Live music

Classic Canadian rock band Chilliwack will play Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on June 29 at 7:30 p.m. (submitted photo)

Legendary Canadian rock band Chilliwack playing Vancouver Island twice this week

David Gogo to appear as special guest in June 29 performance

Classic Canadian rock band Chilliwack will play Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on June 29 at 7:30 p.m. (submitted photo)
on June 23, the River Concert Series at Spirit Square hosts Vinta, four brilliant performers and close friends at the cutting edge of European traditional music in Canada. Photo contributed

Live music is indeed back in Campbell River’s Spirit Square

There’s lots more music to come this month

  • Jun 9, 2022
on June 23, the River Concert Series at Spirit Square hosts Vinta, four brilliant performers and close friends at the cutting edge of European traditional music in Canada. Photo contributed
French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, right, plays one of her 20 conch shells during a jam session with her aunt, front left, and mother. Zaichkowski originally learned about the conch from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and jokingly ordered her first one off eBay. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)

B.C. musician toots conch shell on Canada’s Got Talent; gets Howie Mandel’s support

James Bay resident builds on 21 years of French horn training

French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, right, plays one of her 20 conch shells during a jam session with her aunt, front left, and mother. Zaichkowski originally learned about the conch from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and jokingly ordered her first one off eBay. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)
Vancouver Island dance duo ‘Funkanometry’ perform at Family Day in the Qualicum Beach Community Park on May 29, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island dance duo ‘Funkanometry’ perform in Qualicum Beach

Pair will compete on ‘America’s Got Talent’ on May 31

Vancouver Island dance duo ‘Funkanometry’ perform at Family Day in the Qualicum Beach Community Park on May 29, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Concerts return to Campbell River’s Spirit Square this June. Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror

Music returns to Spirit Square in June

Jim Creighton hands the reigns over to Highway 19 Concerts’ Lucas Schuller

  • May 18, 2022
Concerts return to Campbell River’s Spirit Square this June. Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror
Jason Heit teaches a class at the Island MMA Training Centre in Victoria. Heit moved back to the Island in 2007 after spending four years as a security guard for various A-list celebrities. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Island man’s journey took him from the boxing ring to supplying security to the stars

Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage, Robbie Williams: Victoria’s Jason Heit was by their side

Jason Heit teaches a class at the Island MMA Training Centre in Victoria. Heit moved back to the Island in 2007 after spending four years as a security guard for various A-list celebrities. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Fred Penner returns to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre for a matinee performance Sunday, May 22, as part of the beloved entertainer’s 40th anniversary tour of his debut album, ‘The Cat Came Back.’ (Photo by Tyler Anderson)

Fred Penner returns to Vancouver Island for ‘The Cat Came Back’ 40th-anniversary tour

‘Catchy tunes and good times’ promised for May 22 matinee show at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre

Fred Penner returns to Nanaimo’s Port Theatre for a matinee performance Sunday, May 22, as part of the beloved entertainer’s 40th anniversary tour of his debut album, ‘The Cat Came Back.’ (Photo by Tyler Anderson)
The Islands Folk Festival will be back this summer at Providence Farm in Duncan on July 23, 2022. (Citizen file)
The Islands Folk Festival will be back this summer at Providence Farm in Duncan on July 23, 2022. (Citizen file)
The Carihi Band. Photo contributed

Carihi and Timberline bands bring down the house in recent performances

Young musicians emerge from pandemic restrictions without missing a beat

  • May 10, 2022
The Carihi Band. Photo contributed
Rock or Bust plays the Tidemark Theatre May 28 at 7:30 p.m. Graphic submitted

Rock or Bust capture the AC/DC sound

Tribut eband to lay the Tidemark Theatre

  • May 4, 2022
Rock or Bust plays the Tidemark Theatre May 28 at 7:30 p.m. Graphic submitted
Nanaimo Contemporary ballet (NCB) will present its season six original production of “Clock/Work” at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River on Sunday, April 24 at 7 p.m. Photo contributed

Nanaimo Contemporary Ballet brings original production to the Tidemark Theatre April 24

Performing “Clock/Work” with guest choreography by some of the west coast’s most beloved choreographers

  • Apr 22, 2022
Nanaimo Contemporary ballet (NCB) will present its season six original production of “Clock/Work” at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River on Sunday, April 24 at 7 p.m. Photo contributed
The Tidemark Theatre and Music From the Edges of Canada will present Sarah Smith and David Gogo on Sunday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. Photo contributed

Music From the Edges of Canada Concert Series continues with Sarah Smith and David Gogo

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

  • Apr 19, 2022
The Tidemark Theatre and Music From the Edges of Canada will present Sarah Smith and David Gogo on Sunday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. Photo contributed
Broadcaster and author, Grant Lawrence will be coming to the Tidemark Theatre on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of stories and songs celebrating the release of his new book Return To Solitude, the long-awaited follow-up to his bestselling debut book Adventures in Solitude. Photo Contributed

Award-winning author and broadcaster Grant Lawrence brings stories, songs and friends to theTidemark

Broadcaster and author, Grant Lawrence will be coming to the Tidemark Theatre…

  • Apr 19, 2022
Broadcaster and author, Grant Lawrence will be coming to the Tidemark Theatre on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of stories and songs celebrating the release of his new book Return To Solitude, the long-awaited follow-up to his bestselling debut book Adventures in Solitude. Photo Contributed
Canadian band Our Lady Peace will tour to B.C. cities this spring. (Submitted photo)

Holograms help power Our Lady Peace tour that includes Vancouver concert this spring

Alt-rock band touts ‘intersection of music and technology’ in partnership with ARHT Media

Canadian band Our Lady Peace will tour to B.C. cities this spring. (Submitted photo)
Rock band Dear Rouge performs at Surrey’s Party for the Planet festival in 2014, in celebration of Earth Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s new ARC program aims to give musicians the tools to build sustainable careers

Applications from B.C.-based musicians now welcomed, with 15 to be picked for program’s first round

Rock band Dear Rouge performs at Surrey’s Party for the Planet festival in 2014, in celebration of Earth Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
Big Little Lions are finally back together playing to live audiences. Paul Otten (eft) and Helen Austin’s first tour since the pandemic includes seven shows in BC in 11 days, finishing at Campbell River’s River City Stage on Sunday, April 10. Photo contributed

The infectious pop of Big Little Lions coming to Rivercity Stage

Award-winning duo concluding B.C. tour at local venue

  • Mar 30, 2022
Big Little Lions are finally back together playing to live audiences. Paul Otten (eft) and Helen Austin’s first tour since the pandemic includes seven shows in BC in 11 days, finishing at Campbell River’s River City Stage on Sunday, April 10. Photo contributed
Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, died on Friday (March 25) at age 50. The band has since cancelled its 2022 tour, which included a Victoria show in October. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, died on Friday (March 25) at age 50. The band has since cancelled its 2022 tour, which included a Victoria show in October. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.

Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker headline summer’s Rockin River Fest in flood-hit Merritt

‘Now more than ever, we need things to be excited about,’ city’s mayor says

Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.
Canadian icon, Valdy, is the quintessential singer/songwriter. (Submitted)

Valdy returns to the road with a tour kick-off concert at the Merville Hall

Join Canadian musical icon, Valdy, regarded as one of this country’s most…

  • Feb 23, 2022
Canadian icon, Valdy, is the quintessential singer/songwriter. (Submitted)
Larry Brennan brings The Joe Cocker Experience to the Tidemark Theatre stage on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Photo submitted

Get the Joe Cocker Experience at the Tidemark Theatre March 12

The Joe Cocker Experience was born after Larry Brennan was heard singing…

  • Feb 15, 2022
Larry Brennan brings The Joe Cocker Experience to the Tidemark Theatre stage on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Photo submitted