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Headliners will begin each evening at 8pm, so DON’T BE LATE!

Put on your dancing shoes!

An authentic Alaska community, the surprisingly artsy, coastal town of Cordova lives and breathes fishing. Every July, through this family-friendly festival, local nonprofits and loads of volunteers come together to raise awareness of the regions rich resources and raise funds to support art opportunities with 2 days of live music, a wild food sampler, running events and kids activities. Theres also an artisan craft fair and lots of fun for all ages at Cordova’s beautiful Mt. Eyak Ski Area.

We’re excited to bring back LIVE music on the hill this year! The jam is more “Concert in the Park” style so everyone can spread out, get comfortable with their own blankets and chairs and enjoy the music under the Cordova sky. Each day will offer hours of live music, highlighting local musicians such as Keys on Fire, Repeat Offenders and also featuring our guest artists from Anchorage, Zen Trembles.

By purchasing a ticket, you are supporting the performers and Cordova’s arts council: Cordova Arts & Pageants, which brings artists from all over the world to perform for the community of Cordova and share their art in the schools all year long. In 2020, with everything on hold, Cordova Arts & Pageants was pleased to be able to support over 20 local artists with a COVID Arts Relief Grant they created. These artists’ work is currently on exhibit in the Copper River Gallery at the Cordova Center and can be viewed until July 30, 2022.

This event will occur rain or shine. There are NO refunds. If the weather is awful (ie. high winds and sheets of rain), the event will be moved to the Cordova Jr/Sr High School gymnasium so we can still have space to DANCE!

All volunteers receive $5 discount off entry. Volunteers will receive a coupon to redeem at the gate. If you are a volunteer, you can only purchase your ticket at the gate. Thanks for helping the festival!

Tickets can be purchased online (preferred in order to avoid congestion at the gate), at Festival HQ on Main Street at the Copper River Watershed Project, July 11-15, 11:00am-1:00pm. You can also purchase at the gate on each night of the performances.

Here is a look at some of what your ticket will support in Cordova:

Fall 2022

  • October 21-27 Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • November-  Murder Mystery Dinner
  • Pirates of Penzance Stage of the Tide

Spring 2023

  • January or February- The Return of Wearable Art
  • Monday, January 30- Laura Cortese, Belgium Bluegrass

100% of your Salmon Jam ticket goes towards making these art programs happen in our community! How awesome is that?!

You can learn more about Cordova Arts & Pageants by visiting their website: CORDOVA ARTS & PAGEANTS

Music With a Purpose

For over 20 years, Salmon Jam music festival has been bringing big names from all over the country into this remote Alaskan community for a weekend of dancing and fundraising. Did you know that every dollar you spend during Salmon Jam goes to help fund year-round art and cultural activities in Cordova?! You can also support ecosystem education through our silent auction, festival raffle and by becoming a SPAWNsor.

Special Musical Guest

Zen Trembles

Zen Trembles was born in the Fall of 2019, centered around Becky Kotter’s songwriting and unique acoustic guitar style, evolving from her solo work and earlier band, Becky Kotter & Co. Described as alternative rock, this isn’t like any acoustic guitar sound you’ve heard before!

After opening for 80’s pop star Tiffany for three shows when she toured Alaska with members of the LA Guns in 2021, Zen Trembles traveled to Nashville on invitation of her crew, to record at the world famous Blackbird Studios, where Tiffany stopped by to lend her vocals to one of the tracks! Songs from this session will be released summer 2022, and the complete album later this year.

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