Live music

Carmanah was scheduled to play LUNA in 2020 and again in 2021, but since the pandemic cancelled the festival and a Guerilla Gig date just didn’t work out, they played at the performing arts centre Oct. 30 instead. (Jocelyn Doll-Revelstoke Review)

Live audience returns to Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre

Carmanah played in the first indoor show with a live audience since the pandemic struck

 

The Offspring had the crowd at the South Okanagan Events Centre belting out all of their hits during their performance on Nov. 30. The band co-headlined with Sum 41 for a cross-Canada tour with Dinosaur Pile-Up. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Offspring and Simple Plan to play Penticton in 2022

Tickets for the Let the Bad Times Roll tour go on sale in November

 

Okangan Symphony Orchestra's Rosemary Thomson directs two shows this weekend, one in Kelowna and one in Vernon. (OSO photo)

First Nations artist featured in Okanagan Symphony

Fortier, of the Syilx Nation and Secwepmec peoples, along with Penticton, Kelowna and Summerland composers perform

 

Bethany Schumacher of Canadian alternative pop band The Royal Foundry addresses the crowd at Kelowna’s third Denim On The Diamond music festival on Oct. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Kelowna’s Denim On The Diamond music festival draws crowd of over 3,600

The event featured a lineup of eight artists and groups from across Canada

Bethany Schumacher of Canadian alternative pop band The Royal Foundry addresses the crowd at Kelowna’s third Denim On The Diamond music festival on Oct. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Salmon Arm's Jaeden Izik-Dzurko performed in Vernon and Kelowna Aug. 6 and 7 as part of the Vernon Proms August-long event of concerts. (Contributed)

24 concerts staged in Okanagan

Escape heat, smoke and worries with live music

Salmon Arm's Jaeden Izik-Dzurko performed in Vernon and Kelowna Aug. 6 and 7 as part of the Vernon Proms August-long event of concerts. (Contributed)
Castlegar country musician Lisa Nicole is releasing a new album. Photo: Suzanne Sagmeister

Castlegar’s Lisa Nicole launching new country album

Lisa Nicole will be performing in Rossland this weekend

Castlegar country musician Lisa Nicole is releasing a new album. Photo: Suzanne Sagmeister
Small Town Artillery will be performing on Thursday as a part of Summer Kicks lineup. (Mary Matheson photo)

Small Town Artillery brings big time sound to Golden

This week’s headliner for Summer Kicks blends genres in a unique way

Small Town Artillery will be performing on Thursday as a part of Summer Kicks lineup. (Mary Matheson photo)
Krystle Dos Santos blends together jazz, soul, Motown, and other upbeat music styles with her performance that she’ll be bringing to Golden to start off August. (Krystle Dos Santos photo)

Krystle Dos Santos hopes to bring people together at Summer Kicks on Aug. 4

With a smooth voice and a love of live performing, Dos Santos is hoping to bring people together

Krystle Dos Santos blends together jazz, soul, Motown, and other upbeat music styles with her performance that she’ll be bringing to Golden to start off August. (Krystle Dos Santos photo)
Harry Manx live at Venables Theatre on July 28. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Harry Manx brings sold-out show to Oliver Venables Theatre

The two shows brought people from across the Valley to the show

Harry Manx live at Venables Theatre on July 28. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Crowds had plenty of acts to choose from and enjoy at the Summer Music Festival Saturday at Vernon’s Caetani Cultural Centre. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star file)

Live music makes comeback at Vernon’s Caetani Centre

One-day outdoor music festival set to go down next weekend!

Crowds had plenty of acts to choose from and enjoy at the Summer Music Festival Saturday at Vernon’s Caetani Cultural Centre. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star file)
Stumped by Steve Milroy is one of many pieces that can be seen on the Castlegar Sculpturewalk, which is venue No. 11 of the Columbia Basin Culture Tour that is taking place Aug. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Photo by D. Gluns)
Stumped by Steve Milroy is one of many pieces that can be seen on the Castlegar Sculpturewalk, which is venue No. 11 of the Columbia Basin Culture Tour that is taking place Aug. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Photo by D. Gluns)
Harpdog Brown, a blues musician from Edmonton, will make a stop in Golden as a part of the Summer Kicks series. (Harpdog Brown photo)

Harpdog Brown glad to be back on stage

Harpdog will be performing at Summer Kicks this Wednesday at 7

Harpdog Brown, a blues musician from Edmonton, will make a stop in Golden as a part of the Summer Kicks series. (Harpdog Brown photo)
Shred Kelly will be back in Golden for the first time in almost a year. (@MKuhnPhoto)

Shred Kelly takes on Summer Kicks

The local fan favourite will be hitting the stage tonight at 7

Shred Kelly will be back in Golden for the first time in almost a year. (@MKuhnPhoto)
Plenty of people showed up as Canadian folk musician Valdy took to the Grist Mill stage as one of the first major concerts since COVID-19 began to spread. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Valdy opens first live concert in Similkameen Valley since pandemic

From village council to the local Legion, things are getting back to normal

Plenty of people showed up as Canadian folk musician Valdy took to the Grist Mill stage as one of the first major concerts since COVID-19 began to spread. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Cty and Colour singer Dallas Green brings a solo tour to Vernon Nov. 18. (City and Colour photo)

City and Colour solo tour comes to Okanagan

Tickets for singer Dallas Green’s show on sale Friday, July 16

Cty and Colour singer Dallas Green brings a solo tour to Vernon Nov. 18. (City and Colour photo)
Shred Kelly is coming to Revelstoke with their Tiny Concert Tour July 24 to perform at one of Arts Revelstoke’s Guerrilla Gigs. (@MKuhnPhoto)

Shred Kelly going on tour with 2020 album

They have stops in Revelstoke as well as across B.C. and Alberta

Shred Kelly is coming to Revelstoke with their Tiny Concert Tour July 24 to perform at one of Arts Revelstoke’s Guerrilla Gigs. (@MKuhnPhoto)
A man brings a child front and centre of Audience members cheer on Cover2Cover during the band’s performance at the Island Stage at Waterfront Park on July 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Live music back at Kelowna’s Waterfront Park

Residents and tourists were treated to three hours of original tunes and covers of classic hits

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A man brings a child front and centre of Audience members cheer on Cover2Cover during the band’s performance at the Island Stage at Waterfront Park on July 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Multi-instrumentalist Harry Manx is slated to take the stage in Vernon for a show in July. (Shimon Karmel photo)

Curtain closes on COVID-19, opening Vernon stage for live events

After 16 months of empty seats, Performing Arts Centre is ready to welcome back guests

Multi-instrumentalist Harry Manx is slated to take the stage in Vernon for a show in July. (Shimon Karmel photo)
Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

Merritt country music festival’s ‘crazy-ass scene’ recalled in photographer’s new book

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)
Ricky Diamonds shows off for the crowd during the first Summer Kicks performance of 2020. (Kicking Horse Culture photo)

Summer Kicks kicks off summer at Keith King Memorial Park

Buddy Wackette and the Floor Walkers get things going tonight at 7

Ricky Diamonds shows off for the crowd during the first Summer Kicks performance of 2020. (Kicking Horse Culture photo)