Live music

The Okanagan Valley’s Cod Gone Wild, fronted by Vernon’s Andrew Mercer (centre), will help kick off the Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl festivities in Vernon tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 23) with a free concert during Huddle in the Park at Polson Park from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Photo submitted)

Huddle in the Park kicks off Kalamalka Bowl festivities in Vernon

UBC T-Birds and Calgary Dinos football teams at Polson Park from 6-8:30 p.m.; free concert with Cod Gone Wild

The Okanagan Valley’s Cod Gone Wild, fronted by Vernon’s Andrew Mercer (centre), will help kick off the Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl festivities in Vernon tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 23) with a free concert during Huddle in the Park at Polson Park from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Photo submitted)
Vernon Jazz Club kicks off the fall 2022 season on Sept. 10 (contributed)

Jazzing it up in Vernon this fall

The fall season kicks off with the Dan Brubeck Trio

  • Aug 23, 2022
Vernon Jazz Club kicks off the fall 2022 season on Sept. 10 (contributed)
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)
(Elton Rohn Fan Page/Facebook)
(Elton Rohn Fan Page/Facebook)
Rapper Tech N9ne is performing at Kelowna’s Red Bird Brewery (Photo - E-volution Media Studio/Facebook)

Cariboo Lou: Rapper Tech N9ne coming to Kelowna’s Red Bird Brewery

Tickets are still available for the September 24th show

Rapper Tech N9ne is performing at Kelowna’s Red Bird Brewery (Photo - E-volution Media Studio/Facebook)
Raincity, a funk-rock band based out of East Vancouver, plays Caravan Farm Theatre Aug. 17. (Raincity photo)

Musicians make Okanagan Road Trip

Route97 Cultural Development Society brings bands to Vernon, Penticton and Oliver

Raincity, a funk-rock band based out of East Vancouver, plays Caravan Farm Theatre Aug. 17. (Raincity photo)
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society’s SPOTLIGHT Season returns in September with acts such as Cirque Alfonse’s Animal. (Rolline Laporte photo)

SPOTLIGHT Series returns to Vernon Performing Arts Centre

No-holds-barred acts, musicals, theatre coming in 2022-23 as VDPAC Society announces schedule

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society’s SPOTLIGHT Season returns in September with acts such as Cirque Alfonse’s Animal. (Rolline Laporte photo)
The Wiggles are bringing their Big Show Tour to Vernon’s Kal Tire Place Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 5. (Contributed)

Vernon’s Kal Tire Place to enjoy Wiggle(s) room

Hugely popular act The Wiggles stopping in Vernon Tuesday, Nov. 1, as part of Canadian tour

The Wiggles are bringing their Big Show Tour to Vernon’s Kal Tire Place Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 5. (Contributed)
Shinedown lit up the South Okanagan Events Centre Stage on Aug. 2. in Penticton (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

PHOTOS: Shinedown storms Penticton’s SOEC for third go

Ayron Jones and Pop Evil were the openers

Shinedown lit up the South Okanagan Events Centre Stage on Aug. 2. in Penticton (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Vernon’s Marv Machura is the host for the monthly Okanagan Restoration Blues Jam at Don Cherry’s Sports Grill in the Prestige Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre. (Facebook photo)

Vernon blues jams sweet on Cherry’s

Vernon sports grill Don Cherry’s hosts monthly Okanagan Restoration Blues Jams

Vernon’s Marv Machura is the host for the monthly Okanagan Restoration Blues Jam at Don Cherry’s Sports Grill in the Prestige Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre. (Facebook photo)
Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP

From Mendes to New Kids, concert cancellations prove a costly gamble for fans

Fans sometimes stuck with hefty travel, hotel expenses

Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP
Les Copeland (left) and Russell Jackson bring an All Blues show to the Prestige Hotel Aug. 5. (Dean Gordon-Smith photo)

Blues ‘brothers’ bring tunes to Vernon

B.B. King bass player and Honeyboy Edwards accompanist perform

Les Copeland (left) and Russell Jackson bring an All Blues show to the Prestige Hotel Aug. 5. (Dean Gordon-Smith photo)
The Brentwood Imperial Youth Band in 2019 in front of the Okanagan Military Tattoo’s ‘Castle’ (Contributed)

Okanagan Military Tattoo set to impress in Vernon

Sponsors sought to ensure disadvantaged groups get the chance to see one of 2 performances

The Brentwood Imperial Youth Band in 2019 in front of the Okanagan Military Tattoo’s ‘Castle’ (Contributed)
Shred Kelly headlines the Caetani Summer Music Festival July 23. (Matt Kuhn photo)

Music Festival ready to celebrate ‘normal’ Vernon summer

Following floods, wildfires and pandemic, Caetani brings back the party

Shred Kelly headlines the Caetani Summer Music Festival July 23. (Matt Kuhn photo)
Nevaeh Dyson, 16, is the winner of the first Ribfest talent search and will be featured on stage July 9, 5 p.m. (Miles Overn photo)

Young Vernon singer tops talent search for Ribfest stage time

Teen Nevaeh Dyson wins consulting prize plus featured at weekend event

Nevaeh Dyson, 16, is the winner of the first Ribfest talent search and will be featured on stage July 9, 5 p.m. (Miles Overn photo)
New this year at the Okanagan Military Tattoo, any adult buying a full price ticket can bring a youth 18-and-under for free!

Pipers, drummers, dancers and more return to Vernon for unforgettable performance!

9th annual Okanagan Military Tattoo returns to Kal Tire Place on July 23 and 24

  • Jul 4, 2022
New this year at the Okanagan Military Tattoo, any adult buying a full price ticket can bring a youth 18-and-under for free!
Armstrong MetalFest is back to rock the IPE grounds July 15 and 16. (file photo)

Armstrong about to be rocked by MetalFest

Two-day music festival expected to draw hundreds of headbangers

Armstrong MetalFest is back to rock the IPE grounds July 15 and 16. (file photo)
Thomas Wells gets the ball diamonds tuned up at the DND grounds for the Funtastic Slo Pitch Tournament Thursday, June 30. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Funtastic ready to rock Vernon

Ball diamonds and music festival all set for Canada Day long weekend fun

Thomas Wells gets the ball diamonds tuned up at the DND grounds for the Funtastic Slo Pitch Tournament Thursday, June 30. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Three Scotch In are on the lineup for Armstrong’s Music in the Park returning Fridays. (Morning Star file photo)

Armstrong ready to rock the park

Friday night live music lineup released

Three Scotch In are on the lineup for Armstrong’s Music in the Park returning Fridays. (Morning Star file photo)
Canadian rock icons The Stampeders delighted a capacity crowd at Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Monday, June 20, playing their myriad of hits over two hours. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Canadian rock icons sound sweet in Vernon

The Stampeders played all of their hits to the delight of a capacity crowd at Performing Arts Centre

Canadian rock icons The Stampeders delighted a capacity crowd at Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Monday, June 20, playing their myriad of hits over two hours. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)