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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

Greta Van Fleet at Prospera Place
Dreams of Gold Tour 2022
Monday, August 29, 2022
Styx at Prospera Place
with Nancy Wilson's Heart
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Jim Jefferies at Prospera Place
The Moist Tour
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Bryan Adams at Prospera Place
So Happy It Hurts Tour 2022
Friday, November 11, 2022

The Theatres

Kelowna Community Theatre

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

Dancing Queen at Kelowna Community Theatre
ABBA Tribute Band from Australia
Monday, July 4, 2022
Jason Mraz at Kelowna Community Theatre
One Night Only
Friday, July 15, 2022
Crash Test Dummies at Kelowna Community Theatre
30 Years Later Tour
Friday, August 26, 2022
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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.

Rhindress at Mary Irwin Theatre
Album Release Concert
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Mary Walsh at Mary Irwin Theatre
One Night Only
Thursday, October 27, 2022
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Creekside Theatre

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

Andrew Johns at Creekside Theatre
Ticketed Show $39
Monday, July 11, 2022
Moontricks at Creekside Theatre
with Kentucky Eileen
Friday, August 12, 2022
George Canyon at Creekside Theatre
with Jeff Johnson
Friday, October 14, 2022
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The Clubs & Pubs

97th St Pub

Shalisa Liesch at 97 St Pub
One Night Only
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Jeff Piattelli at 97
One Night Only
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Jessica Le at 97 St Pub
Evening Show
Saturday, August 6, 2022
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Barn Owl Brewing

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

Norm Strauss at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening Show
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Nevaeh Dyson at Barn Owl Brewing
Afternoon Show
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Poppa Dawg at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening Show
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
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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.

Papa Wheely at The Blue Gator
First of Two Nights
Friday, July 8, 2022
Papa Wheely at The Blue Gator
Last of Two Nights
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Lucky Monkey at The Blue Gator
First of Two Nights
Friday, July 15, 2022
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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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Friends of Dorothy Lounge

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

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Lakesider Brewing

Paolo Rigoni & Kat Lawrence at Lakesider Brewing
Evening Show
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Shalisa Liesch at Lakesider Brewing
Evening Show
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Dueling Divas at Lakesider Brewing
Solo Request show featuring Brittany Graling
Saturday, August 6, 2022
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Mission Tap House

Lucky Monkey at Mission Tap House
Evening Show
Saturday, July 23, 2022
James Hay Blues Band at Mission Tap House
Full Band
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Crush at Miss
Evening Show
Saturday, September 17, 2022
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O'Flannigan's

Jeff Piattelli at O'Flannigan's
First of Two Nights
Friday, July 8, 2022
Jeff Piattelli at O'Flannigan's
Last of Two Nights
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Jeff Piattelli at O'Flannigan's
One Night Only
Saturday, July 16, 2022
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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.

Anna Katarina & Vinay Lobo at Red Bird Brewing
Tiny Nest Concert Series
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Gary Saturday at Red Bird Brewing
Evening Show
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Scalawag at Red Bird Brewing
Tiny Nest Concert Series
Thursday, July 14, 2022
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Rustic Reel Taproom

Rustic Reel is a craft brewery in the north end of Kelowna that features live music on Thursday nights.

Broke Down Trucks at Rustic Reel
EP Release Show
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Shalisa Liesch at Rustic Reel
Evening Show
Thursday, August 18, 2022
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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.

Shalisa :Liesch at Shore Line Brewing
Evening Show
Monday, July 4, 2022
Jeff Piattelli at Shore Line Brewing
Live Music Mondays
Monday, July 25, 2022
James Hay at Shore Line Brewing
Live Music Mondays
Monday, August 15, 2022
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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.

Mozi Bones at Soma Craft Cidery
Afternoon Show
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Scotty Berg at Soma Craft Cidery
Afternoon Show
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Scotty Berg at Soma Craft Cidery
Afternoon Show
Saturday, August 27, 2022
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Whiski-Jack's

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

Rockaholicks at Whiski-Jacks
One Night Only
Friday, July 8, 2022
Raffy Swap One at Whiski-Jacks
Raffy Swap One & The Part Timers
Friday, July 15, 2022
Poppa Dawg at Whiski-Jacks
One Night Only
Friday, July 22, 2022
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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

James Hay at The Curious Cafe
Evening Show
Friday, August 19, 2022
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Dunnenzies Downtown

Jam Night at DunnEnzies Downtown
Hosted by Conroy Lee Ross
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Jam Night at DunnEnzies Downtown
Hosted by Conroy Lee Ross
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Jam Night at DunnEnzies Downtown
Hosted by Conroy Lee Ross
Thursday, August 4, 2022
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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.

Jam Night at DunnEnzies Mission
Hosted by Conroy Lee Ross
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Jam Night at DunnEnzies Mission
Hosted by Conroy Lee Ross
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Jam Night at DunnEnzies Mission
Hosted by Conroy Lee Ross
Thursday, August 11, 2022
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Grizzly Bear Bistro + Bar

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

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Hector's Casa

Major Mambo at Hector's Casa
Monthly Ticketed Show
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Major Mambo at Hector's Casa
Monthly Ticketed Show
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Major Mambo at Hector's Casa
Monthly Ticketed Show
Saturday, September 10, 2022

Marmalade Cat Cafe

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

Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen at Soul de Cuba
Ticketed Event $15
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Major Mambo at Soul de Cuba
Monthly Show
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen at Soul de Cuba
Ticketed Event $15
Saturday, August 6, 2022

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.

Anna Katarina & Vinay Lobo at Blind Tiger
Evening Show
Friday, July 8, 2022
The Lucky Ones at Blind Tiger
Evening Show
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Bruce Spencer at Blind Tiger Vineyards
Evening Show
Friday, July 15, 2022
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Forbidden Spirits

Aidan Mayes at Forbidden Spirits
Soulful Sunday
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Jessica Le at Forbidden Spirits
Late Afternoon Show
Friday, July 15, 2022
Tennyson King at Forbidden Spirits
Sinful Saturday
Saturday, July 16, 2022
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Frind Estate Winery

Derek Joel at Frind Estate Winery
Late Afternoon Show
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Scotty Berg at Frind Estate Winery
Late Afternoon Show
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Joshua Smith at Frind Estate Winery
Afternoon Show
Thursday, July 14, 2022
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Grizzli Winery

Black Cat Soul Duo at Grizzli Winery
Happy Hour Music
Friday, July 8, 2022
Anna Jacyszyn at Grizzli Winery
Happy Hour Music
Friday, July 15, 2022
Harshmellows at Grizzli Winery
Happy Hour Music
Friday, July 15, 2022
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Mission Hill Winery

Blue Rodeo at Mission Hill Winery
Summer Concert Series
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Johnny Reid at Mission Hill Winery
Summer Concert Series
Friday, July 29, 2022
Chris Botti at Mission Hill Winery
Summer Concert Series
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
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O'Rourke's Peak Cellars

Ben Klick at O'Rourke's Peak Cellars
with The Acoustic Trio
Friday, July 8, 2022
Melissa Livingstone at Peak Cellars
Small Town Thing Tour
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Jeff Piattelli at Peak Cellars
Evening Show
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
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Priest Creek Winery

Double Sharp at Priest Creek Winery
Afternoon Show
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Smitten at Priest Creek Winery
Afternoon Show
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Rolly Rangno Duo at Priest Creek Winery
Afternoon Show
Sunday, July 24, 2022
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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, July 7, 2022
Jazz Jam at the RCA
hosted by Craig Thomson
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Mabalika at the RCA
Summer Patio Concert Series
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
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Sandhill Wines

Mark Irving at Sandhill Wines
Evening Show
Thursday, July 28, 2022

Sperling Vineyards

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

Kinga Heming at Sperling Vineyards
Evening Show
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Major Mambo at Sperling Vineyards
Evening Show
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Bray & Co at Sperling Vineyards
Evening Show
Thursday, July 28, 2022
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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.

Melissa Livingstone at The Vibrant Vine
Small Town Thing Tour
Friday, July 8, 2022
Shalisa :Liesch at The Vibrant Vine
Vibes at The Vine
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Nevaeh Dyson at The Vibrant Vine
Afternoon Show
Saturday, July 16, 2022
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Waterfront Park

The Strumbellas at The Island Stage
Island Time Festival
Saturday, July 16, 2022

Out of Town

Blue Grotto

In Kamloops

BX Press Cider

In Vernon

Predator Ridge Resort

Melissa Livingstone at Predator Ridge
Small Town Thing Tour
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Kailee McGuire at Predator Ridge
Late Afternoon Show
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Gorden James at Predator Ridge
Afternoon Show
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Summerland Lakefront Resort

Aidan Mayes at Summerland Waterfront Resort
Evening Show
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Aidan Mayes at Summerland Waterfront Resort
Evening Show
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

The Globe Cafe

Up at Big White Ski Resort

The Longhorn Pub

In Vernon

Feet First at The Longhorn Pub
Evening Show
Friday, July 8, 2022
The Liz Blair Project at The Longhorn Pub
Evening Show
Friday, July 15, 2022
Maritime Kitchen Party at The Longhorn Pub
Evening Show
Friday, July 22, 2022
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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

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Italian Kitchen

The Italian Kitchen in Lake Country unfortunately suffered a catastrophic fire in September. The owners are looking for a new location but not expecting anything until spring of 2021.

MTL

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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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Miles Overn Photography
Peak Cellars