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Salmonfest announces 2017 schedule


Homer’s own songbird, Jewel to headline Salmonfest 2017, August 4-6 in Ninilchik. Jewel has sold over 30 million albums and counting. The full lineup for the 2017 Salmonfest festival is now available. Save the date for 2017 Salmonfest, August 4-6, in Ninilchik. A three-day weekend full of fish, love and music; 60 acts to enjoy. Plan your time now with the help of the full schedule to plot out your every move.

Once again, a widely celebrated female musician will headline Salmonfest. But there’s more! We bring you Rising Appalachia and Searson both are anchored by sisters, continuing our promotion of strong female acts.

Railroad Earth, sometimes referred to as the Grateful Dead of jamgrass, makes it to perform in Alaska for the first time. Other first timers we can’t wait to meet and hear include Rusted Root, The California Honeydrops and Pimps of Joytime just to name a few at 2017 Salmonfest. Foy Vance comes all the way from Ireland to perform at Salmonfest.

Not to mention the biggest selection of Alaska’s best. From Ketchikan, we have Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers. From Anchorage and Girdwood, we bring you festival favorited, Super Saturated Sugar Strings, and Hope Social Club among countless others the state over.

In the past Alaskans have had to fly out of state to attend one of the preeminent national festivals. Salmonfest now provides the opportunity to find that enriching experience just down the highway on the Kenai Peninsula at a fraction of what it might cost to go ‘outside’ to a comparable event.

Now, people from the lower 48 are coming to Alaska, as Salmonfest steadily establishes a reputation as a destination event. Last year tickets were sold in over 40 states and several countries. Many people who have always wanted to come north, those who have relatives and friends in Alaska, are now using the festival as an incentive and an anchor date to make the trip.

We hope you’ll make the effort to join us for the weekend of August 4-6 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in the village of Ninilchik, where we create our own festive village and share what can certainly be called a collective experiential kaleidoscope. 

Want to plan your every minute at Salmonfest and map out your plans? Check out the details and head over to salmonfestalaska.org to purchase your tickets today. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook.

Join us for a weekend of fish, love and music!  Salmonfest 2017 –August 4-6 Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds Ninilchik, Alaska. Salmonfest is supported by and benefits The Kachemak Bay Conservation Society with support from Cook Inletkeeper. KBCS is a longstanding Homer-based non-profit organization that seek to educate the public, and both protect and promote Alaska’s fish-filled waters.

For more information, contact:

Jim Stearns, Festival Director/Producer, Salmonfest

jim@salmonfestalaska.org 907-435-7371

Sally Oberstein, Assistant Festival Director/Producer, Salmonfest

sally@salmonfestalaska.org  907-235-2228

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