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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 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.

Ballet Kelowna from Kelowna Community Theatre
Livestream Event
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Okanagan Symphony from Kelowna Community Theatre
Livestream Event
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Jesse Cook at KCT
One Night Only
Saturday, September 11, 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.

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Creekside Theatre

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

Sista B: Motown in Yo'Town at Creekside Theatre
RESCHEDULED
Friday, June 25, 2021
Sista B: Motown in Yo'Town at Creekside Theatre
RESCHEDULED
Late Show

Friday, June 25, 2021
Sista B: Motown in Yo'Town at Creekside Theatre
RESCHEDULED
Early Show

Saturday, June 26, 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

Poppa Dawg at Copper Brewing
One Night Only
Friday, April 16, 2021
Poppa Dawg at Copper Brewing
One Night Only
Friday, April 23, 2021
Poppa Dawg at Copper Brewing
One Night Only
Friday, April 30, 2021

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

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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.

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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

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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Gray Monk Winery

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

MTL

Kinga Heming at MTL
RESCHEDULED
Saturday, May 1, 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

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

Melissa Livingstone at Blind Tiger Vineyards
Live In The Vineyard
Friday, June 4, 2021
Zoe Marie Welch at Blind Tiger Vineyards
Live In The Vineyard
Friday, June 11, 2021
Bruce Spencer at Blind Tiger Vineyards
Live In The Vineyard
Friday, June 18, 2021
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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

Black Cat Soul at O'Rourke's Peak Cellars
Afternoon Show
Sunday, July 11, 2021
The James Hay Blues Band at O'Rourke's Peak Cellars
Afternoon Show
Wednesday, August 11, 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.

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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.

Scotty and Lucas at The Vibrant Vine
Vibes at the Vine with Scotty Berg and Lucas Wentworth
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Barry Wilson at The Vibrant Vine
Vibes at The Vine
Sunday, April 18, 2021
The Tree Huggers at The Vibrant Vine
Vibes at The Vine
Saturday, April 24, 2021
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Waterfront Park

Out of Town

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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