Roving Audience Experience

Saturday, September 24, 7pm – 10pm

For the second year in a row, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is excited to present the Roving Audience Experience (RAE). Enjoy performance art while exploring Kelowna's Cultural District. Take your pick from performances throughout the evening in one of our hotspot areas or wander around the Cultural District at your leisure to see those you are most interested in. Pick up your program and map at the Rotary Centre for the Arts and wander the Cultural District to experience performance, music, and visual art. On the way, you'll get to savor delicious food truck fare from Bunny Hug Food Fresh, Burger Boss, and Scooters Ice Cream! Catch Inner Fish's BikeRideCollective traveling between hotspots capturing the essence of currency culture and provoking the question "what is greed?".

Please note that seating is limited at most locations.

This event is in partnership between the Downtown Kelowna Association and the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Additional support from Tourism Kelowna, BC Arts Council, Stingray Radio and Peak Technologies.

Themed Hotspots:

Dani Lion and Syilx Smokin Braidz

Indigenous Culture

Dani Lion is a Secwepemc First Nations artist with a distinctive style of indigi-pop and EDM. Her musical styles are that of the soul of an old jazz singer, with a twist of her own unique & sultry urbansoul, pop & trap essence. She surfs the waves of melody in the many genres. She has been playing packed venues and festivals since 2010, and has a unique way of free-styling any genre; but with a particular taste for soul, EDM & hip-hop in her freestyle rhymes, she has an urban trap edge to her vibe. Featuring the fashion stylings from Syilx Smokin Braidz. 

Vinnie the Squid, Lucas Joel, and street-style dancing

Street Art Culture


Vinnie the Squid has been mixing for over 25 years and has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Hip hop, House and Bass music. Classically trained as a turntablist and party rocker, Vinnie never sticks to one style or genre. If you think you know where his set is going, you’re wrong, his mix tapes and live jams have been described as “legendary” and are not to be missed!





Lucas Joel is a street artist who mostly depicts images from his own homelessness and addiction. He is an artist with beautiful artwork that could be considered abstract street art. When he was going through these hardships, he started painting as a way to cope. Now, he has sold pieces to galleries and collectors all over the world.







Manny de Jesus is a seasoned street-style dancer from Hamilton, ON. Performing on stage since he was a kid, Manny has developed a talent over the years in musicality. His experience with improvised movement has led him to host shows, choreograph routines, and secure the win for open-style competitions across Canada. 




The Poetry Elf, NAV, & KEN Shaw

Slam Poetry


The Poetry Elf took the stage by storm in 2017 with her unique cadence and style. She is well known for pushing the boundaries of performing arts while maintaining a strong relationship with her audience and exploring different stages. The Poetry Elf's magic is meant to show that poetry is in everything, it's not limited to coffee shops and libraries! That is why you can find her in some of the most unexpected places; poetry slams, music festivals, fundraisers, nightclubs... The Poetry Elf can make anywhere feel like a poem.  

@thepoetryelf on Instagram and Facebook 





Mackenzie “Ken” Shaw (any pronouns) is a writer and maker living on the traditional, ancestral and unceded land of the Westbank First Nation. Ken performs in local open mics and slams, and as the sad and sexy drag king, KENDONTCRY. Follow all of Ken’s creative passions on Instagram @dontcryken. 








NAV is a poet who writes to speak. Crafting story from free verse poetry he creates moments of connection.  Studying performance on Sylix land NAV spent 3 years at UBCO and graduated with BFA in Performance Art. Before that studying Journalism on Secwepemc land at TRU; His writing has many influences.  He has performed all over Canada and currently lives in Vancouver.  NAV is happy to return to Kelowna and share his art.




Olivia Walsh, Narumi Higuchi, and FLOW Dancers Gypsym Rose Movement Art & Dani Michelle

Classical Infusion


Olivia Walsh is an accomplished cello player who has played with the Okanagan Symphony, the Kamloops Symphony and is a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music College Examiners. Olivia began her studies at an early age at the Society for Talent Education in Edmonton Alberta. Upon completing her Bachelor of Music at the University of Alberta, Olivia pursued endeavours in chamber music, pedagogy and conducting.  





Narumi Higuchi started playing the violin at the age of 6 in Japan. She has perfected her craft by studying with Jacques Israelievitch at the Royal Conservatory and has held the position of 2nd violin for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for a decade. Currently, she plays with Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.







To share a story through movement is her passion. A multidimensional entertainer versed in choreographed and free-style movement with a multitude of flow props and dance styles. Gypsym Rose endless tricks up her sleeve. Flow with her and witness her spark of pure imagination. Rooted in the Okanagan, she is found sharing her gift of movement art to wonder seekers of all ages through stage entertainment, in-person classes, and through her online Patreon Academy. She looks forward to connecting with her community on and off the stage. She will be joined by Dani Michelle, a volunteer dancer.



Major Mambo and Mission Dance

Spanish Culture



Major Mambo is the Okanagan Valley’s premier Latin ensemble. They play Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero, Bossa Nova, Samba, Latin Jazz. Hot sounds from Havana, Puerto Rico, Mexico, New York and Brazil. They have performed throughout the Okanagan Valley at the finest hotels, wineries, golf clubs, restaurants, festivals, parties and concert venues.




Tanya Vadurova, owner of Mission Dance Centre and two time winner of the Okanagan Arts Award creates a local company of dancers of all ages with a myriad of performances and varying styles of ballet, flamenco and modern. Tanya was trained at the National Ballet School of Canada in Toronto and danced professionally across Europe and Canada before settling in Kelowna in 2001. Mission Dance Company, lead by Artistic Director, Tanya Vadurova, produces annual local and touring performances of The Nutcracker and Swan Lake as well as fall and spring mixed programs. These performances always feature local artists and internationally renowned guests.


Michael Se Elliot

Kelowna Busker

Michael Stanley Edward Elliott is a dream-pop singer-songwriter from Kelowna, BC, Canada. With decades of experience performing for audiences all over Canada, the intrepid singer has a knack for reading the room and views live performance as a service. Whether it be a captivating performance that engages the audience in a listening room environment or casual background music meant to facilitate an atmosphere conducive to memory-making for everyone in attendance, the experienced wordsmith aims to provide whatever the situation calls for. Michael has also enjoyed favourable reviews in publications across the country, and his music has been featured in films and television. 

Inner Fish

Bike Ride Collective



Inner Fish’s BikeRideCollective (BRC) is a group of Kelowna artists/performers who collaborate to create and present live, outdoor art. They are committed to providing performances that are accessible to anyone on foot, bicycle, skateboard, wheelchair, or any other human-powered vehicle. They engage with the public using work that is site-specific, site-responsive, and which arrests, interrupts, or promotes conversation.



Downtown Kelowna's Small Shop Saturday

We're excited to be partnering with Downtown Kelowna's Small Shop Saturday, Saturday, September 24. Support Downtown Kelowna businesses and take advantage of special promotions, in-store activities, or one-day sales. Enjoy FREE PARKING* all day while visiting Downtown. Shopping local assists our local economy, fights inflation, and helps keep dollars and jobs in our community! Visit and download the Small Shop Brochure to see which Downtown Kelowna businesses are participating and what they’ve got in store for you!

“Small Shops - Big Deal” Contest

Enter to win at any participating Downtown Kelowna business on September 24, 2022. Fill out your ballot & slip it into the ballot box for your chance to win prizes from:

·       Amora Day Spa

·       frock & fellow

·       Funktional Gifts

·       Kelly O'Bryan's

·       Kelowna Beer Institute

·       Mosaic Books

·       Naughty Girl Essentials Lingerie

Over $400 in prizes to be won! Prize draws are to be made on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 28.

*FREE PARKING: Applicable only for on-street parking and City-owned parking lots and parkades. Time restrictions still apply.