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Thursday, March 16: Vancouver’s Ryan McMahon with guests Joel Spillette and Jeremy Kneeshaw plays the Effie Arts Collective. Show starts at 7 PM and tickets are $25 at Eventbrite.ca.
Thursday March 16: Local metal band Padova play with Penticton punk band We Are Not a Cult and Fraser Valley metal band Plague Doctor at the Kami Inn. Doors open at 7 PM, show starts at 8 PM. Cover charge is $10.
Friday, March 17: Edmonton metal band Fall of Earth with local guests Knox and Dendros plays the Kami Inn. Doors open at 7 PM and tickets are TBA.
Friday, March 17: Local band Shattered Blue plays a St. Paddy’s Day show at Mason’s Kitchen and Bar. Doors open at 7 PM. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Friday-Saturday, March 17-18: 6 Cell presents the 2-Day Bender at the Effie. On Friday, rappers Mickey O’Brien and Dubgee take the stage at 8 PM. On Saturday, German/Canadian rapper Junk performs at 8 PM. Tickets are $25 for each show, available at Eventbrite.ca, and $30 at the door. A two-day pass it available for $50 as well.
Sunday, March 19: Folk and country singers John Gogo and Mike McKenna Jr. play an afternoon coffeehouse show at The Effie. Show starts at 2 PM, Tickets are $20 available at Eventbrite.ca
Sunday, March 26: Toronto folk singer Claire Coupland plays a coffeehouse show at the Effie Arts Collective. Show runs 2-6 PM, tickets available at Eventbrite.ca.
Tuesday, March 21: A folk double bill with the Martimes’ Dave Gunning and multi-instrumentalist JP Cormier at the Vernon Jazz Club. Show starts at 9:45 PM, and tickets are available at ticketseller.ca.
Thursday, March 30: Tragically Hip tribute band The Hip Replacements play the Blue Grotto. Tickets are $25 at Eventbrite.ca, show starts at 9 PM.
Thursday, March 30: A country show featuring Big Fancy and the Shiddy Cowboys, Dani-Rae Clark and the Let Downs, and local opener Nightingvle at London Creature, 662 Seymour St. Show starts at 8 PM. Tickets TBA.
Friday, March 31: Locals The Stonefruits play the Effie as the last stop on their Slow Burn Tour, where they will officially release their debut EP. Tickets and time TBA.
Saturday, April 1: Mr. M’s 1 Man Band plays the Pogue Mahone. Show starts at 8 PM, this is a free concert.
Tuesday, April 4: Canadian roots and blues musicians Charlie A’Court and Suzie Vinnick, with Australian musician Lloyd Speigel play the Vernon Performing Arts Centre in Vernon, BC. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $0 available at the Ticket Seller Box Office, or by calling 250-549-7469.
Thursday, April 6: Vancouver punk legends D.O.A. with locals Headcheese play The Blue Grotto. Show starts at 7 PM, Tickets are $20 at Eventbrite.ca.
Friday, April 14: The Fomites and locals Let’s Go play the Effie as part of their Shred the West tour. Show starts at 7:30 PM, tickets are $15 at Eventbrite.ca
Sunday, April 16: Vancouver’s Five Alarm Funk celebrate their 20th anniversary with a show at Song Sparrow Hall in Salmon Arm. Doors open at 6:30 PM, music starts at 7:30 PM. Ticket sare available at rootsanblues.ca.
Saturday, April 22: A punk show featuing Calgary’s Quit it!, and locals Soundcity Hooligans, Sweater Kittens and Voltage at the Kami Inn. Show starts at 8 PM, door is $20.
Friday, April 28: Canadian/American jazz band Nick Maclean Quartet with Brownman Ali play On the Rocks Pub and Grill. Show starts at 9 PM and the event is free.
Thursday, May 11: Sean McCann, ex of Great Big Sea, will play the Effie Arts Collective. Show starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $40, available at EffieArtsCollective.com.
Tuesday, May 16: Colorado’s folk musician Joel Van Horne, also known as Covenhoven, plays The Vic Downtown, 377 Victoria St. Show starts at 7 PM, ticket price to be announced.
Wednesday, May 17: American roots rock and punk band The Supersuckers and guests The Hangmen play the Blue Grotto. Show starts at 8 PM, tickets to be announced.
Friday-Sunday, August 17-20: The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival returns to the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. This year’s headliners include Sarah McLachlan, Blue Rodeo, Five Alarm Funk, Allison Russell, Apollo Suns, Corey Harris and Crystal Shawanda. To see the entire line up and get tickets, visit rootsandblues.ca/