Packages are a special ticket package offered
through December 31st, 2009 and are no longer for
Each VIP package
1 (one) Two Day Powwow wristband for
Friday April 23rd and Saturday April 24th with full
in-and-out privileges (re-entry) ($38 value)
Parking Pass (a $20 value)*
A 2010 Gathering of
Nations program magazine ($5 value)
A gift bag of
Gathering of Nations merchandise (valued at over
ALL of this (valued at over $138) for
the terms and frequently asked questions below. By
ordering, you agree to these terms and conditions on
this page. *1 parking pass per order only. VIP
package is picked up at Will Call at the Gathering
of Nations. To order by mail for pick up (Will Call)
at the Gathering, send certified funds (money order
or cashier's check only, NO personal checks) to:
Gathering of Nations Tickets 1037 Pine Tree Lane, DeSoto, TX, 75115
hope to see you at North
America's Biggest PowWow!
Guaranteed Tickets for the 2010 Gathering of Nations:
General advance guaranteed wristbands and tickets go on sale
12/31/2009 and Sale ended 04/17/2010:
Thursday April 22nd (Miss Indian World): $14
Friday April 23rd: Powwow, Stage 49, Traders Market:
Saturday April 24th: Powwow, Stage 49, Traders
Market: $19 Two Day Wristbands for April 23rd &
24th (with re-entry): $38
SUMMARY OF ADVANCE
TICKET INFORMATION AND TERMS:
VIP Packages are limited quantities and MAY sell
out before 12/31/2009. One (1) VIP Ticket Package
(1) VIP Parking Pass, One (1) Two-day Band (In & Out
wristband Privileges.), One (1) 2010 Program Magazine,
and One (1) Gift Bag.VIP
tickets are available for pickup at the will call window
at the event!
tickets, wristbands or gift bags are sent in the mail.
are no refunds under any circumstances!
order ticket/wristbands for someone else, PLEASE put their
name in the 'Ship To' field at purchase checkout.
the order is placed, 2 confirmation emails will be sent
to the email address provided at purchase checkout. The
first email is an automatic confirmation to confirm your
order was received. The second email is from a real
person with additional order information.
allow up to 5 business days to receive the second email.
If additional non-VIP tickets or wrist bands are needed, you may order
them starting 12/31/2009. If the ship to address of your
order is the same, your orders will be put together as
one order and
will be ready for pick up at Will Call.
are here to help. If
you have any questions before or after your order
please email us: tickets2010 @ gatheringofnations.com (no
Due to the
high volume of request, we will make every
attempt to reply; no replies will be made after
April 15th, 2010.
Advance ticket/band(s) are optional and are offered as a
convenience. Those who purchase tickets or wrist bands in advance
will receive the following:
A special Will Call pick up window with little
to no waiting time to receive tickets or wrist bands.
tickets or wrist bands are NOT sent in the mail!
unlimited special 25% online discount coupon for GON
merchandise (including the new 2010 CDs and DVDs).
A special entrance to the PowWow at
the UNM Football Stadium (Football Field) with your
tickets or wrist bands guaranteed even if
there is a sell out.
You can pre-order
GON Program Book(s) with your Advanced ticket order. Your souvenir
Program Book(s) will be ready for you to pick up with
your ticket order at the event.
or Visa is accepted through our On-Line Secured Ordering
Process (Remember: Credit cards are not accepted at the door). Re-Entry
IS permitted! Wristbands must be worn at all times for Re-Entry.Dancers
and Drums will be accommodated at Dancer Registration
Booth (NW Ticket Office
- UNM Football Stadium). Dancers
and Drums will be accommodated at Dancer Registration
Booth (NW Ticket Office
- UNM Football Stadium) Tickets will be used for the Miss Indian
World Talent Presentation & Show. What
custom cloth wristbands attached onto the arm using a
plastic Slide Lock®. Once locked into place cannot be
adjusted or removed without cutting, ensuring that the
highest level of security is maintained.
take a shower with Wristbands? Wristbands
are made out of a custom cloth so they can get
wet. Water will not damage your wristband. What
happens if I remove or Cut off the Wristbands?
Depending on the bands you purchase, bands need to be
wore AT ALL TIMES at the 2010 Gathering of Nations.
(Example: If you only buy a Friday band, it is valid
only for that day.) IF YOU REMOVE YOUR BAND A NEW BAND
WILL NEED TO BE PURCHASED. Bands will be color coded
depending on the event days you purchase. The only way
to remove your wrist band is by cutting it off.
How Do I remove the Wristbands?
After the event has finished
(wristband types will vary, Example: One day or Two-day
bands) cut off your wristband with a pair of
scissors. Be cautious to cut only the band and not harm
yourself. * Remember if you remove your band that
is assigned for the day, this will VOID your entry . All Wrist Band & ticket(s) sales are final and there are
no refunds allowed. A limited number of Two-day Wrist Bands are available
Online. We need to make sure there will be enough for
both Dancers and Drums (Singers). Tickets
are NOT sent in the mail.If
you use a Spam and/or Junk email filter please contact
us to confirm if the email is legitimate. Also please be sure
to ALLOW email from gatheringofnations.com website,
depending on your e-mail provider settings for Junk
E-mail will vary, contact your e-mail provider.
ANSWERS TO COMMON
ADMISSION QUESTIONS: Why purchase
tickets or wrist bands in advance?
Convenience, credit/debit cards, and little to no
waiting in line. Advance ticket purchasers also receive
a special unlimited use 25% off online GON merchandise
coupon and a special entrance at the event. Online
advanced ticket purchasing is optional and is offered as
a convenience. At times, the line to purchase tickets or
wrist bands at
the door can be longer than some want to wait.
Online advanced tickets or wrist bands are the only way to pay by
credit card or by mail with certified funds. If
the event is temporarily sold out or arena capacity has
been temporarily reached, those who purchase tickets or
wrist bands in
advance are guaranteed admittance.
tickets or wrist bands sent in the mail?
Several reasons including, in the past tickets and
wristbands were fraudulently duplicated, or lost or
stolen in the mail. Your tickets or wrist bands or
wristbands will be safe and secure at the special Will
Call booth at the Gathering.
There will be a clearly marked Will Call booth at the
UNM Football Stadium and Will Call table at the Miss Indian World Program
at the Albuquerque Convention Center - 2nd
Floor. There was little to no waiting in line
to pick up your purchases.
have your photo ID ready, at the time of ticket pick up,
please state your LAST NAME as it was indicated in the
'Ship To' field that was entered during online checkout.
LATE Friday or Saturday and the Will Call booth
is CLOSED, please go to the main ticket window to pick
up your Advance Ticket(s). ALL tickets or wrist bands must be picked up
at the same time to avoid any confusion with your order!
I am a Dancer and/or Singer/Drum Group. Do I need to
purchase advanced tickets or wrist bands? Returning dancers and singers with
a current address on file with the Gathering of Nations
will be sent a special discount coupon in Mid-January
for use at Dancer/Drum Registration only. Discount
coupons for Dancers and Singers will be sent in the
mail, bring the coupon to the Registration Booth located
at the UNM Football Stadium (Football field) NW
Ticket Office, ONLY redeemable at Registration! All Dancers and Singers/Drum
Groups will be accommodated at Dancer/Drum Registration at
the Gathering of Nations. Each dancer and/or singer/drum
group member can purchase a 2 day pass for yourself and
1 additional ticket for another person.
Are there discounts for Seniors or Children?
No. Only children 1 year old
and under are admitted free. All ticket sales are
monitored and regulated by UNM and other government
agencies due to capacity, fire and safety regulations.
We are monitored by the space utilized and not the age
These are restrictions imposed on us and we ask for your
understanding for our interest in your safety.
Parking. Is there a charge? Is there handicapped
parking? Parking is regulated by the UNM Football Stadium. Free
parking is available at some lots however some lots may charge a
parking fee. Again Fees are regulated by the
lot owner not the Gathering of Nations. Handicapped parking is located in the front
of the arena near the main entrance. A parking attendant
will be on site to assist with special needs parking.
What is the last day I can purchase advance
tickets or wrist bands? The last
day to order advance tickets or wrist bands on-line will be April 10,
2010. A limited number of 2 day passes are available
on-line and will likely sell out early online. If you
would like 2 day passes, you are encouraged to finalize
your plans and purchase your advanced ticket(s) as soon
Please include the First and Last Name that the
tickets or wrist bands should be reserved for, an email address or
return mailing address for your confirmation letters.
Orders postmarked after April 10th, 2010 will be
How do I know my
tickets or wrist bands are confirmed and guaranteed? Every
on-line and mail order for tickets or wrist bands is manually reviewed
by a REAL human being and confirmations will be sent as
soon as possible by
e-mail after receipt of your purchase.
If you use a Spam and/or Junk
email filter please refer to your email settings to
allow e-mail from gatheringofnations.com
to ensure that you receive email from our ticket
administrator. Having your printed confirmation is
recommended but not mandatory for order pick up at Will
Call. If your email address was
incorrect or blocked our email, you will not receive a
confirmation. You will need to show up at Will Call
Windows with a
proof of purchase.
I have someone else pick up my tickets or wrist bands?
Yes. It is best to put that person's name in the 'Ship
To' field when you place your online order. If that
isn't possible, please contact our ticket administrators
by email at tickets2010 @ gatheringofnations.com
(without the spaces in the email address) and let us
know that someone else is picking up your tickets or
Certain steps will be taken to verify your identity
before any name will be changed.We will do our best to record any individuals name
at Will Call to avoid confusion, please plan out your
pick schedule and person prior to the event.
order tickets or wrist bands for someone else?
Yes. During the checkout process online, enter that
person's name in the 'Ship To' field. The tickets or
wrist bands will
be in their name and will be ready for them at the Will
Call booth. Again please plan out your pick schedule and
person prior to the event.
I'm sure my order was processed but I did not receive my
email or mailed confirmation. What do I do? If you do not receive an
email or mailed confirmation of your ticket purchase(s),
we recommend you contact our ticket administrators by
email at tickets2010 @ gatheringofnations.com (without
the spaces in the email address). In the unlikely event
that you do not receive any reply or confirmation and
you are sure you purchased tickets or wrist bands (a charge was made on
your credit/debit card and is verified as a charge [not
just an authorization] by your bank, your tickets or
wrist bands will
be ready for you at Will Call.
Where do I
get school group tickets? The special K-12 school
rate of $7 per person is only available on Friday April
23rd at the main ticket window. Purchase orders are
accepted at the main ticket window at that time only.
Where do I get a
Press Pass? Press Passes are limited
and are available at the main ticket window or
designated Press greeting area. All Press MUST register.
Why is the online price higher than the door price?
The cost of accepting, processing, and fulfilling online
orders is higher. To cover heavy administrative costs
and 3rd party fees associated with advance tickets or
wrist bands and
due to restrictions placed on us, a per ticket service
fee applies for online sales. $1 per ticket and/or
wristband benefits the
G.O.N. Native American Academic Scholarship Foundation
at the University of New Mexico. Ticket prices also
include 50 cents per ticket UNM facility fee, online
credit card processing fees, and 3rd party
Please direct all other
Gathering of Nations, Ltd.
3301 Coors Rd. NW, #R300
Albuquerque, NM 87120
phone: 505-836-2810, fax: 505-839-0475
The Gathering of Nations is a self-funded non-profit
organization that receives NO federal funds and little
to NO corporate support. The majority of funding for the
event, our academic scholarships, and our Native
community aid is from annual ticket sales. Surplus funds
from the proceeds of the event, the Gathering of Nations
gives back directly to the Native community. (For
more details, please click here.)
Ticket proceeds benefit: Head Staff and Invited Drums,
Renting the Arena, Dance & Drum Competition, Hiring
hundreds of staff & security, Tents & Multimedia rental,
Utilities & Facility expenses,
G.O.N. Academic Scholarship
Foundation, and more.
Thank you for supporting the Gathering of Nations
through your purchase.