Singer Samantha Crain, Art Market, Stickball Set

Published August 19, 2022

DURANT, Okla. – “Arts and Culture” is the theme for a day of special programming at the Choctaw Cultural Center on Saturday, Sept. 24. Noted Choctaw singer, musician, songwriter, and poet, Samantha Crain will perform while an Art Market featuring the work of Choctaw artists will take place at the center. Also, a Youth Stickball Tournament will be played on the center Stickball Field.

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

Her memorable melodies and an honest storytelling-style have earned Crain two Native American Music Awards and an Indigenous Music Award. Her original music has been critically acclaimed by Rolling Stone, SPIN, and NPR, among others. She has toured extensively both nationally and internationally. Her newest album is “A Small Death.”

The Art Market will be set up in the main lobby of the Choctaw Cultural Center. There is no charge to see the art. Works for purchase will include painting, beadwork, sculpture, stained glass, and more.

The Stickball Tournament, for ages 13-17, is expected to draw six teams from across the Choctaw Reservation. Games will run 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 complimentary.

Regular admission rates apply to tour the permanent displays and newly opened “Chiefs, Clans and Kin” exhibit. Food and drinks, including traditional Choctaw dishes, will be available for purchase in the Champuli Café. The Hvshi Gift Store also will be open.

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


Arts and Culture Event

"Arts and Culture" is the theme for a day of special programming at the Choctaw Cultural Center on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Samantha Crain

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