Upcoming events, concerts, live theatre, art exhibitions taking place in Penticton and the South Okanagan.

TGIF: Upcoming concerts and events in the South Okanagan

Listings of South Okanagan concerts, events, live theatre, art exhibitions and more

CONCERTS

June 23 — The Rob Robertson Band performs at JoJo’s Cafe in Osoyoos from 7 to 9 p.m. bringing back a little bit of country and a little bit of rock. Tickets are $10, must be 19 years or older.

June 23 — Host of the release of their new album, Tiger Moon returns to the Dream Café with their boot-stomping folk and country sounds. Premium seats are $22, wings $12.

June 24 — Sons of the Pioneers, presented by Old Rivers Western Productions at the Frank Venables Theatre at 7 p.m. Recognized as the world’s premier cowboy singing group with their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, their renditions of Tumbling Tumbleweeds and Cool Water are in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Tickets are $45.

June 24 — Internationally recognized artist Ezra Kwizera performs at the Dream Café. Money the artist raises at this performance, which includes a soulful mix of reggae, soca, East African bongo and pop, will go towards the construction and running of a music school he is building in Rwanda. Premium seats are $38, wins $23.

June 25 — Luke Wallace takes the stage at Cannery Brewing from 6 to 8 p.m. No cover.

June 29 — The Latin project of Juno award-winning musician Tom Landa, Locarno, performs at the Dream Café. Premium seats are $48, wings $33.

June 30 — Vancouver’s hippest blues-funk band, Brickhouse, is performing at the Dream Café. Premium seats are $48, wins $33.

July 2 — Coffee Cups and Contemporaries at Cannery Brewing from 6 to 8 p.m. No cover.

July 6 — Masterful songwriter and contemporary troubadour Declan O’Donovan performs at the Dream Café. Tickets are $25 for premium seats, wings $15.

July 7 — Fernie, B.C.-based stoke-folk band Shred Kelly perform at the Dream Café. Tickets are $41 for premium seats and $26 for the wings.

July 9 — Join Aaron Loewen for a free concert at Cannery Brewing from 6 to 8 p.m. No cover charge.

EVENTS

June 24 — Artist Greta Loeppky’s exhibit What the Eye Sees opens at the Front Street Gallery. Opening event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 24 — Grand Sommelier Express returns to the Okanagan. Hop aboard the Kettle Valley steam train for a 90-minute ride that includes a trestle-side stop to sample Bottleneck Drive’s hand-crafted beer and ciders. A three-course dinner paired with Bottleneck Drive wines follows the trip. There will also be live music and a live and silent auction. For more info visit www.bottleneckdrive.com.

June 28 — Topics and Tea from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Penticton Art Gallery with Peter Hay on The Art of the Book. This is a free event and refreshments and snacks served.

June 29 — Lloyd Gallery on Front Street hosts the opening reception for the Radiant Land solo exhibition by Robyn Lake from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

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

July 1 — Canada 150 music festival in Gyro Park in Penticton from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Market vendors on site all day, beverage gardens from 1:30 to 9 p.m., live music in the park and fireworks at 10 p.m.

July 1 — Penticton Scottish Festival at Kings Park. Pipe and drumming bands, highland dancers, heavy event competitions, beverage garden, vendors, stock dogs and more. Day ends with a ceilidh in the park featuring Good McLaren and the McLan and Kinship. Admission is $10 for 16 years and up, $5 for kids six to 15 years old and five and under free.