FAQs

The festival will be held in 2 separate spaces inside the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. On Friday night you will see the show in one room/stage and on Saturday night you’ll see 4 completely different songwriters in the other room/stage. You choose which stage that you’d like to see first.

You will see 8 songwriters throughout the 2 night event.  4 on the North Stage and 4 on the South Stage.  You choose which stage you’d like to see first when you buy your pass, but no matter the choice, you will see all 8 writers perform.

97 South Song Sessions is a multi-genre music performance event.  Hit Songwriters from the pop, rock and country genres will grace the stage and share the stories behind the songs that you love and then play them for you acoustically.

Essentially, the only difference between the North and South stages is the songwriters that sit on that stage. The name of your pass, North Stage or South Stage, is the stage you will see on Friday night. On Saturday night, you will move to the other stage. No matter which festival pass you buy, you will see all 8 songwriters throughout the 2 night event.

The pass you purchase gives you access to the stages on both Friday and Saturday night.  If you are unable to attend both nights, you’re welcome to transfer the pass to a friend or family member.  However, the lucky recipient will be restricted to seeing the opposite stage that you witnessed the first night.  This system/policy is in place to ensure that every pass holder has a comfortable seat for each show.

The Weekend Pass is a general admission pass that grants the holder a comfortable chair with a great view of the “in the round” stage for each of 2 shows over the course of the 2 nights.  The VIP Pass is a front row reserved seating pass for each show.  It also includes an early start to the festival with an invitation to the Thursday night VIP Dinner with the Songwriters and Sponsors.  You will also receive a thank you gift upon purchase of the pass, a preferred hotel room rental rate at  Penticton Lakeside Resort (limited number of rooms available), a preferred Wine Tasting Tour rate and, new to the 2022 VIP Festival Pass, access to the VIP only Afterparty with the Songwriters following the show on Saturday night.

New to the 2022 VIP Festival Pass is an exclusive invitation to the VIP only Afterparty with the Songwriters following the show on Saturday night.

ValleyFirstTix is the preferred ticket vendor of the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.  When you choose Buy Now on our 97 South Song Sessions ticket page, you will be directed to the ValleyFirstTix platform to complete your purchase.

After you choose Buy Now on our 97 South Song Sessions ticket page, you will be directed to the ValleyFirstTix platform to complete your purchase. To use the promo code, select ‘Presales & Promos’ in the top left corner of the ValleyFirst page and enter your code.

There is no assigned seating.  The front row and second row are reserved for VIP pass holders, otherwise, seating is first come first served.  The stage is in the centre of the room with chairs on all sides.  There is not a bad seat in the house.

In the event of festival cancellation by the organizer, principal pass/ticket fees (excluding service fees) will be reimbursed.  No other refunds are available.

97 South Holdings Inc. will abide by all Federal and Provincial guidelines related to festival/event gatherings.