Hard to believe, but in two months time the Salmon Arm ROOTS&BLUES Festival gates will be opening and to kick-off the 2016 festival patrons can expect an expanded Music Crawl on Thursday August 18th.
Last year the Shuswap Community Theatre was added as a new venue and patrons loved the intimacy and fine acoustics the theatre on Hudson avenue provided.
We’ll be back at the Shuswap Theatre again with a fantastic line-up led by award-winning bluesman Tim Williams and a dynamite new duo Harrow Fair, who are Miranda Mulholland from the Great Lake Swimmers and Andrew Penner from the Sunparlour Players.
Along with the Blue Canoe, Shuswap Pie Company, and Shuswap Chefs, roots music fans will also be able to catch hot sounds of local and touring acts at the new Urban Market. To bring the evening home Music Crawl 2016, will for the first time, funnel down to the festival site for a rockin’ good time at the Boogie Bar-N.
Colombian reggae band De Bruces A Mi and blues maestro David Gogo and his band will rock the Boogie Bar-N. Gates open at 7:30 and showtime is 8:30.
While the “pay what you can” policy stays in place for the cafes, pubs and Shuswap Theatre Music Crawl shows, members of the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society will gain free admission to the Bar-N show.
Memberships are $15 and will be available for purchase at the ROOTS&BLUES box office until 5 p.m. before the Thursday evening concert. Non-members admission for the De Bruces A Mi and David Gogo Band dance will be a nominal $20 at the gate. The Boogie Bar-N will be a licensed event and the Pub will be open for concert goers.
A complete Salmon Arm Music Crawl ’16 line-up of artists, events times and venues will be released in early July.
The festival campsites are 70% sold and going fast. We suggest if you want to camp during the event go and get your spot now.