No matter the time of year, there is always something happening in Penticton. Home to over 30 annual major events and festivals, there is a variety to experience from cultural showcases, world-class sporting events, beer and wine festivals, live entertainment, seasonal fairs and so much more. Check out the events list below.
Blue Rodeo at the South Okanagan Events Centre
- Sun • November 27, 2022 • 12:00 AM
- Event Cost: Starting at $39.00 (additional fees and taxes apply)
Continuing the success of their Many a Mile Tour, Canadian music icons Blue Rodeo are adding additional dates to their Western Canadian tour run, including a stop in Penticton on Sunday, November 27 at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC). Fans in Western Canada have the chance to catch the band perform songs from their latest album as well as beloved favourites!
Many A Mile (LISTEN HERE), released in December, is Blue Rodeo’s 16th studio album and first in over five years. With Many A Mile, the legendary alt-country/rockers discovered that even nightmares like the pandemic can have silver linings. After decades of non-stop performing, time off the road granted them (enforced, really) much-needed downtime during which creativity bloomed. Protocols also meant recording in novel ways, with Blue Rodeo co-singer/songwriters Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor working separately, while sharing band members – bassist Bazil Donovan, drummer Glenn Milchem, keyboardist Michael Boguski, guitarist Colin Cripps and multi-instrumentalist Jim Bowskill – on a rotating but relaxed basis.
The resulting 12 songs are remarkably coherent, energized, and buoyed by a constellation of surprising textures and touches. From the twinkly, delicate “Symmetry of Starlight” — which soars on luminous pedal steel and angelic harmonies — to the twangy, seriously rollicking singles “When You Were Wild” and “I Owe It to Myself,” Many A Mile is a snapshot of a peerless group at their peak.
The album is a fitting addition to Blue Rodeo’s canon of achievements which include the Order of Canada, induction in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and more than 30 JUNO Award wins and nominations.
- South Okanagan Events Centre
- 853 Eckhardt Avenue West, Penticton, , V2A 9C4