Just 10 days until Salmonstock Music Festival!
The clock is ticking: It’s just 10 days until Salmonstock 2012, a three-day, four-stage music festival featuring 30-plus Outside and Alaska bands. Salmonstock runs Aug. 3-5 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska, and is a fundraiser to protect wild Alaskan salmon habitat.
More than 3,000 people attended Salmonstock in 2011, and this year’s lineup is even fatter and juicier. Top national acts include jam band royalty Leftover Salmon; Grammy winners Ozomatli; Greensky Bluegrass; and funk masters Robert Randolph & the Family Band. Popular Alaska acts on the roster include The Whipsaws and the Melissa Mitchell Band. This dynamic festival also features crafts and performance art, info booths and seminars, children’s activities, and Alaska brew and food — including, of course, salmon. Camping is available near the festival grounds, with free shuttle service to the festival.
Salmonstock celebrates wild Alaskan salmon and the people who depend on them. The fundraiser is organized by the Renewable Resources Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting wild Alaskan salmon habitat from the proposed Pebble Mine and other potential threats. Learn more at www.salmonstock.org.
Three-day passes are $110 advance/$130 starting Aug. 2. Two-day passes are $90. One-day passes are $45 Friday and Sunday, $55 Saturday. Ages 12 and younger are admitted free (must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult). Buy tickets and learn more at www.salmonstock.org.