Salmonstock reloads this weekend

Salmonstock 2012 will be hosted Friday through Sunday at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik. The event features more than 30 Alaska and Outside bands on four stages. More than 3,000 people attended 2011’s event, organizers said. 


Salmonstock is organized by the Renewable Resources Coalition and is billed as a “celebration of fish and music and the people who depend harmoniously upon them.” 

“It’s also about the power we have in protecting our resources and our livelihoods,” according to the event’s Facebook page. “More than just two days of celebrating what we have, it is an event that offers every attendee the tools needed to help preserve it.”

The festival also features crafts and performance art, info booths and seminars, children’s activities, and Alaska brew and food. Camping is available near the festival grounds, with free shuttle service. Three-day passes are $110 advance, $130 starting Aug. 2. Ages 12 and younger are free but must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

On Friday, gates open at noon, vendors are open from noon to 1 a.m. and music is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

On Saturday, gates open at 11 a.m., vendors are open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and music is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. On Sunday gates open at 11 a.m., vendors are open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and music is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

More information and tickets can be found at


Full music schedule:

Friday, Aug. 3

Ocean Stage

* 1:15 p.m. — Julia & John Dykstra

2:30 p.m. — Holy Santos Gang

3:50 p.m. — The Hot Strangs

5 p.m. — Jack River Kings

6:10 p.m. — Melissa Mitchell Band

7:20 p.m. — 907

9 p.m. — Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men

11 p.m. — Ozomatli


River Stage

3:20 p.m. — Hot Dish

4:30 p.m. — Ghost Hands

5:40 p.m. — The Young Guns

6:45 p.m. — High Lonesome Sound

8:20 p.m. — Holy Santos Gang


Saturday, Aug. 4

Ocean Stage

11:30 a.m. — Milo Matthews

12:15 p.m. — Dana Lyons

1:15 p.m. — Spiff & Friends

2:20 p.m. — The Barroom Roses

3:25 p.m. — Sweating Honey

4:40 p.m. — Jim Page

5:40 p.m. — Great American Taxi

7:30 p.m. — The Whipsaws

9 p.m. — Clinton Fearon

11 p.m. – Leftover Salmon


River Stage

11:50 a.m. — Shawn Zuke & Firelight

12:45 p.m. — Yellow Cabin

1:50 p.m. — Emma Hill

2:55 p.m. — Si Kahn

4 p.m. — Nellie Clay

5 p.m. — Meg Mackey Band

6:45 p.m. — Stuck In Reverse

8:15 p.m. — Big Fat Buddha


Sunday, Aug. 5

Ocean Stage

11:50 a.m. — Si Kahn

12:45 p.m. — Superfrequency

2:15 p.m. — Greensky Bluegrass

3:50 p.m. — Tim Easton

5:15 p.m. — Todd Snider with Great American Taxi

7:45 p.m. — Robert Randolph & the Family Band


River Stage

12:15 p.m. — The Sweeteners

1:30 p.m. — Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men

3:15 p.m. — Beer Money

4:35 p.m. — The Barroom Roses

6:30 p.m. — 907


Additional acts to be scheduled: 

Dana Lyons, Atz Lee Kilcher, Dan Lesperance, Michelle McAfee, Dylan Lee Johnston, Diana Z, Brooks West, Kevin Worrell, Steve Norwood, and Church of Flaming Funk.


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