Arts and Culture

Here's a little taste of the upcoming Fireside Festival

Pre-party event highlights abundance of local talent

One of Kelowna’s biggest winter music festivals is weeks away from welcoming audiences after a two-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Fireside Festival will feature 33 B.C.-based performers over a three-day span at Red Bird Brewing and BNA Brewing Co.

On Sunday, fans got a taste of the kind of music they can expect with performances by local artists Sally Wallick, N. Sherman and Windmills.

“It’s a wonderful way to hang out in the community and see some wonderful talent leading up to the festival itself,” the event’s director of operations Heather Leslie told Kelowna10. “We generally always do a little something pre-emptive but it’s just a nice way to get the community together at a free event and get a taste of what the festival is going to be like.”

She added a festival like this really highlights the immense amount of depth the area has for producing musical talent.

“It’s so much bigger than people give credit for,” Leslie said. “Every year we bring together over 30 artists and most of them are from this city. It’s honestly so astounding the level of talent we have born in the city.”

Fireside Festival runs Feb. 3 - 5.

More information can be found online.

Published 2023-01-23 by Connor Chan

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