MONTEREY TN - MONTEREY STANDING STONE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Every year the Monterey Standing Stone Historical Society and the town of Monterey, home of the Standing Stone Monument, annually celebrates the rich Native history of the Cumberland Plateau.
On July 30, 2011 at 7 p.m., as a prelude to the October 8, Standing Stone Festival, the Monterey Standing Stone Historical Society will present their second Native American music concert at Monterey High School, 710 E. Commercial Ave., Monterey TN. No where else on the Upper Cumberland is this type of Native concert performed in-doors.
This year's concert "Native Traditions" will be narrated by Robert Redhawk explaining the history, tradition, and tribal heritage of the stories told through the dances performed. Every dance tells a story; ever dancer wears regalia that represent specific dance tradition, and each dance honors Native ancestral history.
Monterey TN is pleased to welcome championship dancers Emerson Begay, Navajo Men's Traditional Dancer, Lowery Begay, Navajo Hoop Dancer, Ritchie Bottenbaugh, Eastern Band Cherokee Grass Dancer, Jonathan Crisp, Eastern Band Cherokee Men's Fancy War Dancer, Kele Crisp, Eastern Band Cherokee, 2010 Teen Miss Cherokee & Fancy Shawl Dancer, Nikki Crisp, Eastern Band Cherokee Traditional Buckskin & Jingle Dress Dancer. Southern Echo will again perform on the family drum and Lowery Begay will play flute.
Concert tickets are a $10.00 donation to the Monterey Standing Stone Historical Society to help offset expenses incurred to present the Standing Stone Day Festival at no charge to the public. Tickets are available in Monterey at Ben Anna's, & Asher's, Bishop Drugs, Cup & Saucer, Depot Flowers & Gifts, Lay-Simpson Furniture, Monterey Hardware, Monterey Branch Library, and Uncle Hoss BBQ.
Thank you to these merchants, the Super 8 Monterey, and the greater community of Monterey for their ongoing support.