Arts & Culture

Artpark announces new Strawberry Moon Festival

Featuring SAM ROBERTS BAND, A TRIBE CALLED RED,

ALAN DOYLE, and THUNDERHEAD JOE & THE MEDICINE SHOW

June 22 in the Artpark Amphitheater

A celebration of Native culture and tradition featuring indigenous art, food, dance, story-telling, workshops and more.

Artpark will present a new music festival that celebrates the beginning of a new season and the unification of communities through music, dance and art; the Strawberry Moon Festival will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 3pm-11pm in the Artpark Amphitheater. As part of Coors Light Concerts at Artpark, the Festival features three popular Canadian music acts: Sam Roberts Band; Indigenous DJ collective A Tribe Called Red; and singer-songwriter Alan Doyle (formerly of Great Big Sea). Native American musician and former drummer of successful band “Redbone”, Thunderhead Joe & The Medicine Show, will also perform. General Admission tickets are $28 and go on sale Friday April 5 at 10am.

In addition to the live music on the Amphitheater stage, Artpark is collaborating with Kakekalanicks Indigenous Arts & Consultancy, Native community leaders and Elders Allan Jamieson, Sr. Cayuga Nation and Neil Patterson, Sr. Tuscarora Nation to create a Native American Celebration. Ongoing throughout the afternoon, the Celebration will include indigenous art, food, dance, story-telling, hands on creative workshops, a mesmerizing Smoke Dance Competition and more experiences for all ages.

After Artpark first hosted Indigenous powwows and performing arts programs some 40+ years ago, Artpark invites communities of Western New York and Canada to join together for a day of re-awakening and celebrating neighbors and the many people that share this land under the same sky.

The festival will also feature an Artpark Bridges program with performers from Empower, People Inc. and other members of the WNY community led in a special performance by percussionists Cyro Baptista, Griffin Brady in collaboration with the Native community and all festival participants in the spirit of peace, unity, inclusion and friendship.

Tickets go on sale April 5 at 10am. The $28 ticket price includes Facility Fee; additional fees apply for online and phone orders. Tickets can be purchased online at artpark.net, tickets.com, by phone at 1-888-223-6000, or in person at the Artpark Box Office (Monday-Friday 10am-4pm).

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