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Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES
Comes Alive for 30th Annual Festival

Festival weekend, day passes, and camping are now available for our 30th-anniversary festival

Featured Artists

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Jann Arden

What a way to close out three jam packed days of music on the main stage than with Canadian singer-songwriting royalty. Jann Arden is a

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The thunderous 11-14 piece grammy nominated Brooklyn NY afrobeat collective touches down to headline the main stage on Saturday night. For just over two decades

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Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Canadian Hip-Hop duo of Haisla (Indigenous) descent from Kitimat, BC. Rappers Yung Trybez and Young D formed the duo in 2016, releasing two albums in

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Ruthie Foster

We are thrilled to welcome the phenomenal Ruthie Foster back to the festival stage! The three time Grammy nominee for a Best Blues Album, has

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Tom Cochrane

As iconic, rugged, and recognizable as the Rockies, Canadian music royalty Tom Cochrane’s 4 decade career started in the pubs, rough neck bars and coffeehouses

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Joel Plaskett Emergency With Mo Kenny

When Joel Plaskett joined Thrush Hermit on stage in December 1999, he had no idea what the next century would hold. All Plaskett knew was that night would be the last for the band he formed as a teenager. Without a backup plan, Plaskett, the son of musician Bill Plaskett, had a decision to make: move on to the next chapter or keep on rocking.

Now, more than 20 years later, Plaskett is a JUNO Award-winning musician at the helm of the Joel Plaskett Emergency whose unique sound inspired the next generation of Canadian singer-songwriters. Plaskett brings his inspiring story and iconic folk-rock tunes to Salmon Arm’s Song Sparrow Hall on Sept. 11, 2022.

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A Festival Reborn

Get a taste for ROOTSandBLUES and rewatch the 29th annual Festival of 2021.

Banding Together for Nearly 30 Years

Experience musicians in their prime sharing stories about life and love through music against a backdrop of forest-clad mountains and the pristine waters of the Shuswap. ROOTSandBLUES is a festival where you can dance late into the night with new friends and laugh with your family in the kids’ tent under the same Shuswap sky.

The soul of ROOTSandBLUES thrives in our virtual Altered States II. And we can’t wait to welcome you back to Salmon Arm in 2022.

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