The Keno City Music and Film Festival took place over the weekend.
More than 20 bands performed on the Keno stage and vendors sold merchandise, jewelry and crafts.
The road leading from the stage and field was lined with cars by nightfall on Aug. 5. About a hundred tents were nestled in the bushes along the road.
Musicians performed from mid-afternoon to around 2 in the morning on both Friday and Saturday. The eclectic mix of music branched from solo singer-songwriters to full country and rock lineups.
Whitehorse-based Cherie Coquette brought Babes in the Bush to the stage on both nights. The multi-performer burlesque show included an audience participatory orgasm-impression contest.
Pouring rain nearly all weekend made a muddy pit in front of the stage, which didn’t dissuade anyone from dancing. There was rope-skipping, crowd-surfing and a honky tonk country mosh pit.
A film festival also took place inside the Keno City community hall. It featured shorts from local filmmakers and showed a werewolf’s existential crisis, an ad hoc bungee jump business and a dystopian future in which climate refugees flood Dawson City.
The festival was free to attend, with funds from merch sales going directly to the performing artists.
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