CFBX Live Music Listing

Thursday, July 11/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the rootsy pop-rock of Greg Drummond. There is no cover charge

Thursday, July 11/19 – Music in the Park at the McDonald Park Gazebo continues its series of Thursday concerts, weather permitting, at 7pm. This show features the acoustic blues of Calgary’s Tim Williams. There is no cover charge

Thursday, July 11/19 – Acid-tongued British battle rapper Shotty Horroh is touring in support of his album Salt of the Earth and will play The Blue Grotto with Dirty Frazier and additional guests, doors at 7pm. Admission: $12. Tickets: kamtix.ca

Friday, July 12/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the new rock of The Faceplants. There is no cover charge

Friday, July 12/19 – Rap Loops presents Network Night, a chance to meet local artists, at CJ’s Nightclub, 9:30pm. Acts include Hazardous, Danny Lambo, Matt Blacc, Richy Kwan, Stayyoung, Diego Flores, and Gray Baker. Admission: $10. Tickets: online at kamtix.ca

Friday, July 12/19 – It’s an evening of Appalachian jazz, rural blues and storytelling with guitarist Rockland Moran at Lorenzo’s Cafe, just east of Enderby. Doors open at 6pm, and the show starts at 8. Admission is $10, and dinner can be purchased separately. For reservations and details: 250-838-6700 or lorenzoscafe.com

Friday-Saturday, July 12-13/19 – The city’s own Shattered Blue plays The Blue Grotto, doors at 8pm. Admission: $5 at the door

Friday-Saturday, July 12-13/19 – Armstrong Metal Fest returns to the city’s Interior Exhibition Grounds with its 11th edition and more than 30 bands, including headliners Origin, Wake, Nekrogoblikon, Entheos and many more. Admission at the door, which includes tent camping, is $175, with a discount for advanced purchase. For tickets and information, visit armstrongmetalfest.ca

Saturday, July 13/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the country rock of Joanne & the Shuswap Rock Band. There is no cover charge

Saturday, July 13/19 – Singer-songwriter and guitarist Keenan Wilcox brings his blend of folk, classical, blues and hip-hop to The Art We Are, 7pm. Admission: $10 at the door

Saturday, July 13/19 – Toronto-based rapper and producer Focused brings his Bad Meat Tour to The Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse, 8pm

Sunday, July 14/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the folk, roots & soul of Steve Brockley. There is no cover charge

Monday, July 15/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the heavy country-rock of TrailerHawk. There is no cover charge

Tuesday, July 16/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the rock of Frapp City. There is no cover charge

Wednesday, July 17/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the blues of Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Blues Band. There is no cover charge

Thursday, July 18/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with David James & Big River and their tribute to Johnny Cash. There is no cover charge

Thursday, July 18/19 – Music in the Park at the McDonald Park Gazebo continues its series of Thursday concerts, weather permitting, at 7pm. This show features the folk music of Noah Derksen. There is no cover charge

Thursday, July 18/19 – Singer-songwriter and award-winning blues harmonica player Harpdog Brown brings his Uptown Blues Band and music from a new album to Lorenzo’s Cafe, just east of Enderby. Doors open at 6pm, and the show starts at 8. Admission is $20, and dinner can be purchased separately. For reservations and details: 250-838-6700 or lorenzoscafe.com

Thursday, July 18/19 – Red Woods and special guest What’sup play The Blue Grotto, doors at 8pm. Admission: $10. Tickets: kamtix.ca

Friday, July 19/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the classic rock of Shattered Blue. There is no cover charge

Friday, July 19/19 – Daring Greatly, the family band originally from Calgary, brings a blend of classic rock, jam and soul to Lorenzo’s Cafe, just east of Enderby. Doors open at 6pm, and the show starts at 8. Admission is $15, and dinner can be purchased separately. For reservations and details: 250-838-6700 or lorenzoscafe.com

Friday-Saturday, July 19-20/19 – Rumble 100 returns to The Blue Grotto, doors at 8pm. Admission: $5 at the door

Saturday, July 20/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the roots & folk of Yale County Jug Band. There is no cover charge

Saturday, July 20/19 – Singer-songwriter Shaedan Hawse plays The Art We Are, 7pm. Admission: TBA

Saturday, July 20/19 – The Motorleague, with Spendo & the Skins plus Half Step Down, plays Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 7pm. Advanced tickets: $15 online at kamtix.ca

Sunday, July 21/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the folk-soul of JennyAllen & the Fates. There is no cover charge

Sunday, July 21/19 – The duo of Jory Kinjo and Chris Murray brings its blend of acoustic ska, reggae, soul and rocksteady to Lorenzo’s Cafe, just east of Enderby. Doors open at 6pm, and the show starts at 8. Dinner can be purchased separately from the cover charge. For reservations and details: 250-838-6700 or lorenzoscafe.com

Monday, July 22/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the modern folk quartet The Fugitives. There is no cover charge

Tuesday, July 23/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the R&B of Lester McLean. There is no cover charge

Wednesday, July 24/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the BCLC Midsummer Night’s Jam and the country music of The Washboard Union. There is no cover charge

Thursday, July 25/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the blues of Cecile Doo-Kingue (do-king’-gay). There is no cover charge

Thursday, July 25/19 – Music in the Park at the McDonald Park Gazebo continues its series of Thursday concerts, weather permitting, at 7pm. This show features the acoustic rock trio Radiation Rose. There is no cover charge

Thursday, July 25/19 – A Led Zeppelin tribute will take place at The Blue Grotto, doors at 8pm. Tickets: $15 at the door

Friday, July 26/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the roots & country of Rollin’ Trainwreck. There is no cover charge

Friday-Saturday, July 26-27/19 – The band Renegade Eye rocks The Blue Grotto, doors at 8pm, Admisson: $5 at the door

Friday-Saturday, July 26-27 – Singer-songwriter and recording artist Gorden James plays Tumbleweed Lounge in the Plaza Hotel, 7pm. There is no cover charge

Friday-Saturday, July 26-27/19 – The trio The Soul Sistah, Deluxe EditionCat Wells, Ellie Young, and Wendy Aroynk – brings its blend of jazz & blues to Lorenzo’s Cafe, just east of Enderby. Doors open at 6pm, and the show starts at 8. Deborah Gold is a special guest on Friday evening. Admission is $10, and dinner can be purchased separately. For reservations and details: 250-838-6700 or lorenzoscafe.com

Saturday, July 27/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the CIFM presentation Jersey Boulevard, a tribute to Bon Jovi and Journey. There is no cover charge

Saturday, July 27/19 – The Kamloops duo What’supSean Luciw and Sabine Stanzer – plays The Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse, 8:30pm. Singer-songwriter Kassandra Clack will do an opening set at 7pm. There is no cover charge

Saturday, July 27/19 – Multiple Juno-winner Serena Ryder will play an outdoor concert slopeside at The Annex at Sun Peaks Resort, 7pm. There is no admission charge. Devon Coyote will perform at the Upper Plaza Stage following Serena‘s show. For details, log on to sunpeaksresort.com

Saturday, July 27/19 – Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Justin Koshman will play The Art We Are, 7pm. Admission: by donation at the door

Sunday, July 28/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the East Coast sounds of Nova Scotiables. There is no cover charge

Monday, July 29/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the R&B of Willie Ward’s Cool Machine. There is no cover charge

Tuesday, July 30/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the funk, rock & blues of Road Waves. There is no cover charge

Wednesday, July 31/19 – The second Open Mic Night & Poetry Slam of the month will be held at The Art We Are, 7pm. These evenings of creative expression feature music, theatre, spoken word, rants & raves and more, all in a respectful environment. Admission is by donation at the door

Wednesday, July 31/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the country rock of Hillside Outlaws. There is no cover charge

Thursday, August 1/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the Australian rock duo This Way North. There is no cover charge

Thursday, August 1/19 – It’s an evening of tech death metal with the three-band lineup of Calgary’s Widow’ Peak, Winnipegs’s Anomalism, and Kamloops’ own Burn It All at The Blue Grotto, doors at 7pm. Admission: $10 at the door

Thursday, August 1/19 – Music in the Park at the McDonald Park Gazebo continues its series of Thursday concerts, weather permitting, at 7pm. This show features the classic rock of Last Child. There is no cover charge

Thursday, August 1/19 – The Calgary-based band in the klezmer tradition of Jewish and Gypsy folk music, Black Sea plays Lorenzo’s Cafe, just east of Enderby. Doors open at 6pm, and the show starts at 8. Admission is $10, and dinner can be purchased separately. For reservations and details: 250-838-6700 or lorenzoscafe.com

Friday, August 2/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the classic rock of Fully Loaded. There is no cover charge

Friday, August 2/19 – Playing a mix of country, rock and jazz, the trio Half a Quorum rolls in to Lorenzo’s Cafe, just east of Enderby. Doors open at 6pm, and the show starts at 8. Admission is $10, and dinner can be purchased separately. For reservations and details: 250-838-6700 or lorenzoscafe.com

Friday-Sunday, August 2-4/19 – The 28th annual Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival takes place on the shores of Kootenay Lake with a mix of jazz, world and blues acts on a floating stage. The list of more than 30 performers includes Elliott Brood, Harry Manx, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Dan Brubeck, Ani DiFranco, and Five Alarm Funk. For tickets and info, log on to kaslojazzfest.com

Friday-Monday, August 2-5/19 – ArtsWells, the festival of all things art, takes place in the towns of Wells and Barkerville, BC, east of Quesnel. Hundreds of artists working in many different art forms and musical genres will be on site, and camping and food trucks will be available. For ticket and info, log on to artswells.com

Saturday, August 3/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the rock & country classics of Forum. There is no cover charge

Saturday, August 3/19 – Festival favourite Papa Groove brings its fusion of afrobeat and funk to Lorenzo’s Cafe, just east of Enderby. Doors open at 6pm, and the show starts at 8. Admission is $15, and dinner can be purchased separately. For reservations and details: 250-838-6700 or lorenzoscafe.com

Sunday, August 4/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the rock & roll of Trama – members of the band Trooper. There is no cover charge

Monday, August 5/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the Canadiana of Margit Sky Project. There is no cover charge

Tuesday, August 6/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the rockin’ blues of Suz & Jonny. There is no cover charge

Wednesday, August 7/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with Blackdaze and its Ozzy Osbourne tribute. There is no cover charge

Wednesday, August 7/19 – The Winnipeg-based eight-piece Apollo Suns brings its mix of rock, jazz and funk to Lorenzo’s Cafe, just east of Enderby. Doors open at 6pm, and the show starts at 8. Admission is $15, and dinner can be purchased separately. For reservations and details: 250-838-6700 or lorenzoscafe.com

Thursday, August 8/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the swingin’ blues of Sabrina & Swing Cat Bounce. There is no cover charge

Thursday, August 8/19 – Music in the Park at the McDonald Park Gazebo continues its series of Thursday concerts, weather permitting, at 7pm. This show features favourites of the ’60s through the ’90s with Evan Wilds. There is no cover charge

Friday, August 9/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with Ribfest and the AC/DC tribute by High Voltage. There is no cover charge

Friday, August 9/19 – Singer-songwriter-guitarist and producer Sean Ashby, who has worked with Sarah McLachlan, Ginger, Wild Strawberries and many more, plays Lorenzo’s Cafe, just east of Enderby. Doors open at 6pm, and the show starts at 8. Admission is $15, and dinner can be purchased separately. For reservations and details: 250-838-6700 or lorenzoscafe.com

Friday-Saturday, August 9-10/19 – The duo Room to Dance plays Tumbleweed Lounge in the Plaza Hotel, 7pm. There is no cover charge

Friday-Monday, August 9-12/19 – The 22nd annual Shambhala Music Festival, Canada’s longest-running electronic music festival, returns to Salmo River Ranch with headliners Excision, GriZ, ZHU, Chase & Status, and TroyBoi, and over 200 additional artists performing on six stages. For tickets and details, log on to shambhalamusicfestival.com

Saturday, August 10/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with Ribfest and the Def Leppard tribute by Hysteria of Def Leppard. There is no cover charge

Sunday, August 11/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with Ribfest and the bagpipe rock of John McCuaig. There is no cover charge

Monday, August 12/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the rock of Dodie Goldney’s Instamatics. There is no cover charge

Tuesday, August 13/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the East Coast Celtic sound of Maritime Kitchen Party. There is no cover charge

Wednesday, August 14/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the new rock of Goodnight, Sunrise. There is no cover charge

Wednesday, August 14/19 – The Summer Expulsion 2019 brings The Hallowed Catharsis, No Faith in Fortune, and Death Machine to The Blue Grotto, doors at 7pm. Tickets: $10 at the door

Thursday, August 15/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the country rock of Ben Klick. There is no cover charge

Thursday, August 15/19 – Music in the Park at the McDonald Park Gazebo continues its series of Thursday concerts, weather permitting, at 7pm. This show features up & coming pop star Madison Olds. There is no cover charge

Thursday-Sunday, August 15-18/19 – The 27th annual Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival takes over the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds with multiple outdoor stages, Global Food Village, Artisan Market, Family Fun Zone and much more. Headliners include Ruthie Foster, The Little Smokies, Jim Cuddy, Lil’ Jimmy Reed, Andrew Collins Trio, Sue Foley, Mile 12, Valdy, and many more. Tickets: rootsandblues.ca

Friday, August 16/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the happy rock of Speed Control. There is no cover charge

Friday-Saturday, August 16-17/19 – Singer-songwriter Lindsay May plays Tumbleweed Lounge in the Plaza Hotel, 7pm. There is no cover charge

Saturday, August 17/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with blues guitarist Charlie Jacobson. There is no cover charge

Sunday, August 18/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the Ambassadors of Fun, the Rube Band. There is no cover charge

Sunday, August 18/19 – Kamloops radio station New Country 103.1 celebrates its birthday with an all-ages party at the BC Wildlife Park. Music with the Hunter Brothers and special guests, starting at 1pm. Admission: $25. Tickets: kamtix.ca

Monday, August 19/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the female country-music trio The Heels. There is no cover charge

Tuesday, August 20/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the powerful blues vocals of Crystal Shawanda. There is no cover charge

Wednesday, August 21/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the roots blues of Judy Brown. There is no cover charge

Thursday, August 22/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the fun country music of Boots & the Hoots. There is no cover charge

Thursday, August 22/19 – Music in the Park at the McDonald Park Gazebo continues its series of Thursday concerts, weather permitting, at 7pm. This show features the rock of Someone to Blame. There is no cover charge

Friday, August 23/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with Hip Replacements and its tribute to the Tragically Hip. There is no cover charge

Friday-Saturday, August 23-24/19 – The band Forum rocks The Blue Grotto, doors at 8pm. Admission: $5 at the door

Friday-Sunday, August 23-25/19 – The 10th annual Retro Concert Weekend takes over Sun Peaks Resort with tributes to ZZ Top, the Tragically Hip, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, and ’80s female performers. There is no admission charge. Details are available online at sunpeaksresort.com

Friday-Sunday, August 23-25/19 – The Nimblefingers Festival, a celebration of top-notch bluegrass music that accompanies two weeks of workshops, will be held at the Sorrento Centre at the west end of Sorrento, BC. The musical lineup includes John Reischman & Eli West, Annie Lou, Jenny Lester, Foghorn Stringband, Lonesome Ace Stringband, Slocan Ramblers and many more. For details and tickets, log on to nimblefingers.ca

Saturday, August 24/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with Heavy Metal and its tribute to ’80s metal bands. There is no cover charge

Saturday, August 24/19 – Indie-folk/alt-country singer-songwriter Sutton James has just released his solo debut, High Country Hiatus, and brings his new material to The Art We Are, 7pm. Admission: $5 at the door

Sunday, August 25/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the sultry jazzy sounds of Cathi Marshall. There is no cover charge

Monday, August 26/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the roots rock of The Sturgeons. There is no cover charge

Tuesday, August 27/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the three lead voices and country rock of Tennessee Walker. There is no cover charge

Wednesday, August 28/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the rockabilly of Ginger St. James. There is no cover charge

Thursday, August 29/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the New Orleans swing of Richard Graham’s Backbeat. There is no cover charge

Thursday, August 29/19 – Music in the Park at the McDonald Park Gazebo concludes its series of Thursday concerts with The Decoys and its tribute to Tom Petty, starting at 7pm, weather permitting. There is no cover charge

Friday, August 30/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park continues at 7pm, rain or shine, with the ’80s rock of DeLorean. There is no cover charge

Saturday, August 31/19 – Music in the Park at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park concludes with the world music of Earthbound, starting at 7pm, rain or shine. There is no cover charge

Saturday, September 7/19 – Chamber Musicians of Kamloops presents its first show of the 2019-2020 season, A Foray into the Absurd with the Echea String Quartet, at Kamloops United Church, 7:30pm. The program includes music by Haydn, Ligeti, and Bartok. Admission: $25 general, $20 youth under 19, and free for kids under 12. Tickets: online at eventbrite.ca

Thursday, September 19/19 – Alternative-folk rockers Shred Kelly bring their western Canadian fall tour to CJ’s Nightclub, doors at 7pm. Admission: $15. Tickets: kamtix.ca

Thursday, September 26/19 – One-man blues-rock band and Juno and Maple Blues Award winner Steve Hill rocks The Blue Grotto, doors at 7pm. Admission: $20. Tickets online at kamtix.ca

Tuesday, October 1/19 – Vancouver’s Said the Whale is on tour in support of the new album Cascadia and will play The Blue Grotto with special guests TBA, 7pm. Tickets are $23.50, including a digital download of the new album, available at kamtix.ca

Tuesday, October 8/19 – It’s an evening of psychbilly, Southern rock, and cowpunk, as Nashville Pussy brings its 2019 tour to The Blue Grotto. Details TBA

Friday, October 18/19 – Cape Breton singer-songwriter Jimmy Rankin, founding member of The Rankin Family, performs solo at The Rex Hall, 417 Seymour Street. Tickets: $30-35, online at kamtix.ca

Tuesday, October 29/19 – Nashville’s Rascal Flatts brings its Forever Summer Playlist Tour to Sandman Centre, 7pm. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.ca

Tuesday, October 29/19 – Hollerado brings its The One Last Time Tour to Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 7pm. Tickets: $20 online at kamtix.ca

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