A Tribute to Elvis in Concert

Back by popular demand! Paquette Productions is proud to present A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS IN CONCERT at the McPherson Playhouse on Oc​tober 11 at 7​:00​ PM. You will not want to miss this concert featuring two of the world’s most coveted Elvis Tribute artists known today,
Pete Paquette and Chris Connor.

Back by popular demand! Paquette Productions is proud to present A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS IN CONCERT at the McPherson Playhouse on Oc​tober 11 at 7​:00​ PM. You will not want to miss this concert featuring two of the world’s most coveted Elvis Tribute artists known today,
Pete Paquette and Chris Conno

This dynamic duo have been performing their amazing Tribute show in front of thousands of Elvis fans across our nation. Accompanied by an eleven piece band, their incredible talents and showmanship makes this show a MUST SEE live concert for any rock’n roll music fan.

Canada’s Premier Elvis Tribute Artist, Pete Paquette, a multi-award winning performer who has toured across Canada with his self-produced show Elvis: The Moments, will set the stage with his explosive energy, recreating a performance of two of the King’s most defining moments of his career, from his early Rock & Roll years to the electrifying 1968 Comeback Special in the famous Black Leather Outfit.

Direct from the United Kingdom, Chris Connor, from the World Famous Elvis Show, within a few short years has skyrocketed himself to becoming one of the most popular and sought after Elvis Tribute Artist in the world. His natural looks and voice astound his audiences at every concert. Chris delivers a powerful tribute to Elvis in the Concert Years which will leave you mesmerized from beginning to end. Recently, Chris was named one of the top Tribute Acts by the Telegraph Journal UK.

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Burton Cummings Up Close and Alone Tour

Burton Cummings’ musical creations continue to resonate with fans both old and new. His voice is considered to be one of the finest in rock music, and he has continued to uphold this impressive reputation as performer, singer, songwriter and recording artist.

Burton Cummings Up Close and Alone TourBurton Cummings 
Up Close and Alone Tour
Saturday October 7 & Sunday October 8
Doors 7:30 PM | Show 8:00 PM

Burton Cummings Up Close and Alone TourBurton Cummings’ musical creations continue to resonate with fans both old and new. His voice is considered to be one of the finest in rock music, and he has continued to uphold this impressive reputation as performer, singer, songwriter and recording artist.

With Canada’s original rock ‘n’ roll superstars The Guess Who, Burton scored an unprecedented string of international hit singles and albums, including These Eyes, Laughing, No Time, American Woman, Share The Land, Hang On To Your Life, Albert Flasher, Sour Suite, Orly, Glamour Boy, Star Baby, Clap For The Wolfman and Dancin’ Fool, all written or co-written by Burton. Upon leaving the Guess Who to go solo in 1976, Cummings earned a gold record with his debut solo single, “Stand Tall.”

Then came more than a dozen hit singles and albums including “I’m Scared”, “I Will Play a Rhapsody”, “Timeless Love”, “Break It To Them Gently”, “Fine State of Affairs”, “You Saved My Soul”, My Own Way To Rock and Dream Of A Child. That latter disc became the first quadruple platinum-selling album by a Canadian artist.

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Savour Cowichan Festival

Raise your glass to celebrate the best of the Cowichan Valley at this year’s Savour Cowichan Festival, brought to you by the Tourism Cowichan Society. During the ten day festival span, a lavish marquee event ‘Barge On In’ will be held on a
floating barge in Mill Bay plus five signature events with Cowichan Valley artisan food and beverage producers host a myriad of other community based epicurean events.

Savour Cowichan - PlayInVictoria.netRaise your glass to celebrate the best of the Cowichan Valley at this year’s Savour Cowichan Festival, brought to you by the Tourism Cowichan Society. During the ten day festival span, a lavish marquee event ‘Barge On In’ will be held on a floating barge in Mill Bay plus five signature events with Cowichan Valley artisan food and beverage producers host a myriad of other community based epicurean events.

Funds raised during the marquee event will support families living with autism in the Cowichan Valley through the Canucks Autism Network (CAN).

The Savour Cowichan Festival is an annual event that celebrates and showcases the Cowichan Valley’s spectacular cornucopia of locally grown and produced food and drink. For ten days, artisanal food and beverage producers have typically hosted more than 40 community epicurean events throughout the Cowichan Valley and we hosts our Marquee + signature  events.

Indulge your taste buds with seasonal fare at a myriad of fine restaurants with special drink and food pairings, winemakers dinners, chef demonstrations, cooking classes and multiple tasting events showcasing the freshest flavours of the Cowichan Valley produced by the region’s top chefs. Meet master winemakers, cider makers, brewmasters and the sommeliers who love what they do, and of course you are encouraged to sample liberally!

List of events throughout the community.

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Saanich Fair

Come and join us for what will be an amazing show. Canadian Rock Icon KIM MITCHELL will be performing at the Saanich Fair. Opening for Kim is local Blues God Jason Buie. Jason’s show starts at 7pm followed by Kim @ 8:30.

Saanich Fair - PlayInVictoria.netCome and join us for what will be an amazing show. Canadian Rock Icon KIM MITCHELL will be performing at the Saanich Fair. Opening for Kim is local Blues God Jason Buie. Jason’s show starts at 7pm followed by Kim @ 8:30.

As always our concerts are free of charge with paid admission to the Saanich Fair.

Make sure to share this and hope to see you and all your friends here for an amazing time!

Midway Ride all day Wrist Bands Saturday September 2nd 10am-10pm Sunday September 3rd 10am-10pm Monday September 4th10am-6pm
Adult, Youth, Children, Senior $40 $40 $35
Please note: GST included in all prices
 Admission at the Gate: Saturday September 2nd 8am-9pm Sunday September 3rd 8am-9pm Monday September 4 th8am-6pm
Adult $13 $13 $12
Youth (7-13) $8 $8 $7
Senior 65+ $8 $8 $7
Children (6 and under) Free Free Free
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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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Generations: Music from the Renaissance to the 20th Century

The West Coast Chamber Players will present a special concert featuring two generations of world class musicians.
We will perform the virtuosic “Concerto for Piano and Trumpet” by Shostakovitch, Beethoven’s “Spring Sonata”,
Dutilleux’s “Sarabande and Cortege” for Bassoon for Piano, JS Bach Duo for Bassoon and Violin, Piazzolla and more.

The West Coast Chamber Players will present a special concert featuring two generations of world class musicians.

We will perform the virtuosic “Concerto for Piano and Trumpet” by Shostakovitch, Beethoven’s “Spring Sonata”,

Dutilleux’s “Sarabande and Cortege” for Bassoon for Piano, JS Bach Duo for Bassoon and Violin, Piazzolla and more.

Don’t miss this extraordinary musical event!  Tickets will be sold at Tanner’s Books in Sidney starting August 12th and at the door

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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 CANCELLED
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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Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

A life full of music. That’s the story of Ricky Skaggs. By age 21, he was already considered a “recognized master” of one of America’s most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music.

A life full of music. That’s the story of Ricky Skaggs. By age 21, he was already considered a “recognized master” of one of America’s most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music. His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact. Continue reading “Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder”

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Just Announced: LOWEST OF THE LOW @marywinspear @LowestOfTheLow #yyjmusic

Lowest of the Low
October 1, 2017
Mary Winspear Centre-Sidney
Tickets: $55.65

Formed in the early 1990’s, Toronto based alternative rock group Lowest of the Low quickly became one of the most influential bands on the Canadian Alternative music scene. Earning critical acclaim and widespread radio play, their debut album Shakespear My Butt became one of the bestselling independent releases in Canadian history. Continue reading “Just Announced: LOWEST OF THE LOW @marywinspear @LowestOfTheLow #yyjmusic”

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