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Contact: Krystina Isaac, 928-567-3322 x 228
Montezuma Castle National Monument is hosting a Summer Concert Series under the light of the full moon featuring Native musicians and dancers. On Friday, July 27, at 7pm, Ryon Polequaptewa of Thunder Boys will sing and lead a Hopi drum circle while Santo Domingo Pueblo dancers will perform the Butterfly Dance.
For these free events, the gate will remain open after normal visiting hours until to concerts end at 8:30 p.m. Visitors and the local community are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs as available park seating is limited. The trail will be lined with luminarias to assist with exiting after the concert ends, but visitors should be prepared with flashlights. The trail and the park will close to the public at 8:30 p.m.
These events are sponsored by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service. Visitors’; tax-free purchases in WNPA bookstores help WNPA provide direct support to 71 NPS units across the American West. More information can be found at www.wnpa.org.
Over 20,000 National Park Service employees care for over 400 of America’s national parks and monuments and create close-to- home recreational and cultural opportunities.
Montezuma Castle is located off Interstate 17, exit 289, at 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.
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