The weather looks good for the sixth annual Wild Salmon Festival to be held at the community park and hall in Lumby, Saturday, Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to midnight.
The festival features free kids activities, music and art during the day, a salmon dinner in the evening and a dance featuring the Devon Coyote Band. Dinner and Dance tickets are just $35 with proceeds going to the Middle Shuswap Wild Salmon Festival, a non-profit organization which aims to raise awareness about local salmon and the need for a Wilsey Dam fish passage.
The Devon Coyote Band released their newest album The Wind in April and having played Salmon Arm’s Roots & Blues festival are bringing their popular original tunes to the community hall.
Some of the favourites off their new album, include Broken Man Blues, Running Wild, and Lay Your Burden Down.
Other performers include The Mabel Lickers at 8 p.m., the Earth Sisters at 1 p.m., local young pianists at 2 p.m. and the Hippie Fish at 3 p.m. People are also encouraged to walk the Salmon Trail throughout the village all day. As well, vendors will also offer various goods and foods indoors and outdoors on the grounds adjacent to the public market.
Dinner and dance tickets are available at the Village Gallery in Lumby or online through the website at www.wildsalmonfest.com.
Organizers thank the Monashee Arts Council, the Village of Lumby, and the White Valley Parks Rec and Culture for their support.