Musical Echoes 2013, a celebration of Native American culture, art, and music highlighting the extraordinary Native American flute, will be held from noon April 19 through 3:309 p.m. April 21 at Fort Walton Landing, 139 Brooks St., in Fort Walton Beach.

Musical Echoes has become a world class event recognized as the best American Indian flute festival, with attendance in excess of 15,000.  Enjoy a full schedule of performances from internationally acclaimed Native American musicians and dancers including return favorites such as Johnny Lipford, Autumn's Child, and dancer Nikki Crisp. Kevin Locke, known throughout the world as the preeminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute, traditional storyteller, and educator, will make his first appearance at Musical Echoes this year.

Along with the full schedule of concerts, you can interact with Native American craftsmen who will display their arts and sell their wares.  Learn to play a Native American style flute in the free beginnersí class.  Shop the outdoor market for Native American art, jewelry, beadwork, clothing, food and much more, and take part in the annual Torchlight Remembrance Ceremony. 

The goal of Musical Echoes is to create a quality Native American music and arts celebration. Bring the family to enjoy this alcohol-free, fun event that is always free of charge, providing an opportunity to experience this nationís rich Native American culture through music and art.   Musical Echoes is co-presented by Musical Echoes Flute Festival Inc. and the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce. 

Call 243-9807 or visit for more information.