Creative Okanagan and the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival partner to provide an opportunity for an emerging artist or group from our region. Artist(s) performing music within the genres of roots and blues, who live in the Okanagan (including the Shuswap/North Thompson) can apply to participate in the program. The program consists of:
- Meeting with Creative Okanagan Creative Director prior to the festival in the Central Okanagan or on the phone to do a performance review, go over what to expect at the festival, and to consider performance opportunity details.
- Two 40-minute performance opp’s prior to the Roots & Blues Festival, a Friday night workshop (to be determined by the Roots & Blues Artistic Director) or a community outreach event.
- Back stage passes for each band member for the festival weekend.
- Meeting with the Roots & Blues Artistic Director during the festival.
- Assistance connecting with media by Creative Okanagan staff or board member at the festival.
- $1000 honorarium.
- Accommodations for band members (one hotel room or festival camping spot)
Stay tuned for information on the next “Inside the Festival” opportunity!