Salmonfest returns

Aug 6, 2021

The Palmer-based Roland Roberts band played at SalmonFest Friday afternoon.
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After taking a year off in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Salmonfest is back, Aug. 6, 7 and 8. KDLL reporter Sabine Poux is at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik to see how the 10th annual music festival is shaping up. Cook Inletkeeper Executive Director Sue Mauger and Kenai Peninsula Fisher Poet performers says its important to celebrate salmon.

Cook InletKeeper Executive Director Sue Mauger at Salmonfest in Ninilchik.
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Fisher Poets Clark Whitney, Meezie Hermansen and Steve Schoonmaker at Salmonfest 2021.
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Mike Wahlig and John Forbes are part of  the Anchorage-based folk band Juicy Harps. Their set was moved to a new, outdoor stage at the last minute — part of precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

On the other side of the festival, Hannah Chandler, of Girdwood, is manning the kids' tent.

Hannah Chandler at 2021 Salmonfest.
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