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Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival returns for 30th year

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Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival marks 30th year
Some Roots, some Blues, and a whole lot in between, filled the air in Salmon Arm for the Shuswap's largest music festival – Aug 22, 2022

Some Roots, some Blues, and a whole lot in between, filled the air in Salmon Arm, B.C., for the Shuswap’s largest music festival.

“The music is great and we have a wide assortment of different genres, so you can always find something exciting and something new that you weren’t expecting,” said Terry McDiarmid, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival‘s head supervisor.

The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival returned to the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds for the first time since 2019 with quite the lineup, boasting the likes of Jan Arden, Tom Cochrane, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Five Alarm Funk and Alex Cuba.

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“The Salmon Arm  Roots and Blues Festival is a destination for fans of music ranging from blues to bluegrass, Celtic to Cuban, and Americana to Afro-beat. The festival is presented by the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society, a non-profit charitable organization,” states a press release.

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This year’s festival marks its 30th anniversary.

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“This is shaping up to be a true landmark year for the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues,” states Kevin Tobin in a press release.

Thousands of people poured through the gates of the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds from Aug. 18 to Aug. 21. Now that this year’s festival has concluded, organizers are busy planning next year’s celebration of music.

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