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CELEBRATE OUR MAKERS: Meet Pup - he creates energy

You are invited to Celebrate Our Makers. The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce is turning the spotlight on businesses throughout the Thompson Valley that make our community distinct.
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Dave 'Pup' Johnson of the Blue Grotto

You are invited to Celebrate Our Makers. The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce is turning the spotlight on businesses throughout the Thompson Valley that make our community distinct.  We are taking a closer look at the people behind the scenes, behind the creation, and behind the experience - asking what is it that you create? Let’s find out. 

Has the ‘Live Music Lives Here’ banner above The Blue Grotto on Victoria Street caught your attention? Meet Dave ‘Pup’ Johnson, owner/operator of the Blue Grotto night club, and the man in charge of that live music. As a music enthusiast himself, it isn’t a hard task for Pup to keep the music alive. The Blue Grotto is internationally known as a place for live music and Pup feels immense pride when bands reach out and say they’ve heard of The Blue Grotto and want to play there.

The Blue Grotto brings like-minded music lovers together and gives them a place to celebrate music. Performing not only energizes the musicians, but live music brings the best kind of electrifying energy to the guests. ‘On nights when the music is great, the crowd is large and you see the dance floor packed full of smiling people; you can just feel the energy.’

Over the last two years, we’ve all learned just how important human connection is. Pup’s favourite thing about the Blue Grotto is seeing relationships start and flourish. From friendships to marriage, the Blue Grotto is a great place to meet new people and feel the energy of live music.