Wednesday, February 03, 2010

What a weekend!

Saturday and Sunday were the days of the 2nd Annual American Indian Music Fest at Casa Grande Ruins National Monuments. All of the regular volunteers, all of the staff and a lot of other folks worked to make the festival a success. Nine individuals and groups provided the entertainment. Most of them were Native American Flute players. Some were storytellers. There also were two traditional dance groups and one classical guitar player. Though we are really into Indian music, we really enjoyed the performances and were glad to help make the event successful. Somewhere over 4500 people visited the Ruins over the weekend--most to hear the music. They really got their money's worth--$5 or a Senior or Annual Pass. Where else could you listen to music from 11 am to 8 pm on Saturday and 11am to 5 pm on Sunday? What a deal! Here is a slide show of some scenes from the main stage area. Click on the photo, then on "slideshow" in the upper left corner.

Music Fest Entertainment

In addition to the entertainment, there were many vendors of handmade music instruments, jewelry and carvings. A local tribal group and a family sold Indian tacos and natural desert foods were also available for sale. Here is a slide show of the vendors. Again, click on the photo, then on "slideshow."

Music Fest Vendors


  1. I'd be interested to see the native desert foods.

  2. What a nice occasion. I almost forgot that not everyone is fighting the cold weather of Winter. Our Winter has been relatively tame compared with the unusually cold and snowy weather of the East Coast of the US.