Tall Tree Music Festival 2017 Line-up Announced #yyjmusic @Talltreemusic

Port Renfrew, BC: Tall Tree Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup, Featuring:

At the end of 2016, festival organisers asked the Tall Tree Festival community what they would like to see from the event as far as booking talent was concerned. Overwhelmingly Tall Tree was told that people enjoyed the strong Canadian lineup, however wanted to see some higher tier acts that they may not be regularly exposed to.

“So we listened,” comments Mike Hann, Festival Director. “This year we are happy to say that we have talent originating from 7 different countries. The artists that are coming to Tall Tree in 2017 are billed on festivals worldwide, not just in Canada. We couldn’t be more excited for them to come and experience everything that is amazing about Vancouver Island and Tall Tree!” Continue reading “Tall Tree Music Festival 2017 Line-up Announced #yyjmusic @Talltreemusic”

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast plays @RMTS_Victoria in April #yyjarts

Canadian College of the Performing Arts presents:


McPherson Playhouse

A​pril 21, 12:​30​ PM | A​pril 22, 23, 29, 2:​00​ PM | A​pril 21, 22, 27, 28, 7:​30​ PM

A selfish Prince, an enchanted rose… Relive the magic and get up close and LIVE with some of your favorite Disney characters, Gaston, Mrs. Potts, Chip, Cogsworth, Lumiere and of course the Beast and Belle. A tale as old as time with Academy Award®-winning score, amazing costumes, sets and heartwarming story! Continue reading “Disney’s Beauty & The Beast plays @RMTS_Victoria in April #yyjarts”

One week left for Festival Artist Applications @atomiqueevents #yyjmusic @rocktheshores

Next Friday artist applications for Rifflandia Festival, The Phillips Backyard Weekender, and Rock The Shores close. Below are the two options:

Option #1 (PBW/RTS – All Artists, RIFF – BC Artists only)

Option #2 (RIFF – Non-BC Artists only)

Double check all your favourite local bands have seen these so you can see them hit the stage at one of our festivals this summer!

For more information:

visit: https://www.facebook.com/AtomiqueProductions

Mother Mother rock the @SOFMCVic Friday Night #yyjmusic @mothermother

The Juno and MMVA nominated Vancouver-based band, comprised of Ryan Guldemond, Molly Guldemond, Jasmin Parkin, Mike Young, and Ali Siadat played the Save On Foods Memorial Centre Friday night (March 24)

 Photo’s: PlayInVictoria.net and BradEdwards.ca Click here to see images of Friday’s show in full resolution including images from December 9, 2014 Royal Theatre

The tour continues in Vancouver starting Saturday (tonight):






You may also be interested in this recent article from March 23: Times Colonist

6th Annual Hike for Hospice May 7 #yyjevents @VictoriaHospice

6th Annual Hike for Hospice

Fisherman’s Wharf Park
300 St Lawrence St
Victoria BC – British Columbia


Gather your family and friends and join us for the 6th Annual Hike for Hospice. A scenic 3.5km loop will take us from inner harbour to ocean and back again as we raise critical funds and awareness for Victoria Hospice. Come out and enjoy a variety of entertainment, including face painting and live music by local favourite celtic band, Cookeilidh. Check-in and entertainment starts at 9am and the walk begins at 10am. The route is accessible for all ages and abilities. Participants are also invited to honour the memory of a loved one at this meaningful community event. Sign up today at www.victoriahospice.org/events/6th-annual-hike-hospice

For more info: wendy.innes@victoriahospice.org

Buffy Sainte-Marie 2 Nights July 20/21 #yyjmusic @marywinspear @BuffySteMarie @barsnbandsyyj

Buffy Sainte-Marie with her full band

Thursday, July 20 & Friday, July 21 at 7:30 PM.

Buffy Sainte-Marie’s bold new album, Power in the Blood is a follow-up to 2008’s acclaimed Running for the Drum and only her fourth studio release in more than 20 years. Although just because you don’t hear from her for long stretches doesn’t mean she’s not playing. Quite the opposite. Sainte-Marie’s creativity is always in motion, and her passport’s always in hand, globetrotting for lectures and performances with her high-octane backing band. Continue reading “Buffy Sainte-Marie 2 Nights July 20/21 #yyjmusic @marywinspear @BuffySteMarie @barsnbandsyyj”

Blue Bridge Theatre’s People’s Choice Season starts in April #yyjarts @Blue_Bridge

Blue Bridge Theatre’s

People’s Choice Season

Blue Passes as low as $72.24!
plus GST

Call the box office TODAY! and purchase your subscription to our award winning four play summer theatre season!

The Caretaker by Harold Pinter – directed by Jacob Richmond
April 25-May 7

Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin  – directed by  Janet Munsil
May 30-June 11

Our Town by Thornton Wilder – directed by Brian Richmond
July 4 – July 16

Red Hot Cole! conceived and directed by Darcy Evans
Aug 1 – Aug 13

Our Box Office is open Tuesday to Saturday 12-4
(Closed March 24)

2657 Quadra St – 250-382-3370

The Butchart Gardens ‘Bans the Bottle’ @ButchartGardens #yyj

Move will eliminate 80,000 single-use plastic water bottles each year from the environment 

March 22nd, 2017 Victoria, B. C. – In recognition of World Water Day, The Butchart Gardens has removed the sale of all single-use plastic water bottles as an extension of their existing environmental practices. Instead, The Gardens is encouraging visitors to bring their own water bottles to fill at one of four double-filtered water stations located around The Gardens. Each water station boasts a drinking fountain, bottle filler and a doggy water dish. Continue reading “The Butchart Gardens ‘Bans the Bottle’ @ButchartGardens #yyj”

The @RoyalBCMuseum signs MOU with the National Museum in Czech Republic #yyj

The Royal BC Museum signs MOU with the National Museum in Czech Republic
VICTORIA, BC–Monday in Prague, the Royal BC Museum signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Czech Republic’s Národní muzeum (national museum).

The focus of the MOU is to foster and further a mutual understanding of First Nations materials in both institutions’ collections, a significant step in the Royal BC Museum’s commitment to gain a comprehensive understanding of where First Nations artefacts are held beyond BC’s borders. This is a landmark agreement for two world-leading museums to help share curatorial expertise and best practices. Continue reading “The @RoyalBCMuseum signs MOU with the National Museum in Czech Republic #yyj”

The Nick La Riviere Septet April 6 @HermannsJazz Club @niclariv #yyjmusic

The Nick La Riviere Septet

Hermann’s Jazz Club
Address 753 View St

Date of Event 04/06/2017
Time of event 07:30 PM
Price (CAD) 20.00

Event Website hermannsjazz.com/show/443921/view?

Details Trombonist Nick La Riviere has been called Victoria’s hardest working man in show business. This year his musical travels have taken him to Luxembourg, across Canada and the USA, and upcoming tours include Denmark and possibly the UK. Nick plays with local bands like The HiFi, Cities, The Southern Urge, The Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra, and Pretzel Logic, as well as out-of-town touring bands like The Paperboys, Michael Kaeshammer, and Locarno. Continue reading “The Nick La Riviere Septet April 6 @HermannsJazz Club @niclariv #yyjmusic”