For three days at the beginning of August, thousands of people will fill the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik for Salmonfest, a celebration of “fish, love and music.”
The yearly music festival, held Aug. 4-6, is in its seventh year and event organizers are, once again, expecting to draw more than 7,000 people to the festival which is touting an Alaska heavy lineup including headliner Jewel Kilcher, who was raised in Homer. Last week, Salmonfest announced its latest list of performing acts, which includes 35 Alaska bands.
“We have a great line-up, maybe our best ever,” said Jim Stearns, festival director and producer. “Jewel is a big draw because she is an Alaskan gal and she hasn’t played up here in 10 years, at least.”
Jewel will play on the Ocean Stage at 7 p.m. on Sunday night, closing out the weekend’s festivities.