Join Us For Our 25th Annual

Pentastic Hot Jazz & Music Festival

Let the Good Times Roll – Again!

SEPTEMBER 8, 9 & 10, 2023

All Venues Are Indoor








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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

Le Dixieband

The South Okanagan Big Band

Tom Hook

Le Dixie band

Dave Bennett and the Memphis Speed Kings

Dave Bennett Quartet

Carolyn Martin’s Swing Band

Professor Cunningham & His Old School

South Okanagan Big Band

Tom Rigney & Flambeau

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 from 5 – 8 pm
  • At The Elks Club (aka the Cotton Club, upstairs – no elevator)
  • Party Tickets SOLD OUT


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

Platinum Sponsors

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Penticton Resort Logo

Gold Sponsors


Peach City Radio

Shoe Biz

Spanish Villa

Silver Sponsors

Okanagan Hockey Group

​​Penticton & District Society for Community Living
Princess Margaret Secondary School

Bronze Sponsors

​​Al and Diana Toots
Acumen HR Solutions Ltd
Alex Cumming
​​A & K Grimm’s Sausage Ltd.​​
Barb and Jack McCowan
Bowmont Motel
Breakfast Club Catering
Brian and Brenda Remus
Budget Car & Truck Rental
Canada Safeway
Cascades Casino
Chad and Marybeth Pfeifer
Canco Penticton (official gasoline supplier)
Cannery Brewing Co.
Cordell and Suzan Couillard

Darrell Lindbergh/Stacie Morris
Doug and Irene Gateson
Elks Lodge #51
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Garry & Kendra Litke
Grant Pattingale Piano Services
Hotel Penticton
IGA Summerland
Jade Line Moving and Storage
Jill Johns
Jim and Deidre Trindle
John Crosby
Judy Ehresmann
La Casa Ouzeria
Last Call Liquor Mart
Lee and Jackie Turner
Loki’s Garage
Lloyd Burgart
Lou and Peggy DaHarb
Matches Eatery

Minuteman Press
Neil and Elaine Woodcock
Nor-mar Industries Ltd.
Okanagan Home Center​​​​
Parker’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ltd.
Penticton Hyundai – Harris Auto Group
Penticton Kia
Ramada Penticton Hotel and Suites
Richard P. Thompson KC
Ricklyn Renos Ltd.
Riverside Motel
Roger Mowery and Kathy Bruni
Ruth Carey
Salty’s Beachhouse Restaurant
Shoreline Condominium Resort​​
Sociale’ Ristorante
Susan and Chris
Tiki Shores

Friends of the Festival

Fresno Dixieland Society
Home Hardware

Real Canadian Superstore

Theos Restaurant


(Subject to additions and/or band changes)

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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:

  • Bowmont Motel: 250-490-0231, (ask for the 15% discount “Jazzfest 2023” promo)
  • Days Inn Riverside: 250-493-6616
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott: 236-422-0821
  • Hotel Penticton: 250-492-0225
  • Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre: 250-493-8221
  • Ramada Penticton Hotel & Suites: 250-492-8926
  • Riverside Motel: 250-492-2615
  • Shoreline Resort: 250-492-7113
  • Spanish Villa: 250-492-2922, Toll-Free 1-800-552-9199 (ask for the 15% discount “Jazzfest 2023” promo)
  • Sandman Hotel Penticton: 250-493-7151
  • Tiki Shores: 250-492-8769 (To book, please click here and use web group code JAZZ2023 for preferred rates until August 24, 2023. After August 24, 2023 rooms are subject to availability and the best available rate at the time of booking.)

 *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 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

Elk’s Hall aka “The Cotton Club”

343 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC

  • Performances on 2nd floor (has stairs, no elevator)
  • Dance floor
  • Great food and full bar

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