A Monteverdi Christmas Vespers with David Fallis

With violins, cornetti, sackbuts, theorbos, keyboards and voices, this special Christmas presentation recreates the lavish celebration of Christmas Vespers from the Church of San Marco in 17th-century Venice, with music by the incomparable Claudio Monteverdi!

Pacific Baroque Series/Christ Church Cathedral Presents
A Monteverdi Christmas Vespers with David Fallis
Thursday Dec 20, 2018
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages

$30 – $45 at Box Office & Outlets / $31.53 – $46.44 Online

Festive Cantatas – A Monteverdi Christmas Vespers at the Cathedral

With violins, cornetti, sackbuts, theorbos, keyboards and voices, this special Christmas presentation recreates the lavish celebration of Christmas Vespers from the Church of San Marco in 17th-century Venice, with music by the incomparable Claudio Monteverdi!  Featuring works from his 1641 collection of sacred music, the concert will resound with the glorious sounds of a Christmas celebration you won’t soon forget. Gloria in excelsis!

“This Christmas Vespers, led by David Fallis, was an engaging blend of scholarship with honest sentiment plus all the bells and whistles that the early Baroque could muster in service of religious music. The result was nothing less than splendid, one of the best musical treats of the holiday season.”

Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1689671/tfly?utm_medium=destination&utm_source=eventbrite

Valdy

Through forty years of recording and touring, Valdy remains at the heart of Canada’s musical landscape. He is a prolific songwriter, singer, musician, and performer, and personifies the original stylings of the folk music idiom.

VALDY, Born Paul-Valdemar Horsdal in Ottawa, Ontario, is well known for his song Play Me a Rock and Roll Song which launched his recording career of 18 albums, 24 singles, four gold albums and more than half a million copies sold worldwide. Valdy has garnered the 1971 RPM Gold Leaf Award for Folk Singer of the Year, and two Juno Awards (Folk Entertainer of the Year, 1972 and Outstanding Performance of the Year – Folk, 1973).

Valdy received SOCAN’s National Achievement Award in 2005, was awarded the Order of Canada in 2011 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2013, and is in the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame and (ironically) the Victoria Rock and Roll Music Hall of Fame.

Through forty years of recording and touring, Valdy remains at the heart of Canada’s musical landscape. He is a prolific songwriter, singer, musician, and performer, and personifies the original stylings of the folk music idiom.  He continues to perform up to two hundred gigs a year, being a perennial favourite at folk festivals.

Joining Valdy on stage will be Karel Roessingh, composer, arranger, producer and musician who has written scores for over five hundred television episodes, and many award-winning films, documentaries, and promotional videos.  As well as performing on countless recordings for other artists, he has produced more than fifteen of his own recordings, including several for the Canadian Naturescapes series which have been distributed world-wide, two jazz trio CDs and many solo piano CDs.  In 2011, he produced and played on Valdy’s latest CD.  Karel is busy with many music projects and performs regularly with such artists as Maureen Washington and Edie Daponte.

www.valdy.com

The Upstairs Lounge is a licensed restaurant and bar, doors open at 6 pm for dinner service, the concert starts at 7:30 pm.  Please note this is a listening venue.

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

The Proclaimers • McPherson Playhouse

…Craig and Charlie have reached the rarefied status that few have been able to achieve: with nearly three decades of career longevity, they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, they’ve continued to garner new fans. Their songs have been used extensively in adverts across the World and the list of movies they have featured in includes The Commitments, The Crossing, Mama’s Boy, Bottle Rocket, Benny & Joon, Shrek, Dumb & Dumber, Bye Bye Love, Burke And Hare, The Angel’s Share, Bachelorette, Perfect Pitch.

Atomique Productions presents…

THE PROCLAIMERS
plus Siobhan Wilson
Saturday, September 8
The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
Doors: 7:00 PM
All Ages

Advance tickets: $39.50 – $44.50 + s/c – Available at www.rmts.bc.ca(http://bit.ly/PRCLMRSVIC) or at the Royal or McPherson Box Offices

ARTIST INFO

The Proclaimers – “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” – www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbNlMtqrYS0

Born in Leith in 1962, Craig and Charlie Reid grew up in Edinburgh, Cornwall and Auchtermuchty in Fife. At home, they listened to early rock ‘n’ roll and country greats such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams. At school they played in punk bands and formed The Proclaimers in 1983.

With a fervent live following growing in Scotland, particularly in Inverness where they performed regularly, their first big break came late in 1986 when they were invited to tour with The Housemartins. Then in January 1987 they made a now seminal appearance on the Channel 4 pop programme The Tube, performing Letter From America & Throw The ‘R’ Away. Singing in regional accents about Scotland – its emigration and its politics – they were a far cry from the mid-Eighties playlist staples of Rick Astley and Sinitta, and became a phenomenon almost overnight, signing to Chrysalis within a month and recording their debut album acoustically, This Is The Story, a week later, produced by the man who also signed them to Chrysalis, John Williams.

Voted NME Readers Best New Band that year, they toured the UK extensively and a new ‘band’ version of Letter From America, produced by Gerry Rafferty went Top 3 in November. Complementing their raw, stripped down delivery with the greater musical scope of a full band, they then embraced country and rock on their second album, 1988’s Sunshine On Leith produced by Pete Wingfield, which also saw them form their first full live band and go on a 9 month World tour. In addition to the deeply moving classic title track which has gone on to be an anthem for Hibs fans, the album featured hit singles, the raucous, euphoric I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) and I’m On My Way. In 1989 ‘I’m Gonna Be’ spent 6 weeks at number 1 in Australia and a was a top 10 college radio hit in USA. The song went on to soar to No. 3 during a 6-month reign in the US Billboard Singles Chart in 1993 after appearing on the soundtrack of the Johnny Depp film Benny And Joon. I’m On My Way also re-emerged in 2001 when it subsequently accompanied one of the pivotal scenes in the hit movie Shrek.

Craig and Charlie have reached the rarefied status that few have been able to achieve: with nearly three decades of career longevity, they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, they’ve continued to garner new fans. Their songs have been used extensively in adverts across the World and the list of movies they have featured in includes The Commitments, The Crossing, Mama’s Boy, Bottle Rocket, Benny & Joon, Shrek, Dumb & Dumber, Bye Bye Love, Burke And Hare, The Angel’s Share, Bachelorette, Perfect Pitch.

www.proclaimers.co.uk/
www.facebook.com/TheProclaimers/
https://twitter.com/theproclaimers

Esquimalt Ribfest

Esquimalt Ribfest is a Family event that raises funds for local charities. Donations are distributed by Firefighters Charitable Foundation. The Ribfest Committee and the workers are volunteers who give their time to serve our community.

Esquimalt RibfestThe 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.

Thank you!

Last year was our most successful event ever because of your participation at the Esquimalt Ribfest. All proceeds benefit our local charities in serving the neighbourhoods where we live.

We are community, We are family, We are volunteers

For more information including the complete line-up of performances click below.

Esquimalt Ribfest

Ribfest, this weekend. Full details on who's playing when: http://barsnbands.net/listings/events/36415/

Posted by Play In Victoria on Saturday, September 10, 2016

 

http://www.esquimaltribfest.com/welcome-2/

Cumberland Wild

UMBERLAND WILD BRINGS THAT GRITTY HOMETOWN FEEL, PRECISION PRODUCTIONS, WORLD-CLASS TALENT, ALL IN A LEGENDARY VILLAGE. Cumberland Wild Music Festival will unfold in the heart of Cumberland, BC on August 18 & 19

CUMBERLAND WILD BRINGS THAT GRITTY HOMETOWN FEEL, PRECISION PRODUCTIONS, WORLD-CLASS TALENT, ALL IN A LEGENDARY VILLAGE.

Cumberland Wild Music Festival will unfold in the heart of Cumberland, BC on August 18 & 19. This live music driven festival resides in the footprint of well celebrated and much-revered events such as Big Time Out and Atmosphere Gathering. Continuing as musical leaders and trailblazers on Vancouver Island, Cumberland Village Works and Mt Eliah does it again with an extremely intriguing new production.

Two days, two stages, Live Bands, DJ’s, Licensed Grounds, Late Night Silent Disco, Camping, Vendors and more! “Small Town, Big Sound\”

Get the full line-up and links to tickets: Website: www.cumberlandwild.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CumberlandWild/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cumbywild/

Vegtoria! Victoria’s Veg Fest 2018

Each year, cities across Canada and around the world celebrate vegan culture and community by hosting veg fests.

Are you ready for more amazing vegan food, entertainment, talks, apparel, services, community and did we mention the food?

We are thrilled to announce Vegtoria Veg Fest is returning to Victoria July 21st, 2018!

We are working to make this Vegtoria even bigger than last year and to introduce even more people to the compassionate, delicious, and fun vegan culture as it continues to grow across the world.

Please follow and share the event page to help us get the word out and to stay on top of all the exciting announcements we will have leading up to the big day.
Check out our website for information about Vegtoria 2018 ! www.vegtoria.ca

This venue is wheelchair accessible and will has accessible washrooms.

We acknowledge this event will be taking place on the traditional territory of the L’kwungen peoples, the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

 

The Phillips Backyard Weekender 2018 • Victoria, BC

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

The Phillips Backyard Weekender 2018
Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22
Phillips Brewery Backyard, ANIAN Yard, Discovery Street
19+

Appearing in The Backyard…

The Revolution • Reggie Watts • Keys N Krates • Kelis • TOO MANY ZOOZ • !!! (Chk Chk Chk) • Hollie Cook • DJ Shub • Miles Mosley and the West Coast Get Down • Federale • Moontricks • Miami Nights 1984 • Louise Burns Music • Orilla & Grossbuster • Slim Sandy & the Hillbilly Boppers • The Champion Sound (Dj Murge & Verse)

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

Diamond Cafe • Dylan Stone • Electric Sex Panther • Jason Verners • Small Town Artillery • Tan and Hide • Zee 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 Full Weekend Pass ($106.50): backyardweekender.com/tickets

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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For more information, visit our website at backyardweekender.com

Eats & Beats at the Beach

Don’t miss the best beach party of the summer!

The 4th Annual Eats & Beats at the Beach happens Saturday, July 7, 2018. Nothing says summer like a party at the beach with your toes in the sand and a cold one in your hand.

Celebrate summer on Colwood’s breathtaking ocean beach with live music, great local food, and FREE fun stuff happening on sand, sea and sky.

– Sample hot eats from favourite local food trucks
– Live music on stage all day long
– Cold beverages served beachside
– Flex your muscles on the climbing wall
– Try a kayak, stand up paddle board or Hobie Eclipse pedal board
– Stroll along the street market
– Watch incredible driftwood art come to life and so much more!!

Watch for Vendor and Musician announcements soon!

www.colwood.ca/EatsnBeats

Centennial Square Summer Lunchtime Concerts

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

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

July:

03: Fall Fair Car – indie rock
04: Downtown Mischief – funky meeting
05: Man Made Lake – indie rock
10: Lester Quitzau Trio – roots/blues
11: Kikeyambay – traditional dancing/drumming
12: Bousada – electronic
17: Dylan Stone and his Band – folk rock
18: Neion Feline – electro pop
19: Hank Angel and his Island Devils – blues
24: The Leg Up Program – r&b
25: Capital City Syncopators – prohibition era swing
26: The Nick La RIviere Band – r&b
31: Symphony in the Summer – Symphony

August:

01: Symphony in the Summer – symphony
02: Symphony in the Summer – symphony
07: Blue Moon Marquee – swing and jazz
08: Tight Hair – Disco
09: Phonosonics – roots reggae
14: Grapefruite is Impossible – jazz/hip hop
15: Bucan Bucan – bulkan brass
16: Spacetapes – indie rock
21: The County Line – country
22: Lost Octave – rock
23: Bel – folk
28: Pacific Edge Chorus – Choral
29: Straw Dogs – rock
30: Buskers Festival – variety

September:

04: Scars and Scarves – Psych
05: Genevieve and the Wild Sundays – folk/roots
06: WIse Child – indie rock

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