Music festival on the Nahatlatch

REO Rafting is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with the third annual REO Fest

The third annual REO Fest takes place Aug. 16-18 on the Nahatlatch River.

REO Rafting is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a riverside music festival.

The weekend of August 16-18 will feature live performances, songwriting workshops, camping, fully catered meals and whitewater adventures.

“We wanted to combine our love of music with a festival that features songwriting workshops and create a really valuable, memorable experience for people that they won’t find anywhere else,” said Nick Solaczek, director of sales and marketing.

“Owner Bryan Fogelman and I are singer-songwriters and can totally appreciate anyone who has struggled with artistic blocks that come along with writing, recording and performing your own songs in front of an audience. When we see amazing bands like Greg Drummond’s perform we are truly inspired and really take something away from watching an artist take the stage to entertain a large crowd.”

A new stage has been built on the edge of the Nahatlatch River, where all the bands will be playing throughout the weekend. Since the event celebrates the process of creating and playing music, there will also be open mic opportunities before the bands perform on the Saturday night.

The music lineup for the festival includes local, Canadian artists from the 2013 Peak Performance Project Top 20, 2013 Fox Seeds Top 20 and 2013’s Vancouver Island’s Singer-Songwriter of the Year.

The weekend costs $199 (plus tax) and additional upgrades are available for anyone wanting to participate in songwriting workshops, whitewater rafting or upgrade to riverside cabin tents. The all-ages event is ideal for groups of friends, families and co-workers.

For more details about the event or package options, visit

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