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Live Music

Every adventure necessitates a solid soundtrack to set the tone. Discover one of Kamloops’ many local bands at a variety of unique and intimate venues.


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Live Music Venues



A Calendar of events, performances and festivals in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District of BC.

Cactus Jacks

#130 5 Avenue

CJ's Nightclub is Kamloops' premier venue for live music, entertainment and dancing, bringing the hottest acts to Kamloops every weekend.

Chances Barside Lounge

1250 Halston Avenue

Great food, gaming options and free live entertainment every Friday and Saturday nights.

Chamber Musicians of Kamloops

421 St Paul Street

A community-based nonprofit organization and a charity. Classical musicians and supporters who inspire appreciation of the beauty of chamber music.

Commodore Grand Cafe + Lounge

369 Victoria Street

During the week, enjoy everything from soft rock acoustic jam sessions to live jazz and funk every Friday. After 10 pm you can catch the in-house DJ's spin everything from hip-hop and electro to house and breakbeats.

Iron Road Brewing

980 Camosun Crescent

Just steps away from Thompson Rivers University, it's the perfect spot to enjoy a live band in their 60-person family-friendly taproom. With a variety of tacos and craft beer, you're sure to make a night out of it. Visit their Facebook for live events.

Kamloops Symphony

#6-510 Lorne Street

Presenting 10 full orchestra programs (17 performances) in the Kamloops and Salmon Arm area each year.

On the Rocks Pub

1265 Rogers Way

On the Rocks Pub is al local pub serving great food while hosting live music and entertainment. Check their facebook for upcoming events.

Pizza PI

314 Victoria Street

Pizza Pi offers gourmet, North American-inspired pizza parlour with all fresh local ingredients. Their dining room is also host to weekly open mic nights and other local live music. Visit their facebook for upcoming events.

Pogue Mahones

843 Desmond Street

Pogue Mahones is an Irish pub with great food, great drinks and Tuesday night jam nights, Friday Karaoke and Live Music on Saturdays. 

Red Collar Brewing Co.

355 Lansdowne Street

Located in downtown Kamloops, catch local talent at an open mic night or a band playing an intimate set on their patio or inside their tasting room. Grab some nachos, a pint and enjoy.

Sagebrush Theatre

1300 9th Ave

The Sagebrush Theatre is a 685 seat proscenium theatre. Proud home of the Western Canada Theatre and the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, as well as a roadhouse for many local and national performances.

Sandman Centre

300 Lorne Street 

The Sandman Centre is the centrepiece of sport and entertainment facilities in Kamloops. With a seating capacity of 6,400, this venue is the perfect location for big-ticket concerts.

Sharks Club

285 Lorne Street | 19+

One of Kamloops’ nightclub destinations. On Friday and Saturday nights, join one of the biggest party atmospheres in the city. Featuring old-school hip-hop, EDM, house, techno, and more.

The Art We Are

246 Victoria Street

Enjoy live music and open mic nights most Saturday evenings at this eclectic cafe while perusing local art around the store or catch an open mic night every second and last Wednesday of the month.

The Blue Grotto

319 Victoria Street | 21+

Featuring live music and events from local and touring artists. With a good mix of classic rock, blues, and top 40, this casual atmosphere makes this one of the more popular dance and party spots in Kamloops.

Thompson Valley Orchestra

1550 Tranquille Road

The orchestra’s repertoire includes a variety of musical styles from light classics to pops. They present three to four concerts a year in Kamloops.

The Plaza Hotel

405 Victoria Street

The Plaza Hotel keeps part of the history of Kamloops alive with renovated heritage accommodations in the heart of Downtown. With weekly live entertainment and an upscale restaurant, the charm of this building is definitely something to see.

Music in the Park

Bandshell at Riverside Park | July and August

Every night during July and August, enjoy free live music at the Bandshell. Starting at 7pm including a Wednesday Midsummer jam.

The Central Station Pub

The local hotspot is in the heart of downtown Kamloops. Every Saturday night this 100 year old heritage building comes alive with locals and visitors alike belting out their favourite karaoke tunes.


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