Six Nations Council is hosting a free community concert celebrating the 2015 Pan Am Games on Friday July 24th, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, at Chiefswood Park. This is on the eve of one of Canada’s biggest Pow Wow’s — the Grand River “Champion of Champions” Pow Wow — which is now in its 36th year.
From traditional songs and dances to bluegrass, country and blues; some of the best of Six Nations musicians will come together to share their voices for one night only. This is a great evening to bring the whole family out, hang by the river and listen to some home grown talent.
This fabulous talent line-up will be hosted by the award-winning singer/songwriter/ actress from the Aboriginal People’s Television Network’s, ‘Blackstone’, Cheri Maracle. The evening kicks off with the social dances of the Haudenosaunee Dancers, led by Christina Bomberry. Also performing is: Bootleg Bluegrass (formerly known as Stone Ridge Bluegrass), Lacey Hill will perform a short solo set on guitar, and Randy Miller of the Healers.
Headlining the show are three of Six Nations most talented musicians. Country singer and vocal powerhouse Rebecca Miller, JUNO Award Winner Murray Porter and the Pappy Johns Band will be sure to get you up out of your seat and celebrating rez life.
Special seating is reserved for Elders. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs. At the park there will also be a number of Pow Wow food and craft vendors set up down the hill for you check out.