Live music

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is bringing holiday joy around the Okanagan from Dec. 16-18. (Okanagan Symphony Orchestra/Facebook)

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra bringing holiday joy around the Okanagan

The symphony is making stops in Kelowna, Penticton, and Vernon

 

Candesca performs at the Vernon Community Music School Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. (Contributed)

Kelowna’s Candesca brings Christmas concert to Vernon

Award-winning vocal ensemble brings holiday tunes to town

 

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon Band beats to third generation drum

Girls Trumpet Band is in its 75th year with new drum major

 

(Fireside music festival/Contributed)

Fireside Music Festival turns up the heat with its return to Kelowna

The festival takes place from Feb. 3-5 at BNA and RedBird Brewing

(Fireside music festival/Contributed)
Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)

Blake Shelton coming to Vancouver Island as Sunfest headliner

The Cowichan country music festival returns to Laketown Ranch Aug. 3 to 6, 2023

Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)
ROOTSandBLUES Festival headliner Tom Cochrane rocked the MainStage on Aug. 19, 2022. (File photo)

Summer dreams of Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Festival start with ticket sales

Tickets and camping passes will be available beginning Dec. 5

ROOTSandBLUES Festival headliner Tom Cochrane rocked the MainStage on Aug. 19, 2022. (File photo)
Michael Kaeshammer brings his fiery style blend of jazz, boogie-woogie, and blues to Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)

Kaeshammer cranks out tunes in Okanagan

Fiery, boogie-woogie blues blend on stage

Michael Kaeshammer brings his fiery style blend of jazz, boogie-woogie, and blues to Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)
Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18l.

Headbanging metal bands Anthrax and Black Label Society coming to Penticton

Tickets for the Jan. 21 show at the SOEC go on sale this week

Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18l.
Relive the Music tours the Okanagan this month, stopping in Vernon Nov. 7. (Contributed)

Relive the Music rocks back to its Okanagan roots

It took a bar burning down for the band to be formed

Relive the Music tours the Okanagan this month, stopping in Vernon Nov. 7. (Contributed)
Hospital employee Shannon Bower (left) is hoping to give a special gift to Sir Elton John at his concert Friday evening. Her co-workers Berni Russell, who made Elton-style safety glasses, Kavita Dabla and manager Janine Lapierre, along with hospital foundation staff Terra Scheer, Andrea Woo, Tim Staunton, and Gabriella Matute are backing her ambitious goal. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Hey, Elton John, can you give Shannon a wave in the fourth row?

Langley woman’s last minute offer for a friend’s concert ticket has her hoping for the musician’s help

Hospital employee Shannon Bower (left) is hoping to give a special gift to Sir Elton John at his concert Friday evening. Her co-workers Berni Russell, who made Elton-style safety glasses, Kavita Dabla and manager Janine Lapierre, along with hospital foundation staff Terra Scheer, Andrea Woo, Tim Staunton, and Gabriella Matute are backing her ambitious goal. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Carol Todd holds a photograph of her late daughter Amanda Todd signed by U.S. singer Demi Lovato with the words "Stay Strong" in Port Coquitlam, B.C., on Sunday October 5, 2013. The Dutch man accused of extorting and harassing British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd more than a decade ago has pleaded not guilty to five criminal charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Okanagan Symphony strikes a chord on subject of suicide

OSO’s season opener includes a peice titled, My Name is Amanda Todd

Carol Todd holds a photograph of her late daughter Amanda Todd signed by U.S. singer Demi Lovato with the words "Stay Strong" in Port Coquitlam, B.C., on Sunday October 5, 2013. The Dutch man accused of extorting and harassing British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd more than a decade ago has pleaded not guilty to five criminal charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ringo on the move with two of his All Starr band members, that included the nimble fingers of former Toto guitarist Steve Lukather (left) and ex-Bread Saxman Warren Ham in 2015.
(Western News File)
Ringo on the move with two of his All Starr band members, that included the nimble fingers of former Toto guitarist Steve Lukather (left) and ex-Bread Saxman Warren Ham in 2015.
(Western News File)
Alex Cuba will be performing at the Cleland Community Theatre in Penticton in October. (Submitted)

Grammy-winner Alex Cuba to play one night only in Penticton

Cuba is the latest addition to the Route97 Culture Road Trip concert series

Alex Cuba will be performing at the Cleland Community Theatre in Penticton in October. (Submitted)
Conceptual rendering for redesign of building facade for Revelry Food+Music Hub. (Norman Goddard Architect+Design)

Revelry pushes back over threatened lawsuit from Kelowna condo residents

Council unanimously supported The Revelry’s liquor licence application to the province

Conceptual rendering for redesign of building facade for Revelry Food+Music Hub. (Norman Goddard Architect+Design)
Canadian rockers, Sloan. (Photo/Sloan Facebook)

Canadian rockers Sloan coming to the Okanagan

Tickets for the March 2023 show are on sale now

Canadian rockers, Sloan. (Photo/Sloan Facebook)
Jesse Cook is back on tour with stops in Cranbrook, Kelowna and Vernon. (Jesse Cook photo)

Cook tempts eardrums with Okanagan/Kootenay concerts

Jesse back on track with Tempest 25 Tour in Cranbrook, Kelowna, Vernon

Jesse Cook is back on tour with stops in Cranbrook, Kelowna and Vernon. (Jesse Cook photo)
Gator Nation at the Pentastic Jazz Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10.

A ‘Pentastic’ weekend as thousands enjoy South Okanagan jazz festival

More than 3,000 are expected to attend the festival’s return through Sunday afternoon

Gator Nation at the Pentastic Jazz Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10.
(Photo - Daniel O’Donnell/Facebook)

Legendary Irish singer previews Kelowna show, remembers the Queen

The show is taking place at Kelowna Community Theatre on Tuesday Sept. 20

(Photo - Daniel O’Donnell/Facebook)
The Offspring are one of the best selling punk bands of all time. (Photo/The Offspring Facebook)

You can’t keep ‘em separated: The Offspring/Simple Plan to play Kelowna

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 9 at 10 am at Live Nation

The Offspring are one of the best selling punk bands of all time. (Photo/The Offspring Facebook)
Attendees from the 2019 event gather for a photo (Contributed)

Tacos, beers, wine, and more: Mexican-themed tasting event coming to Kelowna

The event takes place Oct. 22 at Kelowna Ford Lincoln starting at 7 p.m.

Attendees from the 2019 event gather for a photo (Contributed)