Live music returns to Red Bird Brewing on brand new stage

The act of getting together with your best pals to soak in live music has been sorely missed, but as COVID-19 restrictions ease, people in Kelowna will now have a brand new space to gather and dance the night away.

Red Bird Brewing has been offering free shows for a number of years, and with a brand new indoor/ outdoor venue they’re excited to welcome local and national artists back to the stage.

What started as a suggestion from a friend to offer live music at their microbrewery, quickly became a chance for Red Bird to fill the gap in what Kelowna was missing, a bigger music venue.

“We soon found out that there was a huge demand and draw for live music in this town. That snowballed into bigger and bigger concerts every weekend and with COVID it pushed us outside to do bigger concerts, and that has actually informed the design for the new building,” said Adam Semeniuk, General Manager.

“We never really planned for this place to be a music venue but we’ve got an indoor stage, we’re building our outdoor stage, and we have live music booked three nights a week, and I think we’re booking all the way into August.”

Semeniuk was also excited to add that with the larger space, Red Bird will soon be bringing in larger acts to the city that wouldn’t normally make a stop in Kelowna.

“A lot of acts, for a number of years would skip over Kelowna. There wasn’t a venue big enough to host them and they couldn’t really go to a place like Prospera.”

With Red Birds’ new space, bands from Toronto, Alberta, and Saskatchewan have already been lined up to rock out in the Okanagan this summer.

While the outdoor space is still a few weeks from completion, the indoor stage already has local artists breaking into the new space.

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<p dir=Another major change for Red Bird includes a full-service kitchen with a wood fire pizza oven straight from Italy.

Patrons coming to indulge in a beverage and music will also have the opportunity to order a variety of classic Neapolitan-style pizzas, tacos, salads and desserts.

Updates on the construction process, artist lineups and menu can be found through their social media.

Semeniuk added: “I want to thank the community for supporting us for the past five years. Without everyone coming here, believing in us, enjoying their selves, buying beer and food we wouldn’t be at this point, so it’s a huge thank you to the community of Kelowna.”

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