Live music

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko is featured in the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra's presentation of Musical Giants. (Contributed)

Symphony brings Musical Giants to Okanagan stages

Church will host show Feb. 12, as Vernon Performing Arts Centre’s stage is being repaired

 

Oleg Skrypka and his band Vopli Vidopliasova are playing at Rutland Centennial Hall on Saturday night, Jan. 21. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Ukrainian rock legend bringing concert to Kelowna

Tickets are available online, at the door for the show at Rutland Centennial Hall on Saturday night

 

Concertgoers gather for the Music in the Park summer concert series at the Sicamous Beach Park on Aug. 8, 2022. (Sicamous and District Chamber of Commerce photo)

Applications open for Sicamous Music in the Park summer concerts

Concerts to be held Mondays starting July 3

 

Country star Lee Brice is bringing his ‘Beer Drinking Opportunity’ tour to Kelowna in April. (@Leebrice/Instagram)

Country music star Lee Brice coming to Kelowna’s Prospera Place

Brice is playing at Prospera Place on Wednesday, April 12

Country star Lee Brice is bringing his ‘Beer Drinking Opportunity’ tour to Kelowna in April. (@Leebrice/Instagram)
Kevin Flynn and Cathy Bartsch take in the first gig of the 2022 Wednesday on the Wharf (WOW) concert series at Salmon Arm’s Marine Peace Park. Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 iteration of WOW. (File photo)

Popular Salmon Arm outdoor concert series returns for 30th year

Applications being accepted for 2023 Wednesday on the Wharf performances at Marine Peace Park

Kevin Flynn and Cathy Bartsch take in the first gig of the 2022 Wednesday on the Wharf (WOW) concert series at Salmon Arm’s Marine Peace Park. Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 iteration of WOW. (File photo)
Summerland resident Debi Johnson calms a busy Penticton Regional Hospital with the soothing sounds of her harp on Wednesday, Jan. 4. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

VIDEO: Soothing sounds of harp calm busy Penticton hospital

Debi Johnson said the sounds of her harp has a calming effect on both patients and staff

Summerland resident Debi Johnson calms a busy Penticton Regional Hospital with the soothing sounds of her harp on Wednesday, Jan. 4. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The Hip Replacements are coming to Penticton’s Slackwater Brewing for a New Year’s party. (Facebook)

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton: New Year’s edition

Tribute to the Tragically Hip, No Doubt and fireworks at Apex all coming up

The Hip Replacements are coming to Penticton’s Slackwater Brewing for a New Year’s party. (Facebook)
Casey Cawston and Dianne Clifton were invited up on stage by Kane Brown, with Cawston giving a shoutout to their hometown of Keremeos. (Facebook)

Video: B.C. couple get dance of a lifetime on stage at Kane Brown concert

The couple were invited up at the Vancouver show and gave their hometown a shoutout

Casey Cawston and Dianne Clifton were invited up on stage by Kane Brown, with Cawston giving a shoutout to their hometown of Keremeos. (Facebook)
Cod Gone Wild are making the rounds intimate Christmas shows around the Okanagan. (Wayne Emde photography

Cod goes wild in Okanagan rounds

Newfie-inspired band spreading Christmas cheer

Cod Gone Wild are making the rounds intimate Christmas shows around the Okanagan. (Wayne Emde photography
Pianist Jim Johnston, tenor saxophone player Sandy Cameron, vocalist Andrea Bajova and trombone player Rich Thorne pose for a photo before their Merry Kriz show on Dec. 22 2022. (Rebecca Willson/ photo)

SNAPSHOT: Salmon Arm Shuhorn Band jazzed for winter concert

Members of the jazz ensemble pose for a snowy shot

Pianist Jim Johnston, tenor saxophone player Sandy Cameron, vocalist Andrea Bajova and trombone player Rich Thorne pose for a photo before their Merry Kriz show on Dec. 22 2022. (Rebecca Willson/ photo)
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon Band beats to third generation drum

Girls Trumpet Band is in its 75th year with new drum major

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
(Fireside music festival/Contributed)

Fireside Music Festival turns up the heat with its return to Kelowna

The festival takes place from Feb. 3-5 at BNA and RedBird Brewing

(Fireside music festival/Contributed)
Chetwynd, B.C. artist Teigen Gayse cools down the audience with a cover of Harry Styles' Watermelon Sugar during her afternoon performance on day two of the  Monashee Music Festival, Saturday, July 23, 2022. (File photo)

Monashee Music Festival organizer wants more camping options in Sicamous for 2023

Festival’s Andy Bowie addressed council about lack of accommodation, permits

Chetwynd, B.C. artist Teigen Gayse cools down the audience with a cover of Harry Styles' Watermelon Sugar during her afternoon performance on day two of the  Monashee Music Festival, Saturday, July 23, 2022. (File photo)
Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)

Blake Shelton coming to Vancouver Island as Sunfest headliner

The Cowichan country music festival returns to Laketown Ranch Aug. 3 to 6, 2023

Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)
ROOTSandBLUES Festival headliner Tom Cochrane rocked the MainStage on Aug. 19, 2022. (File photo)

Summer dreams of Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Festival start with ticket sales

Tickets and camping passes will be available beginning Dec. 5

ROOTSandBLUES Festival headliner Tom Cochrane rocked the MainStage on Aug. 19, 2022. (File photo)
Michael Kaeshammer brings his fiery style blend of jazz, boogie-woogie, and blues to Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)

Kaeshammer cranks out tunes in Okanagan

Fiery, boogie-woogie blues blend on stage

Michael Kaeshammer brings his fiery style blend of jazz, boogie-woogie, and blues to Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)
Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18l.

Headbanging metal bands Anthrax and Black Label Society coming to Penticton

Tickets for the Jan. 21 show at the SOEC go on sale this week

Anthrax, along with fellow Thrash Metal monsters Testament, are taking the stage at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook May 18l.
Relive the Music tours the Okanagan this month, stopping in Vernon Nov. 7. (Contributed)

Relive the Music rocks back to its Okanagan roots

It took a bar burning down for the band to be formed

Relive the Music tours the Okanagan this month, stopping in Vernon Nov. 7. (Contributed)
Hospital employee Shannon Bower (left) is hoping to give a special gift to Sir Elton John at his concert Friday evening. Her co-workers Berni Russell, who made Elton-style safety glasses, Kavita Dabla and manager Janine Lapierre, along with hospital foundation staff Terra Scheer, Andrea Woo, Tim Staunton, and Gabriella Matute are backing her ambitious goal. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Hey, Elton John, can you give Shannon a wave in the fourth row?

Langley woman’s last minute offer for a friend’s concert ticket has her hoping for the musician’s help

Hospital employee Shannon Bower (left) is hoping to give a special gift to Sir Elton John at his concert Friday evening. Her co-workers Berni Russell, who made Elton-style safety glasses, Kavita Dabla and manager Janine Lapierre, along with hospital foundation staff Terra Scheer, Andrea Woo, Tim Staunton, and Gabriella Matute are backing her ambitious goal. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Carol Todd holds a photograph of her late daughter Amanda Todd signed by U.S. singer Demi Lovato with the words "Stay Strong" in Port Coquitlam, B.C., on Sunday October 5, 2013. The Dutch man accused of extorting and harassing British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd more than a decade ago has pleaded not guilty to five criminal charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Okanagan Symphony strikes a chord on subject of suicide

OSO’s season opener includes a peice titled, My Name is Amanda Todd

Carol Todd holds a photograph of her late daughter Amanda Todd signed by U.S. singer Demi Lovato with the words "Stay Strong" in Port Coquitlam, B.C., on Sunday October 5, 2013. The Dutch man accused of extorting and harassing British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd more than a decade ago has pleaded not guilty to five criminal charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck