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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
2022 Beers On Me Tour
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.

Ballet Kelowna at Kelowna Community Theatre
Reprise
Friday, February 18, 2022
Ballet Kelowna at Kelowna Community Theatre
Reprise
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Jesse Cook at KCT
Tempest II Tour
Thursday, February 24, 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.

Cod Gone Wild at Mary Irwin Theatre
Neighbourhood Rounds Christmad
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Cod Gone Wild at Mary Irwin Theatre
Neighbourhood Rounds Christmad
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Moontricks at Mary Irwin Theatre
RCA Presents
Saturday, February 12, 2022
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Creekside Theatre

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

Chris Buck & Friends at Creekside Theatre
Nashville Style Writers' Round
Friday, December 10, 2021
Corb Lund at Creekside Theatre
First of Two Nights
Monday, January 24, 2022
Corb Lund at Creekside Theatre
Last of Two Nights
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
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The Clubs & Pubs

Barn Owl Brewing

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

Dan Tait at Barn Owl Brewing
Afternoon Show at 2:00
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Nevaeh Dyson at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening Show at 6:30
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Smitten at Barn Owl Brewing
Afternoon Show at 2:00
Sunday, December 12, 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.

Young'uns at The Blue Gator
First of Two Nights
Friday, December 10, 2021
Young'uns at The Blue Gator
Last of Two Nights
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Rann Berry at The Blue Gator
First of Two Nights
Friday, December 17, 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

While Doc's has transitioned to a primarily DJ venue, it still plans on bringing in live music from time to time. 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
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Windmills at Doc Willoughby's
Christmas Eve Eve
Thursday, December 23, 2021
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Friends of Dorothy Lounge

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

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Kind Brewing

O'Flannigan's

Conroy Lee Ross at O'Flannigan's
First of Two Nights
Friday, December 10, 2021
Conroy Lee Ross at O'Flannigan's
Last of Two Nights
Saturday, December 11, 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.

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Sapphire

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.

Dueling Divas at DunnEnzies Mission
Solo Request show featuring Brittany Graling
Sunday, December 5, 2021
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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.

Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk Winery

Mark Irving at Gray Monk Winery
Afternoon Show
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Double Sharp at Gray Monk Estate Winery
Evening Show
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Nevaeh Dyson at Gray Monk Winery
In the Lookout Restaurant
Sunday, December 19, 2021

Marmalade Cat Cafe

Memphis Blues

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

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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Forbidden Spirits

NFA at Forbidden Spirits
Evening Show
Saturday, June 4, 2022
NFA at Forbidden Spirits
Evening Show
Saturday, August 6, 2022
NFA at Forbidden Spirits
Evening Show
Saturday, September 17, 2022
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Grizzli Winery

James Hay at Grizzli Winery
Christmas Market
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Double Sharp at Grizzli Winery
Grizzli Winery Christmas Market
Friday, December 10, 2021
Double Sharp at Grizzli Winery
Afternoon Show
Saturday, December 18, 2021
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House of Rose Winery

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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, December 9, 2021
Jazz Jam at the RCA
Weekly Jazz Session
Thursday, December 16, 2021
School of Blues at RCA
Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette
Thursday, December 16, 2021
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Sandhill Wines

Sperling Vineyards

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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.

Bo Higgs at The Vibrant Vine
In Jacko's
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Sista B & the Boyz at The Vibrant Vine
In Jacko's
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Ben Klick at The Vibrant Vine
Ben Klick Christmas
Friday, December 17, 2021
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Waterfront Park

Out of Town

BX Press Cider

Predator Ridge Resort

Ben Klick at Predator Ridge
Ben Klick Christmas
Thursday, December 23, 2021

Summerland Lakefront Resort

The Globe Cafe

Up at Big White Ski Resort

Jon Bos at Globe Cafe
Sunday Apes Ski
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Jon Bos at Globe Cafe
Sunday Apes Ski
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

In Vernon

Andrew Allen at the Performing Arts Centre
All Hearts Come Home
Saturday, December 11, 2021

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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