Live music

Danny Davis Guitars are displayed in Huntsville, Ala. A groundswell of support for the Vancouver Folk Music Festival has its board of directors rethinking plans to cancel this year’s event and dissolve the society.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, The Huntsville Times, Matt Wake

Chorus of support has Vancouver folk fest board reviewing cancellation, letter says

Board has paused a motion to dissolve the society and looking at options to continue

 

The Strathcona Syphony will be perforing in concerts on March 11, at 7 p.m. at St. George’s United Church, in Courtenay, and March 12, at 3 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Campbell River. Photo contributed

Strathcona Symphony Orchestra ‘Going for Baroque’

Performing at Courtenay’s St. George’s United Church and Campbell River’s Trinity Presbyterian Church

 

Cellist Ariel Barnes will guest with the Vancouver Island Symphony during their fourth seasonal concert ‘Appassionato’ at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on Jan. 21. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island Symphony to play with great emotion in upcoming concert

Appassionato concert on Jan. 21 will feature guest cellist and guest conductor

 

The Bard ‘o’ Scotland will be honoured at the Robbie Burns Contra Dance on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the tartan coloured Merville Hall. Photo contributed

Swirl your kilt and toast the bard at the Robbie Burns Contra Dance

Hoot Mon! The Bard ‘o’ Scotland will be honoured at the Robbie…

  • Jan 17, 2023
The Bard ‘o’ Scotland will be honoured at the Robbie Burns Contra Dance on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the tartan coloured Merville Hall. Photo contributed
Awakeneers performing live on Folk University Radio, CKTZ 98.5FM, Cortes Island. Photo submitted

Awakeneers acoustic matinee returns to Sybil Andrews Cottage

Nope, they didn’t disappear with the snow, coloured lights, and gingerbread men.…

  • Jan 16, 2023
Awakeneers performing live on Folk University Radio, CKTZ 98.5FM, Cortes Island. Photo submitted
Award nominated Canadian folk group, The Wardens, played to a crowd at the Lester Centre in Prince Rupert on March 18. Photo by K-J Millar/Black Press

The Wardens’ haunting, three-part harmonies and chilling tales reflect Canada’s protected wilderness

The band’s mountain music blends folk, roots and western styles

  • Jan 13, 2023
Award nominated Canadian folk group, The Wardens, played to a crowd at the Lester Centre in Prince Rupert on March 18. Photo by K-J Millar/Black Press
Bruce Coughlan returns with performances of The Bard and His Ballads, a celebration of Robbie Burns. (Contributed)

The Bard and His Ballads is a stirring selection of song, verse and stories

And, of course, there will be bagpipes, tartan and haggis!

  • Jan 9, 2023
Bruce Coughlan returns with performances of The Bard and His Ballads, a celebration of Robbie Burns. (Contributed)
Casey Cawston and Dianne Clifton were invited up on stage by Kane Brown, with Cawston giving a shoutout to their hometown of Keremeos. (Facebook)

Video: B.C. couple get dance of a lifetime on stage at Kane Brown concert

The couple were invited up at the Vancouver show and gave their hometown a shoutout

Casey Cawston and Dianne Clifton were invited up on stage by Kane Brown, with Cawston giving a shoutout to their hometown of Keremeos. (Facebook)
Five Alarm Funk is coming to the Tidemark Theatre March 10. Photo courtesy Tidemark Theatre

Get ready to get funky

Five Alarm Funk coming to Campbell River as part of 20th anniversary tour

  • Dec 19, 2022
Five Alarm Funk is coming to the Tidemark Theatre March 10. Photo courtesy Tidemark Theatre
From left to right, Grace Lelliot, her brother Griffin, AJ Lontayao, Katie x and Roger Shi only met in Joe Shields' Basic guitar Class in September. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River high school band makes CBC Youtube music contest

Carihi Students entry featured soulful cover of Tanika Charles ‘Tell me Something”

From left to right, Grace Lelliot, her brother Griffin, AJ Lontayao, Katie x and Roger Shi only met in Joe Shields' Basic guitar Class in September. Photo Edward Hitchins/Campbell River Mirror
The Tidemark Theatre is excited to present award winning virtuoso guitarist Marc Atkinson and his trio on Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Photo submitted

Award winning acoustic guitarist, Marc Atkinson, brings his trio to Campbell River

Marc Atkinson is one of Canada’s finest JUNO-nominated, Western Canadian award-winning musicians…

  • Dec 7, 2022
The Tidemark Theatre is excited to present award winning virtuoso guitarist Marc Atkinson and his trio on Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Photo submitted
The Festive Brass Vancouver Island “Holiday Horns” Tour will bring audiences inside for six concerts, each featuring seasonal favourites. (Photo submitted)

Festive Brass Holiday Horns Tour brings brassy, big, bold, jazzy fun

By Kait Burgan The brilliant and energizing sounds of brass instruments are…

  • Dec 5, 2022
The Festive Brass Vancouver Island “Holiday Horns” Tour will bring audiences inside for six concerts, each featuring seasonal favourites. (Photo submitted)
Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)

Blake Shelton coming to Vancouver Island as Sunfest headliner

The Cowichan country music festival returns to Laketown Ranch Aug. 3 to 6, 2023

Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)
Calvin Dyck is Concertmaster and Guest Conductor for the Vancouver Island Symphony’s Christmas Memories coming to the Tidmark Theatre Saturday, Dec. 3 for two shows. Photo contributed

Vancouver Island Symphony will fill the Tidemark Theatre with beautiful music of the season

Will present the magical music of Christmas with a collection of holiday memories

  • Nov 25, 2022
Calvin Dyck is Concertmaster and Guest Conductor for the Vancouver Island Symphony’s Christmas Memories coming to the Tidmark Theatre Saturday, Dec. 3 for two shows. Photo contributed
Awakeneers will be putting on a series of Saturday concerts at Sybil Andrews Cottage in Willow Point Nov. 26-Dec. 10. Photo supplied

Awakeneers Acoustic Matinee Concert Series launches Nov. 26 at Campbell River Arts Council

Watch the seasons change at the cottage amid the swirling melodies and…

  • Nov 24, 2022
Awakeneers will be putting on a series of Saturday concerts at Sybil Andrews Cottage in Willow Point Nov. 26-Dec. 10. Photo supplied
Juno award winner and CCMA winner Jess Moskaluke will perform two shows in one night at the Queen’s in Nanaimo on Nov. 25. (Submitted photo)

Country star Jess Moskaluke plays three Vancouver Island shows

Award-winning artist nearing end of cross-Canada tour

Juno award winner and CCMA winner Jess Moskaluke will perform two shows in one night at the Queen’s in Nanaimo on Nov. 25. (Submitted photo)
Syl Thompson and band Ground Control will bring back ‘the definitive Bowie experience’ to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 20. (Submitted photo)

Tribute act unpacks David Bowie experience across Vancouver Island

Syl Thompson and band Ground Control perform in Victoria, Nanaimo and Campbell River

Syl Thompson and band Ground Control will bring back ‘the definitive Bowie experience’ to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 20. (Submitted photo)
The Festive Brass will bring a 1.5 hour-show of seasonal favourites in horns on Dec. 14 at the Tidemark Theatre. Photo contributed

Get into the Holiday Spirit with The Festive Brass

Acclaimed Victoria brass ensemble The Festive Brass bring exhilarating festive concert

  • Nov 16, 2022
The Festive Brass will bring a 1.5 hour-show of seasonal favourites in horns on Dec. 14 at the Tidemark Theatre. Photo contributed
Victoria Levesque poses during a concert featuring ZINNIA at The.Victoria.House on Sunday, Nov. 6. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

Victoria resident hosting shows in her home before deal inked on Dragons’ Den

Victoria Levesque has been hosting concerts at her home since 2019

Victoria Levesque poses during a concert featuring ZINNIA at The.Victoria.House on Sunday, Nov. 6. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
The Campbell River Singers invite you to join them for “A Traditional Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 3, 7:30pm at the Campbell River Baptist Church. Photo contributed

Campbell River Singers present A Traditional Christmas

Bring the family for a wonderful evening of music and songs to begin the Christmas season

  • Nov 9, 2022
The Campbell River Singers invite you to join them for “A Traditional Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 3, 7:30pm at the Campbell River Baptist Church. Photo contributed