Great live music around Kelowna – every night of the week! July 19-23

Great week for live music!  See you at Sarson’s Beach tomorrow night!  See you at the Jazz & Blues Fest in City Park this weekend!

Tue Jul 19
Parks Alive Disco/Funk Night featuring Moni Funk & The Groovemachine – Sarson’s beach
Kingdom Cloud, Little Jungles, and Super Dew – Fernando’s Taqueria on Bernard

Wed Jul 20
Parks Alive K96.3 Wednesday Night Showcase Legends of Classic Rock – Island Stage, Waterfront Park
The Malarkeys – Bike Shop Cafe
Fred Eaglesmith – Creekside Theatre

Thu Jul 21
Ciara Salloum – The Bonfire Grill at The Cove Lakeside Resort
Scott Thielmann – Cabana Bar and Grille
Poppa Dawg – Memphis Blues BBQ House

Fri Jul 22
Loni Moger – The Bonfire Grill at The Cove Lakeside Resort
Jeff Piattelli – Duncan’s Bistro and Bar
Blue City – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Scott Thielmann – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Crosstown Bus – The Blue Gator
Radio Lifeline – O’Flannigans Pub
Ballgag N Chaing Gang – Grateful Fed

Sat Jul 23
Kelowna Jazz And Blues Festival – Kelowna City Park (noon – 10pm)
Pyramid featuring Danielle Kozlowski on vocals – Kelowna Jazz and Blues Festival
Dan DeGRYP – Vibrant Vines Winery
The Little Stevies – Streaming Cafe
Brave New Waves – Doc Willoughby’s
Cheeky Monkeys – Cabana Bar and Grille
Cod Gone Wild – Creekside Theatre
Blue City – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Scott Thielmann – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Crosstown Bus – The Blue Gator
Thunder and Lightning – Grateful Fed
Radio Lifeline – O’Flannigans Pub

20+ options for live music around Kelowna this weekend – July 8th and 9th!!

Plan ahead for a busy weekend of live music around Kelowna!

Fri Jul 8
Parks Alive – 101.5 EZ Rock Theme Weekend – Kelowna Pride Stage, Kerry Park
Ciara Salloum – Duncan’s Bistro and Bar
Johnny V – The Bonfire Grill at The Cove Lakeside Resort
Jon Bone & Karuna Vibes – Grateful Fed
Tonight We Burn The Sky Red / Empyria / Villian Avian Symphony / Krousis – Flashbacks
Rann Berry & the Random Act. – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Steppin’ Out – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Studebaker John – The Blue Gator
Tony Dizon –  O’Flannigans Pub

Sat Jul 9
Fighting Orange – Vibrant Vines Winery at 2pm
Pop Goes the Cork with Danielle Kozlowski –  Mary Irwin Theatre – Rotary Centre for the Arts
Parks Alive – 101.5 EZ Rock Theme Weekend  – Kelowna Pride Stage, Kerry Park
Jeff Piattelli – Cabana Bar and Grille
Fish & Bird –  Streaming Cafe
Barb Samuel – The Old Bike Shop Cafe
The Resignators – Doc Willoughby’s
Blackberry Wood – The Minstrel Cafe
Rann Berry & the Random Act. – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Steppin’ Out – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Studebaker John – The Blue Gator
Tony Dizon –  O’Flannigans Pub
Summer and Ice Jazz Night – Grateful Fed

Opportunities that are coming up for local artists!

I just wanted to pass on some opportunities that are coming up for local artists that you should all be aware of!

First of all… Music BC will be hosting a SchMusic Party at Habitat on Friday, June 3rd from 6pm-9pm. This is a chance for local artists and industry to meet, mingle and build contacts in a relaxed atmosphere. June 3rd also marks the submissions launch for K96.3’s K Comp Vol. 2 which is a compilation made up of emerging artists from around the Okanagan. The night will also give you the opportunity to learn more about Music BC and the K Comp as well as give you the opportunity to sign up for both! The event is free to attend (even for non-Music BC members) and will also feature a live performance from K Comp Vol. 1 artist Windborn.

For more information on Music BC you can visit www.musicbc.org and for more info on the K Comp visit www.k963.fm.

Second, we have a great festival blooming in Kelowna called Pop Okanagan – a legacy event to replace BreakOut West that happened here last year because it was such a huge success. The festival will take place from October 13th – 16th around a number of Downtown Kelowna venues. Submissions are now open for artists to take part in the festival and you can download the application form atwww.popokanagan.com. You can also find a little more information about the festival on the site.

If you have any questions about any of these events/opportunities don’t hesitate to contact Pyper Geddes

Looks like a busy month of live music events around Kelowna!

Spring is in the air and Kelowna is gearing up for a busy month of live music events around town.  Let’s hope this momentum carries into the summer with lots of great festivals & events.  Since BreakOut West in October, we’ve been seeing more local venues supporting live music, and let’s hope that continues.

Here’s a few upcoming highlights!

AwesomeOkanagan.com Launch Party at the Laurel Packinghouse April 16th!  The launch party will encompass all that Awesome Okanagan (A-OK) represents including live music, fashion shows, food and beverage vendors, art installments, local exhibitors as well as some great door prizes f…rom participating businesses

Lots of upcoming rock shows at Flashbacks and O’Flanigans – sixdecibels rocks Kelowna!

BC Interior Music Awards – Sat. April 23rd 2011 7pm at the Kelowna Community Theatre… 24 Awards… 8 Performances!!  See the regions best new music talent recognized for excellence.

Check out WHAT’S ON Podcast for music and info about local shows and touring artists passing through Kelowna in April!

Johnny Clegg, Buddy Guy and more at the Kelowna Community Theatre!

April 15-16th- So much going on this weekend, lots to choose from!

So much going on this weekend, lots to choose from!

Fri Apr 15

Scott Theillman – Pheasant & Quail Pub
LESLIE ALEXANDER & JENNY ALLEN – The Minstrel Cafe
My Pet Lion with The Flu – Grateful Fed
The Blue Healers – Tom Collins Pub
Random Act – The Blue Gator
Colt 45 – O’Flannigans Pub
FOOTWERK – OASIS & Sapphire Nightclub

Sat Apr 16

Leah West and Sasha Lewis  – The Old Bike Shop Cafe
Ambre McLean and Gabrielle Pappilon – Streaming Cafe
AwesomeOkanagan.com Launch Party – Laurel Packinghouse
THE BLUE CITY TRIO – The Minstrel Cafe
Random Act – The Blue Gator
Thunder and Lightening – Grateful Fed
Brand New Waves – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Colt 45 – O’Flannigans Pub

BREAKOUT WEST SUBMISSIONS CLOSE FRIDAY

Artists have one week left to submit their 2011 BreakOut West & WCMA application. The submission deadline is APRIL 15, 2011 at 11pm C.S.T. Visit www.breakoutwest.ca for submission guidelines, award category requirements and all submission information.

Travel funding will also be available along with traditional showcase support sources (FACTOR,  Music Industry Association, etc.) Those performers chosen to attend BreakOut West 2011 or perform on the Awards Show will be contacted regarding funding opportunities.

BreakOut West 2011 runs from October 20 – 23 in Whitehorse, Yukon

Hey Kelowna, who’s going to the Sasquatch Festival at the Gorge in May?

Friday, May 27: Foo Fighters, Smith Westerns, Against Me!, Death From Above 1979, The Bronx, Rival Schools.

Saturday, May 28: Death Cab for Cutie, Iron & Wine, Sleigh Bells, Robyn, Wolf Parade, The Thermals, Jenny & Johnny, The Head and the Heart, and lots, lots more.

Sunday, May 29: Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, Flogging Molly, Cold War Kids, Beach House, Reggie Watts, Sam Roberts Band, and lots, lots more.

Monday, May 30: Wilco, The Decemberists, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Old 97’s, Chromeo, Deerhunter, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, !!!, Best Coast, Surfer Blood, Black Mountain, and lots, lots more.

Full lineup

Sasquatch 2011 Lineup from World Famous on Vimeo.