Concerts

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra will close out its 2021-22 season with a salute to Beethoven in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon. (File photo)

Okanagan orchestra salutes Beethoven

Final show of Okanagan Symphony season pays tribute to one of the masters of classical music

 

Canadian band Our Lady Peace will tour to B.C. cities this spring. (Submitted photo)

Holograms help power Our Lady Peace tour that includes Vancouver concert this spring

Alt-rock band touts ‘intersection of music and technology’ in partnership with ARHT Media

 

Kelowna’s Ben Klick will be playing CountryFest at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds on Canada Day. (Contributed)

Aaron Halliday, Ben Klick, Tanner Dawson to play Salmon Arm CountryFest

Concert planned for Canada Day at Fairgrounds

  • Apr 12, 2022

 

Three Days Grace performed a great concert in Penticton in 2018 and now they’ve announced their return for 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Three Days Grace returns to Penticton in November

The band’s Outsider Tour stopped at the SOEC in 2018

Three Days Grace performed a great concert in Penticton in 2018 and now they’ve announced their return for 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Ringo Starr plays South Okanagan Events Centre Oct. 9. (Submitted)

Ringo Starr is coming to the Okanagan

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band play the SOEC on Oct. 9

Ringo Starr plays South Okanagan Events Centre Oct. 9. (Submitted)
Sicamous’ Main Street is lined with bikes during the 2018 Summer Stomp Show and Shine. There are no Main Street events proposed with the Son of Stomp event being planned for Sicamous’ dog park on July 15/16. (File photo)

‘Bikes, babes & beer’: Sicamous council puts foot down over planned Son of Stomp event

‘So they’re just looking for a big place to drink beer and camp. Let’s call it what it is’

Sicamous’ Main Street is lined with bikes during the 2018 Summer Stomp Show and Shine. There are no Main Street events proposed with the Son of Stomp event being planned for Sicamous’ dog park on July 15/16. (File photo)
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.
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)
Carlos Santana and Dallas Smith will be bringing their tours to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton in 2022. (Submitted)

Award-winning Carlos Santana and Dallas Smith coming to South Okanagan

The two stars will be performing in Penticton in April and June 2022

Carlos Santana and Dallas Smith will be bringing their tours to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton in 2022. (Submitted)
Lengendary rocker Alice Cooper is coming back to the South Okanagan Events Centre in April, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Alice Cooper returns to Okanagan in 2022

Cooper last performed at Penticton’s SOEC in 2016

Lengendary rocker Alice Cooper is coming back to the South Okanagan Events Centre in April, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Bif Naked, cancer survior, activist, record company owner and singer, will perform at Lake Country’s Creekside Theatre Feb. 17, 2022. (Contributed)
Bif Naked, cancer survior, activist, record company owner and singer, will perform at Lake Country’s Creekside Theatre Feb. 17, 2022. (Contributed)
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra welcomed guest conductor and baroque music specialist Ivars Taurins for Bach’s Playlist on the weekend of Nov. 19 to 21. (Contributed)

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra performs Bach’s favourites

Concert was held on weekend of Nov. 19 to 21

  • Nov 22, 2021
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra welcomed guest conductor and baroque music specialist Ivars Taurins for Bach’s Playlist on the weekend of Nov. 19 to 21. (Contributed)
A photo of Dierks Bentley during his 2017 What The Hell tour. (Photo: Dierks Bentley Official Website)

Popular country star to make tour stop in Kelowna

Dierks Bentley will be playing in Kelowna on Friday, Jan. 28

A photo of Dierks Bentley during his 2017 What The Hell tour. (Photo: Dierks Bentley Official Website)
Blue Grotto owner David Johnston believes at least eight cases of COVID-19 are related to an Oct. 14 concert held at the downtown Kamloops nightclub. (Google image)

At least eight COVID-19 cases believed linked to Oct. 14 concert at Kamloops nightclub

Owner says health guidelines were followed including vaccination card checks, masking

  • Oct 21, 2021
Blue Grotto owner David Johnston believes at least eight cases of COVID-19 are related to an Oct. 14 concert held at the downtown Kamloops nightclub. (Google image)
Right Angle Entertainment, Maple Tree Entertainment and Quatro Entertainment will be bringing The Life and Music of George Michael show to the Kelowna Community Theatre on March 15, 2022. (Contributed)

With a ‘careless whisper’ George Michael show comes to Kelowna in 2022

The show aims to chronicle Michael’s music career throughout the 1980s

Right Angle Entertainment, Maple Tree Entertainment and Quatro Entertainment will be bringing The Life and Music of George Michael show to the Kelowna Community Theatre on March 15, 2022. (Contributed)
Steve Rodgers, a British musician who has performed in Summerland in the past, will perform an online concert from his home on Oct. 24. (Contributed)

Musician with Summerland connection to perform online concert

Steve Rodgers has performed in Summerland in previous years

Steve Rodgers, a British musician who has performed in Summerland in the past, will perform an online concert from his home on Oct. 24. (Contributed)
The Headstones had been set to be joined by Moist, Sloan and Tea Party in Penticton Nov. 6. (Headstones)

Saints and Sinners tour and Penticton stop cancelled

The concerts ran into ‘immovable’ issues due to the pandemic

The Headstones had been set to be joined by Moist, Sloan and Tea Party in Penticton Nov. 6. (Headstones)
People social distance as Haviah Mighty opens up for the Arkells concert at the Budwieser Stage in Toronto on August 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Live Nation Canada to require vaccination proof or negative test at concerts

Live concerts are already being held across the country under varying COVID-19 measures

People social distance as Haviah Mighty opens up for the Arkells concert at the Budwieser Stage in Toronto on August 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
Cty and Colour singer Dallas Green brings a solo tour to Vernon Nov. 18. (City and Colour photo)

City and Colour solo tour comes to Okanagan

Tickets for singer Dallas Green’s show on sale Friday, July 16

Cty and Colour singer Dallas Green brings a solo tour to Vernon Nov. 18. (City and Colour photo)
Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

Merritt country music festival’s ‘crazy-ass scene’ recalled in photographer’s new book

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)