An early bird discount is still available for tickets to the third annual Steamboat Mountain Music Festival, which will be held on Saturday, July 5th. Until June 7th — for just $30 for adults and $5 for youths — you can enjoy a full day of music from local and regional performers. After June 7th, the cost for adults will be $35. The festival’s concept is to feature local and regional talent in a full-day, affordable, family-oriented outdoor festival. The festival site at Edgewater Elementary School is sheltered by Steamboat Mountain and looks out over the beautiful Columbia River wetlands. With proceeds from this event, the organizers will continue to offer a bursary/scholarship for aspiring local musicians. This year’s lineup includes many Columbia Valley musicians, together with other well-known B.C. and U.S. artists: Rick Scott, The Halfsacks, Siofri, Combo Akimbo, The Bruise Bros (Marty, Eli and friends), Cousins, The Cumberland Brothers, The Static Shift (Formerly The Stone of Nowhere), Los Morenos, Dick Damron nd the Stoney Creek Band.
Also performing in between acts will be Bill Cropper, Beard’s Creek, Mickey Maione, Marsters of Nun, The Pickups, Abby Wells, Selena and Emily, Sheberdean and Paige Ellerton. Popular local emcee Bill Cropper will keep the festivities rolling in his inimitable style. The day will include lots of attractions and activities for children. Aside from well-known children’s performer Rick Scott, the festival has booked the Amuse Troupe, an up-and-coming cirque improv group from Golden that will clown around on stilts and perform amazing feats of balance, juggling and acrobatics. The Kid Zone will also feature a balloon wizard, face painting, arts and crafts, and hula hooping. On Sunday, July 6th, the Steamboat Festival will linger for a little while longer with a couple of informal free music workshops at All Saint’s Churchyard. Watch for more details as they become available.
Tickets are available on the website through a PayPal link — purchasers do not need to have a PayPal account but must print their receipt to claim their tickets at the gate. Several local business outlets have also agreed to sell festival tickets on a cash-only basis: Pip’s Country Store in Edgewater, Meet on Higher Ground in Radium and Windermere, Bliss Hair Studio, Hoodoo Service Station, Fairmont Village Gift shop, Essentials Department Store, Kicking Horse Coffee, Kootenay Coffee and Be Gifted. If you need more information, or want to volunteer to help with the event,
Please contact us at www.steamboatmtnmusicfest.ca