Music Venues in Kelowna

Arena, Theatres, Pubs, Clubs, Restaurants, etc.

Kelowna is home to dozens of venues that host music events either regularily or occasionally. They include an arena, several theatres, and many pubs and restaurants that have artists or bands playing on the weekends or even more frequently.

The majority of venues are in the downtown core, but there are many hot spots throughout the city, out on the edges, and in West Kelowna and Lake Country as well.

NOTE - The COVID-19 pandemic and the provincial emergency delcaration have put a hold on live music performances in Kelowna and across BC. As restrictions loosen and live events start getting booked again, this page and others in our music section will begin to fill up again.

The Arena

Prospera Place

1223 Water Street
Kelowna

The arival of Prospera Place put Kelowna solidly on the map for major artists and bands when touring Western Canada. The arena won the award for best venue of its size in all of Canada shortly after opening and has been hosting big concerts ever since.

Past performers have included Bryan Adams, Sting, Elton John, Ray Charles, Chicago, Steve Earle, Matchbox Twenty, Dwight Yoakum and countless others.

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The Theatres

Kelowna Community Theatre

Downtown in the Cultural District, KCT hosts the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra as well as many touring artists.

Dan Mangan at KCT
An Evening With
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Jesse Cook at KCT
One Night Only
Friday, October 23, 2020
Fred Penner at KCT
The Cat Came Back 40th Anniversary Tour
Sunday, November 15, 2020
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Mary Irwin Theatre

Also downtown in the Cultural District, the Mary Irwin Theatre brings in smaller name artists and hosts events such as wedding expos and awards shows.

Bobby Bazini at Mary Irwin Theatre
RESCHEDULED
Monday, March 22, 2021

Creekside Theatre

Out in Lake Country, Creekside Theatre welcomes acts year round from a broad range of genres.

Tower of Song at Creekside Theatre
A Creative Tribute to Leonard Cohen
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Shane Koyczan at Creekside Theatre
Spoken Word Artist
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Day Trippers at Creekside Theatre
Beatles Tribute Band
Saturday, October 17, 2020

The Clubs & Pubs

The Blarney Stone

Blue Gator

The long standing home of the blues in downtown Kelowna. Under normal circumstances, live music Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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Cache Lounge

Copper Brewing

Doc Willoughby's

Doc's has unfortunately had to cancel all live music events for the remainder of 2020. A great shame as it has been one of the very busiest live music venues in Kelowna for years and years.

Fudunkafunk at Doc Willoughby's
CANCELLED
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Bush Party at Doc Willoughby's
CANCELLED
Saturday, August 22, 2020
BridgeHill at Doc Willoughby's
CANCELLED
Friday, August 28, 2020
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Friends of Dorothy Lounge

Kelowna's LGBT2Q+ lounge in the heart of downtown.

Anna Jacyszyn at Friends of Dorothy
Thursday Night Jazz
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Anna Jacyszyn at Friends of Dorothy
Thursday Night Jazz
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Anna Jacyszyn at Friends of Dorothy
Thursday Night Jazz
Thursday, August 27, 2020
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Fernando's Pub

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Kind Brewing

O'Flannigan's

Jon Bos at O'Flannigan's
First of Two Nights
Friday, December 11, 2020
Jon Bos at O'Flannigan's
Last of Two Nights
Saturday, December 12, 2020

Red Bird Brewing

Red Bird has become one of the places for live music this summer, with their huge open space and prime location downtown. Saturdays usually feature a couple of live bands as well as a DJ.

Sapphire

Whiski Jack's

The Restaurants

Beach Ave Cafe

Buvez Wine Bar & Bistro

Dunnenzies Downtown

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Dunnenzies Mission

Melissa Livingstone at DunnEnzies Mission
One Night Only
Saturday, August 22, 2020
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Gray Monk Winery

Italian Kitchen

Marmalade Cat Cafe

Memphis Blues

Poppa Dawg at Memphis Blues
Weekly Blues Session
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Poppa Dawg at Memphis Blues
Weekly Blues Session
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Poppa Dawg at Memphis Blues
Weekly Blues Session
Thursday, August 27, 2020

MTL

Songs of the Southern Belles at MTL
Songs of the Southern Belles
Friday, August 21, 2020
Kinga Heming at MTL
with Amanda Morazain, Tim Hirtz & Bernie Addington
Friday, August 28, 2020

Sammy Js

Soul de Cuba

Major Mambo at Soul de Cuba
Monthly Appearance - $10 Cover
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Major Mambo at Soul de Cuba
Monthly Appearance - $10 Cover
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Major Mambo at Soul de Cuba
Monthly Appearance - $10 Cover
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Vintner's Grill

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West Coast Grill & Oyster Bar

Wings Kelowna

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The Rest

Blind Tiger Vineyards

Sally Wallick at Blind Tiger Vineyards
Live In The Vineyard
Friday, August 14, 2020
Zoe Marie Welch at Blind Tiger Vineyards
Live In The Vineyard
Friday, August 21, 2020
Melissa Livingstone at Blind Tiger Vineyards
Live In The Vineyard
Friday, August 28, 2020
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The Forum

House of Rose Winery

Black Cat Soul at House of Rose Winery
Summer Music Series SOLD OUT
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Cathy-Ann Wells at House of Rose Winery
Smooth Sunday Sounds
Sunday, August 16, 2020
le Mo Nay at House of Rose Winery
Summer Music Series SOLD OUT
Thursday, August 20, 2020
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New Arts Collective

The New Arts Collective, or NAC as it was known to many, has closed its doors for good. It is under new ownership and undergoing a name change as it positions itself as a place for the Hip Hop scene locally.

O'Rourke's Peak Cellars

Jeff Piattelli at O'Roarke's Peak Cellars
Afternoon Show
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Joshua Smith at O'Rourke's Peak Cellars
One Night Only
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Kailee McGuire at O'Rourke's Peak Cellars
Afternoon Show
Sunday, August 23, 2020
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Priest Creek Winery

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Rotary Centre for the Arts

Jazz Jam at the RCA
Thursday Jam Session in the Atrium
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Jazz Jam at the RCA
Thursday Jam Session in the Atrium
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Jazz Jam at the RCA
Thursday Jam Session in the Atrium
Thursday, August 27, 2020
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Sandhill Wines

Vibrant Vine

Several shows a weekend, often from Thursday through Sunday, means The Vibrant Vine may in fact be the busiest live music venue in Kelowna these days. Ample open spaces, tables far apart, Okanagan summer days and evenings. Lots to like.

L & JZ at The Vibrant Vine
Keep Calm and Support Live Music
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Shaken, not Stirred at The Vibrant Vine
Featuring The Legendary Lake Monsters
Friday, August 14, 2020
Apollo Agua at Vibrant Vine
Vibes at The Vine
Saturday, August 15, 2020
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Waterfront Park

Out of Town

Predator Ridge Resort

Summerland Lakefront Resort

Reviews

Jesse Cook

Other-Worldly World Music Performance at KCT

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Mavis Staples

True "Tour-de-Force" Performance at KCT

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Carlos Santana

Running The Hell Away From Normal

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