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Cherokee Cultural Partners Announce Summer 2010 Schedule

May 28, 2010

CHEROKEE, N.C., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Cherokee, N.C. has a colorful history that springs to life in the summer months and extends through the fall. From one of the longest running outdoor dramas in the nation to a festival with the finest in native dance, art and culture, it’s time to save the date for interactive historical adventures.

“There is so much to see and do in our cultural district all year long, but in the summertime we have special programs and activities that tell the story of the Cherokee people in their native environment,” said John Tissue, Executive Director of the Cherokee Historical Association. “Whether visitors spend a day or a weekend, they are sure to leave with fun memories and a greater knowledge of the Native American Culture.”

JUNE, 2010

June 4 - August 14 – “Unto These Hills”

Beneath the glow of summer stars, the Cherokee story is told through the hearts and minds of the Cherokee people. This outdoor drama is performed in the newly renovated Mountainside Theatre.

Season runs from June 4 – August 14, Monday – Saturdays

7:00 p.m. – Pre-show entertainment

7:30 p.m. – Performance begins

Located at Mountainside Theatre, Drama Rd., Cherokee, N.C.

General Admission: Monday – Tuesday Adults $18.00; Children (ages 12 and under) $8.00. Reserved: Adults $22.00; Children (ages 12 and under) $10.00. Wednesday – Thursday Adults $20.00; Children (ages 12 and under) $10.00. Reserved: Adults $24.00; Children (ages 12 and under) $12.00. Friday – Saturday Adults $22.00; Children (ages 12 and under) $12.00. Reserved: Adults $26.00; Children (ages 12 and under) $14.00.

Family Pack available Monday – Wednesday: Two free tickets for children ages 6-12 with the purchase of One adult ticket.

Group discounts available. For reservations visit www.CherokeeAdventure.com or call 866-554-4557.

June 12 – Cherokee Voices Festival

The Cherokee Voices Festival features more than twenty-five enrolled tribal members demonstrating the best of traditional arts and crafts: river cane baskets, stamped pottery, wood carving, stone carving, blowgun making, and more.

The Warriors of AniKituhwa will perform the Cherokee War Dance/Welcome Dance and other traditional dances with audience participation. Performances of traditional dance, storytelling, gospel music, and flute music continue throughout the day. Indian dinners will be available at noon. Living history re-enactors will demonstrate at their encampments throughout the day.

Located at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, 589 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee, N.C.

Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission is free.

For more information visit CherokeeMuseum.org or call 866-497-3481.

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian is open daily throughout the summer months.

JULY 2010

July 2 – 4 – July Powwow

This three-day celebration of tribal regalia includes dance competitions, performances and drumming, attracting visitors from across the country.

Located at Cherokee Events Center, 1501 Acquoni Rd., Cherokee, N.C.

Hours: Friday, July 2, 5 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, July 3-4, 12 p.m.

Admission is $10 dollars.

For more information visit Cherokee-nc.com or call 800-438-1601.

July 2 – 4 – Cherokee Art Market

Over 100 Native artists including Cherokee, Creek, Hopi, Kewa, Mandan, Navajo Seminole and many more share and sell their art. Native foods will be available. This event is funded by the Cherokee Preservation Foundation and sponsored by OICA.

Located at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds, 745 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee, N.C.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission is $5 dollars.

For more information call John W. Grant 828-497-4496 or Joel Queen 828-497-2444.

July 16 – 17 – Festival of Native Peoples

Indigenous tribes from across the Americas gather for the 6th Annual Festival of Native Peoples at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds. Considered the finest showcase of native dance, song and art in the Southeast, the event honors the collective history, customs and wisdom of some of the oldest documented tribes.

Located at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds, 745 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee, N.C.

Gates open at 10 a.m.

Admission is $10 dollars.

For more information visit Cherokee-nc.com or call 800-438-1601.

September 2010

September 4 – Qualla Arts and Crafts Open Air Indian Art Market

Cherokee artisans demonstrate and sell authentic, handcrafted artwork at this all day Indian Art Market. Visitors can purchase traditional Cherokee foods and enjoy local music.

Located at the Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Inc., 645 Trail Blvd., Cherokee, N.C.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission is free.

For more information visit quallaartsandcrafts.com or call 866-554-4557.

Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual is open daily throughout the summer months.

September 4 – Music from the Mountainside

Bluegrass music concert featuring some of the region’s finest acts.

Located at Mountainside Theatre, Drama Rd., Cherokee, N.C.

Visit CherokeeAdventure.com for more information or call 866-554-4557.

September 18 – Music from the Mountainside

Native American music from the country’s best artist.

Located at Mountainside Theatre, Drama Rd., Cherokee, N.C.

Visit CherokeeAdventure.com for more information or call 866-554-4557.

September 17-18 – Southeast Tribes Festival

Experience the incredible reunion of tribes from across the Southeast as they get together to celebrate their American Indian cultures.

More than 100 Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole artists, dancers and storytellers will participate in crafts demonstrations, traditional dance, stickball game demonstrations, archery and blowgun competitions, a living history encampment and an art show competition.

Located at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, 745 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee, N.C.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Special rates are available for school groups.

For more information visit Cherokeemuseum.org or call 888-665-7249.

More Not to Miss:

Now through October, visit Oconaluftee Village in combination with any special event in Cherokee. Visitors can witness the challenges of life at a time of rapid cultural change as they interact with villagers from the 1750s.

For more information and to reserve tickets visit Cherokeeadventure.com or call 866-554-4557.

Cherokee, N.C., is home of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. The Cherokee Cultural District presents some of the most significant and authentic events in the United States, rich in elaborate Native American ceremony, song and dance, traditional arts and crafts, legends and historic traditions. Cultural attractions include the longest running outdoor drama in the nation, “Unto These Hills,” performed at the newly renovated open-air Mountainside Theatre, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Oconaluftee Indian Village and the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual. For more information about Cherokee, visit www.cherokee-nc.com or call (800) 438-1601.

SOURCE Cherokee Cultural Partners


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