2019 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow
Don’t miss the 36th Annual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow on April 26-27, 2019 at the Powwow Grounds at Tingley Coliseum in in Albuquerque, New Mexico. North America’s biggest powwow attracts more than 3,500 dancers and 150,000 spectators during the last week of April. This is the Super Bowl of powwows with over $200,000 in Cash & Prizes to singers and dancers. Everybody saves up to come to this one. Activities include a Miss Indian World cultural (not beauty) pageant (that takes place on Thursday night at the Albuquerque Convention Center), Stage 49 (Contemporary Music/Performance stage), Indian Traders’ Market (over 400 Arts & Crafts vendors), Native Food Court and more. THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT!
Gathering of Nations Pow Wow
Tickets Sold at the Door: One-Day Admission $19; Two-Day Pass $42
2-Day VIP Pass: $85 – Limited Passes Available
Miss Indian World Talent Presentations
The GON Pow Wow’s Miss Indian World Talent Presentations will be held in the Kiva Auditorium located at the Albuquerque Convention Center (Downtown Albuquerque). A Young Native American Woman will be crowned after the Saturday Grand Entry with the title of Miss Indian World to presents all native and indigenous people as a cultural goodwill ambassador.
Miss Indian World Location (Thursday): Albuquerque Convention Center – Kiva Auditorium
401 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Parking off of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and Marquette NW
Tickets $15 Tickets available at the door 3pm
Will Call Open at 5pm
Doors open 6pm, Showtime 7pm
Gathering of Nations Powwow Mini-Gallery
2-Day Gathering of Nations Pow Wow
The Gathering of Nations Pow Wow itself is a 2 day event (Friday and Saturday) held in Albuquerque. The GON Powwow experience is for all people (Indian and Non-Indian) to come see colorful Native American Pow Wow dancing, to hear the songs and become enlightened with emotional happiness!
The Gathering of Nations Pow Wow hosts tens of thousands of people and more than 700 tribes from throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world each year. The three-day event includes more than 3,000 traditional Native American singers and dancers competing for prizes, more than 800 Native American artisans, craftsmen and traders displaying and selling their work, as well as over 30 contemporary indigenous music groups performing on Stage 49.
GON Powwow Schedule
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Ticket/Box Office open for Ticket Sales and Will Call – Gate 8 & Gate 3
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Dancer/Drum Registration @ Expo NM, Enter Gate 8 ONLY
3:00 p.m.: Tickets for sale for the Miss Indian World Traditional Presentations at the ABQ Convention Cntr- upper level
5:00 p.m.: Will Call open for Miss Indian World Traditional Presentations tickets ONLY—NO Powwow Tickets (unless ordered with Miss Indian World)
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Miss Indian World Traditional Talent Presentations @ Albuquerque Convention Center-Kiva Auditorium
9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.: Ticket/Box Office open for Ticket Sales and Will Call – Gate 8 & Gate 3
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Dancer/Drum Registration @ Expo NM, Enter Gate 8 ONLY (After 2pm, Registration will be at Announcer’s stage inside Tingley Coliseum) Dancer Discount Card good until 2PM Friday, April 26, 2019.
10:00 a.m.: Gates Open to the General Public to the Powwow Grounds
10:00 a.m.-11:45am: Musical Performances inside Tingley Coliseum, all venues open (Traders’ Market, Stage 49, Food Court, Teepee Village)
12:00 p.m.: Grand Entry of Dancers inside Tingley
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Contest Dancing – all venues with various programming around powwow grounds
2:00 p.m.: Miss Indian World Public Speaking Competition at Stage 49
4:00 p.m.: Horse and Rider Parade around the Powwow Grounds and down Main Street
5:00 p.m.: Gourd Dancing
7:00 p.m.: Grand Entry of Dancers
8:00 p.m.: Miss Indian World Dance Competition
8:30 p.m.- Adult