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Indian Market & Festival, Peter Frampton Ticket Deal and Free Guitar Lessons at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

by User Not Found | May 31, 2013

For Immediate Release                                   For More Information:
                                                                        DeShong Perry-Smitherman
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Indian Market & Festival, Peter Frampton Ticket Deal and Free Guitar Lessons
at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
 Guitars! concert series, June events and installations

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art’s Guitars! show continues its run through August 4. More than 100 guitars—owned by greats including Roy Rogers, Charlie Christian, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Woody Guthrie, Buddy Holly, Les Paul and others— are on display. The concert series and events scheduled June 1, 8 and 19 compliment this exhibit.

Saturday, June 1
Evening concert
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
7 p.m.
A blast of hillbilly passion and Delta blues will captivate audience members when Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band hits the stage. The group known for its incendiary live shows promises to bring the heat - with a ferocious blues explosion never before seen inside the walls of any museum. Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band plays a brand of Americana and blues music that stands alone. The band’s new album, “Between The Ditches,” chronicles their Indiana roots.

Attendees must be 21 and older
$15 general admission
$10 Eiteljorg Museum members
Tickets may be purchased by calling the museum at 317.636.9378

Saturday, June 8
Guitars! programming day featuring local bands Everything Now! and Street Spirits
Programs run from noon – 4 p.m.
Free with museum admission
Eiteljorg guests can live out their rock star dreams. They can get a rock 'n' roll airbrush tattoo and then have our artist, Mike Altman, draw their very own guitar-wielding caricature. Kids of all ages can also play Guitar Hero, pluck and strum guitars in our Fender Guitar Corral and check out two local bands! Here’s the schedule:
12 – 2 p.m.
Play the guitar!
Learn the basics with professional guitar instructor, Benito DiBartoli
12 – 4 p.m.
Punch a guitar pick, design a rock band poster, be a Guitar Hero, test out different instruments at the Fender Guitar Corral, and more.
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Rock Star caricatures with artist Mike Altman
1p.m. – 3p.m.
Get a taste of the Indy music from 1 until 3 p.m. when Everything, Now! and Street Spirits hit the stage. 
Everything, Now!
Coming out of a long hiatus, indie rockers Everything Now! ride into the Eiteljorg on the wave of their new album “Do It On The Moon.”  Their self-branded “space gospel” sound swings with rock, blues, rockabilly and country influences.
Street Spirits
Neo-psychedelic shoegaze band with some rockin’ guitars

Wednesday, June 19
Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus concert and Eiteljorg ticket deal
7:30 p.m.
Fans who purchase a general admission ticket to Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus will receive half-off admission to the Eiteljorg’s Guitars! Roundups to Rockers exhibit. Those who purchase a VIP ticket to Frampton’s show will receive free admission to the exhibit.

Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus will appear live at 7:30p.m., Wednesday, June 19, at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis. The show features Peter Frampton, along with five-time Grammy award winner Robert Cray, Steve Cropper from Booker T. & the MG’s and The Blues Brothers Band fame and more.  Tickets available at the Old National Centre Box Office (except day of show),, Ticketmaster, participating Wal-Mart locations or charge-by phone at 800.745.3000.

Friday, June 21
Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival preview party
5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
This event provides an opportunity to meet Indian Market artists in an intimate social environment. The event includes the Best of Show exhibit of the award-winning work from the market, and a silent auction of works by market artists. All guests to the Preview Party get a VIP pass for the whole weekend as well as sneak peak shopping on Saturday morning. Tickets are $100 for non-members and $90 for members. Call (317) 275-1333 to make reservations.

Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23
Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Adults 18 and older: $10 at the gate/Museum members: $8

Join us for the Midwest’s largest Indian market, featuring more than 160 Native artists, food, performances and family fun. Also, enjoy the museum’s spaces, including Guitars!, included with museum admission. Eiteljorg Indian Market & Festival will attract 8,000 art and culture lovers from across the nation. Highlights Include:

-          Five-time world champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan – Tony’s act became world-renowned after recording artist Nelly Furtado chose him to star in her video, “Big Hoops (Bigger the Better).” He not only uses colorful hoops and his body to tell stories, but Duncan lives and breathes his art.

-          Jewelry, pottery and Navajo rugs- Enjoy turquoise earrings, necklaces and bracelets, beadwork, flawless Santa Clara pottery, exquisite Navajo weavings and more.

-          Rock and Dance- Musician Shelley Morningsong  (Northern Cheyenne)  and her husband, Fabian Fontenelle (Zuni/Omaha), a world-renowned northern traditional dancer, will be perform rock, blues and Native music with a five-piece band.

-          Musicians - Adrian Wall (Jemez Pueblo/Ojibwe) and Ed Kabotie (Hopi/Santa Clara Pueblo) from the group Twin Rivers will show off their charming blend of traditional and contemporary vocals that create a refreshingly genuine expression.
Native foods
- Fry bread, Indian tacos, buffalo burgers, lavender lemonade, and more!
For information and advance tickets call (317) 636-9378 or toll-free (800) 622-2024

Storytelling and curator tours
Storytelling with Teresa Webb
aturdays June 1, 8, 15, 22
1 p.m.
Free with museum admission
Meet Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) and hear about Native American cultures through stories and songs, accompanied by flute, drum and rattle.

Contemporary art unveiled!
Saturday, June 8
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Join contemporary art curators as they unveil the mysteries of the contemporary art collection.

Newly installed sculptures in the Eiteljorg Christel Dehaan Terrace


Allan Houser (Chiricahua Apache, 1914-2004),
Watercarrier, 1986, edition 8 of 8, on loan from the private collection of Tia

An abstracted Native woman balances a container of water on her head in Allan Houser’s Watercarrier, one of two of Houser’s monumental sculptures featured on the terrace. Houser is considered the father of contemporary Native American sculpture and was instrumental in helping generations of artists discover and express themselves in contemporary media through a uniquely Native perspective.

Southwest Summer Showers

Doug Hyde (Nez Perce/Assiniboine/Chippewa, born in 1946)
Southwest Summer Showers, 1989, Gift: Courtesy of Friends of the Museum

A student of Allan Houser, Doug Hyde’s Southwest Summer Showers is a working fountain capturing the momentum and familiarity of a sudden summer shower in the southwest .  This Navajo woman wearing a traditionally made belt protects herself with her umbrella as rain cascades to the ground. This sculpture was recently returned to its location near the Central Canal after being washed, scrubbed and layered with multiple coats of protective wax during conservation.

Thanks to a $250,000 gift from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust (NMPCT), in honor of founding board members Frank and Nancy Russell, an endowment established in 2012 provides funding to support the care and conservation of the Eiteljorg’s ten pieces of outdoor art, benefiting the Indianapolis community for generations to come.

The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The museum is located in Downtown Indianapolis’ White River State Park, at 500 West Washington, Indianapolis, IN  46204. For general information about the museum and to learn more about exhibits and events, call (317) 636-WEST (9378) or visit

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