Live music

Petunia and the Vipers: a musical mix that travels time

Petunia and the Vipers: a musical mix that travels time

The band with the ‘hard-to-pin-down sound’ plays the Upstairs Lounge in Oak Bay on Nov. 1

  • Oct 8, 2019
Petunia and the Vipers: a musical mix that travels time
Glorious times ahead with the Sons in Victortia

Glorious times ahead with the Sons in Victortia

Kingston’s The Glorious Sons in town next March as part of A War on Everything North American tour

Glorious times ahead with the Sons in Victortia
Valdy performs at the 2019 Roots and Blues festival in Salmon Arm. The award-winning Canadian folk singer will be at St. Philip Anglican Church on Sunday. (Black Press file photo)

Award-winning folk singer Valdy headlining Jazz Vespers fundraiser in Oak Bay

St. Philip Anglican Church to host 80th Jazz Vespers on Oct. 6 for community kitchen

Valdy performs at the 2019 Roots and Blues festival in Salmon Arm. The award-winning Canadian folk singer will be at St. Philip Anglican Church on Sunday. (Black Press file photo)
Puccini trio kicks off celebration of 40 years of opera in Victoria

Puccini trio kicks off celebration of 40 years of opera in Victoria

Pacific Opera Victoria mounts massive five-show production of Il Trittico, starting Oct. 17

Puccini trio kicks off celebration of 40 years of opera in Victoria
Leeroy Stagger to bring edgier new sound to the Capital Ballroom

Leeroy Stagger to bring edgier new sound to the Capital Ballroom

Award-winning folk artist will highlight new album, Strange Path, at Oct. 20 show

  • Sep 28, 2019
Leeroy Stagger to bring edgier new sound to the Capital Ballroom
Fiddle follow-up: national treasure headlines Winspear show

Fiddle follow-up: national treasure headlines Winspear show

Gordon Stobbe joins JJ Guy, local star Nellie Quinn for Canadian Fiddle Celebration on Oct. 5

Fiddle follow-up: national treasure headlines Winspear show
CFL scores a coup, snags superstar Keith Urban as halftime show headliner

CFL scores a coup, snags superstar Keith Urban as halftime show headliner

Big game goes Nov. 24 in Calgary, part of week-long festival, tickets still available

CFL scores a coup, snags superstar Keith Urban as halftime show headliner
Acclaimed Aussie band Boy & Bear hitting Victoria for Oct. 1 show

Acclaimed Aussie band Boy & Bear hitting Victoria for Oct. 1 show

Capital Ballroom to host award-winning quintet, Stu Larsen to open show

Acclaimed Aussie band Boy & Bear hitting Victoria for Oct. 1 show
Matt Mays comes to Victoria Oct. 22 as part of his nationwide Howl at the Night tour. Video still/CBCMusic.ca

Matt Mays ready to howl into the Victoria night

Veteran Juno-winning rocker combines upbeat and mellower material for Oct. 22 show

Matt Mays comes to Victoria Oct. 22 as part of his nationwide Howl at the Night tour. Video still/CBCMusic.ca
Victoria Symphony, Ballet Victoria team up to make beautiful music

Victoria Symphony, Ballet Victoria team up to make beautiful music

Symphony’s Pops Series kicks off with A Fantasia of Dance, Sept. 28-29 at the Royal Theatre

Victoria Symphony, Ballet Victoria team up to make beautiful music
Let Downchild chase those blues away

Let Downchild chase those blues away

Donnie Walsh and company celebrate the band’s 50th year with an Oct. 18 concert in Victoria

  • Sep 23, 2019
Let Downchild chase those blues away
Burton Cummings’ Up Close and Alone tour offers more intimate rock ‘n roll setting

Burton Cummings’ Up Close and Alone tour offers more intimate rock ‘n roll setting

Canadian rocker playing two sold-out shows at Mary Winspear Centre in October

Burton Cummings’ Up Close and Alone tour offers more intimate rock ‘n roll setting
Catch the Motown sound on stage in Oak Bay

Catch the Motown sound on stage in Oak Bay

Dave Dunnet Community Theatre hosting Motown Magic on Oct. 3

Catch the Motown sound on stage in Oak Bay
Scotland’s Skerryvore is a multifaceted, eight-piece group that fuses Celtic folk with rock, pop, jazz, funk, country and Cajun to create a distinctive high-energy sound. They’re in concert at McPherson Playhouse on Oct. 6, one of just three performances in Canada. Photo contributed

Scottish flavours abound at the McPherson during Skerryvore’s return

Acclaimed Celtic rock fusion band here Oct. 6; whisky tasting, acoustic pre-show added

Scotland’s Skerryvore is a multifaceted, eight-piece group that fuses Celtic folk with rock, pop, jazz, funk, country and Cajun to create a distinctive high-energy sound. They’re in concert at McPherson Playhouse on Oct. 6, one of just three performances in Canada. Photo contributed
Internationally accalimed violinist Stefan Jackiw joins the Victoria Symphony for their performance of Concerto for Violin by Felix Mendelssohn during their Oct. 5-6 concerts at the Farquhar Auditorium. Photo by Sophie Zhai

VICTORIA SYMPHONY: Classical masterpieces help welcome autumn

Virtuoso violinist, pianist to perform triumphant works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven

  • Sep 20, 2019
Internationally accalimed violinist Stefan Jackiw joins the Victoria Symphony for their performance of Concerto for Violin by Felix Mendelssohn during their Oct. 5-6 concerts at the Farquhar Auditorium. Photo by Sophie Zhai
(Shambhala Music Festival - Photo by Bobby Tamez)

Shambhala named best music festival in North America

Shambhala Music Festival is held at the Salmo River Ranch in B.C.

(Shambhala Music Festival - Photo by Bobby Tamez)
John Fogerty bringing the spirit of ’69 to Victoria

John Fogerty bringing the spirit of ’69 to Victoria

Legendary classic rock tunesmith touring Western Canada with My 50 Year Trip

  • Sep 18, 2019
John Fogerty bringing the spirit of ’69 to Victoria
Victoria’s West My Friend reaches for stars with new album

Victoria’s West My Friend reaches for stars with new album

Folk trio to unveil layered symphonic sound at album release concert Sept. 20 at Alix Goolden Hall

Victoria’s West My Friend reaches for stars with new album
Ian Moore: Blues guitarist’s Esquimalt Ribfest performance hits it out of the park at Bullen

Ian Moore: Blues guitarist’s Esquimalt Ribfest performance hits it out of the park at Bullen

Highly touted bluesman’s show comes as advertised, even with a brand new band

Ian Moore: Blues guitarist’s Esquimalt Ribfest performance hits it out of the park at Bullen
Jesse Thomas Brown has been part of the Victoria music scene for over 20 years and recently released his Greatest Hits album. (Photo by Scott Bennett)

Saanich musician brings ‘greatest hits’ to the Oak Bay stage

Jesse Thomas Brown performing at the David Foster Foundation Theatre on Sept. 12

Jesse Thomas Brown has been part of the Victoria music scene for over 20 years and recently released his Greatest Hits album. (Photo by Scott Bennett)