Sat. August 12th, Live At MTL – The Brent Parkin Band

LIVE AT MTL is proud to present…

The Brent Parkin Band

Guitar and Vocals: Brent Parkin
Bass: Bernie Addington
Drums: Scott Gamble

Brent Parkin is a veteran of the Winnipeg music scene and has been playing for audiences in Winnipeg and across Canada for well over 40 years. Brent’s music is a mix of Chicago style Blues, Swing, Roots music with some Country and Roots Rock and Roll thrown in for good measure.

In the early 70’s he co-founded several popular blues bands including the popular band Houndog in 1976. In the last 43 years he has been part of the backup bands for such legends as Bo Diddley, Gatemouth Brown, Otis Rush, Billy Boy Arnold, Johnnie Johnson and Jimmy Nelson and many more. As well as opening shows for such greats as James Cotton, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, John Prine just to name a few. A career highlight was sharing the tour bus and stage with BB King and his band as his opening act on a Western Canadian tour in 1983.

This is an all ages event.

Cover – $15 adults, $10 students (buy at MTL or from the band)
Doors open at 6pm, band starts at 7pm

Live music tonight – July 21st

Friday, July 21st, 2017 venue
25+ Dance party at Inhabit Habitat
Deborah Gold and James Taylor The Bonfire Grill at The Cove Lakeside Resort
FOONYAP + An Ant And An Atom + Neon Runner Summerhill Winery
James Hay Marmalade Cat Cafe
Kinga Cache Lounge
Kristi Neumann Wine + Art, Wilbur’s Piano bar
Live Music Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Live music Kelowna Curling Club, Tattoo Festival
Mike Huber and Jeff Piattelli West Kelowna Music in the Park
On the Frontline / White Chocolate Thunder Fernandos Pub
Rann Berry Kelowna Lake City Casino 
Rock Theme weekend Parks Alive, Kerry Park
Rumble 100 The Blue Gator
Shake A Leg O’Flannigans Pub
The Wooden Horsemen Doc Willoughby’s Pub
Trashcan Panda Muninn’s Pub
Ukelele Bruce Blind Tiger Vineyards

The Northern Pikes free concert – Sunday, July 23rd in Jim Stuart Park

(Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Kelowna, BC) – Multi-JUNO Nominees “The Northern Pikes” will headline a special, free concert event this Sunday, July 23rd in Jim Stuart Park as part of a summer long series of activities produced by Festivals Kelowna in celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial year.  Joined by Kelowna native Kevin Kane from “The Grapes of Wrath”, this free concert will also feature award-winning artists from Alberta and Quebec from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

“The ‘Canada 150 Concerts presented by Valley First’ is a fun way for our community to enjoy some of Canada’s most talented musical artists during this special year,” enthuses Renata Mills, Executive Director for Festivals Kelowna. “I think many folks in Kelowna will be reliving their youth with ‘The Northern Pikes’ and singing along to the hits, myself included.”  Hit singles like “Teenland”, “She Ain’t Pretty”, and “Things I do For Money” rocketed the Saskatchewan rockers into stardom, where they toured internationally and opened for acts like David Bowie and Duran Duran.

Hitting the stage at 8:00 pm, “The Northern Pikes” will be joined in the line-up by Francophone artists “Mélisande” at 5:30 performing a blend of pop with traditional Quebec folk music, followed by Alberta Country music rising star “Tim Hus” at 6:30, dubbed the next “Stompin’ Tom” by Connors himself.

“We encourage people to make a night of it,” explains Mills. “With an early start time, pack a picnic dinner or buy some treats from the food vendors onsite, take part in the games and activities by Park n’ Play and the Valley First Event Team, and settle in for a great summer evening.”  Event partners TROIKA Developments will also be onsite with information about their latest community projects, Canada 150 SWAG will be given away, and the performing artists will have CD’s available to buy during the show. Free to attend, the concert is all ages appropriate.

Additional concert information can be found at www.FestivalsKelowna.com and on facebook at the Festivals Kelowna page and the concert event page.

A very special thank you to the Department of Canadian Heritage for their support of this project /

Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada, our presenting Partner Valley First,

the City of Kelowna, a key supporter of community-focused accessible, cultural events, our

Community Partner TROIKA Developments, and our media partners 101.5 EZ Rock, AM1150, and

99.9 SUN FM.

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Media inquiries:

Renata Mills

Executive Director

Rmills@FestivalsKelowna.com

 

Friday Live Music

Friday, July 14th, 2017 venue
Air Cool Tunes Marmalade Cat Cafe
Anna Jacysyzn Jazz Nights at Muninn’s Pub
Bag-o-Beetz Doc Willoughby’s Pub
Black Friday Fernandos Pub
Feel Good Folk Parks Alive, Kerry Park
Hank Stallion O’Flannigans Pub
Jimmy Leguilloux Band The Blue Gator
Live Music Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Margit Sky Project Kelowna Lake City Casino 
Mike Huber Blind Tiger Vineyards
Moni Funk Cache Lounge
Poppa Dawg Wine + Art, Wilbur’s Piano bar
Snak the Ripper Sapphire
Swamp Honey / Impulse Response West Kelowna Music in the Park
Terence Jack OK Corral