2015 Dinner in the Canyons [Annual Fundraiser]

2015 Dinner in the Canyons [Annual Fundraiser]

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October 10, 2015 5:30 PM–9:30 PM

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum will open its 2015-2016 season with Dinner in the Canyons on Saturday, October 10. Presented outdoors under the stars in Andreas Canyon, an ancient home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in Palm Springs, this public event is the Museum's major fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from Dinner in the Canyons will help underwrite the cost of 2015-2016 exhibitions, educational programs, and cultural festivals.


The honoree this year is the preeminent sculptor Doug Hyde, a descendent of the Nez Perce, Assiniboine, and Chippewa tribes. His sculptures are installed throughout the United States, including Palm Springs.

The evening begins with a sunset cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. overlooking the Coachella Valley, followed by an elegant dinner, Native entertainment, and a live auction of one-of-a-kind handcrafted creations by Native American artisans. Over 400 guests will enjoy an evening of Native hospitality and culture, while supporting the mission of Agua Caliente Cultural Museum.  Attire is desert casual.


Entertainment for the evening will feature the Twice As Good blues band (also known by their acronym 2XG) with Paul and Richard Steward. Paul (son) and Richard (father) are Native American of the Pomo Indians of the Elem Indian Colony in Northern California. They have been described as the "ultimate blues duo." Backed by their 2XG band, they perform a blend of blues and soul, R&B, and rock 'n' roll with a hint of the Indian beat. A dance floor will be provided  for those who wish to dance during theTwice As Good performance.

For additional information, contact Steve Sharp, Director of Development, at 760.833.8167 or ssharp@accmuseum.org.
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