ROOTS&BLUES, BC's Marquee Music Festival

Capture breathtaking images from the pit and feature photographs of a diverse crowd gathered over a shared love of music and the arts. When you cover the Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Festival, unwind, edit photos, and share moments with your audience from the peace of our media tent. 


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Access is granted to accredited media personnel only. Please fill out the form above to ensure your accreditation. 

The accredited media point of entrance will be the Media Check-in located at the Festival WEST GATE ( On 5th St.). You can check in on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Pick up your Festival media package to enter the site. 

The Media tent will be located to the Left of the Main Stage Audience. You will find comfortable seating, power and privacy there!

  • Media is not permitted backstage or in the VIP Lounge unless prior permission has been granted and you have the appropriate access pass.
  • Photographers wishing to access the Photo Pit located at the stage front will need a special pass to access the Pit (please indicate on the Media Accreditation Request Form). If you are approved to be in this area, please use professional and unobtrusive conduct while working; keep to the side, or well below the audience’s view. Entrance to the Photo Pit is located to the Left of the Mainstage. 
  • The Festival’s still photography policy within the Photo Pit is the first three songs of each artist unless otherwise authorized. However, many performers set their own policy, some by contract, and it supersedes any that ROOTSandBLUES may set. Common sense, professional experience, and direction from festival staff and security prevail as the rule of the day. If you refuse to comply, you will lose your credentials for the remainder of the weekend.
  • Photographers, please be courteous to our paying patrons when setting up your equipment or working. Keep out of the audience’s view of stages when taking photos and avoid flashes, whenever possible. Photos should be taken during the first three songs of a performer’s set. 
  • Photographers, media and video crews are not allowed on stage at any time.
  •  If you have not requested Photo Pit access in advance, you will not be given access during the festival.
  • No video will be allowed of the artist during a performance unless prior approval has been granted by the artist. If you are interested in obtaining video of an artist, please submit your request two (2) weeks prior to the festival.
  • No audio will be taken of artists during their performances.
  • Do not set up lights and generators that will disrupt the audience or performers. If you have any questions about where to set up – please contact the Media Liaison for assistance.
  • Video/Audio recorders are only to be used during interviews and not during performances. Any artists not wishing to be photographed or recorded must be respected. 
  • We request that all media attending the Festival send us copies of any articles or recordings from past years and, upon publication, current articles/recordings that cover the Festival. We collect this information for our archives and use it to quantify and analyze your impact and our reach.
  • Due to the nature of a festival this size, planning may be modified. If you have any questions – please reach out. If you have any suggestions to improve our media relations, we’d love to hear them.
  • Once you have been you have been approved to be Media on the festival grounds you will be sent an artist list and publicity contacts. It is up to each media outlet to arrange interviews. 

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