Penticton Ribfest

Penticton Ribfest arrives 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
1
7:40 PM19:40

Roland Allen ROCK Trio

The Roland Allen ROCK Trio are always ready to show an audience a good time. Drummer Robin has traveled Canada as a professional percussionist since he was 16, putting in more hours than the Beatles but not as many as the stones.  Rich is the real deal; he has traveled the world with several well known bands before touching down in Kelowna to share his talent. Frontman Roland Allen, after a career in European hockey, returned to his love of music. His vocals "are pure and varied" and his passion for fun is evident as he performs.  Enjoy the classic and contemporary rock sounds of the Roland Allen ROCK Trio.

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Aidan & Mandy
Jul
1
5:30 PM17:30

Aidan & Mandy

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Similar but different. One listen and you’ll hear it; powerful and soft, edgy and smooth, poignant and lyrical, passionate and soothing. Aidan Mayes and Mandy Cole combine these seemingly opposite elements with deft simplicity. Smooth harmonies, heartfelt lyrics, and playful guitar are the main ingredients that make up this grounded, inspiring, and talented duo. They might tell you openly that their heroes are Janis and Joni, Fiona and Tori, but secretly they’d whisper their love for all things musical theatre. So it’s fitting that it was their love of musical theatre that brought the two together, during the Soundstage production of the rock musical Hair in Penticton, B.C. While it’s easy to compare this duo to the folk/country harmonies of the Dixie Chicks, Blue Rodeo and Indigo Girls, comparisons such as these do no justice to the unique sounds Aidan and Mandy achieve through their similar, but different musical stylings.

There is something distinctly Okanagan about this pair. A little bit country, a little bit folk, a little bit rock and roll, and a little bit different from everything else in the world. This might be a recognizable description of the desert region of B.C. to an outsider lucky enough to visit on occasion. Wherever the wine flows, the lake sings, and the stars shine, the sounds of Aidan and Mandy won’t be far away. From their humble beginnings busking at the Penticton market, the two quickly realized they had something special, discovering an almost instantaneous and insatiable appetite for their music within the community. It wasn’t long before their voices were dazzling sold-out audiences at their hometown’s renowned Dream Cafe and landing on festival bills alongside 54-40, City and Colour, Mother Mother, The Current Swell and Yukon Blonde.

Yet, it is their friendly and down-to-earth demeanours, epitomizing the values of their Okanagan roots and a “true to themselves” attitude that may best describe the soulful and powerful sound of Aidan and Mandy. They hope you’ll find listening to their music as uplifting and rejuvenating as creating it has been for them. If you find yourself sipping a glass of wine, sitting next to a lake on a starry summer night, it might just be time to give Aidan and Mandy a spin. www.aidanandmandy.ca

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Jun
29
6:30 PM18:30

Black Cherry Perry's Mississippi Medicine Show

Black Cherry Perry’s concept of great music and a highly entertaining visual performance is reminiscent of the travelling medicine shows of days gone by. They taken blues, funk and R&B, and created their own exciting vision.

 

“Black Cherry Perry” Gangur (vocals/harmonica), Quintin Rybuck (guitar), Viktor Szuroczki (bass) and Holly Magnus (drums) have been out supporting their all original contemporary blues album, “Where There’s Smoke”, at venues and festivals throughout the Calgary region, including headlining the Waynestock Music Festival at historic Wayne, Alberta, and opening the prestigious Calgary International Blues Festival.

 

In addition to Black Cherry Perry and the Mississippi Medicine Show being Calgary Blues Music Association, “Road to Memphis Blues Challenge” finalists, Black Cherry Perry was voted CBMA 2016 Harmonica Player of the Year. Viktor Szuroczki and Holly Magnus won the Edmonton Music Award for 2015 Blues Recording of the Year as part of the Tony Kaye Trio. A recipient of FACTOR and Alberta Foundation for the Arts grants, Quintin Rybuck has  extensive recording and festival appearances to his credit.

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Aidan & Mandy
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Aidan & Mandy

A + M Laughing Playful.jpg

Similar but different. One listen and you’ll hear it; powerful and soft, edgy and smooth, poignant and lyrical, passionate and soothing. Aidan Mayes and Mandy Cole combine these seemingly opposite elements with deft simplicity. Smooth harmonies, heartfelt lyrics, and playful guitar are the main ingredients that make up this grounded, inspiring, and talented duo. They might tell you openly that their heroes are Janis and Joni, Fiona and Tori, but secretly they’d whisper their love for all things musical theatre. So it’s fitting that it was their love of musical theatre that brought the two together, during the Soundstage production of the rock musical Hair in Penticton, B.C. While it’s easy to compare this duo to the folk/country harmonies of the Dixie Chicks, Blue Rodeo and Indigo Girls, comparisons such as these do no justice to the unique sounds Aidan and Mandy achieve through their similar, but different musical stylings.

There is something distinctly Okanagan about this pair. A little bit country, a little bit folk, a little bit rock and roll, and a little bit different from everything else in the world. This might be a recognizable description of the desert region of B.C. to an outsider lucky enough to visit on occasion. Wherever the wine flows, the lake sings, and the stars shine, the sounds of Aidan and Mandy won’t be far away. From their humble beginnings busking at the Penticton market, the two quickly realized they had something special, discovering an almost instantaneous and insatiable appetite for their music within the community. It wasn’t long before their voices were dazzling sold-out audiences at their hometown’s renowned Dream Cafe and landing on festival bills alongside 54-40, City and Colour, Mother Mother, The Current Swell and Yukon Blonde.

Yet, it is their friendly and down-to-earth demeanours, epitomizing the values of their Okanagan roots and a “true to themselves” attitude that may best describe the soulful and powerful sound of Aidan and Mandy. They hope you’ll find listening to their music as uplifting and rejuvenating as creating it has been for them. If you find yourself sipping a glass of wine, sitting next to a lake on a starry summer night, it might just be time to give Aidan and Mandy a spin. www.aidanandmandy.ca

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Jun
28
2:30 PM14:30

Rob n' Walker Band

Rob Robertson is a truly remarkable singer, song-writer, and guitarist who communicates with the world through his music.  He started playing guitar at a very young age, honing and polishing awe-inspiring guitar skills. Rob followed his dreams and his passion to Nashville, Tennessee where he has played alongside some of country musics’ greatest talents.  After many years on the road, playing in various haunts and honky tonks, Rob listened to his heart and turned his sights for home.  Home is the stunningly beautiful Similkameen Valley in British Columbia's, South Okanagan.  It has a rich community of incredibly talented musicians, painters, artisans and writers and Rob has played with many of the musicians living in and around the area.

Back home with a pocket full of songs, Rob’s journey lead him to Rob n’ Walker.  

Fritz Cronjaeger is a high energy, crazy talented, bass guitar player who builds and repairs guitars in the Vancouver area.  He travels home to the Similkameen Valley weekly to join Rob and Cliffe Fraser on stage. Fritz is a multi-talented musician with a profound interest and extensive background in sound engineering.  

Cliffe Fraser has been playing drums for over four decades pausing briefly to pursue a career as a Chef.  Cliffe has enjoyed cooking here in Canada and abroad for numerous dignitaries including Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. 

In the mid-1990s...Cliffe picked up the sticks again and started playing with various local classic rock bands in the South Okanagan including the Blackbirds and Nameless in Naramata.

Rob n’ Walker is a stunning collaboration by three amazing musicians who have given flight to Rob’s lyrics and music. Each song a different energy, a different essence, and a different message that touches the heart.

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Jul
2
4:00 PM16:00

Rob n' Walker Band

Rob Robertson is a truly remarkable singer, song-writer, and guitarist who communicates with the world through his music.  He started playing guitar at a very young age, honing and polishing awe-inspiring guitar skills. Rob followed his dreams and his passion to Nashville, Tennessee where he has played alongside some of country musics’ greatest talents.  After many years on the road, playing in various haunts and honky tonks, Rob listened to his heart and turned his sights for home.  Home is the stunningly beautiful Similkameen Valley in British Columbia's, South Okanagan.  It has a rich community of incredibly talented musicians, painters, artisans and writers and Rob has played with many of the musicians living in and around the area.

Back home with a pocket full of songs, Rob’s journey lead him to Rob n’ Walker.  

Fritz Cronjaeger is a high energy, crazy talented, bass guitar player who builds and repairs guitars in the Vancouver area.  He travels home to the Similkameen Valley weekly to join Rob and Cliffe Fraser on stage. Fritz is a multi-talented musician with a profound interest and extensive background in sound engineering.  

Cliffe Fraser has been playing drums for over four decades pausing briefly to pursue a career as a Chef.  Cliffe has enjoyed cooking here in Canada and abroad for numerous dignitaries including Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. 

In the mid-1990s...Cliffe picked up the sticks again and started playing with various local classic rock bands in the South Okanagan including the Blackbirds and Nameless in Naramata.

Rob n’ Walker is a stunning collaboration by three amazing musicians who have given flight to Rob’s lyrics and music. Each song a different energy, a different essence, and a different message that touches the heart.

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Jun
30
6:30 PM18:30

Beamer Wigley

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Beamer Wigley has been playing as a solo artist since he was 7.  He was signed to Invictus Entertainment at age 11 and since then, has gone on to open for multiple Canadian Country artists, including  Aaron Pritchett, twice for George Canyon and three times for Brett Kissel including his most recent appearance with his new band in Penticton on March 16th.   He has also released an album and 3 songs to country radio over the past 8 months.

Now working along with his bandmates Jack Friesen on bass and Tom Luk on drums, they had a big opportunity on March 2nd when they opened for legendary Dwight Yoakam to a 1000 music fans at the River Rock Theatre in Richmond.  Their 20 minute set morphed into a 65 minute set due to Dwight’s late arrival, and they got a long and resounding applause for their performance.  This summer, they will be playing at the Kootney Country Music Festival in Castlegar and the Penticton Peach Fest in support of George Canyon. 

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