In just its second year, the Salmonstock music festival in Ninilchik has grown into maybe the biggest of its kind in the state. More than 30 bands will perform on four stages over the course of three days, including headliners Leftover Salmon, Ozomatli and Robert Randolph and the Family Band.
While the early bird sale has come and gone, there’s still time to get a discount on three-day passes. Right now you can buy a $110 ticket for Aug. 3-5. The price jumps to $130 on Aug. 2. Two-day passes are $90, while single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday are $45. Saturday costs $55. Children 12 and younger admitted free, and the Salmonstock Small Fry Children’s Area offers art activities, face-painting, airbrush tattoos and more for the youngsters.
The festival was started by the Renewable Resources Foundation as a way to promote the protection of commercial, sport and subsistence fisheries, and a press release from the festival organizers said the funds raised by the concert will be used “to protect wild Alaskan salmon habitat from the proposed Pebble Mine and other potential threats.”
Visit the Salmonstock website for the full schedule, ticket info and details on camping at the festival location at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds and surrounding area.