Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is a family friendly festival. Victoria will become a hub of busking talent with performers coming from far and wide – with a good dose of some home-grown local talent thrown in!

Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival July 3 – 7,  2019

Times Vary – full festival schedule to follow

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is a  family friendly festival.  Victoria will become a hub of busking talent with performers coming from far and wide – with a good dose of some home-grown local talent thrown in! Dotted around the downtown core will be “Pitch Stop” pop-up locations where buskers will entertain and inspire. Pitch Stops across Downtown Victoria include Ship Point (Main Festival Site), The Bay Centre, Market Square, Bastion Square, Millie’s Lane (opposite Agrius Restaurant) & CRD Square.

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is presented by the Downtown Victoria Business Association along with supporting partners Tourism Victoria, Greater Victoria Harbour Agency, and the Hotel Association of Greater Victoria.

Allan Rayman • Capital Ballroom

Allan Rayman is a singer/songwriter. He is a young man. He has released four projects – Hotel Allan, Roadhouse 01, Courtney, and most recently Harry Hard-On which have given him somewhat of a cult following.

Atomique Productions and The Zone at 91-3 present…

The Allan Rayman Show
plus Jason Verners
Thursday, May 23
Capital Ballroom
Doors: 8:00 PM
19+

Advance tickets on-sale now: $30.00 – Available at Ticketweb.ca (bit.ly/ALLNRYMNYYJ) and Lyle’s Place.

ARTIST INFO

Allan Rayman – “Rose” – www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-fCzulAMck

Allan Rayman is a singer/songwriter. He is a young man. He has released four projects – Hotel Allan, Roadhouse 01, Courtney, and most recently Harry Hard-On which have given him somewhat of a cult following. The young man has played sold-out headline tours in the United States and Canada and has made a name for himself at major festivals including Bonnaro, Lollapalooza, Ohana, Austin City Limits and Osheaga. Allan will play more festivals one day. Allan has seen success internationally with several European tours under his belt. Allan recently completed a headlining European tour and plans to embark on a North America tour this May. He has been to Alaska. Not much is known about the young man.

allanrayman.com
facebook.com/AllanRaymanMusic/
instagram.com/allanrayman/
twitter.com/allanrayman

Moscow Ballet presents Swan Lake

40 star-studded dancers perform Olympic-worthy leaps in Moscow Ballet’s lavish Swan Lake. “Brimful with feeling” says the New York Times.

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 and 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

Ticket Details

*Tickets starting at $37.50

Please note: Online ticket sales end one hour prior to the performance start time.  Tickets may be available from the box office.

More info: https://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/moscow-ballet-swan-lake-2018-royal-theatre

 

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Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band 40th Anniversary

With a career that began humbly at the University of Victoria’s Sub Pub, this band led the live music, independent recording and producing scene in Victoria BC in the 80’s. They become RCA Recording Artists, received rave reviews of live performances along the way and shared stages with Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield to name a few, leaving an indelible legacy of 21 recorded tracks that still stand the test of time.

With a career that began humbly at the University of Victoria’s Sub Pub, Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band led the live music, independent recording and producing scene in Victoria BC in the 80’s.  They become RCA Recording Artists, received rave reviews of live performances along the way and shared stages with Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield to name a few, leaving an indelible legacy of 21 recorded tracks that still stand the test of time.

Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band released a new CD in 2015 called “Still Burnin it Up” and they have just come off a successful Western Tour to Alberta and BC, as well they played two hot sets on the mainstage at the Island Folkfest this past summer as well as blowing folks away at the Vancouver Island Blues Bash on the Labour Day weekend.  To top it all off they won the right to represent BC at the International Blues Challenge in White Rock in July 2014 and traveled to Memphis in January of 2015 to compete.

The current line up includes Hank Lionhart, Mark Comerford, Andy Graffiti, Lonnie Glass, Dave Rowse and Wayne Kozak.  This is a show that will sell out early!

Check out Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band website here

Cadboro Bay Festival

Watch world-class sand sculptors create giant works of art using just sand, water and a whole lot of creativity in the picturesque setting of Cadboro Bay.

Enjoy an afternoon at the picturesque Gyro Park, with a variety of hands-on activities, bouncy castles, information displays, arts and craft stations and food and fun for the entire family.

Watch world-class sand sculptors create giant works of art using just sand, water and a whole lot of creativity.

Cadboro Bay Festival
Sunday, August 12, 2018
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Free Admission
CADBORO – GYRO PARK

There will be 3 live bands set to perform throughout the afternoon.

Stage Schedule
11:00 – 12:05 pm Freeze Frame (80’s cover tunes)
12:20 – 1:30 pm Tropic Mayhem (Beach Boys)
1:45 – 3:00 pm Younger Than Yesterday (Beatles, 60’s hits)

Food Vendors – –
There will be a number of concessions inside the park during the event for you to purchase food including:

✪ Judy’s Snack Shack – Hot Dogs, Pulled Pork, popcorn, large variety of snacks
✪ Rotary Club – Burgers and Hotdogs
✪ Lions Club – Cotton Candy and SnoCones
✪ Mini Donuts
✪ Mama Rosies – Mexican Cuisine
✪ Greek on the Street – Greek Cuisine
✪ Lemon Heaven – Lemonade
✪ Softies Ice Cream

India Mela

This INDIA MELA (festival) is part of ICCA’s contribution to its local community. A MELA means a gathering or a fair that incorporates arts, culture, music, food, sports and other celebratory elements.

India Mela Victoria

The India Canada Cultural Association (ICCA) is a registered, non profit society mandated to celebrate and raise awareness about the power, diversity and color of India’s rich culture – to create a stronger and more cohesive Victoria community.

The ICCA is driven by community and volunteers and it has been contributing to Victoria for more than 5 decades. In that time it has raised more than $500,000 for various charities and humanitarian efforts ranging from international earthquake relief programs to local programs like the children’s hospital and the Tour de Rock cops for cancer…

Its primary icon event is the annual VICTORIA INDIA MELA. This INDIA MELA (festival) is part of ICCA’s contribution to its local community. A MELA means a gathering or a fair that incorporates arts, culture, music, food, sports and other celebratory elements. It is a way of life in India and its an opportunity to share the richness of the Indian culture, create community partnerships and demonstrate a healthy way of life.

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Victoria Flamenco Festival

The Victoria Flamenco Festival is a dynamic and diverse community festival with ever-increasing local support and involvement. It is a venue for Vancouver Island Flamenco artists and students to develop their art through workshops and to share their passion with the greater community through performance opportunities.

Victoria Flamenco Festival

Flamenco de la Isla was formed in June of 1998, and incorporated as a Society in July of 1998. The board of directors was formed by students and afficionados of the art of Flamenco.

Learn more about the Flamenco de la Isla Society at our website

As presenters of the Victoria Flamenco Festival we are proud to support Flamenco on Vancouver Island.

Victoria Flamenco Festival vision statement: The Victoria Flamenco Festival is a dynamic and diverse community festival with ever-increasing local support and involvement. It is a venue for Vancouver Island Flamenco artists and students to develop their art through workshops and to share their passion with the greater community through performance opportunities. We envision the VFF as a thriving Flamenco destination where national and international artists, students, and aficionados will develop connections through artistic collaborations.

Festival Mexicano

For the 10th year, the Mexican Canadian Community Association of Victoria will host Festival Mexicano.

2017 Festival Mexicano VictoriaFor the 12th year, the Mexican Canadian Community Association of Victoria will host Festival Mexicano. Festivities kick off the on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. with Latin dance, live music, mariachi band and folklore dancers at the Centennial Square.

The Mexican Canadian Community Association of Victoria organizes this annual celebration as a way of promoting great food, music and dance. This year featuring a Mariachi Band “Los Dorados”. All the activities in Centennial Square are free and the focus on children and families. Music, mariachi music, dance, Salsa dance lessons and much more.

Free admission. The weekend is packed full with professional Latin music and dance performances, traditional Mexican food, craft vendors, workshops, dance lessons, games and pinatas. Admission is free for all Centennial Square programming.

 

The Phillips Backyard Weekender DAY 3

Phillips Backyard Weekender The Phillips Backyard
Weekender 2018

Atomique Productions, The Zone at 91-3, and Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. present…

The Phillips Backyard Weekender 2018
continues today and wraps up – Sunday, July 22 Phillips Brewery Backyard, ANIAN Yard, Discovery Street 19+

Appearing in The Backyard…

The RevolutionReggie WattsKeys N KratesKelisTOO MANY ZOOZ!!! (Chk Chk Chk)Hollie CookDJ ShubMiles Mosley and the West Coast Get Down • FederaleMoontricksMiami Nights 1984Louise Burns MusicOrilla & GrossbusterSlim Sandy & the Hillbilly Boppers • The Champion Sound (Dj Murge & Verse)

Appearing at The Picnic-er Stage at ANIÁN, curated by Do250

Diamond CafeDylan StoneElectric Sex PantherJason VernersSmall Town ArtilleryTan and HideZee and The Empties • and many more to be announced!

Tickets are available both online at TicketWeb Canada and in-store at The Phillips Brewery (2010 Government St.).

The Phillips Backyard Weekender Individual Day Passes ($39.50): backyardweekender.com/tickets

Victoria’s biggest backyard brewery party is back! After we expanded our footprint last July to include Discovery Street and ANIÁN Yard it was clear to us it needed to continue. We’re looking forward to tweaking the site layout and serving up tons of cold beer next July 20-22!

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