Michael Kaeshammer in Penticton for a 5 night run – two nights left to go!

JAMES MILLER Michael Kaeshammer performs at The Dream Cafe, Tuesday through Saturday. Even with a rapidly expanding career, jazz pianist/vocalist Michael Kaeshammer always finds time in his schedule to include a five-night stand in Penticton. “The shows at The Dream Cafe are the only gigs I do every year where I contact the promoter and make sure that date is on this year’s touring schedule,” he said. “It’s... Read More

ROCK THE PEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL!

 by MATT GOMEZ – Penticton Herald Colleen Matchett, sponsorship coordinator of Rock the Peach, promises a great Rock the Peach festival. With its range of artists, village of vendors and activities for all ages, Rock the Peach Music Festival is a self-contained getaway, and it takes hold of Penticton this Friday. The three-day festival has been generating local buzz all summer, and its warm reception in Penticton so far promises a... Read More

Concert Review: Strings The Thing faculty concert in Penticton

By Roswitha Masson – Penticton Western News Liz Lupton (right) an instructor at Strings the Thing, a week long music camp, leads her students Koen Dyck (middle) and Natai Willms (left) during the student concert held at the Shatford Centre on Friday. Kristi Patton/Western News It was a treat to take in a recital at the beautifully renovated auditorium of Penticton Shatford Centre last Tuesday.   The high ceiling and the hardwood floor... Read More

The Sunshine Cabaret Music Extraganza is ON!

By Kristi Patton – Penticton Western News Romanza, will be returning to the Downtown Penticton Association Sunshine Cabaret in Gyro Park this summer. The concerts kick off this Friday with the Penticton Concert Band at 7 p.m. It is a summer staple in Penticton, and once again the Sunshine Cabaret will return to Gyro Park.     “It is a free event that is great for families to come and enjoy the music,” said Barb Haynes of the... Read More

Penticton DJ Colten Morelli & his Avicii experience

By Steve Waldner – Penticton Western News Penticton DJ Colten Morelli (left) and Johnny Ciardullo pump up the crowd for Avicii on Sunday night outside the South Okanagan Events Centre. Steve Waldner/Western News Over the past two years, 16-year-old Colten Morelli has come a long way in his DJ career — he’s gone from playing for a few of his friends to DJing a pre-show dance party for Avicii at the SOEC on Canada Day.   “Well,... Read More

Country Superstar Blake Shelton to Play Penticton in August

By Staff Writer – Penticton Western News Blake Shelton, Academy of Country Music male voice of the year, will perform in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Aug. 4.   The Oklahoma superstar is promising Penticton a boot-stomping good time after taking the country music spotlight in 2001. Shelton has received international attention for his versatile voice and catchy lyrics and is regarded as the genre’s most accomplished... Read More

John Mellencamp at SOEC: A Review

By Kristi Patton – Penticton Western News No encore? Forgivable when you have just witnessed a hall of famer perform with an amazing band backing him up.   Still, when John Mellencamp left the South Okanagan Events Centre stage on Thursday evening after saying thank you to the crowd, one would expect an encore. In fact, the whole building did. The SOEC shook with cheers and people pounding on the floor, stage and seats wanting more for... Read More

The Dharma Dolls at the Dream Cafe

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Art by the Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School at the Penticton Art Gallery

By Steve Waldner – Penticton Western News Students from the Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School will be sharing their artwork with the area in an exhibition at the Penticton Art Gallery opening on Friday.   While the school is a stones-throw away from Penticton, there are greater divisions between the reserve and the city than just the Parkway Channel, said Paul Crawford, curator and director of the Penticton Art Gallery.   “I would... Read More

Okanagan Rhythm Festival PREVIEW in downtown Penticton

By Kristi Patton – Penticton Western News A DJ, drum and dance party in Penticton on June 1 will act as a warm up for the Okanagan Rhythm Festival.   “It is the first time we have tried a party like this here, so it is a little experimental,” said Bobby Bovenzi, event organizer. “In the past I have drummed with DJs in bars and clubs and people have really enjoyed it. I love to drum along with a DJ because it gives a different... Read More

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