Old Dominion to play Penticton
Award-winning country act Old Dominion will pay a visit to Penticton early in the new year. The five-piece group, which formed in Nashville, has just announced dates for its 12-city We Are Old Dominion Tour, which will stop at the South Okanagan Events on Feb. 8. Tickets start at $39.50 and go on sale Friday, 10 a.m., at the SOEC box office.
Meanwhile, Canadian country duo The Reklaws have been added as special guests to the Dean Brody and Dallas Smith: Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone Tour, which hits Penticton on Friday, Oct. 25. Tickets for all of the shows start at $30 and are available now at the SOEC box office.
Book sale helps cover school costs
A book sale at First United Church Hall on Sept. 21 will help students in El Salvador attend university.
Proceeds from the book sale will go to assist students and their families in the community of El Triunfo.
First United has been supporting the community for 10 years.
The sale will take place in the church hall at the corner of Bernard and Richter from 9 a.m. to noon.
To donate newer soft-cover books, please contact Pat McPhee at 250-869-4839.
Artisan Fair set for Saturday
Handmade wood crafts, clothing, jewelry, body care products, candy and treats will be some of the items for sale at the Craft on the Corner Artisan Fair, Saturday at the First United Church Hall.
About 25 vendors will be at the fair, taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Richter Street and Bernard Avenue.
The event is free although donations will be accepted for the (Arts Council of the Central Okanagan).
Dylan Perkons plays Milkcrate
An Ontario musician will be performing in Kelowna on Oct. 28 — the same day his new album comes out.
Dylan Perkons will perform at Milkcrate Records in celebration of his debut album, The Healing Day, a collection of richly orchestral songs that tell the story of an experienced songwriter finally stepping out to record under his own name.
The album draws influence from Canadian folk songwriters, which serves as a foundation for his atmospheric indie-pop. his songs are brimming with strings, french horn, electric piano and a plethora of synthesizers.
Concerts at Milkcrate begin at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
Derina Harvey Band first in Spotlight
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society will kick off its Spotlight OnStage series of intimate concerts with Celtic music.
The The Derina Harvey Band will perform both nights at 7:30 p.m.
The group recently won the the People’s Choice Award at the 2018 Edmonton Music Awards.
They offer a fresh take on traditional folk songs as well as an increasing amount of original material.
The band has two full length recordings to their credit. Their self-titled debut album came out in 2013 and their second album, Rove and Go, in 2016.
A new single, Fallen Man’s Daughter is slated to be released on Oct. 19 with another album to follow.
Tickets for Derina Harvey Band are $30, available through Ticket Seller. The event is for ages 19 and above only.
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society is hosting a free “Feature Cocktail Tasting” at Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery in Vernon on Sept. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a Derina Harvey Wallbanger, being the the featured drink. There will also be a draw to win free tickets to the concert.