You asked for it.. the full list of Saturday performers, along with bios and links, and their estimated stage time. 

8- 10 AM

DJ JD (aka JodelMusicWoman) entertains us through breakfast and warm us up into the festivities to follow

And introducing MC Sherri Fowler – our lovely and talented MC for the day! Sherri left behind an adventure eco-tourism business, recently moved to the Similkameen valley and is looking forward to new adventure!

Morning lineup 10 – 11 AM

Madeline Terbasket: Opening and Storytelling

Madeline Terbasket is a Syilx, Ho-Chunk, Anishinaabe performing artist that explores themes of cultural identity and mental health in her work.

Keremeos Pre Dance

The 9 & 10 year olds perform a jazz dance called Written In The Water

The mission of Keremeos Pre Dance is to introduce children to creative movement through dance and let them become aware of their capabilities in a non-competitive environment. Keremeos Pre Dance strives to provide an environment that fosters exercise, education, confidence and fun, and a love of music and dance that will last throughout their lives.

Holly & Destin

Long time Cawstonites treat us to their gracefully skilled tango and salsa dances.

11:00 AM Chilli Cook-off

Find out who makes the Meanest Chili in the Similkameen!

Afternoon lineup 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Su Wolfe

Su specializes in 30s, 40s and 50s standards, as well as musical theatre. She has written her own Traditional British Pantomimes for the Cawston Players.

Morely Brooks

Morley’s early musical influence is roaring 20s ragtime banjo. He began singing in school competitions in 1952. 60 years ago he started playing along with the “Down East” country music on the radio, mostly country, blues, ballads, and love songs. In the 50s, 60s and 70s he began collecting many stringed instruments. His favorite is the Greek bouzouki – although not played in true Mediterranean style, but rather country with a hint of ragtime.

JodelMusicWoman (aka DJ JD)

Jodel Music Woman is an educated musician with an extra two years in music collage.  A singer / songwriter with harmony abilities, she also plays keyboard and guitar and has experience with bands and solo work. Jodel wrote her first song at the age of 9 and has composed numerous others over the years on both instruments. She operates a small DJ and karaoke business available for any occasion with decades of musical variety. Jodel will be playing on Saturday, with a special sneak peak performance Friday night with her new single Gypsy Moon. She is also our DJ both days!

Johnny Thorpe  {The Comfortably Sauvage}

Three years ago, Johnny came to Canada from London, England and formed a band in a hippie commune in Tofino. He has been travelling the world promoting the work of the “Comfortable Sauvage” ever since. With a blended mix of reggae, rock and soul, the band brings influences from people like Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, and a mix of British Bands we all know and love. The wonderful original songs that have come out of Johnny’s inspirations are timeless and memorable.

Kansas Lee and the Nurseryman

Her intimate song. A beat.

Tall Brothers

Hot-as-a-habanero swing jazz quartet with Sinatra-esque vocal stylings infused with humour.

PM Javier Zentella

Cumbia/funk/reggaeton quartet

Son jarocho quartet

4:00 – 5:00 PM Hot Pepper Eating Contest & Pepper Plant Auction

5:00 – 6:00 PM 

Matthew Winlaw & Superquail 

Self described as psychedelic pop rock, Matthew & co. have been rocking the Similkameen in recent years with their unique sound. Come see for yourself as they close out the festivities on Saturday with an hour long set that will get you dancing!