Live music

Colour Tongues hits the stage at Fernando’s Pub during their 2020 Western Canada tour. (Colour Tongues)

LETTER: Kelowna artist pens plea to save local music scene

Author recounts closures of several local music institutions over the past two years

  • Sep 21, 2021

 

Salmon Arm's Jaeden Izik-Dzurko performed in Vernon and Kelowna Aug. 6 and 7 as part of the Vernon Proms August-long event of concerts. (Contributed)

24 concerts staged in Okanagan

Escape heat, smoke and worries with live music

 

Harry Manx live at Venables Theatre on July 28. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Harry Manx brings sold-out show to Oliver Venables Theatre

The two shows brought people from across the Valley to the show

 

Crowds had plenty of acts to choose from and enjoy at the Summer Music Festival Saturday at Vernon’s Caetani Cultural Centre. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star file)

Live music makes comeback at Vernon’s Caetani Centre

One-day outdoor music festival set to go down next weekend!

Crowds had plenty of acts to choose from and enjoy at the Summer Music Festival Saturday at Vernon’s Caetani Cultural Centre. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star file)
Youth move and groove to live music at the Island Stage at Waterfront Park on July 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Music in the Park is a free event for all ages (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

West Kelowna adds more Music in the Park dates

There will be two performances, food trucks and children’s activities

Youth move and groove to live music at the Island Stage at Waterfront Park on July 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Music in the Park is a free event for all ages (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Plenty of people showed up as Canadian folk musician Valdy took to the Grist Mill stage as one of the first major concerts since COVID-19 began to spread. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Valdy opens first live concert in Similkameen Valley since pandemic

From village council to the local Legion, things are getting back to normal

Plenty of people showed up as Canadian folk musician Valdy took to the Grist Mill stage as one of the first major concerts since COVID-19 began to spread. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Cty and Colour singer Dallas Green brings a solo tour to Vernon Nov. 18. (City and Colour photo)

City and Colour solo tour comes to Okanagan

Tickets for singer Dallas Green’s show on sale Friday, July 16

Cty and Colour singer Dallas Green brings a solo tour to Vernon Nov. 18. (City and Colour photo)
Shred Kelly is coming to Revelstoke with their Tiny Concert Tour July 24 to perform at one of Arts Revelstoke’s Guerrilla Gigs. (@MKuhnPhoto)

Shred Kelly going on tour with 2020 album

They have stops in Revelstoke as well as across B.C. and Alberta

Shred Kelly is coming to Revelstoke with their Tiny Concert Tour July 24 to perform at one of Arts Revelstoke’s Guerrilla Gigs. (@MKuhnPhoto)
Kim Rhindress of Cover2Cover Kelowna, the final act of the Parks Alive! live music event at the Island Stage at Waterfront Park on July 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Live music back at Kelowna’s Waterfront Park

Residents and tourists were treated to three hours of original tunes and covers of classic hits

  • Jul 8, 2021
Kim Rhindress of Cover2Cover Kelowna, the final act of the Parks Alive! live music event at the Island Stage at Waterfront Park on July 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Parks Alive! is one of several events taking place in Kelowna this summer. (Contributed/Festivals Kelowna)

Parks Alive kicks off its 2021 season in Kelowna

Concert series will run throughout July and August in several Kelowna parks

Parks Alive! is one of several events taking place in Kelowna this summer. (Contributed/Festivals Kelowna)
Multi-instrumentalist Harry Manx is slated to take the stage in Vernon for a show in July. (Shimon Karmel photo)

Curtain closes on COVID-19, opening Vernon stage for live events

After 16 months of empty seats, Performing Arts Centre is ready to welcome back guests

Multi-instrumentalist Harry Manx is slated to take the stage in Vernon for a show in July. (Shimon Karmel photo)
Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

Merritt country music festival’s ‘crazy-ass scene’ recalled in photographer’s new book

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)
West Kelowna’s Music in the Park returns July 9. (Music in the Park/Facebook)

Music in the Park returns to West Kelowna

Two local talents join forces to bring back the beloved event

West Kelowna’s Music in the Park returns July 9. (Music in the Park/Facebook)
QUSIC is a music artist series that features LGBT2Q+ artists from across Canada. (Contributed/Dustyn Baulkham)

LGBT2Q+ music artist series returns to Kelowna for its second season

The series will feature eight live-streamed performances over July 5 and 6

QUSIC is a music artist series that features LGBT2Q+ artists from across Canada. (Contributed/Dustyn Baulkham)
Jann Arden will embark on Canada-wide tour Spring 2022 with a stop in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on June 13. (Contributed)

Jann Arden schedules Okanagan stop on 2022 Canada-wide tour

The Jann Arden Live! tour has been rescheduled for 2022

Jann Arden will embark on Canada-wide tour Spring 2022 with a stop in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on June 13. (Contributed)
Grants are being offered to residents to host backyard concerts and support local musicians. (Lake Country Arts Council photo)

Backyard concerts in tune for Okanagan community

Grants offered to residents to host live music and support local musicians

Grants are being offered to residents to host backyard concerts and support local musicians. (Lake Country Arts Council photo)
Veteran Canadian singer/songwriter Colin James and Blues Trio will perform in Penticton on Saturday, Nov. 13 and Vernon Sunday, Nov. 14, making up for shows cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. (Photo submitted)

Canadian music icon making good on Okanagan shows

Colin James and Blues Trio will play Penticton and Vernon in November after cancelling in 2020 due to pandemic

Veteran Canadian singer/songwriter Colin James and Blues Trio will perform in Penticton on Saturday, Nov. 13 and Vernon Sunday, Nov. 14, making up for shows cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. (Photo submitted)
Jack Godwin, left, was the head of the Kettle Valley Brakemen. The band performed across British Columbia for the past 25, years, presenting original compositions about Canada’s railway history. (Black Press file photo)

Kettle Valley Brakemen disband

South Okanagan musicians have performed railway-themed music for past 25 years

Jack Godwin, left, was the head of the Kettle Valley Brakemen. The band performed across British Columbia for the past 25, years, presenting original compositions about Canada’s railway history. (Black Press file photo)
Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)

B.C. performing arts groups could see gradual return of live events

Round table between Dr. Bonnie Henry and arts groups gives rise to cautious optimism

Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)
Chipko Jones performs in the final episode of Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre’s Focus Online Series, April 1-4. (VDPAC photo)

North Okanagan stages final focus on live entertainment

Performing Arts Centre’s series comes to a close with last episode

Chipko Jones performs in the final episode of Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre’s Focus Online Series, April 1-4. (VDPAC photo)