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Getting the Word Out

News Coverage

Thursday "Meet & Greet" Social / Open Mic

Opening Ceremony

The Festival Grounds and Guests

The Performers
- Robert Mirabal
- Scott August
- Wind & Fire (Mark Holland & N. Scott Robinson)
- Jan Seiden & Michelle Carlino
- Jonny Lipford
- Randy Granger
- Ed WindDancer
- Billy Whitefox
- Painted Raven
- Mark McGourley
- Timothy J.P. Gomez
- Gareth Laffley
- Sydney Mitchell

Performers on Video

The Vendors & Exhibitors
- Food Vendors
- Flute Makers & Artists
- Performers
- Exhibitors

2013 Artists', Flute Players' and Flute Makers' Competitions
- Artists' Competition
- Flute Makers' Competition
- Flute Players' Competition

Workshops
- Clint & Vera's Flute Playschool

Silent Auction & Raffle

Final Jam & Closing Ceremony

(Click on the thumbnail images below to see an enlarged version.)

Getting the Word Out

City of Melbourne Proclamation Presentation

Melbourne Mayor Kathy Meehan (right) presents the city's proclamation to Native Rhythms co-chair, Milli Washock (left) and Martha Pessaro (center). The Native Rhythms representation team with Melbourne Mayor Kathy Meehan at the city council meeting.
"Brevard Notes" (Brighthouse Cable) Taping 
Joe Crews once again invited us to appear on his "Brevard Notes" cable TV program. This time we got both segments!
Milli Washock, John Ellis, Martha Pessaro, Joe Crews (left to right)
John Ellis played one of his flute to provide an example of the type of music visitors would hear at the festival.
Melbourne Sam's Club Diamond Level Sponsorship Presentation
Larry Cherry presents the Sam's Club Diamond Level sponsorship check to Martha Pessaro and Claire Ellis at a morning employees' meeting.  After the check was presented, we were requested to provide some entertainment. Performing are (left to right) Zeta Gibbs (flute), David Jenkins (hand drum), Martha Pessaro (rattle).
Fall Cultural Arts Festival
The Native Rhythms Festival was represented at the Fall Cultural Arts Festival at the prestigious Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts with a table and a stage performance. This festival is hosted by the Brevard Cultural Alliance. Flute circle members handed out literature, demonstrated flute playing, and answered questions for thousands of visitors. On stage, John Ellis (flute & guitar) and Ken Holt (guitar) performed a variety of songs featuring the Native American flute.
Native Rhythms on I-95 & S.R.528 Billboards
Native Rhythms got great publicity on a number of Clear Channel Outdoors electronic billboards.

Applebee's Mural Honoring Native Rhythms Festival

We were contacted by an agent who were contracted to redecorate the Applebee's restaurant on Palm Bay Road, on the south boundary of Melbourne. The key feature of there work was to be a mural that illustrated major festivals in the Melbourne area. What they came up with prominently featured images of Robert Mirabal and Arvel Bird. A side image shows Robert Mirabal singing and playing a hand drum. 

 

News Coverage

There are usually many community activities going on in Brevard County on Native Rhythms Festival weekend. Florida TODAY publishes a Friday insert called TGIF, which covers the major activities in the county that weekend. For our first four years, we've managed to get an inside article with a brief write-up of Native Rhythms. This year we reached our greatest goal, a cover photo and a major write-up! People notice and having Native Rhythms on the cover of TGIF may help explain the great turnout we saw this year. Thank you Florida TODAY!

Another of our publicity goal was to not only get Native Rhythms listed on the AAA Going Places magazine calendar of events, but to also have an article. For the first time, we also achieved that goal, as the article to the left, complete with the photo of Robert Mirabal, appeared in the November/December issue.
In addition to our major daily newspaper, Florida TODAY, we have a local weekly publication called the Hometown News. There are actually five different editions of our Brevard County's Hometown News: Melbourne, Palm Bay, Suntree/Viera, the Beaches, and North County. We were fortunate to have front page coverage in each edition, each with a photo of a resident of that area of the county. 

[Photos below provided by Native Rhythms Festival's official photographer, Lou Seiler.
Find all of Lou's 2013 NRF photos at full resolution at
  www.louseilerjr.phanfare.com/nrf-2013/, where you may order prints. 
Contact Lou directly at lseiler@cfl.rr.com for permission to republish.
]

 

(Click on the thumbnail images below to see an enlarged version.)

 

Thursday "Meet & Greet" Social / Open Mic

Thursday Evening "Meet & Greet Social"
Thursday Evening Open Mic

 

Opening Ceremony

 

The Festival Grounds & Guests

 

The Performers

Robert Mirabal
Scott August
Wind & Fire (Mark Holland & N. Scott Robinson)
Jan Seiden & Michelle Carlino
Jonny Lipford
Randy Granger
Ed WindDancer
Billy Whitefox
Painted Raven
Mark McGourley
Timothy J.P. Gomez
Gareth Laffley
Sydney Mitchell
Performers on Video

Mark Holland, Scott August, & George Tortorelli
Jamming on Side-Blown
Bamboo Flutes

 


Jonny Lipford & Painted Raven
"Travel in Peace"
Dedicated to Leonard "Lone Crow" McGann

 


Jonny Lipford & Painted Raven
"Valley of Fire"

 


Painted Raven
"Wildflowers"

 


Painted Raven
"The Huron Carol"

 

The Vendors & Exhibitors

Food Vendors
Flute Makers & Artists

We'll Miss You Rex! RIP
Performers
Exhibitors

 

2013 Competitions

Art Competition

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

The Competitors

3rd Place - Regina Stark

2nd Place - Jim Derrenbacker

1st Place - Viola Knudson

The Winners
Flute Makers' Competition

3rd Place

2nd Place

1st Place

2nd Place - Jim Derrenbacker

1st Place - Utah Farris

The Winners
Flute Players' Competition

The Judges

2nd Place

1st Place

3rd Place

The Competitors

3rd Place - Laura Young

2nd Place - Kimberly Kridler

1st Place - Holly Harris

The Winners

 

Workshops

Clint & Vera's Flute Playschool

 

Silent Auction & Raffle

 

Final Jam & Closing Ceremony

 

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