Live music

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
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
Victoria folk trio West My Friend launches their new sound and a new album, In Constellation, this month at the Alix Goolden Hall. Moss Photography

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 folk trio West My Friend launches their new sound and a new album, In Constellation, this month at the Alix Goolden Hall. Moss Photography
UVic unveils Farquhar highlights for next season

UVic unveils Farquhar highlights for next season

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

UVic unveils Farquhar highlights for next season
Buffy the audience slayer: St. Marie coming to Sidney

Buffy the audience slayer: St. 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: St. Marie coming to Sidney
Carly Rae Jepsen brings her synth pop sound to Victoria’s Royal Theatre on Sept. 1. Photo by Markus&Koala

Carly Rae Jepsen headlines Victoria in triumphant return to the city

Canadian College of Performing Arts alum takes the stage Sept. 1

  • Aug 16, 2019
Carly Rae Jepsen brings her synth pop sound to Victoria’s Royal Theatre on Sept. 1. Photo by Markus&Koala
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 trios led by Grammy winner Mike Farris and drummer Lindsay Beaver will pack a punch

  • Aug 15, 2019
Drummer and bandleader Lindsay Beaver brings her powerful sound to the Vancouver Island Blues Bash this Labour Day weekend. Photo lindsaybeaver.com
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

  • Aug 15, 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 Gardens tonight

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

  • Aug 15, 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
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

  • Aug 7, 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
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

  • Aug 2, 2019
Victoria Symphony celebrates 30 years of making a splash in the harbour
Seattle ambient music performer Cindy Reichel at the controls. She is among the artists performing in Banfield Park as part of the Wonderment festival, happening Aug. 3-4. Courtesy Garden City Electronic Music Society.

World of electronic musical wonders await at long weekend festival

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

Seattle ambient music performer Cindy Reichel at the controls. She is among the artists performing in Banfield Park as part of the Wonderment festival, happening Aug. 3-4. Courtesy Garden City Electronic Music Society.
The Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific is gearing up to celebrate 25 years of the Arts and Music in the Gardens event Aug. 10 and 11. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich’s HCP celebrates 25 years of Arts and Music in the Gardens

Over 50 artists, 15 bands and several food trucks will be at Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

The Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific is gearing up to celebrate 25 years of the Arts and Music in the Gardens event Aug. 10 and 11. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Music in the Park offers seven concerts across the summer, every Wednesday. (Pixabay File)

Music in the Park hits the right notes every Wednesday

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

Music in the Park offers seven concerts across the summer, every Wednesday. (Pixabay File)
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
Wall climbing is just one of the activities you’ll be able to try out at this year’s Eats and Beats at the Beach. Photo by Shane Deringer

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

Food and musical offerings create great times in Colwood

  • Jul 8, 2019
Wall climbing is just one of the activities you’ll be able to try out at this year’s Eats and Beats at the Beach. Photo by Shane Deringer
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
Mid-summer musical fun on tap at Phillips in Old Town

Mid-summer musical fun on tap at Phillips in Old Town

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

  • Jul 7, 2019
Mid-summer musical fun on tap at Phillips in Old Town
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

  • Jul 3, 2019
Life ain’t a drag for RuPaul stars
Serena Ryder makes the most of her outdoor opportunities in Central Saanich

Serena Ryder makes the most of her outdoor opportunities in Central Saanich

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

  • Jul 3, 2019
Serena Ryder makes the most of her outdoor opportunities in Central Saanich