The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival is a three-day music festival that occurs every third weekend in August. It has six stages and features an international roster of artists as well as a strong contingent of Canadian talent. The event takes place at the Salmon Arm Fair Grounds, an 18-acre site at the base of Mount Ida in Salmon Arm, a town located on the shores of the Shuswap Lake in British Columbia.
The festival features folk, blues, world, alternative, roots, electronica and many other different types of music and fusions. The festival also has food vendors, an artisan market, beer gardens, workshops, a children's area, and camping. It is wheelchair accessible and offers free admission to children 12 years and under as part of the festival's ongoing mandate to educate audiences to the diverse genres of music and musical instruments, and to the artists who play them.