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Flutestock celebrates beautiful music, the arts

ELKTON, Ore. – Native American-style flute music returns to the Elkton Community Education Center on July 14-16. Free concerts and family-friendly inspiration span three days featuring open mic performances for amateurs and professionals alike.

Flutestock is unmatched for its mixing and matching of people, location, food, and pentatonic harmony. Learn how to become a master flute maker, performer and mentor to others. Shop for flutes made by masters of the craft from exotic and spiritual woods.

Returning this year is Grammy award-winning performer Mary Youngblood, Best Native American Music Album, 2002 and ’06. Flutestock hours are 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday at at the Elkton Community Education Center, 15850 Oregon Hwy 38 W, Elkton, Ore.

Doc Slyter, Elder and Chief of the Coos Nation will open Flutestock with a blessing on Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. He will be joined by Flutestock founder Alby Thoumsin.

Among the performers will be didgeridoo master Pamela Mortensen. Give a thought to bringing your cello for a jam with Pamela. You should, of course, bring your flute with an ear to the workshops that will be available to you.

New this year are showers for overnight campers at Elkton Community Education Center. The Friday and Saturday night showcases are a must for anyone with music in their soul and rhythm in their hearts.

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