Live music

Members of Kooler perform last year at the annual Music in the Park series at Veterans Memorial Park in Langford. Music in the Park runs Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. from July 7 to Aug. 26. (Black Press file photo)

Music in the Park marks a decade in Langford

Free family event in Veterans Memorial Park starts July 7

  • Jul 4, 2019
Members of Kooler perform last year at the annual Music in the Park series at Veterans Memorial Park in Langford. Music in the Park runs Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. from July 7 to Aug. 26. (Black Press file photo)
Mid-summer musical fun on tap in Old Town

Mid-summer musical fun on tap in Old Town

Music festival on Phillips Brewery’s backlot one of last of summer in the city

  • Jul 2, 2019
Mid-summer musical fun on tap in Old Town
ADRIAN CHALIFOUR: Opening up his solo heart

ADRIAN CHALIFOUR: Opening up his solo heart

Victoria singer-songwriter embarking upon life after Towers and Trees

ADRIAN CHALIFOUR: Opening up his solo heart
A variety of food trucks are slated to be on hand for this year’s Eats and Beats at the Beach, July 20 at Esquimalt Lagoon. Photo by Shane Deringer

Food and musical offerings create great times in Colwood

Eats and Beats at the Beach part of summer-long celebration at Esquimalt Lagoon

  • Jun 28, 2019
A variety of food trucks are slated to be on hand for this year’s Eats and Beats at the Beach, July 20 at Esquimalt Lagoon. Photo by Shane Deringer
Farquhar highlights for next season unveiled at UVic

Farquhar highlights for next season unveiled at UVic

From comedy to dance to acrobatics and more, there’s lots to look forward to in 2019-20

Farquhar highlights for next season unveiled at UVic
Serena Ryder making the most of her outdoor opportunities

Serena Ryder making the most of her outdoor opportunities

Butchart Gardens concert July 25 one of three outdoor shows she’ll play in Western Canada

  • Jun 27, 2019
Serena Ryder making the most of her outdoor opportunities
U-JAM helps musicians of all ages jazz up their performance

U-JAM helps musicians of all ages jazz up their performance

Second annual Summer Jam Camp features a star-studded local faculty

  • Jun 26, 2019
U-JAM helps musicians of all ages jazz up their performance
Life ain’t a drag for RuPaul stars

Life ain’t a drag for RuPaul stars

Victoria to play host to two of Drag Race reality show’s biggest personalities

  • Jun 22, 2019
Life ain’t a drag for RuPaul stars
Local musician, Cody Rueger, has started a playlist to feature the music of Victoria’s artists. (Courtesy of Cody Rueger)

Queue up your playlist of Victoria-area musicians’ songs

Local guitarist uses Spotify to highlight city’s thriving independent music scene

Local musician, Cody Rueger, has started a playlist to feature the music of Victoria’s artists. (Courtesy of Cody Rueger)
Out of the flames comes inspiration for Quinn Bachand

Out of the flames comes inspiration for Quinn Bachand

Victoria guitarist and Brishen to unveil new CD in Friday show at Christian Science Church

Out of the flames comes inspiration for Quinn Bachand
Bluegrass legend highlights this weekend’s festival at Laketown ranch

Bluegrass legend highlights this weekend’s festival at Laketown ranch

Claire Lynch has strong Canadian connections, appears all three days of festival

  • Jun 10, 2019
Bluegrass legend highlights this weekend’s festival at Laketown ranch
Wynn Gogol, left, and Paul Black join forces as Black and Gogol for the next Blues for Eric concert on June 8 at The Oaks Restaurant and Tearoom. Photo contributed

Black & Gogol hitting the stage for the 10th Blues for Eric fundraiser show

Saturday performance promises an intimate, blues-drenched evening at The Oaks

  • Jun 3, 2019
Wynn Gogol, left, and Paul Black join forces as Black and Gogol for the next Blues for Eric concert on June 8 at The Oaks Restaurant and Tearoom. Photo contributed
The camera’s on Jesse Cook (and maybe you!)

The camera’s on Jesse Cook (and maybe you!)

Canadian guitarist and June 26 JazzFest performer enjoys connecting with audiences in various ways

The camera’s on Jesse Cook (and maybe you!)
Left Coast Jazz Festival provides afternoon delights during JazzFest

Left Coast Jazz Festival provides afternoon delights during JazzFest

The Copper Owl is the primary base for afternoon jazz shows by local performers

Left Coast Jazz Festival provides afternoon delights during JazzFest
Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival returning to its roots, 20 years in

Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival returning to its roots, 20 years in

Longstanding music event brings together myriad talent in various genres

  • Jun 1, 2019
Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival returning to its roots, 20 years in
Victoria band celebrating the music of Tom Waits

Victoria band celebrating the music of Tom Waits

The Beautiful Maladies take the stage at the Roxy Theatre, Duncan Showroom this week

Victoria band celebrating the music of Tom Waits
2019 TD Victoria International JazzFest: Young blood invigorates festival

2019 TD Victoria International JazzFest: Young blood invigorates festival

Joey Alexander and Jacob Collier part of a stellar field of performers for 10-day festival

2019 TD Victoria International JazzFest: Young blood invigorates festival
Afro-Cuban group Kutapira gets the crowd going during FernFest in the square in front of the Belfry Theatre. This year’s event happens June 21-22. Photo contributed

Head down to fabulous Fernwood for this fun festival weekend

FernFest and Fernwood Bites always attract large crowds to this eclectic neighbourhood

  • May 30, 2019
Afro-Cuban group Kutapira gets the crowd going during FernFest in the square in front of the Belfry Theatre. This year’s event happens June 21-22. Photo contributed
Canadian arena rock at its finest, coming June 24

Canadian arena rock at its finest, coming June 24

Corey Hart, Glass Tiger join forces for rock double-bill at Save-On Foods Memorial Centre

  • May 30, 2019
Canadian arena rock at its finest, coming June 24
Juno Award-nominated Snotty Nose Rez Kids bring their Indigenous hip hop message to the Capital Ballroom in June.

Hip hop duo weave important Indigenous tales

Northern B.C.’s Snotty Nose Rez Kids, here June 7, getting cultural message out to a broad audience

  • May 26, 2019
Juno Award-nominated Snotty Nose Rez Kids bring their Indigenous hip hop message to the Capital Ballroom in June.