Shambhala Music Festival, also known as “Hatha Yoga Festival”, is an annual electronic dance music festival held from last Tuesday to next Saturday at the Salmo River Ranch, also a 500 acre farm, in the West Kootenay Mountains near Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. The festival lasts 4 nights and 3 days and offers a huge variety of music and visual art in natural settings. It includes music, dance, visual art, film, and spoken word presentations.
Since this year’s Shambhala Music Festival takes place on a Sunday instead of a Saturday, the Salmo River Ranch is also closing on all but the first day of the festival, on Tuesday, July 20th, to allow the cancellation of many planned events. This includes a gala opening celebration, musical performances by local seers, and workshops by accomplished artists and speakers. On the first day of the festival, from Tuesday to Thursday, visitors will be able to enjoy free concerts in the park’s outdoor amphitheater. On Friday, children are welcome to attend, and there will also be workshops, musical entertainment, and photo exhibitions. On Saturday, you’ll be able to enjoy the beauty of Salmo River Ranch during the Shambhala Music Festival.
Shambhala Music Festival organizers predict that this year’s Shambhala Music Festival will draw a record number of participants. “We’re looking at numbers that would rival or surpass those of our previous years”, says Paula Czyzewski, Executive Vice-President of Shambhala, Inc., which is the artistic and spiritual development corporation that operates the Salmo River Ranch and its sister sites throughout Banff and Jasper National Parks, Alberta, Canada. Czyzewski emphasizes that although the timing of the Shambhala Music Festival has always been carefully decided, it’s a great time to be outside in the Canadian Rockies in warm summer weather, surrounded by friendly local residents and indigenous Canadian artists. “We can’t wait for visitors to come to celebrate the Shambhala Festival and for Canadians to experience the beauty and peace we bring to their homes”, she concluded.