Live music

Lake Country singer Payton Bischoff is featured in episode four of the Focus Online Series, March 4-7. (Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre photo)

Okanagan talents shine under Vernon spotlight

12-year-old from Lake Country, Enderby singer-songwriter-guitarist and Kelowna duo in Focus

 

Unknown Persona (Jacob Chrystal) performs at the Kelowna Community Theatre’s Black Box theatre on Feb. 28, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

The show must go on: Kelowna musicians take virtual stage to keep playing

Rebellious Unicorns offers local artists the chance to perform live, a rarity amid the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Dancing duo Heather and Jens are one of the featured acts in the Feb. 18-21 online Focus series presented by the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. (VDPAC photo)

Okanagan stage puts new artists in focus, amid pandemic

Performing Arts Centre third episode in online series features local youth, dancers and more

 

Vancouver’s Blonde Diamond is one of dozens of B.C. bands who received a SoundON grant during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lauren Zbarsky photo)

$500,000 more funds available to struggling B.C. musicians amid COVID pandemic

Successful applicants will receive $5,000 SoundOn grants in as early as a month

Vancouver’s Blonde Diamond is one of dozens of B.C. bands who received a SoundON grant during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lauren Zbarsky photo)
Opera singer Melina Schein is one of the artists featured in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre’s Focus online series, premiering Thursday, Jan. 21. (VDPAC photo)

North Okanagan stage puts live music in focus

Vernon Performing Arts Centre spotlights online series with Okanagan artists

Opera singer Melina Schein is one of the artists featured in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre’s Focus online series, premiering Thursday, Jan. 21. (VDPAC photo)
Kelowna’s Post-Modern Connection performs for Riot on the Roof on the top of the Vernon Parkade Saturday, Aug. 22. The band is scheduled to play in the “Live @ The KCT” series in Kelowna on Dec. 4. (Vernon Public Art Gallery photo)

Kelowna concert series moves online due to new health orders

Rebellious Unicorns series ‘Live @ The KCT’ has moved to an online model until further notice

Kelowna’s Post-Modern Connection performs for Riot on the Roof on the top of the Vernon Parkade Saturday, Aug. 22. The band is scheduled to play in the “Live @ The KCT” series in Kelowna on Dec. 4. (Vernon Public Art Gallery photo)
Andrew Allen performed for two intimate crowds of 50 at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Oct. 17. (Camillia Courts Photography)

Live events continue on North Okanagan stage

First Andrew Allen plays two sold-out shows, next up have a laugh with comedian Mike Delamont

Andrew Allen performed for two intimate crowds of 50 at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Oct. 17. (Camillia Courts Photography)
John McLachlan is set to give a physically distant performance that focuses on the nostalgia of childhood memories and coming together. (John Struthers photo)

John McLachlan shares musical tale of his life

The performance will be set to photos of McLachlan’s childhood, with nostalgic songs of growing up

John McLachlan is set to give a physically distant performance that focuses on the nostalgia of childhood memories and coming together. (John Struthers photo)
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)

COVID-19 cancels Corb Lund’s Okanagan concerts

The Contenders, Colin James and Corb Lund postponed until 2021

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)
Chantal Kreviazuk is breaking back into the concert scene, with two shows coming to Lake Country. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Chantal Kreviazuk Okanagan shows sell out in two minutes

Creekside Theatre hosts two shows of Canadian songstress

Chantal Kreviazuk is breaking back into the concert scene, with two shows coming to Lake Country. (Contributed)
Buddy Wackett will be one of the performers for the Kicking Horse Culture fall line-up, after emerging as fan favourites during their Summer Kicks tour. 
(Kicking Horse Culture photo)

Kicking Horse Culture announces Live Kicks fall line up

Live Kicks will return for the 2020-21 season, with Kicking Horse Culture…

Buddy Wackett will be one of the performers for the Kicking Horse Culture fall line-up, after emerging as fan favourites during their Summer Kicks tour. 
(Kicking Horse Culture photo)
Okanagan venues light up for visibility amid pandemic

Okanagan venues light up for visibility amid pandemic

Impact of COVID-19 on live event workers sparks Canadian movement

Okanagan venues light up for visibility amid pandemic
21-year-old ambient artist Tahal made his live debut at Saint-Germain Café and Gallery in downtown Penticton Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 in front of a socially distanced crowd that was spread across both sides of Main Street. The Kelowna local, originally from Switzerland, was opening for Penticton band Yarrows. (Jesse Day - Western News)

WATCH: Local band Yarrows rocks Main St. in downtown Penticton

Ambient artist Tahal opened for Yarrows at the band’s debut album launch party

21-year-old ambient artist Tahal made his live debut at Saint-Germain Café and Gallery in downtown Penticton Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 in front of a socially distanced crowd that was spread across both sides of Main Street. The Kelowna local, originally from Switzerland, was opening for Penticton band Yarrows. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Parson Jazz Cooperative at last year’s Summer Kicks series, where they performed as a “tweener” band. They will be taking centre stage this year at the final performance of the series. (Parson Jazz Cooperative photo)

Parson Jazz Cooperative closes out Summer Kicks

The group, which has been together for the better part of a decade, will close out the summer series

Parson Jazz Cooperative at last year’s Summer Kicks series, where they performed as a “tweener” band. They will be taking centre stage this year at the final performance of the series. (Parson Jazz Cooperative photo)
Here is the scheduled lineup for Sunday’s final night of the 28th annual Roots and Blues Festival in Salmon Arm. (Photo submitted)

Shuswap Roots and Blues Fest wraps Sunday

Lineup is a beauty for final evening of Salmon Arm’s virtual festival

Here is the scheduled lineup for Sunday’s final night of the 28th annual Roots and Blues Festival in Salmon Arm. (Photo submitted)
Vandals put Vernon public piano out of play

Vandals put Vernon public piano out of play

Downtown instrument destroyed, but public project is not over

Vandals put Vernon public piano out of play
Dust on Crust is the latest band to take to the rolling stage and bring their unique blend of strings and harmonies to the people of Golden during this summer of COVID. (Dust on Crust photo)

Dust on Crust bring bluegrass to Golden

The band came together at the Wolf’s Den jam nights and have been playing bluegrass ever since

Dust on Crust is the latest band to take to the rolling stage and bring their unique blend of strings and harmonies to the people of Golden during this summer of COVID. (Dust on Crust photo)
Dave L’Hirondelle performs as a solo act. He has since formed a band featuring local talent, with their first performance as a set five piece band happening next Wednesday at Summer Kicks. (Dave L’Hirondelle photo)

Dave L’Hirondelle and band take the rolling stage

While usually a solo act, L’Hirondelle has formed a five piece band that is sure to get people moving

Dave L’Hirondelle performs as a solo act. He has since formed a band featuring local talent, with their first performance as a set five piece band happening next Wednesday at Summer Kicks. (Dave L’Hirondelle photo)
The Slinkies have been around Golden for the better part of a decade and are excited to take centre stage in front of the community. (Pablo Euphoria photo)

Slinkies take centre stage at Summer Kicks

The bands has been a part of Golden’s music scene for almost a decade

The Slinkies have been around Golden for the better part of a decade and are excited to take centre stage in front of the community. (Pablo Euphoria photo)
Small Town Revival is just another example of the local talent that Golden has to offer through the Summer Kicks concert series. (Contributed)

Small Town Revival showcases local talent in Golden

Small Town Revival has been at the heart of Golden’s music scene for the past several years

Small Town Revival is just another example of the local talent that Golden has to offer through the Summer Kicks concert series. (Contributed)