Shuswap Idol is BACK!

Blu & Kelly Hopkins

Blu & Kelly Hopkins are a bona fide channel for classic folk, roots and country. Blu demonstrates again and again a deep connection to the lyrics of the greats. Names like Stan Rogers, John Prine and Johnny Cash float over the campfire when he and Kelly bring their award winning talent to the party.

Jesse Mast


Jesse Mast is an exciting young artist born in Edmonton and grew up in Salmon Arm, BC, now making his home in Vernon, BC. Although he grew up in a musical family, it wasn’t until the age of 15 that he picked up a guitar, and once he did, he never looked back. Three time North American Country Music Assc award winner, he dedicated his teenage years to honing his craft not only as a musician, but as a singer/songwriter as well. It was in 2014 that dedication led to signing a deal with Cache Entertainment/Sony Music Canada.  

He released his first single ‘Bad Blood’ to Canadian Country Radio along with the Video which aired on CMT Canada, where he was featured as artist of the month. The single reached top 30 on the Billboard charts, and was supported by Jesse’s appearance on the ‘Certified Country Tour’ across Canada with Gord Bamford and Joe Nichols. He has opened for Brett Kissel, and appeared alongside acts like Autumn Hill, Lindsey Ell, Kira Isabella and many others. The follow up single ‘Cry Wolf’ was released to Apple Music and Spotify early January 2017.

More of this year’s line up entertainers to be released soon!