Live music

Expanded bluegrass festival pitches its tent at Laketown Ranch

Expanded bluegrass festival pitches its tent at Laketown Ranch

Former Sooke Bluegrass Festival outgrew previous venue after 16 successful years, organizer says

  • May 22, 2019
Expanded bluegrass festival pitches its tent at Laketown Ranch
Victoria Drum Fest continues to attract topnotch international talent

Victoria Drum Fest continues to attract topnotch international talent

Festival founder Murray Creed expects 10th anniversary event May 26 will be the best yet

Victoria Drum Fest continues to attract topnotch international talent
Soundings in action, conducted by Denis Donnelly. The upcoming concerts will focus on the music of the Beatles. (Andrew Kielbowicz)

Choir offers a capella take on Beatles hits

Soundings will perform concerts in Oak Bay and Sidney May 24 and 25

Soundings in action, conducted by Denis Donnelly. The upcoming concerts will focus on the music of the Beatles. (Andrew Kielbowicz)
Canadiana complete when Murray McLauchlan’s in the house

Canadiana complete when Murray McLauchlan’s in the house

Legendary singer/songwriter brings his folksy talents to the McPherson on June 13

  • May 17, 2019
Canadiana complete when Murray McLauchlan’s in the house
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

Grammy, Juno winners light up Butchart’s summer in 2019

Spectacular Summer Evenings lineup includes Jim Cuddy Band, Serena Ryder and Los Texmaniacs

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
Petunia and the Vipers bring their “Big Band” to town for a May 17 show at First Church of Christ, Scientist. Courtesy Beacon Ridge Productions

Get snakebitten by Petunia and the Vipers

Hard-to-categorize Vancouver band hits Victoria for Friday night show

Petunia and the Vipers bring their “Big Band” to town for a May 17 show at First Church of Christ, Scientist. Courtesy Beacon Ridge Productions
Ferdinand Leeke’s painting of Lohengrin Act 3, inspired by composer Richard Wagner’s opera. The Victoria Symphony will play this section of the opera, featuring guest soloists and members of the Victoria Choral Society, in the second half of their performances Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at the Royal Theatre.

Musical power couple making the most of operatic reunion

Victoria Symphony maestro Chistian Kluxen and wife, soprano Kari Postma, reunite for season finale

Ferdinand Leeke’s painting of Lohengrin Act 3, inspired by composer Richard Wagner’s opera. The Victoria Symphony will play this section of the opera, featuring guest soloists and members of the Victoria Choral Society, in the second half of their performances Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at the Royal Theatre.
Edie DaPonte plays music from her latest CD, Under Paris Skies: The Music of Edith Piaf, this Friday night (May 10) at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay High. Instagram

Take a trip to Paris with Edie DaPonte

Victoria songstress sings the music of Edith Piaf and more, Friday at Dave Dunnet Theatre

Edie DaPonte plays music from her latest CD, Under Paris Skies: The Music of Edith Piaf, this Friday night (May 10) at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay High. Instagram
Alan Doyle, former front man for Great Big Sea and more recent solo artist, entertained current fans and newcomers to his music at the Royal Theatre last night. File photo
Alan Doyle, former front man for Great Big Sea and more recent solo artist, entertained current fans and newcomers to his music at the Royal Theatre last night. File photo
The Philosopher Kings make their return to the stage

The Philosopher Kings make their return to the stage

Showtime in Victoria is 7 p.m. May 7 at Distrikt Nightclub, with guests

The Philosopher Kings make their return to the stage
Get your dancing shoes on!

Get your dancing shoes on!

Upstairs Lounge hosting Retro Rock Revival for 50’s dance party May 11

Get your dancing shoes on!
Youth performers shine during community concert

Youth performers shine during community concert

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival concert series continues through May 10

Youth performers shine during community concert
Crowd gathers for a performance by the Lost Boys on the Breakwater Barge last year. The new Friday night entertainment season opens May 31 in James Bay. Photo by Annemarie Stevenson

Best get yourself onto the Barge on Friday nights

The Breakwater Barge offers local music and libations to usher in summer weekends, starting May 31

  • Apr 28, 2019
Crowd gathers for a performance by the Lost Boys on the Breakwater Barge last year. The new Friday night entertainment season opens May 31 in James Bay. Photo by Annemarie Stevenson
First-time festival full of fiddling, folk talent

First-time festival full of fiddling, folk talent

Sidney opens up its doors in late May for the inaugural Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival

First-time festival full of fiddling, folk talent
Making meditative music for mental health

Making meditative music for mental health

Calgary duo to perform in James Bay as part of Home Shall be Here tour

Making meditative music for mental health
Musical joy emerges from fiddling and singing

Musical joy emerges from fiddling and singing

Joy of Life Festival at Alix Goolden Hall on May 3 and 4 offers both for audiences

Musical joy emerges from fiddling and singing
Stephen Fearing brings his unique songwriting talents, diverse guitar-playing abilities and soulful voice to the Mary Winspear Centre’s Charlie White Theatre for a May 3 show. Photo contributed

Fearing is loving life in West Coast La La Land

Award-winning blues-folk guitarist singer/songwriter playing Sidney show on May 3

  • Apr 20, 2019
Stephen Fearing brings his unique songwriting talents, diverse guitar-playing abilities and soulful voice to the Mary Winspear Centre’s Charlie White Theatre for a May 3 show. Photo contributed
Western waterfront calls to Alan Doyle

Western waterfront calls to Alan Doyle

Former Great Big Sea front man brings his maritimer’s mind and music to the city for May 7 concert

Western waterfront calls to Alan Doyle
Crooner classics past and present in spotlight, courtesy of Ken Lavigne

Crooner classics past and present in spotlight, courtesy of Ken Lavigne

Island tenor prepares for upcoming concert tour of Let Me Be Frank!

Crooner classics past and present in spotlight, courtesy of Ken Lavigne
Full lineup in place for 2019 JazzFest; ticket sales launch Friday

Full lineup in place for 2019 JazzFest; ticket sales launch Friday

Excitement builds for this year’s 36th annual TD Victoria International Jazz Festival

Full lineup in place for 2019 JazzFest; ticket sales launch Friday