making the scene

over 700 live music events already played, and hundreds more booked for this year, and there will be many more to come!

2024 So Far

Live Music in Kelowna This Year

the wineries and craft breweries carried the day over the past few years, and they're already booking heavy for this year.

by Miles Overn

Quick Stats

Shows Shot So Far - 43
Upcoming Gigs - 132
Upcoming Gigs & Concerts - 162

This Weekend in Kelowna

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the news

New Live Music Venue Revelry Opens

2024 First Quarter Pulse

It has been an amazing start to the year, with 380 gigs already played, just shy of 50 venues active already, and over 90 musicians and bands who have had gigs. To get a more complete picture, please read our 2022 First Quarter Music Scene Pulse article.

141 Gigs Played in January

Inching ahead, but with some caveats!

It was a good start to the year with 69 artists playing 141 gigs at 38 different venues in and around Kelowna in the first month of the year.

New venue Revelry institued their Green Light Sessions late last year and these popular 1 hour sets have allowed both established and new artists to get more gigs in than has histocially been possible around Kelowna.

Over 700 Gigs Already Booked for 2024

Revelry, O'Flannigan's, Red Bird Brewing, and Barn Owl Brewing have each already booked around 50 shows for 2024, with many other veues having booked close to 3 dozen or even more live music events. The big three bars have been hosting a couple shows or more each week as well, so both bands as well as solos and duos are getting lots of chances to play.

There are some big changes afoot, and some significant moves being made by venues for the upcoming outdoor season that we can't wait to announce, but we will wait until we get the go ahead from the venues involved. These announcements are going to excite music fans in Kelowna in a big way.

Could This Be The Year of the Breweries?

Red Bird Brewing, Barn Owl Brewing, Copper Brewing, and Others

Barn Owl Brewing finished 2021 as the second busiest venue in Kelowna, and they've alread booked artists through to the end of March, with James Hay starting their year on January 5th. Red Bird Brewing, last years 4th busiest venue, is in the midst of a major renovation and expansion and the end result sounds very exciting, but they won't be anything happening there for the next few months.

Shore Line Brewing has switched from hosting live music on Mondays to hosting open mics on Wednesdays.

The Wineries Keep Coming Through, Can They Do It Again?

The Vibrant Vine, Peak Cellars, Grizzli and others.

An amazing array of wineries came through with gigs for musicians last year, providing artists a chance to play as well as giving their patrons a chance to listen to live music in a safe, outdoor setting. Places like The Vibrant Vine in Kelowna, Peak Cellars out in Lake Country, and Grizzli Winery in West Kelowna, who have all been hosting dozens of shows each year for a long time now, were able to still move forward with a large number of shows, albeit in front of smaller crowds.

Grizzli Winery has already booked over a dozen shows for this year, and it's just the first week of January.

the reviews

Sam Roberts Band at Kelowna Community Theatre

Evening Show, February 27, 2024
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Elevado at Revelry
Photo Review of Mchael Averill at Revelry

Evening Performance, October 13, 2023
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Michael Averill at Revelry
Photo Review of Mchael Averill at Revelry

Afternoon Performance, September 25, 2023
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Megadeth at Prospera Place
Review of Megadeth at Prospera Place

Evening Show, April 29, 2023
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Artists Photographed in 2024

Ari Neufeld | Brandon Wolf Scott | Chloe Davidson | Coco Larosa | Cod Gone Wild | Colby Ramsey | Cole Blakely | Colin Easthope | Commmon Fires | Conroy Lee Ross | Gary Talman & Marsupium | Goldsauce | Graham Ord | James Hay | Jeff Piattelli | Jordan Creek | Julian Taylor | Lisa Dunn | Logan Staats | Lonely Company | LooPS | Michael Averill | Michaela Bray | Nika Shaan | Nique Bruce | Sam Roberts Band | Somebody 1990 |

- and many more to come -

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