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Musical Echoes Native American Flute & Art Festival
April 22 - April 24Free
Musical Echoes Flute Festival returns to the FWB Landing, 139 Brooks St., Fort Walton Beach after a two-year hiatus due to Covid 19. This much missed festival will take place on Friday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 24th beginning at 9am each day. Join us as we once again celebrate Native American culture, art, and music. Admission is free! This is a non-alcoholic event for the entire family.
Experience the unique sounds of the Native American flute as it is brought to life by our talented musicians. The festival features solo performers and full bands with live music from the stage during the entire festival. Dancers offer colorful, rhythmic traditional dances and they share the meaning of each dance offering us a rare experience. Flute makers selling their handcrafted flutes will collaborate with you to find your perfect flute! They’ll provide a few tips on playing as well. Visit art and craft vendors as they share their custom jewelry, baskets, leather work, and more. Traditional Native American fry bread and other delicious festival food add to the fun. Visit the silent auction and raffles at the main tent. Purchase the annual festival t-shirt featuring the butterfly, this year’s totem. Totem image created by artist Kenneth Maines, Tshirtfactoryfwb.com.
Internationally acclaimed authentic Native American musicians and dancers are part of the festival line up including Nation of Change Native American Dancers, Jonny Lipford, and award-winning Shelley Morning Song, to name a few. See the full lineup on our Facebook page. A Torchlight Ceremony takes place Saturday at 6pm featuring the Thunderbird Honor Guard and Poarch Creek Indian Traditional Dancers. Visit www.musicalechoes.org for the complete schedule. We invite you to explore the festival grounds and meet the vendors, musicians, and friends. Live music continues during the entire festival.
Musical Echoes Flute Festival Inc. is a nonprofit 501c3 charitable organization run by a group of dedicated volunteers. The festival relies on funding through sponsorships and donations. Be a part of the festival by contributing, contact us at www.musicalechoes.org. Your support and participation are needed and appreciated. We are always looking for more volunteers, see one of our committee members for more information. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MusicalEchoes.
Musical Echoes is co-presented by Musical Echoes Flute Festival Inc., The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Fort Walton Beach with special thanks to Ocean City Bingo for their sponsorship. For more information, call 850-685-4428 or email Tisha at email@example.com.