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From everyone at Habitat we would like to thank our loyal customers for their support in making Habitat rated one of the  'Best Music Venue' in the Kelowna Now Best of Kelowna 2016.

The Best of Kelowna is an annual event that was created to be inclusive and to allow everyone in multiple genre's ranging from restaurants to musicians an opportunity to be nominated, to vote, and to win, gaining some well-deserved recognition from the community.

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated as all of the nomination and votes came directly from the public, networks, clients, and customer. 
The Leon Night Market presents Le Markhor!



Le Markhor is a young, up and coming three piece band from Kelowna, BC. The heavy footed indie-alternative trio came together in the summer of 2014, practicing in a local venue before their debut show opening for Great Lake Swimmers. They have since moved into the basement, delving deep into creative experimentation, toppling between pure joy and utter madness. They have written a powerful, full set of original songs that is unquestionably engaging. If by chance you find yourself at a Le Markhor show, you would quickly find yourself singing along and participating in the high energy live shows they perform. With a dynamic, distinctly Canadian sound and members from across the country, they easily bridge the gap of expectation, burning up the blueprint each show. Le Markhor is looking forward to taking their music across Canada, and finding a new connection with the country they so proudly call home.

The gate to this ALL AGES event opens at 4pm and the show begins at 6:30pm
$3 entry fee and a number of food trucks for every foodies appetite.
See you there!
 


Music BC is a non-profit society serving the British Columbia music industry through providing essential information, education, funding, advocacy, showcasing, and networking opportunities. 

The topic for the Kelowna workshop on Saturday, April 30th will be Modern Media.

With online media pumping out information at a rapid rate, it’s hard to cut through the noise and get your music into the ears of future fans. The focus of this panel will be analyzing what current forms of media are most effective for marketing acts. Looking at various demographics and how they interact with different mediums, we’ll explore how you can maximize your marketing dollars and think outside the box to make the biggest impact.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Music BC to present this workshop in Kelowna”, says ARTSCO’s Executive Director Katie Brennan. “Music BC brings a wealth of knowledge in the music industry that our local musicians can really benefit from”. 

Local music man Vincent Jones will serve as the moderator for the panel, which includes Rey Roldan of Rey Bee Inc. (NYC), Andrew Huculiak of  Amazing Factory & We Are The City and Chantel Chapman of Holler for your Dollar. 

The event runs Saturday,  April 30th 11am – 2pm at Inhabit (Habitat), 248 Leon Ave, Kelowna. Entry is $25 or FREE for Music BC Members. Please RSVP directly to rsvp@musicbc.org to register * Please note that you are interested in the Kelowna Panel.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1603782573277348/

On March 5th we will be working alongside Night Out For Music Heals. This amazing organization will allow Habitat the to be involved in raising awareness and funds for music therapy programs across Canada.



This is the 5th annual Night Out, and they have 59 venues across Canada participating so far. All money raised ($1/cover, $1/patron equivalent, or a flat donation) will be used to fund registered music therapy programs in our region. 

Michael Fraser alongside DJ Grimekeepa and Dr. Brae will be taking the stage and bring the funk beats all night long while supporting a great cause.
Tickets are available to Mosaic Books (411 Bernard Ave) or online.

Join us and help us make a difference for those in our community, because there is nothing that is better for the soul than music to the ear.


The Habitat is proud to bring you PK Sound

We will be the only establishment in this region to have this state of the art sound system, its born straight out of the marriage of acoustical engineering and human emotion.



PK sound system is known for its clarity and its ability to make you hear every amen, wobble, treble, snare and glitch.

Walk through the doors and let the bass hit you in the face. This Calgary and San Francisco based audio system hits the core of your being with sound, engaging your body with all of its wobbling goodness.

Come down to The Habitat this Saturday for the USBJam1.0 bringing together our local community DJs + event hosts + friends to meet, mingle, dance and talk shop.

We have just announced an upcoming show that will keep the good times rollin' with a Shambhala Music Festival favorite, Vinyl Ritchie! The night will be sponsored by Monster Energy in celebration of our new partnership with them.

Big things are coming your way, watch out Kelowna!

Check out out Facebook page for more details!
Do you ever listen to music so beautiful and moving that it gives you goosebumps? For those of you who attended the show on Friday night I'm sure you can relate with this overwhelming feeling.
About a month before the show came around I had been listening to Buckman Coe's content found on their Soundcloud. I was amazed his incredible ability to channel his passionate love and hope for world through his lyrics and melodic instrumentals.

A week before the show Rick, the lead vocalist of Buckman Coe, sent me their album Malama Ka 'Aina which I had on repeat for days. The sweet island sound of their song 'Courage' along with the brassy sounds of the trumpet mixed with Rick's angelic vocals had my hips swaying and my mind wandered into a state of bliss.
It is a rare gift  that a singer songwriter has the ability to write music about the world and its need for change all the while sounding beautifully uplifting and inspirational.

When I met Rick of Buckman Coe along with Caleb Hart, the supporting opener, I was taken back by their charismatic personalities which truly touched my heart. It was a delight to finally put a face to name after many weeks of exchanging emails back and forth. I had met Adham Shaikh, producer of the new Buckman Coe album, when I poured him a double tequila and soda just before he graced up with his presence behind the turntables.

Adham took the stage playing tracks with a worldly influence and members of the audience began to submerge out onto the dance floor. Adham set the mood for the magical evening that was to come. Shortly after Caleb of Tasman Jude played a solo acoustic set. His passionate Caribbean vocals pulled at my heartstrings and his lyrics were more than relatable to many aspects of my life. His truth shone bright for all to see and hear.



After Caleb's powerful set Adham took the stage again for a short mix, this time brighter and more colourful which brought even more beautiful souls onto the dance floor. It was time for Buckman Coe to take the stage and debut their album for all of Kelowna to hear. The crowd was full of smiling and dancing people as many different generations united on the dance floor. Caleb joined in on a few songs and together with Rick their voices unified in perfect harmony. My favorite part of the set was when 'Ja People" was played. I don't think there was one still body in the whole venue as everyone was dancing together even my 70 year old father.



I think I can speak for everyone in truth that the evening was both memorable and moving. A special thanks to Buckman Coe for bringing such positive energy. Thanks goes to Caleb for showing us your honest heart and to Adham for collaborating live music with electronic music. It was such an honor to get to know you all in a short period of time but it amazes me when you like-minded people come into your life for a reason. I am looking forward having you back in the future.

Peace & Love,
Kristal.

Photo Credit: Okanagan Photography

All of us at Habitat are honoured that we are up for nomination for the Community Impact Award on behalf of Small Business BC Awards

Habitat is known for being a community event driven establishment in Kelowna catering to a spectrum of different events such as: live music, art shows, dance workshops, corporate parties, and more.

There are only 5 more days left to vote so please show some Kelowna pride and help us bring this one home!

Click on the link below to direct you to where you can vote. Thank you Kelowna! We appreciate the support. http://sbbcawards.ca/award/community-impact/the-habitat/
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Kelowna. The snow is starting to stick, decorative lights are being strung, and all while busy shoppers hustle and bustle seeking the perfect Christmas gifts for their near and dear.

As the seasons change there are also big changes going on at Habitat. If you've heard of the Leon Night Market, its the hands of Habitat that has brought that all together. There is more new and exciting things coming of the Leon Night Market in 2016.

Also, we are very excited for our new upstairs area to open soon! Its the perfect space for private intimate gatherings, local DJ sets, or a place to shoot some pool while enjoying a signature crafted cocktail.

We have a number of exciting shows coming up this December:
The Dead South, December 3, Doors at 8pm, Advance Tickets $12/. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/the-dead-south

Wild Son Album Release Doors at 8pm, Free entry first come first serve. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/wild-son-music/whipped-cream

Good for Grapes Doors at 8pm, $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/good-for-grapes/a-sequel

Greenskeeper, Application & Tuck in Tyler Doors at 8pm, $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/greenskeeper/sets/mixes

More dates are waiting to be finalized so stay tuned and check us out on Facebook as we are always updating and adding to our calendar. Stay warm!

We are so thrilled to be nominated for the 2015 BC Multicultural Business Award. Over the past 10 years The Habitat has kept true to it's original philosophy: "The Habitat is where you listen and celebrate". We have strived to become a venue that honors cultural diversity and creativity from live music, to art exhibits, to fashion shows and much more.  It has taken hundreds of shows, blood, sweat and tears but we are so proud and humbled to be recognized on a provincial level. Thank you to everyone who has supported The Habitat, the artists who perform every week and the people of Kelowna who love the arts! Thank you so much BC and wish us luck November 20th!

About the BC Multicultural Award

The Government of British Columbia, with advice and support from the Province’s Multicultural Advisory Council, organizes the British Columbia Multicultural Awards (previously known as the Provincial Nesika Awards) to honour and celebrate British Columbia’s cultural diversity and indigenous communities.

The Awards recognize individuals, organizations and businesses whose exceptional work helps bring our diverse cultures together.



Fall is all about warm fuzzy sweaters, pumpkin spiced lattes and carving jack-o-lanterns.
As the leaves change our Fall lineup is too!
We have spooktacular variety of Halloween themed events coming your way, and leading into November we have a number of musical masterminds that will take the stage.
We hope to see you out in the next month as there is something planned for everyone. 


 

OCT

    21


Carnival of Creeps

 

8:00pm

 

 

     OCT

23

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Doors open 9:30

Movie starts at 10pm




 

 

OCT

28


Hawksley Workman

 

9:00pm

 

OCT

30


7th Annual Horrorfest

 

7:00pm


 

OCT

31


Intergalactic Halloween

 

8:00pm


 

NOV

12


 Rich Aucoin w/ The Elwins


8pm



 

NOV

19


The Paper Kites

 

9:00pm

 

NOV

21


Big Valley Battles 4


9:00pm


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