music festivals

The Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park, where the Victoria Jazz Society will stage eight jazz performances Sept. 4 and 5. (Black Press file photo)

Free blues shows available online; jazz in Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park

TD Victoria International JazzFest arranges mini-festivals between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5

 

Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith, a.k.a. The Funk Hunters, will perform at Philips Backyard on Sept. 25. (Photo by Rob Campbell)

Funk Hunters making triumphant return to Victoria, Sept. 25 in Phillips Backyard

Tickets on sale Aug. 4 for show, also featuring Moontricks, Diamond Cafe and LIINKS

 

A two-week outdoor music festival will run in the grounds of St. Ann’s Academy this summer, with performances from the Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera Victoria and others. (Photo courtesy Victoria Symphony/Pacific Opera Victoria)

Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera announce outdoor festival of music

Two-week festival will include paid performances and free pop-up events

 

The youthful exuberance is not limited to the on-stage performers. 16-year-old Devon Cox has been a wizard behind the scenes, doing the majority of the filming and editing for the upcoming festival. Photo supplied

Plenty new at the 2021 Vancouver Island MusicFest

Black Press to stream 25 hours of music July 9-11

The youthful exuberance is not limited to the on-stage performers. 16-year-old Devon Cox has been a wizard behind the scenes, doing the majority of the filming and editing for the upcoming festival. Photo supplied
Rita Coolidge played the main stage at Vancouver Island Musicfest in 2017. (Black Press file photo)

This year’s Vancouver Island MusicFest to virtually showcase beauty of Comox Valley

Returning July 9 through 11 with more than 25 hours of music performances

Rita Coolidge played the main stage at Vancouver Island Musicfest in 2017. (Black Press file photo)
The organizers of the annual 39 days of July festival hope to return to live shows in Charles Hoey Park this year, like in this photo taken in 2019, but audiences at the show may be limited to 50 people due to health protocols. (File photo)

39 Days of July hoping to stage outdoor events in Duncan this summer

Annual music festival will run from June 25 to Aug. 2 this year

The organizers of the annual 39 days of July festival hope to return to live shows in Charles Hoey Park this year, like in this photo taken in 2019, but audiences at the show may be limited to 50 people due to health protocols. (File photo)
Rita Coolidge played the main stage at Vancouver Island Musicfest in 2017. The three-day music festival has been cancelled for 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Black Press file photo.

Vancouver Island MusicFest cancelled for 2021

Vancouver Island MusicFest has been shelved for 2021, due to the pandemic.…

Rita Coolidge played the main stage at Vancouver Island Musicfest in 2017. The three-day music festival has been cancelled for 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Black Press file photo.
Shambhala Music Festival has been postponed to 2021. File photo

Virtual Shambhala Music Festival postponed due to allegations of sexual violence

Postponement announced following sexual violence allegations made against performer Billy Kenny

Shambhala Music Festival has been postponed to 2021. File photo
Cha Wa was one of the highlights onstage at last year’s MusicFest. On July 10, organizers are holding an online Facebook celebration to mark the weekend that was supposed to be this year’s festival. Record file photo

Vancouver Island MusicFest holds virtual celebration set for July 10

Annual music event in Comox Valley celebrates online instead

Cha Wa was one of the highlights onstage at last year’s MusicFest. On July 10, organizers are holding an online Facebook celebration to mark the weekend that was supposed to be this year’s festival. Record file photo
Laketown Shakedown and Sunfest have been rescheduled for 2021, with options for ticket holders to receive refunds or credit for future events. (File photo)

Shakedown and Sunfest rescheduled for summer 2021

Ticket holders can get refunds or credit for future events

Laketown Shakedown and Sunfest have been rescheduled for 2021, with options for ticket holders to receive refunds or credit for future events. (File photo)
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
Ben Worcester of Said the Whale takes the stage at the Five Acre Shaker in 2019. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Five Acre Shaker music festival cancelled for 2020

Music festival at McLean Mill National Historic Site still looking to 2021

Ben Worcester of Said the Whale takes the stage at the Five Acre Shaker in 2019. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Five Alarm Funk performing at the Islands Folk Festival in 2009 at Providence Farm in Duncan. This year’s Islands Folk Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Kevin Oke photo)

Islands Folk Festival cancelled in Cowichan for 2020

While we are disappointed, we stand behind the government’s decision

Five Alarm Funk performing at the Islands Folk Festival in 2009 at Providence Farm in Duncan. This year’s Islands Folk Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Kevin Oke photo)
The 2020 Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival has been cancelled. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The 2020 Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival has been cancelled. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Vancouver Island MusicFest has been cancelled, due to COVID-19. File photo

COVID-19 forces cancellation of Vancouver Island MusicFest

Announcement regarding tickets forthcoming

Vancouver Island MusicFest has been cancelled, due to COVID-19. File photo
Gene Simmons dances with guests onstage at CannaFest 2018.                                (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Gene Simmons to launch new Titans of Rock music festival in Grand Forks

The rock legend has partnered with Chuck Varabioff to run Titans of Rock in Grand Forks

Gene Simmons dances with guests onstage at CannaFest 2018.                                (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Artistic director Nellie Quinn and co-organizer Bob de Wolff of the inaugural Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival on stage. The festival organizers are seeking volunteers and sponsors (Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival)

Summer Folk Festival set to sweep Sidney

Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival is seeking volunteers and sponsors

Artistic director Nellie Quinn and co-organizer Bob de Wolff of the inaugural Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival on stage. The festival organizers are seeking volunteers and sponsors (Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival)
ROCK THE SHORES 2018: A variety of musical flavours throughout weekend in Colwood

ROCK THE SHORES 2018: A variety of musical flavours throughout weekend in Colwood

Headliners Brian Wilson, Sheepdogs and X Ambassadors part of diverse lineup festival

ROCK THE SHORES 2018: A variety of musical flavours throughout weekend in Colwood
Brian Wilson headlines the Sunday show July 15 at Rock the Shores in Colwood, winding up the three-festival and a day of music that Nick Blasko of Atomique Productions characterizes as a ‘modern folk festival.” Photo brianwilson.com

ROCK THE SHORES 2018: A variety of musical flavours throughout weekend in Colwood

Headliners Brian Wilson, Sheepdogs and X Ambassadors part of diverse lineup festival

Brian Wilson headlines the Sunday show July 15 at Rock the Shores in Colwood, winding up the three-festival and a day of music that Nick Blasko of Atomique Productions characterizes as a ‘modern folk festival.” Photo brianwilson.com
Rifflandia music festival lineup announced for 2018

Rifflandia music festival lineup announced for 2018

Royal Athletic Park and downtown Victoria venues will be jumping Sept. 13 to 16

Rifflandia music festival lineup announced for 2018