Salmonfest—3 Days of Fish, Love, Music—Begins This Weekend
Salmonfest, Alaska’s biggest festival weekend, offers more than 65 bands August 3-5 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Acts include Brandi Carlile, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Fruition, Front Country, Apache, Great American Taxi, Kristy Lee, Sue Foley, and more. It also features a wide array of Alaskan bands.
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Now a long-standing tradition for many, festival staff reminded attendees to to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and everything else needed to enjoy one's self for a day or weekend outside. Staff also recommended bringing plenty of layers to prevent Alaska's iconic changing weather from stopping concert-goers from dancing and enjoying the music. Salmonfest will also feature phone charging stations.
Salmonfest emphasizes and celebrates the connection of all Alaskans to the fish and the waters that provide this key resource. Salmonfest is supported by and benefits The Kachemak Bay Conservation Society with support from Cook Inletkeeper and Musicians United To Protect Bristol Bay. KBCS is a longstanding Homer-based non-profit organization that seeks to educate the public, and both protect and promote Alaska’s fish-filled waters.
To learn more, visit www.salmonfestalaska.org.