The Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow will be hosting it’s annual Free Friday Night Event on Friday July 27, 2018 from 6PM-10PM.
This event will have performances by Joe Tohonnie Jr. and the Apache Crown Dancers, Ascension Harjo, James Wilson and Hatiyo. There will also be food and artisan vendors open for those who want to get a head start on their shopping and culinary interests.
About the Artists:
Joe Tohonnie Jr. and the Apache Crown Dancers. Joe is Apache and Navajo from Whiteriver, AZ. He is a two-time Grammy nominated artist and Native American music award winner and nominee. He is well known throughout the Native American country by his music and dance group. Through the songs and his dancers, he explains how the songs and prayers can make its way for many people. He also explains how joy, healing and respect comes from the spiritual way of the blessings.
James Wilson, Native American singer/songwriter from the Six Nations of the Grand River. He has performed at many venues and competitions around Canada and the United States. In 2017 he had the great opportunity to sing back up for “Lorde” at the MMVAs.
Ascension Harjo is a World Teen Champion Hoop Dancer, Mohawk/Seminole/Kickapoo.
Hatiyo includes performers Semiah Smith, Benay Elijah and Quinna Hamby.
MC – Amos Key Jr
6:00PM – Welcome
6:15PM – James Wilson
7:00PM – Ascension Harjo
7:30PM – Hatiyo
8:00PM – Ascension Harjo
8:30PM – Joe Tohonnie Jr. and Apache Crown Dancers
This event is sponsored by the Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow Committee and the Gathering Place by the Grand.