Another full schedule of entertainment gets underway at 12:30 and runs right through til the last performance at 8:00PM. You can find all the action at Ship Point Inner Harbour presented by Coast Capital Savings. If you’re heading down for some free live entertainment, here’s a look at who’s playing when:
12:30 – Nick Mintenko
1:20 – Noah Edwards
2:10 – Adam Bay
3:00 – Rig-A-Jig
4:00 – Geoff Lundstrom
5:15 – Wire To The Sky
6:00 – Lola Parks
7:00 – Fox Glove
8:00 – Caleb Hart & The Royal Youths
There’s FREE music during the lunch hour all this week in Centennial Square. Pack your lunch and head down for one hour of music.
Today, Canadian vocalist Cari Burdett brings the timelessness of dramatic gypsy cabaret to the stage, taking listeners on a world tour with song and stories of the heart. Her first studio album, Magnolia, was nominated for “Best World Music Album” at the 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards. Scott White bass, Adrian Dolan keyboards/accordion, and Richard Moody violin
Fans of straight-ahead, blues, and gospel-tinged jazz will want to check out Cyrus Chestnut, a standout pianist who has performed alongside such legends as Terence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, and Betty Carter.
Although predominantly a post-bop player, Chestnut is not a purist and happily draws elements of Latin, samba, and gospel into his masterly keyboard performances. Subtle and swinging, this easy-going virtuoso has been playing literally around the world for 20 years. His leadership and prowess as a soloist has also led him to be a first call for the piano chair in many big bands, such as the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band. Having recorded over 20 albums under his own name, this guy is the real deal. Eric Wheeler bass and Chris Beck drums.
The TD Victoria International Jazzfest officially kicked off Friday night (June 23) with the legendary Mavis Staples. The evening started with a few words from Festival Producer, Artistic Director and Founder Darryl Mar and representatives from TD Canada who have been instrumental in supporting not only local arts, but festivals across the country.
The show opened with Ariel Pocock from North Carolina. At only 24, she has more than proven that she can more than hold her own in the same venue and company as American Music Icons such as Mavis Staples.
It’s Canada’s 150th birthday, so let’s celebrate with a gun salute, live music and cake! Join the excitement as the Royal Canadian Artillery launches its Canada Day annual gun salute at noon sharp. New this year the salute will be fired from Fort Rodd Hill’s beach at noon sharp. Slices of Victoria’s biggest birthday cake are served shortly thereafter—Thrifty Foods Colwood take great pride in decorating the cake each year.