Manitoba will be well represented in Albuquerque, New Mexico next week for the 26th annual Gathering of Nations. Five Manitoban acts will be showcasing at Stage 49 and “The Pit,” while Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program, Travel Manitoba and the Manito Ahbee Festival will be hosting a Manitoba Reception and participating in the trade show.
Leanne Goose, Wab Kinew, Rik Leaf & Tribe of One, JC Campbell and Tracy Bone have showcases spots at the actual event, while Highway 373 will be performing for Native American business and community leaders at the Manitoba Reception on April 23.
The Gathering of Nations is now in its 26th year. The event is anchored by the biggest competition pow wow in the world, which draws thousands of visitors to the Indian Trader’s Market and Stage 49 each year.
Stage 49 is the main showcasing venue at the Gathering of Nations. The acts are programmed by Emergence Productions, a full service Native American music event production and artist management company based in Albuquerque.
The performance times and locations for each of these artists are:
Thursday, April 23
8:00pm Highway 373 @ Manitoba Reception, Albuquerque Convention Centre
9:00pm Tribe of One @ Manitoba Reception, Albuquerque Convention Centre
9:30pm Leanne Goose @ Manitoba Reception, Albuquerque Convention Centre
10:30pm Wab Kinew @ Manitoba Reception, Albuquerque Convention Centre
11:00pm JC Campbell @ Manitoba Reception, Albuquerque Convention Centre
11:30pm Tracy Bone @ Manitoba Reception, Albuquerque Convention Centre
Friday, April 24
6:50pm Tracy Bone & JC Campbell @ Stage 49
815pm-9pm Tracy Bone & JC Campbell @ Blackbird Buvette, 509 Central Ave
Saturday, April 25
11:10am Tracy Bone & JC Campbell @ “The Pit” Arena
2:05pm Rik Leaf & Tribe of One @ Stage 49
4:00pm Wab Kinew @ Stage 49
7:45pm Leanne Goose @ Stage 49
For more information about the Gathering of Nations, please visit www.gatheringofnations.com.