music-stamp-200The Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society was formed in the spring of 2014. We are dedicated to bringing the best in local and travelling musical acts to the North Okanagan. We love eclectic music and would like to see more opportunity for old and new fans alike to experience the honesty and depth of these musical styles. Folk-Roots encompasses Folk, Blues, Roots, Canadiana, Americana, Country… and more. Keep an eye on this website for all upcoming events and news.



 Upcoming Events

Date:  Sept 16, 2016
Time: Doors open 6:30 pm,  Concert  7:30 pm
Where: Vernon Performing Arts Centre, 3800 – 33 Street, Vernon, BC
Tickets: Available at
Price: $55/ticket 

Kal David & Lauri Bono with Angel Forest

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Blues at its best! Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society with Widman Entertainment and Sun FM are presenting two amazing acts.
Kal David, the Chicago-born Blues guitar legend and his musical and life partner, the incomparable Miss Lauri Bono have been flooring audiences for over thirty years. Kal’ s musical roots started back in Chicago in the 60’s, when as a teenager he was a member of Kal David and The Exceptions
with Peter Cetera, later of Chicago fame. He then formed The Rovin Kind which became Illinois Speed Press with Paul Cotton, who went on to become the lead guitarist for Poco.
Kal moved to Woodstock where he formed the Fabulous Rhinestones with ex-Electric Flag bassist Harvey Brooks. The band recorded three albums and toured with Stevie Wonder, War, The Doobie Brothers and the Allman Brothers and even performed at a peace rally with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. While in Woodstock, Kal met his future wife and musical partner Miss Lauri Bono. They would go on together to work with Etta James and Johnny Rivers for lengthy stints. Then in the mid-eighties, Lauri performed with Bette Midler as a Harlette and Kal took over from Mick Taylor (of Rolling Stones fame) […]

2016 Concert Line Up