Penticton Ribfest

Penticton Ribfest will debut this year at Lake Okanagan Park on June 29, 30, July 1 & 2. The park will come alive  with a full weekend of fantastic family fun.  We will offer a rib cook-off between four champion barbecue teams from across Canada, music throughout the entire event, entertainment and activities for children and youth, as well as a beverage garden and loads of vendors. Organized by the Penticton Rotary Club, this event expects to attract up to 10,000 people
over
3 days raising funds for ongoing community projects for the citizens of Penticton.


Jul
2
6:45 PM18:45

JAYDEE BIXBY BAND

 Having performed on stage since childhood, Jaydee was only 17 when he participated in Canadian Idol in 2007, reaching the finals and finishing in second place. You’ve heard the saying “second place works harder”? From there, the young singer's life was a whirlwind of high-profile shows and media attention. He opened for icons like Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney and cracked the top 10 on the Canadian Albums Chart with his debut disc Cowboys and Cadillacs.  That was a few albums ago and Jaydee and the Band continue to work hard, performing upbeat tunes with down home roots.

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Jul
2
4:50 PM16:50

PURE TWANG ROCKABILLY

Pure Twang is a musical collective that encompasses 3 identities.. Its a dance band, a trad- blues band and an "original" band. At RibFest you will hear the original songs, some of which are on it's CD entitled RAIN. Each song tells a story. Each song is danceable and the musical ideas have been stolen from the best most

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Jul
2
2:55 PM14:55

THIS OLD GHOST TOWN

Three weary travelers make camp. They had stumbled on a treasure and as they searched through it they found... some line made of steel, a few old boxes,  small circular discs, and a few pieces wood. "Old Man" Billy Harrison, Daryl "Two Chins" Haugan and Dan Jones began crafting instruments. It was on this night that they became This Old Ghost Town, and their legend lives on to this day ... moreas they travel the world playing their folk/country/indie tunes. Pick up their albums at the merchandise table. Today is your last opportunity to enjoy them this weekend.

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Jul
2
1:00 PM13:00

TIMBRE WOLVES

This Electrifying Classic Rock Band from Summerland will knock your socks off with their voices and hits from the 60’s to the 90’s, covering artists such as Heart, Journey, R.E.M, Stampeders and so much more in true to form rock and roll style. Come Howl with Them!

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Jul
1
7:30 PM19:30

ROLAND ALLEN TRIO

If you call the Okanagan Valley home, you will have heard of this trio of fireballs. Their act carries the clout of classic and contemporary rock and roll music with the skill of the seasoned professionals that they are.  You will want to sing along these guys and they welcome your participation!    Dance to the rousing bass and vocals of Neil, gifted percussionist Aka and meaty lead vocals and guitar by Roland. Are you for this?

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Jul
1
5:35 PM17:35

THIS OLD GHOST TOWN

Three weary travelers make camp. They had stumbled on a treasure and as they searched through it they found... some line made of steel, a few old boxes,  small circular discs, and a few pieces wood. "Old Man" Billy Harrison, Daryl "Two Chins" Haugan and Dan Jones began crafting instruments. It was on this night that they became This Old Ghost Town, and their legend lives on to this day ... moreas they travel the world playing their folk/country/indie tunes. Pick up their albums at the merchandise table. Today is your last opportunity to enjoy them this weekend.

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Jul
1
3:40 PM15:40

PURE TWANG ROCKABILLY

Pure Twang is a musical collective that encompasses 3 identities.. Its a dance band, a trad- blues band and an "original" band. At RibFest you will hear the original songs, some of which are on it's CD entitled RAIN. Each song tells a story. Each song is danceable and the musical ideas have been stolen from the best most rhythmically infectious roots we could find. You can expect 4/4, Shuffle,Samba and Ska....Hope you enjoy .ah one ah two ah.....

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Jul
1
12:20 PM12:20

CHIPKO JONES

This Calypso/Roots/Reggae band is based in the beautiful Okanagan’s Vernon.
Members met through the thriving music scene in the bands’ hometownwhich was known for it’s Komasket Music Festival, a strong world music and dance event.
They write, record and perform Reggae and African rhythm because the upbeat dance music celebrates friendship and family connection. Share a dance with someone you love!

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Jun
30
6:45 PM18:45

BLACKBERRY & THE CIRCUS

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Blackberry & the Circus Sideshow Known as the Caravan of Creeps is a band of merry entertainers. They don’t stop at being talented and well rounded musicians, they incorporate sword swallowing, fire breathing, and family friendly burlesque dancing into their performance.  Children, youth and youthful thinkers love this troupe! They’ve wowed crowds in Europe & North America

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Jun
30
4:50 PM16:50

THIS OLD GHOST TOWN

Three weary travelers make camp. They had stumbled on a treasure and as they searched through it they found... some line made of steel, a few old boxes,  small circular discs, and a few pieces wood. "Old Man" Billy Harrison, Daryl "Two Chins" Haugan and Dan Jones began crafting instruments. It was on this night that they became This Old Ghost Town, and their legend lives on to this day ... moreas they travel the world playing their folk/country/indie tunes. Pick up their albums at the merchandise table. Today is your last opportunity to enjoy them this weekend.

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Jun
30
2:55 PM14:55

CHIPKO JONES

This Calypso/Roots/Reggae band is based in the beautiful Okanagan’s Vernon.
Members met through the thriving music scene in the bands’ hometownwhich was known for it’s Komasket Music Festival, a strong world music and dance event.
They write, record and perform Reggae and African rhythm because the upbeat dance music celebrates friendship and family connection. Share a dance with someone you love!

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Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

PURE TWANG ROCKABILLY

Pure Twang is a musical collective that encompasses 3 identities.. Its a dance band, a trad- blues band and an "original" band. At RibFest you will hear the original songs, some of which are on it's CD entitled RAIN. Each song tells a story. Each song is danceable and the musical ideas have been stolen from the best most

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Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

MACKENZIE VUNAK

Castles Fall is MacKenzie Vunak- a singer-songwriter with passion. She writes hilarious and meaningful music that teens and adults alike can all enjoy! She also does covers of both popular and obscure songs. MacKenzie is an up and coming musician everyone should have a chance to hear!

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Jul
3
12:40 PM12:40

T.J. & Horseplay

T.J. & Horseplayis a collaboration of 3 very talented people; Trudy Jane Janicke and WD40 (Dale Basnett & Bob Gronowski) They began performing together a couple  of years ago to the delight of their Kelowna audiences.

On guitar, they feature fast fingered Dale Basnett worked with Danny Hoopers Classic Country Call and played the Las Vegas National Finals Rodeo 5 years in a row.

Bass player Bob Gronowski who originally hails from Detroit and then Toronto has worked with Doug Johnson from Lover Boy as well as too many other groups to mention.


Trudy Jane is an accomplished singer/songwriter with airplay in 24 different countries. She has a heart of gold and is respected in the music community for the many hours she spends assisting charities in her limited spare time.

We are confident you will enjoy the country rock sounds of T.J. & Horseplay on Thursday and Sunday afternoons.

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Cosmic Brew
Jul
2
5:25 PM17:25

Cosmic Brew

With great interpretations of all the classics and an amazing set of original music,Cosmic Brew has developed a very loyal fan base and have filled every venue they have performed at. Energy and precision are the trademarks of this dynamic group and once experienced they are appreciated as innovators and front line musicians. They have opened for luminaries such as 54-40 and were picked in an online contest by Canadian rock icon's Finger 11 to open for them at their Kelowna concert. Don't miss their show on Saturday at 5:30

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Almost Alan, Canada's #1 tribute to Alan Jackson and  Steve Hillis, Basically Brooks, Canada's #1 Garth Brooks Tribute
Jul
2
11:30 AM11:30

Almost Alan, Canada's #1 tribute to Alan Jackson and Steve Hillis, Basically Brooks, Canada's #1 Garth Brooks Tribute

Steve Hillis has been performing his Garth Brooks Tribute for over 20 tears to rave reviews his stage show and energy are unrivalled and he never disappoints a crowd. This show promises to be no different as Steve brings his " Basically Brooks " show to Penticton Ribfest 2016 on Saturday, July 2 at 11:30am

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Maritime Kitchen Party
Jul
1
7:00 PM19:00

Maritime Kitchen Party

Maritime Kitchen Party (MKP) is named after a well- known tradition in Nova Scotia. We all know that Maritimers love to party; and inevitably, the party ends up in the kitchen! There’s always a guitar playing, or someone belting out traditional songs at the top of their lungs.  MKP brings that feeling to their live performances with foot-stomping music heavily influenced with Canadiana such as Great Big Sea, Stompin’ Tom, Neil Young and more. Throw in some MKP originals, rock, country and more and the party is “Rarin’ to go!”  MKP has opened for or played with Kim Mitchell, Blue Rodeo, Men of the Deeps, Bruce Guthro, James Keelaghan, Rita Chiarelli, Prism, Blue Rodeo, Great Big Sea, Econoline Crush, The Sheepdogs and many more.  This band is a must see and great fun for all ages! this band will be performing on Canada Day from 7pm, directly before the fireworks and at other venues around town.

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