Live music

Musicians Teva McHillis (left) and Anela Kahiamoe (full-time musician and regular at Roy’s Towne Pub) play some tunes. The pub wants to get small-scale performances going again. Photo supplied

Island pub wants people to ‘drop five’ to keep music alive

Royston’s Charlie Aiken thinks his plan can help artists and venues alike

Musicians Teva McHillis (left) and Anela Kahiamoe (full-time musician and regular at Roy’s Towne Pub) play some tunes. The pub wants to get small-scale performances going again. Photo supplied
Shelley Vaags, a Langford woman, has been entertaining dozens of viewers on her daily sing-along livestreams. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Langford bartender hosts singalong livestream for seniors

Live Senior Singalong takes place daily at 1 p.m. on Facebook

Shelley Vaags, a Langford woman, has been entertaining dozens of viewers on her daily sing-along livestreams. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Tune in for the Wish You Were Beer! Virtual Happy Hour concert series and you can have your very own house concert, featuring some of the Comox Valley’s best musicians. Luke Blu Guthrie (pictured) played May 2 at Brewing Company. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley craft breweries hosting a series of live-stream concerts

Wish You Were Beer Comox Valley Craft Brewery Virtual Happy Hour underway

Tune in for the Wish You Were Beer! Virtual Happy Hour concert series and you can have your very own house concert, featuring some of the Comox Valley’s best musicians. Luke Blu Guthrie (pictured) played May 2 at Brewing Company. Photo by Terry Farrell
Shambhala Music Festival has been postponed to 2021. File photo

Shambhala Music Festival postponed to 2021

The popular electronic music event near Nelson announced the news Tuesday

Shambhala Music Festival has been postponed to 2021. File photo
A performance during Tiny Lights Music Festival in the small Kootenay community of Ymir is seen here in 2017. The annual music festival has been postponed to 2021. Photo: Tyler Harper

Will the show go on? B.C. music festivals consider options over coronavirus

Summer events are running out of time to stay on schedule

A performance during Tiny Lights Music Festival in the small Kootenay community of Ymir is seen here in 2017. The annual music festival has been postponed to 2021. Photo: Tyler Harper
Victoria-based singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing has replaced his cancelled Oak Bay concert with a live-stream solo show from the Duncan Showroom this Wednesday night (March 18). Photo by Jen Squires

Victoria musician takes to the web to replace cancelled Oak Bay concert

Fans will be able to hear a live CD launch performance on Facebook the evening of March 21

Victoria-based singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing has replaced his cancelled Oak Bay concert with a live-stream solo show from the Duncan Showroom this Wednesday night (March 18). Photo by Jen Squires
Award-winning guitarist and singer/songwriter Stephen Fearing leads an all-star group of performers at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay High for a March 21 show. Photo by Jen Squires

Grateful Victorian Stephen Fearing bringing musical treat home

Award-winning musical storyteller joined by notable local artists for March 21 CD release show

Award-winning guitarist and singer/songwriter Stephen Fearing leads an all-star group of performers at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay High for a March 21 show. Photo by Jen Squires
A young woman’s dream of travelling to and finding romance in Paris comes true in Paris! The Show, playing at the Royal Theatre on March 17. Photo courtesy paris-lespectacle.com

The City of Light beckons in new musical stage show at Royal Theatre

Paris! The Show brings the music of Piaf and Aznavour to the Royal Theatre stage on March 17

A young woman’s dream of travelling to and finding romance in Paris comes true in Paris! The Show, playing at the Royal Theatre on March 17. Photo courtesy paris-lespectacle.com
Maesto Christian Kluxen and the Victoria Symphony celebrate the symphonic works of the great Ludwig von Beethoven during the Beethoven 250 series of concerts throughout March at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine

Beethoven 250: Victoria getting ready to celebrate

Victoria Symphony to play all nine of the composer’s symphonies during March birthday celebrations

Maesto Christian Kluxen and the Victoria Symphony celebrate the symphonic works of the great Ludwig von Beethoven during the Beethoven 250 series of concerts throughout March at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine
Get ready to hear a Mighty roar in Victoria

Get ready to hear a Mighty roar in Victoria

Polaris Prize-winning rapper and hip hop artist Haviah Mighty plays the Capital Ballroom March 1

Get ready to hear a Mighty roar in Victoria
Bachman/Cummings show part of a rockin’ summer in Victoria

Bachman/Cummings show part of a rockin’ summer in Victoria

Fans of classic rock can experience reunion concert July 6 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Bachman/Cummings show part of a rockin’ summer in Victoria
Legendary Canadian songwriter and performer Gordon Lightfoot brings his music to the Island in October, with shows at the Royal Theatre in Victoria and Port Theatre in Nanaimo. gordonlightfoot.com

Gordon Lightfoot still on the road at 81

Tickets for Island shows in Victoria and Nanaimo, selling well already

Legendary Canadian songwriter and performer Gordon Lightfoot brings his music to the Island in October, with shows at the Royal Theatre in Victoria and Port Theatre in Nanaimo. gordonlightfoot.com
Juno winner and Victoria native Ivonne Hernandez is organizing the second annual Victoria Trad Weekend, filled with workshops, a concert and family dance on Feb. 14 and 15. (Courtesy of Ivonne Hernandez)

Juno award-winning fiddler brings workshop and concert to Victoria

Two-day event brings Canada’s finest traditional artists to Victoria Feb. 14 and 15

Juno winner and Victoria native Ivonne Hernandez is organizing the second annual Victoria Trad Weekend, filled with workshops, a concert and family dance on Feb. 14 and 15. (Courtesy of Ivonne Hernandez)
The Glorious Sons ready to wage rock ‘n’ roll war at the Royal Theatre

The Glorious Sons ready to wage rock ‘n’ roll war at the Royal Theatre

Kingston band bringing their harder-edged sound to town in March

The Glorious Sons ready to wage rock ‘n’ roll war at the Royal Theatre
Pacific Opera Victoria’s next production, Flight, is based on the true story of a refugee who lived in an airport for 18 years. Photo courtesy Pacific Opera Victoria

Next Pacific Opera production tells a refugee’s airport tale

Flight is spicy and complex, with a scintillating score by Jonathan Dove

Pacific Opera Victoria’s next production, Flight, is based on the true story of a refugee who lived in an airport for 18 years. Photo courtesy Pacific Opera Victoria
Renowned German ensemble to play Four Seasons in its entirety

Renowned German ensemble to play Four Seasons in its entirety

Concerto Köln making baroque history in Victoria on Feb. 22 at Alix Goolden Hall

Renowned German ensemble to play Four Seasons in its entirety
Bahamas will close the 2020 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Photo provided

Island MusicFest going to Bahamas to close show

Afie Jurvanen isn’t from the Bahamas. He’s a Finnish-Canadian from Barrie, Ont.…

  • Feb 11, 2020
Bahamas will close the 2020 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Photo provided
Alessia Cara is on a roll, being nominated for six 2020 Juno Awards. She was named Tuesday as host of the awards ceremony, on March 15 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. Photo by Olivia Alta

Alessia Cara to host and perform at 2020 Juno Awards

Multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter also up for six awards, including Artist of the Year

  • Jan 28, 2020
Alessia Cara is on a roll, being nominated for six 2020 Juno Awards. She was named Tuesday as host of the awards ceremony, on March 15 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. Photo by Olivia Alta
Jay Malinowski, left and Eon Sinclair, better known as Bedouin Soundclash, bring their live combo of past hits and newer material from their latest album, MASS, to the Capital Ballroom for a Feb. 7 show. Facebook

WATCH: Bedouin Soundclash opening their 2020 tour in Victoria

One of the 2000s’ biggest bands touring in support of 2019 release, MASS

  • Jan 28, 2020
Jay Malinowski, left and Eon Sinclair, better known as Bedouin Soundclash, bring their live combo of past hits and newer material from their latest album, MASS, to the Capital Ballroom for a Feb. 7 show. Facebook
The Best of Bond, courtesy of the Victoria Symphony

The Best of Bond, courtesy of the Victoria Symphony

VS Pops Series continues with Shaken, Not Stirred, featuring music from legendary spy films

The Best of Bond, courtesy of the Victoria Symphony