Ashland Flute Circle presents:
‘Pacifica Flute Gathering’
(at ‘Pacifica: A Garden in the Siskiyous’,
14615 Water Gap Rd.,
Williams, OR 97544)
Award-winning, Native American-style, and World-flute artists:
Mary Youngblood, Timothy J.P. Gomez, Tommy Graven,
Geri Littlejohn and Joseph L. Young!
In CONCERT, Saturday, May 27th,
11:00 a.m. – OPEN MIC
7:00 p.m. CONCERT (only $10.00 at the door!)
Teaching Workshops, Sunday, May 28th, 2023
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Flute workshops and private lessons
5:15 Closing Circle and Blessing
Native American Mary Youngblood, half Seminole and half Aleut, is the first woman to professionally record the Native American Flute, and the first woman to win not just one, but two Grammy Awards for “Best Native American Music Album”. This is why she is renowned as ‘The First Lady of the Native American Flute’.
Tommy Graven (Ashland’s own) is an award-winning musician, recording artist, songwriter, and instructor from Oregon. “Tommy is a Master flute player – a king of musical melodies and rhythm. Tommy has an ear for all musical sounds. He is amazing at improv and guitar playing. Tommy is special, unique, and exceptional.” – Cana Cludhmor Harp
“His music is heartfelt, original, storytelling and just amazing! Tommy is a genuine kind, loving, human being! You will love his music and performance!” – Terry Filer
Geri Littlejohn, in addition to being one of the few women crafting flutes, is that rare combination of healing sound practitioner, performer and maker.
“When I perform, I open up sacred space. I play very simply. The flute-maker side of me allows the flutes themselves to sing and let whatever wants to be expressed at that moment be expressed while speaking directly to the hearts of the people listening. My first flute teacher was Hawk and he always said, ‘If you couldn’t sing, the flute is your other voice.’ Hawk would also say, ‘Keep ego out of the way and become a hollow bone.” – Geri Littlejohn
Timothy J. P. Gomez is an Award-Winning musician, composer, performer, and educator of the Native American-Style Flute. Human connection and kinship with the Earth are recurring themes in his music, and his heartfelt melodies capture the imagination and transport the listener to another world. Timothy’s technical abilities impart a fluidity and intricacy to his music and spur his creativity to produce a playing style recognizable as distinctly his own.
Timothy’s [music] captures stories of the traveler, of ever-changing light and terrain, and the seasons. “The voice of the flute will tell my story and will carry you on my journey …. “ – Timothy J.P. Gomez
Joseph L. Young’s music has been hailed as, “… healing, inspiring, and beautifully haunting.”
“Into the Unknown” is a treasure chest of musical jewels you’ll delight in listening time and time again. The unknown calls us to live consciously. Joseph composes music that speaks to the human soul, and which infuses the silence with the sounds of life. ” – Lissette Cascante
A multi-award-winning artist, one of Joseph’s goals is to make music without boundaries which offers a universal sound that everyone can enjoy, “I want my music to take listeners on a journey of discovery, to help them work through their emotions, releasing the negative, as they grow and change …” – Joseph L. Young
Please join us Saturday, May 27th through Sunday, May 28th, 2023 for ‘Pacifica Flute Gathering’ – two days of Flute Music, Inspiration, and Camaraderie, on a unique 420-acre nature preserve in the heart of the Applegate Valley in southern Oregon. Our ‘Pacifica’ venue is about an hours’ drive northwest of Medford, OR, and about a half-hour south of Grants Pass, OR.
– Saturday, 11:00, begins with ‘Open Mic’ sign-up table, under The Pavillion. All flute players and flute-related players are welcome to sign up for, approximately, a 15-minute time slot.
– Saturday evening we will present a Concert with ‘Mary Youngblood and Friends’, in the Great Hall. Only $10.00 at the door!
– Sunday, from 11:00 to 5:15, we will offer Workshops< and Private Lessons with all of our artists. (Schedule T.B.A.) We’ll conclude with a Closing Circle and Blessing.
– Both days will include Flute and Craft Vendors. Saturday we will offer a Raffle and Silent Auction. The winners will be announced at the break in the concert (and you must be present to win).
Lodging: Lodging List for Applegate Valley and Grants Pass:
Link for Discounted Rooms at Best Western Grants Pass Inn:
Weather: is changeable in May – It can range from 60’s to 80’s, with light wind and showers. Please dress in layers, bring a rain jacket with a hood, hat, umbrella, and sunglasses. (The temperature can drop to 40’s at night).
What to bring:
- A GPS system (like a Garmin), and a map. Phone location GPS can come and go in the valley. I use my Garmin, with my phone as back-up only.
- Cash is preferred for all purchases between Vendors, Concert admission, Sunday classes, and Food Truck. (We will be able to accept Credit Card payments, but WiFi takes a bit longer, and can be sketchy at times).
- A sack lunch, snacks, and water. (We will have water, and intend to have a Food Truck, but the closest Deli Store is about 10 minutes away).
- A lawn chair for personal use outside. The evening Concert will be indoors and we will have chairs.
- A flashlight, or two, for navigating after-hours, especially for those of you who are camping … lanterns will come in handy.
- Personal fire extinguishers are recommended in all vehicles, especially campers.
Prospective Vendors, Volunteers, and new Members:
Please fill out our Ashland Flute Circle Survey. Your response will help us grow as a non-profit, bring you fun, help build community, musical opportunities, and keep you up-to-date on events. Thank you!
Volunteers: WE NEED YOU!!! – Please let us know if you are willing to assist with ‘Open Mic.’, Information Table, Raffle, Silent Auction, and/or general set-up/break-down. It’s easy, the perks are great, and we can’t function without you! Please Email: AshlandFlute@gmail.com.
Health & Safety: This is an open-air, indoor/outdoor event. Common sense will prevail. If you are feeling ill, have a cough or fever, or any physical symptoms – do not attend.
For the safety of all, we reserve the right to turn away, or ask anyone to leave if they appear to be ill, or display any symptoms, at our discretion.
And, for the safety of all, if you have, recently, come into contact with a person who is ill – when in doubt – do not attend.
This is a No Alcohol, No Drugs, No Vaping, No Weapons event – NO EXCEPTIONS. Smoking is allowed in designated areas, only, using the proper receptacles.
NO OPEN FLAMES, or lit items of any sort, are allowed on the property, including camping fires or cooking stoves of any kind. This is timber country. Outside outlets will be accessible in the picnic area, and we can allow limited access to a small kitchen. Please do not leave devices charging, unattended, in your camping area or vehicle.
Fire Safety and Risk will be everyone’s primary concern and will be closely monitored.
Driving and Parking must be kept to designated areas, only, to avoid sparking grass.
Pets: are allowed if they are attended to (not left in a vehicle during the day), and kept on a leash at all times. There is a dog walk area next to the Parking Lot with doggie waste receptacles.
There are bathroom facilities, an outdoor picnic area, and the venue is Wheel-chair accessible.
Questions?: You can reach us by email at: AshlandFlute@gmail.com
We hope you can join us in this peaceful and beautiful setting, and have fun!!!
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