Constance from Burnaby, used to live in Salmon Arm. “Ever since we moved here in 2006 I’ve been coming here… and I love it, it’s awesome. I love everything, I see all my friends, love the music - actually I’m not the most bluesy person… I love the Barn, I love all the dancing.” Musical highlight: “A couple of workshops at the Barn, dancing all the time.”

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Donna Williams, lives in Salmon Arm. What brings her to the festival? “Volunteering, meeting people, doing the information, handing out programs, assisting people…” Musical highlight: meeting and hearing Northern Cree, hearing George Leach, Five Alarm Funk, wanted to hear Snotty Nose Rez Kids.

Donna Williams, lives in Salmon Arm. What brings her to the festival? “Volunteering, meeting people, doing the information, handing out programs, assisting people…” Musical highlight: meeting and hearing Northern Cree, hearing George Leach, Five Alarm Funk, wanted to hear Snotty Nose Rez Kids.

Brandy from Kamloops. “My first festival ever. I actually just moved back from Alberta, was in Alberta for the last 10 years and I haven’t seen any of my friends for almost a decade. They invited me to come and I said yes. I really wanted to see Tom Cochrane and I saw him last night.”

Brandy from Kamloops. “My first festival ever. I actually just moved back from Alberta, was in Alberta for the last 10 years and I haven’t seen any of my friends for almost a decade. They invited me to come and I said yes. I really wanted to see Tom Cochrane and I saw him last night.”

Monique. “I’ve been coming for years… Love this festival. It’s the best festival I’ve been to anywhere and I’ve been to lots of festivals. This is my hands-down favourite.” Highlights: “Ruthie Foster was awesome last night, also Samantha Martin, really good.”

Monique. “I’ve been coming for years… Love this festival. It’s the best festival I’ve been to anywhere and I’ve been to lots of festivals. This is my hands-down favourite.” Highlights: “Ruthie Foster was awesome last night, also Samantha Martin, really good.”

Steve from Kelowna. “I got invited by a group of friends; I’ve never been to a festival before because of Covid and a previous career I had, so I’m super excited to be here.” Looking forward to seeing Jann Arden.

Steve from Kelowna. “I got invited by a group of friends; I’ve never been to a festival before because of Covid and a previous career I had, so I’m super excited to be here.” Looking forward to seeing Jann Arden.

Jeanine from Kelowna. “Somebody suggested I come here because it was going to be fun.” Looking forward to hearing: Alex Cuba. Highlight: “I lost my phone outside of the venue. Somebody brought it inside and dropped it off at lost and found. But I didn’t get his name. So if I ever get his or her name, I’d like to thank them.”

Jeanine from Kelowna. “Somebody suggested I come here because it was going to be fun.” Looking forward to hearing: Alex Cuba. Highlight: “I lost my phone outside of the venue. Somebody brought it inside and dropped it off at lost and found. But I didn’t get his name. So if I ever get his or her name, I’d like to thank them.”