Rifflandia 10th Anniversary Sept. 14 – 17 #yyjmusic @rifflandia @AtomiqueEvents

Atomique Productions presents:

Rifflandia Festival 2017 – The 10th Anniversary


Plan your weekend now. Purchase Tickets here.

This September 14-17, the tenth annual Rifflandia Festival will transform the city of Victoria, featuring a truly diverse line-up of artists across numerous stages, all within walking distance in the city’s beautiful and historic downtown core.

Peformers this year include: [Full Schedule]

Moby, Zeds Dead, Bonobo, July Talk, A Tribe Called Red, Dear Rouge, Z-Trip, Bliss N Eso, The Glorious Sons, Dream Warriors, Yukon Blonde, Said The Whale, Five Alarm Funk, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Hannah Georgas, Leeroy Stagger, Too Many Zooz, Skiitour, DJ Shub, Band of Rascals, Astrocolor, Ralph, Fleetmac Wood, Neion Dreams, The choir, Twin Bandit, Christian Hudson, J Grgry

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Esquimalt Ribfest kicks off Friday #yyjevents @esqribs

The Esquimalt Ribfest is about family, community, volunteers, kids, participation, and fun!

Come for a weekend of ribs, amazing local entertainment, delicious local craft beer and cider. Free kid’s activities, local vendors, all for guaranteed Family Fun.

All funds raised are returned to the community through the Esquimalt Firefighters Charitable Foundation and the Esquimalt Ribfest Society. The proceeds go to local charities and school sponsored activities.

Here’s the line-up for this years:

Friday, September 8th

4p Scenes from Everyday Land
5p Rock Steady
6p Big Smoke

Continue reading “Esquimalt Ribfest kicks off Friday #yyjevents @esqribs”

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24th Blues Bash this Weekend. #yyjmusic @VicJazzSociety @HarpAxe @MattSchofieldUK

The 24th annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash will be held on September 2 – 4, 2017 at Ship Point (900 block Wharf St.) in Downtown Victoria’s inner harbour!

Tickets are still available for what has become a Vancouver Island Tradition over the Labour Day Long Weekend. Set at the picturesque Ship Point overlooking the inner harbour, the jam packed weekend of both ticketed and free shows has always been a great way to wrap up summer in the city. Continue reading “24th Blues Bash this Weekend. #yyjmusic @VicJazzSociety @HarpAxe @MattSchofieldUK”

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Sidney & Peninsula Literary Festival coming Sept. 22 #yyjevents @SidneyLitFest

The Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival September 22-24, 2017

Join fourteen renowned Canadian authors who will engage book lovers with readings from their works, panel discussions, and writing workshops.

Participating authors are Gary Barwin, Pat Carney, M.A.C. Farrant, Katherine Govier, Pauline Holdstock, Anosh Irani, Jack Knox, Scaachi Koul, Kevin Patterson, Yasuko Thanh, Guy Vanderhaeghe and Jan Zwicky.

Our Friday night opening event, Wine, Word and Music, features live music, brief readings, and a conversation with authors. Author Tillar Mazzeo will host the evening. Readings are held on Saturday between 9 am and 3:30 pm. Two writing workshops are being offered on Saturday. Continue reading “Sidney & Peninsula Literary Festival coming Sept. 22 #yyjevents @SidneyLitFest”

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Images from #Canada150 @EsquimaltBC

Esquimalt was rockin’ over the weekend as Esquimalt hosted a party in the park marking Canada 150.  It was the legends of Canadian Rock including local blues god Jason Buie, Nick Gilder and Sweeney Todd and Doucette.

PlayInVictoria.net was there and captured a few images.  If you missed it, take a look at our GALLERY

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Canada 150 at Bullen Field #yyjmusic

Bullen Field in Esquimalt is the place to be on August 12, 2017 as the Township continues its Canada 150 celebrations with a full day of music, cultural performances, food, and more.

Nick GIlder – Sweeney Todd  Photo: Brad Edwards

The celebration—free to the public—will take place from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with main stage performances starting at 1:30 p.m. Headlining main stage will be the Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd Group. Additional main stage performers will include Jerry Doucette and The Jason Buie Band.

“Canada 150 is a year-long celebration and we are keeping the party very much alive in Esquimalt with our celebration at Bullen Field,” said Mayor Barb Desjardins. “We urge everyone to join us for a great day of music, performances and community participation. We are proud to host this free event, which will be taking place on the traditional territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.”  Continue reading “Canada 150 at Bullen Field #yyjmusic”

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33rd Islands Folk Festival kicks off TODAY @islandsfolk #yyjmusic

33rd Annual Islands Folk FestivalThe Cowichan Folk Guild (CFG) will proudly present the 33rd Islands Folk Festival on July 21 – 23, 2017at Providence Farm in Duncan, BC. For directions, click here.  Music lovers from all over Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are invited to join this celebration of music, featuring all the best elements of a homegrown folk festival.

Adult Advance Weekend Passes are $125 plus GST –
Youth (over 12/under 19) passes are $62.50 plus GST         
Children under 13 get in free

Day Passes for Friday night, all day Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon are available at our on-line ticket site and will also be available at the gate from 3:00pm Friday July 21.

Weekend Passes can also be purchased in Duncan at Ten Old BooksVolume One Books andat the Beverly Corners Liquor Store.

More details on tickets and performers at: http://www.islandsfolkfestival.ca

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Vegtoria! Victoria’s Veg Fest 2017 #yyjevents

Each year, cities across Canada and around the world celebrate vegan culture and community by hosting veg fests. Victoria is excited to be taking part this year by introducing Vegtoria: Victoria’s Veg Fest, organized by the Vancouver Island Vegan Association! This day will be a celebration of vegan food and community and will offer exciting food, booths, vendors, non-profits, contests and speakers! Think, big vegan party! Everyone is invited to come and experience the values that we share as a community which celebrates the lives of non-human animals by not consuming them.

We want to acknowledge that we organize and practice our culture on unceeded Coast Salish Territory.

Vegtoria will be taking place in beautiful downtown Victoria’s Centennial Square July 22nd, 2017 from 12-5pm

This location is a central venue with open accessibility and a welcoming atmosphere.  We can’t wait  to turn it into the home of Victoria’s first Vegtoria!

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Tall Tree Music Festival Harm Reduction + Fentanyl Precautions A Success @Talltreemusic #yyj

Port Renfrew BC: Tall Tree Music Festival, held June 23-26, 2017, Port Renfrew BC, is pleased to report that zero fentanyl was detected onsite through harm reduction drug testing services and that no fentanyl overdoses or deaths occurred

Kaitlyn Nohr, Harm Reduction Director. Photo: Darren Stone, Times Colonist

Following the increase in fentanyl related drug overdoses in BC, organizers of Tall Tree Music Festival made the precautionary decision to increase harm reduction services and to increase staff on both the onsite medical team and harm reduction team for 2017. The Festival reports that zero fentanyl was detected in any of the free and confidential drug testing offered through Harm Reduction Services and no fentanyl related concerns were brought to the team’s attention over the course of the event. Most importantly, there were zero fentanyl overdoses reported by either the Harm Reduction Team, Medical Team or Volunteer Fire Dept, and only in one unrelated instance did a patron have to be transported offsite for further medical treatment. The individual was released shortly after admission and has made a full recovery. Continue reading “Tall Tree Music Festival Harm Reduction + Fentanyl Precautions A Success @Talltreemusic #yyj”

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TD Jazzfest July 2 line-up #yyjmusic #vicjazzfest @VicJazzSociety

It’s the last day of the TD Victoria International Jazzfest, and there’s still a few shows to take in:

Centennial Square is offering up FREE Live Music this afternoon til 5:30PM.

1:00 Jonnie 5 Brass Band
2:15 Susannah Adams
3:30 Boogaloo en Orbit

Vancouver Island Dynamite – Centennial Square

5:00 Vancouver Island Dynamite (Centennial Square)

(Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

7:30 Royal Theatre Elvin Bishop Band plus David Vest TICKETS: $58.50/$48.50 (plus service charges) 

8:00 Vista 18 Lust Life Jazz Band Venue has minimum per person charge. Call venue for details.

9:30 Hotel Grand Pacific Shanna Dance Quartet Venue has minimum per person charge. Call venue for details. Continue reading “TD Jazzfest July 2 line-up #yyjmusic #vicjazzfest @VicJazzSociety”

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