Welcome to the sixth annual
Now that our 2014 Native
Rhythms Festival is in our history book
(and going into our on-line scrapbook over the next
weeks), it's time to look forward to 2015. The dates for
the seventh annual, 2015 Native
Rhythms Festival are:
November 7 - 9, 2014
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
brought to you by
River Flute Circle
Heritage Gathering, Inc.
The Indian River Flute Circle and
Native Heritage Gathering, Inc.
proudly present the sixth 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 sixth annual festival will be available here. Please feel
free to browse.
While we transition this website from the 2013
festival to the 2014, 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 2014 logo (with the
dragonfly) replacing our 2013 logo (with the sea turtle). Check
back from time to time as we update our information.
invite you help us get the word out about our festival. Click
here or on the poster image to the left to download a
standard 8 1/2" x 11" PDF page containing our poster (filesize:
975KB). Feel free to make and distribute copies wherever
you think they might be seen by anyone who could be interested.
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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Diamond and Platinum Level Sponsors
We have now opened our 2014 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 2014 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:
especially pleased that the Candlewood Suites will
continue as the festival residence of our featured
performers. The convenience and comfort of this
beautiful facility is only a short drive from the festival
grounds. Check out
the special Candlewood Suites festival rates on our Lodging/Camping
Page. The wonderful folks at the Candlewood Suites
have been good friends to Native
Rhythms! Let them know that their support is
Please remember to mention the event
code "NRF" when you make your
reservations at the Candlewood Suites to get our event
discount rates and ensure we get credit for your
Want to join the Native Rhythms Festival
If you know businesses or individuals who might like
to offer their financial support for Native
Rhythms, we hereby deputize you to round
them up as event sponsors. No rewards, other than the
satisfaction of knowing you have helped make this year's
festival a success, which will bear directly on our
ability to offer a '15 Native
here to download the sponsor letter and
agreement in Word format.
here to download the sponsor letter and
agreement in PDF format.
2014 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, our
"headline" performers include GRAMMY, NAMMY (Native
American Music Award), and IZZY (Indian Summer Music Award)
winners and nominees. They are supported by outstanding "featured"
performers to fill out our on-stage program.
Find photos, CD offerings, and
performer biographic information for all of our performers on our Performers Page,
or click on the individual performer's photo or name below to go
directly to their bio.
Master of Ceremonies
NEWS -- NEWS
'14 NRF headline performer Jonny
Lipford has announced the launch of his new
CD, Fields of Harmony. Jonny says of
his CD: "This is a project that I've been
honored to collaborate with Robin Burk on. Her
delicate and thoughtful patterns with the #handpan
have added such life to the album."
Preorders will ship on or before
April 30. Click on the image of the CD cover to go
to Jonny's site and place your order.
Mesa Music is proud to announce that Hidden
August's latest release, received the award
for Best Native American Album at the
10th Annual Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) Music Awards
ceremony on May 17th, 2014.
The ZMR awards are voted on by panel of
international Broadcasters (Show Hosts) who have
reported their Top 20 Playlists to ZMR between
December 2012 and November 2013. The competition for
this year's Best Native American Album
award was very strong. This year's nominees were
Scott August, Douglas Blue Feather, Ann Licater,
Randy Granger and R. Carlos Nakai. Scott's Lost
Canyons also won a ZMR Award for Best
Native American Album in 2009.
always proud when our performers choose Native
Rhythms to release their new albums. This
Raven honors us with their release
The trio is excited to announce that
they will be celebrating the release of their
first CD together titled "Wildflowers"
at the Native Rhythms Festival this year.
J.P. Gomez, winner of our 2012 Native
Rhythms Festival flute players
competition and featured performer again this year,
on the release of his first CD,
Be sure to stop by to congratulate him and pick
up your copy of his new CD.
Check back from time to time and see what else is happening with
those associated with this year's festival.
The Native Rhythms
Festival is a true family-friendly event. No use of
alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs will be tolerated. The use
of profane or abusive language is unwelcome. Abusers of these
rules will be asked to leave the grounds.
Directly Help Us?
||If you are
interested in helping us meet the huge financial
challenge of putting on Native Rhythms again this year,
click on the PayPal donation button to the left (or on
the main menu of any of our site's web pages) and get
the full details on how you can make a tax deductible
donation to our sponsoring organization, Native Heritage
Gatherings, Inc. Your donation will only be used to help
cover the expenses of the event and will not go to
anybody associated with putting on this event. Donations
may be in any amount, as little or as much as you'd like
to give. Every little bit helps, and we truly appreciate
When you donate, make a note to let us know if you'd
like us to send you a letter acknowledging your donation
for your tax records.
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