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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 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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The Theatres

Kelowna Community Theatre

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

Jesse Cook at KCT
One Night Only
Friday, October 23, 2020
Fred Penner at KCT
The Cat Came Back 40th Anniversary Tour
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Dan Mangan at KCT
An Evening With
Monday, January 11, 2021
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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.

Songs of the Southern Belles at Mary Irwin Theatre
POSTPONED
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Songs of the Southern Belles at Mary Irwin Theatre
POSTPONED
Friday, October 2, 2020
Songs of the Southern Belles at Mary Irwin Theatre
POSTPONED
Saturday, October 3, 2020

Creekside Theatre

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

Shane Koyczan at Creekside Theatre
Spoken Word Artist
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Day Trippers at Creekside Theatre
Beatles Tribute Band
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Rock Me Baby 2020 at Creekside Theatre
Sista B's Celebration of Women in Music
Saturday, February 20, 2021

The Clubs & Pubs

The Blarney Stone

Blue Gator

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

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Cache Lounge

Copper Brewing

Doc Willoughby's

Doc's has unfortunately had to cancel all live music events for the remainder of 2020. A great shame as it has been one of the very busiest live music venues in Kelowna for years and years.

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Friends of Dorothy Lounge

Kelowna's LGBT2Q+ lounge in the heart of downtown.

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Fernando's Pub

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Kind Brewing

O'Flannigan's

Jon Bos at O'Flannigan's
First of Two Nights
Friday, December 11, 2020
Jon Bos at O'Flannigan's
Last of Two Nights
Saturday, December 12, 2020

Red Bird Brewing

Red Bird has become one of the places for live music this summer, with their huge open space and prime location downtown. Saturdays usually feature a couple of live bands as well as a DJ.

Sapphire

Whiski Jack's

The Restaurants

Beach Ave Cafe

Buvez Wine Bar & Bistro

Dunnenzies Downtown

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Dunnenzies Mission

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Gray Monk Winery

Italian Kitchen

Marmalade Cat Cafe

Memphis Blues

Poppa Dawg at Memphis Blues
Weekly Blues Session
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Poppa Dawg at Memphis Blues
Weekly Blues Session
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Poppa Dawg at Memphis Blues
Weekly Blues Session
Thursday, October 15, 2020

MTL

Sammy Js

Soul de Cuba

Major Mambo at Soul de Cuba
Monthly Appearance - $10 Cover
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Major Mambo at Soul de Cuba
Monthly Appearance - $10 Cover
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Major Mambo at Soul de Cuba
Monthly Appearance - $10 Cover
Saturday, November 28, 2020

Vintner's Grill

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West Coast Grill & Oyster Bar

Wings Kelowna

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The Rest

Blind Tiger Vineyards

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The Forum

House of Rose Winery

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New Arts Collective

The New Arts Collective, or NAC as it was known to many, has closed its doors for good. It is under new ownership and undergoing a name change as it positions itself as a place for the Hip Hop scene locally.

O'Rourke's Peak Cellars

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Priest Creek Winery

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Rotary Centre for the Arts

Jazz Jam at the RCA
Thursday Jam Session in the Atrium
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Jazz Jam at the RCA
Thursday Jam Session in the Atrium
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Jazz Jam at the RCA
Thursday Jam Session in the Atrium
Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Sandhill Wines

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.

Eric & Em at The Vibrant Vine
Keep Calm and Support Live Music
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Zoe Marie Welch at The Vibrant Vine
Vibes at The Vine
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Double Sharp at Vibrant Vine
Vibes at The Vine
Saturday, October 3, 2020
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Waterfront Park

Out of Town

Predator Ridge Resort

Summerland Lakefront Resort

Reviews

Jesse Cook

Other-Worldly World Music Performance at KCT

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Mavis Staples

True "Tour-de-Force" Performance at KCT

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Carlos Santana

Running The Hell Away From Normal

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