Thirteenth Annual

Princeton Traditional Music Festival

Friday 20 to Sunday 22 August ~ 2021

Audience in Veteran's Square

About Programs

In the past we have printed a comprehensive program which was distributed around most of this corner of the province. Because of costs and the enormous amount of work to sell ads and get sponsors help to pay for it, we are not going to do that this year. However, there will be a smaller version available at the Festival.

Schedules will be coming.

A Force of Nature
Linda Allen
Allie and Mcleod
Alex Atamanenko and Dan Shlakoff
Graham Baldwin
Bevan Bartlett and Friends
Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat
Robert Bertrand
Bob Bossin
British Columbia Regiment Band
Michael Burnyeat
Bushy Park
Linda Chobotuck
Barry Cole
Digitary Dos
John Gothard
Rosaleen and David Gregory
Tim Hall
Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins
Hard Row
Steward Hendrickson
Jaeger and Reid
Jasmine Fiona
David Kessler
Leah Williams and Friends
Lyn and Friends
Lynn Mc Gown and Michael Pratt
Jim and Madeleine
Nakos Marker
My American Boyfriend
North by West
Henk Piket
Rattlebone Band
Relative Miners
Brian Robertson
Chris Roe
Harley Rothstein
Savoir Faire
Shanghaied on the Willamette
Helen Shilladay
Penny Sidor
Alex Sturbaum
Under Beechwood
Vancouver Morris Men
The Wheat in the Barley
Without A Net


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The Festival

Admission is FREE.  Events are held on several stages in the centre of Princeton and begin on Friday evening with a public street dance and an Irish ceili band. Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday there's a potpourri of concerts, workshops, and jams.

The Scene

This event is primarily for and about the performers. Traditional Music lacks venue in the west, so players, singers, dancers, and fans are willing to travel in order to meet up. Professional performers are making personal sacrifices in order to be here, but the many people who come just to listen attests to the unique value of this event. For those new to the Festival please have a look at the Our Story page to learn about how it started and what Traditional Music means to us.


The Place

Nestled among rolling hills of ranchland, the little town of Princeton is the gateway to the Okanagan. About 300 km from Vancouver, it is the first town after Hope along the Crowsnest Highway. Summers are hot and dry - just what we like for our festival which takes place mostly in the streets.


In addition to the sponsors, this festival is primarily supported by hard work and artists who perform for free. However, we aim to pay for artist's meals and at least part of their transportation costs. Please consider contributing in order to help maintain this important cultural event.

Become a Member

You can support the continuing operation of the festival by buying a $10 membership.


Every year we need a stage crew, MCs, office staff, and many other important helpers. If you want to be part of this exciting event in this way, please let us know.


We encourage the sale of food, crafts, art, and more at the Festival. Please contact the Vendor Coordinator.


Funding for the Festival comes from donations, as well as grants from the Town of Princeton, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, and the Province of British Columbia.

We thank you all!