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Okanagan Summer Festival Report

Here in the A-OK we love summer festival season and it’s just getting started! Line ups are being announced, tickets are on sale, and with all that commotion it felt like a great time to let you know about some of our highlight festivals and events that happen in the Okanagan. This list isn’t comprehensive but if your looking for an event worth going to here’s a starter list for you.

Not only that, but there’s a bit of a Giveaway at the end of this article for some lucky winner!

Parks Alive, Music in the Park, Lake Country Open Air Performances, etc:

July and August, Parks throughout the Okanagan! For any of those new to our region you really need to know about our free live music concerts in our various communities. Almost every community in the Okanagan hosts free community concerts in one of our parks.

Every evening throughout the summer there is a free concert somewhere. So get out there and discover some great live local entertainment. Call your local Parks and Recreation office for more information on free concerts in your community.

Funtastic: June 28th-30th, Vernon

Billed as “Canada’s Greatest Slo-Pitch Tournament & Music Festival” this is Vernon’s signature Festival. Headliners this year include: Honeymoon Suite, Sweet, and Aaron Pritchett.

More information after the jump.

Celebrate Canada Day Kelowna 2013: July 1st, Waterfront Park/Jim Stuart Park/Kerry Park, Kelowna

Join over 50,000 attendees celebrating Canada’s Birthday. Over 50+ activities and performances that are multi-generational and family- friendly.

The Hot and Dry Canadian Summer: July 4-6th, Kelowna

We’d be remiss not to post one of our own festivals on here. We’re working with BC brewery Cariboo Brewing the first weekend of July to celebrate our love of local music, too-hot days and festival-ready style. Featuring 10 local, up-and-coming musicians over 3 days we are chomping at the bite to get this party started!

Tickets available with bands or you can get a $30 weekend pass online.
More information here.

Keloha: July 5-7th: Waterfront Park, Kelowna

I recently interviewed the producer of this event. The full story can be read here.

Continue Reading…

A-OK Giveaway: We Are The City A-OK VIP Package

A-OK Giveaway: WATC

Local boys We Are The City are set to release their new album VIOLENT on June 4th, and will be touring to support the release. They’ll be at the Kelowna Community Theatre on June 27th and we’re selling a VIP Package for that show with a value of $32.50 that includes:

  • A ticket to the show
  • A commemorative poster
  • A signed copy of VIOLENT

What’s more, we’ve got two pairs (4 total) of this package we want to give you! How do you win? Well, we’ll randomly select a pair of packages from our Facebook page, and a pair from Twitter, here are the two ways you and a friend can win:

Tweet this: I need to win an @awesomeokanagan VIP Package to @wearethecity at the Kelowna Community Theatre on June 27th –


Visit our Facebook page and share this post!

Contest closes June 21st, we’ll contact the winners by June 24th at the latest and let you know the good news.

Get in a VIOLENT mood with this promo video for the album.

Not willing to risk not winning the tickets? Purchase your package now!

A-OK Giveaway: Dirty Radio Prize Packs

DiRTY RADiO are the hardest working band in the country, and that’s because they’re more than just a band; they’re remixers, producers, contributors, collaborators, and businessmen; and we want to give you the chance to catch this wild act on April 4th at Habitat!

What you can win

We have one (1) Grand Prize consisting of:

  • 2 Tickets to the Show
  • 1 T-Shirt
  • 1 CD of “Debut”
  • 1 Cassette of “Cassette”
  • $50 Habitat bar tab

As well as two (2) Runner Up Packages of:

  • 2 Tickets to the Show
  • 1 Cassette of “Cassette”

How you can win

Visit our Facebook page (make sure to Like us while you’re there!) and Share the Dirty Radio Prize Pack Timeline photo on your timeline! Three lucky winners will be chosen at 10am Thursday April 4th.

A-OK Giveaway! Tickets to Hannah Georgas, January 17th

Hannah Georgas

“I want to press reset,” Hannah Georgas sings in “Robotic,” a driving and purposeful song from her self-titled new album. And she’s done just that. A few years ago, when Georgas was first toting her guitar through the Vancouver music scene, she was known for her acoustic leanings. Then the more intricate production of her nascent recordings, in combination with her luscious voice, helped raise inevitable comparisons to Canada’s most favored musical export, Feist. But with Hannah Georgas, she’s found bold new ways to marry her essential singer/songwriter sensibility to elaborate studio soundscapes, while significantly upping the playfulness factor. It’s an album of rich, emotionally resonant synth-pop that isn’t afraid to walk a fine line between vintage new wave and contemporary ethereality, easily gliding from tongue-in-cheek come-ons to hauntingly emotional head trips. One thing you’ll never accuse it of being is robotic.

Heavy on the electronics, but not the electronica, Hannah Georgas harks back to a time when hookiness was the order (or New Order) of the day, and human emotions (or Human Leagues) ruled, even when the underlying textures tended toward the synthetic. Her principle cohort in this redefining effort was producer Graham Walsh, of the celebrated Canadian band Holy Fuck, who shared her desire to forge a sound that makes heavy use of pre-EDM keyboards. Hannah will be performing with our personal friends, The Belle Game.

How do you get in? Tell us why you want to go. Tell us in the comments, on our Facebook page, or Tweet at us. Maybe you caught Hannah her last time in Kelowna and just couldn’t get enough? We’ll pick two (2) people to win a pair (2) of tickets each who really, really want to go to this show and make some dreams come true! Contest closes Thursday at noon.

Where: Habitat (248 Leon Avenue, Kelowna)
When: Thursday, January 17th – 8:00 PM
For: 19+

A-OK Giveaway: 2 Pairs of Tickets to Shout Out Out Out Out

Shout Out Out Out Out is coming back fresh off their performance at Keloha and we’ve got two (2) pairs (another 2) of tickets to their show this Friday (September 21st) at Habitat that we’re super eager to give YOU!

Shout Out Out Out Out is a true DIY band that do much of their projects work themselves. They produce and record their records, run a small record label that releases their records, design their own website & take their own photos.

Shout Out Out Out Out formed in the summer of 2004 and since then they’ve grown to be fully encompassed in the world of electronic music. The result is their latest album, “Spanish Moss and Total Loss,” a record they would all personally listen to and would be proud to play as DJs (yeah, they do that too).

How do you get in? Tell us why you want to go! Tell us in the comments, on our Facebook page, or Tweet at us! Maybe you caught them at Keloha, or maybe you’ve been a silent champion of them for years, we want to know! We’ll pick two (2) winners who really, really want to go to this show and send them and a friend to it! Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Where: Habitat (248 Leon Avenue, Kelowna)
When: Friday, September 21st – 8:00 PM
For: 19+

A-OK Giveaway: 2 Weekend Passes to Keloha

We’re back with another A-OK Giveaway and we’re very excited! We’ve got two full weekend passes for Keloha Music & Art Festival in Kelowna July 6th—8th and we desperately want to send you! Haven’t heard about Keloha? Well we announced their line-up awhile back and couldn’t help but get excited—these are some of our favorite bands! We couldn’t miss out on the action and we don’t want you to either. So how do you win?

It’s time to whip out that smartphone and write our summer story! We’ve challenged you to tweet #aokendlesssummer with your best summer adventure photos and we’re upping the ante. Share your summer memories, share with us your ideal summer in the Awesome Okanagan. But don’t tell us with words, show us. Show us the heat, the beach, the food, the friends, the music, the magic. Snap it! Some of our contributors and local photographers will select the one we feel exemplifies Summer Festival Season in the A-OK and send you and a friend to this incredible event. Tweets must be posted by noon Wednesday July 4th.

Get snapping!

A-OK Giveaway! Win Tickets to Wake Owl – May 24th

Vancouver’s Wake Owl is coming back to Kelowna on Thursday May 24th with local artist Windmills as support and Awesome Okanagan wants to pay for your way in. We’re giving away two (2) pairs of tickets to this fine show, all you have to do is tell us your favorite Wake Owl song in the comments and why it means so much to you!

You have until 2pm on Thursday to let us know, get sharing!

Where: Habitat (248 Leon Avenue, Kelowna)
When: Thursday, May 24, 2012 — 8:00pm
How Much: $7 Advance, $10 Door
For: 19+

A-OK Giveaway! Afrojack at Waterfront Amphitheatre, May 18th

Afrojack is coming to Waterfront Park and Flipside Events & Wet Ape Productions has given us two tickets to give to you! Wanna go?

How to win: Tell us why you deserve them the most in the comments! That’s it! The winner will be announced on Wednesday, May 16th.

The stars must’ve been aligned just right when Nick van de Wall (better known as Afrojack) saw his first ray of light. Music was his first love since his early youth. He started playing piano when he was only five. Being a very creative student, Afrojack spent most of his time listening to all kinds of music while studying. It was no surprise that it didn’t take him long to turn the tables and start making music instead of just listening to it.

Jump to 2007 Nick starts performing under the name Afrojack, determined to try to make it to the top as a DJ and producer. Track after track and remix after remix follows and he even starts his own label ‘Wall Recordings’. Afrojack is rarely seen outside of his studio. When he’s not deejaying, he is producing and it starts to pay off. His tracks start being supported by international DJ’s like Josh Wink, Dave Clarke, Laidback Luke, Fedde Le Grand, Marco V and Benny Rodrigues.

The world heard more and more from Afrojack in 2009 and it didn’t take a long time for David Guetta to notice Afrojack’s talent. They decided to meet up in the studio, which resulted in ‘Toyfriend’, a collaboration between the two, and an Afrojack remix of Guetta’s track ‘Sexy Bitch’. Afrojack also played at David Guetta’s ‘F*** Me I’m Famous’-events.

Afrojack’s rise to fame as a producer has brought him a roll call of A-list champions – from Pete Tong to David Guetta, and Josh Wink to Fedde Le Grand, along the way collaborating with some of the world’s most respected producers and artists like David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Diplo, Kid Cudi, Pitbull and Black Eyed Peas.

His most recent single, ‘Take Over Control ft. Eva Simons’, is currently one of the hottest club anthems on the planet, not least in the UK where it’s been championed by Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Pete Tong. The track also hit No 2. on Beatport and has already reached over 1 million views on YouTube.

Where: Waterfront Park Amphitheater, Kelowna
When: Friday, May 18, 2012 — 3pm
Pre-Sale: $49.50 Sold out!
How Much: $59.50, $69.50, $79.50, $89.50, and Premium $99.50 (Plus HST and service fees)

  • Online:
  • By Phone: 1 (866) 760-8324
  • In Store (Save on service fees):
    • Kelowna: Freeride Boardshop, Pita Pit, Hemp City, and Deviate
    • Penticton & West Kelowna: Freeride Boardshop
    • Vernon: Dunas Skate Shop and Downtown Internet Lounge

For: Everyone

Remember, if you want to win a pair of tickets to Afrojack at Waterfront Park, tell us why you deserve to go more than anyone else in the comments! The winner will be announced on Wednesday, May 16th.