Live music

Canada’s Drag Race comes to Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for a July 16 performance winding up its nationwide tour. (Facebook/Canada’s Drag Race)

Second season of Canada’s Drag Race ending tour in Victoria

Fans can attend the finale July 16 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

 

The Vancouver Island country music festival Sunfest has been postponed the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)

Canadian Live Music Association aims for clarity with live event regulations guide

Each province’s rules for live event gatherings is explored in detail in online guide

 

Jesse Roper is a popular Victoria-based musician whose performances in Greater Victoria were widely attended prior to the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Jesse Roper/Facebook)

COVID shifts perspective for Greater Victoria performing artists

Studio owner/performer wants more clarity; guitarist/songwriter enjoys slower pace

 

Saanich residents Reb Stevenson (left) and Billy Reid are the duo behind Pancake Manor, a successful children’s YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy of Reb Stevenson)

Saanich couple continue to build YouTube presence with kid’s music channel

Duo behind Pancake Manor releasing their eighth children’s album this week

Saanich residents Reb Stevenson (left) and Billy Reid are the duo behind Pancake Manor, a successful children’s YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy of Reb Stevenson)
Lead singer Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragon performs during the 2017 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press file photo)

Imagine Dragons adds April tour date in Victoria

Pop-rock band best known for songs Believer, Thunder and Radioactive

Lead singer Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragon performs during the 2017 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press file photo)
The Volare Tenors Christmas: A not so silent night, comes to the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay High this Saturday, Dec. 11. (Courtesy Volare Tenors)

Tenors train with Oak Bay High choirs, set to collaborate in concert

Trio brings ‘popera’ to school’s Dave Dunnet Community Theatre

The Volare Tenors Christmas: A not so silent night, comes to the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay High this Saturday, Dec. 11. (Courtesy Volare Tenors)
Avril Lavigne’s newly released song, Bite Me, precedes more music and a new album by the same name in the new year. (Warner Music Canada)

Avril Lavigne announces final tour stop in Victoria

Concert set for May 25, Bite Me tour the pop-punk artist’s first in over 10 years

Avril Lavigne’s newly released song, Bite Me, precedes more music and a new album by the same name in the new year. (Warner Music Canada)
Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida will be at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m (Photo courtesy of the Mary Winspear Centre)

Dynamic Canadian musical duo brings their music to Sidney

Mary Winspear Centre welcomes Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida this Thursday

Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida will be at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m (Photo courtesy of the Mary Winspear Centre)
The late Dusty Hill (left) and ZZ Top founder Billy F Gibbons are seen on stage at the band’s show in Penticton in 2009. The Tres Hombres will perform at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre April 22, 2022, with special guests Cheap Trick. (Black Press Media file photo)

ZZ Top to rock Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre April 22

Online ticket sales open Friday at 10 a.m., with tickets starting at $49

The late Dusty Hill (left) and ZZ Top founder Billy F Gibbons are seen on stage at the band’s show in Penticton in 2009. The Tres Hombres will perform at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre April 22, 2022, with special guests Cheap Trick. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Concert of Remembrance happens Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High. In-person and livestream tickets are available at tickets.ccpacanada.com. (Black Press Media file photo)

Band, CCPA choir weave music, memoirs for Oak Bay remembrance concert

Concert free, donations go to Military Family Resource Centre, Canadian Heritage Arts Society

The Concert of Remembrance happens Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High. In-person and livestream tickets are available at tickets.ccpacanada.com. (Black Press Media file photo)
Martha Wainwright plays Sidney’s Mary Winspear Theatre on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. (Courtesy Mary Winspear Centre)

Martha Wainwright brings optimistic new sound to Sidney Nov. 15

Singer/songwriter’s new album Love Will Be Reborn Strikes a more contemplative tone

Martha Wainwright plays Sidney’s Mary Winspear Theatre on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. (Courtesy Mary Winspear Centre)
Singdaptive founders Kevin Alexander (left), Greg. A. Barker, Stephen Evans and Kathy Alexander. (Chrstina Gregor/Singdaptive)

Victoria-based vocal instruction platform hits high note with $2.75 million valuation

“Singdaptive” pulled investors such as Blue Microphone’s CEO and co-founder of Guitar Hero

Singdaptive founders Kevin Alexander (left), Greg. A. Barker, Stephen Evans and Kathy Alexander. (Chrstina Gregor/Singdaptive)
Vancouver-based Madison Olds plays the Mary Winspear Centre on Oct. 7 as part of the Seaside Sessions. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

Emerging pop star to play Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

Oct. 7 headliner Madison Olds enjoys extensive following on TikTok, growing chart success

Vancouver-based Madison Olds plays the Mary Winspear Centre on Oct. 7 as part of the Seaside Sessions. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)
(Black Press Media File)

Dreamy pop quartet coming to Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

The music of Vancouver’s Vox Rea explores the nature of freedom

(Black Press Media File)
Bruce Ruddell is the director of Choral Evolution, a new choir looking for members on the West Shore and Sooke. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Longdale)

Choral Evolution looks to West Shore for new voices

Former members of the Sooke Community Choir make up heart of new vocal group

Bruce Ruddell is the director of Choral Evolution, a new choir looking for members on the West Shore and Sooke. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Longdale)
Sisters Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay performing as the duo PIQSIQ take to the stage on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Mary Winspear Centre to perform their blend of traditional Inuit throat singing infused with modern technology. (Photo courtesy of the Mary Winspear Centre)

Throat singing sisters bring haunting soundscape to Sidney

Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay perform as PIQSIQ at Mary Winspear Centre Sept. 11

Sisters Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay performing as the duo PIQSIQ take to the stage on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Mary Winspear Centre to perform their blend of traditional Inuit throat singing infused with modern technology. (Photo courtesy of the Mary Winspear Centre)
Headliner Jesse Roper of Metchosin performs with his band at the All Ways Home music festival in Langford at Starlight Stadium on Sunday. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Jesse Roper thrilled to wind up first All Ways Home festival in Langford

Metchosin bluesman brings his A game to Starlight Stadium on second day of festival Sept. 5

Headliner Jesse Roper of Metchosin performs with his band at the All Ways Home music festival in Langford at Starlight Stadium on Sunday. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Ndidi O performs at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Theatre on Sept. 2 as part of the Seaside Sessions, a program highlighting emerging and underrepresented Canadian talent in a cross section of genres. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

Blues singer Ndidi O brings eclectic sound, storytelling to Sidney

B.C.-born singer performs Sept. 2 as part of Seaside Sessions at Mary Winspear Theatre

Ndidi O performs at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Theatre on Sept. 2 as part of the Seaside Sessions, a program highlighting emerging and underrepresented Canadian talent in a cross section of genres. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)
Alexander Ferguson, on keyboard and vocals, performs along with bandmates Alex Campbell on drums and Tyler Lieb on guitar at the Summer in the Park concert series Aug. 19 at Willows Park.

Popular Oak Bay summer concert series continues in Willows Park

Next up is four-piece band Black Angus, hitting the stage Sept. 2

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Alexander Ferguson, on keyboard and vocals, performs along with bandmates Alex Campbell on drums and Tyler Lieb on guitar at the Summer in the Park concert series Aug. 19 at Willows Park.
The annual Philharmonic Fling! at Ed Macgregor Park in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Philharmonic Fling! will fill the air Aug. 29

Free outdoor classical concert in Ed Macgregor Park

The annual Philharmonic Fling! at Ed Macgregor Park in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)