The American Indian Music Festival was held Saturday, May 26, at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum. Among the performers were Corey Medina, Thomas X, and Mille Lacs Band member Max Blake.
Max Blake opened the Fest with traditional flute music played from a collection of handmade instruments. Thomas X livened things up with a hip-hop performance designed to bring awareness and inspire change. The Red Lake tribal member also invited Flutist Max Blake to collaborate with him for an on the spot jam session. Corey Medina of the Navajo Nation with his band Brothers drew a crowd with blues-rock and cheerful reminders about the good things in life. Medina is originally from Shiprock, Arizona, and now lives in Minnesota with his wife and children.