Mar 22, 2013 / 11:29 am
Last month I checked out a great new monthly event in Kelowna called OUR Coffeehouse (OUR - Organic, Unplugged, Roots/Raw). Its held at Reid Hall (Benvoulin Church 2279 Benvoulin Rd. in Kelowna) and doors open at 6:45, performances start around 7:15.
I'm hosted by local songwriter/mentor Jane Eamon. I'm not sure if you recall Jane Eamon but she was one of the songwriters that came together to write the Centennnial song for Kelowna. She has always had a heart for supporting the upcoming artists and songwriters of our community so its a perfect fit to have her host the night.
Arriving at Benvoulin Church it reminded me more of a house concert than any other type of concert event. There were new performers hitting the stage for their very first time, pro's simply showing up to share thier passion and skill, and nicely rounded out by featuring one of our local headline acts (that week is was Cowboy Bob). The evening is truly a sampling of some of the Okanagan's best talent.
If your interested in performing at the event simply sign up to take a 10 minute spot during their Open Mic component.
Here is the Creative Director for the the newly established Association of Artists for Creative Alliance non-profit society, Andrew Smith talking about the event and the society.
The video ends with a song by a local classical guitar player. I will add his name onto the youtube video once I track it down:
It was a great night of creative creativitiy and a showcase of some amazing local talent. So if your clear next Wednesday swing by for a cozy concert at the Benvoulin Church.
I also recently picked up a new camera and this was the first event I've used it at. Its a Lytro camera and it allows you to focus after the fact. Experiment with it.
Simply click on differant parts of the picture to have them come into focus.
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