THURS. MAR. 29
Americana Grateful Dead Night – With Adam Reese, Adam Cleland and more. 9pm at the Fort Café. $5.
Carmanah – With Woodsmen and Davenport. Alt rock. 9pm at Upstairs. $10/$15.
Cornshed – With guests. Bluegrass. 10pm at Logan’s. $7.
David Myles – With Theresa Pasaluko. Roots. 8pm at Lucky. $10.
DJs In A Box – 9pm at the Cambie. $5.
Strings on Kings Presents: Auto Jansz and Andrea June – Vancouver Island Music Awards Nominees. 7:30pm at Caffe Fantastico. By donation.
Tom Vickery Trio and Jazz Jam – 8pm at Hermann’s. $8.
FRI. MAR. 30
Damo Suzuki & his Sound Carriers – With Ryan Beattie, Thomas Shields and more. Alt rock. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.
MASTA ACE – With guests. Hip hop. 9pm at Lucky. $16.
Nocturnal 4.5 – With Pronoia, The Goodfellaz and more. 10pm at Sunset Room. $10/$15.
The Brains – With The Hoosegow and Durban Poison. Punk. 9pm at the Cambie. $12.
The RabbleBerries Quartet – 8pm after open stage at James Bay Coffee & Books. By donation.
Towers and Trees – With Jodi Doidge, An and Ben and Tremble Aspen. Indie. 7pm at The Solstice Café. $8.
SAT. MAR. 31
Don Chambers – 8pm after open stage at James Bay Coffee & Books. By donation.
Eric Harper – 7pm at the Well. $TBA.
Longwalkshortdock – With RIM Visuals, Monolithium and Andrew Van Hassel. Electro. 9pm at Sugar. $21.50.
Lorraine Nygaard – With Pablo Cardenas, Sean Drabbit, Damian Graham and Roy Styffe. 8pm at Hermann’s. $13/$15.
Niktex and James Lamb – 9pm at Lucky. $TBA.
Rock for Tibet: Sunrise and Good People – Alt pop rock.Proceeds donated to the Tibetan Resettlement Project. 8pm at Felicita’s. $10/$25 advance tickets come with the CD Rise Up.
SLANE – Red Hot Chili Peppers covers. 9:45pm at the Cambie. $8/$10.
Steve Barrie and The Abiding Dudes – With Honeyloaf. Roots rock. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.
Year of the Rat – With T. B. A. Synthy rock. 7pm at The Fort Cafe.
SUN. APR. 1
4 Women of Jazz – 8pm at Hermann’s. $25.
CanUs – With Al Pease and Anita Bonkowski. 3pm at Hermann’s. $12.
Freak Heat Waves – With Cousins and Capital Region. Post punk. 9pm at Lucky. $7.
Two Fresh – With NiT GRiT. Hip hop. Plus guests. 9pm at 9ONE9. $16.
Vocal Jazz with Carol Sokoloff – 7pm at the Well. $TBA.
MON. APR. 2
The Island Big Band- 7pm at The Well. $TBA.
Acoustic Jam – With Dylan Stone. 6pm SATURDAYS at The Cambie. Free.
Open Mic – Open to all musicians. THURSDAYS 6pm at Paradiso Di Stelle. Free.
THursday blend JAM – Any and all string players welcome. Hosted by Rick Van Krugel. THURSDAYS 7pm at the Well. Free.
Open Mic – Scott Longworth hosts an open forum for original tunes. All ages. THURSDAYS 8pm at the Fernwood Inn. Free.
Karaoke – Hosted by Brandon. THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.
theory – Dubstep. THURSDAYS 10pm at Hush.
thirsty thursdays – With DJ $RITCH$. THURSDAYS 10pm at Paparazzi. Free.
Karaoke – With Stacey and Fran. THURSDAYS 9pm at Felicita’s. Free.
NYPD – A lethal dance party with Kenzie Clarke. THURSDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.
Open Jam – FRIDAYS 8pm at the Langford Legion (761 Station). $TBA.
Saturday Afternoon Jam – Hosted by Ian & Carolynn McDowell. SATURDAYS 2pm at V-Lounge. Free.
BLUEGRASS BRUNCH – Hosted by the Stowaways. SATURDAYS 2pm at Logan’s. Free.
Blues Jam – Hosted by Summer and the Sinners. SATURDAYS 3pm at My Bar and Grill. Free.
SEXY SATURDAY SLAM- With DJ $RITCH$. 10pm at Carlton Club.
Solid! – Dance your ass off with DJ Longshanks. SATURDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.
Stephen Brown and the Bastion Band – SATURDAYS 8:30pm at Ocean Island Inn.
Sunday Blues Jam – With the Deb Rhymer Band. SUNDAYS 3pm at the Upper Deck Sports Lounge at Travelodge on Gorge. Free.
Hootenanny – Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin’. SUNDAYS 4:30pm-midnight at Logan’s. Free.
jack’s Open Mic SUNDAYS –
Welcoming atmosphere. SUNDAYS 7pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook). Free.
Bluegrass Sunday – Hosted by The Stowaways Duo. SUNDAYS 8pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
open mic – Hosted by Steve Barries. MONDAYS 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Jamaroke – Karaoke with a live band (Party on High Street). MONDAY 9pm at Felicita’s (UVic). Free.
Jam Session – Play till you can’t play no more! All ages. MONDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café Lounge. Free.
Karaoke – With your hosts Stacey and Thor. MONDAYS 10pm at Paparazzi. Free.
90210 Mondays – DJs Jay Somethin’ and Levi Somethin’ Else spin all your favourite pre-millenium classics. MONDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.
INDUSTRY UNDERGROUND – Electro-step and funky house. With Soulfix and Chino. MONDAYS 10pm at Hush. $TBA.
Open Mic – Hosted by Katherine & David. TUESDAYS 6pm at The Well. By Donation.
B flat acoustic jam – The music sounds better with you. TUESDAYS 7:30pm at Slider’s (3115 Cedar Hill). Free.
Open Mic – Bring your friends, grab a drink and listen to music. TUESDAYS 8-11:30pm at Whitebird Lounge. Free.
Karaoke – Hosted by Tina Turnover. TUESDAYS 8pm at The Castle. Free.
My Bar Karaoke Star – $500 prize for first place. With Miss Liz Barrett. TUESDAYS 8pm at My Bar & Grill. Free.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS – WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Felicita’s (UVic). $3.
OPEN STAGE – Acoustic or electric, solo or with your band. Amps, drums, piano provided. Dylan Stone hosts. WEDNESDAYS 8:30pm at the Fort Café. Free.
Zipp Gunn & Ghostbelly – Spinning ska, rocksteady, early reggae, soul & funk. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Open Mic Night – Musical madness! Sign up with our host Jack. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
Boneshaker – Goth and industrial DJ night. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Paparazzi. $3.
THURS. MAR. 29
Don Wright Symphonic Winds – Conductor Michael Keddy. Arabian Nights, featuring Arabesque by Samuel R. Hazo. 8pm at the Farquahr Auditorium (UVic). $13.50/$17.50. 250-721-8634, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Eclectics – Music from the 60s. 7pm at Eric Martin Theatre (2328 Trent, use Fort entrance). Free. 250-592-5114.
THE REAL WORLD: Reenie’s CD RELEASE – With Chris Ho. Pop jazz. 8pm at the Victoria Event Centre. $12/$15.
FRI. MAR. 30
The Cridge Centre for Family Presents: Four Great Voices, One Great Night – Jazz standards. 8pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $15/$20. email@example.com.
The Canotes – With fiddle, banjo, ukuleles and genetically matched voices, identical twins Greg and Jere Canote bring back fun, vintage American music. 8pm at Orange Hall (1620 Fernwood). $20. 250-388-4520, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAT. MAR. 31
Early Music Society of the Islands Presents: Airs de Cour – La Rêveuse and Jeffrey Thompson. French salon music from the time of Louis XIV. 8pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $20-$27. 250-477-9832.
MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC – A variety show presented by the forever-young-at-heart Monterey Note-Ables. 2pm and 7:30pm at the Monterey Rec Centre (1442 Monterey). Also SUNDAY 2pm. $10. 250-477-5207.
Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Society: H.M.S. Pinafore in Victoria – Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Society collaborate with the Victoria Civic Orchestra. 2pm at Oak Bay High (2151 Cranmore). $25/$27. gilbertandsullivanvictoria.ca.
SUN. APR. 1
Bach on Palm Sunday – The Victoria Baroque Players with the St. John’s Chamber Singers. 7:30pm at Anglican Church of St. John the Divine, (1611 Quadra). $5/$20. 250 388 7760, victoria-baroque.com.
Jazz Vespers – Featuring Karel Roessingh, Bruce Meikle and Bob Watts. Superb jazz in a reflective atmosphere. 7:30pm at St. Philip Anglican Church (2528 Eastdowne). By donation. 250-592-6823. email@example.com.
Keyboard Department Ensemble Concert: KEY CONNECTIONS – Victoria Conservatory of Music students with students from our community. 2pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). Free. 250-386-5311, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philomela Women’s Choir: Food, Glorious Food – Sink your teeth into this concert of choral repertoire throughout the ages on the topic of food led by Mary Kennedy. 2:30pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic). $12/$15. finearts.uvic.ca.
WED. MAR. 28
Lenten Lunchtime Concert Series – 12:10pm at Church of St. Mary the Virgin (1701 Elgin). Admission by donation with proceeds to the BC Cancer Foundation. Bring lunch; coffee and tea provided. 250-598-2212.
Victoria Folk music society: Bijoux Du Bayou – After open stage. 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. victoriafolkmusic.ca.
BARD AND BANKER – Tom and Matt THURSDAY 8:30pm. Jean-Paul Maurice FRIDAY. Geoff Lundstom SATURDAY 9pm.
BARTHOLOMEWS -Momentum THURSDAY 8pm. Paul Black FRIDAY and SATURDAY 9pm. Randy Tucker SUNDAY 6:30pm. Auntie Kate and the Uncles of Funk WEDNESDAYS 8:30pm.
Canoe Brewpub – Geoff Lundstrom and Jason Cook – The Adults THURSDAY. Mike Hann and Tyler Harvey – THE SARDINES FRIDAY. Georgia Murray & Kytami SATURDAY. DJ Primitive WEDNESDAY 8pm. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted.
DELTA VICTORIA OCEAN POINT RESORT AND SPA – Morry Syearns FRIDAY and SATURDAY. All shows 6pm.
Heron Rock Bistro – Clark Brendon and Al Pease FRIDAY. Janalee and Toni Blodgett MONDAY. All shows 7pm.
Hotel Grand Pacific – Weekend Jazz. Aurora Scott, FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS. 8pm.
IRISH TIMES PUB – Jeremy Walsh THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY. All shows 8:30pm.
OSWEGO HOTEL – Live Jazz at the O Bistro. Lorraine Nygaard WEDNESDAY 6pm.
PENNY FARTHING – Ben and Sam THURSDAY. Black Angus FRIDAY and SATURDAY. All shows 8pm.
Strath’s clubhouse – DJ Bellyfish THURSDAY. The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY. All at 9pm.
Swan’s – Tom Lang Band THURSDAY. Ginzou Knives FRIDAY. The Push SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAYS 8:30pm. Flying Saucers MONDAYS. Rock Island Ramblers TUESDAYS. The Variables WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted.
The Office – Aurora Scott THURSDAY 8:30pm. Beats Bass and Voice FRIDAY. Xanthic Blue SATURDAY. Skylab WEDNESDAYS. All shows 8:30pm.
The Spiral – Open mic THURSDAY 6:30pm. Spiral Groove, MONDAY 7pm. Spiral Swing Orchestra WEDNESDAY 7:30pm. All by donation unless otherwise noted.
The Superior – Skylab THURSDAY. Oliver Swain FRIDAY. Aaron Watson SATURDAY. The Rich Brothers SUNDAY. David Vest WEDNESDAY. All shows 6:30pm unless otherwise noted.