TGIF: Penticton and South Okanagan concerts and events listings

Redeye Empire is just one of many bands playing at the Desert Live Music Festival in Osoyoos. This is a free event running from June 27 to July 1. - Submitted Photo
Redeye Empire is just one of many bands playing at the Desert Live Music Festival in Osoyoos. This is a free event running from June 27 to July 1.
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June 27 — Brent Tyler and Joshua Smith at the Dream Café.

June 27 — World champion fingerstyle guitarist Don Alder at Opus Cafe in Penticton. Tickets are $20 and available in advance at the Opus Cafe in the Cannery Trade Centre.

June 27 to July 1 — Desert Live Music Festival, a free, outdoor multi-genre festival showcasing Canadian music. Rock, reggae, soul, funk, blues. For more info visit www.desertlive.ca.

June 28 — The Boom Booms, a funk/soul band, is performing at Tinhorn Creek Winery amphitheater at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30.

June 28 — Power rock trio TR2, who perform classic rock tunes from the 1960s and 1970s are playing at Decoy’s Pub at 7 p.m. No cover.

June 28 — Canada’s prairie balladeer Scott Cook at the Dream Café.

July 1 ­— Bob Bricker, Joe’s Garage and Paul Gibbons play at the Barking Parrot patio on Canada Day.

July 3 — Nankama Drum & Dance at Music in The Park at the Kiwanis Stage at the Oliver Community Stage bandshell from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

July 4 — Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce boogie blues band at the Dream Café.

July 4 and 5 — Paul Gibbons performs at the Barking Parrot Patio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

July 5 — Wined it Up CD release party at the Firehall Brewery Back Alley Concert Series in Oliver. Gates at 6:30 p.m., music at 7 p.m. Tickets pre-sold at Firehall Bistro for $12.

July 6 — The Penticton Concert Band perform a free concert at the Gyro Park Bandshell in Penticton from 7 to 9 p.m.

July 6 — African Children’s Choir at the Summerland Baptist Church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Entry by donation.


June 27 to 28 — The Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival including headliner Bill Cherry performing on Saturday at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Competition begins in Gyro Park on Saturday with the finals running on Sunday. Gospel morning on Sunday.

June 28 — Stand up comedy at the Copper Mug Pub at 8:30 p.m. Sean Lecomber and Dave Merheje with Train Wreck Comedy. Tickets are $10.

June 29 — Art In The Vines at Township 7 Winery from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy the work of over 20 artists, artisans and crafters, music by local band Jo & the Soul. Entrance by donation.

July 3 — Penticton Downtown Summer Art Walk from 5 to 7 p.m. Participating galleries include Front Street Gallery, Lloyds Gallery, Picture This Gallery, YGO Studio, Caroline’s Boutique, Kindrie Grove Studios and Tumbleweed Gallery.

July 3 to 26 — Many Hats Theatre Company presents Caught In The Net. Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22/$19 at the Wine Country Visitor’s Centre.

July 5 — The Penticton Scottish Festival and Highland Games featuring bagpiping, dancing, heavy events, sheep dogs and entertainment including the Celtic band Kinship.

July 5 — Penticton Art Gallery’s 37th annual fundraising auction Tastes of the Palette. Featuring Penticton chefs and restaurants creating unique hors d’oeurves and door prizes. Tickets are $55 and available at the art gallery.

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