Live music for Friday, March 1st

Friday, Mar. 1st, 2019 venue
Ancient Engines with Shut Up Patrick Fernandos Pub
Jazz Jam Marmalade Cat Cafe
Kytami Doc Willoughby’s Pub
Live Music Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Lucky Monkey O’Flannigans Pub
Moontricks w/MetaphOracle & pals Sapphire
Origami Army DunnEnzies Pizza
Poppa Dawg Vibrant Vine Winery
Rumble 100 The Blue Gator
Shari Ulrich Rotary Centre for the Arts
The Dirt Rich band OK Corral

Global Music Fest this Saturday

Global Music Fest takes place Saturday, February, 23, 2019 at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country from 6:30 – 10 pm.

The event will fill Lake Country’s Creekside Theatre and foyer with inspiring projects from our community and music from artists inspired by the world around them. The main stage features Cristian De La Luna, originally from Colombia and now residing in Edmonton, playing Latin rhythms with his four piece band. The group was winner of the Edmonton Music Awards Latin Recording of the Year in 2018 and was a hit with audiences at October’s BreakOut West festival in Kelowna. He will be sharing stories of his journey and his passion to contribute as part of his set. The Okanagan’s own upbeat heavy neo-soul group Leila Neverland’s Mountain Sound will warm up the stage, who are known for their audience engagement and storytelling.

Global Music Fest is part of the month long Global Citizen Events taking place in Kelowna and Lake Country through February, the organization’s mission is to entertain, educate and inspire to action. Global Music Fest is a fun way for our community to engage, inspired by the United Nations Sustainability Goals, fostering community locally around global challenges.

The teams participating in this years Global Sustainability Challenge will be sharing their projects in the foyer from 6:30 to 8:45 pm. Local Venezuelan Vegan food vendor Be Healthy Be Happy will be selling their cuisine and musician Ferhad Jafo will be playing a set on the oud. Sustainable Development Goal Yoga creator Tamara McLellan will engage the audience in the theatre before the main act hits the stage as well. The main stage music begins at 7:15pm with Mountain Sound and Cristian De La Luna taking the stage at 8:45 pm.

To get a preview of the artists, find them online to hear their music and see video’s at:

This event is made possible from funding by the District of Lake Country and the Government of Canada. The event is produced by Creative Okanagan Artist and Event Development Society with the Global Citizen Events Society.

Tickets are $26 including all fees and taxes and can be purchased from and at the door, if available.

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Live Music for Feb. 15th

Friday, Feb. 15th, 2019 venue
Chalia 2na and the House of Vibe Sapphire
Danny Michel Creekside Theatre, Lake Country
DoubleSharp Duo Vibrant Vine Winery
Ernest Anyway DunnEnzies Pizza
Firewatch Marmalade Cat Cafe
Florida Man Whiski-Jacks
Forty Foot Fred O’Flannigans Pub
Jon Bos The Blue Gator
Live Music Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Mr. M Doc Willoughby’s Pub
Post-Modern Connection Fernandos Pub
Stringers Munkey’s Fist Grill and Bar
Vanic Level


15 years ago – Bowie in Vancouver

David Bowie / Macy Gray
GM Place
Vancouver, BC
January 24th, 2004

Where you there?

Review from the Straight




The Lantern Folk Roots Society presents MEAGHAN BLANCHARD FEB 3, 2019


FEB 3, 2019
2665 Copper Ridge Dr, West Kelowna
Doors 7:00 pm Concert 7:30 pm

Meaghan Blanchard’s recent album, The Great Escape, released in 2018, was such an important project that she put her wedding dress (one of her most cherished possessions} up for sale in order to get it completed.

Raised by a family of musicians in the rolling hills of Prince Edward Island, Canada, Meaghan came by music honestly. Throughout her childhood, she sat side-stage at local community halls while her grandparent’s band would play “that good old-fashioned country music”. Meaghan’s grandmother was famous for crooning Patsy Cline’s “I Fall

To Pieces” to local audiences. Although known in the rural countryside as “the little girl with the beautiful voice”, Meaghan was a very shy child, but at the age of eleven her confidence grew as she learned how to accompany herself on her mother’s guitar.

She is a gifted guitarist, with her own blend of clawhammer/finger picking style and she pairs that with a crystal pure voice and a unique ability to write and tell stories through charming character driven songs.

Today, Meaghan is an acclaimed multiple award-winning artist who took home her second East Coast Music Award for her third album “She’s Gonna Fly”. She has performed for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, played 47 shows in 15 days at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and has toured extensively across Canada, the US and the UK.. Meaghan is also one third of the group The Eastern Belles (with Catherine MacLellan and Ashley Condon).

That beautiful down East sound is sure to be a cure for the winter doldrums. $20.00 tickets are available at ABC Hobby in Kelowna or Mad Hatter Bookstore in West Kelowna or online at starting Jan 5, 2019.

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My Fav concerts for 2018

It’s that time of year again. I started this in 2007, and continued in 20082009 and 2010,201120122013, 2014, 2016…. so here’s a look at some of my favourite shows this past year:

Top 10 concerts of 2018:

  1. Paul Simon – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC, May 16th, 2018
  2. Pearl Jam – Safeco Field, Seattle, Wa, August 8th, 2018
  3. Dave Matthews Band – RBC Bluesfest, Ottawa, On, July 11th, 2018
  4. Sturgill Simpson – RBC Bluesfest, Ottawa, On, July 13th, 2018
  5. Santana – Prospera Place, Kelowna, BC, March 8, 2018
  6. Beck – RBC Bluesfest, Ottawa, On, July 13th, 2018
  7. Foo Fighters – RBC Bluesfest, Ottawa, On, July 10th, 2018
  8. Our Lady Peace – Prospera Place, Kelowna, BC, March 30th, 2018
  9. Like A Motorcycle – Breakout west festival, Kelowna, BC, October 10-14, 2018
  10. The Psychedelic Furs – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, July 28th, 2018