Monday, May 17, 2021


Music

‘Is it enough?’: BC Arts Council announces over $1M in grants for festivals

Victoria’s independent event industry won’t be able to access any of these grants.
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Victoria musician unexpectedly nabs spot in final round of annual global songwriting competition

His song could be heard by the likes of Tom Waits and Chris Martin of Coldplay.

Canadian arts and live entertainment sectors to receive $181 million in government funding

To help stabilize the arts and music sectors amid COVID-19.

Victoria street featured in one of Taylor Swift’s music videos

Do you recognize the street?!

Victoria musician compiles uplifting physical distancing video of people dancing to his song

Around a dozen people sent in videos of themselves dancing at home or in their yards!

Local musician writes ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ in tribute to B.C.’s top doctor...

The hit tune was mixed and recorded in Nanaimo.

16-year-old Vancouver Island singer blows away American Idol judges (VIDEO)

"You may be 16, but that voice is a thousand years old," said Katy Perry.

Wu-Tang Clan, Ludacris to headline 2020 Vancouver Island Laketown Shakedown festival

Also featuring Third Eye Blind, Nelly, and more!

Win a pair of tickets to Music of Cream and Clapton Classics at McPherson...

Feat. Kofi Baker (son of Ginger) and Will Johns (Clapton's nephew) 🎸

Canadian band Rush drummer Neil Peart dead at 67

Peart spent the last three years of his life battling brain cancer.

John Lennon’s Rolls Royce will be undergoing maintenance at Camosun College this afternoon

The legendary vehicle is currently owned by the Royal BC Museum

Musical legends James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are coming to Victoria in April 2020

The two singer-songwriters will kick off their tour at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Downtown Victoria bar hosting special event for 5th anniversary of Hip Hop Karaoke

5 years of hip hop - hooray!

Enjoy the music of Frank Sinatra this November with Victoria Symphony (CONTEST)

And you could win a pair of tickets here!

Tokyo Police Club will be performing in Victoria this month

They're performing at Capital Ballroom! 🎸

Downtown’s iconic Victoria Conservatory of Music is hosting a FREE open house for one...

Have you ever been to an instrument "petting zoo"? 🎶

26th annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash is back in Victoria this weekend

Take in a free concert or two 🎵

Carly Rae Jepsen will be performing in Victoria next weekend

This BC-born boss babe is coming back!

A first-hand review of the Marilyn Manson/Rob Zombie ‘Twins of Evil’ tour in BC...

"...put your fucking phones away and let’s have a real party!”

16 spectacular shots of 2019 Symphony Splash in Victoria (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Did someone say music and fireworks? 🎶🎇

6 things to know about this year’s Victoria Symphony Splash happening on Sunday

There WILL be fireworks! 🎆

Victoria drag queen Jimbo shines in new music video from musician Adrian Chalifour

The video was filmed at the E & N Roundhouse in Esquimalt.

Laketown Shakedown feat. Snoop Dogg kicks off this weekend

Headliners also include Incubus, Sublime with Rome, Smash Mouth, and more! 🎶

Victoria concert-goers help fan in wheelchair crowd surf during 20th Annual Vic Ska &...

“...[it was] euphoric and an indescribable feeling of love.” 🤘

WIN a pair of pit passes plus campsite to this year’s Sunfest Country Music...

Featuring Jason Aldean and Maren Morris as headliners! 🎵

WIN a pair of tickets to BC’s one and only Punk in Drublic Craft...

Headliners include Bad Religion, NOFX, The Real McKenzies, and more! 🤘

Nearly 100 local Victoria musicians have created this massive Spotify playlist

If you’re a local musician you can have your music added to the lineup!

Serena Ryder will be performing at Butchart Gardens this summer

Mark your calendars!

Canadian musician Geddy Lee is coming to Victoria this month

Your chance to meet the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist of RUSH! 😱

There’s going to be an epic Boy Band Tribute night in Victoria in May

Backstreet's back, all right!

Campaign to save Hermann’s Jazz Club exceeds goal by nearly 20K

The fundraising campaign ended today.

Grammy Award-winning artist Patti Austin pairs with Ian Veneracion in Canada-wide tour (CONTEST)

The dynamic duo will be visiting Victoria on April 27th!

Snoop Dogg to headline this year’s Laketown Shakedown festival

Also featuring Incubus and Sublime with Rome! 🎶

Arkells return to Victoria tonight in country-wide tour

Are you ready for an encore from these guys? 🎸

Victoria musician Adrian Chalifour to compete in CTV’s The Launch

“The biggest opportunities in life are often the ones that take you by surprise.”

CBC brings ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ back to music stations

Back by popular demand ❄️

Metric and July Talk kicking off joint spring tour in Victoria in April 2019

These two bands have more than a few Junos split between them

Corey Hart coming to Victoria this summer

🎶 I wear my sunglasses at night, so I can, so I can... 🎵

Three KiSS 103.1 Victoria radio personalities let go by Rogers Media

Rumour has it, the station is planning to switch to Country music

Arkells returns to Victoria in country-wide tour this winter

Are you ready for an encore from these guys? 🎸

This epic AC/DC tribute band is coming to Sidney next week (CONTEST)

And here's how you can win two free tickets to the show! 🎸🎶
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The Vancouver Island Metal Festival starts tonight at Centennial Square

There will be a follow-up show at Logan's Pub 🤘

Sunfest Country Music Festival is back in Cowichan Valley this weekend

Hold your horses! It's almost here 😎🤠

The 2nd annual Victoria Bicycle Music festival is happening tomorrow

Don't miss this unique event! 🚲+ 👱🏼‍♂️👱🏼‍♀️= 🎶
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