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Welcome to the sixteenth annual
Native Rhythms Festival

November 8 - 10, 2024
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 sixteenth 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 sixteenth annual festival will be available here. Please feel free to browse.



Our website is undergoing transition from the information for last year's festival to that for 2024. As pages are updated, the logo in the upper left hand corner will be changed from the 2023 logo (buffalo) to the 2024 logo (Sandhill crane). 

Check back from time to time as we update our information when new information is available for release.


While we transition this website from the 2023 festival to the 2024 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 2024 logo (with the sandhill crane, as on this page) replacing our 2023 logo (with the buffalo).

This website is a living entity that will grow throughout the process of planning this year's festival to keep you informed with our latest information. 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 6500 "likes" by 2024 festival time!]

Background on This Year's Theme and Logo

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


Our Diamond and Platinum Level Sponsors

We will soon open our 2024 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 homepage. Find all of our 2024 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:

2024 Diamond Level Sponsors

Space Coast Office of Tourism

FDCA - Florida Division of Arts and Culture

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

James Edward Hudock Trust Fund
   thanks to David Clay and Associates

Sandy Michelson
West Melbourne, FL


Susan Grandy & Tom Welch 
Jacksonville, FL

2024 Platinum Level Sponsors


Want to join the Native Rhythms Festival team?

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 '24 Native Rhythms.

Click here to download the invitation to sponsor letter and agreement in Word format.
Click here to download the sponsor letter and agreement in PDF format.



2024 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. 

Use your virtual backstage pass to find photos, CD offerings, and 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.

Our 2024 headline performers will be posted here as we confirm their appearance. Announcements will also be made on our Facebook page. For now, here are our confirmed 2024 performers.

More 2024 Performer Announcements Coming Soon
Shelley Morningsong & Fabian Fontenelle Billy Whitefox

Jonny Lipford Lowery Begay

Painted Raven



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

Please send questions or comments regarding this website to webmaster@nativerhythmsfestival.com.