Act 227

Go to a festival!

Why spend your hard earned entertainment dollar on one or two acts at a single evening concert especially for bands that are, shall we say, getting a bit long in the tooth. Rolling Stones tickets for the summer tour had a face value of $600. Yikes.

For a fraction of that cost, you can get a 3 day pass to festivals like Salmon Arm’s own Roots and Blues which opens tonight and see dozens of bands – some established, some up and coming – all carefully chosen for you by a dedicated team of professionals who continue to curate a great musical, cultural and global experience.

Want to save even more? Consider volunteering next year. A few shifts of work entitles you to a weekend pass and many of the R&B volunteers have been with the festival for years. So hats of the them. And have a great festival!

source: R&B facebook page

source: R&B facebook page

Act 156

Listen to the radio.

Entertainment is expensive. A night at the movies is an easy $50. A dinner out, $50 and then some. Even cable and internet doesn’t come cheap.

There’s one thing you can do for cheap. Listen to the radio. Online or on air. Local or global. Music or talk. It’s great entertainment.

In Salmon Arm, we have a new community radio station called Voice of the Shuswap. It’s volunteer powered and the content is so great. Local people talking about local things. Great music. Great discussion. All free. Well, not that anything is really free, but it’s offered free to the community for the community. 97.3 FM in the Shuswap. I’ll hear you there.