Are you getting an itch for live music? Here are 8 shows happening in Kamloops through September and October. Get your dancing shoes on and head out to a few of these.
Jom Comyn & Jordy Major @ The Art We Are
Edmonton-based indie-rock songwriter Jom Comyn is releasing his brand-new album on September 6th, so you will hear his new tunes tonight at The Art We Are. Joined by local singer-songwriter Jordy Major and hosted by Factotum Co (the resident cassette publishing company), this is sure to be a unique evening in every way.
Show starts at 7pm - buy tickets at the door for $10.
Jojo Mason @ Cactus Jacks Nightclub
Throw on your cowboy boots and head to CJ's for an intimate country experience. JoJo Mason, a rising star in the Canadian country music scene, is joined by fellow Canadians Eric Ethridge and Sons of Daughters. This is guaranteed to be a boot-stomping good time.
Show starts at 7pm - buy tickets now for $25.
Shred Kelly @ Cactus Jacks Nightclub
Local favourites and Fernie-based Shred Kelly are back in town, bringing their signature energy-filled show to CJ's. They have been together for ten years and are showing no signs of slowing down. They released their fourth LP last year and just finished tracking their next one. If you’re in the mood for some lively alternative folk, this is the place to be.
Show starts at 7pm - buy tickets for $15.
Romantic Elements @ Oasis Church
If you’re looking for something without drums or electric guitars, visit the Oasis Church to hear the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra playing “Four Elements,” a piece written by Salmon Arm-composer Jean Etheridge. This will be followed by Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 1 and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, featuring Canadian violinist and Juilliard attendee Timothy Chooi. Dress up and have a night out on the town.
Show starts at 7:30pm - buy tickets starting at $42.
Said the Whale @ The Blue Grotto
Said The Whale, Vancouver’s top indie-rock act, is coming back through Kamloops in support of their latest LP, Cascadia, that debuted at 47 on the Canadian Billboard Charts. For their Kamloops show, they’ll be accompanied by Dave Monks of (Tokyo Police Club), and Glass Forest. Head out to The Blue Grotto for some of the best indie-rock British Columbia has to offer.
Show starts at 7pm - buy tickets for $23.50.
Tama Hills @ Pizza Pi
Victoria’s own Tama Hills is coming through Kamloops in support of their debut EP. Joining Tama Hills are friends Claire T., Emily O’Laney, Joel Ellsay (of local post-punk band Octobers), and Quinton Armstrong (of local pop-punk band Floorboards). This post-hardcore show will be heavy, so anybody feeing the need to headbang should head down to Pizza Pi for this show.
Show starts at 7:30pm - buy tickets at the door for $10.
Dallas Smith & Dean Brody @ Sandman Centre
This all-Canadian country tour is jam-packed with incredible acts. Dallas Smith, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, and Mackenzie Porter have all found international success and are at the top of their game, making this a star-studded affair. To top it all off, this show is called the “Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone,” so you know the comradery on stage is reflective of what’s going on behind the scenes. This is a show you won’t want to miss.
Show starts at 7pm - buy tickets starting at $61.15.
Rascal Flatts @ Sandman Centre
Speaking of country, the Sandman Centre has booked back-to-back country shows. Rascal Flatts is celebrating the 20th year of their career, which includes radio hits throughout. Though not Canadian themselves, they’re joined by Aaron Goodvin and Steven Lee Olsen, two good Canadian boys. Even if the only song you know is Rascal Flatts' cover of “Life is a Highway,” this concert will get you singing and dancing like no other.
Show starts at 7pm - buy tickets starting at $103.80.
There’s plenty of live music to enjoy in Kamloops, and remember that a city’s music scene lives and dies with the fans.