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Dance and learn at Okanagan Indigenous Music Festival this summer

June 04, 2019 - 3:30 PM

WEST KELOWNA - Summertime means getting outside for live music and big celebrations. This July, West Kelowna is going to be home to one of the most diverse weekend shows of the season.

The Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival is coming to Gellatly Fields and the Johnson Bentley Memorial Park at 3700 North Gellatly Rd. in West Kelowna on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7, according to the festival website. The Saturday show runs from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the Sunday show runs from 11 a.m. to 10 a.m.

These day-long events will allow participants to experience Indigenous music, dancing, comedy and food. The festival is designed to be an inclusive cultural experience.

Performers include Joey Stylez, Kelly Fraser, Blue Moon Marquee, Mob Bounce, Elk the Moose, DJ Kookum, MS Panik, Nuge Bird and Jeremiah, Dani Lion and Kubz.

Attendees can also sign up for workshops in traditional arts and crafts along with music lessons ranging from hip hop and songwriting to hand drum and rattle making. You can also learn about traditional plant foraging.

A Vendor Village will be set up on the weekend and it's expected to attract crafters, fashion designers and artisans from across Canada.

The weekend VIP pass, which includes a swag bag and a leather tobacco pouch, runs for $100. Adult day passes are $35 and elder and youth tickets are $15. Children under 10 can get in for free.

You can buy tickets and sign up for workshops at the Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival here.

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