Festival Fever: American Indian Pow Wow @ Gardner’s Ice Cream & Coffee Shoppe, 8/14-15/10

Joanne Shenandoah

Joanne Shenandoah

The fifth annual Rock, Rattle & Drum American Indian Pow Wow and Spirit on the Mountain Music Festival comes to Stephentown this weekend.

If you don’t know Gardner’s Ice Cream and Coffee Shoppe, you might think it an odd place for a music fest, but there at the corner of Routes 22 & 43 in Stephentown, you’ll find 600 beautiful acres of festival space.

You’ll also find some great music – including Grammy Award-winners Joanne Shenandoah and flutist Joseph FireCrow. Rock, Rattle & Drum’s special guest of honor and co-emcee is Golden Globe Award-winning actress and singer Irene Bedard, is best known for her film roles in “Smoke Signals” and “Lakota Woman,” as well as the voice of Disney’s “Pocahontas.”

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In addition, there will be authentic American Indian dancing, drumming, arts, crafts and demonstrations.

Admission is just $7 per day; seniors and youths ages 11-17 $5; children 10 and under free. Parking is free, too. And onsite camping is available for $25.

Here’s the schedule:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14
10am: Gates open
10:30am: Storytelling
11am: Native American Flute
11:30am: Wolf Cry Singers
12noon: Jim Merkel – Key Note Speaker
12:30pm: Jerry “Thundercloud” McDonald and Jeannie McDonald, Eagle Dance
1pm: Grand Entry Pow Wow – Intertribal Dancing
3pm: Wolf Cry Singers
3:30pm: Irene Bedard and Deni Wilson
4pm: Pow Wow – Intertribal Dancing
5:30pm: Retire Colors
6pm: Irene Bedard and Deni Wilson
6:30pm: Joseph FireCrow
7pm: Joanne Shenandoah

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15
10am: Gates open
11am: Storytelling
11:30am: Wolf Cry Singers
12noon: Joseph FireCrow – Native American Flute
12:30pm: Jerry “Thundercloud” McDonald and Jeannie McDonald, Eagle Dance
1pm: Grand Entry Pow Wow – Intertribal Dancing
3pm: The Good Road Blessing for Health & Harmony for Families and Children with Irene Bedard and Deni Wilson
3:30pm: Joanne Shenandoah
4pm: Pow Wow – Intertribal Dancing
5:30pm: Retire Colors with Joseph FireCrow – Native American Flute

PREVIOUS FESTIVAL FEVER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The Solid Sound Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass., 8/13-15
Phoenicia Festival of the Voice @ various locations, Phoenicia, 8/13-15 FREE
Adirondack Homegrown Music Festival @ Shepard Park, Lake George 8/14 FREE
Canalfest @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction, 8/14-15 FREE
moe.down @ Gelston Castle Estate, Mohawk, 9/3-5
Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/18-19 FREE

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One Response to “Festival Fever: American Indian Pow Wow @ Gardner’s Ice Cream & Coffee Shoppe, 8/14-15/10”

  1. LiLi says:

    I saw Jerry “Thundercloud” McDonald sing & dance at Kanatsiohareke (http://www.mohawkcommunity.com/) years ago when he was just starting out. At the time, I bought his CD and talked to him at length about his music. He said he had previously been in a band, and they had made a few tapes, but those were back home at his house in Canada. Luckily, Tim was working in Canada at the time, so he went there and got them for me. From what I see on the internet now about McDonald, he’s become a sensation, so perhaps those tapes will be worth something someday. It would be interesting to see how he’s grown since I first met him 15 years ago. Hopefully, we’ll get to go. Thanks for telling us about it!

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