Pentastic Hot Jazz & Music Festival

Event Dates:
  • Fri September 11, 2020 12:00 AM
  • Sat September 12, 2020 12:00 AM
  • Sun September 13, 2020 12:00 AM
  • Event Cost: $55.00 - $110.00

Pentastic Hot Jazz & Music Festival is a new name for our event.  It better reflects the festival’s jazz roots and the fact that we’re excited to introduce some more genres. 

The Pentastic Hot Jazz & Music Festival is held in Penticton the weekend after the September long weekend.  This year marks the 24th annual festival. We are proud of our longevity and look forward to seeing old friends every year and making new friends too.

CLICK HERE for information on the 2020 Pentastic Hot Jazz & Music Festival and to purchase tickets.

  • All Events pass $120           
  • Friday only $70
  • Saturday only 85                
  • Sunday only $65

Come early and stay late – It’s a Jazz Party!

2020 Pentastic Hot Jazz & Music Festival Line Up Includes: 

Dave Bennett Quartet – a multi-instrument phenomenon, Dave Bennett is a clarinet virtuoso who plays electric guitar, piano, and drums, AND vocalizes.
Bob Draga with Friends – music, ranging from ragtime to stride, ballads to bounces, and a surprise or two thrown in! 
Tom Rigney & Flambeau – fiery Cajun and Zydeco two-steps, low-down blues, funky New Orleans grooves, and heartbreakingly beautiful ballads and waltzes.
Groovus  (Holland, Coots and Pikel) –  an absolute cornucopia of jazz-related styles that will keep even the most hardened jazz critic interested.
Dave Bennett & the Memphis Speed Kings – vintage Rockabilly and Rock ‘n’ Roll music of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry and others.
Black Swan Classic Jazz Band with Marilyn Keller –  an entertaining, artistic group that loves performing hot jazz, ragtime and old-time gospel with a distinctive, original flair.
Jamie’s Jazz Gangsters –  Outstanding Dixieland, Blues, Swing and who knows what else, their repertoire is amazing.
Professor Cunningham and His Old School South Okanagan Big Band – New Orleans style Jazz and Rhythm and Blues band, headlining clubs and festivals around the world.
Guest Artist Lance Buller – band leader, trumpeter and singer, who is a phenomenal showman.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the South Okanagan Events Centre) or online at

Please Note:
All tickets must be redeemed for a wristband at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre to access entertainment venues. Wristbands will not be available at any other venue other than the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. If your tickets are in will call, please bring your photo ID, confirmation number and the credit card used to purchase.

*additional fees apply online.