About Swamp Fest:
Swamp Fest is a community organized, multi-venue, independent music and arts festival founded in 2016. Swamp Fest is dedicated to increasing the visibility of Regina's independent music and arts communities to a broad and diverse audience, while showcasing musical talent from across the Western Canadian provinces. Swamp Fest wholeheartedly believes in the power of shared experience to unite and strengthen relationships amongst diverse communities
Swamp Fest is:
Swamp Fest is:
Focused on supporting local and emerging artists, while attracting music lovers from across the country to the city of Regina;
Re-imagining community spaces as immersive, multi-sensory environments through collaboration with multidisciplinary artists;
Strengthening connections across diverse communities via shared creative experiences;
Cultivating an inclusive environment where independent music may be enjoyed and appreciated by all!
Swamp Fest is further promoted through the evolving mythology of T.A.B. (Toxic Algae Blob) - our mascot and resident swamp creature from Wascana Lake. Through the open-ended development of TAB as a creative platform Swamp Fest encourages multiple forms of creative expression from diverse voices.
Swamp Fest was conceived in the summer of 2016 by a group of five Regina-based artists, musicians and small business owners. The group saw a need for a decidedly independent music festival that would add to the landscape of music events in the city. Registered as a not-for-profit in 2017, Swamp Fest is run by a working Board of Directors that includes:
Amber Phelps Bondaroff
Past Board Members:
TAB Lore and design:
Zoe Schneider & Jon Vaughn (2017)
Swamp Fest gratefully acknowledges the land on which we are privileged to share these experiences. Referred to as Treaty 4 Territory, Swamp Fest is hosted on the traditional lands of the Cree, Ojibwe, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. As a primarily settler-run festival, we acknowledge the original inhabitants of this land, the historic and ongoing harm that has been and continues to be done, while striving to cultivate deeper respect, understanding and care through our actions.