Live music

Bruce Cockburn, now 74, has played Victoria many times in his nearly 50-year career. He returns Nov. 8 to the Royal Theatre with a new album, Bone On Bone, that includes a song inspired by a connection with a former City of Victoria poet laureate. Photo by Zach Bonnell/Flickr

Musical pipeline to Victoria continues for Bruce Cockburn

Iconic Canadian singer-songwriter brings considerable catalogue, new material to Royal on Nov. 8

  • Oct 21, 2019
Bruce Cockburn, now 74, has played Victoria many times in his nearly 50-year career. He returns Nov. 8 to the Royal Theatre with a new album, Bone On Bone, that includes a song inspired by a connection with a former City of Victoria poet laureate. Photo by Zach Bonnell/Flickr
Hodgson serving Breakfast in America 40 years later

Hodgson serving Breakfast in America 40 years later

Former Supertramp frontman delivering his hits from the band, Nov. 25-26 Victoria’s Royal Theatre

  • Oct 9, 2019
Hodgson serving Breakfast in America 40 years later
Matt Mays comes to Victoria Oct. 22 as part of his nationwide Howl at the Night tour. Video still/CBCMusic.ca

Matt Mays ready to howl into the Victoria night

Veteran Juno-winning rocker combines upbeat and mellower material for Oct. 22 show

Matt Mays comes to Victoria Oct. 22 as part of his nationwide Howl at the Night tour. Video still/CBCMusic.ca
Puccini trio kicks off celebration of 40 years of opera in Victoria

Puccini trio kicks off celebration of 40 years of opera in Victoria

Pacific Opera Victoria mounts massive five-show production of Il Trittico, starting Oct. 17

Puccini trio kicks off celebration of 40 years of opera in Victoria
Leeroy Stagger to bring edgier new sound to Victoria’s Capital Ballroom

Leeroy Stagger to bring edgier new sound to Victoria’s Capital Ballroom

Award-winning folk artist will highlight new album, Strange Path, at Oct. 20 show

  • Oct 1, 2019
Leeroy Stagger to bring edgier new sound to Victoria’s Capital Ballroom
Burton Cummings’ Up Close and Alone tour offers more intimate rock ‘n roll setting

Burton Cummings’ Up Close and Alone tour offers more intimate rock ‘n roll setting

Canadian rocker playing two sold-out shows at Mary Winspear Centre in October

Burton Cummings’ Up Close and Alone tour offers more intimate rock ‘n roll setting
Let Downchild chase those blues away

Let Downchild chase those blues away

Donnie Walsh and company celebrate the band’s 50th year with Vancouver Island tour

  • Sep 23, 2019
Let Downchild chase those blues away
John Fogerty bringing the spirit of ’69 to Victoria

John Fogerty bringing the spirit of ’69 to Victoria

Legendary classic rock tunesmith touring Western Canada with My 50 Year Trip

  • Sep 20, 2019
John Fogerty bringing the spirit of ’69 to Victoria
Victoria folk trio West My Friend launches their new sound and a new album, In Constellation, this month at the Alix Goolden Hall. Moss Photography

Victoria’s West My Friend reaches for stars with new album

Folk trio to unveil layered symphonic sound at album release concert Sept. 20 at Alix Goolden Hall

Victoria folk trio West My Friend launches their new sound and a new album, In Constellation, this month at the Alix Goolden Hall. Moss Photography
Rosanne Cash’s storytelling will leave you richer

Rosanne Cash’s storytelling will leave you richer

Legendary singer/songwriter brings her newest material to Victoria and Nanaimo

  • Sep 10, 2019
Rosanne Cash’s storytelling will leave you richer
Buffy the audience slayer: Sainte-Marie coming to Vancouver Island

Buffy the audience slayer: Sainte-Marie coming to Vancouver Island

Powerful live shows a big part of veteran Canadian folk star’s success; she’s here Sept. 26-27

  • Aug 27, 2019
Buffy the audience slayer: Sainte-Marie coming to Vancouver Island
The Jim Cuddy Band comes to the city for a concert date Aug. 15 at Butchart Gardens, as part of the regional tourist attraction’s Spectacular Summer Evenings entertainment package. jimcuddy.com

Jim Cuddy brings new material, old favourites to Butchart’s

Blue Rodeo member and veteran songwriter heads up Jim Cuddy Band show Aug. 15 at the Gardens

  • Jul 29, 2019
The Jim Cuddy Band comes to the city for a concert date Aug. 15 at Butchart Gardens, as part of the regional tourist attraction’s Spectacular Summer Evenings entertainment package. jimcuddy.com
Carly Rae Jepsen brings her synth pop sound to Victoria’s Royal Theatre on Sept. 1. Photo by Markus&Koala

Carly Rae Jepsen gets her chance to headline Victoria

Canadian College of Performing Arts alum set to make triumphant return to the city

  • Jul 28, 2019
Carly Rae Jepsen brings her synth pop sound to Victoria’s Royal Theatre on Sept. 1. Photo by Markus&Koala
Victoria Symphony celebrates 30 years of making a splash in the harbour

Victoria Symphony celebrates 30 years of making a splash in the harbour

Annual B.C. Day weekend staple brings classical music to the masses on Aug. 4

  • Jul 27, 2019
Victoria Symphony celebrates 30 years of making a splash in the harbour
Musical performances are one of many ways to be entertained at the Filberg Festival in Comox, happening this year Aug. 2-5. Courtesy Filberg Festival

Yes Virginia, there is entertainment north of the Malahat

From Nanaimo Fringe to the Filberg Festival, up-Island offers several summer entertainment options

Musical performances are one of many ways to be entertained at the Filberg Festival in Comox, happening this year Aug. 2-5. Courtesy Filberg Festival
Iconic Victoria rock music archivist ready to pass the torch

Iconic Victoria rock music archivist ready to pass the torch

Royal City Music Project co-founder Glenn Parfitt wants valuable cultural material preserved

Iconic Victoria rock music archivist ready to pass the torch
Crash Test Dummies bring their 90s Canadian hit album God Shuffled His Feet to Vancouver Island for four concerts celebrating the album’s 25th anniversary. (crashtestdummies.com)

Crash Test Dummies bring their musical storytelling to Vancouver Island in August

25th anniversary of God Shuffled His Feet celebrated with concerts in Sidney, Nanaimo and Courtenay

  • Jul 15, 2019
Crash Test Dummies bring their 90s Canadian hit album God Shuffled His Feet to Vancouver Island for four concerts celebrating the album’s 25th anniversary. (crashtestdummies.com)
Eugene, Oregon’s Cherry Poppin Daddies take to the Distrikt stage in the Strathcona Hotel as part of the Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival on June 20. daddies.com

Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival returns to its roots, 20 years in

Longstanding music event brings together myriad talent in various genres

  • Jun 17, 2019
Eugene, Oregon’s Cherry Poppin Daddies take to the Distrikt stage in the Strathcona Hotel as part of the Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival on June 20. daddies.com
Canadiana complete when Murray McLauchlan’s in the house

Canadiana complete when Murray McLauchlan’s in the house

Legendary singer/songwriter brings his folksy talents to the McPherson on June 13

  • May 25, 2019
Canadiana complete when Murray McLauchlan’s in the house
The Philosopher Kings and guests play Distrikt Nightclub Tuesday night (May 7) starting at 7 p.m. philosopherkings.com

The Philosopher Kings make their return to Island stage

Showtime in Victoria is 7 p.m. May 7 at Distrikt Nightclub, with guests

The Philosopher Kings and guests play Distrikt Nightclub Tuesday night (May 7) starting at 7 p.m. philosopherkings.com