Skagit River Salmon Festival

11 am - 6 pm, September 8, 2018 • Edgewater Park | Mount Vernon, WA

Event Schedule 2017 • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Skagit River Salmon Festival has a great lineup of music and entertainment for you to enjoy throughout the day.

From Native flute music and the Seattle-Brewed Soulgrass of the Paula Boggs Band mixed in with some acoustic guitar from Jason Dodson and SISTERS' bubbly pop soundscapes—we have something for everyone's musical taste and interest.

On Stage at the Skagit River Salmon Festival

Peter Ali | 10:00 a.m.
Peter Ali
Peter Ali is a Native flutist who creates his music not from notes, but from spirit within so each performance is unique and special. He plays a variety of Native flutes and shares their stories as well as stories of his rich ethnic heritage. Listen to the sounds of eagle, running river, nature and spirit in the flute’s song.

Recess Monkey | 11 a.m.
Recess Monkey

Recess Monkey is a nationally acclaimed trio of teachers – Jack Forman (vocals, bass), Drew Holloway (lead vocals, guitar) and Korum Bischoff (drummer) - who make smart rock and pop music for kids and families. Time Out New York named them as one of the top three family music bands in America, and as USA Today notes, “There are bands you can’t go wrong with, and this is one of them.” Their album Novelties was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Children's Album 2017.

Paula Boggs Band | Noon
Paula Boggs Band
Starbucks vet Paula Boggs and the 6-piece Paula Boggs Band traverse jazz, world, rock and Americana. They released their debut album “A Buddha State of Mind” in 2010 and “Carnival of Miracles,” produced by Grammy-winning Trina Shoemaker, in 2015. Their sound is Seattle-Brewed Soulgrass and the band has performed 50+ shows throughout the country since releasing Carnival of Miracles.

Paula has an extraordinary background including a recent career as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Starbucks Corporation. She also served eight years as a Regular Officer in the United States Army, earning Army Airborne Wings and a Congressional appointment to the US Naval Academy, among America’s first women to do so.
Jules the Juggler: Noon, 1:30 & 3:00 p.m.
For Jules juggling is his art, hobby, and work. He performs his frenetic show hundreds of times a year at festivals and events around the Northwest.

Jules has been an integral part of the Bellingham Circus community for the past 12 years. He has performed with the Juggling Jollies, Dream Science Circus, The Mud Bay Jugglers and many other local groups. He organized the Bellingham Juggling Festival and currently Circus Campout.

Catch his frenetic and hilarious interactive shows throughout the day near the Tesoro Kidz Zone.
Sardis Raptor Center: 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.
The Sardis Raptor Center presents the Hunters of the Sky raptor show with an introduction to birds of prey. It’s a chance to see these magnificent birds up close and learn about their natural history, species identification, environmental issues and the roles raptors play in our watershed.
Jason Dodson | 1:40 p.m.
Jason Dodson
Jason Dodson is a singer-songwriter and frontman for The Maldives, an American roots septet that has been called “the hardest working band in Seattle.” He also spends time writing and playing music for folk-rock trio Sons of Warren Oates, and the mysterious rock collective Cosmic Panther Land Band. His music has been compared to that of Neil Young, the Band and Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and featured at SXSW, Bumbershoot, No Depression Festival, CMJ and Sasquatch. The Maldives' latest epic release, "Mad Lives," has been called an "unerringly brilliant work around which cults are born."
SISTERS| 2:30 p.m.
Like popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly, SISTERS' music is made to make joy, built to build up and up and explode into the highest heights. It's no accident that songs from their new album Drink Champagne will redline your dopamine level. Andrew Vait and Emily Westman, the soul-siblings of SISTERS, are both lifelong musicians, deeply dedicated and formally trained. Their only goal is to make you feel, and feel good.
Cascade, Cascade | 4:10 p.m.
Carly Calbero
Seattle musician Carly Calbero, knew that she didn't want to go back to singing and writing strictly on her own. Cascade, Cascade is the space between. Performing songs written by Calbero and her wife, Nika Wascher (formerly of The Alkis), she allows the soulful power of her vocals and rhythmic guitar playing to break through the introspective quiet, normally associated with singer-songwriters.

With a national tour under her belt and a top finish in Rolling Stone Magazine's search for the best busker, Carly is welcoming the change, the only constant, in her new solo project - Cascade, Cascade.
Ruler | 5:00 p.m.
Soft Sleep
Indie rocker Matt Batey fronts the polished and poised Seattle band Ruler. The band members include Batey’s buddy and harmonizing twin Eric Anderson (Cataldo) on keys. His vibrant, catchy pop-rock tunes are gems within themselves and it’s easy to hear why his contemporaries utilize him so much as a collaborator. Ruler has played Sasquatch and the main stage at Bumbershoot.
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