making the scene

over 100 live music events already this year, and it's busting wide open now!

2021 So Far


Live Music in Kelowna This Year

the wineries and craft breweries carried the day for the past couple months, and now more and more venues are able to once again open their doors to live music. Parks Alive! is back! Live in Lake Country is back!

by Miles Overn

Quick Stats

Shows Shot So Far - 185
Upcoming Gigs - 59
Upcoming Gigs & Concerts - 73

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Zoe Marie Welch | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

the news


Michael Daniels and Jeff Johnson Working On A Project

Local country artist Michael Daniels is curretnly working on a project with Jeff Johnson up in Vernon. It's an experimental thing, and if your curious check out Michael's Facebook posts to learn more bout it.


Ben Klick's "Fishin' Off The Moon" Official Video Releases

The official video for Ben Klick's "Fishin' Off The Moon" release is now out, and it's a great vid. To watch the official video, just click on the Fishin' Off The Moon link.


Your Band Moms YouTube Channel Launches

A pair of young Kelowna women who are serious music fans have started a seriously irreverent and totally welcoming YouTube channel about the music they love and all that music means to them. Check them out by clicking on the Your Band Moms link.


The Curious Cafe All In on Live Music

The Curious Cafe downtown on Ellis St is the latest restaurant to enter into the live music space, and what a welcome entry they are. They have created a covered and heated outdoor patio out back where the now host live music on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights, as well as having a DJ in on Saturdays.


OK Corral To Welcome Back Live Music

The OK Corral is planning to bring back live music this fall, government Covid restritions permitting. The hoped for return to hosting bands and artists will happen in October.


Gonzo Okanagan Releases Local Music Picks Spotify Playlist

Brad Krauza has developed and released a Spotify playlist of local artists tunes that are up on the popular streaming platform. It's an inclusive list, and you can find it at gonzonokanagan.com

Could This Be The Year of the Breweries?

Red Bird Brewing, Barn Owl Brewing, Copper Brewing, and Others

Red Bird Brewing hosted a bunch of Saturday afternoon shows out in their big parking lot last year, and are hoping to do the same this year, if Covid restrictions allow. They managed to get Sam Balson and Kentucky Eileen each to do a set a couple weekends ago. Already this year both Copper Brewing and Barn Owl Brewing have hosted live music events and are likewise looking to do more over the late spring, summer, and early fall months.

The Wineries Came Through, Will They Again?

The Vibrant Vine, The House of Rose, Priest Creek Winery and others.

An amazing array of wineries came through with gigs for musicians last year, providing artists a chance to play as well as giving their patrons a chance to listen to live music in a safe, outdoor setting. Places like The Vibrant Vine and House of Rose, who have both been hosting hundreds of shows each year for a long time now, were able to still move forward with a large number of shows, albeit in front of smaller crowds.

The Vibrant Vine has already booked over 30 shows for this year, and we're waiting to get numbers and artist info from other wineries. Sperling Vineyards also entered into the live music space this year and we were fortunate to catch Major Mambo there this summer. The owners have expressed the desire to do more of that in the years to come.

Creative Okanagan

Central Okanagan Music Strategy

Creative Okanagan started working with the Central Okanagan Music Strategy group last year to try and gain an understanding of what can and should be done to help nurture the music scene here in Kelowna. A series of phases have been agreed to and commenced that have included surveys and interviews and even an online summit with people in and around the space that is ongoing throughout the rest of April and into May.

the reviews


Niki Martinus at Forbidden Spirits
Niki Martinus at Forbidden Spirits | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon Show on Friday, Octoberber 8, 2021
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Nevaeh Dyson at The Vibrant Vine
Nevaeh Dyson at The Vibrant Vine | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon Show on Saturday, September 4, 2021
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Major Mambo at Sperling Vineyards
Maggie Cotton of Major Mambo at Sperling Vineyards | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon Show on Saturday, August 14, 2021
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Garcia Band at Live in Lake Country
Jenn Boal of Garcia Band at Live in Lake Country | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Evening Show on Sunday, August 8, 2021
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Andrew Judah at Red Bird Brewing
Andrew Judah at Red Bird Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon Show on Saturday, August 1, 2021
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L & JZ at The Vibrant Vine
Libby Coulthard at The Vibrant Vine | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Evening Show on Saturday, July 22, 2021
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NFA - The Rock Dance Band at Forbidden Spirits
NFA - The Dance Rock Band at Forbidden Spirits | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Evening Show on Saturday, July 17, 2021
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Anna Katarina at Red Bird Brewing
Anna Katarina at Red Bird Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Evening Show on Wednesday, July 7, 2021
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Melissa Livingstone at Barn Owl Brewing
Melissa Livingstone at Barn Owl Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon Show on Sunday, June 27, 2021
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Dana Kowalsky at The Vibrant Vine
Dana Kowalsky at The Vibrant Vine | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon Show on Saturday, June 26, 2021
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Zoe Marie Welch at Red Bird Brewing
Zoe Maire Welch at Red Bird Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon Show on Saturday, June 19, 2021
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Ari Neufeld at Barn Owl Brewing
Ari Neufeld at Barn Owl Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Evening Show on Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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Leila Neverland at Red Bird Brewing
Leila Neverland at Red Bird Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon Show on Saturday, June 12, 2021
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OKM Senior Jazz Combo at Barn Owl Brewing
OKM Seniour Jazz Combo at Barn Owl Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Evening Show on Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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Dan Tait at Barn Owl Brewing
Dan Tait at Barn Owl Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon Show on Sunday, June 6, 2021
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Teigen Gayse at Barn Owl Brewing
Teigen Gayse at Barn Owl Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Evening Show on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
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Sally Wallick at Red Bird Brewing
Sally Wallick at Red Bird Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon Show on Saturday, May 29, 2021
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Jessica Le at Barn Owl Brewing
Jessica Le at Barn Owl Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Evening Show on Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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Joshua Smith & Nico Boesten at The Curious Cafe
Joshua Smith and Nico Boesten at The Curious Cafe | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Evening Show on Friday, May 21, 2021
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The Raz at Barn Owl Brewing
The Raz at Barn Owl Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon Show on Sunday, May 16, 2021
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Jodie B at The Vibrant Vine
Jodie B at The Vibrant Vine | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Evening Show on Friday, May 14, 2021
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Chloe Davidson at Barn Owl Brewing
Chloe Davidson at Barn Owl Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon Show on Sunday, May 8, 2021
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Seventy Times Seven at Barn Owl Brewing
Seventy Time Seven at Barn Owl Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Evening Show on Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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Bo Higgs at The Vibrant Vine
Bo Higgs at The Vibrant Vine | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon show on Saturday May 1, 2021
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Scotty Berg at Barn Owl Brewing
Scotty Berg at Barn Owl Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon show on Sunday, April 25, 2021
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Jeremy Messenger at The Vibrant Vine
Jeremy Messenger at The Vibrant Vine | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon show on Sunday, April 25, 2021
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Anna Jacyszyn and Loni Moger at Grizzli Winery
Anna Jacyszyn at Grizzli Winery | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Evening show on Saturday, April 24, 2021
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Josh + Bex at Barn Owl Brewing
Josh + Bex at Barn Owl Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon show on Sunday, April 18, 2021
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Smitten at The Vibrant Vine
Smitten at The Vibrant Vine | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon show on Sunday, April 11, 2021
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Jeff Piattelli at The Vibrant Vine
Jeff Piattelli at The Vibrant Vine | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon show on Saturday, April 10, 2021
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Kinga Heming at Barn Owl Brewing
Kinga Heming at Barn Owl Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Evening show on Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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Kentucky Eileen at Red Bird Brewing
Kentucky Eileen at Red Bird Brewing | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Afternoon show on Saturday, March 27, 2021
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Artists Photographed so far in 2021

Aaron Loewen | Andrew Allen | Anna Jacyszyn and Loni Moger | Anna Katarina | Apollo Agua | Ari Neufeld | Ballet Kelowna | Barry Wilson | Ben Klick | Black Cat Soul | Bo Higgs | Bran Sanders | Bruce Spencer | Chloe Davidson | Corey Primus | Curtis Avery | Dale Disimone | Dan Tait | Dana Kowalsky | Double Sharp | Elisha G | Glory Days | Hailey Lewis | Irwin & Higgs | Jackfish Narrows | James Hay | Jeff Piattelli | Jeremy Messenger | Jessica Le | Jimmy Balfour | Jodie B | Joe Lejoie | Josh + Bex | Just Friends | Kailee McGuire | Kentucky Eileen | Kinga Heming | Leila Neverland | Mark Irving | Melissa Livingstone | Michelle & Kent | Mitch Howanyk | Moirs Hill | NFA - The Rock Dance Band | Nico Boesten | Nomads | Norm Strauss | OKM Senior Jazz Combo | Poppa Dawg | Proper Man | Rob McLaren | Rollin' Coal Trio | Sally Wallick | Sam Balson | Scotty Berg | Seventy Times Seven | Shalisa Liesch | Smitten | Stephen Kubassek | Teigen Gayse | The Legendary Lake Monsters | The Tree Huggers | The Raz | Tega Ovie | Wood Wire & Fire | Zoe Marie Welch

- and many more to come -