Live music

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TOSH hosts youth student jazz concert Aug. 12

Concert location will be sent to ticketholders

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Willie Nile and his band will play Nanaimo’s Queen’s Hotel on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 7-9 p.m. (Cristina Arragoni photo)

New York rocker playing Nanaimo as part of rare West Coast tour

Willie Nile and his band performing at the Queen’s on Aug. 13

Willie Nile and his band will play Nanaimo’s Queen’s Hotel on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 7-9 p.m. (Cristina Arragoni photo)
Jazz duo Rob Piltch and Neil Swainson will play at 7 p.m. The concert location will be sent to ticket holders upon purchase.

Jazz musicians playing TOSH summer series Aug. 9

Duo Rob Piltch and Neil Swainson will play at 7 p.m.

Jazz duo Rob Piltch and Neil Swainson will play at 7 p.m. The concert location will be sent to ticket holders upon purchase.
Sarah Varro, left, James Vickers and Ezra Beaton play the Doors’ Roadhouse Blues at the Queen’s Hotel during the July 31 Sunday Blues Jam session. They’ll play the Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival as the New Blues Showcase on Aug. 13 between 1-2 p.m. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
Sarah Varro, left, James Vickers and Ezra Beaton play the Doors’ Roadhouse Blues at the Queen’s Hotel during the July 31 Sunday Blues Jam session. They’ll play the Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival as the New Blues Showcase on Aug. 13 between 1-2 p.m. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
The crowd dances to the music at the Mid Island Co-op Rock the Park Music Festival in Parksville Community Park Aug. 5 to Aug. 7. (Wendy Sears photo)

Big crowds turn out at outdoor theatre for ‘Rock the Park’ in Parksville

Musical festival bands played tunes spanning variety of decades

The crowd dances to the music at the Mid Island Co-op Rock the Park Music Festival in Parksville Community Park Aug. 5 to Aug. 7. (Wendy Sears photo)
Robin Layne and the Rhythm Makers will play at the first Hi Neighbour Day Dance in Errington in two years. (Photo courtesy Robin Layne)

Robin Layne to play Errington’s 2022 Hi Neighbour Day

Aug. 20 events to include live music, parade, zucchini race and farmers’ market

Robin Layne and the Rhythm Makers will play at the first Hi Neighbour Day Dance in Errington in two years. (Photo courtesy Robin Layne)
The Errington War Memorial Hall at 1390 Errington Rd. (PQB News file photo)

Errington War Memorial Hall celebrating 100 years with 2 days of fun

Centenary will be marked with re-enactment Aug. 21

The Errington War Memorial Hall at 1390 Errington Rd. (PQB News file photo)
The new Parksville Outdoor Theatre. (Bill Flower photo)

‘Rock the Park’ music showcase kicks off Aug. 5 in Parksville

Proceeds from 3-day festival will help operate new outdoor stage

The new Parksville Outdoor Theatre. (Bill Flower photo)
Blue Moon Marquee will perform at the Parksville Museum on Aug. 7. (Lindsay Dakin photo)
Blue Moon Marquee will perform at the Parksville Museum on Aug. 7. (Lindsay Dakin photo)
Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP

From Mendes to New Kids, concert cancellations prove a costly gamble for fans

Fans sometimes stuck with hefty travel, hotel expenses

Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP
Shari Ulrich, Cindy Fairbank and Kirby Barber. (Julia Graff photo)

Shari Ulrich Trio to visit Parksville

Musicians will play Knox United Church Aug. 8

Shari Ulrich, Cindy Fairbank and Kirby Barber. (Julia Graff photo)
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TOSH summer musical festival continues

Celtic harp and fiddle duo Olivia Barrett and Ellen Gibling will play at 7 p.m.

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The Parksville Museum is located at 1245 Island Highway E in Parksville. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Museum plans summer music series

Performances on Sunday afternoons, from Aug. 7 to Sept. 4

The Parksville Museum is located at 1245 Island Highway E in Parksville. (PQB News file photo)
Hundreds of residents and visitors celebrated the opening of the Parksville Outdoor Theatre and kicked off Parksville Beach Festival’s summer concert series on July 22. (Parksville Beach Festival Society photo)

Parksville Outdoor Theatre officially opens in grand style

City and Beach Festival Society have facility operating agreement

Hundreds of residents and visitors celebrated the opening of the Parksville Outdoor Theatre and kicked off Parksville Beach Festival’s summer concert series on July 22. (Parksville Beach Festival Society photo)
TOSH’s Summer Garden Music Festival will kick off at 7 p.m. on July 23 with a show by jazz duo Amanda Tossoff and Jodi Proznick. (Submitted photo)
TOSH’s Summer Garden Music Festival will kick off at 7 p.m. on July 23 with a show by jazz duo Amanda Tossoff and Jodi Proznick. (Submitted photo)
Blue Moon Marquee will stop in Parksville on July 14 on a tour in support of the upcoming album, ‘Scream, Holler Howl’, out this September. (Lindsay Dakin photo)

Jazz musicians Blue Moon Marquee to perform at Knox United Church

Band will appear with Grammy nominee Duke Robillard on July 14

Blue Moon Marquee will stop in Parksville on July 14 on a tour in support of the upcoming album, ‘Scream, Holler Howl’, out this September. (Lindsay Dakin photo)