Garan Coons is a versatile Native American entertainer.

Garan Coons, Native American Entertainer

Opera House

Red Cloud Opera House
413 N. Webster Street
Red Cloud, 68970
United States

Garan Coons, a professional dancer, singer, flute player, and storyteller of the Oglala Lakota and Navajo tribes, is the ultimate all-around entertainer! Founder of the Many Moccasins Dance Troupe, Coons tours extensively, delivering a spectacular display of living Native American culture. His exquisite regalia and defined dance moves offer a magnificent educational and artistic experience that all age groups will enjoy. Coons specializes in the art of Fancy Feather dancing and traditional Prairie Chicken dancing, both of which help bring history and tradition to life. The performance will include traditional dancing with narration, storytelling, and flute playing. Mr. Coons is the recent recipient of the Governor's Arts Award in the category of Heritage Arts.

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER...Coons will first perform at 10:00 a.m. at the Willa Cather Memorial Prairie. Please join us tonight at the Opera House for the evening performance instead! Tickets are available.

Coons’ performance at the Red Cloud Opera House will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 the day of the show. It will be free for students in grades 12 and under, thanks to sponsorship from the Claire M. Hubbard Foundation.

Sponsored by:

  • Claire M. Hubbard Foundation 

Support was also provided by Humanities Nebraska and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Opera House programming is made possible through the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Health Precautions: We are following guidelines from the South Heartland District Health Department for Phase III of the Directed Health Measure. For now, all performances at the Opera House will feature socially-distanced seating, thereby reducing the capacity of the auditorium, so we encourage advance purchase of tickets due to limited quantities available. Most seats will be available in pairs, with a distance of six feet between each group seats. Face coverings are required to be worn at all times while inside the Opera House. Concessions will not be available, but patrons are welcome to bring a water bottle (no glass).