The Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum held their first annual Music and Dance Festival Saturday, May 17. Museum staff and community members join hands in a round dance as the Ignacio Bobcat Drum group sang a round dance song.
Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy Fine Arts Teacher Gabe Tate sang songs, including hits from The Beatles and Neil Young.
Garrett Gholson “Bow Tie Gentleman” from Bayfield, hand crafts bowties from refurbished, recycled and new materials. He was among a few other vendors who sold their arts and crafts at the festival.
The Blakesley family sang traditional folk songs and also performed a small clog dancing exhibition.
Coach Franklin Thompson and the Team Colorado volleyball girls sponsored a bake sale to raise funds for their team to get the Native American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Regina, Saskatechewan, Canada in July.
Edward “Junior” Esparza and Chris Salvador of "One Day" added some rock and Mexican flavor to the festival with their band.
The Wild West Square Dance Performers from Durango dosey-doed with a square dance with members of the museum staff and the community.
Antonio "Tones" Herrera and Dmitri "Dreezy" Reynolds of The Council closed the music and dance festival.