The Ness Creek Music Festival is about enjoying great music and great company in the great outdoors. We are about spreading the love, not spreading the virus. For this reason, we are sad to say that the 30th Annual Ness Creek Music Festival July 16th to 19th, 2020  is cancelled. This decision is not one that we have come to lightly but is one that we feel is necessary for the safety of our guests, artists, volunteers and staff.   

As a non-profit organization we are going to do our very best to keep working for our community and have a couple of ways for you to get your Ness-fix: Ness Creek Open Mic The Beat Goes On(line) as well as the Distancing and Discovering Nature page being hosted by our friends at Discover Ness Creek.  


We are still very excited to celebrate our 30th Anniversary with our Ness Family when it is safe to do so. Hoping to see you all for our ‘30th Plus 1’ party in July 2021! Stay safe!


For information on Covid-19 please visit the following Government websites: Saskatchewan Government, Government of Canada, Saskatchewan Health Authority.



Experience the entire Ness Creek Music Festival for free! Show up a day early and scout out the perfect site for your home base during the festival weekend. Hang out in the hospitality lounge backstage and enjoy a delicious hot meal every day. Note that volunteers must indicate that they wish to purchase a meal card for $20 in order to take advantage of the backstage meal service. This does not include the Wednesday or Sunday dinners. Those will continue to be offered to all volunteers regardless of whether they have chosen to purchase a meal card or not. Join us for a volunteer barbecue to kick off the weekend, and cap off your festival experience with the volunteer appreciation party on Sunday. Make new friends, gain valuable experience, and know that you are playing an essential role at the festival!


Volunteers truly are the backbone of the festival. You make the magic happen! Whether you’re a first timer or an old hand, we appreciate the smiles, commitment and team spirit you bring to the festival! Check out our list of Festival Volunteer Crews to get an idea of where you might fit best. You can select your first three crew choices when applying – your crew placement will take into account your preferences. Please also look over our Volunteer Guidelines. As a Ness Creek Festival volunteer, you are part of a big and wonderful team that works together to create an amazing Saskatchewan event, so we use these guidelines in an effort to make your experience a positive one.


If you've been asked to pay a volunteer deposit or need to pay your membership fees, you can find all of that information here: Volunteer Fees