Jewel to perform at Salmonfest 2017

Organizers of Salmonfest 2017 have booked singer songwriter Jewel Kilcher, who grew up on a homestead near Homer, as the headliner for this year’s celebration of Alaska’s wild salmon at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik Aug 4-6.

Jewel is the fifth straight female headliner at Salmonfest, a group that includes Brandi Carlile, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris and Indigo Girls.

“We are proud to continue the tradition of being one of the only major festivals in the country that features women at the top of our lineup,” organizers said.

Salmonfest is a gathering in a family friendly atmosphere, celebrates the connection of Alaskans to fish and the waters that provide the state’s abundance of wild seafood. The weekend of Fish, Love and Music includes kiosks offering food, crafts, art and brews, along with a four-stage extravaganza of over 50 acts, including the best bands in Alaska.

Cook Inletkeeper will be implementing its Zero Waste plan at this year’s event. Cook Inletkeeper also has joined the festival as a primary sponsor and partner in

“fish first” advocacy, and is playing a role in coordinating educational and outreach components of the festival.


Salmonfest is supported by and benefits the Kachemak Bay Conservation Society, the Homer based nonprofit organization that seeks to educate the public and protect Alaska’s fish-filled waters.

More information, including ticket purchase information, is online at