Announcements & Updates

1:00pm PST - March 16, 2020: 

Message from David Gonella, Executive Director:

Until further notice the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society office will be closed to the public. Online sales for the 28th Annual ROOTSandBLUES Festival will continue.
Staff will be checking email and voice messages for any urgent matters. Thank you for your patience and for working together to keep everyone safe through social distancing.

2:00pm PST - March 13, 2020:

We regret to announce that in the interest of protecting our valued patrons and performers we will be postponing both next week’s Irish Mythen concert and our Slocan Ramblers performance until Fall 2020.

"It is prudent that we take these steps alongside other organizations, venues and artists for the safety of everyone involved. The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society is always pleased and excited to bring fans and patrons together for shows, but at this time all involved agree that taking these measures is the wise choice" - Peter North, Artistic Director.

"We ask our patrons and community members to refer to the federal and provincial health authority websites for all information related to COVID-19. Also, Salmon Arm Folk Music Society would like to extend our appreciation to Irish Mythen and The Slocan Ramblers for their support and leadership in deciding to postpone their tours. More information regarding the rescheduling of the concerts will be available soon" - David Gonella, Executive Director.

Patrons who have purchased tickets for the Irish Mythen concert are directed to visit for more information.

Patrons who have purchased tickets for The Slocan Ramblers please contact the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society at for ticketing information and options.

Given how hard these cancellations are financially on some of our favourite independent Roots artists, you can still support them by purchasing some of their exceptional recordings at their respective websites, and

How does it affect the 28th Annual ROOTSandBLUES Festival?

At this time the Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Festival August 13-16th will be going forward as planned and ticket sales will continue. The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society will provide more information as it becomes available in the coming months.

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