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Kaslo's relaxed and cheerful vibe is elevated even further when the floating stage takes over Kootenay Lake's beach. Dynamic and talented musicians from all over the world will perform jazz, blues, funk, rock, folk and world music for three days. It's a music event for all ages.

Schedule Of Events

Friday July 29

Gate opens at 5 p.m.

Buckman Coe Band - 6:15pm

Michael Franti and Spearhead - 8:00pm

Shred Kelly - 10:00pm

Saturday July 30

Gate opens at 11:00 a.m.

Lucas Myers - Songs In The Key of Cromoli - 11:15am

Garuda (Kootenay Raga) 12:00pm

Sister Says 1:15pm

Slava Doval's 2:15pm

Twin Bandit 3:15pm

Laura Landsberg Sextet perform a Ray Charles Tribute 4:15pm

David Vest 5:15pm

Oscar Lopez 6:30pm

Lost Ledge 8:00pm

Delhi 2 Dublin 9:00pm

Moontricks 10:15pm

Sunday July 31

Gate opens at 11:00 a.m.

Clinton Swanson's Morning Sax - The Art of Listening 11:15am

Breakwater 12:00pm

Jenny Robinson Band 2:00pm

Elizabeth Shepherd & Michael Occhipinti 3:15pm

Dirt Floor 4:30pm

Rising Appalachia 6:00pm

Rabs & Mooves 7:15pm

Frazey Ford 8:00pm

Red Eyed Soul 9:15pm

Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra & very special guests 10:00pm

For information about each artist, visit the Schedule page


Can be ordered online, through the ticket hotline, or at Packrat Annies in Nelson and Sunnyside Naturals in Kaslo

Advance Day Tickets - Friday $55; Saturday and Sunday $62/day

Three Day Advance Pass - $160

Regular Adult admission at the gate for Saturday and Sunday is $75/day

Youth Tickets (13 - 17 years) Friday - $27; Saturday or Sunday; $31 - Ages 12 and under are free with paid adult.
Three Day Advance Pass - $80

Sign up for a KJES membership and receive festival news like band announcements, ticket sales alerts and other news. You'll be supporting the festival which is run by a non-profit society.

Click here to order your tickets online, and find out more about the KJES membership.

More Information

Make sure to plan your accommodation before you come to Kaslo since the town population doubles during this weekend and accommodation is limited. A campground is located near the festival site. 

To find out more about the festival go the official website. 

You can also find the latest updates from KJES Twitter and Facebook page in the right sidebar.