This month marks the fifth year since we opened the doors of the cafe to the public. It has been an amazing pleasure to see our space develop not only into a respected music venue, but a place for our local community to experience and exchange in arts, culture, technology and good coffee!
Taking on year five, I can’t help but feel reflective (and maybe brag a bit) on what we have been able to share with so many. Since pulling our first espresso in 2009, we have had the pleasure of hosting over 450 performers, each one of those live performances living on longer then just the moment – being live streamed and cataloged for future viewing and listening pleasure (Our youtube is boasting over 1.3 million views). What excites me most about those numbers is too know that we may have served a small part in promoting and sharing Canadian music to so many. Show after show, I am humbled by the consistent crowd that comes out in support of live original independent music. Our audience (you!) have been such a huge part in creating our space – a venue to come listen and discover. Week after week, our performing artists comment on what a great listening audience we have. So thank you!
For the last five years our Saturday night shows have been free to attend. You may or may not know that we pay our artists to come and perform at the cafe week after week. Starting in April there will be a small door cover charge of just $5, with all proceeds going directly into the artists pocket.
We hope to continue to bring quality live music to Kelowna for many years to come, so thank you for your continued support and passion for the music scene.