Welcome to the Advance guaranteed
tickets (Will Call) Information Page. Advance Tickets ended April
2011, regular tickets (cash only) available at the
door. If you already ordered tickets in advance, your tickets will be
ready for you at WILL CALL. Questions regarding tickets already ordered:
*2011 Gathering of Nations Advanced Admission News: Re-Entry IS permitted
with 2 day passes only! Credit cards NOT ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR, only
in Advance. Cash only at the door. A parking fee of $10.00 will be charged by
third party (UNM) not GON. Fee will be waived with 4 or more
adults in 1 vehicle. (Please read
General Admission Terms and Common Admission Questions below for more Info!)
AND SINGER DISCOUNTS:
Dancers and Drum Groups! The Gathering of Nations discount
admission coupons were mailed out early spring of 2011. Coupons are
only REDEEMABLE at Dancer/Drum Registration.
2011 ADVANCED GUARANTEED (WILL CALL)
TICKET SALE INFO:
Purchasing tickets in advance is optional.
Indian World Talent Presentation & Show:
April 28, 2011........................................................$14.00
Show will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino -
Albuquerque Show Room,
click here for show information.
NO RE-ENTRY WITH SINGLE DAY TICKETS) Friday,
April 29, 2011 - (Powwow,
Stage 49, Traders Market).......................$19.00 Saturday:
April 30, 2011
Stage 49, Traders Market).................$19.00
IN AND OUT PRIVILEGES FOR BOTH April 29 &
& Saturday....................................................................$38.00 SPECIAL NOTE: Gathering of Nations Admission
is Tax Deductible!
$1.00 of the Admission goes to GON-UNM
of the Admission goes to UNM Facility
Please Continue to
read the Terms and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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).
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).
IS permitted with a Two Day Pass only! 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) 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.
Can I take a shower with Wristbands?
Wristbands are made out of a custom cloth so they
can get wet. Water will not damage your
What happens if I remove or Cut off the Wristbands?
to be wore AT ALL TIMES at the 2011 Gathering of
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.
How Do I remove the Wristbands? After the
event has finished
cut off your wristband with a pair of scissors.
Be cautious to cut only the band and not harm
yourself. All Wristband and/or ticket(s) sales are final and there are
no refunds allowed. A limited number of Two-day Wristbands 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. We
are here to help. If
you have any questions after your order
please email us: tickets2011 @ gatheringofnations.com (no
Due to the
high volume of request, we will make every
attempt to reply; no replies will be made after
April 25th, 2011.
ANSWERS TO COMMON
ADMISSION QUESTIONS: Why purchase
tickets and/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.
Where / How /
When do I pick up my ticket or wristband?
You may Will Call your tickets up at the following times: FOR POWWOW, STAGE 49 & INDIAN
TRADERS MARKET WRISTBANDS:
Thursday, April 28th from 9am-3pm
at the UNM Arena, Avenida
Cesar Chavez Blvd., Albuquerque.
Friday and Saturday, April
29 & 30th starting at 9am
at the UNM Arena.
FOR MISS INDIAN WORLD
PRESENTATIONS & SHOW:
Thursday, April 28th Ticket and Will Call window opens at 5pm forMiss Indian World Program located
at the Hard Rock.
There will be a clearly marked Will Call booth at the
UNM Arena and Will Call table at the Miss Indian World Program. 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 Arena Dancer Registration, 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 at a
discounted rate and
1 additional ticket at regular price for another person.
Are there assigned seats? What type of seating is
No, all wristbands are general
admission. The UNM Arena has typical arena
style seating with the majority of seating being benches
and some being individual seats. For attending Drum
groups or Singers, chairs available for rent and/or
bring your own chairs.
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.
Is the UNM Arena wheelchair accessible? Is there
Yes. Wheelchair seating is clearly marked and at the
entry level of the UNM Arena.
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.
Wheelchair and Handicapped floor access is not permitted
except to registered Drum Groups.
Parking. Is there a charge? A $10.00 Parking is regulated by UNM or lot
parking is available at some lots however some lots may charge a
Fee will be waived with 4 or more adults in 1 vehicle.
Again Fees are regulated by the
lot owner not the Gathering of Nations.
Fees may also apply at the Miss Indian World
Presentation held at downtown at the Albuquerque
Convention Center. City or Albuquerque Convention Fees
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 17,
2010 (Sunday). A limited number of 2 day wristbands are available
on-line and will likely sell out early online. If you
would like 2 day wristbands, 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 17th, 2011 will be
How do I know my
tickets or wrist bands are confirmed and guaranteed? Every
on-line and mail order for tickets or wristbands 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 tickets2011 @ 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 tickets2011 @ 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 28th, 2011 at the main ticket
window. Purchase orders issued by the school are
accepted at the main ticket window. SCHOOL TICKETS ARE
NOT AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE!
Where do I get a
Press Pass? Press
Passes are limited and are available at the Press Window
located at the NE Ticket Window. All Press MUST register and show LEGIMATE Press
Credentials! Press does not have IN and OUT privileges,
you must register daily!
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. Also $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
Due to the
high volume of requests, we will make every
attempt to reply; no replies can be made after
April 20th, 2011.
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!