This past week the Áak’w Rock Indigenous music festival made its first in-person debut since it began virtually two years ago. It started Thursday and proceeded into the weekend with hundreds of patrons each night.
The three-day festival invited more than 70 Indigenous performers from across the state, the country and the world to partake in what organizers say is the only Indigenous music festival in the country.
The festival won’t be held again in Juneau until 2025 — it alternates with Celebration, one of the largest gatherings of Southeast Alaska Native communities that occurs every two years.
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