(Contributed)

Kelowna ready to welcome new International Fringe Festival

Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (ARTSCO) presents the fest Sept. 19-22

The new International Fringe Festival will soon be welcomed into Kelowna.

Kelowna Fringe Festival is set to begin Sept. 19 with 12 performing groups adding to the shows with multiple performances in four downtown locations.

The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (ARTSCO) has been planning the shows for over a year.

“The response from the community has been wonderful and we hope that will continue with lots of folks coming out to take in the shows and to support the Kelowna Fringe Festival,” said executive director Dustyn Baulkham.

“I hope Kelowna is looking forward to this new cultural event.”

READ MORE: Rideshare e-scooters intrusive, novelty rentals: Kelowna city councillor

READ MORE: Kelowna Fringe Fest gets new life

What makes the Kelowna festival special in its first year are the commitments made to the artists. Performers were selected by a lottery with groups coming from across the Okanagan and as far as South Africa, there will be no censorship or parameters for the performing groups and 100 per cent of the fees will be going to the artists.

The Kelowna Fringe Festival runs Sept. 19 to 22.

Baulkam said that the community will drive the success of the new festival.

“The big thing is bums in seats. The more people that attend the shows, that will help make the (festival) a success and assist us in making this a reality for years to come,” he said.

“Ultimately, we’re grateful for all support and look forward to bringing a true fringe festival to Kelowna.”

READ MORE: United Way invests $150K for Okanagan fostered youth to go to post-secondary

Volunteers are still welcome and more information and details on the festival’s schedule can be found at kelownafringe.ca.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Okanagan Symphony maestro joins KSS Music Showcase

OSO music direcor Rosemary Thomsom will MC the upcoming display of Okanagan music talent

Inaugural Barrels & Berms SBX World Cup continues at Big White

The snowboard cross event brings in Canadian and national stars

Rockets get healthy, snap streak with 3-2 win over T-Birds

Kelowna looks for more wins Saturday with the first of back-to-back games with Giants

Language course helps to revitalize Okanagan First Nation language

“Learning a Language: nsyilxcən for Everyone” course kicks off in Kelowna on Feb. 4

Peachland looks to hire climate action coordinator

Coordinator would help city reach its carbon reduction goals

Pioneer families lived in Summerland’s Prairie Valley area

Darke and Dale families played roles in community’s early history

Princeton RCMP make quick arrest in armed robbery after ‘brief struggle’

Princeton RCMP have arrested a suspect in connection with an armed robbery… Continue reading

‘Presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Canada confirmed by Ontario doctors

Man in his 50s felt ill on his return to Canada from Wuhan, China

Help sought in developing family practices in South Okanagan and Similkameen

An estimated 15,000 people in region do not have a family doctor

People knowingly take fentanyl so make policy changes to reduce harm: B.C. study

Dr. Jane Buxton, an epidemiologist at the centre, says drug users need more resources,

‘My heart is going to bleed’: Bodies brought back to Canada following Iran plane crash

Remains of Sahar Haghjoo, 37, and her eight-year-old daughter, Elsa Jadidi, were identified last weekend

Animal lovers cautioned against feeding urban deer – even if they beg at the window

Even if the deer press their little faces against your kitchen window… Continue reading

Highway 1 closed near Golden for high avalanche danger

DriveBC does not give an estimation for reopening

Most Read