Live music

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)
Cash’s storytelling will leave you richer

Cash’s storytelling will leave you richer

Legendary singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash brings her newest material to UVic Sept. 29

  • Aug 29, 2019
Cash’s storytelling will leave you richer
Buffy the audience slayer: Sainte-Marie coming to Sidney

Buffy the audience slayer: Sainte-Marie coming to Sidney

Powerful live shows a big part of veteran Canadian folk star’s success; she’s here Sept. 26-27

  • Aug 24, 2019
Buffy the audience slayer: Sainte-Marie coming to Sidney
Drummer and bandleader Lindsay Beaver brings her powerful sound to the Vancouver Island Blues Bash this Labour Day weekend. Photo lindsaybeaver.com

Blues Bash will bring soul to Ship Point this Labour Day weekend

Power combos led by Grammy winner Mike Farris and drummer Lindsay Beaver will pack a punch

  • Aug 16, 2019
Drummer and bandleader Lindsay Beaver brings her powerful sound to the Vancouver Island Blues Bash this Labour Day weekend. Photo lindsaybeaver.com
PIGS rocking out, accompanied by their impressive laser show. Photo contributed

Pink Floyd tribute band to kick off North American tour in Sidney

Victoria band PIGS returning to Mary Winspear Centre 10 years after their first appearance

PIGS rocking out, accompanied by their impressive laser show. Photo contributed
Horticulture Centre of the Pacific combines arts and music for 25 years

Horticulture Centre of the Pacific combines arts and music for 25 years

Over 50 artists, 15 bands, several food trucks on hand for Arts and Music at the Gardens, Aug. 10-11

Horticulture Centre of the Pacific combines arts and music for 25 years
Grammy-winning parody musician Weird Al Yankovic has created his own niche in the music industry over the decades. For his Aug. 21 show at Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, he’ll be accompanied by a string orchestra and backup singers. Facebook

Weird Al’s legendary stage show takes a stringy leap

Orchestra, backup singers and more accompany Weird Al Yankovic for Victoria arena show Aug. 21

  • Jul 30, 2019
Grammy-winning parody musician Weird Al Yankovic has created his own niche in the music industry over the decades. For his Aug. 21 show at Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, he’ll be accompanied by a string orchestra and backup singers. Facebook
The Jim Cuddy Band comes to the city for a concert date Aug. 15 at Butchart Gardens, as part of the regional tourist attraction’s Spectacular Summer Evenings entertainment package. jimcuddy.com

Jim Cuddy brings new material, old favourites to Butchart’s

Blue Rodeo member and veteran songwriter heads up Jim Cuddy Band show Aug. 15 at the Gardens

  • Jul 29, 2019
The Jim Cuddy Band comes to the city for a concert date Aug. 15 at Butchart Gardens, as part of the regional tourist attraction’s Spectacular Summer Evenings entertainment package. jimcuddy.com
Carly Rae Jepsen brings her synth pop sound to Victoria’s Royal Theatre on Sept. 1. Photo by Markus&Koala

Carly Rae Jepsen gets her chance to headline Victoria

Canadian College of Performing Arts alum set to make triumphant return to the city

  • Jul 28, 2019
Carly Rae Jepsen brings her synth pop sound to Victoria’s Royal Theatre on Sept. 1. Photo by Markus&Koala
Victoria Symphony celebrates 30 years of making a splash in the harbour

Victoria Symphony celebrates 30 years of making a splash in the harbour

Annual B.C. Day weekend staple brings classical music to the masses on Aug. 4

  • Jul 27, 2019
Victoria Symphony celebrates 30 years of making a splash in the harbour
ON THE ROAD: Mid-Island magic awaits with these destination events

ON THE ROAD: Mid-Island magic awaits with these destination events

From Nanaimo Fringe to the Filberg Festival, there’s many entertainment options further afield

ON THE ROAD: Mid-Island magic awaits with these destination events
Live taping for PBS TV special part of Kaeshammer’s twin bill concerts in Sidney

Live taping for PBS TV special part of Kaeshammer’s twin bill concerts in Sidney

Footage from Aug. 21-22 shows to be used in larger musical documentary on Victoria artist

Live taping for PBS TV special part of Kaeshammer’s twin bill concerts in Sidney
Damian Graham, here playing drums at Crofton’s Osborne Bay Pub, opens the Oak Bay Arts and Culture Days with a free concert Aug. 8 with his trio at Willows Beach Park. (Photo by Don Bodger)

August is all about the arts in Oak Bay

Arts and Culture Days presents three weeks of visual, musical and cultural entertainment

  • Jul 25, 2019
Damian Graham, here playing drums at Crofton’s Osborne Bay Pub, opens the Oak Bay Arts and Culture Days with a free concert Aug. 8 with his trio at Willows Beach Park. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Brentwood Bay brings $5 concerts every Wednesday evening

Brentwood Bay brings $5 concerts every Wednesday evening

Variety of music on offer: picnics, good vibes and family friendly

Brentwood Bay brings $5 concerts every Wednesday evening
World of electronic musical wonders await at long weekend festival

World of electronic musical wonders await at long weekend festival

Wonderment ambient/downtempo music festival slips into bridge plaza, Banfield Park Aug. 3-4

World of electronic musical wonders await at long weekend festival
A passing of the torch for Victoria’s rock music history archives

A passing of the torch for Victoria’s rock music history archives

Royal City Music Project co-founder Glenn Parfitt wants valuable cultural material preserved

A passing of the torch for Victoria’s rock music history archives
Crash Test Dummies bring their 90s Canadian hit album God Shuffled His Feet to the Mary Winspear Centre Aug. 8 and 9 for a pair of concerts celebrating the album’s 25th anniversary. crashtestdummies.com

Crash Test Dummies bring their musical storytelling to Sidney in August

25th anniversary of God Shuffled His Feet celebrated with two concerts at Mary Winspear Centre

  • Jul 14, 2019
Crash Test Dummies bring their 90s Canadian hit album God Shuffled His Feet to the Mary Winspear Centre Aug. 8 and 9 for a pair of concerts celebrating the album’s 25th anniversary. crashtestdummies.com
Original flamenco show forged by artists in Spain and France

Original flamenco show forged by artists in Spain and France

Hermann’s Jazz Club presents Fin de Fiesta Flamenco’s new work, Sempiterno

Original flamenco show forged by artists in Spain and France
Bring a picnic dinner, enjoy free outdoor concerts in Oak Bay

Bring a picnic dinner, enjoy free outdoor concerts in Oak Bay

Music fills the air at Willows Park on select Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m.

Bring a picnic dinner, enjoy free outdoor concerts in Oak Bay
Born Ruffians perform at the Capital Ballroom. The MRG Group bought the 575-seat venue and will take over management from local music and event promoters Atomique Productions Ltd. Photo/Facebook

Atomique co-founder sees bright musical future in Victoria after company acquired by The MRG Group

National entertainment and concert promoter also buys and will operate the Capital Ballroom

Born Ruffians perform at the Capital Ballroom. The MRG Group bought the 575-seat venue and will take over management from local music and event promoters Atomique Productions Ltd. Photo/Facebook