The Grand Entry

  • Dennis Bowen, Master of Ceremonies – Dennis continues to be our guiding light to provide our cultural performance event! He has announced pow wows internationally for over 43 years. He is a traditional singer and former Fancy Dancer. Retired from a lengthy career in human services-counseling, he is now a full-time fine artist.
  • Sound Engineer: William Eaton – William moved our center stage sound to a highly professional level. He donates part of his time and equipment to make our event a success. William is a member of the R.C. Nakai Trio, a composer, Luthier, and more!  Visit Bart Applewhite is second in command of sound at center stage.
  • Arena Manager: Eric Manuelito Arena Manager was an addition to the Amphitheater stage in 2015. Eric brings national experience to our event – he has served as Head Man, Arena Manager, educator, flute player and more.
  • Nations Flags – loaned to the Fair by the Phoenix Veterans hospital Native American Veterans group, Leader Virgil James.
  • Northern Drum led by Lamon Barehand – This is Thunder Springs Singers fourth year to perform at the Fair. They provide an important piece to both opening and closing ceremonies.