What’s Up? The Local Music Scene Episode #4 Featuring Robby Schaefer!

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What’s Up? The local music scene Episode #4

Brad Krauza – Publisher

As a fulltime musician for the past 35 years myself (yikes, that’s a long time!), I’ve come to appreciate the fact that I am able to perform and sing for people and in return, enjoy it as much as I do. There is something to be said for that exchange of energy and good vibes that live music brings to all, from the stage to the seats, there is nothing like it and I so look forward to feeling that again when we are out of this crazy mess we are in. Music is needed desperately in everyone’s lives.

The goal here from these episodes on Gonzo Okanagan & K96.3 Kelowna’s Classic Rock is to reach out and bring some awareness and light into the local Central Okanagan Music Scene by featuring their new music, events and in general, some light into the changes we’ve all had to adjust to in 2020. We all feel the strain in every aspect of these changes and are going to try to do our best to fill our cups up with some fantastic local music while many so of us hang on through this bumpy ride we are on. 😉

Making an effort to change our own thoughts and habits, can strike a chord mentally and change us along with our communities lives. Be safe and…let’s ROCK N ROLL!

Want to submit your upcoming events or music? We would love to hear it! Please send to whatsup@gonzookanagan.com.


Great to be showcasing a few events this weekend and local musicians with the K Wake Up with Brad (another rad Brad) and Alysha on K96.3 Kelowna’s Classic Rock.

This weekend’s live music scene update starts with,

Mary Irwin Theatre

Very Short Showcase: Stories and Songs

Join local artists from a variety of disciplines in-person at the Mary Irwin Theatre or from home via zoom to experience work that tells the stories of unexpected intersections, our times, your thoughts, our stories.
Featured artists are:
Ben Klick, Nudge Bird, Liz Ranney, Ashleigh Giffen, Andrew Stauffer, Krystal Lezard, Scotty Berg, Darren Williams, Olivia Penalva
OR log in from home here: https://zoom.us/j/96321458902

The Vibrant Vine

Keep Calm and Support Live Music Series at, Jocko’s Underground Lounge this Friday and Saturday from 5:30-7:30pm, Sunday from 2-4pm

  • Friday featuring… Apollo Agua
  • Saturday with… the Jazztex Duo
  • Sunday’s live music will have Jeremy Messenger

The Creekside Theatre

  • 2 show times this Friday featuring Juno Award winning Canadian artist, Chantel Kreviazuk!
  • 2 show times on Saturday night will feature another Canadian icon, Barney Bentall!

MTL

Friday and Saturday at MTL will be featuring the Canadian singer/songwriter, Alfie Zappacosta who will be performing 4 shows this weekend. 2 on Friday and 2 on Saturday. 1 Dinner show and 1 evening show each night. Tickets available here – https://www.facebook.com/pg/mtlrealfood/events/

Dinner show – Doors open at 5:30pm
Evening show – Doors open at 8:45pm


This weekends local music feature will be focused on an awesome friend, local talented singer/ songwriter and outstanding human in general… Rob Schaefer!

Find all Robby’s music and show him some love by checking his website out sharing this article. The support is very much appreciated in these crazy times.

http://robbyschaefer.com/

Robby is a fantastic down to earth type writer who is loved by so many friends and fans around the area. Once you meet the guy, you’ll absolutely love him.

He works hard all day everyday then he picks up his guitar around a campfire on a Saturday night and will sing until the sun comes up with endless classic covers and his unique and heartfelt original tunes.

I’m super excited to feature Robby this week and one of my (and many others) favourite songs of his called “Would Anything Matter”.

Keep up the great work brother because listening to your music, made me happy and made my day!

Have yourselves a rockin week. Be safe out there.

Please check out Robby’s song that he did all the performing and vocals and video called Magic Shoes! Love it!

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Publisher and CEO of something or other! First & foremost, father, son, brother and uncle. I am also a huge music fan, promoter and marketing & promotions maniac. As a fulltime musician for the past 35 years myself (yikes, that’s a long time!), I’ve come to appreciate the fact that I am able to perform and sing for people and in return, enjoy it as much as I do. There is something to be said for that exchange of energy and good vibes that live music brings to all, from the stage to the seats, there is nothing like it and I so look forward to feeling that again when we are out of this crazy mess we are in. Music is needed desperately in everyone’s lives. The goal is to reach out and bring some awareness and light into the music scene by featuring their new music, events and in general, some light into the changes we’ve all had to adjust to in 2020. We all feel the strain in every aspect of these changes and are going to try to do our best to fill our cups up with some fantastic local music while many so of us hang on through this bumpy ride we are on. 😉 Making an effort to change our own thoughts and habits, can strike a chord mentally and change us along with our communities lives. Be safe and…let’s ROCK N ROLL!

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