Jason Lane, Kelowna Live Music’s 1K Post

Since 2005, Live Music has had a voice outside of the venue. Where word of mouth failed, Jason Lane swooped in to get as much info together about every show happening in the Okanagan, simply volunteering his time to spread the word. If that’s not Awesome, we don’t know what else is… oh no just kidding that’s a lie. Yesterday local blogger Jason Lane celebrated his 1,000th post. Quite a deal round these parts for a lone blogger, and we salute him. We’ve re-posted his 1K landmark blog here but hope you follow more of his posts when you’re wondering what to listen to. Here’s to 1,000 more posts Jason!

It’s been over 6 years since my first blog post on March 13th, 2005 and this marks my 1,000th post!  Looking back to 2005 there has been a number of live music venues around Kelowna that have come and gone, but it’s exciting to see so many venues (restaurants, pubs, halls) supporting local artists.  When I update my live music calendar (most weeks) there will often be 10-15 shows around town to choose from on a given Friday/Saturday.  Remember shows at The Warehouse back in 2005?  Remember when Black Mountain played Duotone Festival after they wrapped up opening for Coldplay on their tour? The BreakOut West Festival in October 2010was a big highlight for me in the 12 years I’ve lived in Kelowna, and it’s very exciting to see the impact that event had on revitalizing the live music community in Kelowna!

Heading into the fall, there’s bound to be lots of great local artists performing around Kelowna, and lots of touring artists passing through.  The Rotary Centre for the Arts has there Fall Series starting soon, and there are some great artists playing the Habitat (with their larger capacity)!

Mark your calendars for Sept. 16th/17th when the Unknown Culprits bring their incredible rock show to O’Flannigans Pub.

Thanks for tuning in… and here’s some upcoming shows this weekend…

Friday, September 9th

The Bodega’s – Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Young ‘uns – The Blue Gator
Hot Tomales – Pheasant & Quail Pub
Joshua Smith – The Minstrel Cafe
Cruel Young Hearts w/ Moments – Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub
Jayson Benderat – Grateful Fed
Universal Juveniles – O’Flannigans Pub

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Read more at Kelowna Live Music Blog


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