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Rock On

Live Performances

Fresh BC Talent Quest offers live stage shows at local music venues, providing performance opportunities to young local performers. Performing live is the best experience for a young performer to develop creativity, practice songs, work on new performance routines, build confidence and most importantly… have FUN doing what they love!

Here are a few of our annual live events that performers can look forward to every year.

Summer Coffeehouse Series

Blenz Coffee, Penticton

FBCTQ is proud to present ‘Okanagan’s Best of the Best’ young performers showcasing their musical talents in our "Kids Crushing COVID-19" Summer 2020 & 2021 Music Series at Blenz Coffee 284 Main St. We're now getting ready for our 3rd SUMMER 2022 Music series.

 

With a high-traffic corner (locals / visitors) going to Penticton Downtown Market & the Farmer's Market, our SUMMER 2022 Music series is going to be amazing showcasing our performers music at their best!

 

Shut down by COVID-19 in 2020 Fresh BC Talent and performers provided a much needed safe music event to performing their BEST show for the locals that came out in support. The following year 2021 (restrictions opened up) we had many more guests from Van. BC Edmonton, Calgary, Newfoundland, France and UK dropping in to sing a song or two with us. It was magic!

 Special Thanks to Ashlyn Olafson, Blenz Coffee (owner) for continuing to support us.

Now booking performers (9-18 yrs) for our

3rd Summer 2022 Music series starting Saturday, June 25, 2022! Click below for more information and to register.

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SEASON 10 Talent Shows

Celebrating 10th SEASON 2022 Fresh BC Talent Quest with new live performance opportunities through our Performance Enhancement Studio 2022. Every season FBCTQ hosted annual Talent Shows showcasing local entertainers including bands, duos and solo performers in all entertainment forms. The top age group performers and or teen group winners each season got to perform on the Penticton Peachfest Main stage presenting a golden opportunity for all young Okaganan area performers!

Summerland Festival of Lights

The Summerland Festival of Lights is an annual festive Christmas tradition in the heart of Summerland every December. We had lots of our Fresh BC Talent Quest performers light up the stage this year! Classic hits and traditional Christmas songs drew an audience from people walking by, driving through or even coming down from nearby apartment buildings!

Fresh BC Talent Quest performers included:
December 4th: MAXIMO
December 11th: DChayko (Penticton), Gracie Field (Kelowna), Chloe Shea (Penticton) & Shaughnessy Rose (Summerland)
December 18th (cancelled due to weather): Payton B (Lake Country), Aleena Proteau (Penticton), Scotty B (Kelowna), Thurin Minyt (Summerland) & Moving Lines (Summerland)

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Penticton Peachfest

Fresh BC Talent Quest’s ongoing partnership with the Penticton Peachfest since 2012 has introduced over 50 new performers onto the Peachfest main stage. Special Thanks to Mr. Bill Kolter, Peachfest Entertainment Director.  Peachfest is Penticton's largest family event, bringing locals and tourists together from across the province every August long weekend.

Tiana F, as pictured performing solo, has been involved with FBCTQ since 2012 as a SEASON 1 and SEASON 5 winner. The first Peachfest show was as a 'duo' called 'Cool Beanz' along with Katie. Tiana has been involved as a performer, facilitator, host, and MC over the past nine seasons with FBCTQ. Click here to read more about Tia's involvement with FBCTQ.

 

SEASON 7 teen band "SUDBURY Beach" played at the Penticton Peachfest in August 2019. The band consists of lead singer Chloe Coffin, Ruby Stanton on guitar, Koen Dyck on bass and Luke Tumlinson on drums.

 

While Peachfest 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19, a Mini-Peachfest in August 2021 was able to proceed.  Jordan 'JAY' Porteous of Kelowna, SEASON 8 winner, with her R&R band "BROKE" rocked the Gyro Park stage with great 90's tunes. Lots of fun!

Check out past Seasons and other live events and performances that have helped Fresh BC Talent Quest grow over the last 10 years. Always grinnin' and groovin'!