Singer Samantha Crain, art market, stickball game for the Choctaw Cultural Center

Choctaw singer Samantha Crain brings her original sound for a 2 p.m. concert on Saturday, September 24 at the Choctaw Cultural Center, Calera.

DURANT, Okla. – “Arts and Culture” is the theme of a special day of programming at Choctaw Cultural Center Saturday, September 24. Noted Choctaw singer, musician, songwriter and poet, Samantha Crain will perform while an art market showcasing the work of Choctaw artists will take place at the center. In addition, a youth stickball tournament will be played on the central stickball field.

Crain will take the stage for a one-hour concert at 2 p.m. Kowi Chito Theater of the Choctaw Cultural Center. The show will be followed by a meeting. Seating is limited with $10 advance tickets (to buy tickets). All remaining tickets will be available at the door.

His memorable melodies and honest storytelling style earned Crain two Native American Music Awards and an Indigenous Music Award. His original music has received critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, SPIN and NPR, among others. She has toured extensively nationally and internationally. His latest album is “A Small Death”.

The art market will be set up in the main hall of the Choctaw Cultural Center. There is no charge to view the art. Works for purchase will include painting, beadwork, sculpture, stained glass, etc.

The Stickball Tournament, for ages 13 to 17, is expected to draw six teams from across the Choctaw reserve. Matches will be played from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Stickball Field, located north of the center’s main building. Parking is ample and admission to the games is free.

Regular admission prices apply to visit permanent and newly opened exhibitions Exhibition “Chiefs, Clans and Parents”. Food and beverages, including traditional Choctaw dishes, will be available for purchase in the Champuli Cafe. The Hvshi Gift Shop will also be open.

For a complete list of the day’s activities, visit the Choctaw Cultural Center Daily Activities. The Choctaw Cultural Center is located at 1919 Hina Hanta Way, Calera.

About the Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third largest Indian nation in the United States with over 208,000 tribal members and over 11,000 associates. This ancient people have an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe on the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, “Living the Chahta Spirit of Faith, Family and Culture,” is evident as it continues to focus on creating opportunities for growth and prosperity.


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About the Choctaw Cultural Center

The Choctaw Cultural Center is dedicated to exploring, preserving and showcasing the culture and history of the Choctaw people. The exhibits are immersive and told from the Choctaw perspective – honoring the physical and spiritual journey of the Choctaw people, the “Chahta Nvwat Aya”. Located in Durant, Oklahoma, the Choctaw Cultural Center includes over 100,000 square feet of rich and vibrant exhibits, a sprawling living village, classrooms, a theater, a cafe, and retail that, combined, bring the world to life. spirit of faith, family and Chahta culture! For more information, visit

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