Live music

Frazey Ford performs in Vernon April 20. (Alana Paterson photo)

‘Spellbinding performer’ brings smoky vocals to Vernon

Frazey Ford, former lead of The Be Good Tanyas, frees herself from folk-writing format

Frazey Ford performs in Vernon April 20. (Alana Paterson photo)
Award-winning singer-songwriter Alex Cuba performed with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. (Contributed)

REVIEW: Alex Cuba brings Latin sounds to Okanagan Symphony Orchestra concert

Music blends Latin American and North American pop sounds

  • Apr 12, 2022
Award-winning singer-songwriter Alex Cuba performed with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. (Contributed)
An Elton John tribute act will take the Venables Theatre stage in Oliver on June 12.

B.C. musician to honour Elton John and Billy Joel in Oliver this June

Tribute show on June 12 will include songs from both musicians

An Elton John tribute act will take the Venables Theatre stage in Oliver on June 12.
Rock band Dear Rouge performs at Surrey’s Party for the Planet festival in 2014, in celebration of Earth Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s new ARC program aims to give musicians the tools to build sustainable careers

Applications from B.C.-based musicians now welcomed, with 15 to be picked for program’s first round

Rock band Dear Rouge performs at Surrey’s Party for the Planet festival in 2014, in celebration of Earth Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ben Klick is a country music singer living in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Kelowna’s Ben Klick to host MS fundraiser in Vernon

Klick, Aaron Goodvin to headline concert, also includes golf and dinner

  • Apr 7, 2022
Ben Klick is a country music singer living in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
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Shakey Graves coming to Kelowna’s BNA Brewery

Producers behind Alti-Tunes hosting first indoor live music in two years

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Lorrie Fleming with theh Canadian Route 66 Association stops to smell the flowers and check out the Seed by Seed Sunflower Project at Gallery Vertigo recently. The show has been extended to April 2 for the community to enjoy. (Michelle Loughery photo)

Vernon concert shines light of hope amid Ukraine crisis

April 1 event features Melina Schein, Judy Rose, artists Michelle Loughery and more

Lorrie Fleming with theh Canadian Route 66 Association stops to smell the flowers and check out the Seed by Seed Sunflower Project at Gallery Vertigo recently. The show has been extended to April 2 for the community to enjoy. (Michelle Loughery photo)
Legendary Vernon singer Darby Mills headlines Classic Rock Night as the Funtastic A&W Music Festival returns, along with the softball tournament, to the Vernon Army Camp following a two-year break June 30 - July 2. (File photo)

Local flavour to music lineup as Vernon Funtastic festival returns

Darby Mills, Aaron Pritchett, Ben Klick, local bands and DJ to perform June 30 - July 2 at Vernon Army Camp

Legendary Vernon singer Darby Mills headlines Classic Rock Night as the Funtastic A&W Music Festival returns, along with the softball tournament, to the Vernon Army Camp following a two-year break June 30 - July 2. (File photo)
The Canadian Guitar Quartet Review took the Vernon Performing Arts Centre stage Friday, March 25. (North Okanagan Community Concert Association photo)

Guitar quartet commended for Vernon performance

Accoustic arrangement returned to town following nearly 20-year-hiatus

The Canadian Guitar Quartet Review took the Vernon Performing Arts Centre stage Friday, March 25. (North Okanagan Community Concert Association photo)
FILE - Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters performs at the Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park on Saturday, Feb, 26 2022, in Tempe, Ariz. Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, has died, according to reports, Friday, March 25, 2022. He was 50. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Foo Fighters’ show in the Okanagan officially cancelled after death of drummer

All of the band’s upcoming scheduled shows won’t proceed after the sudden death of Taylor Hawkins

FILE - Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters performs at the Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park on Saturday, Feb, 26 2022, in Tempe, Ariz. Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, has died, according to reports, Friday, March 25, 2022. He was 50. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
The Canadian Guitar Quartet takes the Vernon Performing Arts Centre stage Friday, March 25. (Contributed)

Quartet strums in return to Vernon, 20 years later

Canadian guitar group takes performance arts centre stage

The Canadian Guitar Quartet takes the Vernon Performing Arts Centre stage Friday, March 25. (Contributed)
Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.

Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker headline summer’s Rockin River Fest in flood-hit Merritt

‘Now more than ever, we need things to be excited about,’ city’s mayor says

Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl pictured in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 29, 2019. The famed band will perform for an Okanagan audience on Oct. 1 when they rock the stage at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

Majority of Foo Fighters tickets sold in record time for Okanagan concert

The band’s upcoming show is expected to be the fastest-selling in the Penticton venue’s history

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl pictured in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 29, 2019. The famed band will perform for an Okanagan audience on Oct. 1 when they rock the stage at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
Bif Naked performed at Creekside Theatre Feb. 17 to a sold-out crowd. (Keegann Chatten photo)

Bif’s ‘long-dreamt-about return’ to Lake Country impresses

Sold-out Creekside Theatre show brings Bif Naked back to town

Bif Naked performed at Creekside Theatre Feb. 17 to a sold-out crowd. (Keegann Chatten photo)
The Foo Fighters will be in Penticton on October 1. (Submitted)

Foo Fighters coming to Penticton in October

Tickets go on sale Feb. 18 for the Hall of Fame rock band

The Foo Fighters will be in Penticton on October 1. (Submitted)
Featured band Origin plays their set during the annual Armstrong MetalFest music event at the Hassen Arena and IPE Grounds. (Jennifer Blake - photo)

Armstrong MetalFest to rock on in 2022

Cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, the two-day event will go ahead in July this year

Featured band Origin plays their set during the annual Armstrong MetalFest music event at the Hassen Arena and IPE Grounds. (Jennifer Blake - photo)
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

The Vancouver Island country music festival Sunfest has been postponed the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)
Multi-award-winning Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook has postponed tour dates in Vernon, Kelowna and Cranbrook slated for February/March due to provincial health orders, and rescheduled the stops for September. (Matt Barnes photo)

UPDATE: Jesse Cook Okanagan-Kootenay stops rescheduled

Tour dates in Cranbrook, Kelowna and Vernon for award-winning guitarist moved to September

Multi-award-winning Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook has postponed tour dates in Vernon, Kelowna and Cranbrook slated for February/March due to provincial health orders, and rescheduled the stops for September. (Matt Barnes photo)
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

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)
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)