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 usually come together to raise awareness of the region’s rich resources and raise funds to support art opportunities with 2 days of live music, a wild food cook-off, running events and free kids’ activities. There’s also a beer tent, artisan craft fair and lots of fun for all ages at Cordova’s beautiful Mt. Eyak Ski Area.
This year, facing a pandemic, things are a little different. But we are still here to bring you toe-tapping tunes virtually. It’s free to watch, but there will be opportunities for you to support 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.
Music With a Purpose
For over 15 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?! That includes admission, beverages and food! You can also support ecosystem education through our silent auction, festival raffle and by becoming a SPAWNsor.
Special Musical Guest
Lateral Lines is an Alaskan band with music as broad as the landscape in which it grew. From expansive cinematic rock songs to campfire-style swinging honky-tonk, their music is about feeling vibrations and connecting to one another and the audience. Vocalist Kat Moore’s and her bandmates bring a musical experience that allows audiences to swing their partners and simultaneously leave with fodder for thought and a smile on their faces.
Rap for the People
30 is a singer, songwriter, and performer from Williamstown, Massachusetts that has been rising quickly in the hip-hop and pop world. He is a full-time student at St. Lawrence University in New York but has been able to see the silver lining during these hard past few months as he has been fortunate enough to be able to focus a lot more on his music. 30 has an eclectic sound that straddles the lines of many different genres. We hope you enjoy!