Skagit River Salmon Festival

10 am - 6 pm, September 9, 2017 • Edgewater Park | Mount Vernon, WA


Event Schedule 2016 • 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 funky blues to the eclectic sound of The Paperboys mixed in with some acoustic guitar music fun from Canadian artist Lydia Hol and the Silver Torches' folk-tinged pop-rock—we have something for everyone's musical taste and interest.

On Stage at the Skagit River Salmon Festival

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.
Peter Ali | 10:15 a.m.
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.

Caspar Babypants | 11 a.m.
Enjoy fun family tunes with Caspar Baby (a.k.a. Chris Ballew from The Presidents of the United States of America). Caspar makes music for the very small and their parents that is simple fantastical stories and sing along songs.
The Chris Eger Band & Powerhouse Horns | Noon
Very few musicians are said to be extraordinary examples of excellence in any one genre of music. Even fewer can be called exceptional across multiple. When considering Chris Eger fits into the latter category as both a guitarist AND vocalist, it is no doubt an especially rare gift. From Rock and Blues, to Country, Funk and Soul, The Chris Eger Band is: REAL. AMERICAN. MUSIC
The Native Sibling | 1:30 p.m.
The Native Sibling really are siblings–brother and sister duo Ryan and Kaylee Williams. Their indie roots music has it all: gorgeous, honey-drenched vocals, beautiful songs, lush harmonies, stripped back acoustic guitar work, and the kind of salt-air, windswept treeline atmosphere you only get from growing up in Santa Cruz, Calif.
The Paperboys | 2:30 p.m.
Highlighting our music stage will be The Paperboys playing a mix of extremely danceable and entertaining tunes.

Mexican Son Jarocho mixed in with Irish Jigs and Reels and a good dose of Country and Bluegrass. Their music has healthy servings of Ska, Soca and African Highlife, and they've been known to throw in a little White Boy Reggae.

Of course it also has strains of Soul, Pop and Funk although they are by no means a funk band. It's a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and multi-generational band you will want to come out and hear.
Lydia Hol | 4:00 p.m.
Canadian artist Lydia Hol has toured her country from coast to coast, filling rooms with her songs and stories. Lydia’s time spent living in Ireland flavors her performances with a storyteller’s honesty and charm, and her studies in English Literature has helped to shape her songwriting into an insightful, and mature art. She is one of Canada’s most dynamic young folk artists.
Silver Torches | 5:00 p.m.
Silver Torches is the solo project of Seattle-based songwriter, Erik Walters. His music is an impeccably crafted set of folk-tinged pop-rock tunes. Walters' recent album, Heatherfield, features a warm, often-melancholy sound combining acoustic and electric guitars and a variety of keyboards with Walters' raspy vocals, heartfelt lyrics and wistful melodies.
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