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Elton John and Ed Sheeran tribute acts will visit Campbell River this fall!

Cross-Canada tour is giving audiences a chance to sing their hearts out, and support local charities

  • Sep 20, 2021

 

Campbell River Art + Earth Festival Coordinator Mike Davies sets up along the Seawalk near Rotary Park to play some tunes for passers by. This coming Sunday, July 25, the Seawalk will be filled with buskers between Frank James Park in Willow Point and Hidden Harbour in celebration of International Buskers Day. Photo courtesy Campbell River Art + Earth Festival

International Buskers Day event takes to the Seawalk

Musicians to ‘serenade the shoreline’ on Sunday

 

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

Merritt country music festival’s ‘crazy-ass scene’ recalled in photographer’s new book

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

 

Helen Austin performing with Trent Freeman at the 2018 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Austin is one of the many performers listed for the 2021 event.

Vancouver Island MusicFest goes virtual for 2021

Black Press to stream 25 hours of programming July 9-11

Helen Austin performing with Trent Freeman at the 2018 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Austin is one of the many performers listed for the 2021 event.
Blue Moon Marquee will livestream from the Tidemark Theatre on Friday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. Livestream tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non members (+ applicable taxes and fees), and can be purchased through the Tidemark’s virtual box office (250.287.PINK). Photo contributed

Blue Moon Marquee livestreams Gypsy Blues and more from the Tidemark this May

For Immediate Release: April 29 Campbell River, BC – The Tidemark Theatre…

  • May 3, 2021
Blue Moon Marquee will livestream from the Tidemark Theatre on Friday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. Livestream tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non members (+ applicable taxes and fees), and can be purchased through the Tidemark’s virtual box office (250.287.PINK). Photo contributed
Daniel Wesley and the Tidemark Theatre will present an intimate live stream concert experience on Friday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. Photo submitted

Singer-songwriter Daniel Wesley brings his unique ‘beach music’ sound to Campbell River

Catch Daniel Wesley in an intimate live stream concert experience on Friday,…

  • Apr 21, 2021
Daniel Wesley and the Tidemark Theatre will present an intimate live stream concert experience on Friday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. Photo submitted
Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)

B.C. performing arts groups could see gradual return of live events

Round table between Dr. Bonnie Henry and arts groups gives rise to cautious optimism

Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)
Frequent buskers Johnny Bomblast, left, and Dave Harris perform in front of Munro’s Books on Government Street. The roommates recently completed a new album of original material entitled Clouds. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

VIDEO: Not even a pandemic can keep a good B.C. street musician down

Buskers ‘One Man Band’ Dave Harris and Johnny Bomblast team up to record pandemic-inspired album

Frequent buskers Johnny Bomblast, left, and Dave Harris perform in front of Munro’s Books on Government Street. The roommates recently completed a new album of original material entitled Clouds. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Vancouver’s Blonde Diamond is one of dozens of B.C. bands who received a SoundON grant during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lauren Zbarsky photo)

$500,000 more funds available to struggling B.C. musicians amid COVID pandemic

Successful applicants will receive $5,000 SoundOn grants in as early as a month

Vancouver’s Blonde Diamond is one of dozens of B.C. bands who received a SoundON grant during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lauren Zbarsky photo)
Singer Ken Lavigne will perform by live-stream from Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River on Feb. 7, starting at 7:30, playing romantic ballads and love songs. (Ken Lavigne/Submitted)

Get into the mood for Valentine’s Day with Vancouver Island’s Ken Lavigne

Singer will perform romantic ballads and love songs by livestream from Campbell River on Feb. 7

Singer Ken Lavigne will perform by live-stream from Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River on Feb. 7, starting at 7:30, playing romantic ballads and love songs. (Ken Lavigne/Submitted)
Bruce Cockburn, now 74, has played Victoria many times and returns Nov. 8 to the Royal Theatre with a new album full of material that includes a song inspired by a connection with a former City of Victoria poet laureate. Photo by Zach Bonnell/Flickr

OUT ON A LIMB: The long and winding road to a song

Taking a break from wanna-be dictators, pandemics and social media squabbling, I…

Bruce Cockburn, now 74, has played Victoria many times and returns Nov. 8 to the Royal Theatre with a new album full of material that includes a song inspired by a connection with a former City of Victoria poet laureate. Photo by Zach Bonnell/Flickr
Tom Jackson’s Huron Carole comes to the Tidemark Theatre for a concert and live stream. Photo contributed

Entertainment Legend Tom Jackson brings live stream Huron Carol to Campbell River for the holidays

There are entertainment legends, and then there is Tom Jackson, a triple-threat…

  • Dec 2, 2020
Tom Jackson’s Huron Carole comes to the Tidemark Theatre for a concert and live stream. Photo contributed
Satellite and the Harpoonist will perform at the Tidemark Theatre live and livestreaming on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Photo by Colin McTaggart

Satellite and the Harpoonist duo are bringing deep down, dirty blues to the Tidemark

As the great poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once stated, “The best thing…

  • Nov 23, 2020
Satellite and the Harpoonist will perform at the Tidemark Theatre live and livestreaming on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Photo by Colin McTaggart
Composer and pianist Nico Rhodes takes us on an intriguing musical journey through the evolution of Ragtime from classical to contemporary, featuring the rags of its best-known proponents and little known stars. Photo contributed

Let Nico Rhodes take you on a musical journey through the evolution of Ragtime

Few Canadians know anything about Ragtime beyond Scott Joplin’s soundtrack to the…

  • Nov 5, 2020
Composer and pianist Nico Rhodes takes us on an intriguing musical journey through the evolution of Ragtime from classical to contemporary, featuring the rags of its best-known proponents and little known stars. Photo contributed
Nanaimo’s Elise Boulanger will perform a hybrid concert (in person and streamed online) at the Tidemark Theatre on Nov. 19 at 7:30. Photo by Laura Baldwinson

Smooth-voiced chamber-folk-pop artist performs streaming-only concert at Tidemark Theatre

Elise Boulanger is a sweet darkness wrapped in orchestral instrumentation. Hailing from…

  • Nov 4, 2020
Nanaimo’s Elise Boulanger will perform a hybrid concert (in person and streamed online) at the Tidemark Theatre on Nov. 19 at 7:30. Photo by Laura Baldwinson
Caleb Hart will return to the Tidemark Theatre on Nov. 13 for a hybrid concert experience filled with rock, reggae and a whole lot of soul. Photo contributed

Caleb Hart returns with rock, reggae and a whole lot of soul

Caleb Hart will return to the Tidemark Theatre on Nov. 13 for…

  • Oct 28, 2020
Caleb Hart will return to the Tidemark Theatre on Nov. 13 for a hybrid concert experience filled with rock, reggae and a whole lot of soul. Photo contributed

Bar brings back live music as B.C.’s top doc warns singing spreads COVID-19

‘The hardest part is reminding people that they can’t dance, which isn’t easy,’ pub operator says

Campbell River Singer-songwriter Sean Hogan featured in livestream performance

On Wednesday afternoon, catch a set of music by nationally-acclaimed, rustic raconteur…

  • Jun 2, 2020

Shambhala Music Festival postponed to 2021

The popular electronic music event near Nelson announced the news Tuesday

Will the show go on? B.C. music festivals consider options over coronavirus

Summer events are running out of time to stay on schedule