Inaugural Native American music and cultural festival

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TOWNSEND (press release) —The inaugural Mountain Magic: Native American Music and Cultural Festival will take place Aug. 28–29 at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center.

Enjoy the sounds of Native American flute music, demonstrations, and art. Nationally-acclaimed, award-winning Native American musicians will perform both days. Concerts Friday and Saturday in the covered amphitheater will feature music of Steve Rushingwind, Gareth Laffely, Geri Littlejohn, Daniel Bigay, Paula Nelson, Randy McGinnis and the Smoky Mountain Flute Circle.

Activities Saturday 10am-10pm include flute making, demonstrations of the atlatl and blow-darts, Native American storyteller Kay Littlejohn and pottery classes. Vendors will include Native American jewelry, music, art and hand-crafted Native American flutes.

Tickets are $5 (evening concert only); $10/1 day pass (includes concert); $15/ 2 day pass (including concerts).

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