Interior Health Lifting COVID-19 Gatherings and Events Order.
As of midnight November 30th, capacity restrictions on restaurants and public gatherings were lifted, meaning a rerturn to 100% capacity throughout the region. "We will be lifting the regional restrictions tonight and people will be able to host gatherings in their
home and indoor events will be able to return to full capacity with proof of vaccination.” said Dr. Sue Pollock, Interior Health’s interim chief medical health officer. This is great news for the live music industry in the area, and we have been hearing from local
venues already this morning.
House of Rose Announces It Has Been Sold
House of Rose Winery has been sold, and the new owners will not be continuing to run live events at the vineyard. Under the most recent ownership, the winery held over 200 music events featuring many of Kelowna's very best local musicians. Thank you, Aura,
for the way you supported the local music scene while at the helm. You, and the venue, will be missed.
Fernando's Announces Its Permanent Closure
After being home to hundreds of live music events over the past decade, Fernando's has made the difficult decision to close its doors for good. This news represents a major blow to the local scene, local artists, and even touring artists that played the
Ben Klick's "Fishin' Off The Moon" Official Video Releases
The official video for Ben Klick's "Fishin' Off The Moon" release is now out, and it's a great vid. To watch the official video, just click on the Fishin' Off The Moon link.
Your Band Moms YouTube Channel Launches
A pair of young Kelowna women who are serious music fans have started a seriously irreverent and totally welcoming YouTube channel about the music they love and all that music means to them. Check them out by clicking on
the Your Band Moms link.
The Curious Cafe All In on Live Music
The Curious Cafe downtown on Ellis St is the latest restaurant to enter into the live music space, and what a welcome entry they are. They have created a covered and heated outdoor patio out back where the now host live
music on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights, as well as having a DJ in on Saturdays.
OK Corral To Welcome Back Live Music
The OK Corral is planning to bring back live music this fall, government Covid restritions permitting. The hoped for return to hosting bands and artists will happen in October.
Gonzo Okanagan Releases Local Music Picks Spotify Playlist
Brad Krauza has developed and released a Spotify playlist of local artists tunes that are up on the popular streaming platform. It's an inclusive list, and you can find it at gonzonokanagan.com
Could This Be The Year of the Breweries?
Red Bird Brewing, Barn Owl Brewing, Copper Brewing, and Others
Red Bird Brewing hosted a bunch of Saturday afternoon shows out in their big parking lot last year, and are hoping to do the same this year, if Covid restrictions allow. They managed to get Sam Balson and Kentucky Eileen each to do a set
a couple weekends ago. Already this year both Copper Brewing and Barn Owl Brewing have hosted live music events and are likewise looking to do more over the late spring, summer, and early fall months.
The Wineries Came Through, Will They Again?
The Vibrant Vine, The House of Rose, Priest Creek Winery and others.
An amazing array of wineries came through with gigs for musicians last year, providing artists a chance to play as well as giving their patrons a chance to listen to live music in a safe, outdoor setting. Places like The Vibrant Vine
and House of Rose, who have both been hosting hundreds of shows each year for a long time now, were able to still move forward with a large number of shows, albeit in front of smaller crowds.
The Vibrant Vine has already booked over 30 shows for this year, and we're waiting to get numbers and artist info from other wineries. Sperling Vineyards also entered into the live music space this year and we were
fortunate to catch Major Mambo there this summer. The owners have expressed the desire to do more of that in the years to come.
Central Okanagan Music Strategy
Creative Okanagan started working with the Central Okanagan Music Strategy group last year to try and gain an understanding of what can and should be done to help nurture the music scene here in Kelowna. A series of phases have been agreed to and commenced that have included surveys
and interviews and even an online summit with people in and around the space that is ongoing throughout the rest of April and into May.
Chris Buck's Nashville Style Writers Round
Evening Show on Friday, Swxwmber 10, 2021
Songs of the Southern Belles
Evening Show on Saturday, November 6, 2021
Bray & Co. at DunnEnzies
Evening Show on Thursday, October 28, 2021
Under The Rocks at Mary Irwin Theatre
Album Release Concert on Saturday, Octoberber 16, 2021
Niki Martinus at Forbidden Spirits
Afternoon Show on Friday, October 8, 2021
Nevaeh Dyson at The Vibrant Vine
Afternoon Show on Saturday, September 4, 2021
Major Mambo at Sperling Vineyards
Afternoon Show on Saturday, August 14, 2021
Garcia Band at Live in Lake Country
Evening Show on Sunday, August 8, 2021
Andrew Judah at Red Bird Brewing
Afternoon Show on Saturday, August 1, 2021
L & JZ at The Vibrant Vine
Evening Show on Saturday, July 22, 2021
NFA - The Rock Dance Band at Forbidden Spirits
Evening Show on Saturday, July 17, 2021
Anna Katarina at Red Bird Brewing
Evening Show on Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Melissa Livingstone at Barn Owl Brewing
Afternoon Show on Sunday, June 27, 2021
Dana Kowalsky at The Vibrant Vine
Afternoon Show on Saturday, June 26, 2021
Zoe Marie Welch at Red Bird Brewing
Afternoon Show on Saturday, June 19, 2021
Ari Neufeld at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening Show on Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Leila Neverland at Red Bird Brewing
Afternoon Show on Saturday, June 12, 2021
OKM Senior Jazz Combo at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening Show on Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Dan Tait at Barn Owl Brewing
Afternoon Show on Sunday, June 6, 2021
Teigen Gayse at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening Show on Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Sally Wallick at Red Bird Brewing
Afternoon Show on Saturday, May 29, 2021
Jessica Le at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening Show on Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Joshua Smith & Nico Boesten at The Curious Cafe
Evening Show on Friday, May 21, 2021
The Raz at Barn Owl Brewing
Afternoon Show on Sunday, May 16, 2021
Jodie B at The Vibrant Vine
Evening Show on Friday, May 14, 2021
Chloe Davidson at Barn Owl Brewing
Afternoon Show on Sunday, May 8, 2021
Seventy Times Seven at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening Show on Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Bo Higgs at The Vibrant Vine
Afternoon show on Saturday May 1, 2021
Scotty Berg at Barn Owl Brewing
Afternoon show on Sunday, April 25, 2021
Jeremy Messenger at The Vibrant Vine
Afternoon show on Sunday, April 25, 2021
Anna Jacyszyn and Loni Moger at Grizzli Winery
Evening show on Saturday, April 24, 2021
Josh + Bex at Barn Owl Brewing
Afternoon show on Sunday, April 18, 2021
Smitten at The Vibrant Vine
Afternoon show on Sunday, April 11, 2021
Jeff Piattelli at The Vibrant Vine
Afternoon show on Saturday, April 10, 2021
Kinga Heming at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening show on Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Kentucky Eileen at Red Bird Brewing
Afternoon show on Saturday, March 27, 2021