Live music

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
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
One-time virtuoso blues guitarist Jonny Lang brings his trademark sound to Victoria’s Royal Theatre along with legendary R&B and gospel vocalist Mavis Staples for a Sept. 25 show. Photo Jim Templeton-Cross/Facebook

LANG AND STAPLES: Plenty of soul on stage in Victoria this Sept. 25

Onetime blues guitar wunderkind Jonny Lang joins legendary vocalist Mavis Staples in concert

One-time virtuoso blues guitarist Jonny Lang brings his trademark sound to Victoria’s Royal Theatre along with legendary R&B and gospel vocalist Mavis Staples for a Sept. 25 show. Photo Jim Templeton-Cross/Facebook
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones rock the Ship Point June 23 as one of the headliners of this year’s SkaFest. Photo courtesy Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival

LIVE ON THE POINT: Mighty, mighty SkaFest returns

Bosstones make their return to Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival

  • Jun 1, 2018
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones rock the Ship Point June 23 as one of the headliners of this year’s SkaFest. Photo courtesy Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival
Rufus Wainwright, playing the McPherson Playhouse on May 19, has had a much-varied career in music. Photo contributed

Canadian ‘popera’ icon hits town May 19

Rufus Wainwright has collaborated with the likes of Elton John, David Byrne and Joni Mitchell

  • May 3, 2018
Rufus Wainwright, playing the McPherson Playhouse on May 19, has had a much-varied career in music. Photo contributed
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
Soul singer Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton hit the Royal Theatre for a March 27 show. Photo by Djeneba Aduayom

Legendary soul singer Lisa Fischer and trio return to Royal

Longtime backup singer for The Rolling Stones showing off her solo talents

  • Mar 11, 2018
Soul singer Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton hit the Royal Theatre for a March 27 show. Photo by Djeneba Aduayom