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The Dream Café is a music venue and restaurant located on Colourful Front Street in Penticton, BC. The Dream was established in 2001 and holds over 100 shows every year. Everything from folk, blues, rock, jazz, world, spoken word and everything in between! A little something for everyone.
Our menu is always changing & evolving but the essence of the Dream is always there. Our emphasis has and always will be to serve clean, healthy food with a variety of cultures represented on the menu that reflect the eclecticism that is The Dream Café.
The Dream Café is a wonderful community that has evolved around music. People from many walks of life and cultures have joined us in the audience as well as on our stage. The beauty is the energy that happens in the room. Thank you all for your continued support!
"There really is no place in the world like The Dream Cafe. It's a blessing for both the listeners in the audience and the performers on stage. It's what every venue should strive to be"
- Matt Andersen, November 16th 2016
My wife and I just saw Matt Andersen and you simply could not replicate an experience like that at a large venue. I'm not a religious man, but one could say that was 'church' in terms of the energy and lighting people up!
See, it's not 'just' the music, or 'just' the food, but the coming together of amazing talent, audience, staff and ambience, which as a whole creates an intangible quality that brings spirit and magic to one of Penticton's crown jewels. That* is the Dream Cafe.
For some perspective, an event at larger venues is easily fetching $50 + for entry and then you're an easy $7-$8 a drink. That doesn't get you a meal and that outing pales in comparison to the 'experience' you'll get at TDC.
Those who appreciate it will come! You guys are doing the right thing IMO.
Long live the dream.
- Mike Whitney, Penticton BC (November 9th 2016)
There’s a glimmer of magic in Penticton. It’s a regular thing, that magic, it happens several times a week when Pierre brings gifted musicians to play at the Dream Cafe.
Just a glimpse inside The Dream, with its touches of colourful Asian artwork, Tibetan prayer flags, and hints of other cultures, imagines ways of living that we just might experience... right there.
Just step inside and you’ll realize that only a colourful character could have envisioned this.
Pierre is that colourful guy, alongside his partner Deb, who strive to deliver the best of indie musicians to the people of Penticton. And they do.
The music begins and so does the thread that connects us together. Our hearts pound with those rhythms, in crazy fun, frivolity, or the hurtin’ lonliness of the blues.
Not anyone can create this alchemy, the person that has that gift is Pierre, yelling out “Ya baby” and being the spirit and heart of the Dream Cafe.
Shirley Gray - Victoria, BC (March 14th 2017)