Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival This Weekend

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Salmon Arm goes blue this weekend with their annual Roots & Blues Festival – the largest within BC’s interior. Now in its 22nd year, the festival has gained an outstanding reputation for the variety and high standard of its live shows.

The Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival takes place this weekend at the 18-acre Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. At night, two stages run simultaneously. The TD Main Stage is at one end of the grounds and is where you can catch the Festival headliners.

Headliners

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This year’s evening stage headliners include:

  • Còig
  • MonkeyJunk
  • Mavis Staples
  • The Souljazz Orchestra
  • Ian Tyson
  • Bellstop
  • Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory
  • The Sheepdogs
  • Cousin Harley
  • Oh My Darling
  • Josh Ritter
  • Black Joe Lewis

Check out the entire performer lineup here.

Family Friendly Activities

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Roots & Blues is family-friendly environment offering many things for kids to see and do, including a Family Stage with a line-up geared towards children. Kids 12 and under are admitted to the Festival free of charge.

Other amenities include a Global Food Village offering a delectable selection of western and ethnic cuisine, an Artisan Market featuring handmade Canadian originals, shaded beverage gardens with stage views, pre-registered camping, paid parking, and much more.

The Festival is a sonic and visual sampler that serves up an unforgettable experience. With something for everyone, it makes a great rendezvous point for friends and family to come together in the summertime. 

For more information, check out the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues website.

For more information about Salmon Arm, check out the region’s tourism office, Shuswap Tourism, for all travel tips & arrangements. Special thanks to Destination BC for their support.

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