Live music

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon Band beats to third generation drum

Girls Trumpet Band is in its 75th year with new drum major

 

(Fireside music festival/Contributed)

Fireside Music Festival turns up the heat with its return to Kelowna

The festival takes place from Feb. 3-5 at BNA and RedBird Brewing

 

Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)

Blake Shelton coming to Vancouver Island as Sunfest headliner

The Cowichan country music festival returns to Laketown Ranch Aug. 3 to 6, 2023

 

ROOTSandBLUES Festival headliner Tom Cochrane rocked the MainStage on Aug. 19, 2022. (File photo)

Summer dreams of Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Festival start with ticket sales

Tickets and camping passes will be available beginning Dec. 5

ROOTSandBLUES Festival headliner Tom Cochrane rocked the MainStage on Aug. 19, 2022. (File photo)
Michael Kaeshammer brings his fiery style blend of jazz, boogie-woogie, and blues to Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)

Kaeshammer cranks out tunes in Okanagan

Fiery, boogie-woogie blues blend on stage

Michael Kaeshammer brings his fiery style blend of jazz, boogie-woogie, and blues to Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)
Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18l.
Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18l.
Relive the Music tours the Okanagan this month, stopping in Vernon Nov. 7. (Contributed)

Relive the Music rocks back to its Okanagan roots

It took a bar burning down for the band to be formed

Relive the Music tours the Okanagan this month, stopping in Vernon Nov. 7. (Contributed)
Hospital employee Shannon Bower (left) is hoping to give a special gift to Sir Elton John at his concert Friday evening. Her co-workers Berni Russell, who made Elton-style safety glasses, Kavita Dabla and manager Janine Lapierre, along with hospital foundation staff Terra Scheer, Andrea Woo, Tim Staunton, and Gabriella Matute are backing her ambitious goal. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Hey, Elton John, can you give Shannon a wave in the fourth row?

Langley woman’s last minute offer for a friend’s concert ticket has her hoping for the musician’s help

Hospital employee Shannon Bower (left) is hoping to give a special gift to Sir Elton John at his concert Friday evening. Her co-workers Berni Russell, who made Elton-style safety glasses, Kavita Dabla and manager Janine Lapierre, along with hospital foundation staff Terra Scheer, Andrea Woo, Tim Staunton, and Gabriella Matute are backing her ambitious goal. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Carol Todd holds a photograph of her late daughter Amanda Todd signed by U.S. singer Demi Lovato with the words "Stay Strong" in Port Coquitlam, B.C., on Sunday October 5, 2013. The Dutch man accused of extorting and harassing British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd more than a decade ago has pleaded not guilty to five criminal charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Okanagan Symphony strikes a chord on subject of suicide

OSO’s season opener includes a peice titled, My Name is Amanda Todd

Carol Todd holds a photograph of her late daughter Amanda Todd signed by U.S. singer Demi Lovato with the words "Stay Strong" in Port Coquitlam, B.C., on Sunday October 5, 2013. The Dutch man accused of extorting and harassing British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd more than a decade ago has pleaded not guilty to five criminal charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ringo on the move with two of his All Starr band members, that included the nimble fingers of former Toto guitarist Steve Lukather (left) and ex-Bread Saxman Warren Ham in 2015.
(Western News File)
Ringo on the move with two of his All Starr band members, that included the nimble fingers of former Toto guitarist Steve Lukather (left) and ex-Bread Saxman Warren Ham in 2015.
(Western News File)
Alex Cuba will be performing at the Cleland Community Theatre in Penticton in October. (Submitted)

Grammy-winner Alex Cuba to play one night only in Penticton

Cuba is the latest addition to the Route97 Culture Road Trip concert series

Alex Cuba will be performing at the Cleland Community Theatre in Penticton in October. (Submitted)
Canadian rockers, Sloan. (Photo/Sloan Facebook)

Canadian rockers Sloan coming to the Okanagan

Tickets for the March 2023 show are on sale now

Canadian rockers, Sloan. (Photo/Sloan Facebook)
Double Juno Award-winning pianist Michael Kaeshammer is returning to the Okanagan as part of his latest tour. He will be making three stops across the valley later in 2022. (Photo courtesy Tina Acke via Eric Alper)

Piano man Kaeshammer returning to the Okanagan

The double Juno winner is touring for his latest album

Double Juno Award-winning pianist Michael Kaeshammer is returning to the Okanagan as part of his latest tour. He will be making three stops across the valley later in 2022. (Photo courtesy Tina Acke via Eric Alper)
Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo, pictured here at the South Okanagan Events Centre in 2017, are back in November, 2022. (File photo)

Blue Rodeo returns to Penticton in November

The band last visited for their 1000 Arms tour in 2017

Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo, pictured here at the South Okanagan Events Centre in 2017, are back in November, 2022. (File photo)
Members of the Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts String Orchestra practice at Leir House. (Submitted)

Penticton String Orchestra looking for musicians

The Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts has brought the orchestra back

Members of the Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts String Orchestra practice at Leir House. (Submitted)
Southern Californian jazz group Gator Nation entertains those at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre at the Pentastic Jazz Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10.

A ‘Pentastic’ weekend as thousands enjoy South Okanagan jazz festival

More than 3,000 are expected to attend the festival’s return through Sunday afternoon

Southern Californian jazz group Gator Nation entertains those at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre at the Pentastic Jazz Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10.
William Prince will be at Penticton’s Cleland Theatre on Dec. 2. (Photo- Courtesy of Vincent Jones)

‘Route 97’: Juno award-winning musician coming to Penticton

William Prince will take the Cleland Theatre stage Dec. 2

William Prince will be at Penticton’s Cleland Theatre on Dec. 2. (Photo- Courtesy of Vincent Jones)
The Offspring are one of the best selling punk bands of all time. (Photo/The Offspring Facebook)

You can’t keep ‘em separated: The Offspring/Simple Plan to play Kelowna

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. at Live Nation

The Offspring are one of the best selling punk bands of all time. (Photo/The Offspring Facebook)
Brett Young is making a stop at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre on Oct. 21. (Submitted)

Platinum-selling country music artist headlines Penticton show in October

Brett Young will be at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Oct. 21

Brett Young is making a stop at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre on Oct. 21. (Submitted)
Tom Cochrane closes out the night on the ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

In Photos: Back in the groove at Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES

Festival marks 30th anniversary with hot weekend of live music

  • Aug 22, 2022
Tom Cochrane closes out the night on the ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)