Pow Wow


Drums of the Painted Mountain

Pow Wow

July 2014 TBA

People of the Pow Wow

  • Honorary Guest Chief: Jim Wilson
  • Pow Wow Director: Rick Strong Bear Clifton
  • Master of Ceremonies: Ken Cloudwalker
  • Arena Director: Chief AJ Red Bear Phillips
  • Lead Male Dancer: Jeff Kemp
  • Lead Female Dancer: Elaina Tapley
  • Head Veteran: Carlos Martin
  • Host Drum: Red Fire Singers
  • Guest Drum: TBA

Other Activities

  • Native American Arts
  • Handmade Crafts
  • Native American Dancing
  • Good Food
  • Storytelling
  • Demonstrations
  • Special Programs


Bring Your Lawn Chairs and the Entire Family
Everyone Welcome! Open to the public!
All Traditional Drums, Singers, Dancers, Welcome!
Drugs, Alcohol, and Weapons are Prohibited!

Luck of the draw competition for dancers $5.00 per day to enter.

Special Appearance By Arvel Bird…arvel2

“Braveheart Meets Last of the Mohicans . . . at Woodstock” is a brilliant description of this award-winning Celtic Fusion recording artist and his live performances.  Arvel Bird, a violinist and Native American flutist, is known around the world for his dramatic connection between Celtic and Native American traditions, stirring up scenes that echo from North American memory. Dubbed “Lord of the Strings” by fans and music critics, his music evokes the soul of North American history and is thoroughly entertaining, but also enlightening and humanizing. In a language and experience that captures the hearts of all audiences, he’s emotional without being condescending, intellectual without being pretentious.

Schedule of Events:red fire singers

Friday 19…  11:00AM – 8:00PM (Grand entry: 2:00PM)

Saturday 20…    10:00AM – 8:00PM   (Grand entry: 12:00 Noon)

Sunday 21…  12:00PM Noon – 5:00PM   (Grand entry: 1:00PM)


Admission Donation:

Adults: $7.00
Students: $4.00
Children 6yrs – 17 yrs: $4.00
Children under 6yrs: Free
Veterans & Seniors 55yrs and over: $3.00
Veterans with Veterans Feather: Free

Weekend Pass: $15.00
Students Weekend Pass: $10.00
Veterans & Seniors 55yrs and over Weekend

Pass: $7.00



Southwest Virginia Community College     #276.964.2555
724 Community College Rd. Cedar Bluff, VA 24603


Download the Pow Wow Flyer (we are working on this link)

Download the Vender Application

Our Sponsors:

Please show your support for these sponsors and ask about becoming a sponsor.

C Health – connecting with you on a personal level and taking the time to listen… website

Kimberly’s Greenhouse – family owned and operated since 2003… website

Mint Motors – save money with us… #276-988-4444

Singleton Funeral Services – the funeral home that cares… website

DJ’s Pawn Shop – buy, sell and trade for everything… #276-345-4688

Trader Jerry – call for quotes or special orders… website

Collision Center – We only meet by accident… #276-964-0539

Tigerx Pharmacy – your price’s rite pharmacy… Honaker, VA

Claypool Hill Pharmacy – convenience, caring, compassion… #276-963-3502

Hurst Scott Funeral Home – family owned and operated since 1930… #276-964-4041

Spring Hill Lawn and Garden – equipment parts and service… #276-596-9998

H V Sporting Goods – all sporting goods for all good sports… website

Historical Information

The Paint Lick Mountain Pictograph Archaeological Site in Tazewell County consists of a group of twenty pictographs on a rock cliff. First investigated by archaeologists late in the nineteenth century, the geometric-, animal-, and human-form designs likely were made by…. more info

10 thoughts on “Pow Wow

  1. we are interested in getting placed on your vendor list for next year . we have hand made crafts made by our family members but we also do native American foods along with other food items . we would be grateful for any consideration that you could give us. we will do our best not to let you down.

    • Leon Im sorry I didn’t get this until today when my son told me, My husband and I are over the pow wow and would love to have you as a vendor. My email is lclifton08@yahoo.com Please send me a message and I will get back with you as soon as I get it. My number is 276-596-9281 or 276-210-4034cell Looking forward to hearing from you.
      Lorie Lady Hawk Clifton

  2. I’m travelling from Baltimore, MD and will be drumming with Burke Lemons on Caw as the guest or 2nd drum. I’ve never attended, danced, or drummed at your powwow before but have very nice things about it. I look forward to meeting some new folks and renewing some old friendships and singing strong for the Ancestors. I also hope to get to see the paintings/messages on the mountain. Although my primary (Maternal) ancestry is Skaru:re (Tuscarora/Machapunga) and Algonquin Coastal (Hatterask) I have Tsalagi (Cherokee) Ancestry paternally. And I’m sure that the carvings/drawings were either done by SW Va. Tsalagi or certainly viewed by them long ago. Dohiyada, Gray Michael Parsons, Tawodi.

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