Going into its 24th year, The Native American Dance & Music Festival celebrates the culture and life of America's indigenous people. Rocker Keith Secola, backed by a trio of local musicians and hoop dancers, and California blues duo Twice as Good will perform. Secola, a member of the Anishinaabe from Cook, Minnesota, has been dubbed by critics as the Native American version of both Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen. Twice as Good, a NAMMY award-winning duo, blends R&B, blues, and rock together with a touch of Native American beats. Alongside the music, the festival offers demonstrations of traditional Native pottery making, story-telling, a Native American art market, and educational children's programming.
The Native American Dance & Music Festival runs Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Ganondagan State Historic Site (1488 NY-444, Victor). Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, $5 for children, and free for Friends of Ganondagan members and children under 2. For more information, visit ganondagan.org.