The Friday Night Concert and Equinox Masquerade Ball
The Friday Night Concert is free to all attendees with a weekend registration and a Friday-only registration. Likewise, the Equinox Ball is free to all attendees with a weekend registration or a Saturday only registration. There is also a costume contest held at the ball with three categories: Best Individual Costume, Best Partner/Group Costume, and Best Representation of Theme.
Friday Night Concert
We open the evening with Michael Charette (Laughing Fox), an artist, musician, writer and performer and a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Ojibwe). As a self-taught Native American flute player, he enhances his stories with flute music and storytelling performance. Growing up surrounded by the beauty of Lake Superior and the woodlands led him to dedicate his gifts as an artist to teaching about Indigenous history, culture, and heritage. His work as both a visual and performance artist is varied and tied together by the traditional wisdom of the Anishinaabe people, which is respectfully incorporated into his work.
Laughing Fox captivates audiences with his authentic, relaxed style, giving Native American Cultural Demonstrations that consists of stories, culture, history and music from the Anishinaabe People’s. With over 20 flutes in his collection, each with their own story voices and song. Michael weaves traditional storytelling with his own experiences. Tales of Laughing Fox performs all over Turtle Island and beyond, recently returning from a trip to York, England.
Laughing Fox currently has Native American flute Music albums available:
Then we continue the evening with Paganicon favorite: Wendy Rule!
Wendy Rule has always carved a unique and individual path. Combining elements of gothic, folk, world, ambient and cabaret music, and crossing over into Pagan and New Age categories with her many mythological, esoteric, and ritual references, Wendy is as individual as she is prolific. Renowned for her extraordinary voice and live shows that blur the line between music, ritual and theatre, Wendy has gained a loyal following in Australia, the USA, Europe and the UK. Wendy takes her audience on an otherworldly journey of depth and passion. With the help of her loyal fanbase Wendy continues to maintain her musical independence, unbound by the confines of the mainstream. In 2014, Wendy relocated from Australia to the USA and is now living in the beautiful High Desert city of Santa Fe, New Mexico – allowing her an even stronger connection to her ever-growing US fanbase and providing daily access to the wild Nature that inspires her unique and transformational work. https://wendyrule.com
Then, on Saturday night, the magic continues with
The Equinox Ball:
Spiral Rhythm is a pagan band celebrating spirit with song. They have been creating magic for over two decades. The group began singing at bonfires, gatherings, and festivals. Over time they have evolved and changed, but their goal has always been the same – to raise the spirit through voice and song. their performances are designed to build community and get people dancing!
The group features: Kerri Upton, Kiki Williamson, Ric Neyer, Jon Skoglund, Kira Lang & Richard Williamson
A vast majority of their songs are original and all of their music is a co-creative effort.
Spirit music, indeed!