The Killer, Cash and the King

On December 4th, 1956 an event occurred that was to become music legend. A jam session started at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records Recording Studio that featured Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

The Killer, Cash and the King at the McPherson PlayhouseIt’s an evening of world-class entertainment with A ROCK’N’ROLL CHRISTMAS In Concert at the McPherson Playhouse on D​ecember 13 at 7​:30​ PM.

On December 4th, 1956 an event occurred that was to become music legend. A jam session started at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records Recording Studio that featured Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

The Killer, Cash and the King pays tribute to these legendary Sun Records recording artist’s music from that original night, as well many other hit songs by Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley that have stood the test of time.

90 minutes of rockabilly, country and pure 1950’s rock and roll portrayed by the world’s leading tribute artists and played the way it is supposed to be played.

More Information & Video at www.KillerCashKing.info

*Tickets are $54.00 | On sale June 30 at 10am

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THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY

Direct from its success in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Simon & Garfunkle Story November 1-2017The Simon & Garkunkel Story is a critically acclaimed performance about the world’s most successful musical duo, performing at the Royal Theatre, N​ovember 1 at 7​:30​ PM.

Direct from its success in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

“Fantastic”Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2
“Authentic and Exciting”The Stage

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The Legendary Gordon Lightfoot In Concert

A national treasure, Gordon Lightfoot is beloved by music fans around the world

A national treasure, Gordon Lightfoot is beloved by music fans around the world . Born November 17, 1938 in Orillia, Ontario Gordon Lightfoot studied at Los Angeles’ Westlake College of Music. He returned to Canada in the early 1960s and began performing at the “Riverboat” in Toronto and in coffee houses throughout Canada and the United States. In 1966, his debut album Lightfoot! was released. Tracks such as For Lovin’ Me, Early Morning Rain, Steel Rail Blues and Ribbon of Darkness brought him international recognition as a songwriter. As a result, cover versions of his songs were recorded by artists such as Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Cash, and countless others.  In 1971 Gordon earned his first Top Ten hit when If You Could Read My Mind became an international sensation. In 1974, his classic single, Sundown, went to No.1 on the American charts, followed two years later by The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, inspired by a Newsweek magazine article; it reached No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard charts. In 2004, he released his 20th album Harmony, and his iconic Massey Hall residencies are celebrated with the release of his most recent album Massey Hall Moments – All Live, a collection of live recordings of the finest Massey Hall performances, recorded between 1998 and 2001.

Gordon Lightfoot continues to perform extensively throughout the United States and Canada, giving approximately  75-80 concerts each year ; and more recently appears at Massey Hall every second year.

Mr. Lightfoot has won 15 Juno Awards and been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2001. In May 2003 was made a Companion of the Order of Canada and is also a member of the Order of Ontario. In 2004 was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and, in 2012 into the U.S. Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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AUSTRA Plus Guests

Future Politics, Austra’s third, and most ambitious album to date, calls for radical hope: a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia, says Katie Stelmanis, who leads Austra with the support of Maya Postepski (Princess Century, TR/ST), Dorian Wolf, and Ryan Wonsiak.

Austra Sugar NightclubFuture Politics, Austra’s third, and most ambitious album to date, calls for radical hope: a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia, says Katie Stelmanis, who leads Austra with the support of Maya Postepski (Princess Century, TR/ST), Dorian Wolf, and Ryan Wonsiak. Future Politics is a collection of urgent, but disciplined anthems for dance floor and headphones.

Stelmanis, wrote, produced and engineered the album, with Postepski ad
ding production on half the tracks. Its haunting first single, Utopia, is heart-filling, irresistible pop that feels pulled from the air. Freepower deals with the paradox of a physical world in peril while our collective consciousness evolves there is no denying our reliance on each other and the systems we invent.

In Mexico, Stelmanis was introduced to a whole generation of Latin American producers who are mixing traditional folk music with techno beats. It’s an underground revolution rooted in the preservation and celebration of Latin American indigenous cultures, and also Latin American independence from the USA very similar to what A Tribe Called Red is doing in Canada. Inspiration also came from European club culture Objekt, Peter Van Hoesen, Lena Willikens, and 90s legends like Massive Attack; in all, artists who understand the dance floor as a source of radical ideas and radical joy.

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ELLIOTT BROOD Plus Guests

For their fifth album, Elliott Brood wanted to break things. 2008’s Mountain Meadows was shortlisted for the Polaris Prize, and the band’s last record, Days Into Years, won a 2011 Juno award for roots album of the year.

ELLIOTT BROOD Plus GuestsAtomique Productions Presents…
Elliot Brood
plus guests

TICKETS (On sale Friday 06/2 @ 10:00am)

For their fifth album, Elliott Brood wanted to break things. 2008’s Mountain Meadows was shortlisted for the Polaris Prize, and the band’s last record, Days Into Years, won a 2011 Juno award for roots album of the year. Now was the time to smash the precedents, break the mould. To withdraw to a farmhouse in Bath, Ontario, hammering out nine songs in two weeks.

For the first time, Elliott Brood decided to work with an outside producer: Ian Blurton, who has helped make roaring records for the Weakerthans, Skydiggers and Cursed. And for the first time, the group’s two songwriters decided to mine the bare histories of their own lives: penning verses about the ends of relationships and the tests of adulthood, long drives, childhood retreating in a rear-view mirror. “Work and Love will make a man out of you,” the Constantines sang; and so here is Elliott Brood’s Work and Love, their most personal album to date, the sound of a grown-up band searching their hearts for all they’ve lost and gained.

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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.

The 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

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Daniel O’Donnell in Concert

International star, Daniel O’Donnell, has announced that he will be returning to tour across Canada in September this year.

Daniel O'donnell in ConcertAn Evening with Daniel O’Donnell
Date: Thursday, September 7 2017 7:30 pm
On-Sale: Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 10:00am
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC

International star, Daniel O’Donnell, has announced that he will be returning to tour across Canada in September this year. The tour will see the record breaking chart singer blaze a trail from Victoria & Vancouver (BC) in the West, right across all the provinces to Halifax (NS) & St.Johns (NL) in the East (an impressive run of tour dates that takes in 10 out of 10 of the Canadian Provinces).

Commenting on the tour announcement, Daniel said I’m really excited about this tour, it will take us to quite a few cities in Canada which we have not performed in before, as well as to some of our old favourites, offering us an opportunity to meet both new & familiar faces. I love meeting and performing for the fans, it is one of my greatest pleasures in life. I’m so very thankful for them, as they are the ones who make these shows happen.

In total, Daniel has now reached the UK Artist Albums Chart with more than 37 albums and has now amassed THIRTY ONE Top 30 albums over the course of his career. Over his long and continuingly successful career Daniel has received many accolades including an honorary MBE from Queen Elizabeth, an appearance on Top of the Pops, his life celebrated on This Is Your Life and multiple Entertainer of the Year/Person of the Year Awards in Ireland and the UK to add to his record breaking chart appearances.

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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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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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