Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival

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490 5th Avenue SW

Salmon Arm, BC

Event Details

What do world-class music, awe-inspiring landscapes, and a relaxed, welcoming experience have in common? They’re all integral parts of the Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Festival. For more than 30 years, the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society has brought generations of music lovers together in our small Shuswap city. Whether you’re a volunteer or a likeminded fan, we’re honoured to welcome you into our family.

We respectfully acknowledge and recognize that the work of the SAFMS takes place on the unceded traditional territory of the Secwepemc Peoples.

Festival Location: 490 5th Avenue SW, Salmon Arm, BC MAP

Festival Box Office Gate – 490 5th Ave SW, Salmon Arm, BC opens Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 10 am – closes at 6 pm. You can purchase tickets here and we can wristband you here too!

Festival Box office hours Thursday, August 17th open 10 am to 6 pm. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm. 

Festival Gate hours – Open August 18, at 4 pm. Saturday and Sunday gates open at 11 am. 

ROOTSandBLUES office 541 3rd ST SW, Salmon Arm BC 250 833 4096 or email

Office hours open 10 am to 3 pm Monday – Thursday excluding Stat holidays.


Indigenous Artists for this Event!




    2022 Contemporary Indigenous Juno-winner, DJ Shub has pioneered a growing genre of electronic music – PowWowStep – since his initial start with internationally-acclaimed group A Tribe Called Red. Born Dan General, he is a Mohawk, turtle clan of the Six Nations of the Grand River located in Ontario, Canada. Since the creation of PowWowStep, he has grown more aware of the Indigenous way of life through his music, merging his heritage with his craft. As a solo artist, DJ Shub released his first EP “PowWowStep” in 2016 and has since played some of the biggest music festivals in North America. He’s also been featured in a number of national media outlets. His song “Indomitable” was notably handpicked by Sacha Baron Cohen as the theme music to his hit Showtime series, “Who Is America?”



  • Lido Pimienta

    Lido Pimienta

    [Wayuu (Columbia)]

    Afro/Indigenous/Colombian/Canadian/punk/folklorist/traditionalist/transgressive/diva/angel. There are so many layers to Canadian-Colombian singer Lido Pimienta’s identity that you might get lost in them. But if you did, you’d be missing the point.

    Her multi-textural, mind-bending voice and music project what Canada’s The Globe and Mail called her “bold, brash, polarizing” persona, which constantly confronts the powers that be. But it also reveals an embrace of the Afro- and Indigenous traditions that is at once defiant, delicate and sweetly nostalgic.


    [Wayuu (Columbia)]

  • The Melawmen Collective

    The Melawmen Collective

    [Secwepemc/ Nuu-Chah-Nulth/ Nlaka’pamux]

    A contemporary Indigenous alternative fusion woven together with elements of hip/trip-hop, rock/folk, righteous rhymes and rich harmonies, carried through with experience, manifestation, and visions of intergenerational stories of pain and healing. The Melawmen Collective brings a uniqueness to their sound like no other, drawing in a wide variety of listeners through sharing their own journeys of life through their musical evolution together. ‘Melawmen’ means medicine in the Secwepemc language, and the unceded territory of the Secwepemc People in what is now known as BC, is where co-founders Meeka Morgan (vocals, Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth), Rob Hall (Vocals, Ghengis Ghandi’s, Ashcroft), Geo Ignace aka Geo The Voice (Vocals, Secwepemc/Cree), and Kiva Morgan-Hall (Vocals, Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth), continue to grow. The collective is honoured to be joined by Cass Gregg (Bass, Tŝilhqot’in) and Victor Laso (Drums, Republic of Chile).


    [Secwepemc/ Nuu-Chah-Nulth/ Nlaka’pamux]


Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival

Salmon Arm Folk Music Society, Over 30 years of sharing world class music with our community.
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