Jingle Jam at Brentwood Bay’s Empourium

Dec. 16 will feature Jingle Jam, a holiday gathering of musical guests.

John Carswell

Friday night’s at the Brentwood Bay Village Empourium are looking to be the new hot spot for hangouts.

This Friday will be their second Jingle Jam, a holiday gathering of musical guests.

The evening will begin with a music presentation from Story Theatre Company, based in Victoria. They will present a Christmas play they wrote called The Magical Christmas of Old Mrs. James. The play will be half an hour with Colleen Eccleston and friends.

“We’re going to present that first off and then there will be some other musicians join Colleen, and we’re going to do a Jingle Jam,” said John Carswell, co-owner of Empourium.

Right from the start, he and his wife and co-owner Alice Bacon, wanted to create a gathering space for the community for all kinds of things.

And music, he said, is something that’s near and dear to their hearts, as they’ve both been involved in the arts and music community for many years in the past.

“Of course, it’s been a year and five months since we’ve opened up and just learning how a cafe works has been a real lesson for us,” said Carswell.

They began the Friday night series in the fall, trying to build a friday night music culture in Brentwood. It’s also a way for them to showcase local musicians.

“I think what makes it great aside from being something that they can do in their own community is that it is family-friendly, so even though we are licensed, families can attend. Parents can bring their kids,” he said, adding that they try and make it an all inclusive kind of thing.

Jingle Jam will take place Dec. 16 at Empourium beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. It’s recommended they be purchased ahead of time at Empourium as seating is limited to 30.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go as a cash donation to the Sidney Lions Food Bank.

The music series will continue into the new year on Jan. 13 with more local talent.

For more information call 778-351-0178 or visit empourium.ca.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Greater Victoria’s first BC Cannabis Store could open at Saanich shopping centre

Store application for Uptown Shopping Centre headed for public hearing

MISSING: Victoria police on the lookout for woman last seen April 28

Leah Parker, 41, is described five-foot-five and about 140 pounds with brown/blonde hair, blue eyes

Vote for your favourite Peninsula businesses

Voting extended for annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Homeless shelter at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre creates 40 jobs

The arena can house 45 people in pop-up pods

Vancouver Island hasn’t seen a new homegrown case of COVID-19 in two weeks

Island’s low and steady transmission rate chalked up to several factors

Dr. Bonnie Henry given new name in B.C. First Nation ceremony: ‘one who is calm among us’

The provincial health officer was honoured in a May 22 ceremony at elementary school in Hazelton

B.C. man with Alberta plates gets car keyed and aggressive note

Some out-of-province people are finding hostile reception due to COVID-19 worries

B.C. drive-in theatre appeals COVID-19 concession rules, 50-car limit

With 50 cars and the removal of concession sales, drive-in owner says theatre might have to close

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

COVID-19: B.C. grants aim to stabilize sexual assault recovery programs

$10 million fund not yet ready to take applications

Case of missing Vancouver Island woman inspires new true crime podcast

‘Island Crime’ Season 1 covers 2002 disappearance of Nanaimo’s Lisa Marie Young

B.C. mom’s drug-pricing petition on behalf of son garners thousands of signatures

Petition geared to gaining access to new medicines drew support of Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl

‘Paralyzed by fear’: B.C. woman details anxiety, grief at Italian relief hospital

Sheila Vicic spent two months in Italy as the country grappled with COVID-19

CAMH survey looks at binge-drinking, financial anxiety during COVID

Alcohol may be used as a coping mechanism for those whose careers may have been sidelined due to the pandemic

Most Read