Rihanna in Penticton | Photo copyright (c) 2010 Miles Overn Photography
Cheech And Chong in Penticton | Photo copyright (c) 2019 Miles Overn Photography
Dallas Smith in Penticton | Photo copyright (c) 2019 Miles Overn Photography
Dean Brody in Penticton | Photo copyright (c) 2019 Miles Overn Photography
Don Henley in Penticton | Photo copyright (c) 2016 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.

Foreigner at the SOEC
Farewell to Canada Tour
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Clint Black at the SOEC
Killin' Time 35th Anniversary Tour
Friday, June 14, 2024
Lamb of God and Mastodon at the SOEC
Ashes of Leviathan Tour
Friday, August 16, 2024

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)
Hyatt Place Kelowna - (3.1 km)
Best Western Inn Kelowna - (4.8 km)
Holiday Inn Express - (5 km)
Manteo Resort - (5.2 km)
Hotel Eldorado - (5.3 km)
Days Inn - (5.7 km)

South Okanagan Events Centre

853 Eckhardt Ave. West, Penticton BC V2A 9C4