Rihanna in Penticton | Photo copyright (c) 2010 Miles Overn Photography
Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench in Kelowna | Photo copyright (c) 2016 Miles Overn Photography
Max Kerman of Arkells in Kelowna | Photo copyright (c) 2019 Miles Overn Photography
Chad Brownlee in Kelowna | Photo copyright (c) 2017 Miles Overn Photography
ZZ Top in Kelowna | Photo copyright (c) 2014 Miles Overn Photography
John Mellencamp in Kelowna | Photo copyright (c) 2018 Miles Overn Photography

the arena

South Okanagan Events Centre

853 Eckhardt Ave. West, Penticton, BC

Phone: 250.490.2460


Upcoming Events

NOTE - The COVID-19 pandemic and the provincial emergency delcaration have put a hold on live music performances in Kelowna and across BC. As such, we encourage you to verify with the SOEC regarding any upcoming shows that we have listed here on this page.

Headstones, Moist, Sloan, The Tea Party at SOEC
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Shinedown at the SOEC
with Pop Evil and Ayron Jones
Friday, February 11, 2022
ZZ Top at SOEC
with Cheap Trick
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Jann Arden at the SOEC
RESCHEDULED from June 17, 2020
Monday, June 13, 2022

When the South Okanagan Events Centre was built in 2008 it marked a major shift in the city's ability to attract international touring acts. The 5,000 seat multi-purpose facility serves both as home to the Penticton Vees, but also as host to dozens of major music stars across the past more than a dozen years.

The SOEC shocked the BC Interior when it landed the Rihanna concert back in 2010 and has also welcomed other major starts such as Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Motley Crue and Slayer.

Artists that have appeared at the SOEC include Alan Jackson, Alice Cooper, Aviccii, BB King, Bad Company, Barenaked Ladies, Blue Rodeo, Boney M, Brad Paisley, Brothers Osborne, Bryan Adams, Celtic Illusion, Celtic Thunder, Cheech & Chong, Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Musica, Dallas Smith & Dean Brody, Dallas Smith, Def Leppard, Dierks Bentley, Don Henley, Dwight Yoakum, Engelbert Humperdinck, Eric Church, Experience the Beatles with Rain, Florida Geogia Line, George Thorogood, Ghost, Gobsmack, Gord Bamford, Gucci Mane, Heart, High Valley, Jann Arden, Jerry Seinfeld, John Fogarty, John Mellencamp, Kenny Rogers, Kip Moore, Lamb of God, Little Big Town, Lord Of The Dance, Loretta Lynn, Marilyn Manson, Meat Loaf, Mega Death, Motely Crue, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Old Dominion, Paul Brandt, Rascal Flatts, Ringo Starr, Rob Thomas, Shinedown, Simple Plan, Slayer, Steve Miller Band, Stone Temple Pilots, Styx, The Band Perry, The Doobie Brothers, The Offspring, Three Days Grace, and Volbeat.

Nearby Hotels
Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre - (0.5 km)
Prestige Hotel - (1 km)
Accent Inns - (1.7 km)
Coast Capri Hotel - (1.8 km)
Best Western Inn Kelowna - (4.8 km)
Holiday Inn Express - (5 km)
Manteo Resort - (5.2 km)
Days Inn - (5.7 km)

South Okanagan Events Centre

853 Eckhardt Ave. West, Penticton BC V2A 9C4