As if this August couldn’t get any more exciting with the 100th annual Sante Fe Indian Market, from the 19th to the 20th, the Native Guitars Tour is going to be jamming all across Sante Fe. This two-night festival will feature a collective of Indigenous musicians, vendors, and designers, all showing off their art and rocking out.
Founded in 2007 by Jir Anderson (Cochiti), Native Guitars Tour focuses on providing Indigenous artists with the platforms to share their work and collaborate with one another. They’ve put on concerts across the US and promote Indigenous musicians of many varieties. They even offer services to coach up-and-coming musicians on how to enter the music world and make a career out of their passions.
From August 19th to the 20th, they’ll be bringing their music to Santa Fe with an impressive lineup of Indigenous creatives, each night featuring different artists.
On August 19th, the Native Guitars Tour will team up with the Poeh Cultural Center’s “Pathways Indigenous Arts Festival” at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino for “Creative Native Night.” From 8 pm to 2 am, the following Indigenous musicians will join a collection of artists and vendors to display their work on a night of music and celebration.
Performing that night will be:
–Mato Wayuhi (Oglala Lakota)
–Scotti Clifford (Lakota, Cheyenne)
–Levi Platero Band (Navajo Nation)
–Moonstar (Hemish Nation)
–Burque Sol (Santa Ana, Jemez Pueblo)
–Macchiato Music (Pueblo)
–Scarlet Night (Navajo Nation)
On August 20th, the Native Guitars Tour is moving over to the Tumbleroot Brewery from 6 pm to midnight for their 7th annual Rock ‘n’ Round Dance. The artists performing there will be:
–Earth Surface People
–Mozart Gabriel (Navajo)
–Dach Martin (Navajo, Dakota)
–Forrest Goodluck & Juan Kleban (Mandan, Hidatsa, Tsimshian, Diné, and Indigenous Ecuadorian)
–Iiwaa (Piipaash, Quechan)
–Jacob Shije (Kha’p’o Owingeh).
Tickets for these events can be purchased at the door and more information about the Native Guitars Tour and their shows can be found here.