. . . to Arvel Bird's official website.  Arvel's been busy working on a new project, but not what you might think.  Although he continues light touring and composing new music . . . he and Kimberly have founded a Spiritual Center in Cottonwood, Arizona!

The Center of Universal Light is located at Old Town Center for the Arts.  As of April 1st, Arvel and Kimberly share the Sunday Message, Music and Mantra and occasionally bring in other brilliant Guest Speakers and Musicians on scheduled Sundays.  

The Center of Universal Light is an independent, unaffiliated, unorthodox spiritual center, celebrating the diversity of life, spirituality and encouraging people to follow their own spiritual path.  You can read more about it at Center of Universal Light.

He will continue his currently scheduled performances "on the road".  Feel free to email us with any questions.  info@arvelbird.com

bloggin' on the road with Arvel

To Fly or "Dragon"Fly

It’s no coincidence that many of my animal totem blogs are also animals for which I composed or co-wrote on my Animal Totems CDs. Most of those creatures have played roles in my life at one time or another with…


Join Arvel's Newsletter Community

Receive a free mp3 when you sign up for Arvel's email newsletter. Keep up with him, his music, his schedule, his merchandise, his blog, pretty much anything to do with Arvel Bird! If you ever have questions, just call or email.

Previous events

Unity of Flagstaff in the Park - Music with a Message

Thorpe Park, 191 N Thorpe Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Rev. Arvel will be sharing Music with a Message at Unity of Flagstaff's and Center for Spiritual Living's combined outdoor Service in Thorpe Park. Come for the Music, stay for the Message "Life as a Practice"!


Private Gig

Surprise, AZ

Arvel and favorite musical partner, Fred Rothert are teaming up again in Arizona for this gig.


Taylorville Native American Festival

 —  —

Taylorville, Il

Arvel prefers several times over the weekend. Plan to enjoy the sights and sounds all 3 days!the 17th annual Taylorville Blackhorse Pow-Wow, at the Taylorville IL. Lake Marina. Its going to be held on June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Gates open at 9am until 9pm. There is free parking and admission. Hot and cold showers, inside restrooms. Camping and cabins available. The host drum is: Great Sioux Uprising, they are Oglala Sioux and they are from Pine Ridge, South Dakota, along with the Southern Singers, and they are Cherokee from Hamilton, Ohio. The MC is Woody Richards, Arena Director is Tony Richards, Head Veteran and Co-Arena Director is Thomas Three Feathers, Head Man is Alex Salway he’s Oglala Sioux, and our head lady is Amanda Woodall and she’s Cherokee. Amanda is a champion Jingle Dress Dancer. We are going to have two Native Academy Award winners at this year’s Pow-Wow, and they are Arvel Bird he’s Paiute-Metis, and Jim Young he’s Rosebud Sioux. All vendors welcome, the fee is $100 for all 3 days of the Pow-Wow and that’s a 20’x20′ spot. There will be Authentic Sioux Food Booth there this year. Dancers: Jingle Dress, Grass Dancers, Fancy Dancers, Traditional and others will be present. Grand Entry will start at 1pm on Saturday, and 1pm on Sunday. Special event: little tot dances, must sign up by 12pm all 3 days of the Pow-Wow, adult must be present with child on sign in. There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, male or female There will be no alcohol, drugs, or firearms allowed on the grounds. We will have security on the grounds. For information call Blackhorse at 217-823-6878, or call Woody at 812-345-7745. Fest on Saturday to the public at 5pm all you can eat free.

Additional Information:

Report this ad

Details: Start: June 1, 2018, All Day End: June 3, 2018

Submitted by PowWow Calendar on: April 17, 2018

Organizer: Contact: Frederick DuBay or Blackhorse

Phone: 217-823-6878 or 217-565-1897

Email: blackhorse@consolidated.net


Pow Wow Size:-------

Venue: Taylorville Lake Marina: 1205 West Rich Street, Taylorville, IL

Related Pow Wows 17th Annual Taylorville Blackhorse Pow-Wow (2018)

JUNE 1 - JUNE 3, 2018


, 2nd, and 3rd. Gates open at There is free parking and admission. Hot and cold showers, inside restrooms. Camping and cabins available. The host drum...

Find More Information »

Bookmark and Share 25th Annual Potawatomi Trails Traditional Social (2018)

AUGUST 25 - AUGUST 26, 2018


Find More Information »

Bookmark and Share 60th Annual O-Sa-Wan Pow Wow (2018)

AUGUST 11 - AUGUST 12, 2018


, Sunday – Children’s Area, Marketplace, Tipi Camp, Saturday Evening Auction, Free Parking

Find More Information »

Bookmark and Share Gathering of Veterans Powwow (2018)



Saturday Gourd dance Grand entry Sunday Gourd dance Grand entry

Find More Information »

Bookmark and Share

Pow Wow Last Update: April 17, 2018

Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Start typing...

Name *

Email *


Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Location Map Pow Wow Location: Taylorville Lake Marina: 1205 West Rich Street, Taylorville, IL

Taylorville Lake Marina 1205 West Rich Street - Taylorville Details

SWCC Festival of the Arts - Schools

Lebanon Primary, Elementary and Middle School

Lecture Demo at Schools as outreach in support of SWCC Festival of the Arts. Visit https://sw.edu/swccfestivalofthearts/ for more info.