Bringing music to the Valley
The Kelowna Folk Club is a registered non-profit society with a mandate to entertain, educate and inform our audience by presenting performers in an affordable, friendly, and comfortable smoke free environment.

Volunteers are the life blood of our organization; they give us their time, energy and commitment. Without their dedication we would be unable to present our concerts. 
We bring together people with a shared passion for original, authentic music. In its twenty years, The Kelowna Folk Club (in various guises) has supported the many genres that make up modern “folk music” including Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Country, Folk Rock, Indie and World Music.

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We aim to provide entertainment that creates an enjoyable experience for both the artist and the audience. “There is no greater gift to give performers than to simply listen. They bring with them years of dedication and we get to enjoy and be captivated by their creativity.” (P. Couture)

Our Club presents concerts from September to May each year, excluding December. We are continuing our house concert series with our new affiliates "Home Routes", as well as concerts at the Volcanic Hills Winery in West Kelowna. Our booking policy is in large part determined by the availability and affordability of touring artists. They will be professional recording musicians who are noted for their instrumental, singing, and/or entertaining gifts.

A typical evening at one of our concerts: Seats are available on a “first come, first serve” basis.  At 7:00 pm the doors open for general admission. The hall is set up with tables and chairs to enable the combination of music enjoyment and socializing. Prior to the show and during the break, liquid refreshments (beer, wine, coolers, pop, tea and coffee) along with food from the concession are available. We also often have CD’s and/or other merchandise from our featured performer. Liquor tickets must be purchased at the ticket table. Patrons generally mingle and visit with old and new friends after they have secured their seats.  (The situation at a house concert is similar but a bit more intimate and the refreshments are by donation. Of course, we ask that you all respect the home owner’s privacy and frequent only those areas open to the audience. Typically, there will not be tickets at the door except for “will call”.)

When the lights go down you will be welcomed by a member of our executive. There may also be announcements at this time. The artist will then take the stage for the first set and the music will begin.

Our audience members and entertainers are from all walks of life and come together in the wonderful community around music. There is a beautiful energy created that has touched a lot of lives over the years. We know of at least one marriage where the couple met between sets, while a discussion about the evening’s entertainment was taking place in the refreshment line.

We offer great music so please join us for another season of great talent in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Bring a friend and enjoy a fine evening.

Your 2017 Kelowna Folk Club executive

President: Murray Richter
Past President: Ernie Webber
Secretary: Jason Lane
Treasurer: Teresa Lindsay
Artistic Director: Ruth O'Doherty
Vice President: Michael O'Doherty
Webmaster: James Anderson

Directors
Allison Fader, Sheila French, Don Stoochnoff, Karl Hourigan


Venue Locations:

House Concert Venues:
to be announced prior to the concert.

Contact person: Ruth O'Doherty,
tel 250-454-6621
email: kelownafolkclub@gmail.com

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