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Welcome to the eleventh annual
Native Rhythms Festival


Our website is undergoing transition from the information for last year's festival to that for 2019. As pages are updated, the logo in the upper left hand corner will be changed from the 2018 logo (red-tail hawk) to the 2019 logo (Florida panther). Eventually, all pages will be updated, so check back often.

November 8 - 10, 2019
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 eleventh 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 eleventh annual festival will be available here. Please feel free to browse.

While we transition this website from the 2018 festival to the 2019 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 2019 logo (with the Florida panther, as on this page) replacing our 2018 logo (with the red-tail hawk). 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: 1.7 MB). 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 4500 "likes" by 2019 festival time!]

Our Diamond and Platinum Level Sponsors

We have now opened our 2019 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 2019 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:

Platinum Level Sponsors


Brevard Cultural Alliance

Sam's Club


StoreSmart Self-Storage

2019 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.

Randy Granger Shelley Morningsong & Fabian Fontenelle
Billy Whitefox Hawk Henries
Jonny Lipford Dock Green Silverhawk
Ed WindDancer
An American Indian Cultural Experience
Painted Raven

2018 Paula Ellis Memorial Flute Players' Competition Winner

Jamie Empert

2019 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.