Live music

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

 

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

 

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

 

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
Tom Wilson, left, Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings will play Nanaimo’s Port Theatre Nov. 12. (Photo by Mark Maryanovich)

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings set to make 2 Island stops on 25th anniversary tour

Folk rock-alternative country act released its 11th studio album, ‘O Glory,’ this past summer

Tom Wilson, left, Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings will play Nanaimo’s Port Theatre Nov. 12. (Photo by Mark Maryanovich)
Soprano Jennifer Rasor will join the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra and fellow opera singers Michael MacKinnon and Shanté Horlick to perform selections from popular operas at the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay on Dec. 11. Photo submitted

Strathcona Symphony Orchestra invites you to a Night at the Opera

A trio of opera singers will join in a presentation of a selection of operas

  • Nov 1, 2022
Soprano Jennifer Rasor will join the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra and fellow opera singers Michael MacKinnon and Shanté Horlick to perform selections from popular operas at the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay on Dec. 11. Photo submitted
Madeleine Peyroux will perform on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River. Photo contributed

Madeleine Peyroux brings her pandemic-delayed “Careless Love Forever” tour to the Tidemark

Her dusky, lyrical style has an affinity for reinterpreting classic jazz, blues, and folk standards

  • Oct 26, 2022
Madeleine Peyroux will perform on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River. Photo contributed
Hospital employee Shannon Bower (left) is hoping to give a special gift to Sir Elton John at his concert Friday evening. Her co-workers Berni Russell, who made Elton-style safety glasses, Kavita Dabla and manager Janine Lapierre, along with hospital foundation staff Terra Scheer, Andrea Woo, Tim Staunton, and Gabriella Matute are backing her ambitious goal. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Hey, Elton John, can you give Shannon a wave in the fourth row?

Langley woman’s last minute offer for a friend’s concert ticket has her hoping for the musician’s help

Hospital employee Shannon Bower (left) is hoping to give a special gift to Sir Elton John at his concert Friday evening. Her co-workers Berni Russell, who made Elton-style safety glasses, Kavita Dabla and manager Janine Lapierre, along with hospital foundation staff Terra Scheer, Andrea Woo, Tim Staunton, and Gabriella Matute are backing her ambitious goal. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Quadra Concerts will present the Raine Hamilton Trio on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Quadra Community Centre at 7:30 p.m. Photo contributed
Quadra Concerts will present the Raine Hamilton Trio on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Quadra Community Centre at 7:30 p.m. Photo contributed
Nanaimo singer Laura Kelsey at Westwood Lake during the shooting of the cover image for her yet-to-be released single ‘Your Stormy Ways’. (Photo by Van Isle Portraits)

Nanaimo singer opening for Matthew Good on his Island tour

Laura Kelsey also set to release first single from debut album at tour start

Nanaimo singer Laura Kelsey at Westwood Lake during the shooting of the cover image for her yet-to-be released single ‘Your Stormy Ways’. (Photo by Van Isle Portraits)
In one of only three B.C. shows, Steven Page will play Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on Sept. 28. (David Bergman photo)

Former Barenaked Ladies frontman to play pair of Vancouver Island dates

Steven Page poised to released Excelsior, his first album since 2018

In one of only three B.C. shows, Steven Page will play Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on Sept. 28. (David Bergman photo)
Blue Rodeo has added a stop in Victoria to their Many a Mile tour and will be at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre Nov. 24. (Courtesy of Dustin Rabin/Blue Rodeo)

Blue Rodeo adds fall Victoria date to Western Canada tour

Band added the stop at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre to their Many a Mile concert series

Blue Rodeo has added a stop in Victoria to their Many a Mile tour and will be at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre Nov. 24. (Courtesy of Dustin Rabin/Blue Rodeo)
Colin James plays at Nanaimos Port Theatre Sept. 27. (J. OMeara Photo)

Colin James takes ‘Open Road’ toward Vancouver Island

Musician to performs songs from Juno Award-winning new album in Nanaimo and Victoria

Colin James plays at Nanaimos Port Theatre Sept. 27. (J. OMeara Photo)
Lorde dances on stage Sunday, Sept. 18, during the final day of Rifflandia 2022 at Royal Athletic Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Lorde sends off Victoria’s Rifflandia music festival in style

Thousands filled Royal Athletic Park for the final day of the festival

Lorde dances on stage Sunday, Sept. 18, during the final day of Rifflandia 2022 at Royal Athletic Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Joel Plaskett with special guest Mo Kenney will appear at the tidemark Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Photo contributed

Eastern Canadian Indie folk rock hero, Joel Plaskett hits the Tidemark stage this fall

From rocking Halifax’s Marquee Club to performing for the masses at Massey…

  • Aug 26, 2022
Joel Plaskett with special guest Mo Kenney will appear at the tidemark Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Photo contributed
The Crash Test Dummies bring their international tour to Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre for two shows, Aug. 22 and 23. (Crashtestdummies.com)

Twice the ‘90s fun as the Crash Test Dummies collide with Vancouver Island

Band with roots in Winnipeg reintroducing the hits to longtime fans and newbies in 2 Island cities

The Crash Test Dummies bring their international tour to Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre for two shows, Aug. 22 and 23. (Crashtestdummies.com)