Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival

It’s time to plan a summer vacation that’s affordable, fun, and memorable! Make ROOTSANDBLUES your annual tradition.

The perfect summer road trip for the whole family is in high demand. This year many Canadians will be taking to the roads to make memories while the kids are out of school. There are so many options, but one that stands out, and it is right in your backyard.

On August 17, pack up the car and head out for a weekend in the beautiful British Columbia Shuswap. You’ll spend three nights creating memories – and maybe even a new family tradition.

The 25th anniversary Salmon Arm ROOTSANDBLUES Festival lineup is proving to be one of the most anticipated; from the sounds of Ricky Skaggs to the beats of our House Band and from the great vibes by artists like the Alex Cuba to the sweet stylings of groups like Five Alarm Funk. No matter the age the whole family will be grooving to this summer soundtrack.

Music festivals might not be the first thing parents think of when planning a family activity but this annual event is geared at music-lovers of all ages. From sandboxes to practicing the drums the littlest members of the family will have a blast while parents take in the sights and sounds of an all-star roots and blues lineup.

The Festival features the Family Fun Zone packed full of activities to keep everyone in the family happy. Face painting, crafts, water balloons, sandboxes, bouncy houses, and activities from the Okanagan Science Centre will all be main stage for families during the Festival. Imagine moving and grooving to the sounds of the Talking Dreads while at the same time building a sand castle as a family.

The ROOTSANDBLUES Play Stage will also be a hit for the family. Located near the food court this interactive stage allows everyone to get hands-on and learn about music essentials. Mom and dad can learn a few storytelling tips while the kids take a spin on a few musical instruments.

And, finally, when it is time for some kid-free time on Saturday or Sunday, the Festival features onsite daycare for children over 3. Kids can be dropped off for two-hour time periods for $20.00 per child – they will enjoy fun with new friends and parents will get to enjoy the beer gardens.

Tickets are available for purchase online now – and the Festival is sure to be a sold-out crowd. Make this summer road trip highly anticipated for everyone in your family – they will love the chance to hear a ton of established musical acts, to interact with many up and coming artists, and to play together as a family.

Visit for more information and to buy your tickets.

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