You are invited to a FREE concert by Jack Gladstone at Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 2 p.m. Gladstone’s music illustrates Western Americana through a fusion of lyric poetry, music, and spoken word narrative.  He claims both Native American and European immigrant ancestry and his music honors both traditions.

Gladstone describes himself this way, “I am a Storysmith, forging ancient, historical, and contemporary narratives into accessible lyrical art.  My work promotes the collaborative revitalization of ‘kinship centered’ traditions.  The Spirit of our American heritage, both native and immigrant, compels me to compose and perform my original work.   As the child of a Blackfeet Indian father and German-American mother, my work recognizes a shared responsibility towards our natural and historical landscapes.  I am convinced that my most important work is to inspire the deepest possible connection to the reciprocal web of relationships within creation. The realization of this connection and formation of our response to it, will determine the essence of our future.”

We hope you will glimpse this connection for yourself and enjoy his unique performance. Homestead is honored to welcome Gladstone to share his powerful ideas and musical talent.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2015. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (HomesteadNM), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home/.

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