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Contact: Caleb Kesler, 928-567-3322 x227
National Park ServiceNews Release
For Immediate Release – June 2, 2014
Caleb Kesler, Chief Ranger, MOCA/TUZI, 928-567-3322 x227
Evening Flute Concert at Montezuma Castle
CAMP VERDE, Ariz. – On Saturday evening, June 14, the National Park Service invites the public to Montezuma Castle National Monument for an Evening Flute Concert with Tewa-Hopi flute player and guitarist Ed Kabotie.
Mr. Kabotie is a third generation artist from Santa Clara Pueblo. In addition to his trilingual musical compositions in English, Tewa, and Hopi, he is both a painter and a silversmith. He was the 2009 winner of KUYI Hopi Radio's Listeners' Choice Award for Male Artist of the Year. In 2014 he was nominated for the Viola Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts.
For this free event, the gate will open at 7:00 p.m., and the concert will last from 8:00 until 9:00, with moonrise at 9:15. Enjoy the sunset as the music begins, and watch the limestone cliffs and Montezuma Castle glow as they're bathed in the light of the rising moon. Visitors and the local community are invited to stay as late as 10:00 to enjoy the scene and the luminaria-lit pathways.
Montezuma Castle is located off Interstate 17, exit 289, 2800 N. Montezuma Castle Highway. The trail is a 1/3-mile, flat, paved loop that is accessible to wheelchairs, strollers, and walkers. For additional information, call the Montezuma Castle Visitor Center at 928-567-3322, extension 0.