Take in free concerts every Friday night from July 7 to August 25 at Memorial Park (get directions), and enjoy the exceptional talent of Okanagan artists at Music in the Park. New this year is the Summer Vibrations Schools Out Concert on Thursday June 29th leading into Canada's 150th Birthday.
The British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association Facility Excellence award winning venue is perfect for concert goers with new tiered seating and spectacular views of Okanagan Lake in the background.
Bring your own blanket and maybe an umbrella in the event of light rain, and leave a bit of extra time to find parking. Vendors are located on site for those looking to buy a snack or refreshments at the show.
What If It's Raining?
The concert will still proceed in the event of light rain. In the case of heavy rain, thunderstorm activity or a forest fire burning in the community, the event may be cancelled and a decision will then be made at 6 p.m. on concert day. Otherwise, a little bit of rain or light to moderate smoke from a distant forest fire will have no impact on the event. In the event of cancellation, a notice will be posted on the City of West Kelowna's homepage and its Facebook and Twitter pages.
July 07 - Step'n Stones - Jazz and Latin and piano man James Esler
July 14 - Impulse Response - Soul and R&B band
July 21 - Songwriter's Mike Huber and Jeff Piatelli playing original songs and covers
July 28 - GS Garcia band and Black Cat Soul - Pop, Rock, Soul and Blues
Aug 04 - Opera Kelowna and Adam Mechem
Aug 11 - Westbank Country Opry
Aug 18 - Vishten - Fuses Acadian & Celtic with rock & indie-folk
Aug 25 - Cod Gone Wild - Celtic Fusion
Please note, no emerging artist is slated August 25; opening act, Kelowna-based folk group Tiger Moon takes the stage at 6:40 p.m., Vernon-based Cod Gone Wild performs at 7:10 p.m.
Each evening's line up includes:
Emerging Artist at 6:40 p.m.
Opening act at 7 p.m.
Headline act at 8 p.m. (on concert dates with no emerging artist or no opening act, the headline act performs as early as 7 p.m.; times may vary slightly, please see 2017 Line Up for current details)
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About Music in the Park
Music in the Park was created to give residents an opportunity to enjoy free, family and youth friendly entertainment in a beautiful outdoor setting in Westbank Centre.
The Friday evening concerts feature a variety of genres throughout the summer including:
Rock and more
Canada 150 Community Grant
Council has enhanced Music in the Park programming annually since it began in 2012 as part of its commitment to revitalize the Westbank Centre and create a vibrant civic and cultural core for our community.
Memorial Park includes tiered seating and access stairs. The City of West Kelowna sincerely thanks the Government of Canada for contributing a grant under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in support of this project.
The facilities at Memorial Park were presented the 2017 Facility Excellence Award by the BC Recreation and Parks Association.
Find Memorial Park
Memorial Park is located behind Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre (JBMAC) at 3737 Old Okanagan Highway.
If travelling north, proceed along Highway 97 (turns into one-way Dobbin Road through Westbank Centre) to Old Okanagan Highway. Turn right on Old Okanagan Highway and travel 250 metres. Park and JBMAC entrance is on the left.
If travelling south, proceed along Highway 97 (turns into one-way Main Street through Westbank Centre), turn left onto Old Okanagan Highway. Proceed on Old Okanagan Highway and go straight through the intersection of Dobbin Road (Highway 97 northbound). Park entrance is 250 metres ahead on the left.