Select Friday Nights starting July 13th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Gyro Park, 100 Main Street, Penticton, B.C.
Free Admission, Family-Friendly Event
Rock the Sun features some of the best live music the West has to offer! Bring a blanket or chair down to Gyro Park in the downtown core of Penticton with performances starting at 7:00 p.m.
Aidan and Mandy
Similar but different. Powerful and soft, edgy and smooth, poignant and lyrical, passionate and soothing. Aidan Mayes and Mandy Cole combine these seemingly opposite elements with deft simplicity. Smooth harmonies, heartfelt lyrics, and playful guitar are the main ingredients that make up this grounded, inspiring, and talented duo. A little bit country, a little bit folk, a little bit rock and roll, and a little bit different from everything else in the world.
Ari Neufeld is a self-made one man band, hailing most recently from the Okanagan. He plays guitar, piano, banjo (but usually guitar), while singing and keeping time through an amplified stompbox, with ethnic beads, nuts and bells strapped to his body. His performance covers a variety of genres from folk to pop, to new country, to rhythmic soul, to rock.
Originally from the Vancouver area, Pernell Reichert fine-tuned his entertaining skills playing in tree-planting camps, pubs, cafes and festivals across Canada. His genre of razor-sharp folk, alt-country and self-penned soulful ballads, along with his high energy, fast finger-picking numbers on the guitar, banjo or electric slide and complimented by his skill on the harmonica will captivate you. An avid reader, he is conversant on history and the world around him which comes out through his witty banter with audiences, making for a well-rounded evening of entertainment.
Uncorked! is one of the South Okanagan’s favourite dance bands. They started back in 2001 playing at wineries throughout the Okanagan Valley… hence their wine-drenched name! Based out of Naramata, British Columbia, Uncorked! features the talents of Lisa Salting igniting the stage with her lead vocals an on bass, Jeff Queen on acoustic guitar, vocals and blues harmonica, Sean Queen on lead guitar, bass and vocals, with Gary Leggott with vocals and rounding out the rhythm on drums.
Flint and Feather
Flint & Feather are a free-spirited husband and wife duo who are deeply passionate about connecting with people through folk/roots music, stories, and laughter. Based in Alberta, co-members Joal and Lauren Kamps blend storytelling with songwriting to create charming ‘Rocky Mountain Folk-Pop’ songs inspired by Canadian history, rocky mountain folklore, and their own personal journeys. Their original songs are filled with vivid imagery accented by delicate harmonies, and their honest and engaging approach to performing connects with listeners of all ages and backgrounds.
Joshua Smith and The Brown Blazer Band
What one could suggest as being a Soul-inspired, captivating experience, Joshua is a singer/songwriter who mingles catchy clever lines and infectious vocals in the company of playful story telling. With a nod to “Motown”, Joshua Smith captures tradition and folk-friendly modernism with his songwriting prowess.
Brent is a folk-roots-soul singer-songwriter from Calgary, Alberta. Tyler’s intricate guitar style combined with a soulful presence and dynamic voice contrast his literal seven-foot stature. A voice that bellows the foundation, yet dynamically delicate and sincere, Tyler balances the subtlety of honest and introspective folk music with catchy and powerful hooks and melodies.