Concerts

Attendees of the Breakout Festival in Vancouver Sunday (Sept. 18) were caught on video destroying venue structures, in apparent anger after the night’s headliner Lil Baby cancelled last minute. (Twitter screenshot/@mc1040597)

VIDEO: Vancouver festival-goers destroy venue structures after Lil Baby cancels

About 1,000 of 5,200 attendees responsible for destruction, according to organizers

 

Westshore Community Concert Band performing on Canada Day in 2015. Registration for the new season will take place Sept. 6 in the lower parking lot at The Forge Church in Colwood. (Contributed by Mike Dominy)

Westshore Community Concert Band celebrates 20 years of music

The orchestra brings local musicians together to perform at nearby community events

 

Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP

From Mendes to New Kids, concert cancellations prove a costly gamble for fans

Fans sometimes stuck with hefty travel, hotel expenses

 

Vancouver Island MusicFest takes place at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds, July 8-10. Terry Farrell photo

Everything you need to know about Vancouver Island MusicFest – July 8-10, Comox Valley

Vancouver Island MusicFest executive producer Doug Cox says planning the first live…

Vancouver Island MusicFest takes place at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds, July 8-10. Terry Farrell photo
Jim Byrnes, seen here at the 2019 Filberg Festival in Comox, will be the host for Vancouver Island MusicFest’s Old-Time Radio Show. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Legend Jim Byrnes, seen here at the 2019 Filberg Festival in Comox, will be the host for Vancouver Island MusicFest’s Old-Time Radio Show. Record file photo

TALES FROM MUSICFEST: Dialing in an old-time radio show

By Robert Moyes Special to Black Press There’s a wonderful song by…

  • Jun 29, 2022
Jim Byrnes, seen here at the 2019 Filberg Festival in Comox, will be the host for Vancouver Island MusicFest’s Old-Time Radio Show. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Legend Jim Byrnes, seen here at the 2019 Filberg Festival in Comox, will be the host for Vancouver Island MusicFest’s Old-Time Radio Show. Record file photo
Caught in the Act, playing here in early October 2021 at a fundraiser in Central Saanich for the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank, will once again help raise funds for the food bank, along with CURL and Twelve O’Clock Rock, at Rockin’ the Wharf, Saturday, June 11 in Sidney’s Beacon Park. (Clive Scott/Submitted)

Trio of Saanich Peninsula bands hope to rock away hunger in Sidney

Rockin’ the Wharf June 11 is a fundraiser for Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank

Caught in the Act, playing here in early October 2021 at a fundraiser in Central Saanich for the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank, will once again help raise funds for the food bank, along with CURL and Twelve O’Clock Rock, at Rockin’ the Wharf, Saturday, June 11 in Sidney’s Beacon Park. (Clive Scott/Submitted)
The 2022 PNE Fair, billed as “British Columbia’s longest running and largest ticketed event,” will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 5 at the fair site in East Vancouver. (File photo)

PNE Fair to return with daily capacity limits and paid-ticket concerts, starting Aug. 20

The B-52s ‘Farewell Tour,’ Blue Rodeo and Barenaked Ladies among concert highlights for 2022

The 2022 PNE Fair, billed as “British Columbia’s longest running and largest ticketed event,” will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 5 at the fair site in East Vancouver. (File photo)
Dan Parker and his group Bandeira Parker, as seen at the Hub City Bounce Back event in March, will perform at Nanaimo Without Borders concert on May 21 at the Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Benefit concert to help LGBTQ refugees fleeing persecution to be held in Nanaimo

‘Nanaimo Without Borders’ takes place May 21 at Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community

Dan Parker and his group Bandeira Parker, as seen at the Hub City Bounce Back event in March, will perform at Nanaimo Without Borders concert on May 21 at the Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Jane Lytvynenko’s family outside their rental property in Nanaimo’s University District. From left: Luka Lytvynenko, Oksana Lytvynenko, Yevheniia Koval, Tetiana Malashta, Victoria Breznytska (her children, Sofia and Arsen), Jane Lytvynenko and her son, David. Not pictured is Volodymyr Malashta, Tetiana Malashta’s husband. In partnership with the OV Arts Centre, Youth 20/20 Can will hold a benefit concert to help support the family on Saturday, May 7. (Mandy Moraes/Nanaimo Bulletin)

Benefit concert will help recently immigrated Ukraine family in Nanaimo

‘Stand With Ukraine’ show to be held Saturday, May 7, at the OV Arts Centre

Jane Lytvynenko’s family outside their rental property in Nanaimo’s University District. From left: Luka Lytvynenko, Oksana Lytvynenko, Yevheniia Koval, Tetiana Malashta, Victoria Breznytska (her children, Sofia and Arsen), Jane Lytvynenko and her son, David. Not pictured is Volodymyr Malashta, Tetiana Malashta’s husband. In partnership with the OV Arts Centre, Youth 20/20 Can will hold a benefit concert to help support the family on Saturday, May 7. (Mandy Moraes/Nanaimo Bulletin)
Canadian band Our Lady Peace will tour to B.C. cities this spring. (Submitted photo)

Holograms help power Our Lady Peace tour that includes Vancouver concert this spring

Alt-rock band touts ‘intersection of music and technology’ in partnership with ARHT Media

Canadian band Our Lady Peace will tour to B.C. cities this spring. (Submitted photo)
Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.

Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker headline summer’s Rockin River Fest in flood-hit Merritt

‘Now more than ever, we need things to be excited about,’ city’s mayor says

Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.
Gerald Harris, director of Friends of Bowker Creek Society, does the honours and plants the year’s first batch of chum salmon eggs in a designated area in the creek on Jan. 22. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Significance of Bowker Creek Watershed featured in classical concert in Victoria

Emily Carr quartet’s Earth Songs series continues March 11 at Christ Church Cathedral

Gerald Harris, director of Friends of Bowker Creek Society, does the honours and plants the year’s first batch of chum salmon eggs in a designated area in the creek on Jan. 22. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Legendary bluesman Taj Mahal will play in Courtenay at Vancouver Island MusicFest on July 9, 2022. Photo courtesy minttalentgroup.com
Legendary bluesman Taj Mahal will play in Courtenay at Vancouver Island MusicFest on July 9, 2022. Photo courtesy minttalentgroup.com

Taj Mahal returning to Vancouver Island MusicFest stage

Executive producer Doug Cox is bringing back one of the greatest blues…

Legendary bluesman Taj Mahal will play in Courtenay at Vancouver Island MusicFest on July 9, 2022. Photo courtesy minttalentgroup.com
Legendary bluesman Taj Mahal will play in Courtenay at Vancouver Island MusicFest on July 9, 2022. Photo courtesy minttalentgroup.com
Choral Evolution practiced outdoors and over video calls in the lead-up to their upcoming debut performances, but their dedication to the craft means the shows will go on. (Photo Courtesy of Doug Titchkosky)

Choral Evolution bringing Mozart and Metallica to West Shore

The new choral group is set to debut in a series of performances in Sooke and Colwood next month

Choral Evolution practiced outdoors and over video calls in the lead-up to their upcoming debut performances, but their dedication to the craft means the shows will go on. (Photo Courtesy of Doug Titchkosky)
The Foo Fighters will be at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre on Oct. 3. (Photo by Brantley Gutierrez)

Foo Fighters include Victoria in addition of 10 new tour locations

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre hosting hall of famers Oct. 3; tickets available as of Feb. 18

The Foo Fighters will be at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre on Oct. 3. (Photo by Brantley Gutierrez)
Lead singer Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragon performs during the 2017 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press file photo)

Imagine Dragons adds April tour date in Victoria

Pop-rock band best known for songs Believer, Thunder and Radioactive

Lead singer Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragon performs during the 2017 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press file photo)
The City of Colwood is hosting a free holiday concert Friday evening (Dec. 10) at Meadow Park, featuring choirs from Sangster Elementary School. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Colwood hosting free holiday concert Friday night

Sangster Elementary choirs featured; hot chocolate, light tunnels 6-7 p.m. Dec. 10 in Meadow Park

The City of Colwood is hosting a free holiday concert Friday evening (Dec. 10) at Meadow Park, featuring choirs from Sangster Elementary School. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)
Belmont Secondary School Grade 12 student Sadie Karlsson and Grade 9 student Presley Eberle sit in a music room. The two musicians are set to perform in the school’s upcoming Winter Concert on Dec. 8, the first since the pandemic started. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Live music returns to Belmont Secondary School with Winter Concert Dec. 8

Featuring multiple bands, it is the first in-person concert since the pandemic started

Belmont Secondary School Grade 12 student Sadie Karlsson and Grade 9 student Presley Eberle sit in a music room. The two musicians are set to perform in the school’s upcoming Winter Concert on Dec. 8, the first since the pandemic started. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Victoria Children’s Choir is getting set to host a pair of concerts this December at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Children’s Choir/Facebook)

Victoria Children’s Choir hosting pair of concerts in December

Travelogue: Come Travel with Me will be performed Dec. 4 and 7, at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall

The Victoria Children’s Choir is getting set to host a pair of concerts this December at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Children’s Choir/Facebook)
The late Dusty Hill (left) and ZZ Top founder Billy F Gibbons are seen on stage at the band’s show in Penticton in 2009. The Tres Hombres will perform at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre April 22, 2022, with special guests Cheap Trick. (Black Press Media file photo)

ZZ Top to rock Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre April 22

Online ticket sales open Friday at 10 a.m., with tickets starting at $49

The late Dusty Hill (left) and ZZ Top founder Billy F Gibbons are seen on stage at the band’s show in Penticton in 2009. The Tres Hombres will perform at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre April 22, 2022, with special guests Cheap Trick. (Black Press Media file photo)