New Pop Okanagan event in Kelowna to focus on music grassroots

Three-day downtown festival will feature more than 60 acts.

Founded in 2011 after the success of the 2010 BreakOut West Festival/Western Canadian Music Awards, the inaugural Pop Okanagan Festival will see a return to grassroots.

This year is promising to show the best in up and coming independent music in Western Canada, say organizers.

Pop Okanagan Festival is a three-day music festival from Oct. 13, to Oct. 15, in downtown Kelowna.

POP Okanagan will showcase more than 60 musical artists at eight venues.

A three-day pass costing $35 will offer the opportunity to get into every venue over the course of the three-day festival.

Organizers sat the streets of downtown Kelowna will be alive with musicians trying to catch each other’s sets, industry professionals catching up with old friends, and—of course—music.

The eight  venues to take in all the music and entertainment will be  Doc Willoughby’s, Fernando’s Taqueria, The Grateful Fed, Habitat, Memphis Blues, O’Flannigans, Sapphire, and Streaming Cafe.

The  artists performing will include The Dudes, Five Alarm Funk, Knight Riderz, 41st and Home, The Boom Booms, Bucknife, Calum Hughes, The Capers, Dan Oig, Dominique Fricot, The Flu, Goodnight Grace, ROCOCODE, The Ruffled Feathers, Thomas Kjorven, Watasun, Windborn & Zaac Pick.

To check out the musical lineup in its entirety, see the website

Pop Okanagan will also present Electro Pop, Kids Pop with an Instrument Petting Zoo, Filmmaker Showdown and Schmusic Networking & Conference.

Pop Okanagan wristbands are available at Mosaic Books, Leo’s Video’s or online at

For more information, about Pop Okanagan, contact the Downtown Kelowna office at 250-862-3515.


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