Local country musician Jesse Taylor performs at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Stillaguamish Festival of the River and Pow Wow.

Local country musician Jesse Taylor performs at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Stillaguamish Festival of the River and Pow Wow.

Stillaguamish Tribe hosts Festival of the River this weekend

ARLINGTON — With so much going on this weekend, don’t forget there is an amazing festival happening at River Meadows County Park.

The Stillaguamish Tribe’s Festival of the River features a pow wow with music, dance and storytelling from regional tribes, a logging show, circus fun with the New Old Time Chautauqua, activities for kids, wellness and environmental education booths, a guided river walk, an obstacle course and 5K run, a traditional salmon bake, food and craft vendors.

And music. Lots of great music.

It costs $10 to park your vehicle at the park, but you get to see the likes of main stage headliners Aaron Neville — the 75-year-old living legend whose recent solo album is “Apache” — on Saturday evening, and Chase Rice — the hot young country music star — on Sunday.

The mission of the festival, said tribal council members, is to help people who live and work in the area understand how their actions can help make the environment healthier for people, fish and wildlife, and to introduce people to American Indian traditional dances and culture.

Aug. 13

On the Salmon (main) Stage

10 a.m. Randy Wood, the respected Grammy and Juno awards-nominated pow-wow singer, grass dancer and founding member of the “Northern Cree Singers.” opens the festival.

11:45 a.m. Medicine Hat, popular regional band

1:30 p.m. Grand entry for the Pow Wow

2:30 p.m. Skablins, the Arlington ska band

5 p.m. English Beat

6 p.m. Tribal Youth Exposition

7:15 p.m. Aaron Neville

On the Trout Stage

11:30 a.m. New Old Time Chautauqua

12:30 David Nellis, family show

1:30 Pow Wow grand entry

2 p.m. Peter Ali, Native American flutist

3 p.m. Dana Lyons, environmental folk music

5 p.m. New Old Time Chautauqua

Aug. 14

Salmon Stage

10 a.m. Randy Wood

10:45 a.m. Lowdown Drifters

1 p.m. Pow Wow grand entry

1:30 p.m. Jesse Taylor, Arlington country singer

3 p.m. Marley’s Ghost, Americana music, member Ed Littlefield is from Arlington

5 p.m. Hallstrom, family band from Mill Creek

7 p.m. Chase Rice

Trout Stage

11:30 a.m. New Old Time Chautauqua

12:30 p.m. David Nellis

1 p.m. Pow Wow grand entry

1:30 p.m. Peter Ali

3 p.m. JP Falcon Grady, acoustic guitarist

5 p.m. New Old Time Chautauqua

If you go

Stillaguamish Festival of the River & Pow Wow

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 13-14

River Meadows County Park, 20416 Jordan Road, between Granite Falls and Arlington

$10 parking fee, otherwise free admission.

No alcohol or drugs.

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