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TGIF: South Okanagan concerts and events

Events listings for the South Okanagan including concerts, live theatre, festivals and more

CONCERTS

July 28 — Rock the Sun, a free concert series in Penticton’s Gyro Park, featuring Daring Greatly from 7 to 9 p.m. This independent, five-piece, hippy rock family band has opened for Bon Jovi and the Doobie Brothers.

July 28 and 29 — Good McLaren playing music on the Barking Parrot patio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

July 29 — Michael Kaeshammer is a Canadian jazz and boogie-woogie pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger and producer performing at the Dream Café.

July 29 — Tiger Alley presents an evening of Twin Peaks at Craft Corner Kitchen. Dress as your favourite character, Twin Peaks specialty menu and cocktail, special performance by Coco Cabaret and live music from Warr and DJ Wolf. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets at Tiger Alley or Craft Corner Kitchen.

July 29 — Tribute artist Totally Tom Petty and the Women of Rock featuring a tribute to Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hyde at the Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver. Tickets are $37 in advance and $40 day of show.

July 29 — Wanderin’ Wiz Bryant, Canada’s balladeer, is performing at La Casa Ouzeria Restaurant. Bryant, from the TV series Wandering Canada on CBC, will play songs from his new CD. Doors open at 7 p.m. and concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $25 for concert only or $55 for dinner package, available at La Casa Ouzeria at 1090 Main St.

July 30 — West Hammock performs at Cannery Brewing from 6 to 8 p.m. No cover.

Aug. 2 — Wednesdays on the Water presents the South Okanagan Big Band in Summerland’s Memorial Park, starting at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Summerland Arts Council.

Aug. 2 — 2017 Juno award-winning singer Crystal Shawanda brings her roots sound that bridges traditional country and blues worlds to the Dream Café. Tickets are $25 for premium seats and $15 for wings.

Aug. 3 — Faculty of the JazzCool summer jazz camp perform at Cannery Brewing at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 at Cannery Brewing or the Shatford Centre. Enjoy music from Bernie Paddington, Will Schlackl, Stan Sabourin, Craig Thomson, Michael Treadway, Justin Glibbery and Chris Perry.

Aug. 4 — Rock the Sun, a free concert series in Penticton’s Gyro Park, featuring Floyd Meets Brown, from 7 to 9 p.m. This psychedelic funk rock band is a four-piece group with no shortage of big sounds.

Aug. 5 — Enjoy the sassy and swinging sounds of Company B Jazz Band at the Dream Café. Tickets are $38 for premium seats and $23 for the wings.

Aug. 6 — Live music Sundays at the Cannery Brewing Company featuring Miles Kereliuk from 6 to 8 p.m.

Aug. 9 — Steve Dawson has become an indelible fixture on the Canadian musical landscape with seven Junoawards as an artist/producer and 20 times nominated. He will be joined by Daniel Lapp on fiddle and trumpetand Jeremy Holmes on bass and mandolin at the Dream Café.

EVENTS

July 30 — The Little Mermaid Musical takes the audience along on this underwater adventure for the whole family. The show is at 3 p.m. at the Frank Venables Theatre.

Now until July 30 — Many Hats Theatre Company presents The Norwegians at the Cannery Stage Theatre starting at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. This dark comedy is about women scorned and the really, really nice gangsters, Norwegian hitmen, they hire to kill their ex-boyfriends.

Aug. 5 — Artist Georgie Krebs, who grew up on a guest ranch/resort outside Penticton, will have an artistopening event at the Front Street Gallery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Aug. 5 to Aug. 13 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream preformed by the St. Andrew’s Players takes place Aug. 5and 6 at 7 p.m. at Saxon Winery in Summerland, Aug. 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. in Oliver at Tinhorn Creek Winery,Aug. 11 and 13 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at Township 7 Winery in Penticton. Tickets, available atDrgon’s Den, host wineries and at the door, are $20 for adults and children 12 and under free.

Aug. 9 to 13 — The Penticton Peach Festival celebrates 70 years with headlining acts Trooper, 54:40, AaronPritchett, the Powder Blues Band and five days of free, family entertainment on the Peters Bros. mainstage, aparade, mega-motocross show and more. Visit www.peachfest.ca for more information.

Aug. 19 — B.C. Pinot Noir Celebration brings together 34 of the province’s best Pinot Noir producers tocelebrate the varietal at Linden Gardens in Kaleden. Tastings, keynote speaker, live music and a cocktail-styledinner from Canada’s top chefs. For more information visit www.bcpinotnoir.ca