THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
snow ... Stage 49 Rocked on!
The 2017 GON PowWow featured 35 entertainers and 90+ performances and extends a heartfelt thank you to all!
Every year many entertainers who are attending the GON Powwow reach out wanting to share their talents with our
global and live webcast audience - we appreciate you all and having been a long standing supporter of live music. We will
continue to do our best to create music performance opportunities . Additionally, thank you to the entertainers
from Emergence Productions. EP especially appreciates your professionalism and we are both wishing you continued
successes and bookings!
This year, at our new location on the Powwow Grounds at Expo New Mexico, audiences and entertainers enjoyed
more seating and a cutting edge electrifying stage & lighting design. Hosted by popular comedians Tonia Jo Hall
and Ernie Tsosie, throughout the 2 days, bands captivated audiences from hip hop & rock jam sessions , mosh
pits, country line dancing to one love reggae music. And away from Stage 49, attendees enjoyed the strolling dance
groups who shared their tribe's songs and dances throughout the Powwow Grounds, including at the new
Highlights included Vernon Reid of the 90's band "Living Colour" collaborating with DJ Logic and several NM
musicians, Nahko and Medicine for the People jamming at the Powwow Drum Roll Call "dance off",Aunty Beachress
at Stage 49, cell phone lights and arena sing-a-long with Randy Granger and so much more! After each performance, b
ands could meet & greet with their fans at the Stage 49 tent to take photos and purchase CD's & T-shirts.
Look out for the Stage 49 video links to be posted soon to the
GON Stage 49 page
and check out photos and video clips on our Facebook Stage 49
. Applications for 2018 GON Entertainment opportunities will be
available October 2017.
A special thanks to the production crew of Audio Excellence who kept Stage 49 rocking! Thanks to our "H20 sponsors"
for keeping us all hydrated: The Setter Group, San Felipe Casino, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Tamaya Enterprises
Incorporated and last but certainly among the hardest working; Thank you to the awesome Emergence Productions Event
Staff - Team GON appreciates you!
Thank you to all our 2017 GON Entertainers:
Acoma Rain Dancers, Amadeo Francisco Wauneka, Beulah Sunrise, Blackkiss, Cale Crowe, Cellicion Zuni Dancers, Darren Thompson, DDAT, Diamond Creek Crown Dancers, DJ Logic, Ernest David Tsosie, Ethnic De Generation, Inkari Runa, In Tlanextli Tlacopan Aztec Dancers, Innastate, Jaime Coon, Jaye Begaye & Bee'chana'nasin Dancers, Leela Gilday, Levi Platero, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Native Roots, Project Logic featuring Vernon Reid of Living Color,Mikey Jaramillo, Artha Meadors and Carlo Johnson, Quese IMC X DJ Shock B, Randy Granger, Skye Spirits Flute and Dance Performers, Stateline, Sunburnt Stone, Suspended, Tha Yoties, The Groovalottos, The Red and Blues, Tonia Jo Hall,
Twindian Designs, Under Exile and Xiuh Arte Traditional Aztec Dancers.
In 2018, Stage 49 will celebrate 10 years at the Gathering of Nations PowWow. After a few years prior, the music stage at
Gathering of Nations Pow Wow was operated by an outside producer who had much interest in things other than the
original concept Derek Mathews had imagined.
In 2008, Derek Mathews and the Gathering of Nations regained control of the
stage and named it Stage 49 and established the original concept and purpose as the FREE performance space for contemporary
and traditional Native musicians. A performance experience on a professional stage, and to perform in front of large Native
audiences. a great chance to reach out and increase fan base, sell recorded merchandise and increase the frequency of gigs.