Live music

The late Dusty Hill (left) and ZZ Top founder Billy F Gibbons are seen on stage at the band’s show in Penticton in 2009. The Tres Hombres will perform at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre April 22, 2022, with special guests Cheap Trick. (Black Press Media file photo)

ZZ Top to rock Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre April 22

Online ticket sales open Friday at 10 a.m., with tickets starting at $49

 

“Lunch At Allen’s is a musical powerhouse comprising four remarkable Canadian talents: Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas.” (Submitted by Terry McRae)

Canadian greats bring ‘Lunch At Allen’s’ to Duncan

Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan, Ian Thomas play Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Nov. 7

 

Laila Biali will be performing at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 23. (Submitted photo)

Award-winning jazz artist Laila Biali will perform in Duncan on Oct. 23

Biali is on tour for the first time since the pandemic began

Laila Biali will be performing at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 23. (Submitted photo)
Noel McRobbie and Domagoj Ivanovic will perform in the return concert of the Chemainus Classical Concerts Series on Oct. 17, 2021. (Photo courtesy Chemainus Classical Concerts)

Chemainus Classical Concerts are back

Noel McRobbie on piano and Domagoj Ivanovic on violin

Noel McRobbie and Domagoj Ivanovic will perform in the return concert of the Chemainus Classical Concerts Series on Oct. 17, 2021. (Photo courtesy Chemainus Classical Concerts)
Pianist and humorist Sarah Hagen is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 22. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Performing Arts Centre)

Pianist and humorist headed to Duncan for Cabaret performance

Sarah Hagen will be at the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre Oct. 22

Pianist and humorist Sarah Hagen is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 22. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Performing Arts Centre)
The Naden Band performs at Providence Farm in September, 2021, hosted by the Cowichan Symphony. (Photo submitted by Cowichan Symphony)

From John Williams to Brahms, Cowichan Symphony Society has 4 diverse concerts on calendar

Naden Band entertains symphony audiences at Providence Farm

  • Oct 11, 2021
The Naden Band performs at Providence Farm in September, 2021, hosted by the Cowichan Symphony. (Photo submitted by Cowichan Symphony)
Bluesman Harry Manx. (Photo courtesy harrymanx.com)
Bluesman Harry Manx. (Photo courtesy harrymanx.com)
Ashley Foot and Anthony Dang take the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. (Submitted by Cowichan Performing Arts Centre)
Ashley Foot and Anthony Dang take the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. (Submitted by Cowichan Performing Arts Centre)
The Back Row Brass are going to be live on stage, and you can see them live and in person at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Vancouver Island Symphony photo)

See the Back Row Brass — in person — in Duncan

“We are very excited to have live classical music back onstage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre”

  • Jul 19, 2021
The Back Row Brass are going to be live on stage, and you can see them live and in person at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Vancouver Island Symphony photo)
Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

Merritt country music festival’s ‘crazy-ass scene’ recalled in photographer’s new book

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)
Helen Austin performing with Trent Freeman at the 2018 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Austin is one of the many performers listed for the 2021 event.

Vancouver Island MusicFest goes virtual for 2021

Black Press to stream 25 hours of programming July 9-11

Helen Austin performing with Trent Freeman at the 2018 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Austin is one of the many performers listed for the 2021 event.
Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)

B.C. performing arts groups could see gradual return of live events

Round table between Dr. Bonnie Henry and arts groups gives rise to cautious optimism

Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)
Frequent buskers Johnny Bomblast, left, and Dave Harris perform in front of Munro’s Books on Government Street. The roommates recently completed a new album of original material entitled Clouds. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

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Buskers ‘One Man Band’ Dave Harris and Johnny Bomblast team up to record pandemic-inspired album

Frequent buskers Johnny Bomblast, left, and Dave Harris perform in front of Munro’s Books on Government Street. The roommates recently completed a new album of original material entitled Clouds. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Vancouver’s Blonde Diamond is one of dozens of B.C. bands who received a SoundON grant during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lauren Zbarsky photo)

$500,000 more funds available to struggling B.C. musicians amid COVID pandemic

Successful applicants will receive $5,000 SoundOn grants in as early as a month

Vancouver’s Blonde Diamond is one of dozens of B.C. bands who received a SoundON grant during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lauren Zbarsky photo)
Singer Ken Lavigne will perform by live-stream from Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River on Feb. 7, starting at 7:30, playing romantic ballads and love songs. (Ken Lavigne/Submitted)

Get into the mood for Valentine’s Day with Vancouver Island’s Ken Lavigne

Singer will perform romantic ballads and love songs by livestream from Campbell River on Feb. 7

Singer Ken Lavigne will perform by live-stream from Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River on Feb. 7, starting at 7:30, playing romantic ballads and love songs. (Ken Lavigne/Submitted)
Eugene Smith is just one of the artists hosting regular streaming shows from the Duncan Showroom’s YouTube channel. (Citizen file)

Lights are up at the Duncan Showroom this November

On Saturday Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. 24 in the Valley with Schaps hits the stage.

Eugene Smith is just one of the artists hosting regular streaming shows from the Duncan Showroom’s YouTube channel. (Citizen file)
Diamond Joe White is headed to the Duncan Showroom on Oct. 17, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Head to the Duncan Showroom for the songs and stories of Diamond Joe

Diamond Joe White will be entertaining folks at the Showroom on Saturday, Oct 17.

  • Oct 11, 2020
Diamond Joe White is headed to the Duncan Showroom on Oct. 17, 2020. (Submitted photo)
Cowichan Valley rapper Switch is hitting the Duncan Showroom on Sept. 18. (Tara Cooper photo)

Switch goes live at the Duncan Showroom Sept. 18

Cowichan rapper will do livestream with special guests

Cowichan Valley rapper Switch is hitting the Duncan Showroom on Sept. 18. (Tara Cooper photo)
Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)

From theatres to patios, Vancouver Island Symphony plays through the pandemic

A series of pop-up concerts are taking place in various locations from Saltair to Comox

Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)