Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow

Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow

Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow

Arvel Bird, a Nammy Award Winner Native American violinist, flute player, singer and storyteller, will appear at the Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow.

Arvel Bird, a Nammy Award Winner Native American violinist, flute player, singer and storyteller, will appear at the Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow.

It’s Pow Wow time again! After nine years of celebratory dance, song, and drumming, this year’s ninth annual Rock, Rattle andDrum Pow Wow will explode in another weekend of American Indian music, dance, education, entertainment, arts and crafts vendors and cultural festivities fun for the whole family!

Slated for Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10, it will be held at the Adams Agricultural Fairgrounds in Adams, Mass. Tickets are available at the gate: $8 for adults; $5 for seniors 65+ and youth 11 to 17; children 10 and under free. Tickets are also available in advance at healingwinds.net or call 413-443-2481 for a list of ticket outlets.

Pow wows are gatherings that Native American people use as a place to meet, dance, sing, renew, strengthen and share their rich culture. Our Pow Wow features authentic American Indian dancing, drumming, and tribal regalia. Native Americans ranging in age from toddlers to elders will dance in several different styles including fancy, traditional, grass and jingle dress wearing traditional and contemporary regalia. Drum groups provide vocal and rhythmic accompaniment for the dancers. American Indian storytellers will share old native stories with the young and young at heart. American Indian vendors will sell native made arts and crafts such as native beadwork, quill work and silver. Traditional native foods such as Indian fry bread, Indian corn soup and buffalo will be available for purchase. Everyone native and non-native is welcome. Veterans will be honored during the Grand Entry on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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