Samba Lago Profundo at the Moonbelly stage at Starbelly Jam 2015

Samba Lago Profundo at the Moonbelly stage at Starbelly Jam 2015

Starbelly Jammin’

The 16th annual Starbelly Jam music festival brought music to the mountains surrounding Crawford Bay this weekend.



All photos by Tamara Hynd

The 16th annual Starbelly Jam Music Festival had the East Shore community of Crawford Bay draped in a cloak of extra colour as music drifted through the festival grounds this weekend.

Music by the likes of Aidan Knight (a five-piece band from Victoria), Sofiella Watt and The Huckleberry Bandits (Kootenay Music Awards Artist of the Year), and Coco Love Alcorn of Ontario entertained the crowd.

Five-piece band Aidan Knight on the Starbelly stage.

Festival headliners included Mother Mother, Shred Kelly and Ozomatli.

East Shore’s Samba Lago Profundo, aka S.La.P.,  led the Starbelly Jam crowd in the giant parade which circled the festival grounds on Sunday afternoon. The group was founded in 2011 had have led the festival’s parade every year since then. Feathers, sequins, drums and whistles aside, the energy was warm and inclusive.

Coco Love Alcorn engaged the crowd when she took the Moonbelly stage.