What you need to know about Salmonstock 2014

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The details

When: Aug. 1-3, 2014
Where: Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, Ninilchik
What: Salmonstock is three days of fish, fun and music. This annual four-stage music festival features more than 60 Outside and Alaska bands, amazing artwork, educational vendors, children’s activities, delicious food and cold beer.
Who: Salmonstock, presented by the Renewable Resources Foundation, is a family-friendly event with something for everyone.
Admission: Discounted tickets can be purchased at www.salmonstock.org through July 31. Advance three-day passes are $124 or $145 at the door. Advance two-day passes are $105 or $115 at the door. A limited number of single-day tickets are available. Advance single-day tickets are $55 (Friday or Sunday) and $65 (Saturday). At the door, single-day tickets will be $60 (Friday or Sunday) and $70 (Saturday).
More Questions? Contact the Renewable Resources Foundation at 907-743-1900, info@salmonstock.org or www.salmonstock.org untitled-1580

The Lineup

Lucinda Williams
Hard Working Americans
Keller Williams
Kyle Hollingsworth Band
Elephant Revival
Hot Buttered Rum
Great American Taxi
Poor Man’s Whiskey
The Upstarts
Tony Furtado
Tim Easton
The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men
Big Dirt
Jason Flournoy
Jim Page
The Whipsaws
Easton Stagger Phillips
The Sociables
Ratfish Wranglers
Super Saturated Sugar Strings • Todd Grebe & Cold Country • The Modern Savage • Barroom Roses • Big Fat Buddha • Holy Santos Gang • Emma Hill & Her Gentlemen • Callers • Deadhorse HWY • Nellie Clay & The Lucky Dogs • Spiff & Friends • Anna Lynch Band • Williwaw Marimba • Michelle McAfee Band • Dana Lyons • Blackwater Railroad Company • Dabarko •RnR• Yellow Cabin • Chad Reynvaan & Chromies • The Dirty Hands • Leeroy Stagger • Megan Palmer • Dylan Lee Johnston • Steve Norwood Band • West of 61 • Hot Dish • Michele McGuire • Shawn Zuke • Food for the Soul • The Shoot Dangs • Solvent Green • Ivan Night • Wood River Ruckus • Deb Wessler and Cabin Creak • Roots Rock • Dusty Santamaria • MedincinewolF • Hannah Yoter • Jon Dykstra • The Jammers • Marty Raney • Sophia Street • Michael Howard • Flipside • Church of Flaming Funk



Parking is available at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds for a small fee to benefit the local high school clubs. Watch for marked parking lots across from the fairgrounds.

Info Booth: Please visit the centrally located Information Booth upon arriving at Salmonstock. There, you’ll be able to find an event program, lost-and-found and friendly volunteers ready to answer any questions.

There is plenty of camping available near the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds. One of our top recommendations is J&J Smart Charters/Deep Creek View Campground, with more than 100 sites available and a good location, close to the festival. Other great camping options include:
Alaskan Angler RV Resort
Ninilchik River Campground
Ninilchik View Campground
Deep Creek North Scenic Overlook
Deep Creek Beach State Recreation Area
Heavenly Sights Charters
Country Boy Campground

Family: Salmonstock is a family-friendly event, so please bring your kids. All youth 12 and younger are free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Salmonstock’s Small Fry Activity Area will feature tons of kids’ activities and arts and craft projects.untitled-3861


Salmonstock will provide a free shuttle during the festival. The shuttle will stop at the main gate and cycle through stops throughout Ninilchik. It will operate during the following hours:
Friday – noon to 3 a.m. (Saturday)
Saturday – noon to 3 a.m. (Sunday)
Sunday – noon to 10 p.m.

Shuttle stops include:
Heavenly Sights Charters
Alaskan Angler RV Resort
Ninilchik River Campground
Ninilchik View Campground
J&J Smart Charters/Deep Creek View Campground
Deep Creek North Scenic Overlook
Deep Creek Beach State Recreation Area
Note: The Salmonstock shuttle schedule and route is subject to change. Check the event program or with the Information Booth for updated shuttle information.

Food: Salmonstock brings together the best of Alaska’s food vendors to keep Salmonstockers racing all weekend. Look for tents and trucks serving up Thai food, salmon, gourmet sandwiches, K-Bay coffee, and delicious barbecue, along with many more options.

Beer: Salmonstock features two large beer gardens with excellent views of the Ocean and River stages, as well as covered and uncovered seating areas. With the generous help of the Odom Corp., Salmonstock will spotlight a wide variety of local Alaskan craft beers including Denali Brewing Co., Midnight Sun Brewing and Broken Tooth Brewing.
Returning to the scene is Salmonstock sponsor Klean Kanteen. The new limited-edition 2014 festival pint cups will be available at Salmonstock for use in the beer gardens. If you’re a returning Salmonstocker, you are welcome to bring back your 2012 and 2013 pint cups for the same great perks of avoiding single use, but we’re guessing that you won’t be able to resist the new 2014 design.

How to get there

Road trip: Salmonstock is held at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, just south of Kenai and north of Homer on the Sterling Highway. It’s a beautiful drive from Fairbanks, Anchorage or surrounding communities. Follow the Seward Highway to the Sterling Highway turnoff and continue along the Sterling Highway through Cooper Landing, past Soldotna and Kenai, to Ninilchik. The Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds is at Mile 136 on the east side of the Sterling Highway.
Ready for takeoff: Flights are available from the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage to Kenai or Homer. Check with Ravn or Grant Aviation for available flights.
More travel information: For more travel information, visit www.salmonstock.org or www.kenaipeninsula.org.

Who is hosting this thing?

The Renewable Resources Foundation (with help from sister organization, The Renewable Resources Coalition) started Salmonstock with the goal of creating a positive movement to celebrate and protect wild Alaskan salmon. RRF is a 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on education and is the driving force behind Salmonstock.
The Renewable Resources Foundation and Coalition’s joint mission is to protect the ongoing viability of Alaska’s hunting and fishing resources for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations.
Renewable Resources is the hometown leader in the Pebble Mine fight with their entire staff on the ground in Alaska, working every day to protect the Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve and the renewable resources that define our Alaskan way of life. As the Alaska affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, they maintain a loyal membership of more than 10,000 people with varying economic, political and social backgrounds from Alaska and the Lower 48.


For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, some basics rules all attendees need to follow include:
NO pets allowed anywhere on the festival grounds
NO unauthorized vending
NO illegal drugs, weapons or fireworks are allowed on the festival grounds. Violators will be ejected from the facility and subject to prosecution under local, state and federal laws. We’re serious, folks.
NO underage drinking. Underage drinking is strictly prohibited.
If your vehicle is found in an unauthorized area it may be towed.
NO open fires
NO laser pointers
Please use trash and recycling bins provided by the festival.
Please listen to and respect all staff members, whether it is a parking attendant or a state trooper. Your safety and well-being is our No. 1 concern. And finally, the most important rule of all, the golden rule: please be respectful of your neighbors and consider their comfort.
Would you want someone banging a drum next to your tent at 5 a.m.? Make an effort to introduce yourself if at all possible. Follow this simple guideline and you will probably end up with more friends than you started with, which is never a bad thing.
If you have questions, feel free to call the Renewable Resources office; they’re here to help and to make this a great festival for everyone! (907) 743-1900.

Creative appreciationRRF Salmonstock Aerial Art 2013

Salmonstock isn’t all about fish, fun and music – it’s also about celebrating Alaskan artists. Each year, the festival welcomes esteemed local artists to pay tribute to salmon and share their work with attendees. Explore the fairgrounds and you’ll find flaming salmon statues and murals around every corner.
The artwork of Ray Troll is featured front and center at Salmonstock. The festival logo, poster, T-shirt and pint cups all feature his designs. Each year, Ray collaborates with other artists including mural artist, Memo, to paint the stages and buildings at Salmonstock and to create other art pieces.
One of the highlights during the festival is our annual Action of Art. Each year, Homer artist Mavis Muller creates a large-scale human mosaic piece dedicated to wild salmon. Check out the event program for the 2014 Action of Art and more information on how you can take part in this unique and exciting part of Salmonstock.

Take action

Salmonstock is not just about music and art, it’s also about celebrating and protecting wild Alaska salmon. Salmonstock’s Action and Knowledge Centers bring together Alaskans, national organizations and nonprofits to educate Salmonstockers on a multitude of current issues that affect wild Alaska salmon. Each organization featured at Salmonstock will have an action item so that attendees can immediately act on what they’ve learned. Whether the action item is writing to a legislator, signing a petition, or taking a photo with their favorite Alaska fish, each organization will provide attendees with the opportunity to make a difference. This year, Salmonstockers who complete every action item will be entered to win a variety of coveted prizes.

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