Blues, Brews, & BBQ is back!

Blues, Brews & BBQ is back for another year, and just in time to save you from cabin fever and get you up on the dance floor.  

Saturday Feb 25th at Finley's Bar and Grill, Doors open at 6pm, tickets for the door only $25.

Featuring such legends as Portland Oregon roots artist Lloyd Jones. Opening for Jones and the " Nelson All-stars " is none other than special guest Kelly Fawcett. Kelly will front the opening band, lead by sax player Clinton Swanson and featuring Don Stewart, Mark Spielman, Jim Fike, and Tim Bullen.  

Mr. Aardvark will play "Back Porch Blues " on the covered deck before and during band breaks. 

An authentic Southern Style BBQ and tapas menu for this special night, dinner reservations available.($25 door ticket does not cover dinner)

This is a Kootenay Coop Radio fundraising event with all profits going to our amazing locally and nationally recognized community radio station. 

Don't wait to get your tickets as this event has sold out its previosly 3 years! Tickets available at Finley's, Kootenay Coop Radio and Otter Books.

KCR is looking for New Shows for our Spring Season which starts April 3rd

Kootenay Co-op Radio is known for an eclectic mix of programming that focuses on local issues, educates on important topics, and entertains with a diversity of music you can't hear anywhere else.

Over the past 15 years, hundreds of our volunteer programmers have produced important, original, and unique radio content for our listeners.

We are currently on the lookout for fresh, high-quality and innovative show ideas for our upcoming season. We’re seeking programs that complement our existing radio lineup and introduce new voices and new talent that’s as diverse as the audiences we serve.

 If you've got a new show idea, we invite you to attend our new programmer orientation session.

It will be happening on Saturday Feb 11 at 12 NOON, at 308a Hall Street in Nelson.

If you would like to attend this session please email us at


Kootenay Music Awards - 2017

Kootenay Co-Op Radio is honored and excited to be coordinating the fifth Kootenay Music Awards. And they’re set to return bigger (and louder) than ever! A premier celebration of local, original music which captures the diversity, creativity and craft of musical talents found in and around the Kootenay Mountain Region. From Fernie, Rossland to Revelstoke and all the fruitful communities in between, the return of the awards are set to be for music lovers and industry alike.

The award categories are:

● Artist of the Year
● Album of the Year 2016
● Best Breakthrough Artist
● Best Music Video
● Best Folk/Roots/Country Act
● Best Rock/Punk/Metal Act
● Best Electronic Producer
● Song Of The Year 2016

Submissions are open for all original works from the Kootenay Mountain Region recorded from May 24 2015 to Sunday 12 February 2017. Submission are to be via email to with a soundcloud link accompanied by the artist’s or bands name, address, phone number and the category choice/choices they would like to submit for.

And ... Make your own Kootenay Music Award... Cut it out – Tape it together – Take a picture – Post it on Facebook – Tag Kootenay Music Awards and Tag it on Instagram with #kootenaymusicawards. Click here for pdf

For press and media inquires please contact Evie Lavers:

(250) 551 7442

Free Promotion on KCR - Voices of Our Community

Are you involved with a non-profit, community, sports, cultural or recreation organization? Kootenay Coop Radio wants to offer you some free promotion as a thank you for all that you do.

This project consists of a 20sec rotating on-air spot that will promote the many wonderful non-profits and community organizations we are fortunate enough to have in this area.

Let us help you help others. Contact Stephanie for details , 250-352-9600


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