Live music

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 Vancouver Island performing artists

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

 

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 with Victoria finale

Fans can attend 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

 

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)

B.C. duo drops new kids’ music as Youtube videos close in on 2 billion views

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)
The Washboard Union, three-time CCMA Group of the Year and five-time CCMA Roots Artist/Album of the year are among Canada’s preeminent country bands. Photo contributed

Roots and Country feature big on the Tidemark Stage March 7

The Washboard Union, three-time CCMA Group of the Year and five-time CCMA…

  • Dec 23, 2021
The Washboard Union, three-time CCMA Group of the Year and five-time CCMA Roots Artist/Album of the year are among Canada’s preeminent country bands. Photo contributed
The Tidemark Theatre will present, Speed Control + David Gogo on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Photo contributed

Northern rock and southern blues headline Music From the edges concert

Music from the Edges of Canada presents music from the north and…

  • Dec 21, 2021
The Tidemark Theatre will present, Speed Control + David Gogo on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Photo contributed
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 Vancouver Island concert date in April

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)
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 will bring her to Vancouver Island

Concert set for May 25 in in Victoria, Bite Me tour the pop-punk artist’s first in more than 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)
Since launching as a duo in 2017, Rick Scott (right) and Nico Rhodes have amazed audiences with their musical alchemy in theatres, festivals and folk clubs around B.C. Photo contributed

‘It’s a wonderful collaboration’

Roots and Grooves’ Rick Scott discusses partnership with Nico Rhodes prior to Campbell River show

Since launching as a duo in 2017, Rick Scott (right) and Nico Rhodes have amazed audiences with their musical alchemy in theatres, festivals and folk clubs around B.C. Photo contributed
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)
Since launching as a duo in 2017, Rick Scott (right) and Nico Rhodes have amazed audiences with their musical alchemy in theatres, festivals and folk clubs around B.C. Photo contributed

Music From The Edges of Canada Concert Series Continues with Roots & Grooves + Tiller’s Folly

The Tidemark Theatre and Music from the Edges of Canada will present,…

  • Nov 4, 2021
Since launching as a duo in 2017, Rick Scott (right) and Nico Rhodes have amazed audiences with their musical alchemy in theatres, festivals and folk clubs around B.C. Photo contributed
Colin James, whose new album ‘Open Road’ drops on Nov. 5, 2021, will play the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre on Nov. 8. (File photo)

Canadian music icon Colin James happy to be on the road again after COVID lockdowns and restrictions

Trio’s Tidemark Theatre show is one for the first in a month-long tour through B.C. and Alberta

Colin James, whose new album ‘Open Road’ drops on Nov. 5, 2021, will play the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre on Nov. 8. (File photo)
Lunch at Allen’s is made up of Marc Jordan, Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas and Cindy Church. Contributed photo

‘That’s the wonderful thing about playing with friends’

Lunch at Allen’s performs at Campbell River’s Tidemark Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 4

Lunch at Allen’s is made up of Marc Jordan, Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas and Cindy Church. Contributed photo
The Vancouver Island Symphony will fill the Tidemark Theatre with sound on Oct. 24. (Photo courtesy HA Photography)

Vancouver Island Symphony celebrates friends, love, and music at Campbell River theatre

Tidemark Theatre will host the act for a performance of Friendship on Oct. 24

  • Oct 18, 2021
The Vancouver Island Symphony will fill the Tidemark Theatre with sound on Oct. 24. (Photo courtesy HA Photography)
The series will take place in Vancouver Island, Yukon, North West Territories, and New Brunswick. Contributed image
The series will take place in Vancouver Island, Yukon, North West Territories, and New Brunswick. Contributed image
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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
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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

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
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

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)
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