More music at Gatzke’s

Matt Masters, Calgary country and western musician, is the first artist to take Big Blue Stage at Gatzke Orchards in Oyama, July 21.

Canadian indie artist Shannon Lyon is one of the musicians lined up to play Gatzke Orchards Big Blue Stage this summer.

Canadian indie artist Shannon Lyon is one of the musicians lined up to play Gatzke Orchards Big Blue Stage this summer.

After holding the groovin’ Woodstock Revival Festival last weekend, Gatzke Orchards is bringing live music events to its Big Blue Stage throughout the summer.

“Alan Gatzke and GO Events have been big supporters of Canadian music, especially sharing the stage with local artists. This year they are showcasing great talent from across the country,” said  Joseph Pinheiro, event coodinator at Gatzke’s.

The first artist to take Big Blue Stage, July 21, is Matt Masters, a guitar playing songwriter of original country and western music hailing from Calgary, Alta.

“Matt is a great storyteller and a bit of a historian when it comes to Western Canada,” said Pinheiro.

Next up is Shannon Lyon, who is currently on his Canadian summer tour, which will bring him to the Big Blue Stage July 28.

One of Canada’s most prolific indie songwriters, Lyon has released 10 studio albums. After spending the last decade living and touring in Europe, he has returned back to his Canadian roots.

Lyon plans to set up a recording studio in the Kootenays at the end of his summer tour.

Word is out and Okanagan fans are excited to have Vancouver’s The Boom Booms back at Gatzke’s Aug. 18.

The band just finished recording sessions with Grammy winning producer Chin Injeti.

“This energetic sextet is going to make you shake it when they bring their feel-good rhythms to the Big Blue Stage,” said Pinheiro.

And on Sept. 1, Vancouver Island’s Shane Philip is bringing back his positive vibes to the stage.

“Shane is a local favourite at the Gatzke Orchards and an incredible multi-instrumentalist entertaining audiences with his folk, reggae, blues-infused music everywhere he travels,” said  Pinheiro.

All concerts start at 6 p.m. and tickets are available for $15 at Gatzke Orchards, located on Highway 97 between Vernon and Winfield in Oyama.

For information, visit www.gatzkeorhard.com/livemusic.