Music in the Park

Take in free concerts every Friday night from July 8 to August 19 at Memorial Park (get directions), and enjoy the exceptional talent of Okanagan artists at Music in the Park.

The venue is perfect for concert goers with new tiered seating and spectacular views of Okanagan Lake in the background.

Bring your own blanket and maybe an umbrella in the event of light rain, and leave a bit of extra time to find parking. Vendors are located on site for those looking to buy a snack or refreshments at the show.

What If It's Raining?

The concert will still proceed in the event of light rain. In the case of heavy rain, thunderstorm activity or a forest fire burning in the community, the event may be cancelled and a decision will then be made at 6 p.m. on concert day. Otherwise, a little bit of rain or light to moderate smoke from a distant forest fire will have no impact on the event. In the event of cancellation, a notice will be posted on the City of West Kelowna's homepage and its Facebook and Twitter pages.

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2016 Line Up

Our headline acts for the 2016 season are:

  • July 08 - Michael Painchaud - country singer/song-writer and Ben Klick - country
  • July 15 - Dark Horse - oldies and Adam Fitzpatrick - Elvis tribute
  • July 22 - The Hay Goodacre Band - funk & blues and Devon Coyote - fusion of roots, rock and blues
  • July 29 - Pauline Kyllonen - contemporary folk and Prairie Blue - adult contemporary/folk duo
  • Aug 05 - Westbank Opry (with Beamer Wiggly and Gracelynn Sali) - local country
  • Aug 12 - ROYAL - soulful, moody indie pop and Andrew Judah - art rock
  • Aug 19 - Joshua Smith East-Coast-soul-folk and Sister Speak - blend of acoustic, blues and world pop
Each evening's line up includes:

  • Emerging Artist at 6:45 p.m.
  • Opening act at 7 p.m.
  • Headline act at 8 p.m.
About Music in the Park

Music in the Park was created to give residents an opportunity to enjoy free, family and youth friendly entertainment in a beautiful outdoor setting in Westbank Centre.

The Friday evening concerts feature a variety of genres throughout the summer including:

  • Blues
  • Country
  • Indie
  • Pop
  • Rock and more
Canada 150 Community Grant

Council has enhanced Music in the Park programming annually since it began in 2012 as part of its commitment to revitalize the Westbank Centre and create a vibrant civic and cultural core for our community.

Future improvements to Memorial Park are now in the design stage including tiered seating. The City of Kelowna sincerely thanks the Government of Canada for contributing a grant under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in support of this project.
Find Memorial Park

Memorial Park is located behind Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre (JBMAC) at 3737 Old Okanagan Highway.

If travelling north, proceed along Highway 97 (turns into one-way Dobbin Road through Westbank Centre) to Old Okanagan Highway. Turn right on Old Okanagan Highway and travel 250 metres. Park and JBMAC entrance is on the left.

If travelling south, proceed along Highway 97 (turns into one-way Main Street through Westbank Centre), turn left onto Old Okanagan Highway. Proceed on Old Okanagan Highway and go straight through the intersection of Dobbin Road (Highway 97 northbound). Park entrance is 250 metres ahead on the left.