By Jennifer Blyth
Monday Magazine contributor
Fridays on the Barge are back.
Hosted by the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, the Breakwater Barge features some of city’s best bands, performing against the backdrop of the Victoria waterfront.
“On a beautiful night, you have this amazing view and fantastic music – there isn’t anything else like it Victoria,” says event producer Deanna Young. “It’s family friendly and a lot of people come down to dance.”
Admission is just $5 cash for a full night of entertainment, which ranges from Dylan Stone’s Neil Young Tribute to local rockabilly favourite Frank Angel. Destiny’s Wild celebrates the music of Beyonce and Destiny’s Child while Country Line fans will want to wear their dancing shoes.
“I think there’s something for everyone,” Young says.
Concerts run from 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 28 and changes have been made to the stage to reduce the impact on the neighbourhood, Young says.
Sit back and enjoy the music while enjoying beverages from Sea Cider and Phillips, Hoyne and Driftwood breweries, with dinner and snacks served up by a variety of food trucks.
For more details, visit facebook.com/thebreakwaterbarge/
Who’s on stage:
June 1 – Kuba Oms
June 8 – The Ravens
June 15 – Lost Boys
June 22 – Destiny’s Wild
June 29 – County Line
July 6 – Hank Angel and His Island Devils
July 13 – Vinyl Wave
July 20 – JUICE
July 27 – High Noon to Midnight
Aug. 3 – New Souls
Aug. 10 – TBA
Aug. 17 – Weird Party
Aug. 24 – TBA
Aug. 31 – Tom Party
Sept. 7 – TBA
Sept. 14 – Dylan Stone (Neil Young Tribute)
Sept. 21 – TBA
Sept. 28 – The Great Divide