Live music

Tender musical connections mark Ocie Elliott’s latest album

Tender musical connections mark Ocie Elliott’s latest album

New record contract in hand, Saltspring couple set to unveil We Fall In with Feb. 10 Upstairs show

  • Jan 31, 2019
Tender musical connections mark Ocie Elliott’s latest album
Soulful songstress Morgan James returning to Victoria

Soulful songstress Morgan James returning to Victoria

Favourite from 2018 TD Victoria JazzFest to play April 5 show at Elements Casino

Soulful songstress Morgan James returning to Victoria
Juno Award-winner laying the Hammer down in Victoria

Juno Award-winner laying the Hammer down in Victoria

Jazz and boogie woogie pianist Michael Kaeshammer returns to where it all began

Juno Award-winner laying the Hammer down in Victoria
Alan Doyle, front man for Great Big Sea and more recent solo artist, returns to Victoria in 2019 for a May 7 concert, and three other dates up-Island. Facebook

Alan Doyle returns to Vancouver Island for four shows in May

Great Big Sea front man gone solo brings ‘beautiful band’ to Victoria on May 7

Alan Doyle, front man for Great Big Sea and more recent solo artist, returns to Victoria in 2019 for a May 7 concert, and three other dates up-Island. Facebook
Canadian singer/songwriter Jann Arden, who has many other creative skills to her credit, brings her music and her thoughts on life to the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney for three sold-out nights in November. Photo contributed

Reinventing Jann Arden a constant for this national treasure

Calgary-based singer/author/caregiver/actor sold out in Sidney for three nights

Canadian singer/songwriter Jann Arden, who has many other creative skills to her credit, brings her music and her thoughts on life to the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney for three sold-out nights in November. Photo contributed
Unique collaboration kicks off 35th season of Civic Orchestra of Victoria

Unique collaboration kicks off 35th season of Civic Orchestra of Victoria

Internationally recognized accordionists to perform this Sunday in Oak Bay

  • Nov 9, 2018
Unique collaboration kicks off 35th season of Civic Orchestra of Victoria
Canadian rock hitmakers Glass Tiger perform at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria on Nov. 9.

Glass Tiger hits reimagined, brought to the stage

The pride of Newmarket Ont. performs songs from 31 at the McPherson Playhouse

  • Nov 6, 2018
Canadian rock hitmakers Glass Tiger perform at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria on Nov. 9.
Natalie MacMaster and husband Donnell Leahy perform together with their family and other talented musicians during A Celtic Family Christmas, Nov. 23 at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall. Photo contributed

Christmas is all about family for Canada’s fiddling clan

Natalie McMaster and Donnell Leahy bring their Celtic musical traditions to Victoria

Natalie MacMaster and husband Donnell Leahy perform together with their family and other talented musicians during A Celtic Family Christmas, Nov. 23 at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall. Photo contributed
Accordionist Grayson Masefield, who has won some of the world’s most prestigious competitions, is among the featured performers during the World Accordion and Tango Festival in Victoria, Nov. 10-18. Photo contributed

Accordion blends with tango in multi-faceted festival

World Accordion and Tango Festival includes the first Trophée Mondiale competition held in Canada

Accordionist Grayson Masefield, who has won some of the world’s most prestigious competitions, is among the featured performers during the World Accordion and Tango Festival in Victoria, Nov. 10-18. Photo contributed
The Barra Macneils bring their traditional East Coast Christmas show to the Mary Winspear Centre’s Charlie White Theatre for a Nov. 21 show. Photo by Tvoydesire

Musical month awaits at Winspear Centre

November is chock full of amazing shows at Sidney venue

  • Nov 2, 2018
The Barra Macneils bring their traditional East Coast Christmas show to the Mary Winspear Centre’s Charlie White Theatre for a Nov. 21 show. Photo by Tvoydesire
Victoria Symphony principal trumpeter Ryan Cole is featured during Marcus Goddard’s Concerto for Trumpet, during the VS performance Nov. 3 at the Royal Theatre. Courtesy Victoria Symphony

Victoria Symphony takes on Amanda Todd story in November

Orchestra’s offerings during the month range from the dramatic to the whimsical

  • Nov 2, 2018
Victoria Symphony principal trumpeter Ryan Cole is featured during Marcus Goddard’s Concerto for Trumpet, during the VS performance Nov. 3 at the Royal Theatre. Courtesy Victoria Symphony
John Mellencamp in concert.

No ordinary John: Mellencamp descends on Victoria Nov. 12

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s 2018 concert tour making second-to-last stop in Canada

  • Nov 2, 2018
John Mellencamp in concert.
Arkells return to Victoria for a Feb. 3 concert at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, touring in support of their new album Rally Cry. Photo by Matt Barnes

Multiple Juno Award winning Arkells bringing new tunes to Victoria in 2019

Hamilton-based rock band proved hugely popular in city during Canada 150 celebrations

Arkells return to Victoria for a Feb. 3 concert at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, touring in support of their new album Rally Cry. Photo by Matt Barnes
(From left) Zacary, 11; Seth, 12, and Marc Melisizwe, 15 have enjoyed great success performing together on TV and at international venues after gaining major notoriety for their YouTube videos of songs by the likes of the Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder. The Edmonton siblings come to Victoria for a show Oct. 19 at the Alix Goolden Hall. Photo contributed

Early Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder music featured in young trio’s Oct. 19 performance here

The Melisizwe Brothers’ talents have fascinated audiences on multiple continents

  • Oct 7, 2018
(From left) Zacary, 11; Seth, 12, and Marc Melisizwe, 15 have enjoyed great success performing together on TV and at international venues after gaining major notoriety for their YouTube videos of songs by the likes of the Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder. The Edmonton siblings come to Victoria for a show Oct. 19 at the Alix Goolden Hall. Photo contributed
Scottish sensation Skerryvore brings Celtic sounds to Victoria

Scottish sensation Skerryvore brings Celtic sounds to Victoria

Oct. 9 concert at the McPherson one of just two Canadian dates on band’s international tour

  • Oct 4, 2018
Scottish sensation Skerryvore brings Celtic sounds to Victoria
Ken Lavigne will be Playing Favourites on a six-date concert tour on Vancouver and Saltspring islands later this month. Courtesy kenlavigne.com

Ken Lavigne sings your favourites (and his) on Islands concert tour

Popular tenor performing seven concerts at six venues over six days

Ken Lavigne will be Playing Favourites on a six-date concert tour on Vancouver and Saltspring islands later this month. Courtesy kenlavigne.com
Proclaimers will kick off fall tour next week in Victoria

Proclaimers will kick off fall tour next week in Victoria

Sold-out concert Sept. 8 at McPherson Playhouse a sign of veteran Scottish band’s popularity

  • Sep 1, 2018
Proclaimers will kick off fall tour next week in Victoria
Canadian artist Jessie Reyez is among the headliners for the 2018 version of Rifflandia. Courtesy Atomique Productions

RIFFLANDIA: Local artists thrive under festival model

Bands like Current Swell, one of the 2018 headliners, made their mark at RAP

Canadian artist Jessie Reyez is among the headliners for the 2018 version of Rifflandia. Courtesy Atomique Productions
Musical lineup set for Esquimalt Ribfest

Musical lineup set for Esquimalt Ribfest

Victoria ‘supergroup’ Cities to headline Saturday show at popular September event

Musical lineup set for Esquimalt Ribfest
Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Memphis Soulphony are among the headliners for this year’s TD Victoria International JazzFest, running June 22 to July 1. jazzvictoria.ca

TD Victoria International Jazzfest releases 2018 concert schedule

From blues to bluegrass to jazz in all its forms, JazzFest has something for everyone

Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Memphis Soulphony are among the headliners for this year’s TD Victoria International JazzFest, running June 22 to July 1. jazzvictoria.ca