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Venues in Kelowna

by eiKelowna.com

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 music 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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Upcoming Events

The Theatres

Kelowna Community Theatre

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

Jesse Cook at KCT
One Night Only
Saturday, September 11, 2021
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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.

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Creekside Theatre

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

Sista B: Motown in Yo'Town at Creekside Theatre
RESCHEDULED
Friday, June 25, 2021
Sista B: Motown in Yo'Town at Creekside Theatre
RESCHEDULED
Late Show

Friday, June 25, 2021
Sista B: Motown in Yo'Town at Creekside Theatre
RESCHEDULED
Early Show

Saturday, June 26, 2021
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The Clubs & Pubs

Barn Owl Brewing

This new craft brewery is now hosting live music on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Ari Neufeld at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening Show
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Kinga Heming & Sean Bray at Barn Owl
Afternoon Show
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Dan Tait at Barn Owl Brewing
Evening Show
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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The Blarney Stone

Closed for now due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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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Caché Lounge

This hidden gem, tucked away inside the Prestige Inn, is closed for the time being. Hoping to re-open when Covid-19 restrictions lessen.

Copper Brewing

Joe LaJoie at Copper Brewing
Outside on the Patio
Friday, June 18, 2021
Bran Sanders at Copper Brewing
Afternoon on the Patio
Sunday, June 20, 2021
James Hay Solo at Copper Brewing
Outside on the Patio
Friday, June 25, 2021

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.

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Friends of Dorothy Lounge

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

Anna Jacyszyn & Loni Moger at FOD Lounge
Dinner Jazz'd
Thursday, June 24, 2021
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Fernando's Pub

Fernando's has made the decision to shut down for the winter months while we're all still battling this whole Covid thing. It will be so nice when this passes and they can start bringing in bands again.

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Kind Brewing

O'Flannigan's

Jeff Piattelli at O'Flannigan's
First of Two Nights
Friday, June 25, 2021
Jeff Piattelli at O'Flannigan's
Last of Two Nights
Saturday, June 26, 2021
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Red Bird Brewing

Red Bird is currently doing a major renovation of their parking area, which is where they've held their live music recently, so please be patient for live music to return later this summer.

Zoe Marie Welch at Red Bird Brewing
Afternoon Show
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Joshua Smith at Red Bird Brewing
4:30 PM Slot
Saturday, June 19, 2021
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Sapphire

Whiski Jack's

The Restaurants

At 509

In the old Grateful Fed location, right downtown on Bernard

Beach Ave Cafe

Buvez Wine Bar & Bistro

The Curious Cafe

Quickly becoming a favourite Kelowna listening room thanks to the private outdoor patio and carefully selected singer/songrwriter performers

Joshua Smith at The Curious Cafe
Covered / Heated Outdoor Space
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Aaron Loewen at The Curious Cafe
Evening Show
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Joshua Smith & Brent Tyler at The Curious Cafe
Rain or Shine, Inside or Outside
Friday, June 18, 2021
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Dunnenzies Downtown

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Dunnenzies Mission

In the building that housed The Minstrel Cafe for decades, DunnEnzies is doing its best to re-establish the location as one of the premier live music venues in town.

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Gray Monk Winery

Zoe Marie Welch at Gray Monk Winery
One Night Only
Sunday, July 11, 2021

Hector's Casa

Italian Kitchen

The Italian Kitchen in Lake Country unfortunately suffered a catastrophic fire in September. The owners are looking for a new location but not expecting anything until spring of 2021.

Marmalade Cat Cafe

Memphis Blues

MTL

Kinga Heming at MTL
RESCHEDULED
Saturday, June 19, 2021

Sammy Js

Sammy Js has just nicely tipped their toe into the whole live music thing when Covid hit. Here's hoping they're all the way back in when things are back to normal.

Soul de Cuba

Major Mambo at Soul de Cuba
Monthly Appearance
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Major Mambo at Soul de Cuba
Monthly Appearance
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Major Mambo at Soul de Cuba
Monthly Appearance
Saturday, August 28, 2021

Vintner's Grill

Vintner's Poolside Grill has been providing live music 2 nights a week for years, although like many others they are paused during these Covid times.

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West Coast Grill & Oyster Bar

Wings Kelowna

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The Rest

Blind Tiger Vineyards

Bruce Spencer at Blind Tiger Vineyards
Live In The Vineyard
Friday, June 18, 2021
Josh + Bex at Blind Tiger Vineyards
Live In The Vineyard
Friday, June 25, 2021
Shawna Palmer at Blind Tiger Vineyards
Live In The Vineyard
Friday, July 2, 2021
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Forbidden Spirits

Smitten at Forbidden Spirits
Evening Show
Friday, June 18, 2021
Rollin' Coal Trio at Forbidden Spirits
Afternoon Show
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Anna Jacyszyn at Forbidden Spirits
Soulful Sunday with Loni Moger
Sunday, June 20, 2021
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Grizzli Winery

The Harshmellows at Grizzli Winery
Meat the Neighbours BBQ
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne at Grizzli Winery
Last Show before Moving Away
Friday, June 25, 2021
Kinga Heming at Grizzli Winery
One Night Only
Friday, July 9, 2021
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House of Rose Winery

Cat Wells at House of Rose Winery
Smooth Sunday Sounds
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Moni Funk at House of Rose Winery
Summer Music Series
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Rollin' Coal Trio at House of Rose
Summer Music Series
Thursday, July 1, 2021
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O'Rourke's Peak Cellars

Mick Cretney at O'Rourke's Peak Cellars
Music Night
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Rollin' Coal Trio at O'Rourke's Peak Cellars
Happy Hour Music
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Kailee McGuire at O'Rourke's Peak Cellars
Evening Show
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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Priest Creek Winery

Shalisa Liesch at Priest Creek Winery
Canada Day
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Moirs Hill at Priest Creek Winery
Outdoor Afternoon Show
Saturday, July 3, 2021
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Rotary Centre for the Arts

Weekly jazz jams and School of Blues sessions, as well as other music events, happen regularly in the atrium space just inside the RCA.

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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.

Over The Rainbow at The Vibrant Vine
A Tribute to Old Hollywood!
Friday, June 18, 2021
Jeff Piattelli at The Vibrant Vine
Vibes at The Vine
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Over The Rainbow at The Vibrant Vine
A Tribute to Old Hollywood!
Saturday, June 19, 2021
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Waterfront Park

Out of Town

Predator Ridge Resort

Teigen Gayse at Predator Ridge
Music On The Patio
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Summerland Lakefront Resort

The Globe Cafe

Up at Big White Ski 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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