Rosie and The Riveters bring their gritty, sultry vintage-inspired anthems to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church tonight (March 6), as part of a series of great female acts brought to town in early March by Beacon Ridge Productions. Photo rosieandtheriveters.com

March the time for powerful women in song in Victoria

Starting tonight with Rosie and the Riveters, this trio of concerts will inspire you

Some of the most talented and entertaining women musicians around are touching down in Victoria this month, starting tonight at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

Rosie and the Riveters, whose show will feature material from their highly acclaimed 2018 album, Ms. Behave, bring their gritty, sultry and somewhat edgy live show to the stage tonight (March 6) starting at 7:30 p.m. Farideh Olsen, Alexis Normand and Allyson Reigh weave smartly crafted, defiantly confident lyrics with captivating music to create a show that will leave you smiling.

Tickets are $25 in advance online at Munro’s Books or the McPherson Playhouse box office, or $30 at the door if available.

Shakura S’Aida comes to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church this Saturday, March 7. Photo shakurasaida.com

Tomorrow night (March 7), versatile vocalist and consummate entertainer Shakura S’Aida hits the stage at St. Andrew’s with a combination of powerful original songs and unique takes on musical standards. She’s performed at festivals in Dubai, Europe, Australia, Rwanda and Russia, on the Legendary Blues Cruise, and in an orchestral concert entitled “Blues in G Minor: 4 Women,” featuring the music of Etta James, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone.

From her beginnings as the world music band Kaleefah’s lead singer, she has blown audiences away with her scorching vocal style. Tickets are $30, available online or at Munro’s or the Mac box office.

And returning to the First Church of Christ Scientist on March 27, after selling out back-to-back shows in Victoria in 2019, is the charismatic and engaging award-winning folk artist Irish Mythen. The Irish-born resident of Prince Edward Island has a powerful voice that belies her diminutive size, and her music is sung straight from the heart.

Her newest album, self-titled, has been nominated for a slew of folk awards, including the Canadian Folk Music Awards Solo Artist of the Year award, and the 2020 Juno Award for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year. She’ll perform at the Juno Gala Dinner and Awards event March 14 in Saskatoon.

Irish artist Mundy will open the show at 7:30 p.m. Find tickets online or at Munro’s or the Mac box office, $30 in advance, or $35 at the door, if available.

For more on these and other upcoming concerts, visit beaconridgeproductions.com.



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