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Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES
Comes Alive for 30th Annual Festival

Festival weekend, and day passes, Available for our 30th-Anniversary festival

Featured Artists

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Alex Cuba

With sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs, relinquish a conventional stereotype that exemplifies much of the Latin music landscape, Latin Grammy/Juno winner, and

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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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Northern Cree

“Sing it like you own it!”-Northern Cree The powerful and moving Northern Cree is a powwow and round dance act, based in Maskwacis, Alberta, Canada.

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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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Witch Prophet

Making her first appearance at ROOTSandBLUES, Witch Prophet is a queer, East African, singer-songwriter, and the Co-CEO of Heart Lake Records. She provides her fans

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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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