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Fireside to host pre-party

Photo: Fireside Festival

Kelowna’s homegrown winter music festival is returning next month after two years of COVID cancellations. And the festival is hosting a pre-party show next weekend to get people excited.

Fireside Festival dates back to 2014, when a handful of local musicians gathered at Aaron DeSilva’s home off Lakeshore Drive for an afternoon of music. After a couple of years, the event grew into a ticketed event that was held at BNA Brewing for several years.

After pandemic restrictions in 2021 and 2022 put a halt to the festivities, Fireside is returning in a big way this year, with three days of music planned in early February at both Red Bird Brewing and BNA Brewing.

But on Jan. 22, local artists Sally Wallick, N. Sherman and Windmills will be playing an acoustic pre-party show at the Okanagan Lifestyle building at 1295 Cannery Lane.

The show will run from 10 am to 2 pm and entry is completely free.

Thirty-one artists will be playing at Fireside from Feb. 3-5. The Friday evening and Saturday will be held at Red Bird, while the “Sunday Classic” will return to BNA.

Festival Director of Operations Heather Leslie notes that those who buy the $170 three-day pass will be paying less than $5.50 per artist.

Single-day or full weekend passes can be found here.

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