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Folk music tour: Ellen Froese & Derek Curtis @ The Grateful Fed
Sep 23 @ 9:00 pm

Coming together over the Canadian Border, Ellen Froese and Derek Curtis will be touring across Western Canada and playing their folk music from Saskatchewan through British Columbia. With Ellen hailing from Saskatoon and Derek from Nashville, this co-national tour will be full of songs and stories of two young minds. Both artist are coming out with their first albums this year and will be playing those songs plus ones from their other works.

The duo also plays in Salmon Arm Barley Station on Sept 21.

Hailing from a dairy farm in Saskatchewan, young hip-swinger-folk-singer Ellen Froese is not Joan Baez or a sheep, but the vibrato in her voice may tell otherwise. As both a solo folk artist and a member of the bluegrass/folk group In With The Old, there is no doubt that Ellen is a busy bee as she balances the multiple performances and projects of her two artistic endeavours.

Whether performing a traditional tune or a freshly penned original, the multi-instrumentalist does it with an air of authenticity – all empered with a healthy dose of self-deprecation.

Ellen will be releasing her second solo album in September 2017, followed by a tour of Western Canada.

Originally from the heart of New England in northeastern United States, Derek Curtis first fell in love with the folk music of Greenwich Village from the 60’s of New York City. For the past 6 years now, he has been based out of Nashville TN playing in the home of country music. As a student of american songwriting, his sound now blends the folky songwriting with the tradtional country and bluegrass styles he's come to learn.

His newly released debut album “Carpetbagger” is the retrospective of time in both the north and south and which side he now calls home.

Burton Cummings @ Kelowna’s Community Theatre
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm

Canadian music icon to perform in Kelowna in October

Burton Cummings, one of the most celebrated rock artists in Canadian music history, will perform at Kelowna’s Community Theatre at 7;30 p.m. on Tuesday October 17 as part of his Up Close & Alone B.C. Tour.

His vocal prowess has been rated among the finest in rock music in North America, and his extensive catalogue of songs is the envy of his contemporaries. Burton is that rare artist who has transcended time, genres and generations, with a body of work that continues to resonate with fans both old and new, and he continues at the top of his game as a performer, singer, songwriter, and recording artist second to none.

With Canada’s original rock ’n’ roll superstars The Guess Who, Burton scored an unprecedented string of international hit singles and albums including, AMERICAN WOMAN, THESE EYES, LAUGHING, NO TIME, SHARE THE LAND, ALBERT FLASHER, STAR BABY, CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN, and many more, all written or co-written by Burton.

Purchase tickets at or by phone at 250-762-5050 or at the Prospera Place Box office.


Downtown Kelowna Small Shop Saturday @ Downtown Kelowna
Oct 21 all-day
Downtown Kelowna Small Shop Saturday @ Downtown Kelowna

Downtown Kelowna Small Shop Saturday is back on October 21, 2017 to celebrate that small business is a big deal. Do some shopping. Win prizes. Meet new friends at a restaurant. And don’t forget to say hello to the nice people inside these businesses. There are over 100 shops passing the saving onto you! The City of Kelowna will sweeten the deal with FREE PARKING on the street and in the three parkades (Library, Memorial & Chapman). That's over 2,000 parking stalls so there'll be a free spot with your name written all over it.

Just Announced: The Tragically Hip Tribute Night @ Fernando's Pub
Nov 1 @ 9:00 pm

WED NOVEMBER 1, 2017 - 9:00 PM
Tiger Moon
The Tragically Hip Tribute Night
with: Joshua Smith, Devon Coyote, Garrett Scatterty, Mitch Howanyk

Fernando's Pub
279 Bernard Ave
Kelowna, Canada

Starting at 9:00pm after our Trivia Night session, we have several Local Bands giving their respect and tribute to Gord Downie.

A night to honour Gord Downie, featuring some of the Okanagan's brightest and best talents!

$5 cover with all proceeds going directly to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research - Sunnybrook Foundation.

ChangeUp 3: Innovating for Social Change @ Kelowna Community Theatre
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Okanagan Changemakers is hosting third audience-voting pitch competition in Kelowna, ChangeUP 3: Innovating for Social Change. Headlining the event is Global Entrepreneur of the Year, Murad Al-Katib, founder of AGT Foods and Ingredients based in Saskatchewan.

Six local groups will have the opportunity to pitch live at the Kelowna Community Theatre in hopes of winning cash and in-kind services. The evening will recognize the best social impact initiatives in the Okanagan Valley with audience real-time voting.

Top prize is $5,000 and mentorship in kind from KPMG, second prize is $3,000 and third is $1,000.

AGT Foods is a global leader in lentils and other pulses, buying form local producers and selling them around the world. Started and is still headquartered in Regina, Murad has helped it grow into one of the world’s largest lentil companies, handling about a quarter of the global supply.

Come connect with local social entrepreneurs who are pushing the boundaries and leading with their hearts as they tackle the social issues of our communities through a unique business model. It truly is an inspiring night.

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