The Contenders Gary Fjellgaard and Valdy have had to postpone their 2020 tour. (Contributed)

The Contenders Gary Fjellgaard and Valdy have had to postpone their 2020 tour. (Contributed)

COVID-19 cancels Corb Lund’s Okanagan concerts

The Contenders, Colin James and Corb Lund postponed until 2021

A couple of big names have had to postpone plans to visit the Okanagan this fall.

Colin James and The Contenders and Corb Lund had shows scheduled for November in the Interior, including at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.

The 19th annual Contenders tour of the Okanagan/Interior with Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard will be postponed this year due to the pandemic. Valdy and Gary wish their audiences of the region all the very best of health and well being during this precarious time and look forward to a special 20th annual tour during the first week of November in 2021.

The Colin James Blues Trio was scheduled to play Vernon, Penticton and Cranbrook this November, but that has also been moved to Novermber 2021.

Most of the shows were nearly sold out, but could not go in due to the current health crisis and uncertainty surrounding live events for large gatherings, according to longtime promoter F.J. Hurtak, president/GM of Kootenay Concert Connection.

“The safety and well-being of our valued patrons, volunteers, venue staff members and musicians, is first and foremost in these unprecedented times,” Hurtak said, regretting the inconvenience.

James returns:

  • Penticton Cleland Theatre Nov. 13, 2021
  • Vernon Performing Arts Centre Nov. 14, 2021
  • Cranbrook Key City Theatre Nov. 15, 2021

Those with tickets are asked to hang onto them and all reserved seating will be honoured for the new dates next year.

For those patrons who cannot make the rescheduled shows, refunds are offered only until Oct. 31, 2020 at the ticket outlets.

“It is important to note, that any tickets returned for refund will be available to the general public for purchase at your respective box offices, so if you have tickets already and are planning on attending, keep them in a safe place until next year,” Hurtak said.

The entire Corb Lund Agricultural Tragic Tour which was slated to be in town this November and has now been rescheduled to the fall of 2021:

  • Cranbrook Key City Theatre Oct. 15, 2021
  • Trail Charles Bailey Theatre Oct. 16, 2021
  • Vernon Performing Arts Centre Oct. 18, 2021
  • Penticton Cleland Theatre Oct. 19, 2021

All showtimes are 7:30 p.m. and again, all seating will honoured. Those who can’t make the new dates can obtain refunds from Oct. 22-Nov. 23 only.

“Stay safe and stay healthy, and we all are looking forward to seeing you at the theatre,” said Hurtak.

READ MORE: Chantal Kreviazuk Lake Country shows sell out in two minutes

READ MORE: Andrew Allen concert kicks off Vernon stage’s return to live shows amid COVID-19


@VernonNews
jennifer@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

EntertainmentLive music

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Colin James put on a great show at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds as part of the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest. But his Okanagan tour for 2020 has been postponed until 2021. (Photo by Terry Farrell)

Colin James put on a great show at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds as part of the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest. But his Okanagan tour for 2020 has been postponed until 2021. (Photo by Terry Farrell)

Just Posted

Okanagan College students Michael Ochoa and Tallin Gregoire, both members of the Okanagan Indian Band, raised the Okanagan Nation Alliance flag on July 16, 2019,  outside the Vernon campus. (Karissa Gall photo)
First Nations reconciliation personified at Okanagan College

President Jim Hamilton’s foresight has opened post-secondary education doors for Okanagan College’s Indigenous students

Movie crews filmed a holiday parade in Summerland in July. The parade, filmed on Main Street in Summerland, is for the movie, The Christmas Yule Blog. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
QUIZ: Test your knowledge of holiday movies and television specials

The festive season is a time for relaxing and enjoying some seasonal favourites

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
47 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region

1,538 total cases, 399 are active, ten in hospital

Employees at The Bargain! Shop pose with Santa at last year’s toy drive. There will be no photos with Santa this year to keep him healthy for Christmas, but the toy drive will be back for a fourth year. (Claire Palmer photo)
Fourth annual toy drive fundraiser underway

The Bargain! Shop is looking to raise $5,000 locally

A bus shelter in White Rock is emblazoned with an ad from B.C.’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Black Press Media files)
VIDEO: ‘Am I racist?’ campaign asks British Columbians to confront their unconscious biases

Signs asking British Columbians to think about racial injustice have been put up across the province

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Put on a BraveFace: Help make children’s wishes come true

Black Press Media, BraveFace host mask fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Sunny the cat, who jumped out of the truck at the Revelstoke Landfill earlier this month, was quickly reunited with his owners. (Contributed)
Cat returns home with the help of two landfill workers

Sunny jumped out of the truck at the landfill in November

Christy Jordan-Fenton is the co-author of the book Fatty Legs, which has been mentioned amid the controversy of an Abbotsford school assignment on residential schools.
Fatty Legs co-author responds to Abbotsford class assignment on residential schools

Children’s book mentioned amid controversy at W. A. Fraser Middle School

Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka takes over as energy and mines critic for the B.C. Liberal opposition. Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick (right) moves from health critic to assistant deputy speaker. (Hansard TV)
B.C. Liberals pick critics to take on Horgan’s NDP majority

Interim leader Shirley Bond takes seniors, long-term care

An impaired driver was found responsible for a crash on Highway 97 near Seacrest Hill in Oliver Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 in Oliver. (Black Press file photo)
Impaired driver rolls vehicle in violent crash near Oliver

Vehicle crashed through a fence, tree and telephone line

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland listens to a question from a reporter on the phone during a news conference in Ottawa, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Spending too little worse than spending too much, Freeland says as Canada’s deficit tops $381B

‘The risk of providing too little support now outweighs that of providing too much’

Still from a video surveillance camera of a man alleged to have stolen from several people at knife-point in Chilliwack (Rosedale) early on Nov. 28, 2020. (Facebook)
B.C. man defends his family against intruder, saves neighbour while wielding hockey stick

RCMP looking for footage that captures violent crime spree in Chilliwack

Good Samaritan Mountainview Village located at 1540 KLO Road in Kelowna. (Good Samaritan Society)
Outbreak declared at Kelowna long-term care home

Two cases announced, including the first case of the virus among care home residents in Interior Health

Most Read