Live music

Juno winner and Victoria native Ivonne Hernandez is organizing the second annual Victoria Trad Weekend, filled with workshops, a concert and family dance on Feb. 14 and 15. (Courtesy of Ivonne Hernandez)

Juno award-winning fiddler brings workshop and concert to Victoria

Second annual event features some of Canada’s finest traditional musicians, Feb. 14 and 15

Juno winner and Victoria native Ivonne Hernandez is organizing the second annual Victoria Trad Weekend, filled with workshops, a concert and family dance on Feb. 14 and 15. (Courtesy of Ivonne Hernandez)
Beethoven 250: Victoria getting ready to celebrate

Beethoven 250: Victoria getting ready to celebrate

Victoria Symphony to play all nine of the composer’s symphonies during March birthday celebrations

Beethoven 250: Victoria getting ready to celebrate
The City of Light beckons in new musical stage show

The City of Light beckons in new musical stage show

Paris! The Show brings the music of Piaf and Aznavour to the Royal Theatre stage on March 17

The City of Light beckons in new musical stage show
Canada’s ‘queen of Americana’ unveiling new album at Upstairs Lounge

Canada’s ‘queen of Americana’ unveiling new album at Upstairs Lounge

Lynne Hanson to be joined by musical veteran Linda McRae for Saturday show in Oak Bay

  • Feb 11, 2020
Canada’s ‘queen of Americana’ unveiling new album at Upstairs Lounge
Bahamas will close the 2020 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Photo provided

Island MusicFest going to Bahamas to close show

Comox Valley hosting annual musical extravaganza July 10-12 at the Fairgrounds

  • Feb 11, 2020
Bahamas will close the 2020 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Photo provided
The Glorious Sons ready to wage rock ‘n’ roll war at the Royal Theatre

The Glorious Sons ready to wage rock ‘n’ roll war at the Royal Theatre

Kingston band bringing their harder-edged sound to town in March

The Glorious Sons ready to wage rock ‘n’ roll war at the Royal Theatre
With sold out shows the norm, The Lonely will always have company

With sold out shows the norm, The Lonely will always have company

Appreciative demographic brings Victoria-based Orbison tribute band success in Canada and the U.S.

With sold out shows the norm, The Lonely will always have company
Paul Luchkow on baroque violin and Michael Jarvis on harpsichord team up to perform 17th and 18th-century music from Sweden on Feb. 8 at Christ Church Cathedral, as part of the Intimate Encounters series exploring the musical courts of Europe. Photo courtesy Christ Church Cathedral

Intimate Encounters visits the Swedish Court

Acclaimed duo to perform 17th- and 18th century Swedish music and more on period instruments

  • Feb 5, 2020
Paul Luchkow on baroque violin and Michael Jarvis on harpsichord team up to perform 17th and 18th-century music from Sweden on Feb. 8 at Christ Church Cathedral, as part of the Intimate Encounters series exploring the musical courts of Europe. Photo courtesy Christ Church Cathedral
Canadian singer and actress Jann Arden poses for a photograph in Toronto on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Jann Arden announces cross-country tour, Victoria not on list

Closest that future Canadian Music Hall of Famer will come during tour is Vancouver, June 18

Canadian singer and actress Jann Arden poses for a photograph in Toronto on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Boundary-pushing folk trio landing in Victoria for weekend show

Boundary-pushing folk trio landing in Victoria for weekend show

Award-winning Andrew Collins Trio unveiling new material at Oak Bay’s Upstairs Lounge Feb. 8

Boundary-pushing folk trio landing in Victoria for weekend show
Renowned German ensemble to play Four Seasons in its entirety

Renowned German ensemble to play Four Seasons in its entirety

Concerto Köln making baroque history in Victoria on Feb. 22 at Alix Goolden Hall

Renowned German ensemble to play Four Seasons in its entirety
Pacific Opera Victoria’s next production, Flight, is based on the true story of a refugee who lived in an airport for 18 years. Photo courtesy Pacific Opera Victoria

Next Pacific Opera production tells a refugee’s airport tale

Flight is spicy and complex, with a scintillating score by Jonathan Dove

Pacific Opera Victoria’s next production, Flight, is based on the true story of a refugee who lived in an airport for 18 years. Photo courtesy Pacific Opera Victoria
Alessia Cara is on a roll, being nominated for six 2020 Juno Awards. She was named Tuesday as host of the awards ceremony, on March 15 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. Photo by Olivia Alta

Alessia Cara to host and perform at 2020 Juno Awards

Multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter also up for six awards, including Artist of the Year

  • Jan 28, 2020
Alessia Cara is on a roll, being nominated for six 2020 Juno Awards. She was named Tuesday as host of the awards ceremony, on March 15 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. Photo by Olivia Alta
Guitarist Al Anderson, who played with Bob Marley during the 1970s, will play in Sidney Jan. 30 when The Original Wailers take to the stage of the Mary Winspear Centre. (Photo submitted)

Legendary reggae guitarist Al Anderson to hit the stage this week in Sidney

Member of Bob Marley’s band brings the Original Wailers to the Mary Winspear Centre Jan. 30

Guitarist Al Anderson, who played with Bob Marley during the 1970s, will play in Sidney Jan. 30 when The Original Wailers take to the stage of the Mary Winspear Centre. (Photo submitted)
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)
Java Jive Coffee House is bringing music back to Metchosin after the previous coffee house ended in mid-2019. The first event featured the Eddy Fury Band at the Metchosin Community House. (Black Press Media file photo)

Music coffee house returns to Metchosin with new name

Java Jive Coffee House set to run every fourth Saturday at the Metchosin Community House

Java Jive Coffee House is bringing music back to Metchosin after the previous coffee house ended in mid-2019. The first event featured the Eddy Fury Band at the Metchosin Community House. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jay Malinowski, left and Eon Sinclair, better known as Bedouin Soundclash, bring their live combo of past hits and newer material from their latest album, MASS, to the Capital Ballroom for a Feb. 7 show. Facebook

WATCH: Bedouin Soundclash opening their 2020 tour in Victoria

One of the 2000s’ biggest bands touring in support of 2019 release, MASS

  • Jan 24, 2020
Jay Malinowski, left and Eon Sinclair, better known as Bedouin Soundclash, bring their live combo of past hits and newer material from their latest album, MASS, to the Capital Ballroom for a Feb. 7 show. Facebook
The Music of Cream touring band more than a tribute act

The Music of Cream touring band more than a tribute act

Ginger Baker’s son Kofi, Clapton’s nephew Will joined by rock stalwarts for 50th anniversary tour

The Music of Cream touring band more than a tribute act
Powerful Russian folk trio makes triumphant return to city

Powerful Russian folk trio makes triumphant return to city

Trio Voronezh back on Victoria stage for first time since appearing at Coupe Mondiale in 2013

  • Jan 20, 2020
Powerful Russian folk trio makes triumphant return to city
Toronto-based Abbamania hits the stage Feb. 7 at the McPherson Playhouse. YouTube

Abbamania, Night Fever in spotlight at McPherson in Victoria

ABBA, Bee Gees songs will fill the Mac Feb. 7, along with Lady Gaga tribute

Toronto-based Abbamania hits the stage Feb. 7 at the McPherson Playhouse. YouTube