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Salmon Arm to enjoy 30th summer of live music at Marine Peace Park

Wednesdays on the Wharf concert series begins on July 5
This Way North performed at Wednesday on the Wharf in July 2019. (Observer file photo)

Another summer of live music is set for Salmon Arm.

Wednesday on the Wharf, Salmon Arm’s by-donation live concert series, is celebrating its 30th year this July and August. Concerts are scheduled for every Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. at Marine Peace Park.

Local and visiting talent will serenade audiences beginning July 5.

The July roster begins with Vernon’s Celtic performer Cod Gone Wild, Indigenous folk singer Kym Gouchie on July 13, Métis pop/folk/indie five-piece band Kaely Jade on the 20th and international Latin/jazz group Gabriel Palatchi Trio, performing funky tango music, finish the first month of concerts on the 27th.

August will see Albertan 1930s swinging blues band Misery Mountain Boys first, taking the stage on the 2nd, followed by Lillooet/Pemberton’s own The Spiritual Warriors, bringing roots and reggae music to town the next week. The Aug. 16 show is part of ROOTSandBLUES’ community kickoff event, where award-winning Francophone folk artists Le Vent du Nord will entertain. Folksy local favourites Josh + Bex play on the 23rd, and country crooner Ben Klick and band close out the concert schedule on Aug. 30.

The Shuswap District Arts Council encourages concert-goers to being their own lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to the park to enjoy the live music. There will be space set aside for a dance floor.

Donations collected go towards supporting the concert series and a full list of Wednesday on the Wharf sponsors is available, along with more information, at

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Rebecca Willson

About the Author: Rebecca Willson

I took my first step into the journalism industry in November 2022 when I moved to Salmon Arm to work for the Observer and Eagle Valley News. I graduated with a journalism degree in December 2021 from MacEwan University in Edmonton.
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