TGIF: Concert and event listings for Penticton

Upcoming Penticton and South Okanagan concerts, symphony performances, live theatre, comedians art exhibits and more.

Gospel singer/songwriter Mike Farris at his last performance in a three-show run at the Dream Café. Farris is returning to Penticton for the Dream Music Festival in May.


March 18 — Kornel Wolak and Chris Donnelly present a blend of classical and jazz at the Frank Venables Theatre.

March 19 — Hip hop artist Evil Ebenezer at The Mule Nightclub. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $5.

March 18-19 — Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band have opened for the likes of Muddy Waters and Joe Cocker and are coming to the Dream Café. Tickets $20.

March 25 — Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks and Lil’ Miss Debi head to the Dream Café. Tickets $20.

March 26 — The Dinosaurs at the 557 Artists Block. Live music.

March 29-30 — Steve Dawson, Russell deCarle, Alvin Youngblood Hart and Roxanne Potvin perform together as Black Hen Review at the Dream Café.

April 1 —Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer head to the Dream Café.

April 1 — Okanagan Symphony Orchestra chamber salon series with their professional woodwind quintet, 2 p.m. at the Summerland United Church.

April 2 — A night of classic country starring Patrick Ryley from the Louisiana Hayride as Hank Williams Sr. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Show at 7 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Church Hall. Tickets are $15. Light refreshments included. Tickets available at the church office.

April 2 and 3 — Enjoy an afternoon of Young at Heart music with the Penticton Tune-Agers choir and orchestra. They will present their spring concert at 2 p.m. on both days at the Shatford Centre. Tickets are $15 and available at the Shatford Centre and the Dragon’s Den. In Summerland they can be purchased at the Beanery, from members of the Tune-Agers and at the door. Proceeds will be shared between the Tune-Agers and the Shatford Centre.

April 3 — Penticton Thursday Nite Jazz Band is playing a benefit concert for Grandmothers for Africa at the Barking Parrot at the Lakeside Resort. Tickets are $15 and available at the Lakeside.

April 9 — Free live concert featuring Her Brothers from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tin Whistle Brewing Company offering tastings, Tacos Del Norte, Get Bent Yoga and Dance and Just Zumba Fitness will have live performances during imtermission.

April 28 —Musaic Vocal Ensemble presents Roses I Send To You with musical director Tracy Stuchbery and Dennis Nordlund on the piano and Mia Harris mezzo soprano at the Frank Venables Theatre. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

May 1 — The Bergmann Duo combine forces with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. Tickets $56.25 for adults, $49 for seniors and $26.75 for youth.

May 1 — Ballet Kelowna and Continuum Contemporary Music with special guest artists from the National Ballet of Canada present Renaissance at the Frank Venables Theatre.

May 13 and 14 — The Dream Music Festival at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre featuring Grammy Award winner Mike Farris, the Sojourners, Naomi Wachira, Rita Chiarelli, Lee Harvey Osmond and the Dream Festival Band with artists like Michael Kaeshammer, Paul Pigat, Bill Bourne, Keith Picot and more. Tickets available at the SOEC box office and the Penticton & Wine Country Visitors Centre. For more information visit

May 14 — The Lonely, a tribute to Roy Orbison at the Frank Venables Theatre.

June 1 — Grammy nominated Lamb of God with special guests Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity at the South Okanagan Events Centre.


March 18 — Artist talks at the Penticton Art Gallery with Patricia Kushner at 7 p.m. and Kristine Lee at 8 p.m. Free event.

March 19 — Exhibition opening and steampunk dance party at the Penticton Art Gallery. Dig out your best steampunk attire and check out the work of Patricia Kushner, Meghan Hildebrand and Kristine Lee. Live music by Blackberry Wood, circus entertainment by Burns the Dragon and dance grooves by GWIL. Suggested $10 donation.

March 20 — Celebrate the Persian New Year from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Leir House. Music, treats and introduction to the traditions of the celebration. Admission by donation.

March 23 — Army of SASS presents Life as a Cabaret at the Barking Parrot.

March 24 — Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. Michael Flatley’s next generation of dancers performs at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Visit for more information.

March 25 to April 7 — Guest artist Tanja Schwagerl presents Doodles from the subconscious mind at the Front Street Gallery. Opening event on March 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.

March 26 — Train Wreck Comedy at the Copper Mug Pub with Jacques Barrett and Jon Baum. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $10.

March 30 — The Shatford Centre presents a documentary about a feisty painter working and living on the street, near the World Trade Centre, when 9/11 devastates the neighbourhood: The Cats of Mirikitani. $5 donation includes refreshments.

March 31 — Ktichen Stove Films presents Rams playing at Landmark Cinema. Tickets are $13 at the Penticton Art Gallery, The Book Shop, or pick up for $15 at the theatre.

April 2 — As seen on CBC The Debaters and a Sirius XM top comic winner Brian Stollery is performing at the Summerland Yacht Club from 7 to 10 p.m. Hosted by David Kopp with special guests Andrew Crone and Summerland’s own Andrew Verge. Tickets are $15 at the door. For reservations call 250-470-0017.

April 3 — The Great Balanzo with Aytahn Ross presents an old fashioned circus comedy as part of the Children’s Showcase. This is the last Children’s Showcase performance of the season and it takes place at the Centre Stage Theatre in Summerland at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Tumbleweed Gallery or at the door the day of the show for $12..

April 8-9 — The Okanagan Fest of Ale comes to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

April 8 to 10 — Okanagan Valley Writers’s Festival conference takes place at the Shatford Centre. FOr more information visit

April 14 –  The Price is Right Live is coming on down to the South Okanagan Events Centre. Tickets are $25, $39.50 and $49.50.

April 21 — Kitchen Stove Film presents The Legend of Barney Thomson. Tickets are $13 at the Penticton Art Gallery, The Book Shop, or pick up for $15 at the theatre.

April 21 to 24 — The Summerland Singers and Players perform A Bench in the Sun at the Centre Stage Theatre. For more information visit

April 22-24 —  The BC Interior RV Show comes to the SOEC. Admission is $5 for a weekend wristband. Wristbands are available on-site. Cash only. Please bring a non-perishable food item. Kids under 15 enter free with adult.

April 30 — Bacchanalia food and win event at the Penticton Lakeside Resort Grand Ballroom from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets available at or at the front desk.

May 21 to 27 — South Okanagan Amateur Players present the 2016 OZone Festival. Seven nights and seven shows at the Frank Venables Theatre.


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