The “firstival” is upon us! Sweetwater 905 is happening June 13-14-15 in Rolla, BC.
The Sweetwater 905 Arts and Music Festival is held on a scenic working ranch, located 16 kilometres north of Dawson Creek. The event presents the best local talent and great performers from other regions, including visual art exhibits, literary pieces, music and other performance art.
I’m just listening to “Episode #54 – Sweetwater 905 – 20140421” on Mixcloud, and I can tell it’s going to be such a great edition of the festival.
Check out this impressive line-up:
This year’s musical performers offer everything from country and folk to hip hop and blues. Artists taking the stage include C.R. Avery, Scott Dunbar, Dave Soroka, the Sweetwater Ramblers, B.A. Johnston, Al Simmons, Folky Strum Strum, Chris Culgin, Samantha Scott, the Stray Crows, the Party on High Street, Two Bears North, Twin Peaks, High Society, Misery Mountain Boys and Ted Russell Kamp.
Literary artists Kim Goodliffe and Ivan Coyote will be bringing their talent to the event.
Visual artists include Peter von Tiesenhausen, Karl Mattson and Nora Curiston.
Attendees can also enjoy the performance art of Emma Cooper and Lost & Found Puppet Co.
To find out more, visit the festival website.
I am working on a calendar of Sweetwater 905, featuring photos from the 2013 edition (price will be around $20 including shipping – part of the proceeds will go to the festival). To order one (or many!), email me at email@example.com.
Here are a couple of shots of last year’s edition. You can also see more photos here.