Live music

The Knox United Church in Parksville, 345 Pym St. (PQB News file photo)

Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir cancel 2 concerts in Parksville

April 1 and April 2 performances were to be held at Knox United Church

The Knox United Church in Parksville, 345 Pym St. (PQB News file photo)
The Knox United Church in Parksville at 345 Pym St. (PQB News file photo)
The Knox United Church in Parksville at 345 Pym St. (PQB News file photo)
Nathan Tinkham, left, and Gary Fjellgaard, right, will perform at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on March 25, 2022, at 7 p.m. for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club. (Submitted photo)
Nathan Tinkham, left, and Gary Fjellgaard, right, will perform at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on March 25, 2022, at 7 p.m. for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club. (Submitted photo)
The Errington War Memorial Hall at 1390 Errington Rd. (PQB News file photo)
The Errington War Memorial Hall at 1390 Errington Rd. (PQB News file photo)
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.
Jennifer Scott, left, and Rene Worst. (Submitted photo)

TOSH: Jennifer Scott and Rene Worst play Qualicum Beach March 6

Vancouver jazz couple to play as part of Music on Sunday Concert Series

Jennifer Scott, left, and Rene Worst. (Submitted photo)
John Gogo will take the stage alongside Gordon Carter at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Friday, March 4, 2022, at 7 p.m. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Folk Roots Club opens season in Qualicum Beach with March 4 show

Event to feature Gordon Carter and John Gogo at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall

John Gogo will take the stage alongside Gordon Carter at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on Friday, March 4, 2022, at 7 p.m. (Submitted photo)
The Slocan Ramblers will play the Errington War Memorial Hall on March 5, 2022. (Submitted photo)
The Slocan Ramblers will play the Errington War Memorial Hall on March 5, 2022. (Submitted photo)
The Knox United Church on Pym Street in Parksville. (PQB News file photo)

Edie Daponte returns to Knox United Church in Parksville for new show

‘What the World Needs Now’ performance to be held on Feb. 12

The Knox United Church on Pym Street in Parksville. (PQB News file photo)
West My Friend will perform on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach, as part of the arts centre’s ‘Music on Sunday’ concert series. (Submitted photo)
West My Friend will perform on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach, as part of the arts centre’s ‘Music on Sunday’ concert series. (Submitted photo)
Ashley Wey, Hermann’s Jazz Club’s booking manager and longtime performer at the Victoria venue. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Victoria’s Hermann’s Jazz Club makes first and only pandemic plea amid struggles

Recent capacity restrictions have been the hardest yet on Island music institution

Ashley Wey, Hermann’s Jazz Club’s booking manager and longtime performer at the Victoria venue. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
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

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)
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

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)
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

The Vancouver Island country music festival Sunfest has been postponed the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)
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)