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Native American flutist to perform at West Nebraska Arts Center

May 17, 2019

GERING – As part of Scotts Bluff National Monument’s centennial and West Nebraska Arts Center’s “Continuing the Tradition” exhibit, Native American flutist, Jonah Littlesunday, will perform on Sunday, May 19 at 1:30 p.m. The program is free. Limited seating is available.

A full-blooded Navajo from Grey Mountain, Arizona, Jonah Littlesunday has been playing the Native American Flute since the age of 14. Jonah gained media attention when he journeyed to Los Angeles to audition for NBC’s America’s Got Talent Season 10. The experience refocused Jonah on his musical career and since then he has performed across the country. Most recently he performed at the Gathering of the North American Flute in Flagstaff, Arizona alongside fellow Canyon artists Grammy-nominated R. Carlos Nakai and Tony Duncan and shared the stage with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra.

Centennial Coordinator, Kayla Gasker, says “Littlesunday performed at Scotts Bluff National Monument in 2018 and we are excited to have him visit the community again especially in coordination with the Native American art exhibit at West Nebraska Arts Center.”

The “Continuing the Tradition - A Celebration of Native American Art” is currently on display in the Main Gallery at West Nebraska Arts Center and features Native American artists from Nebraska and South Dakota. The exhibit includes ledger art, handcrafted jewelry, bead work on authentic leather, pastels and more. The exhibit is free and open until May 26.

For more information about Scotts Bluff National Monument, please call 308-436-9701, visit http://www.nps.gov/scbl or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/scottsbluffnps.