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Located on 45 acres of immense beauty along the North Thompson River, Serenity is a unique music venue that has become a sought out destination for artists and audiences alike.  Just 15 minutes up the highway from Clearwater, BC you will find the Serenity acreage down a back dirt road in the small community of Birch Island. Known for its up close and personal shows, kindhearted staff, and generous hospitality (including world famous homemade cheesecake!), Serenity is a home away from home for all who visit.   Hosting multiple concerts a month, either in the house on the indoor stage, out in the garden, or on the main stage overlooking the river, you can always count on a one-of-a-kind experience.  Everything leads up to our annual 3 day Harvest Music Festival in early September!

With a regular audience that continues to grow, we invite you to attend any of our upcoming shows to share in the magic and experience our little piece of music heaven. 


Special notes: Camping is FREE on the acreage in the seasonal months with the purchase of a concert ticket. There is also a Bed & Breakfast cabin available for booking on-site all year round.  Reservations for both camping and B&B must be made ahead of time.  The venue is also available for private booking rentals.  For these and any other inquiries, please call owner/operator Shirley de Vooght @ 250-676-9456.

Smith & Fraser LIVE @ Serenity

Serenity Performing Arts Centre, 2461 Birch Island Lost Creek Road, Birch island

Smith and Fraser Folk and Jazz

Smith and Fraser are caught in the middle between folk and jazz – and the result is magic. Master musicians, their concerts reflect influences as diverse as Django Rheinhart, Bruce Cockburn, Dave Brubeck and James Taylor. Playing both original and classic tunes, they keep delighted audiences guessing.

Andrew Smith is a troubadour who’s music has taken him all over the world. He is an accomplished singer songwriter, a captivating tap-style guitarist and an award winning music producer.

Andrew Smith is the winner of the Okanagan Arts Awards in the category of Music for 2014. He is one of the few Canadians to have won the prestigious Kerrville Newfolk Songwriting Competition in the USA with his songs ‘Rite of Passage’ and ‘Holes in the Night Sky’. Andrew’s tap-style guitar playing is sought out for many collaborative projects – from movies to classical concerts - and his instrumental cd escape velocity won him the Okanagan Instrumental Artist Award. Andrew has been a music producer since 1998, and is a winner of the Okanagan Producer of the Year award.

Neil Fraser is a master guitarist, studio player, composer and arranger. Coming from a background of Jazz, Blues and Roots music, he is a highly respected and sought after musician and music teacher. Influenced by Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Eric Clapton, he likes to take chances and takes the audience along for the ride.

www.andrewsmithmusic.com

WINDBORN LIVE @ Serenity

Serenity Performing Arts Centre, 2461 Birch Island Lost Creek Road, Birch island

Windborn is the name that Jeff Pike has given to his music. His unique guitar style mixed with loop sampling, foot percussion and searing vocals make Windborn one of the most engaging one man bands out there. You'll be surprised at the stage presence coming from someone who has to keep his feet on foot drums. Jeff knows how to put on a show that can suit any type of venue. You could easily catch Jeff playing a mellow house concert one night then putting on a rock show the next. He's shared the stage with a lot of successful acts including Jon and Roy, Matthew Barber and Honeymoon Suite to name a few.

Wild Son LIVE @ Serenity

Serenity Performing Arts Centre, 2461 Birch Island Lost Creek Road, Birch island

Wild Son has firmly established themselves as one of Western Canada’s breakout bands finishing number one in The Best of Kelowna in June of 2016. They began as a two-piece acoustic group in Winnipeg MB and have grown to become a four-piece must see band. The talented funk/folk rock group make high-quality, groove infused tunes that leave their fans wanting more.

Sadie Campbell LIVE @ Serenity

Serenity Performing Arts Centre, 2461 Birch Island Lost Creek Road, Birch island

Gritty rock n’roll to swampy Southern blues and back again, Sadie Campbell’s sound is a sweet cocktail of traditional standards spiked with a modern edge. Void of bells and whistles, Sadie makes no excuses for her adulterous, raw vocals and keeps it simple with honest lyrics and sultry rock instrumentals. http://www.SadieCampbellMusic.com

BIG LITTLE LIONS LIVE @ Serenity

Serenity Performing Arts Centre, 2461 Birch Island Lost Creek Road, Birch island

Ensemble of the Year - Canadian Folk Music Awards 2015

"The music of Big Little Lions — the duo of Helen Austin and Paul Otten – is a blissful marriage of new folk and sophisticated pop. The award-winning songwriters have voices that blend like magic and whenever they make music together it's the cue for a heady mixture of soul, spirit and fun." - Mariposa Folk Festival http://www.biglittlelions.com/

Matt Blais LIVE @ Serenity

Serenity Performing Arts Centre, 2461 Birch Island Lost Creek Road, Birch island

With every note and word, Matt Blais stands out as a spirited and hardworking musician. His signature raspy vocals and blistering blues harmonica are the unique cornerstones of a high energy live show that has captivated audiences across Canada and in countries around the world.

This award winning songwriter and performer creates a stylized union of emotionally influential blues, folk, rock and soul, to intensely express the simple struggles and triumphs of today.

The charismatic Blais seems at home both on stage, with countless tours, festivals and performances, and in the studio where his albums have received critical acclaim, independently sold thousands of copies leading to collaborations with Sam Roberts and producers David Bottrill and Mark Howard.

With a drive to create and a refusal to stop, the potential of Canadian troubadour Matt Blais is limitless.

Our house concert season is up in full swing! Come connect through music at these special shows that have you up close and personal with professional recording artists in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere.

Our house concert season is up in full swing! Come connect through music at these special shows that have you up close and personal with professional recording artists in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere.

Thank you everyone for it was another STELLAR Harvest Fest! Still a few Early Bird 2017 Tickets available. 250-676-9456 or 250-319-5688
❤ See you at the house concerts shows!!
Visit our local music blog www.songsinthevalley.com to read about the shows!

Visit our local music blog www.songsinthevalley.com to read about the shows!

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  • Polya Strilaeff

    Polya Strilaeff

    Serenity is an absolutely magical place. The house concerts are intimate and allow you to have a unique and personal experience with some of the most talented musicians you can find. Harvest Fest is an event like no other. I have never been to a music event where all of the patrons treat each other like family. I have also never been to a festival where people have more respect for the land they are occupying. Shirley is one of the most amazing hosts you could ever ask for. She treats everyone like family and always has a beautifully radiant smile on her face. Serenity is one of the top music venues in all of BC and if you haven't been yet, it is well worth the trip out to Clearwater as it truly lives up to its name in every way. Thank you, Shirley for providing the world with such a special place for music lovers and musicians alike.

    Serenity is an absolutely magical place. The house concerts are intimate and allow you to have a unique and personal experience with some of the most talented musicians you can find. Harvest Fest is an event like no other. I have never been to a music event where all of the patrons treat each other like family. I have also never been to a festival where people have more respect for the land they are occupying. Shirley is one of the most amazing hosts you could ever ask for. She treats everyone like family and always has a beautifully radiant smile on her face. Serenity is one of the top music venues in all of BC and if you haven't been yet, it is well worth the trip out to Clearwater as it truly lives up to its name in every way. Thank you, Shirley for providing the world with such a special place for music lovers and musicians alike.

  • Steve Mechem

    Steve Mechem Kamloops

    The Serenity music experience is like no other. Whether it's a cozy house concert or one of the events on the outdoor stage, the atmosphere is always friendly and the music outstanding. Shirley has hit on recipe for joy that keeps us coming back again and again.

    The Serenity music experience is like no other. Whether it's a cozy house concert or one of the events on the outdoor stage, the atmosphere is always friendly and the music outstanding. Shirley has hit on recipe for joy that keeps us coming back again and again.

  • Linda

    Linda Clearwater

    Serenity = My happy place. We are beyond lucky to have this in our backyard. Thank you for all you do, Shirley!!

    Serenity = My happy place. We are beyond lucky to have this in our backyard. Thank you for all you do, Shirley!!

  • Cathy Burgess

    Cathy Burgess Vancovuer Island

    this is a hidden gem, with amazing music and great cheese cake, in a magical setting. some day you will be wishing you could get in but it will be sold out. Amazing!

    this is a hidden gem, with amazing music and great cheese cake, in a magical setting. some day you will be wishing you could get in but it will be sold out. Amazing!

  • Lisa deV

    Lisa deV NewWest

    JJ twice in three months?! Ladies, control yourselves!

    JJ twice in three months?! Ladies, control yourselves!

  • Jeff Windborn

    Jeff Windborn Errywhere

    Seriously Killer line-up! I'd hit all of these shows if I could.

    Seriously Killer line-up! I'd hit all of these shows if I could.

  • Heather Adamson

    Heather Adamson Clearwater BC

    I am honoured to be a part of this incredible venue...thanks to the 2015 lineup, it looks as though my social calendar is planned for the year!

    I am honoured to be a part of this incredible venue...thanks to the 2015 lineup, it looks as though my social calendar is planned for the year!