ROOTSandBLUES Festival

Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES artistic director Kevin Tobin will be spending the coming year preparing for the festival’s 30th anniversary. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES’ Kevin Tobin talks festivals, music and all that jazz

New artistic director’s sights set on next year’s 30th anniversary event

  • Oct 22, 2021
Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES artistic director Kevin Tobin will be spending the coming year preparing for the festival’s 30th anniversary. (Contributed)
Peter North and artist liaison Tori Jewell discuss preparations for the 27th annual Roots and Blues Festival. North was the festival's artistic director between 2014 and 2021.  (File photo)

Letter: Former Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES artistic director questions recent praise

Peter North grateful to those who helped get event ‘back on solid ground’

  • Sep 28, 2021
Peter North and artist liaison Tori Jewell discuss preparations for the 27th annual Roots and Blues Festival. North was the festival's artistic director between 2014 and 2021.  (File photo)
Kevin Tobin, longtime artistic director with the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, will be filling the void left by outgoing Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES artistic director Peter North. (Contributed)

New artistic director announced for Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Festival

Salmon Arm Folk Music Society offers praise for outgoing director Peter North

Kevin Tobin, longtime artistic director with the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, will be filling the void left by outgoing Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES artistic director Peter North. (Contributed)
This year’s ROOTSandBLUES event, Altered States II, will be shown free of charge at the Salmar Classic in downtown Salmon Arm on Aug. 13 and 14. (File photo)

Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Festival to play the Salmar Classic

Free event can be watched at the theatre or streamed at home Aug. 13 and 14

This year’s ROOTSandBLUES event, Altered States II, will be shown free of charge at the Salmar Classic in downtown Salmon Arm on Aug. 13 and 14. (File photo)
Festivalgoers enjoy a blues show under the hot sun on Aug. 18, 2019 at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival ponders multi-venue format with streaming in 2021

Festival request four-year grant, format decisions depend on funding, health restrictions

Festivalgoers enjoy a blues show under the hot sun on Aug. 18, 2019 at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival. (File photo)