State of Art: Hear from Salmonfest organizer David Stearns

The music and arts festival runs from August 5 through 7 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Headliners include Umphrey’s McGee, Shakey Graves, Rising Appalachia and California Honeydrops. We learn about the old days, the festival’s salmon-centric mission, and what’s new this year.


Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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