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 Errington War Memorial Hall, 1390 Errington Rd., has cancelled several of its upcoming shows for January and February 2022 due to COVID-19 restrictions. (PQB News file photo)
The Errington War Memorial Hall, 1390 Errington Rd., has cancelled several of its upcoming shows for January and February 2022 due to COVID-19 restrictions. (PQB News file photo)
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)
The Island Brass Quintet. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Folk Roots Club celebrates Christmas with Island Brass Quintet

Performance includes a reading of ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’

The Island Brass Quintet. (Submitted photo)
Shante van Horlick, left, and Andrea Rodall will both perform in Opera Nanaimo’s ‘Winter Wonders’ show at Knox United Church in Parksville on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (Submitted photos)

Opera Nanaimo to perform winter show at Knox United Church in Parksville

Co-chairs see Dec. 18 production as ‘hello’ to mid-Island communities

Shante van Horlick, left, and Andrea Rodall will both perform in Opera Nanaimo’s ‘Winter Wonders’ show at Knox United Church in Parksville on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (Submitted photos)
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)
Sirens of the Salish Sea play the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Dec. 3, 2021, for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club. (Submitted photo)
Sirens of the Salish Sea play the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Dec. 3, 2021, for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club. (Submitted photo)
Celtic Chaos members, from left: Gordon Lafleur, John Beaton, Joyce Beaton, Joe Spinelli and Dave Barta. (Facebook photo)
Celtic Chaos members, from left: Gordon Lafleur, John Beaton, Joyce Beaton, Joe Spinelli and Dave Barta. (Facebook photo)
Nathan Gurley and Sean Rodman form the duo ‘Moontricks’ and will perform at the Errington Hall on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Moontricks Facebook photo)
Nathan Gurley and Sean Rodman form the duo ‘Moontricks’ and will perform at the Errington Hall on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Moontricks Facebook photo)
Promotional poster for The Village Voices of Qualicum Beach’s fall afternoon concert, ‘Songs for a Winter’s Night,’ on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Submitted photo)

The Village Voices of Qualicum Beach returns for fall concert on Nov. 20

Afternoon concert to be held at Christian Fellowship Centre

Promotional poster for The Village Voices of Qualicum Beach’s fall afternoon concert, ‘Songs for a Winter’s Night,’ on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Topaz at the Parksville Museum courtyard gazebo during a September 2020 performance. (Submitted photo)

Parksville ‘gazebo’ band eager to return to the stage

A summer of outdoor shows amid COVID restrictions

Topaz at the Parksville Museum courtyard gazebo during a September 2020 performance. (Submitted photo)
Edie Daponte, right, and Joey Smith will play the Knox United Church in Parksville on Nov. 11, 2021, for a special Remembrance Day performance. (Submitted photo)

Remembrance Day: Singer Edie Daponte offers Parksville a ‘selection of songs to remember’

Knox United Nov. 11 show features songs of Vera Lynn, Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich

Edie Daponte, right, and Joey Smith will play the Knox United Church in Parksville on Nov. 11, 2021, for a special Remembrance Day performance. (Submitted photo)
Promotional poster for Yael Wand’s performance at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Facebook photo)
Promotional poster for Yael Wand’s performance at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Facebook photo)
Singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing plays the Knox United Church on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Stephen Fearing brings blend of roots, folk and pop to Parksville on Nov. 13

Show at Knox United Church starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets priced at $30

Singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing plays the Knox United Church on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. (Submitted photo)
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)
The promotional poster for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club’s show on Nov. 5, 2021, featuring, from right, John McLachlan, Marc Atkinson and Scott White. (Submitted photo)
The promotional poster for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club’s show on Nov. 5, 2021, featuring, from right, John McLachlan, Marc Atkinson and Scott White. (Submitted photo)
Promotional poster for the Nick La Riviere Band. (Submitted photo)

Errington War Memorial Hall performance series returns for 2021-22 season

First show on Friday, Nov. 12 features the Nick La Riviere Band

Promotional poster for the Nick La Riviere Band. (Submitted photo)