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Venues in Kelowna

by eiKelowna.com

Music Venues in Kelowna

Arena, Theatres, Pubs, Clubs, Restaurants, etc.

Kelowna is home to dozens of venues that host music events either regularily or occasionally. They include an arena, several theatres, and many pubs and restaurants that have artists or bands playing on the weekends or even more frequently.

The majority of music venues are in the downtown core, but there are many hot spots throughout the city, out on the edges, and in West Kelowna and Lake Country as well.

NOTE - The COVID-19 pandemic and the provincial emergency delcaration have put a hold on live music performances in Kelowna and across BC. As restrictions loosen and live events start getting booked again, this page and others in our music section will begin to fill up again.

The Arena

Prospera Place

1223 Water Street
Kelowna

The arival of Prospera Place put Kelowna solidly on the map for major artists and bands when touring Western Canada. The arena won the award for best venue of its size in all of Canada shortly after opening and has been hosting big concerts ever since.

Past performers have included Bryan Adams, Sting, Elton John, Ray Charles, Chicago, Steve Earle, Matchbox Twenty, Dwight Yoakum and countless others.

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Upcoming Events

Chelsea Handler at Prospera Place
Little Big B*tch Tour
Saturday, March 9, 2024
Gabriel Iglesias at Prospera Place
Don't Worry Be Fluffy Tour
Friday, April 26, 2024
Jordan Davis at Prospera Place
Damn Good Time World Tour
Saturday, October 19, 2024

The Theatres

Kelowna Community Theatre

Downtown in the Cultural District, KCT hosts the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra as well as many touring artists.

William Prince at Kelowna Community Theatre
with guests Kacy & Clayton
Sunday, February 25, 2024
The Kore Dance Project at Kelowna Community Theatre
The Prequel
Monday, February 26, 2024
Sam Roberts Band at Kelowna Community Theatre
The Adventures of Ben Blank Tour
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Mary Irwin Theatre

Also downtown in the Cultural District, the Mary Irwin Theatre brings in smaller name artists and hosts events such as wedding expos and awards shows.

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Creekside Theatre

Out in Lake Country, Creekside Theatre welcomes acts year round from a broad range of genres.

Sarah Harmer at Creekside Theatre
West Coast Tour
Thursday, March 21, 2024
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The Clubs & Pubs

97th St Pub

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Barn Owl Brewing

This new craft brewery is now hosting live music on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Nevaeh Dyson at Barn Owl Brewing
Afternoon Show
Sunday, February 25, 2024
Nico Boesten at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening Show
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Jeff Piattelli at Barn Owl Brewing
Afternoon Show
Sunday, March 3, 2024
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Blue Gator

The long standing home of the blues in downtown Kelowna. Under normal circumstances, live music Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The Young'uns at The Blue Gator
Last of Two Nights
Saturday, February 24, 2024
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Caché Lounge

This hidden gem, tucked away inside the Prestige Inn, is closed for the time being. Hoping to re-open when Covid-19 restrictions lessen.

Copper Brewing

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Crown & Thieves

Anna Jacyszyn at Crown & Thieves Winery
Prohibition Party
Sunday, February 25, 2024
Proper Man at Crown & Thieves
in The Broken Hearts Club
Saturday, March 2, 2024
Gold Mynd at Crown & Thieves
in The Broken Hearts Club
Sunday, March 3, 2024
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Freddy's Brewpub

Out by the Grand 10

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Lakesider Brewing

Michael S.e. Elliott at Lakesider Brewing
Eveninng Show
Monday, February 24, 2025
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O'Flannigan's

Mama Wheelie at O'Flannigan's
Last of Two Nights
Saturday, February 24, 2024
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Red Bird Brewing

Red Bird is currently doing a major renovation and when it's complete will result in both an indoor live music space as well as an outdoor one. Please be patient for live music to return in spring 2022.

Nightshades at Red Bird Brewing
Evening Show
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Three Little Birds at Red Bird Brewing
Hosted by Dan Tait
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
√Člodie Orsei at Red Bird Brewing
with Kansas Lee
Thursday, February 29, 2024
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Revelry Food+Music Hub

Revelry Food+Music Hub is Kelowna's newest live music venue and is unique in that it was designed first and foremost as a music venue. There is a stage, and lighting, and great sound.

James Hay Blues Band at Revelry
Evening Show
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Merkules at Revelry
with Robbie G
Friday, March 1, 2024
Big Sugar at Revelry
Evening Show
Friday, April 19, 2024
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Shore Line Brewing

Shore Line, situated directly across from the lake, is making its mark on the scene by bringing in live music on Monday evenings.

Open Mic at Shore Line Brewing
Hosted by Michael S.e. Elliott
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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Soma Craft Cidery

Located in East Kelowna, Soma Craft Cidery is hosting live music in its new 65 seat lounge a couple times per month.

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Whiski-Jack's

West Kelowna's busiest live music venue for decades, and they're booking again!

Instario at Whiski-Jacks
Last of Two Night
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Jam Night at Whiski-Jacks
Hosted by Jeff Piattelli Trio
Sunday, February 25, 2024
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The Restaurants

The Curious Cafe

Quickly becoming a favourite Kelowna listening room thanks to the private outdoor patio and carefully selected singer/songrwriter performers

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Dunnenzies Downtown

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Dunnenzies Mission

In the building that housed The Minstrel Cafe for decades, DunnEnzies is doing its best to re-establish the location as one of the premier live music venues in town.

Gold Mynd at DunnEnzies Mission
Reggae Night
Saturday, February 24, 2024
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Grizzly Bear Bistro + Bar

Out by the airport, and hosting live music 3 days a week.

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Marmalade Cat Cafe

Paul Byrne at Marmalade Cat Cafe
Evening Show
Friday, March 8, 2024

Memphis Blues

Salt & Brick

Salt & Brick is centrally located downtown on Bernard Ave.

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Sammy Js

Sammy Js has just nicely tipped their toe into the whole live music thing when Covid hit. Here's hoping they're all the way back in when things are back to normal.

Soul de Cuba

Major Mambo at Soul de Cuba
Cuban Classics Night
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Major Mambo at Soul de Cuba
Cuban Classics Night
Saturday, March 30, 2024
Major Mambo at Soul de Cuba
Cuban Classics Night
Saturday, April 27, 2024

Vintner's Grill

Vintner's Poolside Grill has been providing live music 2 nights a week for years, although like many others they are paused during these Covid times.

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West Coast Grill & Oyster Bar

Wings Kelowna

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The Rest

Blind Tiger Vineyards

Live music is on hold until the warm weather returns, but what a gorgeous setting for catching some tunes.

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Forbidden Spirits

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Frind Estate Winery

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Grizzli Winery

Poppa Dawg at Grizzli Winery
Happy Hour Music
Tuesday, April 23, 2024
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Mission Hill Winery

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O'Rourke's Peak Cellars

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Placery Lounge

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Priest Creek Winery

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Rotary Centre for the Arts

Weekly jazz jams and School of Blues sessions, as well as other music events, happen regularly in the atrium space just inside the RCA.

Jazz Jam at the RCA
Hosted by Craig Thomson
Thursday, February 29, 2024
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Sandhill Wines

Roseanarig at Sandhill Wines
Happy Hour Music
Friday, March 1, 2024
Bush Party Unplugged at Sandhill Wines
Happy Hour Music
Friday, March 8, 2024
Billie Wiseman at Sandhill Wines
Happy Hour Music
Friday, March 15, 2024

Shakers Lounge

In Urban Distilleries.

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Sperling Vineyards

On Benvoilin close to Father Pandosy Mission, this winery started hosting music late in 2021.

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Vibrant Vine

Several shows a weekend, often from Thursday through Sunday, means The Vibrant Vine may in fact be the busiest live music venue in Kelowna these days. Ample open spaces, tables far apart, Okanagan summer days and evenings. Lots to like.

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Waterfront Park

Out of Town

Blue Grotto

In Kamloops

BX Press Cider

In Vernon

Predator Ridge Resort

Paul Byrne at Predator Ridge
Evening Show
Thursday, February 29, 2024
Dale Basnett at Predator Ridge
Evening Show
Thursday, March 7, 2024
Jonathan Williams at Predator Ridge
Evening Show
Thursday, March 14, 2024

Summerland Lakefront Resort

The Globe Cafe

Up at Big White Ski Resort

The Longhorn Pub

In Vernon

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Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

In Vernon

Venues We Lost

Doc Willoughby's

Doc's has sold and in its place will be Bernie's, a venue that will be focused on film and which may feature music occassionally. A huge loss to the local music scene as it hosted well over a thousand live music events during its decades as one of the busiest venues in the scene.

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House of Rose Winery

House of Rose, under the ownership of Aura Rose, hosted live music events two days a week during the summer months for 8 years. The winery and vineyards have been sold, and the new owners will no longer be even running a winery, let alone hosting live music. A great variety of musicians played House of Rose over the years, and the venue will be missed.

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Italian Kitchen

The Italian Kitchen in Lake Country unfortunately suffered a catastrophic fire in September. The owners looked for a new location but unfortunately have ultimately decided not to reopen. It was a great venue for dinner jazz for a number of years.

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Reviews

Jesse Cook at Kelowna Community Theatre

Jesse Cook

Other-Worldly World Music Performance at KCT

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Mavis Staples at Kelowna Community Theatre

Mavis Staples

True "Tour-de-Force" Performance at KCT

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Santana at Prospera Place

Carlos Santana

Running The Hell Away From Normal

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