7:00 PM19:00

Mini-OM Fest, World Dance Concert

From Vancouver Island we have Compassion Gorilla... A fantastic World/Latin groove band featuring some incredible horns and amazing times to dance to! A groove show you don’t want to miss...

Barefoot Caravan will have a reunion with some former members as they bid a farewell to Steve (myself) on bass, this will be my last local performance for a time in order to focus on health and family. Roots world grooves to get you warmed up for our friends in Compassion Gorilla!

New addition from Montreal! The Ghostly Hounds bring some witch folk flavour to our OM (organic music) celebration! Haunting vocals, cello, trumpet, banjo and a few tunes featuring a musical saw... incredible musicianship to get us settled in!

Welcoming us all in with a some solo acoustic tunes is Aaron Goodwin who will also be running sound for us throughout the evening! He did sound at Arts Wells at the Casino stage and will be sharing his talents with us here as well... Great song-craft and story telling to start the night off right!

Cash Bar/Snacks Available
$20 Flat
$10 for Students
Children under 12 are free

Gates and music open at 7:00pm

Tickets available at:
Record City - Vernon
Gatzki Farm Market - Oyama
Leo’s Video - Kelowna

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5:30 PM17:30

Supporting Buckman Coe

Potluck supper 5:30 pm
Show starts at 7:30pm
$15 advance
$20 at the door

prepurchase by etransfer to
or pickup tickets at Artfarm Studios call 250-833-4735

Buckman Coe
Roots music with a global world beat. Drawing from Soul, Americana, and Reggae, Buckman Coe's music always seeks to uplift while forwarding messages of togetherness and social justice. He and his band have a dynamic repertoire that can suit theatres as well pack dance-floors. In support of Coe's 4 albums, his band has toured across Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Oregon, and Hawaii.

His recent release Malama Ka ’Aina (2016) – a Hawaiian phrase meaning to respect the land – is a gorgeous fusion of reggae, soul, and world music. With the masterful production by global/electronic artist Adham Shaikh and Jason Kechely, Coe creates ethereal, soul-drenched vocals that soar over arrangements celebrating the awakening of social consciousness and global unity. It was nominated in the Western Canadian Music Awards for World Album of the Year 2016, and was in the top 10 World Charts in College and Community Radio in the USA.

Barefoot Caravan
Barefoot Caravan is a group based in BC’s Okanagan Valley who perform indigenous music in various languages. They represent the people of the world with unique, upbeat arrangements along with original compositions. They combine root rhythms; Soca, Afro-Cuban, Gypsy and Reggae with melodic harmonies.

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8:00 PM20:00

Barefoot Caravan at Ocean View

Come see Barefoot Caravan and guests at the Ocean View Pub and Grill in the Queen Charlotte islands. Barefoot caravan is the North Okanagan's leading acoustic roots reggae collective, bringing songs with many languages and rhythms to get you up and dancing! Makes for a great date night or a chance to meet new people!

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5:00 PM17:00

Barefoot Caravan at Crows Nest Cafe

A family show thats super interactive for you and your young ones at the Crow's Nest Cafe with Barefoot Caravan. We're a World Music collective based in the North Okanagan that brings rootsy acoustic dance tunes from around the world! Come bring your hand drums and shakers and friends and kids and have a Jam with us, from 5 to 7 Pm.
Cds and T shirts for sale to support the band!
Suggested support level is 10+ dollars per guest

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10:00 AM10:00

Family Day! Festival de l'érable . 2018 Kelowna MapleFest

The event is MOVING TO STUART PARK this year! 

Looking for more family fun? Starting at 10am at Stuart Park, you are welcome to the free Family Day. 

Come enjoy numerous free shows, as well as artistic and circus workshops for the entire family. The main stage will be shared by various artists. 

*NEW THIS YEAR* : Inflatables for kids: bouncy castle and obstacles challenge!

One and all can come give their senses new experiences by enjoying a taste of poutine, pea soup, maple taffy on snow, maple cotton candy, and more.

Free admission on site !

Visit our website for more information

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to Nov 5

WoodStove Festival

Performance & Freedom Arts Workshop

The Woodstove Festival is an annual winter event taking place in the village of Cumberland on Vancouver Island on November 3-5th 2017.  It is presented by the Cumberland Culture & Arts Society (CCAS).  It will feature live music, dance, poetry, workshops, children’s programming, visual art, and themed dances at various venues throughout historic downtown Cumberland.

Freedom Arts Info & Registration:

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7:00 PM19:00

Record City w/ Compassion Gorilla

Doors at 7:00pm
$10 advance available at (Coming Soon)
Tickets $15 at the door

Compassion Gorilla (
New Release: COALESCE
Preview the new album HERE!

With their third studio album, Coalesce, Compassion Gorilla offers up a unique interpretation of diverse and worldly musical styles, weaving together earthy and folkloric sounds with sophisticated and punchy modern sensibility. The album is officially released September 14th, and is accompanied by a busy fall tour in the band’s home province of BC.

Coalesce features 8 tracks of musical ingenuity. From the wizardry of the opening track’s cello feature, to the tight horn riffs of “Milk Thistle”, the psychedelic cumbia groove of “Music for the People”, and the 5/4-time Balkan-jazz stylings of “Son del Mar”, the album presents a steady stream of fresh ideas while maintaining an overall cohesive feel. Latin rhythms anchor the album in a steady, infectious groove, forming a bed for punchy brass harmonies, socially conscious lyrics, and rolling dub-delay effects. The warm, rootsy production style is reminiscent of an older age of recording, giving it a simple and concise sound.

Compassion Gorilla’s current sound, as presented here on Coalesce, has evolved over years of shifting membership, diverse collaborations and worldly travel. On tour promoting this new release the band boasts a 6-piece lineup that includes Daniel Cryderman (trombone and vocals), Chris Fretwell (guitar, charango, requinto and vocals), Dan Beer (drums), Suzanne Stirling (trumpet), Ariel Palacio (accordion), and Brin Porter (bass).

“great storytelling and the international language of music command the stage at today’s festivals. Compassion Gorilla will find themselves front and centre again and again. With their eclectic blend of global rhythms and easy charm, they know how to bridge the gap between audience and performer.”

- Cal Coat, artistic director, World Beat Stage, Concord Pacific Vancouver Intl. Dragon Boat Festival

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7:30 PM19:30

Samson's Delilah at Record City

Festival favourites Samson's Delilah are coming to Vernon for a dance party at Record City w/ local world music from Barefoot Caravan to open the show!

Samson's Delilah:
Unique, fearless, soul-full rock opera folk music.
With a fierce intensity weaving throughout their soundscapes, utterly captivating, Samson’s Delilah will leave their mark on every listener. Heavily influenced by latin guitar, reggae, and other world music, driven with thought provoking songwriting, the thread of the "guroove" runs deep, and you will not be disappointed by the fusion and spell that they weave....
“Utterly captivating… heavily influenced by Latin guitar, reggae, rock opera and other world music and driven with thought provoking songwriting.”

$10 Door
Doors at 7:30

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9:00 AM09:00

Ford/Family Fun Fiesta

Bearisto School in Vernon is having a fundraising drive with Ford as their primary sponsor. Come test drive a Ford to increase their contribution.

We will have an information booth set up showcasing all of the branches associated with Barefoot Caravan including our various performance structures, our Freedom Arts Songwriting Program, Expression Drumming (including onsite workshops) and Stand-Up Steve's new OM Festival.

This is in conjunction with the DVA's Culture Crawl and there will be several other businesses showcasing their products/services, there will be children's entertainment by Kiki the Eco Elf and more.

For every person (1 person/household) who takes a Ford test drive during this event, Watkin Motors Ford/Ford Canada will donate $20 to Bearisto Elementary School, up to a maximum of $6000.00!  So my hope is, you all take a spin in a shiny new Ford car on the 27th and tell all your friends/family to do the same!  :)  

To register for your test drive please visit


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12:00 PM12:00

Green Party Fundrasier

In support of a green future we'll be at Kin Beach facilitating children's activities including drumming, Freedom Arts Songwriting and maybe a short performance

Plenty of other activities and performers to enjoy!

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