Crowds pack King Stadium at the 2018 Denim on the Diamond show in downtown Kelowna. The 1-day festival returns Aug. 31. (Denim on the Diamond Facebook)

Denim on the Diamond festival returns to the Okanagan bigger and better

The end of summer festival returns to King Stadium in Kelowna Aug. 31

The end of summer is fast approaching which means the return of Denim on the Diamond.

The one-day festival is back Aug. 31 and will take over King Stadium in downtown Kelowna for day-long concerts, games, activities and feasting.

“It’s become more of a folk-fest because everyone is welcome,” organizer Mitch Carefoot said.

“The theme of the festival is to include everyone; there’s country, blues, R&B, and rock music. It’s going to be bigger turnout than last year and we’re excited about that.”

READ MORE: Memorial grows for West Kelowna teen

READ MORE: Kelowna mothers to share grief, spread awareness for Overdose Day

Carefoot and business partner, Kurt Jory hoped to create a welcoming, fun, festive and community- supported environment that would become a must-do event during an Okanagan summer.

Locally brewed wine, beer and cider with food trucks expanding to include vegetarian and vegan options will fill the park along side award-winning artists from all genres.

Even the festival’s name, Denim on the Diamond, is inspired to include the wide array of festival lovers in the Okanagan.

“We were some Canadian guys on our way to hockey when the name popped up,” Carefoot said.

“Denim is something that mom wore, Bruce Springsteen, country artists, and now the younger generation is,” Carefoot said.

READ MORE: Latino-American rock ‘n’ roll band The Mavericks coming to Kelowna

In the second year of the festival, Carefoot and Jory have partnered with the Music Heals Partnership, a local charitable foundation that funds music therapy and benefits those who are unable to attend live music events.

A portion of ticket sales and the 50/50 raffle will go towards the charity which was important for the two Kelowna business people.

“Music Heals is important to us because we wanted an organization that aligns with our goal to bring people together through music,” Jory said.

“Music has the power to connect strangers, bring back nostalgic feelings and has healing powers. Music speaks to us all differently but has a way of bringing us all together.”

Acts at this years festival include James Barker Band, Madeline Merlo, Lucky Monkey, The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer and more.

More information can be found at denimonthediamond.com.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Ogopogo and Shuswaggi aren’t the only lake monsters to have legendary status

While both have legend status in the Okanagan-Shuswap regions there are said to be more

Penticton students take aim at bullying with Be Kind initiative

The initiative aims to replace Anti-Bullying Day with year-round activities.

Security footage shows grab and go of cash in Penticton business break-in

Marla Black is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who broke into Winemaster

Vehicle taken by gunpoint in Penticton carjacking recovered

Penticton RCMP said the criminal investigation remains very active and ongoing

Festival of all things spicy kicks off in the Similkameen

Organizers say Sizzle keeps getting bigger and bigger

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Graffiti, calls and Snapchat: RCMP probe string of threats targeting Kamloops schools

There have been nine different threats made to four different schools in the city

Oak Bay father’s testimony at murder trial like plot of ‘bad low-budget movie:’ Crown

Crown alleged Andrew Berry’s ‘entire story of Christmas Day is a lie’

B.C. truck drivers to face higher fines for not using winter tire chains

As of Oct. 1, not using chains on the highway when required could net you a $598 ticket

Singh campaigns in Toronto, May in Winnipeg, as Liberal and Tory leaders pause

All parties expected to be back on the campaign trail Sunday

Possible Canadian cases of vaping illnesses being investigated: health officer

‘I think that will be really important to address the overall trend of youth vaping’

Area 51 events mostly peaceful; thousands in Nevada desert

Three more people were arrested Friday on the remote once-secret military base

B.C. First Nation signs agreement to return its land on Vancouver Island

The land on the east coast of Vancouver Island will be returned to the We Wai Kai Nation

Climate protesters temporarily shut down road in downtown Kelowna

Protesters are demanding politicans take action to stop climate change

Most Read