Live music

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
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

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)
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)
Terry Pitt Brooke (Dr. Evan Kreider photo)
Terry Pitt Brooke (Dr. Evan Kreider photo)
The Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra performed at the Kelowna ReStore for Habitat for Humanity’s holiday campaign video in October 2022. (Photo/Habitat for Humanity)

Youth orchestra performing throughout the Okanagan

The Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra is performing in Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton over the weekend

The Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra performed at the Kelowna ReStore for Habitat for Humanity’s holiday campaign video in October 2022. (Photo/Habitat for Humanity)
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 Vernon

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)
The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre offers a dazzling array of events and presentations, both local and from around the world.

No night-life in Vernon? Think again!

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  • Nov 21, 2022
The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre offers a dazzling array of events and presentations, both local and from around the world.
The Ancora Women's Ensemble will perform at Vernon's Peace Lutheran Church on Nov. 26, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Ensemble to fill Vernon church with singing

The Ancora Women’s Ensemble is performing a concert at the Peace Lutheran Church Nov. 26

The Ancora Women's Ensemble will perform at Vernon's Peace Lutheran Church on Nov. 26, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Vernon folk duo John Lent and Mark Nishihara will be performing live music interspersed with poetry readings by Calvin White in Armstrong Saturday, Nov. 26, and in Vernon Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Poetry and music to be performed in Vernon and Armstrong

Calvin White will read from his latest poetry anthology, Facing the Sweating Horse

Vernon folk duo John Lent and Mark Nishihara will be performing live music interspersed with poetry readings by Calvin White in Armstrong Saturday, Nov. 26, and in Vernon Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)
April Verch and Cody Walters play for the Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society Nov. 27 at the Jazz Club. (Contributed)

Banjo and fiddle pair to kick up heels in Vernon

Folk Roots Society brings April Verch and Cody Walters to town

April Verch and Cody Walters play for the Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society Nov. 27 at the Jazz Club. (Contributed)
The North Okanagan Community Concert Association presents Pentaèdre at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Come and hear Quebec’s premier wind quintet transform new and well-loved music like Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in c minor, and music from Mozart’s Magic Flute! The concert will be opened by Nicholas Covaser on double bass playing Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata. (Contributed)

Quebec ensemble Pentaèdre perform for Vernon

North Okanagan Community Concert Association presents

The North Okanagan Community Concert Association presents Pentaèdre at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Come and hear Quebec’s premier wind quintet transform new and well-loved music like Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in c minor, and music from Mozart’s Magic Flute! The concert will be opened by Nicholas Covaser on double bass playing Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata. (Contributed)
Reklaws

Reklaws bring barn-burner concert to Vernon

Tickets on sale Friday for country music sensation playing during Winter Carnival

Reklaws
Juno-nominated Canadian pop star Begonia is coming to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Nov. 19, 2022. (hellobegonia.com)
Juno-nominated Canadian pop star Begonia is coming to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Nov. 19, 2022. (hellobegonia.com)
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings will play at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings mark 25 years in Vernon

The trio will play the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sunday, Nov. 13

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings will play at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy bring A Celtic Family Christmas to town Nov. 16. (Contributed)

King and Queen of the fiddle bring Celtic Christmas to Cranbrook and Vernon

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy touring Canada with family holiday feature

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy bring A Celtic Family Christmas to town Nov. 16. (Contributed)
Irish Mythen performs at the Vernon Jazz Club Nov. 9. (Contributed)

Irish Mythen brings intimate performance to Vernon

Folk-Roots Music Society and Peter North present Nov. 9 show

Irish Mythen performs at the Vernon Jazz Club Nov. 9. (Contributed)
Brendan McLeod and the Fugitives are bringing their musical theatre show Ridge to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Folk-roots group bringing sounds from the trenches to Vernon

Ridge, a musical theatre show by The Fugitives, will play in Vernon on Nov. 5

Brendan McLeod and the Fugitives are bringing their musical theatre show Ridge to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18l.

Headbanging metal bands Anthrax and Black Label Society coming to Penticton

Tickets for the Jan. 21 show at the SOEC go on sale this week

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)
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Vocal ensemble kicks off North Okanagan Community Concert season

Mirror Visions Vocal Ensemble will perform in Vernon on Oct. 29

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