Sam Spades and his Rockabilly Band Wednesday August 2nd

The band takes a new twist on songs steep in rockabilly tradition and has just released their first classic blues and rockabilly album.

By donation 8 pm.

The Irish Wakers Monday August 14th

The Irish Wakers celebrate the songs and dance music of Ireland, with nods to the Canadian Maritimes and to seafarers everywhere. 7:30 by donation

Alpha Yaya Diallo – Thursday August 17th -7:30

Juno Award Winner

Guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, from Guinea in West Africa, is one of the hottest acts on the current world music scene. Now based in Vancouver, Canada, he’s earned a matchless reputation internationally for the excellence of his musicianship and the excitement of his live shows – whether performing solo or with his band Bafing.

Diallo is a uniquely multi-talented artist. His dexterous acoustic and electric guitar-playing, with its fluid melodic lines and compelling grooves, places him in the front ranks of African axemen. In addition, he is a skilled and experienced performer on a variety of percussion instruments, and on the balafon (traditional wooden xylphone). To complete the abundance of riches Diallo writes his own compositions, and sings with a supple and beautifully modulated voice

Cecile Doo Kingue Thursday August 24th

Singer songwriter blends blues, afro-roots and soul to create a unique sound. 7:30 by donation

Derek Curtis & Ellen Froese Thursday September 21st

Curtis has gathered eras of folk, blues, bluegrass, and country music into his repertoire to mold his own modern twist on songwriting, capturing the simple complexities of his thoughts and stories. 7:30 by donation

Winnie Brave Friday September 22nd

Winnie Brave: A highway-stormin’, americana/soul duo. This husband and wife, internationally-touring team travel the country in their 1976 Winnebago. 8pm by donation

The Wheelgrinders – September 23rd

This very popular rockabilly trio is coming back to the Barley Station in Sept. 23rd  Be sure to get here early for a night of great music.

The Raven & the Fox Wednesday October 18th

 ~  Love-Inspired Mountain Music  ~
Julie Chang’s smooth, sultry vocals over Sean Isaac’s moody acoustic riffs offer eargasmic melodies paired with passion-soaked lyrics. Based out of Canmore, Alberta, located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, the soothing energy of the alpine environment and mountain lifestyle can be felt in the organic quality of their songs. 7:30pm  by donation

Harpdog Brown and the Travelling Blues Band July 12th

Harpdog Brown is a gifted vocalist and an imaginative harmonica player.  Guitarist Jordie Edmonds plays a lowdown understated style yet has plenty of flash when needed.  Doghouse bass player Pat Darcus drives the engine with his percussive style.  The Travelin’ Blues Show sometimes includes other guest musicians that befit the band and situation such as sought-after drummer Andy Graffiti.  Regardless of the incarnation you see, this show is unique, refreshing and leaves audiences feeling good and wanting more.


8 PM July 12th. No Cover but a donation to the Band would be appreciated.

ART BATTLE – Sat. June 3rd

UPDATE – What a great night! We raised $ 11,000.00 for the hospital foundation! Thank you to all the artists and congratulations to Adam Meikle who was the nights big winner. And of course a big Thank You to everyone who came and helped make the night a huge success.



Salmon Arm, BC (April 20th, 2017) – A night of Art Battle® ​live competitive painting connects and celebrates the local Salmon Arm creative community while supporting the Shuswap Hospital Foundation. Twelve artists compete in timed rounds of live painting, the audience votes for winners, and all works are auctioned. The winner of this event will qualify for the BC Championships on June 24th in Vancouver.

The event and silent auction proceeds will support Shuswap Hospital Foundation in the purchase of much needed health care equipment and project completions in the Shuswap health care facilities to ensure the best healthcare for Salmon Arm and area. Specifically, these funds will be directed to the provision of a new labour and delivery bed for Shuswap Lake General Hospital.

Since 2009, artists have been coming together at Art Battle Canada events across the country with the goal of turning a blank canvas into a magnificent creation, and to share the secrets of artistic process with voting audiences. The movement has spread to more than 100 cities and 6 continents, with more than 1000 events produced. From Brooklyn to Europe, South America, Asia and beyond, Art Battle has showcased incredible creative talent and built communities and relationships that support live art as a way of expression, innovation and celebration.

All 16 works created at the Art Battle in Salmon Arm will be sold by silent auction on the night of the event.

Confirmed artists for the June 3rd competition include:12 artists and one wildcard artist will be chosen on the night of the event from applicants in the audience. Artists can apply to join the tournament at

Advance tickets for this event are $35 and include some light food for audience enjoyment. Please visit for further information or to reserve tickets.

Tickets are also available at the Barley Station Brewpub or by calling 250-832-0999

Event Details:

AB551 – Salmon Arm, BC

Saturday, June 3rd

Gateway Public Market

2090 – 10th Avenue South West

Doors 6:30 PM


Art Battle is coming to Salmon Arm! Join us for a wonderful evening of creativity and community featuring local artists and connecting Salmon Arm to towns and cities around the world! Come and be part of the fun as a spectator, or participate as one of the featured artists by applying online at The winner of this event will advance to the BC Finals in Vancouver on June 24th with a chance to advance to Nationals this summer. Don’t miss it.

Ticket prices:

$35 General Admission (includes food)


Beers - Barley Station Brew Pub