Live music

Chalifour bringing Joy to Victoria this weekend

Chalifour bringing Joy to Victoria this weekend

Adrian Chalifour plays a full band show to launch his new album at the Capital Ballroom Nov. 30

Chalifour bringing Joy to Victoria this weekend
Journey into the heart of Christmas with Winter Harp

Journey into the heart of Christmas with Winter Harp

Experience period Christmas music played on traditional instruments, Dec. 6 at Alix Goolden Hall

  • Nov 24, 2019
Journey into the heart of Christmas with Winter Harp
Bold and brassy quintet touching down in Victoria

Bold and brassy quintet touching down in Victoria

Internationally recognized Canadian Brass performing with Victoria Symphony on Dec. 21

Bold and brassy quintet touching down in Victoria
Get the funky seasonal spirit with The Funk Hunters

Get the funky seasonal spirit with The Funk Hunters

Fifth annual Funk the Halls extravaganza plays two shows at Capital Ballroom, Dec. 6-7

  • Nov 17, 2019
Get the funky seasonal spirit with The Funk Hunters
Vocalist Kim Greenwood is surrounded by her bandmates Karel Roessingh (from left), Joey Smith, Kelby MacNayr and Roy Styffe. They’ll perform All About That Verse this Friday to a sold-out Hermann’s Jazz Club. Photo by Preston Davies

Kim Greenwood ready to tell the stories behind the music

Victoria vocalist performs All About That Verse to a sold-out Hermann’s Jazz Club this Friday

Vocalist Kim Greenwood is surrounded by her bandmates Karel Roessingh (from left), Joey Smith, Kelby MacNayr and Roy Styffe. They’ll perform All About That Verse this Friday to a sold-out Hermann’s Jazz Club. Photo by Preston Davies
Sara Marreiros and her fellow musicians in a scene from Fado: The Saddest Music in the World. The Fringe Festival favourite returns to Victoria for a short run this week at the Metro Theatre. Photo by Jam Hamidi

Sadness makes for beautiful musical theatre

Puente Theatre brings Fringe Festival hit Fado back for four-show run at Metro Theatre, Nov. 14-16

Sara Marreiros and her fellow musicians in a scene from Fado: The Saddest Music in the World. The Fringe Festival favourite returns to Victoria for a short run this week at the Metro Theatre. Photo by Jam Hamidi
Jon and Roy’s Holiday Special always a hot ticket

Jon and Roy’s Holiday Special always a hot ticket

Multi-act Dec. 6 concert at the Royal virtually sold out, cozy, chill vibe will prevail

  • Nov 11, 2019
Jon and Roy’s Holiday Special always a hot ticket
Ria Mae is headlining the Stars tour in promotion of her new album of the same name. She performs Nov. 15 at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria. Photo by Lindsay Duncan

Ria Mae riding wave of success into Victoria stop on the Stars Tour

Material from singer-songwriter’s new EP, Stars, to feature prominently in Nov. 15 show at The Mac

Ria Mae is headlining the Stars tour in promotion of her new album of the same name. She performs Nov. 15 at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria. Photo by Lindsay Duncan
Christmas-spirited jazz coming to Goolden Hall

Christmas-spirited jazz coming to Goolden Hall

Victoria Jazz Orchestra and friends playing benefit concert for Single Parents Resource Centre

Christmas-spirited jazz coming to Goolden Hall
Serena Ryder brings kisses in her return to Victoria

Serena Ryder brings kisses in her return to Victoria

Pop singer/songwriter adds a Christmas touch for her Nov. 24 visit to the Royal Theatre

  • Nov 1, 2019
Serena Ryder brings kisses in her return to Victoria
Rockin’ with the ballet!

Rockin’ with the ballet!

Ballet Victoria and rock musician Tal Bachman join forces this weekend for Ballet Rocks

Rockin’ with the ballet!
Victoria tango, accordion fans can choose from international smorgasbord

Victoria tango, accordion fans can choose from international smorgasbord

World Accordion and Tango Festival offers international music and dance flavours Nov. 7-11

Victoria tango, accordion fans can choose from international smorgasbord
Patrick Boyle and UVic jazz group gear up for final Blues for Eric fundraiser

Patrick Boyle and UVic jazz group gear up for final Blues for Eric fundraiser

UVic Jazz and Creative Music Ensemble to be featured in show at The Oaks on Nov. 2

  • Oct 22, 2019
Patrick Boyle and UVic jazz group gear up for final Blues for Eric fundraiser
Victoria-based six-piece band Astrocolor plays a show at Hermann’s Upstairs this Thursday (Oct. 24). Photo by Susanne Marie Photography

Astrocolor making special debut at Hermann’s Upstairs on Thursday

Victoria band performing showcase for jazzfest execs, public invited along for the ride

Victoria-based six-piece band Astrocolor plays a show at Hermann’s Upstairs this Thursday (Oct. 24). Photo by Susanne Marie Photography
Classic rock twin bill features the music of Fleetwood Mac and Rod Stewart

Classic rock twin bill features the music of Fleetwood Mac and Rod Stewart

Dreams joins Rod & the Mods for Oct. 28 tribute show at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria

  • Oct 21, 2019
Classic rock twin bill features the music of Fleetwood Mac and Rod Stewart
Bruce Cockburn, now 74, has played Victoria many times in his nearly 50-year career. He returns Nov. 8 to the Royal Theatre with a new album, Bone On Bone, that includes a song inspired by a connection with a former City of Victoria poet laureate. Photo by Zach Bonnell/Flickr

Musical pipeline to Victoria continues for Bruce Cockburn

Iconic Canadian singer-songwriter brings considerable catalogue, new material to Royal on Nov. 8

  • Oct 21, 2019
Bruce Cockburn, now 74, has played Victoria many times in his nearly 50-year career. He returns Nov. 8 to the Royal Theatre with a new album, Bone On Bone, that includes a song inspired by a connection with a former City of Victoria poet laureate. Photo by Zach Bonnell/Flickr
Famed jazz/pop trumpeter Herb Alpert, vocalist Lani Hall, touching down in Victoria

Famed jazz/pop trumpeter Herb Alpert, vocalist Lani Hall, touching down in Victoria

Husband/wife duo join band for April 6 show at the Royal Theatre, tickets on sale now

Famed jazz/pop trumpeter Herb Alpert, vocalist Lani Hall, touching down in Victoria
Winners of the Vancouver Island ‘MPower Award ’ for best live band, the Ecclestons perform Sunday, Oct. 20 at St. Johns United Church. (Photo courtesy St. Johns United Church)

Celtic Vespers service welcomes award-winning Ecclestons

Vancouver Island MPower Award winners perform Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.

Winners of the Vancouver Island ‘MPower Award ’ for best live band, the Ecclestons perform Sunday, Oct. 20 at St. Johns United Church. (Photo courtesy St. Johns United Church)
Four classical guitarists from Syria; Orwa Al Sharaa, Gaby Al Botros, Nazir Salameh and Mohammed Mir Mahmoud, headline the Victoria Guitar Society’s opening concert of its International Artist Series, A Syrian Encounter – an Evening with Orontes Quartet, on Oct. 18 at the Alix Goolden Hall. Photo courtesy Institute for International Education/Artist Protection Fund

Inspirational evening celebrating the power of the arts

The Victoria Guitar Society hosts Syrian Encounter – An Evening with Orontes Quartet, Oct. 18

Four classical guitarists from Syria; Orwa Al Sharaa, Gaby Al Botros, Nazir Salameh and Mohammed Mir Mahmoud, headline the Victoria Guitar Society’s opening concert of its International Artist Series, A Syrian Encounter – an Evening with Orontes Quartet, on Oct. 18 at the Alix Goolden Hall. Photo courtesy Institute for International Education/Artist Protection Fund
Hodgson serving Breakfast in America 40 years later

Hodgson serving Breakfast in America 40 years later

Former Supertramp frontman delivering his hits from the band, Nov. 25-26 at the Royal Theatre

  • Oct 9, 2019
Hodgson serving Breakfast in America 40 years later