2020 Memorial Cup Concert – Live on the Lake with Brett Kissel has been Cancelled

Live on the Lake with Brett Kissel, a special concert event featuring JUNO Award-winning Canadian Country Star Brett Kissel, has been cancelled in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The event was planned for the final weekend of the 2020 Memorial Cup on Saturday May 30th in Kelowna’s Waterfront Park at the JDS Mining Concert Zone.

“We’ve been receiving inquiries about the status of the concert and in light of last week’s announcement about the cancellation of the CHL playoffs and the 2020 Memorial Cup we are also announcing the cancellation of additional community events planned around the tournament,” confirms Tom Dyas, Chair of the 2020 Host Committee.

“The Host Committee and all our hardworking volunteers are all very disappointed. We had really hoped to hold this amazing concert event on the shores of Okanagan Lake, but we understand the greater importance of community safety during this time,” explains Dyas.

Tickets purchased through the Select Your Tickets box office and online through selectyourtickets.com will be fully refunded through Select Your Tickets starting Thursday, April 2nd, 2020.



Multi-JUNO Award-winning Canadian Country artist Brett Kissel will headline “Live on the Lake”, a special concert event on the final weekend of the 2020 Memorial Cup presented by Kia on Saturday May 30th in Kelowna’s Waterfront Park at the “JDS Mining Concert Zone”.

“We always knew we wanted to do something extra special for the 2020 Memorial Cup when we set our minds on winning the bid, something distinctly Kelowna,” explains Tom Dyas, Chair of the local Host Committee. “Holding a special weekend concert on the beach with the backdrop of Okanagan Lake is the perfect way to showcase our community to the nation, and featuring an incredible Canadian musical artist like Brett Kissel highlights the Kelowna experience even more.”

Last year was a monumental one for Brett Kissel, winning the JUNO Award for ‘Country Album of the Year’, and earning the Canadian Country Music Association Fan’s Choice Award. Already in 2020, Brett has released his fourth album NOW OR NEVER, while his single DRINK ABOUT ME propelled to the Number 1 spot at Canadian country radio. Brett has quickly become one of Canada’s favourite Country artists and holds a longstanding connection to Canadian hockey, from the early days of his career performing at the 2014 Memorial Cup in London, Ontario hot off his JUNO win for ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’,  to his a capella rendition of the ‘Star Spangled Banner’  with enthusiastic fans at an Edmonton Oilers  game in 2017 thanks to a technical glitch with the arena sound system.

The 2020 Memorial Cup Presented by Kia taking place May 21st-31st is the 102nd edition of the Canadian Hockey League’s prestigious national championship and will feature the host Kelowna Rockets along with champions from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.


More Info:
  • Tugboat Bay Beach, Waterfront Park (across the street from Prospera Place)
  • 19+ ADMISSION, NO MINORS (ID required)
  • Gates open – 6:00 pm (no in & out privileges)
  • Show starts – 6:45 pm
  • Gates close – 10:30 pm
  • General Admission; Festival Seating
  • No large umbrellas in front of stage (mgmt. reserves the right to determine the size)
  • Beverage garden is cash only
  • Food trucks onsite
  • ATM’s available onsite; additional ATM’s at Delta Grand hotel, Playtime Casino, and Rotary Centre for the Arts
  • First Aid station onsite
  • Rain or Shine Event
  • Additional performing artists to be announced