CFBX Live Music Listing

Friday, July 13/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the rock & blues of Suzy Rawn, 7pm. This is a free public event

Friday, July 13/18 – A blues jam will be held at the Grindhouse Cafe on 4th, 6pm. Admission is by donation

Friday, July 13/18 – Monologues plays Chances Barside Lounge, 8pm. There is no cover charge

Friday, July 13/18 – Jam session with Jim Cochran & friends at the Westsyder, 8pm. There is no cover charge

Friday-Saturday, July 13-14/18 – Margit Sky plays the Tumbleweed Lounge in the Plaza Hotel, 7pm. There is no cover charge

Friday-Saturday, July 13-14/18 – The Angie Heinze Band plays The Blue Grotto, doors at 8pm. Admission: $5 at the door

Saturday, July 14/18 – Brothers Tony and Peter Chotem, performing as Double Helix, will play The Art We Are, 7pm. Admission: $5 at the door

Saturday, July 14/18 – Jon Treichel & Kira Haug play Chances Barside Lounge, 8pm. There is no cover charge

Saturday, July 14/18 – The band Alset plays high-energy rock & roll at Tumbleweeds Pub, 5220 Bogetti Place, 8pm. There is no cover charge

Saturday, July 14/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with a Lynyrd Skynyrd trubute called Swamp Music, 7pm. This is a free public event

Sunday, July 15/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the porch blues of Tim Williams, 7pm. This is a free public event

Monday, July 16/18 – The Commodore Grand Cafe & Lounge hosts Open Mic Night, 9:30pm

Monday, July 16/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the classic rock of Frapp City, 7pm. This is a free public event

Tuesday, July 17/18 – Jam Night at The Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse. There is no cover charge

Tuesday, July 17/18 – Mexican band Lost Nebula, with Volcano Calculator and Black Castle Banshee, plays The Grindhouse Cafe, doors at 8pm, music at 9. Admission: $10 at the door.

Tuesday, July 17/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the roots-blues trio Tri-Continental, 7pm. This is a free public event

Wednesday, July 18/18 – The Supersuckers bring their rockin’ 30th-anniversary tour to The Blue Grotto, doors at 8pm. Admission: $20. Tickets: ticketor.com/thebluegrotto (a service charge may apply)

Wednesday, July 18/18 – Jam Night at Chances Barside Lounge, 8pm. Hosted by Jim Cochran, Mark Petrie & friends. There is no cover charge

Wednesday, July 18/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the country-rock of Me & Mae, 7pm. This is a free public event

Wednesday, July 18/18 – Music in the Park continues weekly at McDonald Park on the North Shore with the female classic rock of Alset, 7pm. This is a free event

Thursday, July 19/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the roots rock of The Sturgeons, 7pm. This is a free public event

Thursday, July 19/18 – The triple header of Haggus, Axial, and Botched Anastomosis plays the Grindhouse Cafe on 4th, 8pm. Tickets: $10 at the door or pay what you can

Thursday, July 19/18 – Octobers, Mystery Lovers, and Groceries will play The Blue Grotto, doors at 8pm. Doors at 8pm. Tickets at the door

Friday, July 20/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the country music of Ben Klick, 7pm. This is a free public event

Friday, July 20/18 – Michelle Simpson Band plays Chances Barside Lounge, 8pm. There is no cover charge

Friday, July 20/18 – Jam session with Jim Cochran & friends at the Westsyder, 8pm. There is no cover charge

Friday, July 20-21/18 – The Jon Bos Band plays The Blue Grotto, doors at 8pm. Admission: $5 at the door

Friday-Saturday, July 20-21/18 – Jana Seale plays the Tumbleweed Lounge in the Plaza Hotel, 7pm. There is no cover charge

Saturday, July 21/18 – Singer-songwriters Myc Sharratt and Grant Richardson bring their acoustic Night Light Tour to The Art We Are, 7pm. Tickets at the door

Saturday, July 21/18 – Dave Coalmine plays Chances Barside Lounge, 8pm. There is no cover charge

Saturday, July 21/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with Pure Petty, a Tom Petty tribute, 7pm. This is a free public event

Sunday, July 22/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with singer-songwriter Marshall Potts, 7pm. This is a free public event

Monday, July 23/18 – The Commodore Grand Cafe & Lounge hosts Open Mic Night, 9:30pm

Monday, July 23/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with a royal trio – Three Kings featuring Henry Small, 7pm. This is a free public event

Tuesday, July 24/18 – Jam Night at The Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse. There is no cover charge

Tuesday, July 24/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the blues of Cecile Doo-Kingue (doe-king’-gay), 7pm. This is a free public event

Wednesday, July 25/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with Midsummer Night’s Jam as BCLC presents Gord Bamford Canadian Country Classic, 7pm. This is a free public event

Wednesday, July 25/18 – Music in the Park continues weekly at McDonald Park on the North Shore with the rootsy sounds of The Yale County Jug Band, 7pm. This is a free event

Wednesday, July 25/18 – Jam Night at Chances Barside Lounge, 8pm. Hosted by Jim Cochran, Mark Petrie & friends. There is no cover charge

Thursday, July 26/18 – Singer-songwriter Shirley Gnome, famous for her hilarious and sometimes risque lyrics, appears with comedian Chris Gordon at The Blue Grotto, doors at 8pm. Admission: $15. Tickets: kamtix.ca

Thursday, July 26/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the roots music of Echo Nebraska, 7pm. This is a free public event

Thursday-Sunday, July 26-29/18 – Element Music Festival returns to Snug Lake Amphitheatre, 40 clicks north of Princeton. The line-up includes Lotus, Particle, Genetics, GD/BC – Grateful Dead Tribute, Jason Hann of The String Cheese Incident, The Unfaithful Servants and many more. For event and ticket information, log on to elementfestival.info

Thursday-Sunday, July 26-29/18 – The 4th annual Electric Love Festival will be held at Cheam Fishing Village in Agassiz with 200+ local and international artists, body painting, art installations, food vendors,workshops, camping and more. Performers include The Crystal Method, Black Sun Empire, Juno Reactor, and Dirtyphonics. For tickets and info, log on to electriclovemusicfestival.com

Friday, July 27/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with David James & Big River performing a Johnny Cash tribute, 7pm. This is a free public event

Friday, July 27/18 – Jam session with Jim Cochran & friends at the Westsyder, 8pm. There is no cover charge

Friday, July 27/18 – Pauline Kyllonen plays Chances Barside Lounge, 8pm. There is no cover charge

Friday, July 27/18 – Independent singer-songwriters Shaun Rawlins and Tyler Bartfai play The Grindhouse Cafe, 7pm. Tickets: $10 at the door

Friday, July 27/18 – The Bassment Kamloops hosts singer-songwriter & guitarist Sean Ashby, doors at 7:45pm, show at 8. There is no cover at the door, though a donation of $20 to the artist is recommended. An RSVP is required: thebassmentkamloops.com

Friday-Saturday, July 27-28/18 – Gorden James plays the Tumbleweed Lounge in the Plaza Hotel, 7pm. There is no cover charge

Friday, July 27-28/18 – Shattered Blue rocks The Blue Grotto, doors at 8pm. Admission: $5 at the door

Saturday, July 28/18 – Bees & the Bare Bones plays Chances Barside Lounge, 8pm. There is no cover charge

Saturday, July 28/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the classic rock of Shattered Blue, 7pm. This is a free public event

Saturday, July 28/18 – The band The Storm plays classic rock at Tumbleweeds Pub, 5220 Bogetti Place, 8pm. There is no cover charge

Saturday, July 28/18 – Live music at the Alpine Blossom Festival at Sun Peaks Resort includes Bobs & Lolo (11am, Upper Plaza Stage), Ben Klick (1pm, Clock Tower Stage), Twin Kennedy (4pm, Clock Tower Stage), and Sue Foley (6:30pm Upper Plaza Stage). There is no admission charge for the concerts

Saturday, July 28/18 – An outdoor house concert will be held at a downtown location to be announced soon, 7pm. The talent includes Zakk Bradley, Jordy Major & Sam Dyck, and Deandra Dey & Co. Bring your own drinks, snacks and lawn chair or blanket. Tickets are $15, available in advance by email: deandradeymusic@gmail.com

Saturday, July 28/18 – Indie singer-songwriters Shaun Rawlins and Tyler Bartfai perform at The Art We Are, 7pm. Tickets: $10 at the door

Sunday, July 29/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the old-style country of Tyler Allen & the Red Hot Hayseeds, 7pm. This is a free public event

Monday, July 30/18 – The Commodore Grand Cafe & Lounge hosts Open Mic Night, 9:30pm

Monday, July 30/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the award-wnning blues of Sue Foley, 7pm. This is a free public event

Tuesday, July 31/18 – Jam Night at The Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse. There is no cover charge

Tuesday, July 31/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with Sarah McLachlan‘s guitarist, Sean Ashby, 7pm. This is a free public event

Wednesday, August 1/18 – Jam Night at Chances Barside Lounge, 8pm. Hosted by Jim Cochran, Mark Petrie & friends. There is no cover charge

Wednesday, August 1/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the rhythmic sounds of Major Funk & the Employment, 7pm. This is a free public event

Wednesday, August 1/18 – Music in the Park continues weekly at McDonald Park on the North Shore with Dodie Goldney & Nicole Clay performing a Joni Mitchell tribute, 7pm. This is a free event

Thursday, August 2/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the roots-rock and blues of Devon Coyote, 7pm. This is a free public event

Friday, August 3/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the rock ‘n’ roll of Trama, comprising former members of the band Trooper, 7pm. This is a free public event

Friday, August 3/18 – Jam session with Jim Cochran & friends at the Westsyder, 8pm. There is no cover charge

Friday-Saturday, August 3-4/18 – Jeremy Kneeshaw plays the Tumbleweed Lounge in the Plaza Hotel, 7pm. There is no cover charge

Saturday, August 4/18 – The duo Nice Verdes brings its blend of folk and world music to The Art We Are, 7pm. Admission: $5 at the door

Saturday, August 4/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the blues of Toronto’s Sugar Brown, 7pm. This is a free public event

Sunday, August 5/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the contemporary roots-rock of Sam Spades, 7pm. This is a free public event

Sunday, August 5/18 – James & the North Shore joins forces with Vernon’s Modern Folk and Kamloops’ own Lost in the Woods for a Sunday show on the August long weekend at The Blue Grotto, doors at 7:30pm. Admission: $10 at the door

Monday, August 6/18 – The Commodore Grand Cafe & Lounge hosts Open Mic Night, 9:30pm

Monday, August 6/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the Ambassadors of Fun – The Rube Band – 7pm. This is a free public event

Tuesday, August 7/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the young country of Lauren Mayell, 7pm. This is a free public event

Tuesday, August 7/18 – Jam Night at The Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse. There is no cover charge

Wednesday, August 8/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the ’70s/’80s/’90s rock of Cruise Control, 7pm. This is a free public event

Wednesday, August 8/18 – Music in the Park continues weekly at McDonald Park on the North Shore with the soulful duo of Suzie & Jon, 7pm. This is a free event

Thursday, August 9/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the country-rock of Hillside Outlaws, 7pm. This is a free public event

Friday, August 10/18 – Music in the Park and Ribfest present The Hip Show, a Tragically Hip tribute, at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell, 7pm. This is a free event

Friday, August 10/18 – Sun Peaks Resort kicks off its 9th annual three-day Retro Concert Weekend with BC/DC performing the music of AC/DC, 7pm. There is no admission charge

Friday-Saturday, August 10-11/18 – Tight’er plays the Tumbleweed Lounge in the Plaza Hotel, 7pm. There is no cover charge

Saturday, August 11/18 – Sun Peaks Resort continues its 9th annual three-day Retro Concert Weekend with The Ultimate Elvis Show, 2pm; SteelWheels performing the music of the Rolling Stones, 4:30pm; The Fab Fourever paying tribute to The Beatles, 7pm; and Kamloops’s own Paisley Groove playing the music of Santana, 8:45pm. There is no admission charge to these concerts

Saturday, August 11/18 – Music in the Park and Ribfest present Eagle Eyes, an Eagles tribute, at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell, 7pm. This is a free event

Sunday, August 12/18 – Music in the Park and Ribfest present The Beatles Experience, a Fab Four tribute, at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell, 7pm. This is a free event

Sunday, August 12/18 – Sun Peaks Resort wraps up its 9th annual three-day Retro Concert Weekend with Bbddy Holic performing the music of Buddy Holly. There is no admission charge

Sunday, August 12/18 – New Country 103.1 celebrates its birthday with George Canyon and special guest Shawn Austin & the County Line at the BC Wildlife Park, 5:30pm. Admission: $25. Tickets: The Horse Barn and online at kamtix.ca

Monday, August 13/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the East Coast sounds of Nova Scotiables, 7pm. This is a free public event

Tuesday, August 14/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with Metal Stiletto, a multi-female tribute, 7pm. This is a free public event

Wednesday, August 15/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with Blackdaze, a Black Sabbath tribute, 7pm. This is a free public event

Wednesday, August 15/18 – Music in the Park continues weekly at McDonald Park on the North Shore with the soul band Mama Soul, 7pm. This is a free event

Thursday, August 16/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the modern rock of The Faceplants, 7pm. This is a free public event

Thursday-Sunday, August 16-19/18 – The 26th annual Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival takes over the city’s fairgrounds for a weekend of folk, blues and world music. The lineup includes Colin James, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Pharis & Jason Romero, The Paperboys, the Family Stone, and dozens more. For tickets and more details, log on to rootsandblues.ca

Friday, August 17/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the Swedish brother band The Dimplers, 7pm. This is a free public event

Friday, August 17/18 – The Bassment Kamloops hosts groove rock trio The Carbons, doors at 7:45pm, show at 8. There is no cover at the door, though a donation of $20 to the artist is recommended. An RSVP is required: thebassmentkamloops.com

Friday-Saturday, August 17-18/18 – Margit Sky plays the Tumbleweed Lounge in the Plaza Hotel, 7pm. There is no cover charge

Saturday, August 18/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the rockabilly of Punch Drunk Cabaret, 7pm. This is a free public event

Sunday, August 19/18 – Hamilton, Ontario’s hard-rocking Doors & Fours with Volcano Calculator and more guests play The Grindhouse Cafe, 4th & Lansdowne, 8pm. Tickets at the door

Sunday, August 19/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the blues-rock of The Blue Voodoo, 7pm. This is a free public event

Monday, August 20/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the rock ‘n’ roll of The Angie Heinze Band, 7pm. This is a free public event

Tuesday, August 21/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the swing-blues of Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce, 7pm. This is a free public event

Wednesday, August 22/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the bagpipe rock of Johnny McCuaig, 7pm. This is a free public event

Wednesday, August 22/18 – Music in the Park continues weekly at McDonald Park on the North Shore with the award-winning folk duo 100 Mile House, 7pm. This is a free event

Thursday, August 23/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the blues-rock of Mike MacKenzie, 7pm. This is a free public event

Friday, August 24/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the South American band Brisas del Palmar, 7pm. This is a free public event

Friday-Saturday, August 24-25/18 – Gorden James plays the Tumbleweed Lounge in the Plaza Hotel, 7pm. There is no cover charge

Saturday, August 25/18 – The 7th annual NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival resturns to the Sorrento Centre, 11am to 9pm. The line-up includes Jenny Lester, The Lonesome Ace Stringband, The Special Consensus, The Bucking Mules, Old Paint Duo, and more. Advanced tickets: $35 adults, $22.50 youth (13-18) at nimblefingers.ca.. Prices will be higher at the door

Saturday, August 25/18 – The Subculture Festival – the crossroads of business, arts music, and Kamloops culture – makes its debut at iTel Networks, 1850 Mission Flats Road, 12 noon. Live bands include At Mission Dolores, Echo Beach, and James & the North Shore, and DJs include Lux Sit, D-Funkt, and The Sultan. General admission is $20, tickets at Pizza Pi on Victoria Street and at eventbrite.ca

Saturday, August 25/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the classic rock of The Bigger Picture, 7pm. This is a free public event

Saturday, August 25/18 – The first half of Sun Peaks Resort’s Music in the Mountains weekend features Sister Speak, 3pm, and Dan Mangan, 6pm. There is no cover charge

Sunday, August 26/18 – The second half of Sun Peaks Resort’s Music in the Mountains weekend hosts Bedouin Soundclash, 1pm. There is no admission cost

Sunday, August 26/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the R&B of Lester McLean, 7pm. This is a free public event

Monday, August 27/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the reggae of Caleb Hart, 7pm. This is a free public event

Tuesday, August 28/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the horn jazz of Anita Eccleston, 7pm. This is a free public event

Wednesday, August 29/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the New Orleans sounds of Bourbon Street Backbeat, 7pm. This is a free public event

Wednesday, August 29/18 – Music in the Park concludes at McDonald Park on the North Shore with the folk, pop and rock of the Dave Coalmine Band, 7pm. This is a free event

Thursday, August 30/18 – Music in the Park continues at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the world music of Earthbound, 7pm. This is a free public event

Friday, August 31/18 – Music in the Park concludes at Riverside Park Rotary Bandshell with the ’80s rock of DeLorean, 7pm. This is a free public event

Friday-Saturday, August 31-September 1/18 – Lindsay May plays the Tumbleweed Lounge in the Plaza Hotel, 7pm. There is no cover charge

Thursday, September 20/18 – The new season of Live at TRU launches with a blend of acoustic folk and classical with Raine Hamilton, 12:30pm. There is no admssion charge to this public event

Friday, September 28/18 – The band Lion Bear Fox returns to Kamloops with an evening at the Boom Boom Rex Room 417 Seymour Street, 7pm. Admission: $25 general admission seating, $30 reserved seating. Tickets: kamtix.ca

Sunday, October 28/18 – Award-winning singer-songwriter Jann Arden brings her These Are the Days tour to Sagebrush Theatre. Tickets are $75 each, plus service charge, at Kamloops Live Box Office, 250-374-5483 or kamloopslive.ca

Tuesday, November 6/18 – John Mellencamp brings his Sad Clowns & Hillbillies tour to the Sandman Centre, 8pm. Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca

Thursday, November 8/18 – Live at TRU continues with the a cappella sounds of the six-piece Jazz Affair, 12:30pm. There is no admssion charge to this public event

Wednesday, November 14/18 – USS (Ubiquitous Energy Seeker) is a Canadian alternative rock musical duo that brings its Bonvista Tour to The Blue Grotto, 8pm. Special guest: The Elwins. Tickets online: kamtix.ca

Thursday, November 15/18 – The trio Hey Ocean is hitting the road to support its new album, The Hurt of Happiness, and that includes a stop at The Blue Grotto, doors at 8pm. Admission: $20. Tickets online at ticketor.com (a service charge may apply), or at Long & McQuade and The Grotto

Thursday, February 14/19 – Live at TRU continues with the Duo Fortin-Poirier, as an overhead camera allows the audience to watch four hands make one piano sing, 12:30pm. There is no admssion charge to this public event

Thursday, April 4/19 – The 2018-2019 season of Live at TRU concludes with O-Celli, an eight-cello group that plays everything from Tchaikovsky to Mancini, 12:30pm. There is no admssion charge to this public event

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