Ponderosa festival returns for third year

Ponderosa Music and Arts Festival is scheduled to return for another year this Aug. 21 - 23.

After two successful years of rendezvousing in Rock Creek, Ponderosa Music and Arts Festival is coming back. Founders Kia Zahrabi and Kris Hargrave have confirmed that the three-day celebration will return for another year this Aug. 21 – 23.

Ponderosa is not your typical festival. It remains proudly independent, affordable and fresh as heck. A festival pass includes music all weekend, camping in the pristine setting of Rock Creek with access to swimming in the Kettle River, hot showers, fresh drinking water, and food and artist vendors.

For $25 more, festival goers can secure riverside camping, where the river will be just steps from your tent. Rustic tenting isn’t your thing? Glamping (shorthand for glamorous camping) options will also be available.

Kris and Kia personally choose the bands and artists who attend. Past years have seen acts like Montreal’s Plants & Animals, Vancouver’s Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast, Portland’s Blouse and Wampire, and dozens of others from across the province and beyond like The Gay Nineties, Bend Sinister, No Sinner, Braids, and Ladyhawk. The 2015 festival line up will be unveiled this weekend.

And, as an all ages event, everyone is welcome. From groups of friends dancing to late night DJs to toddlers playing in the grass in the midday sun, Ponderosa is fit for everyone.

This summer, ditch the long lineups, the overpriced food, and the sky-high ticket prices. Get fresh with Ponderosa!