68th Annual Salem Art Fair & Festival
July 21-23, 2017

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The Salem Art Fair & Festival hosts a range of entertainment on two stages in Bush’s Pasture Park. Our Main Stage is located in a natural amphitheater setting, under the canopy of towering, old-growth oaks and in close proximity to food and drink booths. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on the grass, but a limited number of chairs and tables are also available. It is on the Main Stage that the Salem Art Fair & Festival hosts its headlining acts on Friday and Saturday evening of the event. This year’s headliners are Sugaray Rayford (Friday), and Orgone (Saturday).


Family Stage

Located just south of the Main Stage in the Kids’ Court area is the Salem Art Fair & Festival Family Stage. Family Stage acts are often interactive and upbeat, and include everything from juggling acts to live music.

Admission to all entertainment performances is included in your ticket purchase to the Salem Art Fair & Festival. Rates are listed below.

Headlining Musicians

Sugaray Rayford
Friday, July 21 | 7:30-9:00 pm

With deep roots in gospel, singer Sugaray Rayford is a powerful force in today’s blues scene. In 2017 alone, he received two nominations from the Blues Music Awards, including the prestigious BB King Entertainer Award, and Contemporary Blues Male Artist. Don’t miss your chance to see this unique talent in Salem.

Saturday, July 22 | 7:30-9:00 pm 

[Orgone (Or-gōne). Noun. 1. A universal life force. 2. A cosmic unit of energy. 3. The creative force in nature.] Now and always, Orgone delivers dirty, organic, California soul with heart; music that grabs you by the collar, pulls you to your feet and shoves you wantingly onto the dance floor. Get your fill of funk in Bush’s Pasture Park this July.

Main Stage Schedule

Friday, July 21

Children’s Educational Theatre Noon – 1:00 pm
Na Rosai 1:30 – 2:30 pm
The Pumps  3:00 – 4:00 pm
Gary Burford Trio 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Los Cumbiamberos 6:00-7:00 pm
Sugaray Rayford (Headliner) 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Saturday, July 22

Children’s Educational Theatre Noon – 1:00 pm
Stereo RV 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Jet Black Pearl 3:00 – 4:00 pm
City of Pieces  4:30 – 5:30 pm
Global Heat 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Orgone (Headliner) 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Sunday, July 23

Children’s Educational Theatre 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Malachi Graham 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Grand Jazz & Swing Band 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Willamette Valley Pipes and Drums 4:15 – 5:00 pm

Family Stage Schedule

Friday, July 21

Jenks 10:30 – 11:30 am
Classic Tap Dance Studio Noon – 12:45 pm
Jenks 1:15 – 2:15 pm
Climate 911 2:45 – 3:30 pm
Children’s Educational Theatre 4:00 – 4:30 pm

Saturday, July 22

Ceili of the Valley 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
City Dance Theatre 12:45 – 1:30 pm
Lotus Dance Studio 2:00 – 2:45 pm
Children’s Educational Theatre 3:15 – 4:00 pm
Cherry City Cloggers 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Sunday, July 23

JenUwin Playtime 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
City Dance Theatre 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Cherry City Cloggers 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Children’s Educational Theatre 3:45 – 4:30 pm



Friday, July 21 | 10 am-7 pm (Music Headliner 7:30-9:00 pm)
Saturday, July 22 | 10 am-7 pm (Music Headliner 7:30-9:00 pm)
Sunday, July 23 | 10 am-5 pm


$5 Day
$10 Three-Day Pass
$3 Youth Student on Saturday (with Student ID)
FREE for Children 12 & Younger
FREE for all ages on Sunday from 3-5 pm
FREE with Oregon Trail Card


Bush’s Pasture Park

Finding parking near the event can be difficult, so take advantage of a complimentary HUT Portland Airport Shuttle that runs from Pringle (325 High St. SE Salem) and Marion (400 Marion St. NE Salem) Parkades in downtown Salem. The shuttle will run 10 am-10 pm Saturday, and 10 am-6 pm Sunday.

Please leave your pets at home. Service animals welcome.