Strawberry Moon Festival
saturday, June 22
live on the amphitheater stage
SAM ROBERTS BAND
THUNDERHAnD JOE & THE MEDICINE SHOW
A TRIBE CALLED RED
General Admission Tickets $28 - On Sale Friday, April 5 at 10am
Photo by Drew Yorke
The Strawberry Moon Festival celebrates the beginning of a new season and the first fruit of summer.
After Artpark first hosted Indigenous powwows and performing arts programs some 40+ years ago, we are pleased to invite communities of Western New York and Canada to join us for a day of re-awakening, celebrating our neighbors and the many people that share this land under the same sky.
native american celebration
Ongoing throughout the afternoon
In addition to the live music on the Amphitheater stage, experience the Native American Celebration featuring Indigenous art, food, dance, story-telling, hands on creative workshops, the mesmerizing and exciting Smoke Dance Competition performances and more.
The Celebration will include an Artpark Bridges program with performers from Empower, People Inc. and other members of the WNY community led in a special performance by percussionists Cyro Baptista, Griffin Brady in collaboration with the Native community and all festival participants in the spirit of peace, unity, inclusion and friendship.
More details coming soon!
Artpark is working in collaboration with Kakekalanicks Indigenous Arts & Consultancy, Native community leaders and Elders Allan Jamieson, Sr. Cayuga Nation and Neil Patterson, Sr. Tuscarora Nation.
General Admission $28
includes all Festival activities from 3pm-11pm
No outside food or beverage
Carry-in chairs permitted in desingnated areas
Tickets on sale Friday, April 5 at 10am
Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 1-888-223-6000, in person at the Artpark Box Office (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) and at the entrance to the Festival.
Artpark currently sits at Yehęwáhkwa'tha, "the place where one takes their canoe out of the water". It is along one of the narrowest chasms of the Niagara River, where, as one paddles from the largest fresh water system in the world to meet the salt water body to the east, one must remove their canoe from the water to acknowledge, engage and respect the land, landscape and people around them.
Artpark’s closest neighbors are the Onödowa’ga:’ (Seneca) and the Skarù:rę' (Tuscarora) of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Nations. In the Tuscarora language, Urha'na'ni means "the woods edge". Within the Haudenosaunee tradition, Urha'na'ni is both a place of transition, and a custom of greeting. It is a place where the world of your making is met with the uncertainty of the realms beyond; where travelers are met and defined; where strangers are made into family.
Artpark invites the WNY and Canada communities to join us for a day of celebrating our neighbors and the many people that share this land under the same sky. We welcome the beginning of a new season and the first fruit of summer at Strawberry Moon.