

November 9 - 11, 2018
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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 tenth 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 ninth annual festival will be available here. Please feel free to browse.

While we transition this website from the 2017 festival to the 2018, 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 2018 logo (with the red-tail hawk, as on this page) replacing our 2017 logo (with the dolphin). Check back from time to time as we update our information.

We invite you help us get the word out about our festival. Click here or on the poster image above to download a standard 8 1/2" x 11" PDF page containing our poster (filesize: 873 KB). Feel free to make and distribute copies wherever you think they might be seen by anyone who could be interested in joining us here in Melbourne.

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 4000 "likes" by 2018 festival time!]

Our Diamond and Platinum Level Sponsors

We have now opened our 2018 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 most 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 2018 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:

Diamond Level Sponsors

Brevard County 
    Space Coast Office of Tourism - 

Community Marketing Program

Melbourne All Suites Inn

Northrop Grumman Corporation


Platinum Level Sponsors


Brevard Cultural Alliance

Creative Sound & Media Productions

Bruce Iwinski

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)


StoreSmart Self-Storage

2018 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 Performers Page, or click on the individual performer's photo or name below to go directly to their bio.

[If your browser is configured to support Javascript and Adobe Flash is enabled, you can enjoy examples of some of our performers' music by clicking on the little control panel directly under their names.]

Arvel Bird
Randy Granger
Shelley Morningsong & Fabian Fontenelle
Painted Raven
Dock Green Silverhawk
Ed WindDancer

"Becoming the Feather" - An American Indian Cultural Experience
Billy Whitefox

2017 Flute Players' Competition Winner

Deb Almy

2018 Master of Ceremonies

Randy Granger


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