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Best in Canadian country music coming to Kelowna

The city is hosting Country Music Week and the 2025 Canadian Country Music Awards
(Image: CCMA)

For the first time, Kelowna is the host city for Country Music Week and the 2025 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA).

“The city’s unique charm, complemented by its urban energy, will showcase the best in Canadian country music,” said Amy Jeninga, CCMA president.

Mayor Tom Dyas noted B.C. has only hosted Country Music Week twice since 1977.

“What better city to welcome it back than Kelowna,” Dyas added. “We look forward to showcasing our thriving cultural scene, and world-class hospitality while welcoming some of Canada’s most talented country artists.”

Tourism Kelowna President Lisanne Ballantyne pointed out the event will bring a major economic impact to the Okanagan Valley.

“We look forward to showcasing our creative and cultural energy in Kelowna and encourage guests to start planning now to join fellow fans and Canada’s biggest country music stars for an incredible week in September 2025.”

Updates and more information is available on the CCMA website.

The 2024 CCMAs are being held in Edmonton in September.

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