“We’re calling it a sneak peek of what it will be,” venue sales and marketing director Susynn Snyder said. “It will be open as a concert hall, not so much as a restaurant. (The show) will be on the Williwaw stage in the Williwaw concert hall, where most of the concerts will be.”

Chris Bieri
The newly minted Salmonfest runs Friday through Sunday at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Tickets run $65-$75 for single-day passes and $135 for all three festival days.Chris Bieri

Crowds packed the Ninilchik fairgrounds on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula over the weekend for the 5th annual Salmonfest, a celebration of music and, well, salmon. Watch and listen. 

Tara Young
Today the Sitka Fine Arts Camp hosts close to 800 students from three countries, 20 states and 45 Alaska towns. About a quarter of them came from Anchorage. Since taking over the Sheldon Jackson College Campus in 2011, the Sitka Fine Arts Camp has raised close to $4 million.Brendan Jones
Author, reporter and now playwright Lael Morgan recalls the wild town she drove into in 1959.Mike Dunham
The song-and-dance spectacle for performers ages 6 to 18 has survived so many seasons -- this will be its 34th -- that many of today’s performers are the sons and daughters of participants from previous years.Mike Dunham

The Music Machine prepares for upcoming performances August 5-8 at the Discovery Theatre to cap the summer workshop's 34th season. 

Mike Dunham

The Fairbanks music ensemble Harm, lead by vocalist Rebecca File, recently shot a video for the song "Between a Rock & a Rock" atop Murphy Dome. The song is from the group's debut self-titled EP, which is composed of a revolving cast of musicians. 

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Jane’s Addiction is scheduled to play Friday at The Blue Loon in Fairbanks followed by a show Saturday at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub.Chris Bieri