Things Heating Up!?

Indie Night In Canada

I know it’s January, but things are heating up in the Valley!  Thanks to some visionary individuals, the local music scene is getting a boost as far as venues to perform in, and potential National exposure!  Here’s an example:  Rileys has undergone a recent renovation and new ownership.  The new owner, Kerry Webster has added a major stage and professional sound system to the venue, and is preparing for a dynamic schedule of Live performances including our rich Local Talent and National Acts as well!  We can expect concerts, feature and themed events at Riley’s plus, for those so inclined a weekly Jam Session with the Slam Dogs-populated by members of Prism and Headpins!

On January 25th, the first of many Special Events will take place at the re-energised West Kelowna venue:  Riley’s presents: Indie Night In Canada: featuring Kelowna’s own: the Flu, and Fields Of Green

… plus Eric & Alexander!!  Of course, the Flu are celebrating the independent release of their self-titled debut, and Fields Of Green will be performing new material from their second up-coming release.  Eric & Alexander??—these two talented men are from the Castanet Garage Band winners, Scissorkick…a fantastic up & coming group of Rockers!  So, mark this one on your calendars—Saturday January 25th in West Kelowna, at Riley’s!-doors open at 6pm, and advance tickets are available at Riley’s plus the West Kelowna Petrocan.   A fantastic triple bandstand, and a chance for us to say thank-you to Riley’s new owner Kerry Webster…just one of several visionary individuals that are set to heat up the Okanagan’s Music Scene!!

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Upcoming Club/Concert Highlights:

The Blue Gator:   Pappa Dawg: (Wednesday Night Jams)      Jimmy LeGuilloux:   January 17th & 18th    Orio:  Jan. 23rd    Moni Funk:  Jan. 25th   Zamboni Brothers:   January 30th & 31st  Feb. 1st    Orio: Feb. 6th  Rann Barry:  Feb. 7th & 8th

Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub:   Michael Wood Band:  January 24th   The Steadies:  Feb. 15th                    Dope Soda:  Feb. 21st 

Dream Café:  Jim Byrnes:  January 24th & 25th (2014)

Flashbacks:   Down With Webster:   January 30th (2014)

The Green: (Vernon)   Sunday Night Jams-featuring  GTR   

Minstrel Café:    The Scattered Atoms:  January 17th & 18th 

O’Flannigan’s Pub:   Wild Son:  Jan. 24th   Jimmy Leguilloux Band:  Jan. 31st    Colt 45:  Feb. 7th & 8th   Chuck Norris Band:  Feb. 14th

Level Niteclub:  Death Angel with Special guests-Tyr:   Feb. 24th     

Notable Concerts:  

Prospera Place:   Hedley:   Feb. 15th    Chicago:  March 13th    ZZ Top:  March 20th Yes:   March 21st 2014

Kelowna Community Theatre:  Matt Anderson:   February 2nd   The Johnny Clegg Band:  April 27th 

South Okanagan Events Centre (Penticton):       Barenaked Ladies:   January 19th   Kenny Rogers:  February 27th    Florida Georgia Line:   April 10th

Interior Savings Centre (Kamloops):  Hedley:   February 16th   George Thorogood & The Destroyers:   May 1st 2014 

Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre:   Bryan Adams:   February 25th             The Wailers:   March 15th 


                 …if you have a musical story or news and would like me to write something… drop me a line at:  [email protected]  and let’s celebrate Kelowna’s rich and varied music community together!!.....

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We call him the Professor of Rock: With a career in music, television and media arts spanning 30 years, Atkinson knows music. He's traveled as a professional musician and he loves Rock 'N Roll. He is a music journalist who writes internationally for Frontier Records' Melodic Rock magazine and he owns FBA International a multifaceted management, consulting, promotional entity.

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