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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

The Tenors at Prospera Place
Santa's Wish Tour
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Theatres

Kelowna Community Theatre

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

Okanagan Symphony at Kelowna Community Theatre
A New Dawn
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Ballet Kelowna at Kelowna Community Theatre
Resurgence
Friday, November 5, 2021
Ballet Kelowna at Kelowna Community Theatre
Resurgence
Saturday, November 6, 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
First of Three Socially Distanced Shows
Friday, November 5, 2021
Songs of the Southern Belles at Mary Irwin Theatre
Second of Three Socially Distanced Shows
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Songs of the Southern Belles at Mary Irwin Theatre
Last of Three Shows
Sunday, November 7, 2021
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Creekside Theatre

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

Tower of Song at Creekside Theatre
RESCHEDULED from 9/19/2020
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Ryan Michael Magic at Creekside Theatre
One Night Only
Friday, November 5, 2021
Raine Maida & Chantal Kreviazuk at Creekside Theatre
An Intimate Evening With
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
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The Clubs & Pubs

Barn Owl Brewing

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

James Hay at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening Show at 6:30
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Jessica Le at Barn Owl Brewing
Afternoon Show at 2:00
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Poppa Dawg at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening Show at 6:30
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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The Blarney Stone

Closed for now due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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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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

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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Kind Brewing

O'Flannigan's

Jeff Piattelli at O'Flannigan's
First of Two Nights
Friday, October 22, 2021
Jeff Piattelli at O'Flannigan's
Last of Two Nights
Saturday, October 23, 2021
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Red Bird Brewing

Red Bird is currently doing a major renovation of their parking area, which is where they've held their live music recently, so please be patient for live music to return later this summer.

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Sapphire

Whiski Jack's

The Restaurants

Beach Ave Cafe

The Curious Cafe

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

Andrew Judah at The Curious Cafe
The Curious Acoustic Sesions
Sunday, October 31, 2021
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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.

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Hector's Casa

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.

Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk Winery

Marmalade Cat Cafe

Memphis Blues

Poppa Dawg at Memphis Blues
Dinner Show at 5:30
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Poppa Dawg at Memphis Blues
Dinner Show at 5:30
Thursday, October 28, 2021

MTL

Alfie Zappacosta at MTL
Early Show at 5:15
Friday, October 22, 2021
Alfie Zappacosta at MTL
Late Show at 8:30
Friday, October 22, 2021
Alfie Zappacosta at MTL
Early Show at 5:15
Saturday, October 23, 2021

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
Monthly Appearance
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Major Mambo at Soul de Cuba
Monthly Appearance
Saturday, November 27, 2021

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

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Forbidden Spirits

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Grizzli Winery

Glory Days at Grizzli Winery
Fall Happy Hour
Friday, October 22, 2021
Jeremy Messenger at Grizzli Winery
Fall Happy Hour
Friday, November 19, 2021
Anna Jacyszyn at Grizzli Winery
All That Jazz
Saturday, November 20, 2021
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House of Rose Winery

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O'Rourke's Peak Cellars

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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
Weekly Jazz Session
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Jazz Jam at the RCA
Weekly Jazz Session
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Jazz Jam at the RCA
Weekly Jazz Session
Thursday, November 4, 2021
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Sandhill Wines

Sperling Vineyards

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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.

Michelle & Kent at The Vibrant Vine
Evening Show at 6:00
Friday, October 22, 2021
Bo Higgs at The Vibrant Vine
Vibes at The Vine
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Sista B and the Boyz at The Vibrant Vine
Evening Show at 6:00 $30
Friday, October 29, 2021
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Waterfront Park

Out of Town

BX Press Cider

Predator Ridge Resort

Summerland Lakefront Resort

The Globe Cafe

Up at Big White Ski 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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