ROOTSandBLUES Camping August 17-20, 2023
Tickets go on Sale in December

Camping is conveniently located steps away directly behind the festival on 10th AVE, Salmon Arm, BC with Mount IDA in the background. Camping is one of the many experiences ROOTSandBLUES offers to our festival fans. 


  • Campsites are pre-assigned by ROOTSandBLUES before your arrival. You are assigned a campground number and site number upon arrival or we will send you the information prior to August 1 , 2023. You will be notified.
  • There is no need to line up early, your site is assigned by ROOTSandBLUES.
  • NO REFUNDS, no pets, no fires, no propane pit fires.
  • If you transfer your camping to another party, please notify of who will be camping in your spot.
  • Sites are limited to 1 camping unit per site and/or one travel vehicle and limited to a maximum number of people depending on site size. Exceptions are made for families with more than two non-adult children (under the age of 16).
  • Check-in 2pm Thursday, Aug 17th – 4 Day Camping.
  • Check-out 9am Monday, Aug 21, 2023.
  • Campground-Directions-to-ROOTSandBLUES-Festival



We look forward to welcoming you back to the sights and sounds of the 30th ROOTSandBLUES Festival in beautiful Salmon Arm. We are committed to the health and safety of our musicians, attendees, volunteers, sponsors and stakeholders and this year is no exception.

Our focus is following all current government public health orders as well as employing practices that we confidently believe are in the best interests of all. 

As of April 8, BC’s vaccine card will no longer be mandatory to attend indoor and outdoor public settings. However, COVID-19 protocols are subject to change.

The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society adheres to evolving BC Provincial Health Authority and Interior Health Authority guidelines and recommendations.

Those who wish to wear a mask at SAFMS events are welcomed to do so.

All policies are subject to change to comply with government health orders and the evolving nature of the pandemic.

For information on British Columbia’s current public health order, click here.

Admission is subject to compliance with all BC Government and Interior Health and safety laws, facility rules and event regulations.

Check-in and Check out times 

  • Check-ins will be closed at 9:00 pm to avoid late night traffic.
  • Check-out is no later than 12:00 pm on Monday, August 21st, 2023

Check-in Procedure

  • Campers are assigned a campground number and site number prior to the festival – no exchanges permitted.
  • Use campground number assigned to find check-in tent.
  • At check-in show photo ID, camping pass, to receive:
    • dash tag for your vehicle 
  • Check-in with your Festival tickets at the Main Festival Gate, must show ID 
  • Due to the need to offload traffic from city streets as quickly and efficiently as possible, we cannot accommodate placement in any particular campground no matter how early you are in the campground line-up.


  • A Festival Campgrounds Parking Pass will be issued upon request at time of registration at the campgrounds, display on your dash. 
  • No additional parking available in the campgrounds.
  • Additional parking is available in paid parking sites or free in our East Parking lot located on the other side of the Festival.

Additional Information

  • Each vehicle is required to present its own camping pass.
  • A message board at the middle Entrance/Exit in Campground One, if you need to leave your information about where and when your friends can connect with you.
  • Please respect the parking rules/signs at all times.
  • Keep campground driving lanes clear for emergency vehicle access. **Vehicles parked on campground driving lanes will be towed at owner’s expense. 


4 Day Camping – Check in Thursday, August 17, after 2 pm 

plus fees – 20 X 20 | Max 4 people

plus fees – 20 X 40 | Max 6 people 

plus fees – 20 X 60 | Max 8 people (limited spots available)


  • Quiet hours 11:00 pm – 8:00 am.
  • Please respect your neighbour and those around you to ensure an enjoyable experience for all.
  • ROOTSandBLUES Festival reserves the right to limit noise at anytime.
  • On-site security available throughout the night at designated central sites.
  • Please report offenders to security personnel.
  • Use only designated entrance and exit ways and keep access to residence driveways clear.
  • Use of generators is restricted to daytime use and only when vehicle owner is present.
  • Please keep valuables locked in the trunk of vehicle.
  • ROOTSandBLUES assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged articles.
  • Store all food and drinks in vehicle overnight and keep children under supervision as wildlife may be present.
  • Respect the generosity and privacy of our landowners who have made this campsite available to us
  • Bring a flashlight for nighttime activities and entries into the site.
  • Wasps can be plentiful at this time of year, there is After-Bite at the Campground 1 entrance/exit table or we recommend a little ice for those painful stings.
  • The First Aid Station is on the Festival Site (refer to your program for its location).
  • People with extreme allergies to wasp bites should bring their prescribed antidote.
  • August is fire season in BC, smokers are asked to use extreme caution when butting out.
  • Containers are available at the exit gate if you would like to scoop up a little gravel for extinguishing your cigarettes.
  • Fire extinguisher located at the Entrance/Exit gate for emergencies.
  • There are no electrical or water hookups. Washstands and portable toilets are located at each campground. To avoid drainage problems, please refrain from washing food particles down the drain.
  • Waste, compost, refundable and recycling stations are on site for your convenience.
  • Please leave your campsite clean upon departure.