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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,

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.
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:

Wild Son Album Release Doors at 8pm, Free entry first come first serve. Listen here:

Good for Grapes Doors at 8pm, $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Listen here:

Greenskeeper, Application & Tuck in Tyler Doors at 8pm, $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Listen here:

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. 




Carnival of Creeps







Rocky Horror Picture Show

Doors open 9:30

Movie starts at 10pm





Hawksley Workman






7th Annual Horrorfest






Intergalactic Halloween






 Rich Aucoin w/ The Elwins





The Paper Kites






Big Valley Battles 4


We’re so excited to be bringing you awesome summer events that have unique style and are guaranteed to make you feel at ease. Style + ease = steeze.


Summertime, and the livin’s steezy

Artists on the microphone and playin’ sick beats

All the people will dance and agree that Habitat

Is qualified to represent in the Kelowna artistic community!


Without further ado or silly slang words, here are our upcoming events:




Summer Skate Series at Habitat







Daniel Wesle






Twisted Salsa Saturdays June 6th







The Enchanted Jungle







GOB w/ The Fangles














Big Valley Battles 2





We can’t wait to bring you entertainment as hot as the Kelowna sunshine!

Yup, the summer is going to be pretty steezy over at Habitat. Pretty steezy.


Weird, proud, independent!  


Habitat and Cosmic Co-Motion have something wild in the works…

The Enchanted Jungle Circus!


Join us deep inside the jungle and follow the story of an outsider who finds himself in a mysterious and enchanting world. Little does he know just what’s in store…

Get lost in displays of aerials, acrobatics and other miraculous acts of circus! Habitat and Cosmic Co-Motion are gearing up to bring you a circus show like you’ve never seen before… There’s nothing tame about it. Dress up in your best UV reactive jungle themed outfit for the chance to win some spectacular prizes!


Whether you’re new to the circus or a seasoned clown connoisseur, here’s 10 reasons why you should come play with us!


1.     It’s one of a kind! You’ve never seen a show like this in Kelowna. It’s the perfect combination of beauty, athleticism, humor and danger. It’s got everything!

2.     The circus shows are constantly evolving! With new themes and acts, you never know who- or what you’re going to get.

3.     The atmosphere! Habitat is proud to be a safe, fun and comfortable venue for everyone. Not to mention the costumes and set are intricate and beautiful!

4.     You can feel great about supporting local businesses and organizations who are all about making the artistic scene in Kelowna thrive!

5.     There will be sexy people there. Yay, sexy people!

6.     The combination of awesome music, and stunning performances will make you forget all your worries...  and probably the outside world all-together. What deadline? What is reality? Who cares?

7.     The clowns are the cute kind, not the scary- hide in the gutter drain kind.

8.     If you bring a date, they’ll probably love you forever because you have such cool and unique taste. Go you!

9.     You can bid on amazing silent auction items and win prizes for dressing up in your best UV reactive jungle attire. Wild thang… you make our heart sing!

10. You’re welcome and encouraged to be exactly who you are! Please, let your freak flag fly. We dare you!


Two nights, four shows!

June 19th and June 20th

Doors 6pm & 9pm

Advance tickets $25

Available at Mosaic Books, Leo's Videos, Don't Look Down Tattoos

Online tickets:

Door tickets $30 (limited available)

19+ (no minors)

Inquire about VIP table service at

Hey everyone,


We cannot believe the crazy weather we have been having in the Okanagan the last few days! It might be faster to ski to work! Over the next few weeks we are giving The Habitat some TLC and we wanted to let all our dedicated customers be the first to know. During the month of January we will be completing some renovations, we can’t tell you too much about what’s going to change but it’s going to look amazeballs!


We wanted to give you a quick update of our schedule for the next few weeks and share some of our BIG events for February.


January 10thTwisted Salsa Saturday

January 16th Aztec, Grandola & The Cut Losses

January 24thCream Salons 10 Year Anniversary Dance Party

January 31stTwisted Salsa Saturday

Feb 14th – Circus So Hard with Cosmic Co Motion

Feb 19thThe Randy & Mr. Lahey Show – From the Trailer Park Boys

Feb 21stTwisted Salsa Saturday

For more information on events check out our website and Facebook page.


Tickets are available at Mosaic Books, Leo's Videos and Ticketfly
Happy Holidays everybody!! Tis the season for gift giving and what better gift is there than a night out to one of our amazing events! Check out our winter lineup for the month of December: we have live bands and dj's, Trainwreck comedy, Twisted Salsa Friday and an Okanagan Pride Society fundraiser for New Years Eve. Habitat is in a winter wonderland with all the talent coming through our doors and we want you to have a front row seat! Tickets are selling fast so don't wait for the snow to fall!

Tickets are available at Mosaic Books, Leo's Videos & Ticketfly

Dec. 11th - We Are The City
w/ Andrew Judah

Dec. 12th - Trainwreck Comedy
w/ Sunee Dhaliwal

Dec. 18th - DJ Kona
DJ Biwweh & DJ Freq E Mickey

Dec. 19th - Twisted Salsa Friday
Hosted by Latinesque Inc.

Dec. 20th - Dralms
w/ Belle Game

Dec. 26th - Boxing Day Bash
w/ DJ Bob Smoke

Dec. 31st - Glitter & Glam New Years Eve
DJ Swat & DJ Altair

For more information check out our Habitat Website & Habitat Facebook page.

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