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Live Music at YRAF 2022

YRAF 2022 Music Stage

This year, our Live Music artists got to perform from a handmade wooden cabin stage, built by local musician and carpenter Driftwood Holly. “Driftwood’s Cabin” housed a wide range of performances from local and Yukon-wide acts such as Claire Gallagher, Keen, Mike Erwood, John From Dawson, Jesse Smith, The Remones, Mo Knight, Claire Ness and Bennie Allain.

Special thanks to our Music Stage Sponsors Green Hammer Construction, Molotov & Bricks Tattoo and Yukon Chocolate Company.

Dana Sipos & Joey O’Neil

Co-presented as part of the Dawson City Summer Concert Series by the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture and Klondike Visitors’ Association, Dana Sipos and Joey O’Neil at the KIAC Ballroom on Friday, June 10th.

Special thanks to Dawson City Summer Concert Series funders – Government of Canada, Government of Yukon – Arts Fund, City of Dawson Community Grants.

Driftwood Holly aboard the S.S. Keno

2022 marks the 100th anniversary of Dawson City’s riverfront most striking sight, the S.S. Keno, a preserved historic sternwheel paddle steamer and National Historic Site of Canada. Built in 1922, the Keno was selected for preservation and in August 1960 left Whitehorse to sail downstream to Dawson City. In doing so she became the last of the Yukon’s sternwheeler steamers to navigate the Yukon River under her own power.
This year, she housed six different Yukon Riverside Arts Festival exhibits and two concerts aboard its beautiful deck. Driftwood Holly & friends gave a beautiful and intimate concert on Saturday June 11th, to celebrate the important milestone.

Special thanks to our partner Parks Canada Klondike National Historic Sites for allowing us to host performances and exhibits in their beautiful heritage buildings