Each year, we hire over 250 different performing artists for our festivals and events including Celebrate Canada Day-Kelowna, Parks Alive!, Buskers on Bernard, Arts on the Avenue, and New York New Years Eve
One of our core beliefs is that there is a place on our stages for artists of all skill and experience levels. As with any craft, artists need to perform regularly to hone their skills. We are proud to be a part of this ongoing development process.
Because we produce free events that appeal to a diversity of ages and interests, we hire artists from a wide variety of genres and performance styles. From Folk to Rock, Country to Celtic, Jazz to Blues, dance to live theatre, our audiences can enjoy a family-friendly, cultural experience in a variety of outdoor public spaces.
“My success in the community has a deep foundation in the support that was given to me by Parks Alive! One week I was playing at a coffee shop downtown, I had spent money on promotion and production, got paid very little for my efforts, and two people showed up. When I played with Park Alive! the first time, the audience was great and I was paid fairly for my performance. The stark contrast between these two experiences paints a picture of the power that Parks Alive! has to connect a community with some of the fantastic talent in this city that might not otherwise get the exposure necessary to make it to the next level.”