2019 Artists Lineup

The 20th Starbelly Jam lineup is both a retrospective with some friends from Starbellys past, and the freshest fest going with rising stars out of BC and the world!


Canada’s favourite Rock n’ Roll Salute.

Buffalo Stompers

Aboriginal Dance & Drum performance group from Kootenay Lake, Traditional and Fusion.

The Devils You Don't

Nelson, BC Supergroup
Banjo! Ukulele! Upright! Sax! Drums!


Music to Illuminate

Dixie Star Storytelling

A fantastical world is evoked through words, movement, and through inviting the audience to help create the magic.

Gitana Mundo

From Edmonton, AB
An exotic blend of Latin, Gypsy, Cajun & Old-time Swing

Hamsa Hamsa

From Barcelona, Spain
Sephardic Fusion with Flamenco & Jazz

High Mountain Groove

The East shore’s own evolution of funky, groovy mountain vibes. Featuring Howlin’ Dan, Todd Lester on drums and Morgan Rael on guitar and steelpan.

Holly Hyatt

Winner of Best R’n’B Blues Album in 2018, This second-generation Kootenay blues singer-songwriter is bringing her top-notch band to make you swing.

In The Sticks

The Slocan Valley’s own Afro Sassy Drum/Dance Collective

The Kwerks

Ray-of-Sunshine-in-a-dark-world music. Live life. Say yes. Be a little crazy!

Los Furios

High-energy Rock/Ska/Reggae 9-piece from Vancouver, BC

Monkey Dragon

Adham Shaikh leads this live collab with Buckman Coe and friends.. a magic carpet ride.

Moving Mosiac Samba Band

Nelson BC’s own Samba Parade Leaders

Pico's Puppet Palace

For contemporary young audiences, puppetry, live music and storytelling connects audiences across generations.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Snotty Nose Rez Kids are the combined talents of Yung Trybez and Young D, hailing from the Haisla Nation, ‘The People of the Snow.” Above all else, SNRK blend trap beats with woven lyricism that challenges Indigenous stereotypes.

Oliver Swain

From Victoria, BC: Whimsical, spiritual and socially conscious, a chamber folk odyssey once called  “The Zen Rock Garden of Old Time music”

Tony Furtado Duo

From Portland, Oregon: A musical force of Americana with slide guitar, voice and two-time bluegrass banjo champion Tony Furtado, and Luke Price, Grand National Fiddle Champion.

The Wild Turkeys

Veterans of the very first Starbelly Jam (1999), the purveyors of Kootenay Lake psychedelic country jam music are returning with their original lineup.


A Cascadian Elemental & Alchemical Electronic music duo based in Seattle, WA. Featuring the visual art of Simon Haiduk.

Zaynab Mohammed

A Poet, Performer and Musician. She weaves her heart with simple words and shares the gifts she has been given. For years she spoke the word. Now she adds depth with looped synthed and vocal beats. It’s about unity, she speaks. About love, and with grace. A catalyst for humanity. A daughter of faith. A sister of human.

Spot her with her typewriter and she will write you your very own personal poem on the spot about anything you’d like.