Ken Lavigne and the Naden Band’s Pacific Blue will be kicking off the Esquimalt Arts Festival with a free performance on Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m. at Memorial Park. Victoria News file photo.

Esquimalt arts festivals make for a busy June

The Memorial Park Music and the Esquimalt Arts festivals kick off this month.

The arts scene in Esquimalt will be busy with a number of festivals kicking off next week.

The week begins with the Memorial Park Music Festival with a performance by the Soul Shakers and the Esquimalt High Jazz Band on Tuesday, June 13 at 5 p.m. The six-day festival also includes performances by Maureen Washington, Bobby Dazzler Band, Montgomery County, Virtual Elvis and Bijoux du Bayou.

The following week the Esquimalt Arts Festival kicks off with a free performance by Ken Lavigne and the Naden Band’s Pacific Blue on Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m. at Memorial Park. The work of more than 30 local artists, interactive art displays, music and food will also be on display as part of Artist in the Park on Saturday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on the festivals, which are being put on by the Township Community Arts Council, visit townshiparts.org.

editor@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Three suspicious fires in Saanich under investigation

Saanich Fire are currently investigating three suspicious spot-fires in Saanich’s Panama Flats… Continue reading

Residents of tent cities unfairly labeled as criminals, says report

Some neighbours supportive of Regina Park camp

Victoria police find woman hiding replica handgun in purse

Officers used de-escalation training with woman in downtown alley

Saanich seals history with time capsule

Saanich will re-open time capsule in 2067

Charman’s name will live on through Victoria Conservatory of Music bursary fund

Iconic arts patron Eric Charman thrilled to see financial assistance fund growing

VIDEO: Visual recap of Vancouver Island MusicFest

Walk Off The Earth, Passenger, Arlo Guthrie among highlights

Trudeau’s youth council divided over Trans Mountain pipeline purchase

A letter signed by 16 past and present members was made public today, asking the federal government to reverse course

Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame

Hogan had used racial slurs caught on video when talking about his daughter sleeping with a black man

Island wide crime spree leads to multiple charges against Cowichan Valley resident

Social Media and citizens of the North Island played a big role in solving the case.

‘Lava bomb’ through roof of tour boat injures 22 in Hawaii

“An explosion occurred near the shoreline hurling hot lava rocks towards the boat and injuring several passengers”

B.C. teen meets Nicolas Cage

Filming mob movie in downtown Vernon, B.C.

Critics claim Trump “defended a tyrant”

Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

B.C. MLAs choose new children’s watchdog

Jennifer Charlesworth has worked in government, social services

Most Read