Saskatchewan's arts scene will be showcased on Sunday, August 5 during the third annual Bow Valley Jamboree near Oxbow.
The event will happen at the Bow Valley Regional Park, which is just south of the town. It will be a celebration of arts and culture's impact on the province.
The festival features musical performances, artisans, crafts and children's activities. It offers professional artists the opportunity to present their work to new audiences; emerging artists a venue to introduce themselves; and a place for artisans. People of all ages are encouraged to attend.
There will also be music throughout the day.
The doors will open at 11 a.m. An opening address will occur at 11:20. Music for Young Children will be the first performers at 11:45 a.m.
Bengough-based band TWO will perform at 12:20 p.m. Chase Buchanan and the Southern Playboys, a modern/contemporary group from Oxbow, will follow at 1:05. Nickletree, an independent pop group from Estevan, will be on the stage at 2 p.m. Long-time eclectic Oxbow group DownWind is at 3 p.m.
Jayne Galloway, a 16-year-old Saskatchewan singer-songwriter, is scheduled for 4:20 p.m. She'll be followed at 5:20 by Library Voices, a seven-piece Regina-based indy pop group that features five members from Estevan. Saskatchewan country music artist Blake Berglund will perform at 6:40.
Quebec-based vocalist and guitarist Marco Callari will be on stage at 8 p.m. He recorded "We Speak no Americano," which was No. 1 on the iTunes charts for four weeks. Saskatoon-based band the Northern Pikes will be the featured act. They'll perform at 10 p.m.
Musicians from southeast Saskatchewan will be performing between the different acts, giving local people a chance to showcase their skills.
Event vice-chair Shirley Galloway said the jamboree will be fantastic this year. They have a good blend of local musicians and well-known people from outside of the region to attract crowds.
The main musical acts are set, but they're still seeking crafters, artisans, artists and other talented people who want to be part of the event, Galloway said. And they still need one more "in-betweener" who can perform between the featured acts.