Live music

Famed jazz/pop trumpeter Herb Alpert, vocalist Lani Hall, touch down in Victoria

Famed jazz/pop trumpeter Herb Alpert, vocalist Lani Hall, touch down in Victoria

Husband/wife duo join band for April 6 show at the Royal Theatre, tickets on sale now

Famed jazz/pop trumpeter Herb Alpert, vocalist Lani Hall, touch down in Victoria
BenDeLaCreme of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame brings her talents to town for the Vivacious Variety Show, Jan. 10 at the Royal Theatre.

Drag queens rule Victoria’s Royal Theatre in January

RuPaul’s Drag Race talents lead lineups for upcoming shows, Jan. 10 and 23

  • Jan 7, 2020
BenDeLaCreme of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame brings her talents to town for the Vivacious Variety Show, Jan. 10 at the Royal Theatre.
Get ready to see the beauty in Carole King’s music and story

Get ready to see the beauty in Carole King’s music and story

Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, sure to be some kind of wonderful in Victoria

  • Dec 26, 2019
Get ready to see the beauty in Carole King’s music and story
Montreal singer-songwriter and Juno nominee Patrick Watson and his band bring their eclectic musical style and new material from their album, Wave, to Victoria’s McPherson Playhouse on Jan. 15. Photo by Ilenia Tesoro

Patrick Watson’s Wave ready to wash over Victoria audience

Former Polaris Music Prize winners from Montreal promoting new album on international tour

  • Dec 23, 2019
Montreal singer-songwriter and Juno nominee Patrick Watson and his band bring their eclectic musical style and new material from their album, Wave, to Victoria’s McPherson Playhouse on Jan. 15. Photo by Ilenia Tesoro
The Legends of Motown, featuring tribute entertainers representing a wide range of musical stars, comes to Victoria’s Royal Theatre for a Jan. 17 show. Facebook

Motown magic coming to the Royal Theatre

Jan. 17 show features tribute acts representing the Four Tops, Temptations, Supremes and more

  • Dec 21, 2019
The Legends of Motown, featuring tribute entertainers representing a wide range of musical stars, comes to Victoria’s Royal Theatre for a Jan. 17 show. Facebook
The Strumbellas singer songwriter Simon Ward (centre) put out an online ad to recruit musicians to form a band about 10 years ago. The band has evolved since then and chalked up multiple award wins. They play the Royal Theatre on Jan. 9. Facebook

Strumbellas grow their award-winning sound organically

Juno-winning band makes a rare West Coast appearance at the Royal Theatre for Jan. 9 concert

The Strumbellas singer songwriter Simon Ward (centre) put out an online ad to recruit musicians to form a band about 10 years ago. The band has evolved since then and chalked up multiple award wins. They play the Royal Theatre on Jan. 9. Facebook
Jim Cuddy, Anne Lindsay and Colin Cripps tour in trio format to promote the Jim Cuddy Band’s newest album Countrywide Soul. They’re in Victoria on Jan. 11 at the McPherson Playhouse. Photo by Heather Pollock

Jim Cuddy Band members turn trio for next Victoria show

Jan. 11 stop at the McPherson Playhouse part of the Countrywide Soul tour

Jim Cuddy, Anne Lindsay and Colin Cripps tour in trio format to promote the Jim Cuddy Band’s newest album Countrywide Soul. They’re in Victoria on Jan. 11 at the McPherson Playhouse. Photo by Heather Pollock
Half Moon Run, three members of which hail from Vancouver Island, land in Victoria on Jan. 14 as part of their tour promoting their new album, A Blemish in the Great Light. Facebook

Deep Island connection for indie rockers Half Moon Run

Montreal-based band brings their dreamy sound to Victoria for Jan. 14 show at the Royal

Half Moon Run, three members of which hail from Vancouver Island, land in Victoria on Jan. 14 as part of their tour promoting their new album, A Blemish in the Great Light. Facebook
The Canadian Brass will perform with the Victoria Symphony at the Farquhar Auditorium on Dec. 21. (Photo submitted)

Bold and brassy quintet touches down at UVic

Internationally recognized Canadian Brass performing with Victoria Symphony on Dec. 21

The Canadian Brass will perform with the Victoria Symphony at the Farquhar Auditorium on Dec. 21. (Photo submitted)
Bobby Dazzler rocks the Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s David Foster Foundation Theatre this New Year’s Eve. Facebook

Have your New Year’s Eve set? Try out these musical gala options

Greater Victoria venues featuring local bands to ring in 2020

Bobby Dazzler rocks the Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s David Foster Foundation Theatre this New Year’s Eve. Facebook
Oak Bay vocalist Stephanie Greaves gets into the holiday spirit with her series of four “Christmas at the Roxy” concerts Dec. 5 through 8. (Black Press File Photo)

Holiday concerts: soloists, choruses and orchestras do Christmas

Various concerts on tap for December, including multiple Messiahs

  • Dec 5, 2019
Oak Bay vocalist Stephanie Greaves gets into the holiday spirit with her series of four “Christmas at the Roxy” concerts Dec. 5 through 8. (Black Press File Photo)
Victoria musician, teacher and music historian Daniel Lapp performs with a supporting cast of nearly 200 singers and musicians during the annual Home for Christmas concerts at Alix Goolden Hall on Dec. 20-21. Photo by Ed Hanley

Daniel Lapp: Keeping it Canadian over the holidays

Local, regional music stars on tap for Home for Christmas concerts, Dec. 20-21 at Alix Goolden Hall

  • Dec 4, 2019
Victoria musician, teacher and music historian Daniel Lapp performs with a supporting cast of nearly 200 singers and musicians during the annual Home for Christmas concerts at Alix Goolden Hall on Dec. 20-21. Photo by Ed Hanley
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are coming to town on April 14, 2020 (Jamestaylor.com)

James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt make their way to Victoria

The Hall of Fame members will be performing together in April 2020

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are coming to town on April 14, 2020 (Jamestaylor.com)
Journey into the heart of Christmas with Winter Harp

Journey into the heart of Christmas with Winter Harp

Experience period Christmas music played on traditional instruments, Dec. 6 at Alix Goolden Hall

  • Nov 30, 2019
Journey into the heart of Christmas with Winter Harp
Adrian Chalifour returns home to play the Capital Ballroom this Saturday (Nov. 30) on his album release tour for his new album, Joy. Photo courtesy adrianchalifour.com

Chalifour bringing Joy to Victoria this weekend

Adrian Chalifour plays a full band show to launch his new album at the Capital Ballroom Nov. 30

Adrian Chalifour returns home to play the Capital Ballroom this Saturday (Nov. 30) on his album release tour for his new album, Joy. Photo courtesy adrianchalifour.com
Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith, a.k.a. The Funk Hunters, bring their fifth annual Funk the Halls show to Victoria for a pair of shows Dec. 6-7 at the Capital Ballroom. Photo by Rob Campbell

Get the funky seasonal spirit with The Funk Hunters

Fifth annual Funk the Halls extravaganza plays two shows at Capital Ballroom, Dec. 6-7

  • Nov 20, 2019
Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith, a.k.a. The Funk Hunters, bring their fifth annual Funk the Halls show to Victoria for a pair of shows Dec. 6-7 at the Capital Ballroom. Photo by Rob Campbell
The popularity of Jon and Roy is unquestionable, at home or abroad. Their 11th annual Holiday Special concert, Dec. 6 at the Royal Theatre, is already virtually sold out. Facebook

Jon and Roy’s Holiday Special always a hot ticket

Multi-act Dec. 6 concert at the Royal virtually sold out, cozy, chill vibe will prevail

  • Nov 11, 2019
The popularity of Jon and Roy is unquestionable, at home or abroad. Their 11th annual Holiday Special concert, Dec. 6 at the Royal Theatre, is already virtually sold out. Facebook
After a wildly successful show at Butchart Gardens this summer, Serena Ryder makes her second stop in Victoria this year, on her Christmas Kisses tour, Nov. 24 at the Royal Theatre. Serena Ryder/Facebook

Serena Ryder brings Christmas kisses in Victoria return

Pop singer/songwriter adds a Christmas touch for her Nov. 24 visit to the Royal Theatre

  • Nov 6, 2019
After a wildly successful show at Butchart Gardens this summer, Serena Ryder makes her second stop in Victoria this year, on her Christmas Kisses tour, Nov. 24 at the Royal Theatre. Serena Ryder/Facebook
Ria Mae is headlining the Stars tour in promotion of her new album of the same name. She performs Nov. 15 at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria. Photo by Lindsay Duncan

Ria Mae riding wave of success into Victoria stop on the Stars Tour

Material from singer-songwriter’s new EP, Stars, to feature prominently in Nov. 15 show at The Mac

Ria Mae is headlining the Stars tour in promotion of her new album of the same name. She performs Nov. 15 at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria. Photo by Lindsay Duncan
Argentine tango pianist Mariano Barreiro, left, and bandoneonist Charles Gorczynski are world-class musicians who combine to take tango music to the next level. Photo courtesy World Accordion and Tango Festival

Victoria tango, accordion fans can choose from international smorgasbord

World Accordion and Tango Festival offers international music and dance flavours Nov. 7-11

Argentine tango pianist Mariano Barreiro, left, and bandoneonist Charles Gorczynski are world-class musicians who combine to take tango music to the next level. Photo courtesy World Accordion and Tango Festival