Concerts

FILE - Singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in a concert at Wembley Stadium on June 22, 2018, in London. On the heels of a messy ticket roll out for Swift’s first tour in years, fans are angry; they’re also energized against Ticketmaster. While researchers agree that there’s no way to tell how long the energy could last, the outrage shows a way for young people to become more politically engaged through fan culture. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Taylor Swift ticket trouble could drive political engagement

Size of Swift’s fandom spurring conversations about economic inequality symbolized by Ticketmaster

 

Sir Elton John performs live at the Elton John's final North American show of his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Elton John rockets toward retirement at Dodger Stadium

Forty seven years after he took the stage at Dodger Stadium in…

 

FILE - Taylor Swift attends an ‘in conversation with Taylor Swift’ event at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2022. Swift’s latest album Anti-Hero released on Oct. 21. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Ticketmaster canceling next Taylor Swift concert ticket sale

Decision came two days after a presale event caused the site to crash

 

FILE - Ticketmaster tickets and gift cards are shown at a box office in San Jose, Calif., on May 11, 2009. A pre-sale for Swift’s U.S. tour next year resulted in crash after crash on Ticketmaster. A pre-sale for Swift’s U.S. tour next year resulted in crash after crash on Ticketmaster. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Shake it off? Parents come up short for Taylor Swift tickets

Ticketmaster called demand “historically unprecedented” with millions of people trying to buy

FILE - Ticketmaster tickets and gift cards are shown at a box office in San Jose, Calif., on May 11, 2009. A pre-sale for Swift’s U.S. tour next year resulted in crash after crash on Ticketmaster. A pre-sale for Swift’s U.S. tour next year resulted in crash after crash on Ticketmaster. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society will be hosting Canadian rockers Sloan at Song Sparrow Hall on Sunday, March 5, 2022. (Sloan/Facebook photo)

Canadian alt-rockers Sloan to play Salmon Arm

Harry Manx concert to kick off new year for Salmon Arm Folk Music Society

The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society will be hosting Canadian rockers Sloan at Song Sparrow Hall on Sunday, March 5, 2022. (Sloan/Facebook photo)
New York City singer/songwriter Willie Nile with lead guitarist and vocalist Jimi Bones, drummer Jon Weber and bass guitarist Johnny Pisano rocked Song Sparrow Hall in Salmon Arm on Aug. 16, 2022. (File photo)

Salmon Arm’s Song Sparrow Hall winning over musicians

‘The Rolling Stones could go in there and make a great album’

  • Nov 15, 2022
New York City singer/songwriter Willie Nile with lead guitarist and vocalist Jimi Bones, drummer Jon Weber and bass guitarist Johnny Pisano rocked Song Sparrow Hall in Salmon Arm on Aug. 16, 2022. (File photo)
New York City singer/songwriter Willie Nile with lead guitarist and vocalist Jimi Bones, drummer Jon Weber and bass guitarist Johnny Pisano rocked Song Sparrow Hall in Salmon Arm on Aug. 16, 2022. (File photo)

Salmon Arm’s Song Sparrow Hall winning over musicians

‘The Rolling Stones could go in there and make a great album’

  • Nov 15, 2022
New York City singer/songwriter Willie Nile with lead guitarist and vocalist Jimi Bones, drummer Jon Weber and bass guitarist Johnny Pisano rocked Song Sparrow Hall in Salmon Arm on Aug. 16, 2022. (File photo)
Singer Andréa Roberts will join Sandy Cameron and his fellow jazz performers on stage for this year’s Merry Kriz concert on the Nexus stage at Salmon Arm’s First United Church on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. (File photo)

Salmon Arm’s Sandy Cameron jazzed for return of Merry Krizz

‘It’s like a little big band. A lot more harmony’

Singer Andréa Roberts will join Sandy Cameron and his fellow jazz performers on stage for this year’s Merry Kriz concert on the Nexus stage at Salmon Arm’s First United Church on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. (File photo)
Seal Skull Hammer, with the late John Fleming and bandmates Darin Herting and Alton Gowen, performed at the Shuswap Pie Company in August 2018. (File photo)

One last gig: Concert to help launch lasting legacy in former Salmon Arm musician’s name

Seal Skull Hammer Send Off to raise funds for Brother John Fleming Memorial Fund

Seal Skull Hammer, with the late John Fleming and bandmates Darin Herting and Alton Gowen, performed at the Shuswap Pie Company in August 2018. (File photo)
Soul Patch, with Jon Treichel and Kira Haug, will be performing during the Halloween dance party hosted by the Celebrate Shuswap Society at Song Sparrow Hall on Saturday, Oct. 28. (Contributed)

Celebrate Shuswap Society to host Halloween dance party

Soul Patch to perform at Oct. 29 event at Song Sparrow Hall

  • Oct 19, 2022
Soul Patch, with Jon Treichel and Kira Haug, will be performing during the Halloween dance party hosted by the Celebrate Shuswap Society at Song Sparrow Hall on Saturday, Oct. 28. (Contributed)
The Legendary Lake Monsters packed Song Sparrow Hall for Celebrate Shuswap Society’s inaugural dance party on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm dance party to benefit Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail

Nelson band The Hillties to take the stage for Celebrate Shuswap fundraiser

  • Oct 5, 2022
The Legendary Lake Monsters packed Song Sparrow Hall for Celebrate Shuswap Society’s inaugural dance party on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Retired music promotions rep RayMan Ramsay, a South Surrey resident, with the two “Promo Monkey” books he’s authored. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Promo Monkey’ a B.C. man’s glimpse inside the world of rock stars and record-selling

RayMan Ramsay writes about some of the world’s most famous musicians and B.C. music-biz insiders

Retired music promotions rep RayMan Ramsay, a South Surrey resident, with the two “Promo Monkey” books he’s authored. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
The Barenaked Ladies perform following their Juno win for the Canadian Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Barenaked Ladies bringing holiday cheer to Penticton

The eight-time Juno winners will be in the Peach City on Dec. 2

The Barenaked Ladies perform following their Juno win for the Canadian Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Attendees of the Breakout Festival in Vancouver Sunday (Sept. 18) were caught on video destroying venue structures, in apparent anger after the night’s headliner Lil Baby cancelled last minute. (Twitter screenshot/@mc1040597)

VIDEO: Vancouver festival-goers destroy venue structures after Lil Baby cancels

About 1,000 of 5,200 attendees responsible for destruction, according to organizers

Attendees of the Breakout Festival in Vancouver Sunday (Sept. 18) were caught on video destroying venue structures, in apparent anger after the night’s headliner Lil Baby cancelled last minute. (Twitter screenshot/@mc1040597)
Following an appearance at the ROOTSandBLUES Festival, cellist and composer Christine Hanson is recording an album in Salmon Arm and will be performing at Shuswap Theatre on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. (Christine Hanson photo)

ROOTSandBLUES performer announces surprise concert, recording album in Salmon Arm

Christine Hanson and her eight-piece ensemble to perform Friday at Shuswap Theatre

  • Aug 24, 2022
Following an appearance at the ROOTSandBLUES Festival, cellist and composer Christine Hanson is recording an album in Salmon Arm and will be performing at Shuswap Theatre on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. (Christine Hanson photo)
Tom Cochrane closes out the night on the Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 19. See more photos from this year’s festival on pages 10 and 11. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

In Photos: Back in the groove at Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES

Festival marks 30th anniversary with hot weekend of live music

  • Aug 22, 2022
Tom Cochrane closes out the night on the Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage on Friday, Aug. 19. See more photos from this year’s festival on pages 10 and 11. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
New York singer/songwriter Willie Nile performs at Song Sparrow Hall in Salmon Arm on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (Cristina Arrigoni photo)
New York singer/songwriter Willie Nile performs at Song Sparrow Hall in Salmon Arm on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (Cristina Arrigoni photo)
Rapper Tech N9ne is performing at Kelowna’s Red Bird Brewery (Photo - E-volution Media Studio/Facebook)

Cariboo Lou: Rapper Tech N9ne coming to Kelowna’s Red Bird Brewery

Tickets are still available for the September 24th show

Rapper Tech N9ne is performing at Kelowna’s Red Bird Brewery (Photo - E-volution Media Studio/Facebook)
Kenthen Thomas will be emcee for the family oriented Plulk’w Stage at this year’s ROOTSandBLUES Festival. (File photo)

ROOTSandBLUES: Secwepemc stories and culture in spotlight on Plulk’w Stage

Festival features Indigenous acts including Northern Cree, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Piqsiq

  • Aug 9, 2022
Kenthen Thomas will be emcee for the family oriented Plulk’w Stage at this year’s ROOTSandBLUES Festival. (File photo)
Shinedown lit up the South Okanagan Events Centre Stage on Aug. 2. in Penticton (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

PHOTOS: Shinedown storms Penticton’s SOEC for third go

Ayron Jones and Pop Evil were the openers

Shinedown lit up the South Okanagan Events Centre Stage on Aug. 2. in Penticton (Brennan Phillips - Western News)