• Phone: 250-833-4096
  • Fax: 250-833-4097
  • Email:
  • Mailing Address: Box 21, Salmon Arm BC V1E 4N2
  • Location: 490 5th Avenue SW, Salmon Arm, BC


The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society is a non-profit charitable organization that presents year-round concerts as well as the Annual Roots and Blues Festival the third weekend every August.

To be included on our mailing list to receive our brochure and our e-newsletter, please purchase a society membership in Ticket purchase section on this website.

You can also purchase a membership by phone (250-833-4096) or by email:


The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society presents the Annual Roots & Blues Festival and an eclectic variety of world-class music events throughout the year. We strive to appeal to a wide spectrum of audiences and are committed to enriching the cultural and economic fabric of our region.



Located in the Shuswap, the heart of beautiful British Columbia, Salmon Arm is conveniently located on the Trans Canada Highway halfway between Calgary and Vancouver, and is nestled on the shores of one of the largest most pristine lake systems in British Columbia, Canada. Shuswap Lake has over 700 km. of shoreline with plenty of sandy beaches for recreation and relaxation. Outstanding natural beauty, clean waterways, provincial parks and an abundance of green space surround this world-famous recreation area.

  • By motor vehicle – 5 hours from Vancouver and 6.5 hours from Calgary.
  • By plane – 1.5 hours from Kelowna Airport (serviced by WestJet, Air Canada and Horizon Air)


The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival is held at the Salmon Arm Fair Grounds–with Mount Ida and the Fly Hills providing a scenic background. We are one block off the Trans Canada Highway in the centre of Salmon Arm. (Click on the map of British Columbia for more information on where Salmon Arm is located.)


  • Four Stages
  • Craft and Food Vendors
  • Artisan Market
  • Children’s Activities on Site (Children 12 and under admitted free with adults)
  • Beverage Gardens
  • Camping
  • Bike Lock-Up


No alcoholic beverages may be brought on site.
All attendees will be wrist banded, and wristbands are non-transferable.

Only beach/festival chairs have priority. Higher lawn chairs will be restricted to a back and side location so as not to block anyone’s view.


Patrons with disabilities who need special access should contact the SAFMS office at 250-833-4096.


The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to lowering its environmental footprint.

Partnering with the nonprofit Salmon Arm Community Living (SACL), we have developed an aluminum can and plastic bottle recycle program. This collaboration has been rewarding for both organizations for the last six years. During the Roots & Blues Festival in August, we have ensured that a cardboard dumpster is on site and properly marked to enable our volunteers, patrons and vendors easy access. All gray water discharge from our events is drained into the municipal sewer treatment system. In our office, we purchase only recycled printer paper and all waste paper, cardboard and plastic containers are recycled.

The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society is proactive in finding new and creative ways to lessen our environmental impact.

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