Ryan McMahon will perform at a Cowichan Folk Guild chapel concert at Providence Farm in Duncan this weekend on May 28, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Cathleen Lundgren)

Ryan McMahon will perform at a Cowichan Folk Guild chapel concert at Providence Farm in Duncan this weekend on May 28, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Cathleen Lundgren)

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Ryan McMahon in concert this weekend

The Cowichan Folk Guild is hosting their final Acoustic Chapel Concert before fall on Saturday, May 28, and are bringing in Ryan McMahon from Ladysmith to headline.

McMahon is known as a solo artist, but also as a member of folk/rock band lion bear fox.

McMahon has won three Vancouver Island Music Awards for his solo work including Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.

“Engaging and honest, Ryan McMahon’s music is a blend of alt country, Americana and rock, following the lead of Canadian peers such as Bryan Adams and Sam Roberts,” says a press release for the event. “The singer/songwriter has released six solo albums and brings wit and charm to his live performance.”

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Providence Farm. Tickets are $20 for folk guild members and $25 for non-members. Get them at https://islandsfolktickit.ca/events/15191 and at the door.

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In June the Cowichan music scene heats up with a concert by Alfie Zappacosta at Arbutus Ridge Gold Club Satellite Bar and Grille.

On Friday, June 24 this musical legend hits the stage, with Justin Glibbery on keys. An 1980s pop rock star, a press release for his new show says he’s managed to redefine himself and is better than ever with a new album, Saved.

Reviews for the album say this Juno-winning, platinum selling singer/songwriter has maintained his soaring voice on the recording, which incorporates elements of pop, jazz, gospel and rock.

If you want a three-course dinner and the show, it starts at 5:30 p.m., with the concert starting at 7 p.m. To get tickets for the dinner/show combo call 250-743-5100. For concert-only tickets check out Eventbrite.

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The Cobblestone Pub in Cobble Hill has a couple of upcoming evenings of entertainment.

On Thursday, May 26, the Cobblestone Comedy Night takes over the venue, with headliners Chris Gaskin and Peter Hudson.

Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $15. Get them at gotpopconcerts.com or by calling the pub at 250-743-4232 to reserve a table.

On Saturday, May 28 musician Daniel Wesley hits the stage with Paul Mitchell.

“Daniel Wesley’s music has always been a call to live life to the fullest. And on Beach Music, the West Coast singer/songwriter’s ninth full-length album, that call rings out more clearly than ever,” says a press release for the event.

“Recorded with producer John Raham at Afterlife Studios, Beach Music finds Wesley reaffirming his roots, but also expanding on his signature brand of reggae-tinged beach music.”

Showtime is 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $25 plus service charge in advance, or $30 at the door. Get them at gotpopconcerts.com or at the Cobblestone Pub.

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Imagine That! gallery in downtown Duncan is putting up their new window displays for June.

The first window will feature Michael Dean with Island Impressions.

“Artist Michael Dean captures the history and spirit of Vancouver Island in his realistic impressions of working coastal vessels, forests and beach scenes,” says a press release. “Using both watercolours and oils, Michael’s paintings convey a strong sense of three-dimensional light-filled space, and are known for their finely crafted details.”

The second window will feature William Reynolds with Glass Fusion.

Reynolds works in stained glass.

“He expanded into warm glasswork, and by heating and layering artisan glass he achieves a third dimension to his art, amplifying and reflecting light, bring life to the subject,” says a press release. “Every hand-crafted piece is unique, and most are suitable for indoor or outdoor display.”

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Michael Dean’s work will be exhibited this month in the window of Imagine That gallery in downtown Duncan. (Michael Dean painting)

Michael Dean’s work will be exhibited this month in the window of Imagine That gallery in downtown Duncan. (Michael Dean painting)

William Reynolds’s glass work will be exhibited in the window of Imagine That gallery in downtown Duncan for the month of June. (William Reynolds artwork)

William Reynolds’s glass work will be exhibited in the window of Imagine That gallery in downtown Duncan for the month of June. (William Reynolds artwork)