Canada 150 Stage Ship Point June 23 #yyjmusic @Spirit150Vic

Canada 150

Daily ‘free’ music downtown in celebration of Canada 150.  Here’s today’s

12:30: Vic Horvath

1:20: Daniel Cook and the Radiators

2:10: Alexandria Maillot

3:00: Dave Lang and the Insolent Rabble

4:00: Zoubi and the Sea

Latin and Reggae Night

5:15: Nice Verdes

6:00 PM Boogaloo En Orbit

7:00 PM Boomshack

8:00: Marafani World Beat

9:00: Dope Soda

More information on Spirit of 150 Victoria, visit

JUICE. On The Breakwater Barge 5PM June 23 #yyjmusic @gvicharbour

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority presents The Breakwater Barge.
Join us Friday June 23rd from 5PM to 9:30PM for JUICE. (dj set) for funk filled dance party.

Breakwater Barge - PlayInVictoria.netFrom the ever-burgeoning club scene of BC’s hidden gem, Victoria, comes Ryan “Juice” Walton. Juice has built a small empire being the go-to party starter of the island and his efforts have landed him gigs from Shambhala with Smalltown DJs to sharing the stage with acts like Bun B, Mat the Alien, The Funk Hunters, Skratch Bastid, & A Tribe Called Red.

Juice won’t be pigeonholed into any genres though. You can catch him rocking a pool party, playing funk, soul & disco late night, or at the club bangin’ rap or late night bass to the wee hours. His rep is growing just as fast as the dancefloors in front of him, definitely a Canadian DJ to keep your eyes on moving forward. He’s not the Jack of all trades, he’s the Juice of all trades.

Local beer from Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., Driftwood Brewery & Hoyne Brewing Company. Cider from Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse and wine from the Artisan Wine Shop AWS. Food will also be on site from The Kraken by The Breakwater, Deadbeetz Food Truck, Songhees Seafood & Steam and Thrifty Foods Smile Truck.

The Breakwater Barge opens at 5PM. $2 cash admission with partial proceeds to James Bay New Horizons Society

Kids welcome. No pets or smoking on the barge.

TD Victoria Jazzfest Friday June 23 Schedule #yyjmusic @vicjazzsociety #vicjazzfest

TD Jazzfest Victoria

The TD Victoria International Jazzfest kicks off today and runs right through to July 2.

Here’s what’s on TONIGHT:

Royal Theatre: Mavis Staple plus Ariel Pocock 7:30

Hermann’s Jazz Club: Marc Atkinson Trio with Cameron Wilson 8:30

Hotel Grand Pacific: Ariel Pocock 9:30

Vista 18: Washington & Cook 8:00

Harbour Towers Jazz Room: Ashley Wey Trio 9:30
Cover charge at the door

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More info on venues, artists and tickets

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BC Hwy 1 @ McKenzie/Admirals Closed Midnight tonight #yyj

Drivers are reminded that Highway 1 will be closed overnight between McKenzie Avenue/Admirals Road and the Helmcken interchange while crews install the temporary bridge for pedestrians and cyclists over the highway.

The closure will begin at midnight and the highway will re-open by 5:30 a.m. tomorrow morning (Friday, June 23).

Traffic travelling westbound on Highway 1 will still be permitted to turn off the highway onto McKenzie Avenue or Admirals Road. During this time, please use alternative routes and allow for extra time.

The Galloping Goose Trail will remain open but pedestrians and cyclists are asked to please watch for signs and workers.

For up-to-date traffic advisories, visit:

Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake coming to Royal Theatre #yyjarts

Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake, one of the world’s most famous and beloved ballets set to a cherished score by Tchaikovsky, will be performed at the Royal Theatre, N​ovember 11 at 3:​00​ PM.

40 star-studded dancers perform Olympic-worthy leaps in Moscow Ballet’s lavish Swan Lake. “Brimful with feeling” says the New York Times. Moscow Ballet’s traditional telling of the tragic Swan Lake story includes award-winning dancers, lavish costumes. Celebrate Russian ballet and the beauty of the world renowned dancers in Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake.

“Expansive… brimful with feeling ….elegantly generous”
New York Times

“Expressive and a delight to watch”
Washington Post

Royal Theatre | TICKETS
N​ovember 11, 2017 | 3​:00​ PM
Tickets starting at $37.00*

Rock Ambleside Park: 3 Days 11 Bands #yvrmusic

Randy Bachman -
Photo: Brad Edwards

Featuring 11 Canadian Rock Bands

Let’s RRRROCK Ambleside Park This Summer!


Rock Ambleside Park is a 3-day outdoor rock concert featuring 11 iconic Canadian rock bands including Randy Bachman, April Wine, Honeymoon Suite, Platinum Blonde and more.

Friday, August 18: Harlequin, Kenny Shields & Streetheart, Platinum Blonde

Saturday, August 19: Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd, Helix ,Honeymoon Suite, Randy Bachman

Sunday, August 20: Prism, Headpins, Glass Tiger, April Wine

Rock Ambleside Park
August 18-20, 2017

Ambleside Live Entertainment Inc.


CineVic Summer Film Camp #yyjarts @cinevic

Cinevic Summer Film CampYouth participants aged 11-15 will engage in hands-on filmmaking using professional grade equipment in the gorgeous setting of St. Ann’s Academy. Artists and film professionals from the local community will mentor and nourish their creativity, teaching them the basics of filmmaking from conception through to completion. Participants will have the opportunity to try various roles to find their area of interest and tell their stories in a collaborative environment. Camp days will run from 9am to 3pm with a mid-day lunch break. The week will culminate with a pizza party and big-screen premiere for friends, family, peers and the public on Friday at 3:00pm at St. Ann’s Auditorium. Continue reading “CineVic Summer Film Camp #yyjarts @cinevic”

@SurgeEvents & @UpstairsCabaret present: @Kid_Ink w/ special guests #yyjmusic

Kid Ink - Upstairs CabaretSurge events & Upstairs Cabaret present:

Kid Ink w/ special guests

TICKETS ON SALE – & Lyle’s Place

Date/Time: June 28th, 9:00 pm Doors.

Kid Ink cruises past all boundaries. The Los Angeles rapper, producer, and performer can seamlessly slip from an irresistible hook into an impeccable verse, effortlessly bobbing and weaving between the club and the streets. There’s absolutely nobody quite like the tattooed from head-to-toe impresario, and that’s the first thing you’ll notice when you take his full-length debut, My Own Lane [Tha Alumni Music Group/88 Classic/RCA Records], for a spin.

Grinding as a producer since the age of 16, he uncovered this creative highway by perfecting a personal style behind the board first. His production collaborations include everybody from Sean “Diddy” Combs, Sean Kingston, Nipsey Hu$$le, and more. That experience in the studio set the stage for him to become the versatile and vibrant force he is today.

Local Whale Watching Company Launches New Vessle #yyj @TVicTweeters @Whale_Sightings

VICTORIA – Prince of Whales Whale Watching, British Columbia’s largest and most trusted whale watching company, is excited to welcome guests aboard the Salish Sea Dream — a sleek new state-of-the-art, eco-friendly $3.5 million catamaran that will provide a new experience for tourists and locals on the “Ultimate Day Tour.”

The custom-built 78-foot catamaran will depart Vancouver each morning, taking guests on a whale-watching tour en route to the B.C. Capital.

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Jazzfest kicks off Friday June 23 with Mavis Staples #yyjmusic @vicjazzsociety @mavisstaples


The TD Victoria International JazzFest kicks off Friday. A ten-day music festival featuring the jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians. Some of the headliners include Ziggy Marley, Cyrus Chestnut Trio & Kandance Springs Trio, Tommy Emmanuel plus Jack Broadbent, The Post Modern Jukebox and Mavis Staples who officially launches the party this Friday night (June 23) [Details on headliners, venues and tickets]

The 2017 TD Victoria International JazzFest will take place from Friday, June 23 – Sunday, July 2. Stay tuned for lineup announcements!


E INFO@JAZZVICTORIA.CA P 250-388-4423 F 250-388-4407

Mavis Staples opens Jazzfest Friday.

MAVIS STAPLES is living, breathing history.  She is a Grammy-winning alchemist of American music, having continuously crossed genre lines like no musician since Ray Charles.  From the Delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create as a member of The Staple Singers, to the freedom songs of the Civil Rights era, to pop radio stardom during the Stax era, to The Last Waltz, to serving as muse to both Bob Dylan and Prince at the peak of their careers, to 21st century collaborations with Van Morrison, Ry Cooder, Willie Nelson, Chuck D. and Jeff Tweedy, the one constant has been Mavis and her singular voice.  Now in her seventh decade, the legendary Staples released her latest album “Livin on a

High Note” in early 2016, and was recently recognized as a Kennedy Center Honoree.

Jazzfest Victoria – 2017

See the schedule for other local venues