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Wood, Woody & Wine: Three October Live Music Events in Kelowna

September 25, 2013

There are a lot of good reasons to visit Kelowna in October, including three events where great wine and world-class performances are being served. If you’ll be in the Okanagan for Thanksgiving, book your stay at one of the city’s Kelowna hotels a few days early so you can see at least one of these three featured performers.

The week of October 7 includes performances by three renowned musicians: Woody Holler & His Orchestra, Royal Wood and Ron Sexsmith, performing at an event called Me, Myself & Wine. Taking place at either the Kelowna Community Theatre or the Rotary Centre for the Arts, both venues are close to several of the most popular Kelowna hotels.

Here are the details and highlights of each performance:

Ron Sexsmith: Me, Myself & Wine

Singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith performs at the Kelowna Community Theatre Oct. 9 as part of the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival. Sexsmith, a two-time Juno winner, is fresh off a European tour to promote his latest album, Forever Endeavor.

Me, Myself and Wine, one of the songs on Sexsmith’s new record, could have ended up on the album of a country singer he was writing songs with, but Sexsmith kept it for himself. The song will suit the evening’s pre-show event—a wine tasting to help determine the theatre’s new house white and red!

Tickets, available online, are $26.25, and the show gets underway at 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Kelowna Community Theatre (1375 Water Street)

Ron Sexsmith Me, Myself, and Wine

Ron Sexsmith song Me, Myself & Wine will feature at his Fall Okanagan Wine Festival performance in Kelowna Oct. 9.

Photo from Ron Sexsmith


Royal Wood

Would you believe this two-time Juno nominee is also a registered sommelier? It’s true. Who better to have presiding over and performing at the Okanagan’s Best Wine Taster Oct. 10?

Wood, whose classic pop sound has been compared to David Gray and Sam Roberts, is performing on the heels of the release of his latest album, We Were Born to Glory. Before performing the album’s number one hit single I Want Your Love and other songs, Wood, a registered sommelier, will be presiding over this unique wine tasting event.

The pre-concert wine tasting is $5; tickets for the performance are $26.25 and can be purchased online. The show, taking place at the Kelowna Community Theatre, gets underway at 8 p.m.

Royal Wood Live Music

Royal Wood’s contemporary ‘classic pop’ sound can be heard at a concert/wine tasting event Oct. 10 at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

Photo from Royal Wood


Woody Holler & His Orchestra

Jazz fans will be dancing all the way back to their Kelowna hotels after hearing Woody Holler and His Orchestra. The band, whose sound is a self-proclaimed ‘jazz from the saddle,’ brings a unique western swing style that combines folk and jazz.

Performing Oct. 10 in Kelowna, Woody Holler and His Orchestra features Richard Moody on violin, Greg Lowe on guitar and Daniel Koulack on double bass. Be prepared for virtuosity, spontaneity and even some extreme yodeling.

Woody Holler and His Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Tickets,$25 in advance or $30 at the door, are available at the centre.

Geert Maas Sculpture Gardens and Gallery

Woody Holler & His Orchestra will have their ‘jazz from the saddle’ fans dancing Oct. 10 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

Photo from Manitoba Music/Flickr


While you’re in Kelowna tasting wine and listening to live music at night, why not venture out to the vineyards during the day? Check out our popular wine tour packages.


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