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Super Crawl and Roots and Blues Festival runs all week until Sunday night.
August 14, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Salmon Arm will be crawling with music all week and weekend.

The Super Crawl will give everyone a selection of concerts to enjoy at different venues around town in the days leading up to the 27th annual Roots & Blues Festival. This multi-day community-based cultural experience, sponsored by iNFOnews.ca, will see musicians entertaining outdoors, in restaurants, pubs, wineries and theatres.

“Each venue tends to be unique and this reflects the demographics of the audience. The organizers believe the Super Crawl is bringing the community closer together, hence the Super Crawl tagline is ‘The Community that Plays together, stays together,’” explains David Gonella, Roots and Blues executive director.

The idea behind the Super Crawl is to increase cultural events in Salmon Arm on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before the Thursday night kick off to the Roots and Blues Festival. The level of artistry and talent is vast during the Super Crawl.

“All of the artists are highly regarded. Overall, each concert will have an impactful performance as there is the same variety of genres and professional level of music craftsmanship one would expect to experience during the festival,” says Gonella.

Artists such as the Secwepemc Canoers, Josh + Bex, Early Spirit, Mercy Funk and others will be at the Shuswap Community Theatre, the Salmon Arm Legion, Marionette Winery, Shuswap Pie Co. and the Canada Dry Barn Stage. Some are ticketed at the door, and others request a donation. View the full schedule here

The talent continues to flourish with the Roots and Blues kick off Thursday night with beverage gardens, and performances on the Canada Dry Barn Stage.

Headlines for this year’s festival include Valdy, Jim Cuddy Band, Irish Mythen, Early Spirit and Mercy Funk. Dozens of other known blues and jazz performers appear on the five stages throughout the grounds every day.

The festival will have a Global Food Village, nonprofit displays, Family Fun Zone, artisan market, shaded beverage gardens, Summerhill Wine Lounge, misting stations throughout the site, dozens of workshops, four daytime stages and two evening stages.

Composting and recycling receptacles will be widely available on site. All collected refundables will go to help community groups that volunteer with the festival.

Single day tickets and weekend passes are available at the gate. Visit here for more details and camping information.


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