Artist Application

Artist Submissions for 2024

See below for more information about applying to perform throughout the year.

World-class music, awe-inspiring landscapes and a relaxed, welcoming experience the SAFMS has brought generations of music lovers to our small Shuswap city through the presentation of off-season events and the iconic ROOTSandBLUES festival.

Planning starts with a priority list exceeding the number of artists we can realistically program. Throughout the process we discover more amazing music by keeping our ears and eyes open, attending other festivals and conferences, feedback from fans, and collaborating with colleagues. 

We look forward to receiving your submission.

*To reduce shipping and waste involved we only accept electronic submissions. Please do not send unsolicited hard materials.

To be considered for our year round programming schedule, please submit the following information along with your expression of interest to: Artistic Director Kevin Tobin at ad@rootsandblues.ca:

  • EPK (Electronic Press Kit) or links to website, social media, live and recorded music
  • Name & Contact Information ( Include phone and e-mail)
  • A list of all confirmed group members names and instruments (if known at the time of submission)
  • GST number, if applicable (Canadian residents only)
  • Date and/or month of availability (if known at the time of submission)

ROOTSandBLUES 2024: July 26 – 28, 2024

ARTIST SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Touring – International, USA:  October 2023 – February 28, 2024

Touring – Canada:   October 2023 – February 28, 2024

BC: Local/Regional/Provincial:  February 9, 2024

Children Performers:   February 9, 2024

Canadian touring artists, please note the appropriate Canada Council touring application deadline is any time before your departure date and results are known usually within 3 months of submitting your application.

Please confirm dates with the Canada Council for the Arts directly. Their application can be found HERE.

To be considered for the annual ROOTSandBLUES Festival, please submit the following information along with your expression of interest to: Artistic Director Kevin Tobin at ad@rootsandblues.ca

  • EPK (Electronic Press Kit) and/or links to website, social media, live and recorded music
  • Name & Contact Information (include phone and e-mail)
  • A list of all confirmed group members and instrumentation (if known at the time of submission)
  • GST number, if applicable (Canadian residents only)

Due to the high volume of submissions, we cannot respond to every email so please forgive us if we aren’t able to get back to you or return communication in a timely manner.

Only those selected will be contacted.

To be considered for the annual ROOTSandBLUES Festival, please submit the following information along with your expression of interest to: Artistic Director Kevin Tobin at ad@rootsandblues.ca

  • EPK (Electronic Press Kit) and/or links to website, social media, live and recorded music
  • Name & Contact Information (include phone and e-mail)
  • A list of all confirmed group members and instrumentation (if known at the time of submission)
  • GST number, if applicable (Canadian residents only)
  • *Canadian Artists: Please indicate if the group/musician has secured or will be applying for tour funding. To review information on Canada Council for the Arts funding follow the link HERE.
  • *International Artists: Please indicate if the group/musician has secured or will be applying for tour funding

Kevin Tobin 
Artistic Director

Salmon Arm Folk Music Society
PO Box 21, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2

Ph: 250.833.4096
Em: ad@rootsandblues.ca

Due to the high volume of submissions, all inquiries regarding the status of applications should be submitted via email to the Artistic Director. Artist submissions will not be returned.

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