Join Us For Our 25th Annual

Pentastic Hot Jazz & Music Festival

Let the Good Times Roll – Again!

SEPTEMBER 8, 9 & 10, 2023








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  • 3 day All Events Pass (Sept. 8th, 9th and 10th) $150
  • Friday September 8th: $80
  • Saturday September 9th: $95
  • Sunday September 10th: $75
  • Youth 18 and under with ID – $10 per day (Pass must be placed on youth at time of purchase)

Do not miss this wonderful line-up

Your favourite bands are back for your listening & dancing entertainment:

Tom Hook and The Hounds

Dave Bennett and the Memphis Speed Kings

Professor Cunningham and His Old School

Tom Rigney and Flambeau

The Dave Bennett Quartet

Groovus (Holland, Coots and Pikal)

Carolyn Martin’s Western Swing Band

….. with more to come

Black Swan Classic Jazz Band

Dave Bennett and the Memphis Speed Kings

Dave Bennett Quartet

Gator Nation

Professor Cunningham & His Old School

South Okanagan Big Band

Tom Rigney & Flambeau

Holy Crow Jazz Band

Carl Sonny Leyland Trio

Groovus (Holland, Coots & Pikal)

Hotels will be busy so book your accommodation now!

*The festival will be practicing all COVID protocols set by the Provincial and Federal Governments at the time of the festival.

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Kick Off Party – Thursday, September 7th;

  • Featuring Tom Hook and the Hounds.
  • 5 – 7 pm
  • Location to be determined.
  • Party Tickets available on a limited basis – more to come

Gift Certificates for 2023 Now Available!


Interested in becoming a Fantastic Pentastic Sponsor?

Download our sponsorship package to see the benefits (other than supporting a great festival)

Many thanks to our amazing sponsors. This festival would not be possible without them.

Our Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

Cliff Brownlee

Peach City Radio

Shoe Biz

Spanish Villa

Silver Sponsors

​​A & K Grimm’s Sausage Ltd.​​
Cascades Casino
Canada Safeway
Fountain Tire
Jill Johns
Last Call Liquor Mart
Linda and Alfredo
Matches Eatery

​​Minuteman Press
Okanagan Hockey Group​
Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ltd.
Penticton Hyundai – Harris Auto Group
Penticton Kia
​Penticton Lakeside Resort
Penticton & District Society for Community Living

Princess Margaret Secondary School
Sandman Hotel Group​​
Save on Foods
Shoes of Europe
Shoreline Condominium Resort​​
Susan and Chris
Tiki Shores

Bronze Sponsors

​​Al and Diana Toots
Acumen HR Solutions Ltd
Alex Cumming
Barb and Jack McCowan
Ben Amos
Bowmont Motel
Breakfast Club Catering
Budget Car & Truck Rental
Chad and Marybeth Pfeifer
Canco Penticton (official gasoline supplier)
Cannery Brewing Co.
Cordell and Suzan Couillard
Darell Lindbergh
Discovery Meals Co.
Doug and Irene Gateson

Dr. Carl Peters
Garry & Kendra Litke
Graham Winsor
Hotel Penticton
Joan M. Meyers
John Crosby
Karen Davy and Nikki Boechler
Kathryn Hurwitz/Yvette Craig
La Casa Ouzeria
Loki’s Garage
Neil and Elaine Woodcock
Nor-mar Industries Ltd.
Okanagan Home Center​​​​

Ramada Penticton Hotel and Suites
Richard Thompson QC
Rick and Ellen Cozzuol
Riverside Motel
Russ Yeske
Ruth Carey
Sahara Courtyard Inn
Salty’s Beachhouse Restaurant
Sociale’ Ristorante
Tannis Booth
The Bench Market
The Black Antler
Theos Restaurant
Truck Speaker


(Subject to additions and/or band changes)

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Schedule and Program to come June 1st.

Stay Here

Penticton – The Sunny Okanagan’s Favourite Beach Town

About Penticton

Making Penticton a primary location for a fall vacation!  Combine our jazz festival, wine tasting, cycling through the vineyards, hiking, and all levels of accommodation. Known as the South Okanagan’s favourite beach town, the fall is also spectacular! Swim in the warm water of Lake Okanagan, or book a winery and vineyard tour before or after the jazz festival. Stay in one of our comfortable hotels or motels or B&Bs.

For RV owners and campers, there are plenty of sites to choose from. If you are a hiking enthusiast, we have easy or moderate trails that showcase the stunning panoramic views of Skaha and Okanagan Lake, Penticton, and Naramata. Be sure to bring your camera, plenty of drinking water, and stay on the trails for safety.

If you’ve brought along your bike, the spectacular Kettle Valley Rail Trail runs north of Penticton all the way to Kelowna, and south too, with many easy access points along the way.

While in town, shop for fresh fall produce, local baking and bread and enjoy dining in one of our local restaurants. Tour the main street for art, and locally made soap, candles and other crafts at the farmer’s market. There’s so much to do in Penticton!

We look forward to meeting you!

Accommodations & Resources

Please consider booking at one of our sponsoring hotels & motels in Penticton:

 *Our Festival Shuttle Service Is Available Only to All Sponsor Accommodations

Visit the Travel Penticton Site for information on:

Note to RV Attendees: There is no overnight RV parking permitted at City parking lots within the City of Penticton – including the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre.


Please consider dining at one of our sponsoring restaurants in Penticton:

  • La Casa Ouzeria
  • Loki’s Garage
  • Matches Eatery
  • Salty’s Beachhouse
  • Sociale’ Ristorante
  • The Bench Market
  • The Black Antler
  • The Hooded Merganzer/The Barking Parrot at the Penticton Lakeside Resort
  • The Station Public House at the Ramada
  • Theo’s Greek Restaurant

FAQ & Contact


Have a question?

Get in touch with us.

How does the all-day pass work?

Your all–events pass entitles you to admission to all venues during festival hours and your individual day pass entitles you to the same on the appropriate day. Your pass must be visible to volunteers at all times and is required for entrance to the venues and for use of the free shuttle service.

Can I buy my pass during the festival?

Purchasing the passes during the festival is easy. You can purchase them at the registration table at the Trade & Convention Centre, which operates as our headquarters.

Will I need to find parking near the venues?

Leave your car at home! We are pleased to offer complimentary shuttle service between sponsoring hotels, and the venues, from:

  • Friday – 2 p.m. until 10:00 pm
  • Saturday – 9:00 a.m. until 11 pm
  • Sunday – 8:00 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The shuttle stops are located near the entrance of each venue. Please note there may be delays depending on timing (we use the shuttles to transport the bands too!) and so we ask for your patience. Plan ahead. Our Shuttle drivers are volunteers, and tips are not accepted but smiles are. 

If you are not sure if your hotel is sponsoring, please ask at the front desk at the time of booking.

If you require special assistance with a pick-up from a sponsoring hotel, please contact our Dispatch Centre at 250-490-2347 to make these arrangements.

Can I take photos or videos?

No professional videotaping, photographs or audio recording is allowed during performances. Media representatives are asked to contact the venue managers in advance, for access to the venue and for permission to take photographs.

Will performers be selling their CDs?

Yes, individual bands and performers will gladly sell you audio recordings of their music. These are typically available at individual performances. Or you may visit CD Central inside the Trade & Convention Centre.

Who do I call for medical attention?

We sincerely hope that you do not need these services but if you do, please contact any Festival Volunteer. A medical clinic is located at 162 – 1848 Main Street in Penticton (250-493-5228). The hospital is at 550 Carmi Avenue (250-492-4000). For emergency services please call 911.

Are the events fully accessible?


Is smoking allowed?

All of our venues are designated non-smoking.

Can I dance during a performance?

Please do! For the enjoyment of those spectators that can’t sit still, dance floors are located at all venues except at the S.S. Sicamous.

Venue Information

“Bourbon Street” & “The French Quarter”

Our Festival Headquarters at the Penticton Convention Centre!
273 Power Street, Penticton

  • Fully accessible
  • Registration – prepaid tickets may be picked up here
  • CD sales for all bands
  • Dance floors
  • Food & beverage options

“Beale Street” The Orchard House

157 Orchard Ave., Penticton

  • Limited accessibility
  • Dance floor
  • Food & beverage options

“Speakeasy” – The S.S. Sicamous

1099 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton

  • Historic sternwheeler
  • Fully accessible with elevator access on exterior to second deck
  • Snacks available
  • Listening venue (no dancing)

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