Live music

Grateful Victorian Stephen Fearing bringing musical treat to Oak Bay

Grateful Victorian Stephen Fearing bringing musical treat to Oak Bay

Award-winning musical storyteller joined by notable local artists for March 21 CD release show

Grateful Victorian Stephen Fearing bringing musical treat to Oak Bay
Crown Of Sound, a one-day all-ages music festival, is coming to the Westhills Stadium on June 13. The lineup features Bishop Briggs (clockwise), Carmanah, Jesse Roper and Allan Rayman. (Crown of Sound)

‘Crown of Sound’ music festival coming to Westhills Stadium

Featured lineup artists have played Coachella, Lolapalooza, Rifflandia and more

Crown Of Sound, a one-day all-ages music festival, is coming to the Westhills Stadium on June 13. The lineup features Bishop Briggs (clockwise), Carmanah, Jesse Roper and Allan Rayman. (Crown of Sound)
Family band Cowboy Junkies continue to make meaningful music

Family band Cowboy Junkies continue to make meaningful music

Balcony tickets still available for their April 9 show at the McPherson Playhouse

  • Mar 10, 2020
Family band Cowboy Junkies continue to make meaningful music
The Victoria Symphony Orchestra is in the midst of performing all of Beethoven’s symphonies in March during its Beethoven 250 celebrations at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium, marking the birth of the great composer. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine

REVIEW: Beethoven’s Fifth a masterpiece to begin March

Victoria Symphony’s Beethoven 250 celebrations open with a bang at the Farquhar Auditorium

The Victoria Symphony Orchestra is in the midst of performing all of Beethoven’s symphonies in March during its Beethoven 250 celebrations at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium, marking the birth of the great composer. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine
March the time for powerful women in song in Victoria

March the time for powerful women in song in Victoria

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

March the time for powerful women in song in Victoria
Bee Gees magic on stage at Elements Casino

Bee Gees magic on stage at Elements Casino

The Australian Bee Gees tribute act hits the stage April 10 in the Platinum Room

  • Mar 6, 2020
Bee Gees magic on stage at Elements Casino
Lauren Spencer-Smith on this past Sunday’s episode of ABC’s American Idol. (American Idol/ABC/Lauren Spencer-Smith/Twitter photo)

Teen singer from Vancouver Island passes American Idol audition

Nanaimo’s Lauren Spencer-Smith going to Hollywood after impressing celebrity judges

Lauren Spencer-Smith on this past Sunday’s episode of ABC’s American Idol. (American Idol/ABC/Lauren Spencer-Smith/Twitter photo)
March (or drive) into the Harbour City this month!

March (or drive) into the Harbour City this month!

From Festival Nanaimo’s 40-plus events to waterfront sights and sounds, mid-Island city has it all

  • Mar 2, 2020
March (or drive) into the Harbour City this month!
Soprano Danika Loren and pianist Stéphane Mayer perform a recital of their own compositions at Pacific Opera Victoria’s Baumann Centre on Monday night, March 2. Courtesy Pacific Opera Victoria

POV hosting Home Grown performers on Monday night

Soprano Danika Loren and pianist Stéphane Mayer perform original material March 2 at Baumann Centre

Soprano Danika Loren and pianist Stéphane Mayer perform a recital of their own compositions at Pacific Opera Victoria’s Baumann Centre on Monday night, March 2. Courtesy Pacific Opera Victoria
The Joe Cocker Experience lead singer Danny Bee’s vocals and mannerisms on stage remind many audience members of the band’s namesake. This tribute band performs in Victoria on March 14 at the McPherson Playhouse. Facebook

Experience the music of Joe Cocker in Victoria

Talented nine-piece tribute band comes to the McPherson for March 14 show

The Joe Cocker Experience lead singer Danny Bee’s vocals and mannerisms on stage remind many audience members of the band’s namesake. This tribute band performs in Victoria on March 14 at the McPherson Playhouse. Facebook
A Tribe Called Red (Timothy Nguyen Photography)
A Tribe Called Red (Timothy Nguyen Photography)
UVic gives grade school musicans a valuable learning experience

UVic gives grade school musicans a valuable learning experience

36th annual Bandfest hosting Canadian, U.S. bands from elementary to high school Feb. 26-28

  • Feb 25, 2020
UVic gives grade school musicans a valuable learning experience
Pacific Baroque Festival highlights a new direction in early classical music

Pacific Baroque Festival highlights a new direction in early classical music

Festival focus on the Galant style will feature lesser-known pieces from the 1700s

Pacific Baroque Festival highlights a new direction in early classical music
Join a cross-cultural celebration at One World 2020

Join a cross-cultural celebration at One World 2020

Pearson College UWC students present a slice of their cultures in dance, song and more, March 20-21

Join a cross-cultural celebration at One World 2020
Bachman/Cummings show part of a rockin’ summer in Victoria

Bachman/Cummings show part of a rockin’ summer in Victoria

Fans of classic rock can experience reunion concert July 6 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Bachman/Cummings show part of a rockin’ summer in Victoria
REVIEW: Victoria audience experiences ‘The Four Seasons’ at its best

REVIEW: Victoria audience experiences ‘The Four Seasons’ at its best

Germany-based Concerto Köln musicians light up the stage at Alix Goolden Hall

REVIEW: Victoria audience experiences ‘The Four Seasons’ at its best
The Simon and Garfunkel Story, playing March 4 at the Royal Theatre, tells of the award-winning folk duo’s musical rise, their breakup and their reunion in Central Park playing to a massive crowd. thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com

Multimedia show pays homage to legends Simon and Garfunkel

‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ takes audiences through the career of popular folk duo

  • Feb 21, 2020
The Simon and Garfunkel Story, playing March 4 at the Royal Theatre, tells of the award-winning folk duo’s musical rise, their breakup and their reunion in Central Park playing to a massive crowd. thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com
MacIsaac/Bachand musical partnership a decade in

MacIsaac/Bachand musical partnership a decade in

Legendary Cape Breton fiddler and talented multi-instrumentalist to play two sold-out shows in March

  • Feb 20, 2020
MacIsaac/Bachand musical partnership a decade in
Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom

Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom

Polaris Prize-winning rapper and hip hop artist Haviah Mighty plays Victoria on March 1

Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom
Legendary Canadian songwriter and performer Gordon Lightfoot brings his music to the Island in October, with shows at the Royal Theatre in Victoria and Port Theatre in Nanaimo. gordonlightfoot.com

Gordon Lightfoot still on the road at 81

Tickets for Island shows in Victoria and Nanaimo, selling well already

Legendary Canadian songwriter and performer Gordon Lightfoot brings his music to the Island in October, with shows at the Royal Theatre in Victoria and Port Theatre in Nanaimo. gordonlightfoot.com