News

Festivals Kelowna eying a buskers festival

Festivals Kelowna is considering creation of a buskers' festival in the city.

The organization's executive director Renata Mills told council Monday research is being conducted this year and the new festival could kick off in either 2015 or 2016.

During her annual report to council about Festival Kelowna's activities in 2013, Mills said her group hopes to follow the successful lead of Victoria, which already hosts a popular buskers festival.

Kelowna currently features buskers at set locations around the downtown area during the summer and plans to expands to Rutland this year. It introduced its "marquee" busker program last summer, where featured buskers perform at high-profile outdoor locations around the city.

In her report, Mills said initial research shows a multi-day festival would be better than a single-day event and plenty of lead time would be required to secure partners, funders, performers, layout an effective site and create a marketing campaign.

A "theme" weekend featuring buskers could be held this year as a teaser event. she said in her report.

The idea of busker festival is keenly supported by Mayor Walter Gray, who first proposed it last year.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Col. Chris Hadfield to speak in Kelowna
 
Canada ready for possible Ebola case: Ambrose
 
VIDEO: Witnesses describe scene at Parliament Hill; Raw footage of Ottawa shootings
Penticton rolls out the red carpet for WestJet
 
Diverse group of panelists discuss potential pros and cons of LNG in Prince Rupert
 
Welcome mat rolled out
Chew On This challenge
 
Biomass identified as best option for Nelson energy system
 
Bobbitt hearing back on hold

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.