Live music

George Thorogood and the Destroyers coming to Penticton to celebrate 45 years of rock

The blues-based rockers have sold over 15 million records since 1976

 

Lunch at Allen’s is made up of Marc Jordan, Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas and Cindy Church. (Contributed photo)

Lunch at Allen’s tunes in for Okanagan performances

Musical powerhouse coming to Oliver, Kelowna and Vernon

 

Carmanah was scheduled to play LUNA in 2020 and again in 2021, but since the pandemic cancelled the festival and a Guerilla Gig date just didn’t work out, they played at the performing arts centre Oct. 30 instead. (Jocelyn Doll-Revelstoke Review)

Live audience returns to Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre

Carmanah played in the first indoor show with a live audience since the pandemic struck

 

The Offspring had the crowd at the South Okanagan Events Centre belting out all of their hits during their performance on Nov. 30. The band co-headlined with Sum 41 for a cross-Canada tour with Dinosaur Pile-Up. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Offspring and Simple Plan to play Penticton in 2022

Tickets for the Let the Bad Times Roll tour go on sale in November

The Offspring had the crowd at the South Okanagan Events Centre belting out all of their hits during their performance on Nov. 30. The band co-headlined with Sum 41 for a cross-Canada tour with Dinosaur Pile-Up. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
Okangan Symphony Orchestra's Rosemary Thomson directs two shows this weekend, one in Kelowna and one in Vernon. (OSO photo)

First Nations artist featured in Okanagan Symphony

Fortier, of the Syilx Nation and Secwepmec peoples, along with Penticton, Kelowna and Summerland composers perform

Okangan Symphony Orchestra's Rosemary Thomson directs two shows this weekend, one in Kelowna and one in Vernon. (OSO photo)
Bethany Schumacher of Canadian alternative pop band The Royal Foundry addresses the crowd at Kelowna’s third Denim On The Diamond music festival on Oct. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Kelowna’s Denim On The Diamond music festival draws crowd of over 3,600

The event featured a lineup of eight artists and groups from across Canada

Bethany Schumacher of Canadian alternative pop band The Royal Foundry addresses the crowd at Kelowna’s third Denim On The Diamond music festival on Oct. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Harry Manx performed a sold out show at Venables Theatre in Oliver this summer. Manx will be performing at the Dream Cafe in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Penticton’s Dream Cafe returns in October

The first of 20 shows opens on Oct. 12

Harry Manx performed a sold out show at Venables Theatre in Oliver this summer. Manx will be performing at the Dream Cafe in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
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

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)
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

Harry Manx live at Venables Theatre on July 28. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
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)
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 Keremeos and Similkameen Valley since pandemic

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

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)
A man brings a child front and centre of Audience members cheer on Cover2Cover during the band’s performance 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

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A man brings a child front and centre of Audience members cheer on Cover2Cover during the band’s performance at the Island Stage at Waterfront Park on July 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Multi-instrumentalist Harry Manx is slated to take the stage in Vernon for a show in July. (Shimon Karmel photo)

Harry Manx to open return to live performances at Oliver’s Venables Theatre

The Canadian multi-instrumentalist hits the stage for two shows on July 28

Multi-instrumentalist Harry Manx is slated to take the stage in Vernon for a show in July. (Shimon Karmel photo)
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)
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 coming to Penticton in 2022

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)