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Festivals

Festivals

Victoria likes to celebrate and we have dozens of annual festivals to prove it. Whether it is family fun at the International Buskers Festival in July or the smooth beats of the TD Victoria International Jazz Festival in June or the spirited Art of the Cocktail festival in October, Victoria is always full of life.

Check out our Calendar of Events for a full list of what's happening year-round!

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On-Going Events

Shirley Country Market

Date Range: June 05, 2016 to September 04, 2016
Upcoming Dates: July 03, 2016 , July 10, 2016 , July 17, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Shirley Community Hall's Pioneer Park
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Shirley Community Hall's Pioneer Park (West Coast Road, 20km west of Sooke) Every Sunday, June 5 through September 4, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The drive alone makes the trip to Shirley totally worth it. If you've got a car and a sense of adventure, take the coast highway along the southern tip of the island to the quaint tow... more

Entangados, The Fabulous Lo Lo, Phonosonics, YOGOMAN, Marafani World Beat

Dates: June 26, 2016
Venue: Inner Harbour
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 3pm-8pm
Location: Ship Point
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To wrap the festivities this year, Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival is proud to present a jammed-pack day of all-ages, FREE programming at our Ship Point stage in the heart of the city's Inner Harbour. We're bringing the extra bright, circus Sunday vibes your way this time around with the high-wire circus sound of Ar... more

Misha Piatigorsky

Dates: June 26, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Dave Dunnet Theatre Oak Bay High
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NYC based pianist MISHA PIATIGORSKY is an award-winning composer who blends powerful melodies with an unusual harmonic sensitivity. His deeply personal yet cosmopolitan sound reflects his experience as a Russian-Jewish émigré growing up in urban America. Piatigrorsky works to advance modern jazz beyond the ... more

Rachel Therrien Quintet

Dates: June 26, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:30
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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With ties to both Montreal and Brooklyn, Quebec trumpeter and composer RACHEL THERRIEN is having an impressive impact on the North American jazz scene. With sold-out shows and a fourth CD due out this year, the Montreal Jazz Festival’s 2015 TD Grand Jazz Award-winning Therrien is an inspired bandleader whose divers... more

Soil & "Pimp" Sessions

Dates: June 26, 2016
Venue: Distrikt
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 9:30 PM
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Get ready for SOIL AND “PIMP” SESSIONS, a wild sextet that formed 15 years ago in Tokyo and have gone on to considerable international success via exhilarating festival performances from Glastonbury to Montreux. Despite calling their style of music “death jazz,” their high-energy performance is al... more

The Legendary Downchild Blues Band plus David Gogo

Dates: June 26, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Centennial Square
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Unequaled in Canada and virtually without peer around the world, the DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND is a musical juggernaut that has nurtured the legacy of classic blues for nearly a half-century. Downchild founder Donnie Walsh loved the blues so much as a teen he launched his own band, gradually becoming recognized as a stellar h... more

André Leroux Quartet

Dates: June 27, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:30
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Influenced by the legendary John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, and now considered one of Canada’s top saxophonists, Montreal’s ANDRÉ LEROUX began his career in the Vic Vogel Big Band. Quickly becoming an in-demand session player, he has worked alongside such established Canadian players as Françoi... more

Busty and the Bass

Dates: June 27, 2016
Venue: Distrikt
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9:30pm
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Formed while music students at Montreal’s McGill University, this nine-piece “electro-soul hip-hop collective” quickly established their musical merit by beating out hundreds of other bands Canadawide to win the CBC and TD Bank’s Rock Your Campus competition in 2014. Now with an EP, GLAM, and so... more

Joe Lovano Classic Quartet plus Maureen Washington

Dates: June 27, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30pm
Location: McPherson Playhouse
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Saxophone legend JOE LOVANO has recorded over two dozen of his own albums in the last 30 years. Master of soulful ballads as much as fiery improv, the talented Lovano is a gifted and prolific composer, and one of the most respected tenor players in the world. Lovano began playing professionally while attending the fame... more

case/lang/veirs

Dates: June 28, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Royal Theatre
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Several years ago, K.D. LANG sent an email to NEKO CASE and LAURA VEIRS on a whim. It read simply, “I think we should make a record together.” Though the three musicians were barely more than acquaintances “Laura and I both responded immediately,” recalls Case. ‘case/lang/veirs,’ a ... more

Jacky Terrasson Trio

Dates: June 28, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Dave Dunnet Theatre Oak Bay High
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After winning the Thelonius Monk award in 1993, Franco-American pianist JACKY TERRASSON came up through the venerable jazz school of Betty Carter, accompanying the iconic singer for many years. There’s no lack of variety in Terrasson’s approach to material, as he incorporates funk, soul, and allusions to cont... more

Jacques Kuba Séguin: Litania Projekt

Dates: June 28, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:30pm
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Montreal-born JACQUES KUBA SÉGUIN is a versatile, adventurous, and award-winning trumpeter/composer who has toured internationally with Cirque Du Soleil and several of his own ensembles. Drawing inspiration from his own Polish origins, neoclassical music, and Northern European jazz, Litania Projekt finds Sé... more

Polyrhythmics

Dates: June 28, 2016
Venue: Distrikt
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9:30pm
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Creating vivid instrumental imagery using complex rhythms and a unique precision that redefines the term “funk” for 21st century audiences, the 8-piece POLYRHYTHMICS are proving to be one of Seattle’s finest exports. With a hard-driving modern afro-psycho-beat sound, composed of relentless rhythm, heart... more

Alexander Hawkins Trio

Dates: June 29, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:30pm
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Pianist ALEXANDER HAWKINS is one of the fastest rising stars of the UK jazz scene. He possesses a staggering technical ability with a bountiful imagination as both player and composer. While uncompromisingly modern, Hawkins has a deep appreciation for the jazz tradition, given that he has an encyclopedic knowledge of the... more

An Evening With Tedeschi Trucks Band

Dates: June 29, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30
Location: Royal Theatre
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Announcing the first 2016 TD Victoria International JazzFest Marquee Series headliner at the Royal Theatre! Driven by Susan Tedeschi’s impassioned, blues-soaked vocals and Derek Trucks’ virtuoso guitar, Tedeschi Trucks Band is a 12-member, American roots-rock tour-de-force with a growing worldwide reputation... more

Moon Hooch plus The New Souls

Dates: June 29, 2016
Venue: Distrikt
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9:30pm
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Equipped with formidable technical skills and a cheeky attitude, the jazz trio known as MOON HOOCH were legendary subway buskers whose intoxicating combination of twin saxes and a drum kit tended to create instant rave parties on Brooklyn subway platforms. Before long, all that partying got them banned by the NYPD. Now w... more

An Evening With Ana Popovic

Dates: June 30, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Centennial Square
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Currently based in Memphis, the Belgrave-born Ana Popovic is a guitar-shredding phenomenon whose command of the entire span of contemporary blues is nothing less than stunning. Nicknamed “The Serbian Scorcher” for her fiery technique, this award-winning artist is undeniably one of the premier talents... more

Laila Biali Trio

Dates: June 30, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Dave Dunnet Theatre Oak Bay High
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Award winning Canadian pianist and vocalist LAILA BIALI, acclaimed for her ability to effortlessly blend traditional jazz with contemporary pop, has toured with Chris Botti, collaborated with Sting, and recorded with Lisa Fischer. She’s performed at prestigious venues around the world, but those who saw her sold-ou... more

Piotr Damasiewicz Quintet

Dates: June 30, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:30
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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One of Poland’s finest trumpeters, PIOTR DAMASIEWICZ explores the rich language of jazz, incorporating European classical music as well as modern improvisation. Featuring some of Poland’s best jazz musicians, this quintet boasts a wealth of talent and stage presence, and the unique ability to fuse the accessi... more

Tall Tree Music Festival

Dates: June 30, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: June 30 to July 3, 2016
Location: Browns Mountain
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Come and enjoy one of Canada's most acclaimed boutique music festivals and celebrate our seventh year with us! June 30 to July 3, 2016 BROWNS MOUNTAIN, Port Renfrew B.C. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, with early access on Wednesday if you purchase an early access pass. Tall Tree is a boutique festival on a west co... more

 

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