InPrint: Rococode launches new era at Habitat

RococodeAfter months and months of waiting, Habitat is now the proud bearer of a liquor primary license.

Through numerous city council meetings, re-zoning of the building, an abundance of consultations with the BC liquor board and the undying support of the community of Kelowna, the downtown venue has now transitioned from a food primary license to an event driven liquor primary license.

Owner and director of operations, Quinn Best, couldn’t be happier to see the license finally mounted at the entrance of Habitat, “We look forward to getting back on track with live music in Kelowna specifically with a larger capacity and later operating hours. This license gives us a whole new scope of events that we can host at Habitat.”

The venue located on Leon Ave. can now focus on its primary purpose: providing Kelowna with a one-of-a-kind space that caters to the arts and culture community through live music and special events.

Habitat’s first show with their new license will be with Rococode featuring local guests Fields of Green and Kingdom Cloud on Friday, August 19th. Rococode, hailing from Vancouver, are an unfamiliar band made up of familiar faces featuring Laura Smith, Andrew Braun, Shaun Huberts and Johnny Andrews. The band played their first live show ever here in Kelowna back in October during the BreakOut West Festival.

Our local boys Fields of Green will not only be joining Rococode on stage at Habitat but they also join them as part of the 2011 PEAK Performance Project Top 20 artist line-up – a great achievement for the young, eclectic rock quartet.

Finalizing the line-up for Friday night is the three-piece pop ensemble of Kingdom Cloud who also hail from Kelowna. The electronic trio made up of Laura and Evan Jeffery along with Jaeden Leimert are making waves for themselves as well as they are set to open for Handsome Furs in Victoria on September 9th.

So if you like good music and you like the fact that Habitat has its new liquor license, come on down on Friday night and let the good times roll. Tickets for Rococode with Fields of Green and Kingdom Cloud are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Doors are at 8pm, show at 9pm. Habitat is located at 248 Leon Ave.

To read the full article pick up a copy of today’s (Thursday, August 18, 2011) Kelowna Capital News.

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