# # #Photo Caption: Corn Bred performing at the 2009 Native Circle event (from left) Curtis Waterman, Jerome Lazore, Morris Tarbell Contact: Laura K. Vannah (315) 963-3820 http://www.brightstarproductionz.com/ Laura@brightstarproductionz.com
May 29 - 30 in Oswego County Mexico, N.Y. - Corn Bred, winners of the 2007 NAMMYTM for Best Blues Jazz Recording, return to perform at the third annual Native Circle Touch the Earth Festival Saturday and Sunday, May 29 and 30 at Mexico Point Park on Lake Ontario. The group generates a unique blend of rhythm and blues, rock, and traditional American Indian music that has audiences up and dancing. The Native Circle Touch the Earth Festival takes place from noon to 5 p.m. both days. It is free to the public and will feature food, music, storytelling, vendors, and more. New this year: The People of the Standing Stone Dancers, an Iroquois social dance troupe from the Oneida Nation, and Gypsy Red, John and Cherie Sardella. Returning are the Thunder Hawk Singers, Laura "Bright Star" Vannah and Donald Blackfox, Sacred Winds, David Searching Owl and Janet Quiet Dove, The Storytellers, Kenneth Quiet Hawk and Deborah New Moon Rising, and Vannah's "Totem Spirits" workshop. The Children's Activity Tent will include educational activities such as painting "spirit rocks," learning traditional Native American beadwork, and making bracelets. Children will be able to have their picture taken in authentic Native dress while being educated on the significance of the traditional clothing. Also Richard and Leslie LaCrosse of Parish, will return to display a Native American pre-contact campsite complete with wigwam and Native garb; and Nancy Kaiser will again present her multi-media Wild Spring Edibles demonstration. The Salmon River International Sportfishing Museum will have interactive demonstrations on fly-fishing and a walk-in display of fishing memorabilia. Kickin Chickin will provide refreshments, while Native artists vend their arts and crafts. The festival is sponsored by The Friends of Mexico Point Park, Bright Star ProductionZ, Town of Mexico, Oswego County Tourism, Constellation Energy, Novelis Corporation, Lakeshore Hardwoods, The Greater Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Price Chopper Supermarkets, Stewart's Shops, PathFinder Bank, Port Lodge Motel, and Daddy Ed's Restaurant. Mexico Point Park is located at 120 Mexico Point Drive West, off Route 104B in Mexico on Lake Ontario. For more information and a full schedule of the days events go tohttp://www.brightstarproductionz.com/ or call 963-3820.