There are rich cultural experiences to be had in Kelowna, and our live music venues, from arenas to coffee shops, are a big part of that. It's no exaggeration to say that Kelowna's art and culture community is part of why I still choose to live here, so I wanted to highlight some of the venues in our community that make space for live music. There's a lot of cool stuff happening in Kelowna.

Here are 50 venues to have on your radar.

97 Street Pub

Address: 2400 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna

A casual pub centrally located off Highway 97. There's regularly live music in rotation at 97 Street, but when there's no one on stage, they have 16 TVs showing sports or music videos.

Barn Owl Brewing

Address: 4629 Lakeshore Road, #102, Kelowna

As the name suggests, this independent brewery is located inside a barn. Opened in 2019, Barn Owl regularly features live music.

Bernie's Supper Club & Cinema

Address: 353 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna

Opened in summer 2022, Bernie's is a new establishment located on the former site of Doc Willoughby's Pub. It has an intimate cinema and performance space on its top floor.

Blind Tiger Vineyards

Address: 11014 Bond Road, Lake Country

A Lake Country winery that offers "local bands, organic wines and great company" in its vineyard.

The Blue Gator

Address: 441 Lawrence Avenue, Kelowna

One of the iconic mainstays in Kelowna's music scene, The Blue Gator, has had music on the menu for over 20 years.

BNA Brewing Co. & Eatery

Address: 1250 Ellis Street, Kelowna

BNA is an independent craft brewery located in a historic building that was originally constructed for the British North American Tobacco Company (hence the name). What is now a taproom with a rustic, old-fashioned vibe was once a space that was used to dry tobacco leaves and roll cigars. Live music isn't a regular feature at BNA, but they do occasionally host shows and festivals, such as the Fireside Festival.

CedarCreek Estate Winery

Address: 5445 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna

In 2022, CedarCreek hosted a Summer Concert Nights series in their garden overlooking their lush Home Block vineyards. Taking place in July and August, the series paired some great Canadian musical talent with delicious Okanagan Valley wines. Also, their Home Block restaurant is a delight—it is one of my favourite spots in Kelowna.

Copper Brewing Company

Address: 1851 Kirschner Road, Kelowna

Established in 2019, Copper Brewing is an independent brewery that has 20 taps to choose from. Live music is regularly on the menu too!

Creekside Theatre

Address: 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country

This 250-seat theatre is co-located with George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country and hosts a diverse range of events year-round.

The Curious Cafe & Bar Norcino

Address: 1423 Ellis Street, Kelowna

Enjoy a taste of the prohibition era at The Curious Cafe. In the back of The Curious, you'll find Bar Norcino, a 30-seat music venue/speakeasy.

Distrikt Nightclub + Venue

Address: 275 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

"Kelowna’s newest and exclusive nightclub and venue" offers a variety of performances, from rap shows to guest DJs. 

DunnEnzies Pizza Co.

Address: Multiple locations in Kelowna

The DunnEnzies success story started in downtown Kelowna in what was once a record shop. Their tasty food has seen them grow to multiple locations. Their Mission location at 4638 Lakeshore Road is the largest and the best place to catch a show with various performances on the calendar year-round.

Forbidden Spirits

Address: 4400 Wallace Hill Road, Kelowna

Forbidden Spirits is a Kelowna-based distillery that makes all of its spirits from locally grown apples. In the warmer months, they host live music events on 'Forbidden Fridays' and 'Sinful Saturdays' with performances at their outdoor 'Forbidden Stage.'

Friends of Dorothy Lounge

Address: 315 Lawrence Avenue, Kelowna

Kelowna's only 2SLGBTQI+ bar, Friends of Dorothy, regularly hosts various events, from drag brunch to live music.

Frind Estate Winery

Address: 3725 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna

The first beachfront winery in North America, Frind sits on the shores of Okanagan Lake in West Kelowna. Owned by Plenty of Fish founder Markus Frind, the winery offers a live music series on its lakefront patio during the summer.

Grizzli Winery

Address: 2550 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna

With an on-site Art Gallery, various markets, annual events, and live music every Friday during happy hour, there's always something happening at Grizzli!

Grizzly Bear Bistro + Bar

Address: 1730 Pier Mac Way, #102, Kelowna

Located in Kelowna's Airport Village, Grizzly offers Canadian and North American cuisine in a casual yet trendy environment. They also have live music 'Grizzly Nites' on Fridays.

Hector's Casa

Address: 2911 Pandosy Street, Kelowna

A small family-run Mexican restaurant in Kelowna's Pandosy Village, Hector's Casa offers live music on their back patio during the warmer months of the year. Hector's has been serving Kelowna since 1999.

Jackknife Brewing

Address: 727 Baillie Avenue, Kelowna

Known for making “weird beer and classic pizza,” Jackknife is a great spot in Kelowna’s burgeoning Brewery District. Jackknife is committed to ensuring its space is safe for all, and they also support a Diversity in Brewing scholarship. They often have live music events in their “dungeon.” I hear Jackknife is a great spot for metal!

Kelowna Community Theatre

Address: 1375 Water Street, Kelowna

Opened in 1962, the KCT is Kelowna's oldest theatre. It holds 853 seats and hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

Lakesider Brewing Co.

Address: 835 Anders Road, West Kelowna

Styled as a family-friendly community brewery, Lakesider serves live music every Saturday! 

Marmalade Cat Cafe

Address: 2903 Pandosy Street, #103, Kelowna

A charming little coffee shop in Kelowna's Pandosy Village, the Marmalade Cat offers live music on Friday evenings.

Mary Irwin Theatre / Rotary Centre for the Arts

Address: 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna

The Mary Irwin Theatre is a beautiful 326-seat theatre located inside Kelowna's Rotary Centre for the Arts. My wife and I actually got married on the stage at the Mary Irwin! The theatre, and the RCA generally, hosts a variety of shows throughout the year.

Match Eatery and Public House

Address: 1300 Water Street, Kelowna

Located in Playtime Casino Kelowna, Match is a contemporary pub that occasionally has live music on the menu.

Memphis Blues BBQ House

Address: 289 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna

If you stop in on a Thursday evening, you might catch some live blues music to accompany your tasty meal.

Micro Bar & Bites

Address: 1500 Water Street, Kelowna

Micro is a small but mighty establishment in downtown Kelowna. In 2022, they started presenting live music with no cover. Stop in for a cocktail and a side order of great tunes!

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

Address: 1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna

An iconic Okanagan destination. Mission Hill is located in an incredible setting in West Kelowna. The winery hosts a popular summer concert series at its outdoor amphitheatre, and the likes of Tony Bennett, Jewel and Blue Rodeo have performed as part of the series.

O'Flannigan's Pub

Address: 319 Queensway, Kelowna

Another mainstay of Kelowna's music scene. This lively Irish tavern has been featuring live music, jam nights and karaoke for years.

Ok Corral Cabaret

Address: 1978 Kirschner Road, Kelowna

Kelowna's country bar! If you're into country tunes, The Ok Corral is the place to be in Kelowna.

O'Rourke's Peak Cellars

Address: 2290 Goldie Road, Lake Country

O'Rourke's Peak Cellars is "Lake Country's newest winery and culinary destination" and regularly hosts live music nights.

The Placery Bistro and Bar

Address: 1915 Enterprise Way, Kelowna

The Placery is a new establishment located in Kelowna's Hyatt Place (opened in 2020). The casual lounge regularly hosts live music on Friday nights.

Priest Creek Family Estate Winery

Address: 2555 Saucier Road, Kelowna

Priest Creek is a boutique winery in East Kelowna that hosts a variety of events. When the weather allows, they regularly host live music shows in their vineyard. 

Prospera Place

Address: 1223 Water Street, Kelowna

Prospera Place is Kelowna's major multi-purpose arena. Located in downtown Kelowna, Prospera holds 6,886 people.

Red Bird Brewing 

Address: 1080 Richter Street, Kelowna

One of my favourite spots in Kelowna, Red Bird, is a North Kelowna microbrewery that recently completed a big expansion. Part of Kelowna's burgeoning Brewery District, Red Bird's new and improved space sees them offer both indoor and outdoor performances.

Rustic Reel Brewing Co.

Address: 760 Vaughan Avenue, Kelowna

Rustic Reel is a boutique craft brewery located in Kelowna's Brewery District. They've been known to offer a variety of live music performances at their downtown Kelowna location.

Revelry Food + Music Hub

Address: 1383 Ellis Street, Kelowna

Revelry Food + Music Hub is a fast casual café, music hall, and urban meeting space rolled into one. With always-changing events and menus, no two experiences are ever the same.

Salt & Brick

Address: 243 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna

Salt & Brick is an intimate restaurant serving artisanal small plates and shareable fare. Located in downtown Kelowna, the establishment regularly hosts live music—most notably jazz and blues.

Sammy J's Grill and Bar

Address: 190-525 BC-97, West Kelowna

Serving "casual food with attitude", Sammy J's has been known to serve a side order of live music on its menu.

Sandhill Wines

Address: 1125 Richter Street, Kelowna

With an industrial-chic tasting room, Sandhill is a great place to catch an event and a glass of wine. Sandhill hosted its 'Under the Lights' series this past summer on Thursday evenings. Keep an eye out for future live music events at the winery.

Shakers Cocktail Lounge

Address: 1979 Old Okanagan Hwy, #402, West Kelowna

Located at Urban Distilleries and Winery, Shakers offers a variety of events, from live jazz and blues on Wednesday evenings to open mic nights on Tuesday evenings.

Shore Line Brewing Co.

Address: 3477 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna

Located across from the popular Boyce-Gyro Beach Park, Shore Line is a welcoming, locally owned and operated brewery that hosts a mix of events from trivia nights to concerts.

Soma Craft Cidery

Address: 4485 Sallows Road, Kelowna

Set on a beautiful farm in East Kelowna — there are alpacas on site — Soma serves tasty ciders made with local, all-natural ingredients. Soma hosts a number of events during the year, including live music shows.

Soul de Cuba Café

Address: 1169 Sunset Drive, Kelowna

Serving classic Cuban cuisine and mojitos, Soul de Cuba often has Latin music performances for patrons to enjoy.

Sperling Vineyards

Address: 1405 Pioneer Road, Kelowna

Sperling Vineyards is a family-run certified organic winery and BC's oldest heritage vineyard. This past summer, Sperling offered a 'Music in the Labyrinth Series,' where musicians performed in their vineyard labyrinth!

The Train Station Pub

Address: 1177 Ellis Street, Kelowna

Located in a restored 1926 railway station, The Train Station serves elevated Canadian grill fare and local beers and wines. Live music makes a regular stop at the station on Thursday evenings!

The Vibrant Vine Winery

Address: 3420 Pooley Road, Kelowna

Wine, art and music collide delightfully at The Vibrant Vine in East Kelowna. The Vibrant Vine offers a variety of events and live music performances throughout the year. 

West Coast Grill & Oyster Bar

Address: 1675 Abbott Street, Kelowna

West Coast Grill & Oyster Bar, located inside the Prestige Beach House, has been known to serve up a helping of live music alongside its delicious menu.


Address: 2442 Drought Road, West Kelowna

Rockin' since 1992, Whiski-Jack's is West Kelowna's favourite neighbourhood pub. They offer free pool as well as live music every Friday night!

WINGS Kelowna

Address: 590 Hwy 33 W, #1, Kelowna

If you have yet to see Andrew Johns perform his eclectic mix of Elton John, Billy Joel and other pop classics at WINGS, you're missing out! With locations across BC, including in Kelowna and West Kelowna, you can regularly catch talented musicians such as Johns at WINGS.

Do you have a favourite local music venue that hasn't been mentioned? Please feel free to share it in the comments to help spread the word.