Live music

Glen Foster will play the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, 444 Parkhill Terrace in Ladysmith, on May 20. In his upcoming recording project, he looks to raise further awareness to “hot topic issues” related to missing and murdered Indigenous women and residential schools. (photo by Doug Wortley of Arrowsmith Media)

Nanaimo musician takes on ‘heavier’ topics on upcoming album

Glen Foster will play the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery on May 20

 

Alexandra Lee and Nick Ross, two members of the Looking Glass String Quartet, will play at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Sunday, May 15. (News Bulletin photo)

String quartet to play Bach classics at downtown Nanaimo venue

Show at St. Paul’s Anglican Church happening Sunday, May 15

 

Sarah Smith, right, and David Gogo will perform as part of the Music From the Edges of Canada concert series, viewable via live-stream or in-person at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River on Sunday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. (photo submitted)

David Gogo playing live-streamed Music From the Edges of Canada concert

Performance can viewed online or in-person at Campbell River theatre May 8

 

Dan Mangan will perform in Nanaimo at the Port Theatre on May 17 at 7:30 p.m., with special guest Georgia Harmer. (photo submitted)

Juno award winner will play Nanaimo’s Port Theatre

Dan Mangan and special guest Georgia Harmer perform May 17

Dan Mangan will perform in Nanaimo at the Port Theatre on May 17 at 7:30 p.m., with special guest Georgia Harmer. (photo submitted)
The Island Consort Chamber Choir, as directed by Bruce Farquharson, front, will perform two concerts for its spring program in both Nanaimo and Parksville on May 7 and May 9, respectively. (photo submitted)

Island Consort Chamber Choir to perform spring program in Nanaimo

‘Lyrics of Love’ presents selection of short poems, Baroque, Scottish folk and vocal jazz

The Island Consort Chamber Choir, as directed by Bruce Farquharson, front, will perform two concerts for its spring program in both Nanaimo and Parksville on May 7 and May 9, respectively. (photo submitted)
Jane Lytvynenko’s family outside their rental property in Nanaimo’s University District. From left: Luka Lytvynenko, Oksana Lytvynenko, Yevheniia Koval, Tetiana Malashta, Victoria Breznytska (her children, Sofia and Arsen), Jane Lytvynenko and her son, David. Not pictured is Volodymyr Malashta, Tetiana Malashta’s husband. In partnership with the OV Arts Centre, Youth 20/20 Can will hold a benefit concert to help support the family on Saturday, May 7. (Mandy Moraes/Nanaimo Bulletin)

Benefit concert will help recently immigrated Ukraine family in Nanaimo

‘Stand With Ukraine’ show to be held Saturday, May 7, at the OV Arts Centre

Jane Lytvynenko’s family outside their rental property in Nanaimo’s University District. From left: Luka Lytvynenko, Oksana Lytvynenko, Yevheniia Koval, Tetiana Malashta, Victoria Breznytska (her children, Sofia and Arsen), Jane Lytvynenko and her son, David. Not pictured is Volodymyr Malashta, Tetiana Malashta’s husband. In partnership with the OV Arts Centre, Youth 20/20 Can will hold a benefit concert to help support the family on Saturday, May 7. (Mandy Moraes/Nanaimo Bulletin)
Carl Longstaff and Laura Kelsey will play the Nanaimo Bar on Saturday, May 7, in a return from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photos submitted)

Singer-songwriters share stage in upcoming Nanaimo show

Laura Kelsey and Carl Longstaff will play the Nanaimo Bar on Saturday, May 7

Carl Longstaff and Laura Kelsey will play the Nanaimo Bar on Saturday, May 7, in a return from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photos submitted)
Qualicum Beach’s Phil Dwyer plays final performance for the Nanaimo International Jazz concert series ‘Live at the Shaw’ on April 30. (photo submitted)

Phil Dwyer closes out jazz series on International Jazz Day

April 30 show a finale for Nanaimo International Jazz Festival’s ‘Live at the Shaw’ series

Qualicum Beach’s Phil Dwyer plays final performance for the Nanaimo International Jazz concert series ‘Live at the Shaw’ on April 30. (photo submitted)
Hawksley Workman plays the Queen’s in Nanaimo on May 2. (Photo submitted)
Hawksley Workman plays the Queen’s in Nanaimo on May 2. (Photo submitted)
The Vancouver Island Symphony will show two performances of Franz Peter Schubert’s Great Symphony on April 30 at the Port Theatre. (Nanaimo Bulletin file photo)
The Vancouver Island Symphony will show two performances of Franz Peter Schubert’s Great Symphony on April 30 at the Port Theatre. (Nanaimo Bulletin file photo)
Limin Yu and Alie Noruzi are the featured soloists at Malaspina Choir’s upcoming concert. (Photo courtesy Sally Ramsay)

Malaspina Choir will sing of love at upcoming concert

Featured soloists to sing love duets at April 30 show

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Limin Yu and Alie Noruzi are the featured soloists at Malaspina Choir’s upcoming concert. (Photo courtesy Sally Ramsay)
Jeff Plankenhorn will play at Nanaimo’s Summertime Blues Festival on Aug. 13. Early-bird tickets for the festival are on sale until the end of April. (Black Press Media photo)

Tickets for Nanaimo’s Summertime Blues Festival on sale now

Early bird pricing for mid-August 4-day event on limited supply

Jeff Plankenhorn will play at Nanaimo’s Summertime Blues Festival on Aug. 13. Early-bird tickets for the festival are on sale until the end of April. (Black Press Media photo)
Canadian band Our Lady Peace will tour to B.C. cities this spring. (Submitted photo)

Holograms help power Our Lady Peace tour that includes Vancouver concert this spring

Alt-rock band touts ‘intersection of music and technology’ in partnership with ARHT Media

Canadian band Our Lady Peace will tour to B.C. cities this spring. (Submitted photo)
Rock band Dear Rouge performs at Surrey’s Party for the Planet festival in 2014, in celebration of Earth Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s new ARC program aims to give musicians the tools to build sustainable careers

Applications from B.C.-based musicians now welcomed, with 15 to be picked for program’s first round

Rock band Dear Rouge performs at Surrey’s Party for the Planet festival in 2014, in celebration of Earth Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, died on Friday (March 25) at age 50. The band has since cancelled its 2022 tour, which included a Victoria show in October. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, died on Friday (March 25) at age 50. The band has since cancelled its 2022 tour, which included a Victoria show in October. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.

Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker headline summer’s Rockin River Fest in flood-hit Merritt

‘Now more than ever, we need things to be excited about,’ city’s mayor says

Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.
Ashley Wey, Hermann’s Jazz Club’s booking manager and longtime performer at the Victoria venue. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Victoria’s Hermann’s Jazz Club makes first and only pandemic plea amid struggles

Recent capacity restrictions have been the hardest yet on Island music institution

Ashley Wey, Hermann’s Jazz Club’s booking manager and longtime performer at the Victoria venue. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Jesse Roper is a popular Victoria-based musician whose performances in Greater Victoria were widely attended prior to the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Jesse Roper/Facebook)

COVID shifts perspective for Vancouver Island performing artists

Studio owner/performer wants more clarity; guitarist/songwriter enjoys slower pace

Jesse Roper is a popular Victoria-based musician whose performances in Greater Victoria were widely attended prior to the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Jesse Roper/Facebook)
Canada’s Drag Race comes to Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for a July 16 performance winding up its nationwide tour. (Facebook/Canada’s Drag Race)

Second season of Canada’s Drag Race ending tour with Victoria finale

Fans can attend July 16 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Canada’s Drag Race comes to Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for a July 16 performance winding up its nationwide tour. (Facebook/Canada’s Drag Race)
The Vancouver Island country music festival Sunfest has been postponed the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)

Canadian Live Music Association aims for clarity with live event regulations guide

Each province’s rules for live event gatherings is explored in detail in online guide

The Vancouver Island country music festival Sunfest has been postponed the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)