TGIF: Penticton and South Okanagan concerts and events listings


July 31 — Singer-songwriter Zakiya Hooker at the Dream Café. Tickets are $36.

July 31 — Diva Night at Music in the Park in Oliver Community Park featuring Hilary Drummond, Carol Sheridan and Samantha Marsel from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Aug. 1 —Jazzcool! program culminates with a concert at the Shatford Centre. Concert is from 1 to 4 p.m.

Aug. 1 — Motown souls, French pop spirits and rock and roll hearts encapsule 2009 Juno nominated Chic Gamine who are performing at the Dream Café. Tickets are $18.

Aug. 1 — Uncorked perform in Gyro Park at 7 p.m. in Penticton.

Aug. 1 to 3 — Boonstock Music and Arts festival featuring headliners Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, City and Colour, Armin Van Buren, Classified and many more.

Aug. 1 to 3 — Gord McLaren performs at the Barking Parrot Patio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Aug. 2 — Johnny’s Hat at Firehall Brewery in Oliver. No minors. Gates at 6:30 p.m., music at 7 p.m. Tickets pre-sold at Firehall Bistro for $12.

Aug. 2 — The World’s Largest Trio perform at 7 p.m. at Gyro Park in Penticton.

Aug. 3 — Michael Burgess Sings Again with pianist Carol Colpitts at the Oliver Community Bandshell. Gates open at 4 p.m. and concert is at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. Food garden available. Concert is a fundraiser for Highway to Healing. Tickets are $25 and available at Paw Prints Studio and Gallery, Winemaster and Front Street Gallery in Penticton. Or, purchase a ticket for $35 at the gate.

Aug. 5 and 6 — Old time roots gospel married with New Orleans blues at the Dream Café with Mike Farris. Tickets are $34.

Aug. 7 — Mat Duffus and Rick De Fehr, the Pro Bonos, perform every Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the 1912 Kaleden Restaurant.

Aug. 8 — Alice in Chains with opener The Pack A.D. at the SOEC.

Aug. 9 and 10 — Jim Byrnes, a great story teller, musician and actor is performing at the Dream Café.

Aug. 14 — Rising stars Kansas Lee Hatherly and Matthew Thomas perform at the Oliver Community Stage bandshell from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Aug. 14 — Kathmandu perform at the Naramata Heritage Inn at 7 p.m.

Aug. 14 — Little Miss Higgins and the Winnipeg Five performing at the Dream Café.

Aug. 15 — Willy Blizzard performs in Gyro Park at 7 p.m. in Penticton as part of the free concert series Sunshine Cabaret.

Aug. 15 and 16— Oscar Lopez and his powerful, fiery hot Latin guitar grooves at the Dream Café. Tickets $34.

Aug. 15 and 16 — Chico performs at the Naramata Heritage Inn in the Cobblestone Wine Bar at 7 p.m.

Aug. 16 — The Pernell Reichart Band and Jordan Dean perform  in Gyro Park at 7 p.m. in Penticton as part of the free concert series Sunshine Cabaret.

Aug. 17 — Peter Karrie and Melina Moore perform songs from Phantaom of The Opera at Bench 1775. Show is from 7 to 10 p.m. and tickets are $40.

Aug. 20 — Heather Blush performing at the Dream Café.

Aug. 21 — Jazz Out West perform light jazz standards and big ballads at the Oliver Community Stage bandshell from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Aug. 21 — Brisas Del Palmar from Santiago, Cuba perform at the Dream Café.

Aug. 21 — Sax Among Friends with special guest Yanti perform at the Naramata Heritage Inn at the Cobblestone Wine Bar at 7 p.m.

Aug 22 to 24 — Ponderosa Arts and Music Festival in Rock Creek. Artists scheduled to perform include Good for Grapes, Pants and Animals, Blouse, The Funk Hunters and more.

Aug. 23 — The Odds perform at Tinhorn Creek Winery amphitheatre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45.

Aug. 29 and 20 — Eric Bibb performs at the Dream Café.


July 31 to Aug. 3 — Liquidity Wines in Okanagan Falls is hosting Clusterfest as fine artists, performers and musicians from around the world participate in a nine-day artist series. Every night a 45 minute performance takes place in Liqouidity’s intimate wine making building from 8 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25. www.clusterfest.ca.

Aug. 2 and 3 — Custom truck and car show Jacked and Juiced presented by JCI Penticton and Boyd Autobody and Glass at Skaha Lake Park starting at 10 a.m. Free admission. All-ages event with food vendors, two day beverage garden on the beach, bouncy castle and rock wall for the kids. Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Aug. 4 — B.C. Day Family Party in the Park at Gyro Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Family entertainment, crafts, cake cutting at noon, live music ending with the Penticton Big Band at 5:30 p.m.

Aug. 5 — Join Downtown Penticton for the Backstreet is Peachy Peach Festival party from 5 to 9 p.m. Live music and entertainment, market vendors, special peach themed food and beverages, view the Peach Bin race cars on display and pick your favourite to support for the upcoming charity race happening on Aug. 6 at noon.

Aug. 6 to 10 — The 67th annual Penticton Peach Festival is four days of free, family fun including a parade, live music and much more.

Until  Aug. 7 — Front Street Gallery welcomes guest photographic artist David Johnson.

Aug. 8 to 21 — Front Street Art Gallery welcomes guest artist Peter Scott with his paintings in acrylic and watercolour.

Aug. 22 — The Royal LePage Street Dance returns with four hours of free music, games and entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. in the 200 and 300 blocks on Main Street. Featuring En Karma.

Sept. 12 — A Taste of Valley View Farm at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Five courese, five wines, one unforgettable night. Entertainment by Paul Gibbons and Joe Richards. Tickets are $99 (plus taxes and fees). Call 250-493-8221 for more information.

Sept. 13 — Naramata bench Tailgate party at Poplar Grove Winery from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wine tasting, local cuisine, music and ceelbrating Naramata’s 1950s culture. Tickets are $95 (plus taxes and fees) and can be purchased at www.naramatabench.com or by phone 1-800-663-1900.

Sept. 19 — The Great Grape Lake Stomp at the Penticton Lakeside Resort from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Barbecue buffet, glass of wine, entry to private beach, DJ music and stomping entertainment. Local celebrity judges and prizes for stomping teams. Tickets are $25 or teams are $10 per person. For more information call 250-493-8221.

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