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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

Dierks Bentley at Prospera Place
CANCELLED
Friday, January 28, 2022

The Theatres

Kelowna Community Theatre

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

Jeremy Hotz at Kelowna Community Theatre
Marquis de Sad Tour
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Ballet Kelowna at Kelowna Community Theatre
Reprise
Friday, February 18, 2022
Ballet Kelowna at Kelowna Community Theatre
Reprise
Saturday, February 19, 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.

Moontricks at Mary Irwin Theatre
RCA Presents
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Mary Walsh at Mary Irwin Theatre
One Night Only
Sunday, February 13, 2022
Sue Foley at Mary Irwin Theatre
Live in Concert
Thursday, March 10, 2022
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Creekside Theatre

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

Bif Naked at Creekside Theatre
One Night Only
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Rock Me Baby! at Creekside Theatre
First of Two Nights
Friday, February 25, 2022
Rock Me Baby! at Creekside Theatre
Last of Two Nights
Saturday, February 26, 2022
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The Clubs & Pubs

Barn Owl Brewing

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

Poppa Dawg at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening Show
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Bex at Barn Owl Brewing
Afternoon Show
Sunday, January 30, 2022
James Hay at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening Show
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
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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

Jessica Le at Copper Brewing
Afternoon Show
Friday, January 28, 2022

Doc Willoughby's

While Doc's has transitioned to a primarily DJ venue, it still plans on bringing in live music from time to time. It had 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.

Anna Jacyszyn at FOD Lounge
Cool Vibes & Cocktails
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
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Kind Brewing

O'Flannigan's

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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 in spring 2022.

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Sapphire

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.

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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

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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

Major Mambo at Hector's Casa
Evening Show
Saturday, February 12, 2022

Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk Winery

Marmalade Cat Cafe

Memphis Blues

Poppa Dawg at Memphis Blues
Dinner Show at 5:30
Thursday, January 27, 2022

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

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

NFA at Forbidden Spirits
Evening Show
Saturday, June 4, 2022
NFA at Forbidden Spirits
Sinful Saturday
Saturday, July 2, 2022
NFA at Forbidden Spirits
Evening Show
Saturday, August 6, 2022
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Grizzli Winery

Poppa Dawg at Grizzli Winery
Happy Hour Music
Friday, January 28, 2022
Kinga Heming at Grizzli Winery
CANCELLED
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Ellie Fier at Grizzli Winery
Happy Hour Music
Friday, February 4, 2022
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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, January 27, 2022
Trisha Dalgleish at the RCA
featuring Major Mambo
Thursday, February 3, 2022
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Sandhill Wines

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.

Glory Days at The Vibrant Vine
Leather and Jeans Concert $15
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Nevaeh Dyson at The Vibrant Vine
CANCELLED
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Dueling Divas at The Vibrant Vine
Solo Show Valentines Day $40
Monday, February 14, 2022
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Waterfront Park

Out of Town

Blue Grotto

In Kamloops

BX Press Cider

In Vernon

Predator Ridge Resort

Summerland Lakefront Resort

The Globe Cafe

Up at Big White Ski Resort

Jon Bos at Globe Cafe
Apres Ski Mid Afternoon
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Jon Bos at Globe Cafe
Apres Ski Mid Afternoon
Friday, January 28, 2022
Jon Bos at Globe Cafe
Apres Ski Mid Afternoon
Saturday, January 29, 2022

The Longhorn Pub

In Vernon

NFA at The Longhorn Pub
Evening Show
Friday, February 18, 2022
NFA at The Longhorn Pub
Evening Show
Friday, April 15, 2022

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

In Vernon

Blackie & The Rodeo Kings at Vernon Performing Arts Centre
One Night Only
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Venues We Lost

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

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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