Live music

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Island Voices sings “From Love to Light” at distillery

Love is transformative – it changes us. When Director Jenn Forsland was…

  • Mar 17, 2020

Natalie MacMaster reflects on her music, her life and her legend

Canadian fiddling superstar performs solo show at Campbell River’s Tidemark Theatre

West My Friend creating achingly poignant folk music

Performing at the Kelsey Centre in Sayward on Sunday, March 8

  • Mar 4, 2020

Slocan Ramblers bring bluegrass to Quadra

Finish off your weekend with a terrific Bluegrass concert. On Sunday, March…

Chamber duo promises an extraordinary afternoon

Highway 19 Concerts brings a unique and extraordinary afternoon of chamber music…

  • Feb 20, 2020

Five Alarm Funk bring their funk/rock party to Campbell River this March

Vancouver, B.C. has always been a musical town. But back in the…

  • Feb 14, 2020