There will be a great selection of special performances and celebrations this year when Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino hosts the 17th Annual Native American Music Awards on Saturday, October 14th.
The Native American Music Awards (Nammys) is the world’s largest awards show dedicated to Native American musicians, and this year, special performances on the schedule include Shakopee Sioux vocalist Josh Halverson, who made serious waves on The Voice television show.
In addition to Halverson, actor and musician Gary Farmer will be given a lifetime achievement award as well as perform on the Nammys’ stage live as Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers.
There will also be a special musical tribute to the late GRAMMY winning Native artist Joseph FireCrow.
The 2017 Native American Music Awards will be hosted by Ernie Stevens, Jr. the Chairman and national spokesperson for the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) in Washington, D.C.
The awards show is put on by the Native American Music Association, which started the Native American Music Awards to promote greater cultural understanding and a revival of Native American music and culture.
According to organizer Ellen Bello on the Nammy’s website, “Our recordings span from historical initiatives to present-day questions for the great leaders, and [to] Native youth speaking louder than ever with their powerful raps about their poignant plights, armed with a spirit of undaunted perseverance. No other organization can reflect such an impressive and diverse array of talent and soundscapes from all ages and tribal nations throughout the Americas.” For complete details and show information, visit www.nativeamericanmusicawards.com
Tickets are now on sale. Look for the special “Me Plus 3 Offer” available at www.ticketmaster.com. If you buy 3 tickets, you get one free. Tickets start at $15.
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About The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is just minutes from the world-famous Niagara Falls in Western New York, near the Canadian border. The property is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Guests can enjoy 147,000 square feet of gaming space with more than 3,600 slot machines and 90 table games, the all new Pulse Arena/STIR-the area’s ultimate high-energy electronic table games, Blackjack Party Pit, and feature bar with live entertainment, signature cocktails, and a stunning 43-foot high-definition video wall.
The property also has 10 restaurants, live entertainment, a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning, 26-story hotel that has 604 deluxe rooms and suites, a spa and salon, fitness center and an indoor pool.
More info is available at 1-877-8-SENECA (1-877-873-6322) or www.SenecaCasinos.com.
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