FNL “Blow-out” to end wine festival

Medici’s Friday Night Live Wine Festival Blow-Out II

by David Badger

Friday Night Live ‘Wine Festival Madness’ continues. If you were here last time around then you were part of, arguably, our best FNL ever. The level of talent, the sheer number of great musicians, the spontaneity of artists jumping into performances that took off into the firmament, the amazing diversity of the artists….yada yada. You can’t predict it but, once in it you don’t want it to stop.
Accolades to some of our great performers of the night; Tom, Larry, Marcel, Bettyanne and Gidd, Seradaye and Trevor, Pasquale and her her amazing band of musical friends, Jeff, Mountainview Drive, James, our newest harmonicat Dean, Evelyn and everyone I missed when I had to make a beer run.

Come kick the doors down with your own vibe this Friday coming. The beer is cold and the music IS of course always sooooo HOT! Marcel Morneau and our wonderfully talented artists will fill the night. We crank up the music shortly after 7:00. The music is huge…Tons of talent…all we need is you!

We are licensed. We have beer, wine, coffees with a kick and our usual great gelato and snacks, sweet treats and of course…our great host Marcel. Medici’s this Friday Oct 14th at 7:00 PM. 522 Fairview Road. 250-498-2228.medicis-22

Picture the Ocean at Medici's

Picture the OceanPicture the Ocean is refreshing alt-pop delivered by a powerhouse trio that sounds twice its size. Theirs is a collection of songs/stories which have developed in the last year of hard touring together. It is a truly unique take on rock music that will leave you wondering where on earth this band came from. ‘Picture the Ocean’ is everything you want it to be and everything you never knew could be. It’s an instruction to put your thoughts somewhere else. It’s subjective. It’s different for everybody. “This may be the most overlooked band inside Canada’s borders!” ‘Picture The Ocean’ takes the stage at Medici’s Gelateria & Coffee House in Oliver on Wednesday, May 22. Don’t miss this one. $15 cover at the door. Doors open at 6:30 and the band at 7:30. 522 Fairview Road in Oliver, 250-498-2228.

Picture the Ocean at Medici’s

Picture the OceanPicture the Ocean is refreshing alt-pop delivered by a powerhouse trio that sounds twice its size. Theirs is a collection of songs/stories which have developed in the last year of hard touring together. It is a truly unique take on rock music that will leave you wondering where on earth this band came from. ‘Picture the Ocean’ is everything you want it to be and everything you never knew could be. It’s an instruction to put your thoughts somewhere else. It’s subjective. It’s different for everybody. “This may be the most overlooked band inside Canada’s borders!” ‘Picture The Ocean’ takes the stage at Medici’s Gelateria & Coffee House in Oliver on Wednesday, May 22. Don’t miss this one. $15 cover at the door. Doors open at 6:30 and the band at 7:30. 522 Fairview Road in Oliver, 250-498-2228.

Artisans' Market opens May 26 at Medici's

by Silvia Badger, Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House

Come for the art. Come for the crafts. Come for the people. Artisans of the South Okanagan invite you to come and see displays of their skills and craft at the new

Artisans’ Market
***Saturday, May 26 ***
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House
522 Fairview Road, Oliver
 *** NOTE NEW DATE***

The Artisans’ Market will offer a unique and select blend of finely crafted creations by well established artists working in many media. The market will feature pottery, jewelry, glass-etched creations, crystals, drums and wood-crafted items from bird houses to handmade tables, quilted, knitted and a wonderful variety of material handiworks plus hand painted wine glasses and amazing creations on canvas by gifted artists.

This market aims to be selective and exquisite and will ideally feature some new and changing faces as the season moves along. Join us Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 522 Fairview Road. Watch for regular markets on the following Saturdays throughout the spring and summer.

Interested in showcasing your handiwork at the market? Please contact us to express your interest if you are a creator of hand-crafted original works. We have limited space, so don’t wait. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity! Contact Medici’s at (250) 498-2228  or drop by with a sample or photo of your work!

Artisans’ Market opens May 26 at Medici’s

by Silvia Badger, Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House

Come for the art. Come for the crafts. Come for the people. Artisans of the South Okanagan invite you to come and see displays of their skills and craft at the new

Artisans’ Market
***Saturday, May 26 ***
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House
522 Fairview Road, Oliver
 *** NOTE NEW DATE***

The Artisans’ Market will offer a unique and select blend of finely crafted creations by well established artists working in many media. The market will feature pottery, jewelry, glass-etched creations, crystals, drums and wood-crafted items from bird houses to handmade tables, quilted, knitted and a wonderful variety of material handiworks plus hand painted wine glasses and amazing creations on canvas by gifted artists.

This market aims to be selective and exquisite and will ideally feature some new and changing faces as the season moves along. Join us Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 522 Fairview Road. Watch for regular markets on the following Saturdays throughout the spring and summer.

Interested in showcasing your handiwork at the market? Please contact us to express your interest if you are a creator of hand-crafted original works. We have limited space, so don’t wait. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity! Contact Medici’s at (250) 498-2228  or drop by with a sample or photo of your work!

Oliver Handbell Ringers to perform at Medici's Gelateria

The Oliver Handbell Ringers present

Spring Ring 

Friday, May 11
2 p.m.
Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House

FREE Admission

Delicious desserts and steaming coffees at charge. Medici’s is located on Fairview Road across from the Post Office in Oliver.

Both the youth and the adult group will be ringing.  Please come and enjoy the music of bells.

Oliver Handbell Ringers to perform at Medici’s Gelateria

The Oliver Handbell Ringers present

Spring Ring 

Friday, May 11
2 p.m.
Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House

FREE Admission

Delicious desserts and steaming coffees at charge. Medici’s is located on Fairview Road across from the Post Office in Oliver.

Both the youth and the adult group will be ringing.  Please come and enjoy the music of bells.

Hee-Haw! Git Yerself Down Here! It's Bluegrass Time!

The Oliver Community Arts Council 
cordially invites you to a

Bluegrass Coffeehouse Concert

Thursday June 17
7:00 p.m.
Quail’s Nest Arts Centre
$10 Admission at the door
includes coffee, tea, and goodies!
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Join Phil & Valerie Wiebe, and
The Castle Ridge and Interior Valley Gospel Bluegrass Band
for some good old finger-pickin’ fun!
See you there!

Look below for another article about the Olde Country Bluegrass Weekend.

We’re a-pickin’ and a-grinnin’ all weekend long. Join in the  fun!

Hee-Haw! Git Yerself Down Here! It’s Bluegrass Time!

The Oliver Community Arts Council 
cordially invites you to a

Bluegrass Coffeehouse Concert

Thursday June 17
7:00 p.m.
Quail’s Nest Arts Centre
$10 Admission at the door
includes coffee, tea, and goodies!
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Join Phil & Valerie Wiebe, and
The Castle Ridge and Interior Valley Gospel Bluegrass Band
for some good old finger-pickin’ fun!
See you there!

Look below for another article about the Olde Country Bluegrass Weekend.

We’re a-pickin’ and a-grinnin’ all weekend long. Join in the  fun!

June 24th – Coffee House Concert

Coffee House Concert
featuring
Penny Buhr Johnson
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Singing a variety of  music from gospel to jazz and blues
Thursday June 25
7:00 p.m.
Studio Building,
Quail’s Nest Arts Centre
$10 tickets at the door (includes refreshments)
A former Oliver music teacher, Penny moved to Saskatchewan and her musical career took off!  She was awarded the Country Gospel Music Assoc. Female New Artist of the Year in 2008, and has performed in several venues in the USA, Mexico and  the Canadian Prairies.  She has produced three CDs her latest being “Vision” which was released in 2008.   An exceptional musician with a great voice, Penny’s concert is sure to delight!