The 25th Annual Roots & Blues Festival - August 18th, 19th & 20th , 2017
Produced in the picturesque setting Shuswap Lake, Roots and Blues is a festival that takes place on the third weekend of every August. From humble beginnings of stand alone folk shows in Salmon Arm community halls, Roots and Blues has grown into a major western Canadian outdoor event that attracts visitors from around the world. The festival has also hosted legends like Buddy Guy, Bruce Cockburn, Ian Tyson, Buffy Sainte- Marie, Mavis Staples, Arlo Guthrie, Serena Ryder, K’naan, Feist, Taj Mahal, and Steve Earle.
Daytime workshops are renowned for delivering high voltage performances with artists who were introduced backstage before becoming fast friends on Roots and Blues stages. The enthusiasm and spirit of the performers becomes contagious when the festival gates open, and long after the festival ends.
Produced by the not-for-profit Salmon Arm Folk Music Society, the Roots and Blues Festival has also been applauded for continuing to help inspire emerging artists from the region as well as presenting some of the province’s most respected musical ambassadors such as Colin James, Kiran Ahluwalia, and Jim Byrnes.
For tickets and information visit www.rootsandblues.ca or call 1-250-833-4096. Check out the video below that will give you a taste of the festival.