Cultural Performances Program

Saturday & Sunday, March 7 & 8

Visit our Cultural Performers Bio page to learn more about the artists.

Amphitheater Stage

Master of Ceremonies -Dennis Bowen, Sr. (Seneca)
Sound Engineer - William Eaton, Wisdom Tree Music
Northern Drum - Thunder Springs led by Lamon Barehand(Hopi/Pima)
Arena Director - Eric Manuelito (Diné)


11:00 a.m.     Opening Ceremony
Presentation of the Colors: First Nations Warrior Society, Mike Smith (Diné), President
                        Native American Flag Song: Thunder Springs Northern Drum Group
                        Blessing: Miss Indian Arizona, Audriana Mitchell (Navajo)
                        Remarks: Anna Flynn, 2020 Chair and David M. Roche, Dickey Family Director & CEO, Heard Museum

12:00 p.m.     The Thunder Boy Dance Group (Hopi Butterfly Dancers)

1:00 p.m.       Tony Duncan (Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa)

2:00 p.m.       Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers

3:00 p.m.       The Women Dance, Beautifully - led by Doreen Duncan (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara)

3:50 p.m.       SUNDAY ONLY Closing Ceremony


Courtyard Stage

Performances sponsored by Canyon Records.


11:30 a.m.     Kenneth Shirley (Diné), pow-wow style dances

12:00 p.m.     Xavier Yxayotl (Huichol), Mayan and Aztec-style flutes

12:30 p.m.     Tony Duncan (Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa), Native American flute, and Darrin Yazzie (Navajo), guitar

1:00 p.m.        Aaron White (Navajo-Ute), Native American flute

1:30 p.m.       Kenneth Shirley (Diné), pow-wow style dances

2:00 p.m.       Jay Begaye (Diné), traditional singer, and Jonah Littlesunday (Navajo), Native American flute and guitar

Steele Auditorium

Young Warriors Storytelling and Crafts with Violet Duncan (Plains Cree and Taíno)

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.          Animal Mask Making

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.                       Big Show: Trickster Stories, Pow Wow Dancing & Sing Alongs

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.                          Animal Mask Making

Photo Booth/Selfie Station: Large Poster Background to Share a Photo on Social Media with Hashtags: #HeardIndianMarket2019 #Heard #YoungWarriorsStorytelling #YoungWarriorsCrafts