The Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival is bringing indigenous arts and culture to the Okanagan this summer.
Gellatly fields and Johnson Bentley Memorial Park in West Kelowna will be hopping with the sounds of Traditional and contemporary indigenous music and there will be a treat for the eyes with art and fashion on display.
Jenny Money, President of the Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival says, “it will be a blend of contemporary and traditional music and art plus workshops over the course of the two-day event.”
People are invited to watch performances, dancers, music, and comedy, as well as artistic workshops and Indigenous culinary delights.
“There will be an elders lounge and a kids area, this festival is in the same spirit as the Komasket Music Festival, we saw a need and this is our response,” says Money.
Festival Vice President Danielle Crow says, “people who attend will get a variety of traditional arts and crafts workshops as well as contemporary musical instruction ranging from hip-hop and songwriting to hand drum and rattle making. There will also be information sessions on traditional plant and medicine foraging.”
“The Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival will be a celebration focused on cultural revitalization,” Crow says.
You can check the festival website for the latest information on ticket packages and a list of performers as they are announced.
Gellatly fields and Johnson Bentley Memorial Park
3700 North Gellatly Rd West Kelowna, BC V4T 2H6
Saturday July 6th from 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday July 7th from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm