Celebrate Together: ROOTSandBLUES returns to fairgrounds August 18-21, 2022
As the sun dips behind Mt. Ida and casts vibrant hues of purple and orange across Shuswap Lake, music fans from across the region flock towards the main stage. Excitement fills the Friday night air. It’s been two years since fans last celebrated together at ROOTSandBLUES. And then he hits the high note.
“Life is a highway, and I wanna ride it all night long.”
Back after two years of virtual performances, the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society is thrilled to welcome Tom Cochrane, Jann Arden, Antibalas, Ruthie Foster and more to the 30th annual Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Aug. 18-21.
Daytime workshops are renowned for delivering high voltage performances with artists who were introduced backstage before becoming fast friends on ROOTSandBLUES stages. The enthusiasm and spirit of the performers is palpable when the festival gates open, and lives on long after the festival ends.
Produced by the not-for-profit Salmon Arm Folk Music Society, the ROOTSandBLUES 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.