Friday, January 24, 2020


Arts

Top 10 moments from Rifflandia 2016 in photos

A picture is worth a thousand words, so without further ado, here are Victoria Buzz photographer Colin Smith's top 10 favorite Rifflandia 2016 moments...

Dive in for a closer look at the ocean’s smallest creatures with IMAX

Discover some of the world’s tiniest and most vibrant communities beneath the ocean's surface. As Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, takes...

10 pieces of awesome from Rifflandia 2016’s final day

Rifflandia 2016 was such a trip and we're so glad to have ridden it with all of you.  Thanks to the musicians, the fans,...

Rifflandia Day 3: A Sweet and Gritty Romance

The Royal Athletic Park was buzzing with life today with a range of music sure to set any music lover’s heart on fire. The...
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Rifflandia 2016 Conquers Victoria (PHOTOS)

This year’s festival set up is world dominating… if your world is Victoria, BC, that is.  The word on the street is there isn’t...

Interview: Three Reasons Why We Love Kaylee Johnston

A songwriter to the core, this girl feels deeply.  We had lunch together at Nourish Kitchen & Cafe and chatted about her perspective on...

Rifflandia starts off with a crisp evening in Phillips Brewery’s music venue village of...

Gone are the floral crowns and loud shirtless dudes of summer.  Rifflandia starts off with a crisp evening in Phillips Brewery's music venue village...

5 Things You Should Know About Rifflandia

Rifflandia is the most epic, all encompassing, city conquering party Atomique Productions throws for Victoria, BC each year. Navigating your way through the awesome...

Culture Club concert in Victoria cancelled

British pop icons Boy George and Culture Club won't be playing in Victoria, after all. Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre announced this afternoon that the Nov. 16...

Trooper and Jesse Roper to headline the music at Saanich Fair

Still on the fence about attend the Saanich Fair this upcoming long weekend? Perhaps Trooper or Jesse Roper can convince to attend and raise a...

Long time morning radio host at 107.3 Kool FM has been let go, station...

Robin Farrell, a wake-up regular in the Victoria area for over a decade has been fired from KOOL-FM, all mention of her has been...

Your chance to become an amateur film-maker comes up September 10th

Your chance to contribute to a nationwide film project is coming up in September.  It's a initiative of the CTV television network called "Canada...

Where to watch The Tragically Hip’s final concert broadcast

The end is near for what many believe is the final tour for Canada's legendary The Tragically Hip. In May of this year, the band announced...

Watch ‘Space Jam’ on the BC Legislature lawn tonight

All summer long, the Victoria Film Festival offers free outdoor movie screenings at Beacon Hill Park except for tonight when the outdoor theater gets...

Annual Flamenco Festival bringing passion and rhythm to Victoria’s Centennial Square

Victoria’s Centennial Square is exploding with the passion and rhythm of flamenco music and dance this week! For the fourth year in a row,  Victoria's Flamenco...

27th annual Victoria Symphony Splash is tonight

About 45,000 people are expected to head down to Victoria’s Inner Harbour today for the 27th annual Victoria Symphony Splash! From a floating stage in...

Video shows why Victoria is the place to make a movie

The Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission has launched its ‘Sizzle Reel’, a two-minute video highlighting the locations, crew and tax benefits that...

Festival Day 3 of Rock the Shores took us to CHURCH (PHOTOS)

Sunday enticed us to the stage with a siren song of blue skies, grass so green you just wanted to roll around in it,...

Nelly Furtado to headline musical fundraiser for Syrian refugees

Enjoy a memorable evening of music at Victoria’s historic Royal Theatre which will headline international music star Nelly Furtado who will perform with the...

Rock the Shores 2016 Day 2: A Sequel to Make The Godfather 2 Jealous.

What do you get when you mix a killer festival lineup with clear blue skies, some of the best food trucks you’ll see roll...

30 photos and video from the Tragically Hip farewell tour in Victoria

The highly anticipated concert that Canada has been waiting for officially kicked off in Victoria on Friday night. The emotional Tragically Hip concert had...

Record breaking attendance for the first night of Rock the Shores 2016

With sunshine and a vibe crafted by heaven itself, the first night of Rock the Shores 2016 exceeded expectations of both festivalgoers and that...
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New show time for Tragically Hip on Friday

The Tragically Hip tour kicks off in Victoria at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre this Friday. In late May, the band revealed that singer Gord Downie has...

7 locations to get your sixth annual Busker Festival program guide

The sixth annual Busker Festival is near and organizers have released a list of locations where you can pick up your program guide. For ten...

Get your ‘theme’ on at Tall Tree Music Festival

One of B.C.’s premier music festivals held atop Browns Mountain in Port Renfrew, is just around the corner, and the four day festival is...

12,000lb flower sculpture of a mother orca and her calf return

"Surfacing" the nearly 12,000lb flower sculpture of a mother orca and her calf, is once again back in front of the Empress! It takes months...
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Tragically Hip tour dates released, will kick off in Victoria

One day after revealing that singer Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer, the Tragically Hip have released the dates for an upcoming summer tour. The tour...

Rifflandia release 2nd wave of line up – Jurassic 5, De La Soul, and...

Rifflandia have announced the 2nd wave line up, for the four-day September festival. Artists include: JURASSIC 5 • DE LA SOUL • CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS...

Enjoy an intimate evening with ONE of Canada’s best known rock stars: Bif Naked

Canadian rock icon Bif Naked is the essence of hybrid artist; she’s released ten albums, is working on her eleventh, she paints, writes poetry,...

Canadian pop rock icons Sloan perform at Sugar Nightclub (PHOTOS)

Canadian pop rock icons Sloan, performed their 1996 album "One chord to another" in its entirety at Sugar nightclub on Thursday April 21. 2016 marks...

“Alone” reality show returns to Vancouver Island: Ten survivalists BRAVE the island

Reality TV show, Alone,  has returned to Vancouver Island for a second season. Ten survival experts are dropped off in separate and extremely remote locations...

Rock The Shores 2016 Lineup announced

Now in its fifth year, Atomique Productions have released the 2016 Rock The Shores lineup. The 3-day festival will take place between July 22 and...

Victorious Voices – Victoria’s Biggest and Highest Energy Youth Poetry Festival

Victorious Voices - Victoria's biggest and highest energy youth poetry and spoken word festival is back for their 7th year! Featuring poets, workshops, special...

Tall Tree Music Festival lineup announced, Mother Mother to headline

One of B.C.’s premier music festivals rounds out its lineup with exciting and diverse emerging artists as well as established favorites. The three-day multiple stage...

Win tickets to Music Makers & Stigma Shakers‎ and a signed single from Vince...

Enjoy an evening dedicated to awesome music, raising awareness and busting the stigma surrounding mental health! The second annual Music Makers and Stigma Shakers benefit...

Casting call: Production company seeking First Nations for extras on Ollie and Emma series

Local Victoria based production company, Less Bland Productions, is requesting submissions for extras for the webisode series “Ollie and Emma" to be filmed in...

Victoria writer chosen for publishing by viral site Wattpad

Local author Rebecca Sky has been selected from among thousands, to be included in a collection of stories from Wattpad writers scheduled to be...

B.C. government announces funding for creative sector

Today the government announced its Creative Economy Strategy. Promising $1.5 million over three years to "support shared creative spaces" and $300,000 through artsVest to encourage businesses...

Call to Artists for Commercial Alley Outdoor Gallery

Established in 2014, a downtown alley is a place for artistic and creative expression for street artists a community enhancement project between the City of...

Don’t miss “Mulan – The Musical” happening this weekend!

Created in 2013, "Mulan – The Musical" combines drumming, dancing, acrobatic and martial arts in the first musical theatre performance directed and performed by...

22nd annual Victoria Film Festival set to shine spotlight on B.C. films (VIDEO

The 22nd annual Victoria Film Festival, the largest showcase of independent films on Vancouver Island, run from Feb. 5-14, 2016. The festival will feature screenings...

Song and Surf – a hidden gem of a music festival on Vancouver Island...

Song and Surf is a hidden gem of a music festival on Vancouver Island, taking place in mulitiple indoor venues throughout the picturesque town...

Circus skills programs at Fernwood Community Centre

Are you looking to play more, relieve some stress, or just simply learn a few circus tricks? Get your circus skills on with DreamCO! Offering...

4th Annual YYJ Rocktographers Showcase

First debuting in the winter of 2014, YYJ Rocktographers collects a variety of visual perspectives through the concert photos of dozens of local photographers. Uniting...

21 Photos from The Mustard Seed’s Huron Carole

Victoria Buzz was proud to be part of The Mustard Seed's Huron Carole, an intimate concert and fundraiser with Singer, Songwriter and Actor Tom...

Six graffiti hotspots to be beautified by local artists

Six local artists and 18 youth have been selected to beautify six graffiti hotspots downtown and in Victoria neighbourhoods. A partnership between the City...

Doug Clement Photography – Christmas sales locations

Fans of Victoria Buzz are likely very familiar with the photography from Doug Clement.  He's been a long-time contributor of beautiful images from all...

Shania Twain Rocks Victoria at Save On Foods Memorial Centre

On Saturday night, Shania Twain treated audiences to her first ever Victoria concert, and her second-to-last performance in our town, as she retires from...

Quintessential 90’s Canadian alt-rock band, Barenaked Ladies returned to Victoria’s Save On Foods Memorial...

Quintessential 90's Canadian alt-rock band, Barenaked Ladies returned to Victoria's Save On Foods Memorial Arena for an intimate concert. The night was filled with familiar...

Filming at Market Square continues – stars and crew LOVE Victoria!

Market Square's Oscar and Libby's store is the site of filming today. Pupstar Pictures have been filming all over Victoria for several weeks now...

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