10th Southern Ute Tribal Fair Youth Concert

Young guns, “Under Exile” from Shiprock first played Ignacio in 2013.
Durango’s own, “1000 Rogues” opened the Tribal Fair Youth Concert, “REZ-olution X.”
“Condemn the World” returned for back to back year’s to play “REZ-olution X.”
Wayne Parkhurst belts out vocals for one of his band’s “Ethan 103” songs.
“Testify” took to the “REZ-olution X” stage and rocked it.
Nick Willie, pulled double-duty as guitarist for both “Testify” and “Ethnic De Generation.”
Billy Crawley II, singer for “Ethnic De Generation” first played in Ignacio back in 2007.
“Under Exile” proved they could rock with their duel guitar leads.
Window Rock’s “Born of Winter” were back and did not hesitate rocking the rock.
Irv Wauneka, lead singer for “Born of Winter,” belts out one of their songs.
Amanda Castillo, guitarist and vocalist for “Suspended” shows her fretboard prowess.
Jessica Armstrong, “Suspended” bassist, throws up the horns.
Carlos Weiss, vocalist for “Graves of the Monuments” took the stage with fierce vengeance.
Young fan, Keelyn Reynolds displays her autographed poster with Channing Concho and Amanda Castillo of “Suspended.”
“Blinddryve” of Albuquerque, N.M., takes the youth concert into the night.
“Souls on Monday” of the Coushatta Tribe from Louisiana, brought back that rocking sound, playing the very first youth concert back in 2006.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum

Ignacio rocked the Rez, for the 10th Southern Ute Tribal Fair, Jimmy Newton Jr., Youth Concert, dubbed “REZ-olution X”, is it was the 10th Youth Concert during the Tribal Fair. Bringing back bands from previous years, the stage was rocking with bands who first came to Ignacio as far back as 2006. The event featured Native bands from across the region and as far away as Louisiana, “Souls On Monday” who headlined the concert are from the Coushatta Tribe.

 

A Letter from Organizer/Promoter, Robert L. Ortiz:

YOUTH CONCERT THANKS

I, Robert L. Ortiz, would like to thank all that helped make the 10th Southern Ute Tribal Fair Youth Concert “REZ-olution X” a success!

It takes many people to put on an event of this size. 10 bands were invited BACK to rock the stage again, as they had already played during the Youth Concert throughout the years.

First and foremost I must thank the bands, who traveled far and near to play. 1000 Rogues (Durango, CO), Condemn the World (Red Valley, AZ), Ethan 103 (Window Rock, AZ), Testify (Coolidge, NM), Ethnic De Generation (Kayenta, AZ), Under Exile (Shiprock, AZ), Born of Winter (Window Rock, AZ), Suspended (Albuquerque, NM), Graves of the Monuments (Page, AZ), Blinddryve (Albuquerque, NM) and Souls on Monday (Elton, LA).

I would like to thank the Southern Ute Tribal Council and the Southern Ute Tribal Departments and entities for their support, and contribution to the Youth Concert. The Southern Ute Culture Dept., Edward Box, Tara, Darlene, Kree and Amy. The Sky Ute Fairgrounds, Kendra Alexander, JD, Steve, Sal and Craig. The Southern Ute Legal Dept. The Sky Ute Casino Resort, Jeff, Brian and Tracy. The Southern Ute Forestry and The Southern Ute Drum, Jeremy, Trennie and McKayla.

I would also like to thank KSUT Tribal Radio, REZ-olution Radio Hour for the on-air promotion of the Youth Concert. Diana and Brooke (with an E) of Basin Printing and Publishing for the in-kind printing donation. Music Masters of Durango, CO for the sound reinforcement and backline for the bands. Durango Party Rentals and crew for setting up and tearing down the stage. And friends, family and loved ones – Oolcu, Daughters of the Red Road, Velma – who donated their canopies and time in setting up and tearing down the event.

A special shout out to Savannah Lane for being there the entire evening with me and also helping handing out handbills at the parade! A very appreciative thank you goes out to Velma Armijo for providing catering to feed the bands, the bands all enjoyed the awesome Jemez food!

And last but certainly not least, my family members who gave me the support and love I needed to make the event a memorable one for all who were there – especially my sister Blenda and my daughter Miracle. My grandkids, Keelyn, KJ, AhKeem and Ally without who I would not have the desire to do what I can for the youth, for our future!

I must thank Tara Vigil and the Culture Department for organizing the Tribal Fair. It is not an easy job, it is hard work, long hours and it can be a thankless job at times, but as a team everyone involved – the volunteers, organizers of the events and contests – we pulled it off again for another year! Thank you for your belief in me and what I do. I truly appreciate it.

I apologize if I unintentionally omitted anyone’s name, it was a busy few months and a crazy hectic blurring past few weeks, up to and during the concert.

See you all next year for the 99th Annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair & Powwow!

Until then ROCK ON \,,/

Robert L. Ortiz

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