2023 Music Line-Up

2023 Music Line-Up

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. This year we’re bringing back the beer garden. There’s 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 Seward, Blackwater Railroad Company.

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.

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 or at the gate on each night of the performances.

Here is a look at some of what your 2022 ticket helped support in Cordova:

Fall 2022

  • Board development and reorganization

Spring 2023

  • Monday, January 30- Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards
  • Saturday, February 11 – Murder Among the Mateys, Murder Mystery Fundraiser at the Pioneer
  • Saturday, May 6 – Blackwater Railroad Trio

Summer 2023

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

Blackwater Railroad Company

Blackwater Railroad Company is celebrating 10 years of making music in Alaska. BWRR’s raucous live shows were born out of wild, blurry, Alaskan winter nights. Through the years, Blackwater has had the privilege of gaining the love of Alaska and sharing their music all over the 49th State, from playing on the top of mountains, next to towering glaciers, and afloat out in the Gulf of Alaska. They’ve performed from Nome to Haines, Fairbanks to Seward, on the Highway and off, touring most of the lower 48, including the band’s second home of Hawaii. BWRR will be rolling out new songs and some new faces as the sound continues to grow. With Rachel DeTemple and Ryan McLaughlin trading shows on fiddle, new Alaskan towns on the schedule, and more surprises in store, BWRR’s 10-Year Summer Tour is going to be the most adventurous one yet. So get your tickets to Salmon Jam and let’s dance!

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