Tickets for the 2011 Shambhala Music Festival have sold out in record time. Online tickets sold out on May 12th, with authorized ticket stores selling out over the course of the following fifteen days. The last store with tickets available was Salmo’s Skyway Hardware, which sold out on Thursday, May 26th.
“Events selling tickets in record […]

Economy Gains Steam

For the first time in its’ 14 year history, Canada’s premiere electronic music festival, Shambahala, has sold out of online tickets in May.   All this when when locals have just said goodbye to the snow. “This represents an enormous opportunity for our community,” says Corrine Zawaduk, Production Manager of Shambhala Music Festival.  “Our economic calculator […]

The Kootenay’s Little Secret!

By Daniel Betts
Many locals who regularly attend the Shambhala Music Festival will be very excited to learn that on March 4th, in London, England, Shambhala was named “Best Large Festival” at the 10th Annual Breakspoll International Breakbeat Awards. Shambhala came out ahead of much larger festivals including Burning Man in the United States (50,000+ attendees) […]

Mark Hummel and The Blues Survivors with Rusty ZInn

This is going to be a great BLUES show!! Great West Coast Blues Harmonica and Blues Guitar!

Monday, 25 October 2010 – 7:30pm

Live At The Royal in Nelson Monday October 25th 7:30 PM ONLY $15.
Mark Hummel is a road warrior – a true Blues Survivor. Along the way, he has crafted his own trademark harmonica […]

Drumming From The Heart

Next Drumming From The Heart Kootenay Community Drum Circle:
Monday Evening October 4th 2010

@ Nelson North Shore Hall
@ 7:15pm/8:45pm, $7.00/$5.00
@ 675 Whitmore Road (across BOB off Johnston Rd.)
@ Nelson BC Canada

Greetings All,

Change has come for Drumming From The Heart drum circles. I have decided to start up the drum circles on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each […]

Shambhala – Aftermath

Tuesday Morning
“The party is over! Please leave and come back next year!” a voice booms over a bullhorn from a golf cart rolling through the festival camping area. The festival has been over for twenty-four hours and yet I can still see camps set up in the festival camping area. There is […]

Shambhala – Highlights

I woke to the sound of heavy rain and thunder. Luckily my tarps and rain fly held up well. The rain left a chill in the air and the ground damp, which was a blessing in disguise as it would keep the dust down through the day. The clouds broke around mid […]

Shambhala – Warm Up

Thursday morning and hunger rouses me from my sleeping bag and I am drawn to the food court area where, surprisingly their is a large crowd interested in the same thing as I, breakfast. The Dragonfly Café out of Salmo B.C. catches my attention with their delicious offering of “Hot Grilled Breakfast Paninis”. […]

Shambhala – Pilgrimage

I stood by the highway under bright blue morning skies, a coffee cup in one hand, and sticking my thumb out at passing cars with the other. It was early and the heat had not yet settled into the day. At my feet was my pack and my laptop case, and propped up […]

Shambhala Update #1

The Shambhala Music Festival 2010 is just 3 Days away and I am excited to have had the opportunity to visit the site today and offer the following update.
The big news at Shambhala today is that for the first time in the history of the Festival, tickets are completely sold out prior to the opening. […]