Live music

The Vancouver Island country music festival Sunfest has been postponed the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)

Canadian Live Music Association aims for clarity with live event regulations guide

Each province’s rules for live event gatherings is explored in detail in online guide

 

Multi-award-winning Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook plays Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Wednesday, Feb. 23, and Kelowna’s Community Theatre Thursday, Feb. 24. (Matt Barnes photo)

Award-winning Canadian guitarist makes Okanagan stops

Jesse Cook brings his Tempest II tour to Vernon and Kelowna Feb. 23 and 24

 

Saanich residents Reb Stevenson (left) and Billy Reid are the duo behind Pancake Manor, a successful children’s YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy of Reb Stevenson)

B.C. duo drops new kids’ music as Youtube videos close in on 2 billion views

Duo behind Pancake Manor releasing their eighth children’s album this week

 

NOCCA presents Janelle Fung and Marina Thibeault at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre Jan. 21. (Contributed)

North Okanagan community concert season back in tune

NOCCA gala with Janelle Fung and Marina Thibeault kicks off new year

NOCCA presents Janelle Fung and Marina Thibeault at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre Jan. 21. (Contributed)
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)

Central Okanagan music strategy aims to improve local music scene

Creative Okanagan surveyed 460 stakeholders to develop the strategy

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)
Duo Gelato joins the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for some seasonal laughs this weekend. (Contributed)

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra adds humour to holiday shows

Holly Jolly Gelato in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton

Duo Gelato joins the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for some seasonal laughs this weekend. (Contributed)
The Wind Jammers will perform live at the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. (GVMA photo)

Live music returns to Vernon museum with woodwind quintet

The Wind Jammers will reboot the Music in the Museum series on Dec. 2

The Wind Jammers will perform live at the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. (GVMA photo)
Lunch at Allen’s is made up of Marc Jordan, Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas and Cindy Church. (Contributed photo)

Lunch at Allen’s tunes in for Okanagan performances

Musical powerhouse coming to Oliver, Kelowna and Vernon

Lunch at Allen’s is made up of Marc Jordan, Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas and Cindy Church. (Contributed photo)
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

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)
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

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)
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’s Kelowna and Vernon performances

Fortier, of the Syilx Nation and Secwepmec peoples, a guest artist for in-person and online shows

Okangan Symphony Orchestra's Rosemary Thomson directs two shows this weekend, one in Kelowna and one in Vernon. (OSO photo)
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)
Partners in Crime, Cvetozar Vutev and Curtis Howell are breaking out of lockdown for performances Aug. 7 and 8 in Vernon and Kelowna. (Contributed)

24 concerts staged in Kelowna, Vernon

Escape heat, smoke and worries with live music

Partners in Crime, Cvetozar Vutev and Curtis Howell are breaking out of lockdown for performances Aug. 7 and 8 in Vernon and Kelowna. (Contributed)
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)
The Hip Replacements rocked the stage Saturday at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, alongside Bonfire, an AC/DC tribute band. (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!

The Hip Replacements rocked the stage Saturday at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, alongside Bonfire, an AC/DC tribute band. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star file)
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 Vernon

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)
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)