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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.

Andrew Johns at Kelowna Community Theatre
VIRTUAL ONLY
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Andrew Johns at Kelowna Community Theatre
VIRTUAL ONLY
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Post-Modern Connection at KCT
VIRTUAL ONLY
Friday, December 4, 2020
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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.

Andrew Allen at Mary Irwin Theatre
CANCELLED
Friday, December 4, 2020
Andrew Allen at Mary Irwin Theatre
CANCELLED
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Andrew Allen at Mary Irwin Theatre
VIRTUAL ONLY
Saturday, December 5, 2020
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Creekside Theatre

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

Ali Hassan at Creekside Theatre
First of Two Shows
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Ali Hassan at Creekside Theatre
Late Show at 8:45
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Kenny Wayne & Russell Jackson at Creekside Theatre
First of Two Shows
Saturday, January 23, 2021
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The Clubs & Pubs

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.

Bush Party at Doc Willoughby's
One Night Only
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Bush Party at Doc Willoughby's
One Night Only
Saturday, December 19, 2020
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Friends of Dorothy Lounge

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

Anna Jacyszyn at FOD Lounge
CANCELLED
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Anna Jacyszyn at FOD Lounge
Weekly Jazz Night
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Anna Jacyszyn at FOD Lounge
Weekly Jazz Night
Thursday, December 31, 2020
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Fernando's Pub

Fernando's has made the decision to shut down for the winter months while we're all still battling this whole Covid thing. It will be so nice when this passes and they can start bringing in bands again.

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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
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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

At 509

In the old Grateful Fed location, right downtown on Bernard

James Hay at At 509
Solo Acoustic Show
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
James Hay at At 509
Solo Acoustic Show
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
James Hay at At 509
Solo Acoustic Show
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Beach Ave Cafe

Buvez Wine Bar & Bistro

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.

Zoe Marie Welch at DunnEnzies
DunnEnzies Cozy Thursdays
Thursday, December 17, 2020
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Gray Monk Winery

Hector's Casa

Major Mambo at Hector's Casa
One Night Only
Thursday, December 10, 2020

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.

Marmalade Cat Cafe

Memphis Blues

Poppa Dawg at Memphis Blues
CANCELLED
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Poppa Dawg at Memphis Blues
Weekly Blues Session
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Poppa Dawg at Memphis Blues
Weekly Blues Session
Thursday, December 17, 2020

MTL

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 - $10 Cover
Saturday, December 26, 2020

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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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

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

Craig Thomson at the RCA
CANCELLED
Thursday, December 3, 2020
School of Blues at RCA
with Sherman Doucette
Thursday, December 10, 2020
School of Blues at RCA
with Sherman Doucette
Thursday, December 17, 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.

Kinga Heming at The Vibrant Vine
with Tim Hirtz and Bernie Addington
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Kinga Heming at The Vibrant Vine
with Tim Hirtz and Bernie Addington
Saturday, January 30, 2021
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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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