Butchart Gardens Open Air Performances August 27 – Sept. 2

Each summer The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts which take place on the Concert Lawn stage.

Buchart_Gardens_signEach summer The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts which take place on the Concert Lawn stage.

Come sit on a bench, or bring a blanket and sit on the lawn. Performances happen on the open air stage every evening in July and August and the lineup includes a wide variety of artists to suit almost every musical taste.  All the entertainment is included with admission.

August 27 – Sept. 2, 2017

27-Odyssey
String Quartet
A potpourri of
classical, gypsy jazz
& pop

28-Crikey Mor
Traditional
Irish folk tunes
& more

29-Lust Life
Latin flavoured,
dancing on stage

30-Boogaloo en Orbit
A Latin party!

31-Black Angus
Innovative acoustic
modern folk music

1-Dirty Mountain
Roots-rock with great
stories and harmonies

2-Tropic Mayhem Fun in the sun &
cool surfin’ sounds!
Show 5:45pm
Fireworks 8:45pm

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Legends Valley Music Festival

The diverse lineup includes Body Count, with legendary rapper and actor Ice-T; House of Pain,
the popular hip hop group best known for their hit “Jump”; and Magic!, the Canadian reggae
fusion band that made waves with their hit single “Rude”. There will be another wave of artists
announced in the coming months.

Legends Valley Music Festival

Wideglide Entertainment is excited to announce the headliners for
Legends Valley Music Festival, happening on August 23 – 27, 2017 at Laketown Ranch in Lake Cowichan, BC.

BODY COUNT – HOUSE OF PAIN – MAGIC!

Tickets start at $149 for the weekend.

The diverse lineup includes Body Count, with legendary rapper and actor Ice-T; House of Pain, the popular hip hop group best known for their hit “Jump”; and Magic!, the Canadian reggae fusion band that made waves with their hit single “Rude”. There will be another wave of artists
announced in the coming months.

Legends Valley is not just a music festival, but also the home base of Bio Cup Canada, a celebration of cannabis culture, including an international growers’ competition, exhibitors, educational seminars and more.
For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.legendsvalleymusicfestival.com.

Laketown Ranch is a new 172-acre multi-use outdoor entertainment complex located in Lake Cowichan, BC. Find more venue information at www.laketownranch.com.

The complete line-up:

Body Count
House of Pain
Magic!
Sloan
Five Alarm Funk
Delinquent Habits
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murder
The Forgotten Rebels
Funkdoobiest
Mat The Alien
The Gaf
Kytami
Bend Sinister
Dayglo Abortions
Illvis Freshly
Caeb Hart and the Royal Youths
Power Clown
Antipolitic
Cocaine Moustache
The Getaway Sticks
Ganjo Bassman

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Butchart Gardens Open Air Performances August 20 – 26

Each summer The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts which take place on the Concert Lawn stage.

Buchart_Gardens_signEach summer The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts which take place on the Concert Lawn stage.

Come sit on a bench, or bring a blanket and sit on the lawn. Performances happen on the open air stage every evening in July and August and the lineup includes a wide variety of artists to suit almost every musical taste.  All the entertainment is included with admission.

August 20 – 26, 2017

20-Qristina &
Quinn Bachand
Award winning artists
creating their own style
from a fusion of many

21-Vishten
Fiery instrumentalists,
fusing Acadian &
celtic with indie folk

22-The Commodores
Classic Big Band with
dancing on stage

23-Jane Bunnett
& Maqueque
Multiple Juno winer
blending Afro-Cuban,
soul & jazz

24-The Canadian Brass
Uniquely engaging
ʺThe worldʹs most
famous brass group!ʺ

25-Locarno
Groove heavy
Mexican, Cuban,
Latin soul

26-The Ecclestons
Celtic & original
“Good Time music”
Show 6pm
Fireworks 9pm

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Butchart Gardens Open Air Performances August 13 – 19

Each summer The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts which take place on the Concert Lawn stage.

Buchart_Gardens_signAll performances begin at 8 pm Except Firework Saturdays.

Each summer The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts which take place on the Concert Lawn stage. Come sit on a bench, or bring a blanket and sit on the lawn. Performances happen on the open air stage every evening in July and August and the lineup includes a wide variety of artists to suit almost every musical taste. All the entertainment is included with admission.

August 13 – 19, 2017

13-Odyssey
String Quartet
A potpourri of
classical, gypsy jazz
& pop

14-10 Strings &
a Goat Skin
High energy traditional
Irish, French, Acadian
and original songs

15-Chris Millington
& Dancin’
Contemporary pop
classics with dancing
on stage

16-Ricky Skaggs &
Kentucky Thunder
Nashville royalty,
45+ years of playing

17-The Bills
Victoriaʹs favourite
original West Coast
roots music

18-Rukus
The Golden Age of
Rock & Roll lives on

19-Rukus
The Golden Age of
Rock & Roll lives on
Show 6:15pm
Fireworks 9:15pm

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35th Filberg Festival – Comox

The Filberg Festival, held annually, is the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association’s (FHLPA) largest fundraiser and the Comox Valley’s premiere cultural event.

35th Filberg Festival

Set among the stately trees and gardens of the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox on the east coast of Vancouver Island the Filberg Festival is truly a unique event. Wander through the grounds surrounded by beautiful gardens, rustic out-buildings and magnificent views of Comox Harbour and the Beaufort Mountain Range.

The principal objective of the Filberg Festival has been to encourage excellence in all forms of arts and crafts, and to assist in the promotion and sale of quality work. The Festival has established a world-wide reputation for the excellence of the work of its juried artisans, and today is one of western Canada’s largest juried outdoor arts show. Over 300 people volunteer each year to make this event a reality.

The Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association (FHLPA) is a non-profit organization established in 1979, which is responsible for maintaining and restoring the heritage lodge and outbuildings in the Filberg Park. The Filberg Festival, held annually, is the Associations largest fundraiser and the Comox Valley’s premiere cultural event. All funds raised from this and other fundraising activities are used for this purpose and for the operational costs associated with managing the Filberg Park for the community to enjoy.

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33rd Islands Folk Folk Festival

The Cowichan Folk Guild (CFG) will proudly present the 33rd Islands Folk Festival on July 21 – 23, 2017 at Providence Farm in Duncan, BC.

33rd Annual Islands Folk Festival

The Cowichan Folk Guild (CFG) will proudly present the 33rd Islands Folk Festival on July 21 – 23, 2017 at 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

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Vancouver Island Musicfest

A quintessential “west coast fest” featuring roots and world music performers from across Canada and around the globe!

Vancouver Island Musicfest

“It’s impossible to experience this festival alone… you could technically go alone… but be prepared to share some truly remarkable memories with the people you meet. MusicFest makes complete strangers feel less strange.”Shane Koyczan

Vancouver Island Musicfest - Courtenay BCA quintessential “west coast fest” featuring roots and world music performers from across Canada and around the globe!

3 days and 6 stages FULL of music, interactive workshops, roving performers, funky crafts and delicious food, on site camping, major eco-initiatives, participatory art projects and more….

Held each July on the banks of the Tsolum River in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, Vancouver Island MusicFest welcomes over 1,000 volunteers and over 7,000 audience members for a magical celebration of music and culture!

From bluegrass to blues, reggae to folk, indie rock to rockabilly and from country to hip hop and spoken word – there’s music for everyone to enjoy and discover.

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Centennial Square Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts

Centennial Square Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
(concerts run from noon to 1pm Tuesdays through Thursdays)

The City of Victoria released the 2017 edition of the CityVibe guide promoting festivals and outdoor events happening in Victoria over the summer. Centennial Square Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
(concerts run from noon to 1pm Tuesdays through Thursdays)


July

4 Heart Beach
5 Swing Futur
6 West My Friend
12 Jill Cooper
13 Aaron Watson Trio
18 Funk Cannon
19 The New Groovement
20 Kirsten Ludwig
25 Flamenco Festival: Rueda
26 Flamenco Festival: LaLuna
27 Flamenco Festival: Harry Knight

August
1 Symphony in The Square
2 Symphony in The Square
3 Symphony in The Square
8 Standard Issue | Pleasure Model
9 Tan and Hide
10 CROATIA
15 Phatfunks
16 Scars and Scarves
17 Brad Prevedoros
22 Wise Child
23 Compassion Gorilla
24 Dave Lang and The Insolent Rabble
29 The Soul Shakers
30 Nice Verdes
31 Damian Graham Trio

September
5 Zoo Riots
6 Fortune Killers
7 Stephanie Greaves
12 Marafani World Beat
13 Dylan Stone Band
14 Spaceport Union

View the CityVibe magazine online.

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JUICE. On The Breakwater Barge

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority presents The Breakwater Barge.
Join us Friday June 23rd from 5PM to 9:30PM for JUICE. (dj set) for funk filled dance party.

Juice-Breakwater Barge

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority presents The Breakwater Barge.
Join us Friday June 23rd from 5PM to 9:30PM for JUICE. (dj set) for funk filled dance party.

From the ever-burgeoning club scene of BC’s hidden gem, Victoria, comes Ryan “Juice” Walton. Juice has built a small empire being the go-to party starter of the island and his efforts have landed him gigs from Shambhala with Smalltown DJs to sharing the stage with acts like Bun B, Mat the Alien, The Funk Hunters, Skratch Bastid, & A Tribe Called Red. Juice won’t be pigeonholed into any genres though. You can catch him rocking a pool party, playing funk, soul & disco late night, or at the club bangin’ rap or late night bass to the wee hours. His rep is growing just as fast as the dancefloors in front of him, definitely a Canadian DJ to keep your eyes on moving forward. He’s not the Jack of all trades, he’s the Juice of all trades.

Local beer from Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., Driftwood Brewery & Hoyne Brewing Company. Cider from Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse and wine from the Artisan Wine Shop AWS. Food will also be on site from The Kraken by The Breakwater, Deadbeetz Food Truck, Songhees Seafood & Steam and Thrifty Foods Smile Truck.

The Breakwater Barge opens at 5PM. $2 cash admission with partial proceeds to James Bay New Horizons Society

Kids welcome. No pets or smoking on the barge.

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Jazzfest kicks off Friday June 23 with Mavis Staples #yyjmusic @vicjazzsociety @mavisstaples

JAZZFEST 2017

The TD Victoria International JazzFest kicks off Friday. A ten-day music festival featuring the jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians. Some of the headliners include Ziggy Marley, Cyrus Chestnut Trio & Kandance Springs Trio, Tommy Emmanuel plus Jack Broadbent, The Post Modern Jukebox and Mavis Staples who officially launches the party this Friday night (June 23) [Details on headliners, venues and tickets]

The 2017 TD Victoria International JazzFest will take place from Friday, June 23 – Sunday, July 2. Stay tuned for lineup announcements!

THE VICTORIA JAZZ SOCIETY  202 – 345 QUEBEC STREET (HARBOUR TOWERS HOTEL)

E INFO@JAZZVICTORIA.CA P 250-388-4423 F 250-388-4407

Mavis Staples opens Jazzfest Friday.

MAVIS STAPLES is living, breathing history.  She is a Grammy-winning alchemist of American music, having continuously crossed genre lines like no musician since Ray Charles.  From the Delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create as a member of The Staple Singers, to the freedom songs of the Civil Rights era, to pop radio stardom during the Stax era, to The Last Waltz, to serving as muse to both Bob Dylan and Prince at the peak of their careers, to 21st century collaborations with Van Morrison, Ry Cooder, Willie Nelson, Chuck D. and Jeff Tweedy, the one constant has been Mavis and her singular voice.  Now in her seventh decade, the legendary Staples released her latest album “Livin on a

High Note” in early 2016, and was recently recognized as a Kennedy Center Honoree.

Jazzfest Victoria – 2017

See the schedule for other local venues

 

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