Live music

Canadian rapper classified will perform in Vernon on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Canadian rapper Classified ‘excited’ for upcoming Vernon performance

Classified will play the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Friday, Oct. 28

Canadian rapper classified will perform in Vernon on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. (Submitted photo)
The Raine Hamilton Trio will take to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre stage on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Raine Hamilton Trio to take Vernon stage

The trio will perform at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Oct. 27

The Raine Hamilton Trio will take to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre stage on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. (Submitted photo)
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)
(Submitted photo)

Halloween bash to rock Vernon art studio

Live music, party games, circus performers and more coming up at Local Losers on Oct. 28

(Submitted photo)
Donnie Walsh, Canada’s ‘Father of the Blues,’ who founded Downchild Blues Band in 1969, and who is leading still on a tour to Vernon.

Downchild brings blues to Vernon stage

Legendary Blues band founder Donnie Walsh, on a half century of blues in Canada and the world

Donnie Walsh, Canada’s ‘Father of the Blues,’ who founded Downchild Blues Band in 1969, and who is leading still on a tour to Vernon.
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
Norm Strauss

Strauss strums stories and song on Vernon stage

Folk-Music Society event at the Jazz Club Oct. 15

Norm Strauss
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)
Diyet and the Love Soldiers bring their alernative country, folk, roots and traditional music to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Oct. 5. (Alistair Maitland photo)

Love Soldiers and Indigenous singer take Vernon spotlight

OnStage concert stars Diyet, raised in Yukon Territory

Diyet and the Love Soldiers bring their alernative country, folk, roots and traditional music to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Oct. 5. (Alistair Maitland photo)
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)
The Vernon Elks Lodge has undergone some changes this year. All Elks memorabilia has been moved upstairs to what is now known as the retro lounge. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Live music flourishing at new-look Vernon Elks Lodge

Recent renovations have breathed new life into the storied downtown space

The Vernon Elks Lodge has undergone some changes this year. All Elks memorabilia has been moved upstairs to what is now known as the retro lounge. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Jesse Cook is back on tour with stops in Cranbrook, Kelowna and Vernon. (Jesse Cook photo)

Cook tempts eardrums with Okanagan/Kootenay concerts

Jesse back on track with Tempest 25 Tour in Cranbrook, Kelowna, Vernon

Jesse Cook is back on tour with stops in Cranbrook, Kelowna and Vernon. (Jesse Cook photo)
Vernon Jazz Club kicked off the fall 2022 season on Sept. 10, with its next show slated for Sept. 24. (contributed)
Vernon Jazz Club kicked off the fall 2022 season on Sept. 10, with its next show slated for Sept. 24. (contributed)
Dakhká Khwáan Dancers perform in Vernon Sept. 23. (Contributed)

World-renowned dancers shake Vernon stage

Dakhká Khwáan Dancers and DJ Dash at Performing Arts Centre

Dakhká Khwáan Dancers perform in Vernon Sept. 23. (Contributed)
Uzume Taiko will take the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre stage Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Uzume Taiko photo)

Japanese drum quartet to make noise in Vernon

Uzume Taiko Quartet to take local stage Oct. 1

Uzume Taiko will take the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre stage Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Uzume Taiko photo)
Gator Nation 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

Gator Nation at the Pentastic Jazz Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Brandon Isaak plays the Vernon Jazz Club Sept. 17 as he kicks off the Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society season. (Christian Kuntz Photography)

From blues to folk to fiddle, Vernon stages top talent

Brandon Isaak opens the fall season of the Folk-Roots Music Society

Brandon Isaak plays the Vernon Jazz Club Sept. 17 as he kicks off the Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society season. (Christian Kuntz Photography)
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)
Elton John tribute artist Ron Camilleri (aka Elton Rohn) will perform at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Elton John tribute to liven up Vernon stage

Elton Rohn performing at Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre for one night only Sept. 11

Elton John tribute artist Ron Camilleri (aka Elton Rohn) will perform at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (Submitted photo)
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