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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 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
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Bahamas at Kelowna Community Theatre
Still Sad Tour
Sunday, November 21, 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.

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl at Mary Irwin Theatre
First of 8 Shows
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl at Mary Irwin Theatre
Second of 8 Shows
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl at Mary Irwin Theatre
Third of 8 Shows
Friday, September 10, 2021
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Creekside Theatre

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

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The Clubs & Pubs

Barn Owl Brewing

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

Mark Irving at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening Show
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Jessica Le at Barn Owl Brewing
Afternoon Show
Sunday, August 8, 2021
Poppa Dawg at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening Show
Wednesday, August 11, 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.

Shawn Lightfoot Band at The Blue Gator
First of Two Nights
Friday, September 24, 2021
Shawn Lightfoot Band at The Blue Gator
Last of Two Nights
Saturday, September 25, 2021
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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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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

Conroy Lee Ross at O'Flannigan's
First of Two Nights
Friday, August 6, 2021
Conroy Lee Ross at O'Flannigan's
Last of Two Nights
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Conroy Lee Ross at O'Flannigan's
Last of Two Nights
Saturday, August 7, 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.

Sally Wallick at Red Bird Brewing
Tiny Nest Concert Series
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Brent Tyler at Red Bird Brewing
Afternoon Show at 3:00
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Jory Kinjo at Red Bird Brewing
Afternoon Show at 4:00
Saturday, August 7, 2021
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Sapphire

Whiski Jack's

The Restaurants

At 509

In the old Grateful Fed location, right downtown on Bernard

Beach Ave Cafe

Buvez Wine Bar & Bistro

The Curious Cafe

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

Mark Irving at The Curious Cafe
Evening Show
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Sam Balson at The Curious Cafe
Rain or Shine, Inside or Outside
Friday, August 6, 2021
Mark Irving at The Curious Cafe
Rain or Shine, Inside or Outside
Thursday, August 12, 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.

Dueling Divas at DunnEnzies Mission
Solo Request show featuring Brittany Graling
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Dueling Divas at DunnEnzies Mission
Solo Request show featuring Brittany Graling
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Dueling Divas at DunnEnzies Mission
Solo Request show featuring Brittany Graling
Sunday, August 29, 2021
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Gray Monk Winery

Jeff Piattelli at Gray Monk Winery
Evening Show
Sunday, August 8, 2021
Josh + Bex at Gray Monk Estate Winery
Evening Show
Sunday, September 26, 2021

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.

Marmalade Cat Cafe

Memphis Blues

Gary Smyth at Memphis Blues
Dinner Show at 5:30
Thursday, August 5, 2021

MTL

Rollin' Coal Trio at MTL
Dinner Show
Saturday, August 7, 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, August 28, 2021
Major Mambo at Soul de Cuba
Monthly Appearance
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Major Mambo at Soul de Cuba
Monthly Appearance
Saturday, October 30, 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

Teigen Gayse at Blind Tiger Winery
One Night Only
Friday, August 6, 2021
Shawna Palmer at Blind Tiger Vineyards
Live In The Vineyard
Friday, August 13, 2021
Melissa Livingstone at Blind Tiger Vineyards
Live In The Vineyard
Friday, August 20, 2021
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Forbidden Spirits

Smitten at Forbidden Spirits
Evening Show
Friday, August 6, 2021
Double Sharp at Forbidden Spirits
Afternoon Show
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Anna Jacyszyn at Forbidden Spirits
Soulful Sunday with Loni Moger
Sunday, August 8, 2021
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Grizzli Winery

Rumour Mill at Grizzli Winery
Golden Hour: Music in the Vineyard
Friday, August 20, 2021
Black Cat Soul Duo at Grizzli Winery
Early Evening Show
Saturday, August 21, 2021
The Harshmellows at Grizzli Winery
Golden Hour: Music in the Vineyard
Friday, September 3, 2021
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House of Rose Winery

The James Hay Blues Band at House of Rose Winery
Summer Music Series
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Niki Martinus at House of Rose Winery
Smooth Sunday Sounds
Sunday, August 8, 2021
Glory Days at House of Rose Winery
Summer Music Series
Thursday, August 12, 2021
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O'Rourke's Peak Cellars

Stringers at O'Rourke's Peak Cellars
Afternoon Show
Sunday, August 8, 2021
The James Hay Blues Band at O'Rourke's Peak Cellars
Afternoon Show
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Josh + Bex at O'Rourke's Peak Cellars
One Night Only
Thursday, August 12, 2021
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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, August 5, 2021
Jazz Jam at the RCA
Weekly Jazz Session
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Jazz Jam at the RCA
Weekly Jazz Session
Thursday, August 19, 2021
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Sandhill Wines

Jeff Piattelli at Sandhill Winery
Happy Hour Music
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Double Sharp at Sandhill Winery
Happy Hour Music
Thursday, August 19, 2021

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.

Wood Wire and Fire at The Vibrant Vine
Evening Show $20
Friday, August 6, 2021
Jeremy Messenger at The Vibrant Vine
Vibes at The Vine
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Scotty and Lucas at The Vibrant Vine
Vibes at The Vine
Sunday, August 8, 2021
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Waterfront Park

The Blueshounds on the Island Stage
Parks Alive!
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
The James Hay Blues Band on the Island Stage
Parks Alive!
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Sherman Doucette on the Island Stage
Parks Alive!
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Out of Town

BX Press Cider

Kentucky Eileen at BX Press Cidery
One Night Only
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Kailee McGuire at The BX Press
Cider Sessions
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Johnny Bootleg at BX Press Cidery
One Night Only
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Predator Ridge Resort

Melissa Livingstone at Predator Ridge
Music On The Patio
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Jon Bos at Predator Ridge
Music On The Patio
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Josh + Bex at Predator Ridge
Music On The Patio
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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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