Mille Lacs Indian Museum to Host Native American Music and Arts Festival

For Immediate Release

Release dated: August 21, 2023

MNHS media contacts: Allison Ortiz, 651-259-3051, or Nick Jungheim, 651-259-3060,

Visitors can browse art and enjoy music from Native American artists


ONAMIA, Minn. (August 21, 2023) – The Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post invites the public to experience a day filled with art and free music on Sunday, September 3.

Over a dozen artists representing local Indigenous communities will be presenting demonstrations and sharing information about their work. They will also have artwork for sale at the event. Current participants of the Minnesota Historical Society’s Native American Artist-in- Residence Program will be among those sharing their art.

Visitors can also enjoy free performances from Native American musicians throughout the day. This will include traditional flute music by Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe member Max Blake, rock and roll band War Bonnet, and the headlining act, Corey Medina and Brothers. Deanna Standing Cloud is the Master of Ceremonies and Trickster Taco food truck will be at the Festival all day.

The Native American Music and Arts Festival at Mille Lacs Indian Museum is co-sponsored by the MNHS Native American Initiatives department and is supported by the Joseph and Josephine Ruttger Descendants Fund.

Sunday, September 3, 2023
10 am–5 pm

Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
43411 Oodena Drive, Onamia, MN 56359


More information about the event is available online. Guests are encouraged to register beforehand if they plan on attending.

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