Roots Roundup, Dope Soda, Rusty Zinn, Mystery Band @VictoriaSkaFest #yyjmusic

The Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival
Ship Point, Victoria
2:00PM – 10:00 PM

Vancouver reggae legends ROOTS ROUNDUP finally take our Main Stage at Ship Point to help close out another year of super-fine music and art. The music of the longtime champions of west coast reggae was instrumental in the formation of both the Victoria Ska & Reggae Society and Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival.

Their sunny, rootys riddims helped inspire our Festival founder and head, revealing the musical community at large and opening the door for new blood into the scene. It’s an honour to have them at the festival, dropping their tunes and getting all the Massive dancing. Continue reading “Roots Roundup, Dope Soda, Rusty Zinn, Mystery Band @VictoriaSkaFest #yyjmusic”

Ska & Reggae Festival Schedule for Saturday #yyjmusic @VictoriaSkaFest


It’s another full day of live music for Victoria’s 18th Ska & Reggae Festival. There are various venue around the city including the Inner Harbour at Ship Point.  That party gets underway at 2PM and runs through til 10PM. Other venues include Odd Fellows Hall, Victoria Event Centre and Sugar Nightclub. [More info]

Tickets are available here

Ship Point (Inner Harbour)

This is a special one for all our family out there in the Skankster’s Paradise. Continue reading “Ska & Reggae Festival Schedule for Saturday #yyjmusic @VictoriaSkaFest”

Celebrate with the Royal BC Museum this July @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents

Celebrate with the Royal BC Museum this JulyVICTORIA, BC–Celebrate the nation’s 150th anniversary, the return of the popular Museum Happy Hour series and summer fun at camp this July at the Royal BC Museum.

Join us for family-friendly fun on for Canada Day: Wonder Weekend on Saturday July 1 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday July 2 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Groove to live music (including Lekwungen dancers of the Songhees Nation and Bučan Bučan), channel your artistic side with arts and crafts and enjoy our popular annual Penny Carnival. See the full schedule of events for July 1 here and July 2 here. These free events take place outside on the museum plaza and in Helmcken House. Continue reading “Celebrate with the Royal BC Museum this July @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents”

Johnny Showtime LTD presents Beatlemania On Tour @rmts-victoria #yyjmusic

Beatlemania On Tour ROYAL THEATRE JULY 7, 7:00PM

International hit tribute and stage show, BEATLEMANIA, will perform the Beatles’ biggest and most treasured hits at the Royal Theatre on
J​uly 7 at 7​:00​ PM.

Relive the heyday of the world’s favourite Pop act with Beatlemania On Tour, the complete live tribute show that recreates a true Beatles experience – authentic costumes, replica instruments and all songs performed with exquisite attention to detail and in their original key! With sold-out shows across the US, Canada, Dubai, Hong Kong, South Africa and New Zealand this is a must-see spectacular for all Beatles fans!

Royal Theatre
J​uly 7, 2017 | 7​:00​pm

Victoria’s Ska Fest TODAY: Booker T. and more #yyjmusic @Victoriaskafest

Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival is proud to host the legend, the titan of American soul and R&B, BOOKER T. JONES. For over half a century, Jones has been leaving his mark on American music, through his own work and collaborations with some of musics biggest and most diverse names like The Roots, Jim James and Gary Clark Jr, to name just a few. His song “Green Onions” has been a popular staple for years and is the only instrumental song included on Rolling Stone Magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” After his unforgettable performance at Alix Goolden last year, we thought it was only fitting to bring this legend back, this time on our signature stage, in front of the majesty of the Inner Harbour sunset.

Providing direct to the legend of American music will be two titans of Jamaican music, Keith & Tex. The golden-voiced innovators of rocksteady started their journey over half a century ago and are still traveling and singing, delighting audiences around the globe with their incredible harmonies. Songs like “Stop That Train,” “Don’t Look Back” and “Tonight” remain some of reggae’s most enduring classics, instantly recognizable and always welcome.


Joining Mr. Jones and Keith & Tex on this very special night is Victoria’s own jazzy funksters, the New Groovement. The powerfully fun 11-piece is custom built to get heads nodding and rumps shaking. Their powerful horns will start the night off right, helping energize the crowd for an unforgettable evening.


Just Announced: The Weeknd Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour #yyjmusic #yvrmusic @rogersarena

If you missed The Weeknd on his last swing out west, you’ll have another chance on either October 5 in Vancouver or October 2 in Edmonton.

The Weeknd is touring in support of his Starboy LP, which debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 with the third largest opening sales week of any album in 2016. The album has spawned five singles, three of which cracked the top 20 on the Hot 100.

October 2 – Edmonton, AB @ TBA
October 5 – Vancouver, BC @ TBA

Tickets on sale Friday June 16th @ 10:00 AM Continue reading “Just Announced: The Weeknd Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour #yyjmusic #yvrmusic @rogersarena”

Concert Announcement: Northern Pikes return to Victoria #yyjmusic @northernpikes @rmts_victoria


The Northern Pikes will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of their first album, Big Blue Sky, when they bring their tour to the McPherson Playhouse on N​ovember 14 at 7​:30​ PM. TICKETS (on sale June 16 10 am)

Formed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1984, and after the release of six studio and two live albums, plus other compilations and collaborations, the Northern Pikes were inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2012 and continue to be a crowd favourite whenever they tour. Continue reading “Concert Announcement: Northern Pikes return to Victoria #yyjmusic @northernpikes @rmts_victoria”

2017 Phillips Backyard Weekender Line-up @AtomiqueEvents @TheZone913 @backyardwkndr

Alright, just down the pipe from the Zone @ 91.3 and Atomique Productions the line-up for this years installment of Phillips Backyard Weekender.

Current Swell
Common Kings
Allen Stone
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Junior Reid Continue reading “2017 Phillips Backyard Weekender Line-up @AtomiqueEvents @TheZone913 @backyardwkndr”

Whatever the Cost: Hatley Park and the Dunsmuirs #yyjevents @RoyalRoads

West Shore Arts Council presents a special Canada 150 screening of “Whatever the Cost: Hatley Park and the Dunsmuirs” on July 8, from 4pm till 6pm in the drawing room of Hatley Castle.

Learn about the history of the Dunsmuir family through this wonderful film created by filmmakers David Springbett and Heather MacAndrew. Vocalist Elizabeth Gerow, who has extensively researched the life and music of Elinor Dunsmuir, will also be performing several of Elinor’s original songs along with a lively presentation of her research into Elinor’s life and musical inspiration.

Ticket includes entry and free refreshments.

Tickets are free, with a suggested donation of $10.

For more information on this event, visit our website here:

11th Annual Navy Run – Do it because you Can! This Sunday June 18th #yyjevents

Esquimalt, B.C.Department of National Defence / Royal Canadian Navy

Eight Hundred runners are expected to participate in the 11th annual Navy Run taking place on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Esquimalt.  The 10K and 5K runs will start at CFB Esquimalt’s Naden property, travel through the Township of Esquimalt, and conclude with medal and award presentations by senior leaders from the Royal Canadian Navy.

This family–oriented event is open to all members of the community.  In addition to the 10K and 5K distances, there is also a kid’s fun run


Sunday June 18, 2017
10K and 5K – 8:45 a.m. start
Kid’s Fun Run – 8 a.m. start
Awards ceremony – approximately 11 a.m.


CFB Esquimalt’s Naden property (intersection of Woodway and Admirals Rd).

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