In Photos: Back in the groove at Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES

Tom Cochrane closes out the night on the ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)Tom Cochrane closes out the night on the ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Lorne Beckett, owner of the Mac and Cheese and Ogopogo mini-doughnut food trucks, has a laugh with staff while preparing another batch of macaroni and cheese for hungry ROOTSandBLUES festivalgoers on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)Lorne Beckett, owner of the Mac and Cheese and Ogopogo mini-doughnut food trucks, has a laugh with staff while preparing another batch of macaroni and cheese for hungry ROOTSandBLUES festivalgoers on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Parker Fisher, Philip Nilsson and Isabelle Wolfenden share some quality hula-hooping time together at the ROOTSandBLUES Festival on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Dusk falls on the Salmon Arm fairgrounds as a large crowd of people enjoy a performance by Clerel at the ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)Dusk falls on the Salmon Arm fairgrounds as a large crowd of people enjoy a performance by Clerel at the ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar give the audience a high-energy finale to their ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage performance on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar give the audience a high-energy finale to their ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage performance on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Oot N’ Oots treat a young audience to special sing-along before their afternoon show on the ROOTSandBLUES Shade Stage on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)The Oot N’ Oots treat a young audience to special sing-along before their afternoon show on the ROOTSandBLUES Shade Stage on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Antibalas find common ground in the Evolution of Revolution workshop on the ROOTSandBLUES Blues Stage on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Antibalas find common ground in the Evolution of Revolution workshop on the ROOTSandBLUES Blues Stage on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The crowd begins to sway as Antibalas begins to perform, closing out Saturday on the Main Stage on Aug.20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)The crowd begins to sway as Antibalas begins to perform, closing out Saturday on the Main Stage on Aug.20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
ROOTSandBLUES favourites Five Alarm Funk pack the ground around the Main Stage with people ready to dance on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)ROOTSandBLUES favourites Five Alarm Funk pack the ground around the Main Stage with people ready to dance on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
ROOTSandBLUES favourites Five Alarm Funk packed the ground around the Main Stage with people ready to dance on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)ROOTSandBLUES favourites Five Alarm Funk packed the ground around the Main Stage with people ready to dance on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
ROOTSandBLUES favourites Five Alarm Funk packed the ground around the Main Stage with people ready to dance on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)ROOTSandBLUES favourites Five Alarm Funk packed the ground around the Main Stage with people ready to dance on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Snotty Nose Rez Kids deliver an explosive set to close out the night at the Barn Stage on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)The Snotty Nose Rez Kids deliver an explosive set to close out the night at the Barn Stage on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Operators of an illuminated bear puppet are led across the fairgrounds as part of a night parade, featuring lanterns created for Runaway Moon Theatre, on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)Operators of an illuminated bear puppet are led across the fairgrounds as part of a night parade, featuring lanterns created for Runaway Moon Theatre, on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Grammy and Juno winner Alex Cuba performs at the Barn Stage on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)Grammy and Juno winner Alex Cuba performs at the Barn Stage on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Brooklyn Afrobeat band Antibalas closes out the ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)Brooklyn Afrobeat band Antibalas closes out the ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
After closing out the ROOTSandBLUES Tune-Up Series with a concert on Alexander Street Thursday afternoon, Shred Kelly deliver an electric performance on the festival’s Barn Stage on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)After closing out the ROOTSandBLUES Tune-Up Series with a concert on Alexander Street Thursday afternoon, Shred Kelly deliver an electric performance on the festival’s Barn Stage on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Northern Cree gets the audience pumped before diving into the Sing It Like You Own It workshop with Cha Wa at the ROOTSandBLUES Barn Stage on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)Northern Cree gets the audience pumped before diving into the Sing It Like You Own It workshop with Cha Wa at the ROOTSandBLUES Barn Stage on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Friday ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage MC Patrick Ryley takes a moment to give festival stage crew volunteer Katie Moore a deserved moment in the spotlight on Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)Friday ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage MC Patrick Ryley takes a moment to give festival stage crew volunteer Katie Moore a deserved moment in the spotlight on Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Tom Cochrane closes out the night on the ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 19, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)Tom Cochrane closes out the night on the ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 19, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The sun sets over the Salmon Arm fairgrounds as ROOTSandBLUES festivalgoers explore the artisan market on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)The sun sets over the Salmon Arm fairgrounds as ROOTSandBLUES festivalgoers explore the artisan market on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
ROOTSandBLUES festivalgoers admire the impressive sunset, with a hint of a rainbow, on Friday evening, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)ROOTSandBLUES festivalgoers admire the impressive sunset, with a hint of a rainbow, on Friday evening, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A couple make use of an empty spot in front of the ROOTSandBLUES Barn Stage to dance to the music of the Shaela Miller Band on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)A couple make use of an empty spot in front of the ROOTSandBLUES Barn Stage to dance to the music of the Shaela Miller Band on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Music lovers made Salmon Arm’s fairgrounds their home over the weekend for the 30th anniversary edition of the ROOTSandBLUES Festival.

Throughout the Aug. 19-21 event, festivalgoers were treated to a long and eclectic mix of musical acts performing on one or more of several stages. The weekend also saw some of its musical participants performing together in workshops.

This was the first live ROOTSandBLUES Festival since 2019.

Read more: 30 years of ROOTSandBLUES: Volunteer reflects on festival’s humble beginnings

Read more: 30 years of ROOTSandBLUES: Festival goes outdoors for 2001


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