Parks Alive, Music in the Park and Live in Lake Country

Its that time of year again with parks around Kelowna having live music almost every night of the week.

Kerry Park – Fridays and Saturdays, full schedule
July 6th and 7th

6:00 – Shut Up Patrick (Rock; 3pc)

7:00  – The Slam Dogs (Rock; 3pc)

8:15 – Lefty (Rock;4pc)


July 6th with Black Cat Soul and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne

Live in Lake Country every Saturday Night!



La Lupita presents the Major Mambo Trio

La Lupita presents the Hot Latin sounds of the Major Mambo Trio (Maggie Ponzo Cotton, Patricia Dalgleish and Trevor Salloum) the first and third Friday of every month7-9pm
Great music, food and hospitality. La Lupita Restaurant, 1570 Water Street
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2018 Armstrong MetalFest – July 13th and 14th in Armstrong, BC

amf-2018-poster-final-01This year marks a huge milestone with AMF celebrating 10 years of metal in the Okanagan. What first began as a backyard show has now grown into one of Western Canada’s best mountain moshpits in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. The festival has anchored itself as one of the largest gatherings of metalheads from across Western Canada and beyond.

This year’s line up of over 30 bands features headliners w/ Kataklysm, Sarah Longfield, Archspire, The Kennedy Veil, Neck of The Woods and more! for the largest mosh pit in the Okanagan! with the perfect back drop of mountains, camping and metal! All on July 13th and 14th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC.

We Hunt Buffalo with Frig Off! at Docs, May 31st


We Hunt Buffalo create songs with hard hitting, fuzz rock grooves and psychedelic overtones. It’s a culmination of many years playing music together in a small suburb of Vancouver, Canada.

“Not only do Vancouver’s We Hunt Buffalo have an arsenal of riffs so endorphin-releasingly huge you’ll be wanting to take on wild beasts with your bare hands for suitable sacrifice, their new album, Living Ghosts soars into lush, psychedelic territories that suggest its exhilarating, aerated grooves were composed whilst riding a pterodactyl” – Metal Hammer

“We Hunt Buffalo has crafted a record with equal parts Nordic heavy and Californian sun to sound unique enough to turn heads yet remain indebted enough to their predecessors to be instantly recognizable” – The Sludgelord

“Living Ghosts is one hell of a chunky slab of heavy stoner rock. From beginning to end its packed full of fuzzed-up stomping riffs, pounding bass-lines and stadium-filing drums” – Heavy Planet

Dave Gunning – June 8th

The Lantern Folk Roots Music Society presents


June 8, 2018

House Concert

2279 Selkirk Dr. Kelowna

Doors 7:00 pm             Concert 7:30 pm

 “Truly, what makes Gunning so remarkable as an entertainer is his rare gift to be able to befriend the audience as a whole from the stage throughout the course of the concert. – The Guardian

Eleven albums in, Dave Gunning has become a truly masterful songwriter, one who has earned real peer respect from such Canadian folk songwriting legends as Ron Hynes, David Francey, and James Keelaghan. “I grew up listening to people like Ron Hynes,” says Dave. “I look up to them but then it hits me sometimes that I’m their peer and they like my stuff too. It’s a weird headspace, flipping from being a fan to being a peer.” His latest offering is called Lift, a straight forward acoustic gem.

Co-writing with his peers has had a major impact on Gunning. “The co-writing process has really helped my career, as it helps you keep the energy momentum going,” he explains. “Gunning’s recording career is now a full two decades in length (his debut album, Lost Tracks, came out in 1996). Along with richly-deserved peer respect, he has also earned a shelf full of music industry awards. That tally now stands at eight East Coast Music Awards and two Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus a 2012 Juno Award nomination in the Roots & Traditional Solo Album of the Year category for his album …a tribute to John Allan Cameron, a compelling homage to another of Dave’s Maritime musical heroes.

His songwriting skill has also been internationally recognized, with earlier tunes scoring victories and high placings in some major international songwriting competitions. As a fervent hockey fan, Gunning was also thrilled to win the CBC’s hotly-contested Hockey Night In Canada Song Quest in 2014 with “A Game Goin’ On”, a co-write with David Francey.

Give yourself a Lift and check out the work of an authentic artist at his creative peak.

Tickets are available at ABC Hobby in Kelowna and Mad Hatter Bookstore in West Kelowna as well as online at starting May 25.


Lantern Folk Roots Music Society presents Braden Gates this Friday!

“Braden Gates is one of those singer/songwriters that stops your drunken conversation
and makes you say, “Who the **** is that singing?” — Vue Weekly

Gates’ warm and slightly gravelly voice relays stories that are funny and heartbreaking — usually over the course of the same tune. He is a born raconteur who has been compared with a young Loudon Wainwright.

Full of wit and wisdom, folksy charm and sharp observations, Gates’ compositions are relevant and very rooted in the present —even if he plays that fiddle and picks that guitar like an artist well beyond his years. We were struck by that dichotomy when we first heard him at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival last year. The Alberta singer/songwriter is only in his mid-twenties.

$20.00 tickets are available at ABC Hobby in Kelowna,
The Mad Hatter Bookstore in West Kelowna or for your convenience,
may be purchased here using PayPal.
A paypal account is not required and paypal accepts all major credit cards.