Concerts

Attendees of the Breakout Festival in Vancouver Sunday (Sept. 18) were caught on video destroying venue structures, in apparent anger after the night’s headliner Lil Baby cancelled last minute. (Twitter screenshot/@mc1040597)

VIDEO: Vancouver festival-goers destroy venue structures after Lil Baby cancels

About 1,000 of 5,200 attendees responsible for destruction, according to organizers

 

North Island Musicfest. (Debra Lynn Photography)

PHOTOS: Huge crowd shows up to enjoy all-day North Island Musicfest

Port McNeill once again hosted the North Island Musicfest on Aug. 27

 

Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP

From Mendes to New Kids, concert cancellations prove a costly gamble for fans

Fans sometimes stuck with hefty travel, hotel expenses

 

The Hyde Creek Music Festival made its return this year on July 2 with a great lineup of bands and some warm weather. See more photos on page nine. (Debra Lynn photo)

Hyde Creek Music Festival returned for some fun in the sun

The music festival was held July 2 and saw sunny weather all day

The Hyde Creek Music Festival made its return this year on July 2 with a great lineup of bands and some warm weather. See more photos on page nine. (Debra Lynn photo)
Vancouver Island MusicFest takes place at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds, July 8-10. Terry Farrell photo

Everything you need to know about Vancouver Island MusicFest – July 8-10, Comox Valley

Vancouver Island MusicFest executive producer Doug Cox says planning the first live…

Vancouver Island MusicFest takes place at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds, July 8-10. Terry Farrell photo
The 2022 PNE Fair, billed as “British Columbia’s longest running and largest ticketed event,” will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 5 at the fair site in East Vancouver. (File photo)

PNE Fair to return with daily capacity limits and paid-ticket concerts, starting Aug. 20

The B-52s ‘Farewell Tour,’ Blue Rodeo and Barenaked Ladies among concert highlights for 2022

The 2022 PNE Fair, billed as “British Columbia’s longest running and largest ticketed event,” will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 5 at the fair site in East Vancouver. (File photo)
Lonnie Glass of Thunder Road singing with bandmate Shelley Sweet Potato Brown. (Debra Lynn photo)

Thunder Road – A Bruce Springsteen Experience rocks Port McNeill on a Saturday night

As the show went on, the intensity gradually grew for both band and audience

  • Apr 27, 2022
Lonnie Glass of Thunder Road singing with bandmate Shelley Sweet Potato Brown. (Debra Lynn photo)
The Tenors will be playing a show May 27 in Port McNeill for charity. (Supplied photo)

The Tenors are coming May 27 to Port McNeill for a benefit concert

Tickets start at $50 and the concert begins at 7:00 p.m. in the North Island Secondary School gym

The Tenors will be playing a show May 27 in Port McNeill for charity. (Supplied photo)
Thunder Road, A Bruce Springsteen Experience, is coming to the Gate House Theatre April 23. (Photo supplied)

Bruce Springsteen tribute band coming to Port McNeill this weekend

Thunder Road is an 11 piece band from Victoria that gives you all of The Boss’ greatest hits

Thunder Road, A Bruce Springsteen Experience, is coming to the Gate House Theatre April 23. (Photo supplied)
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)
Ryan McMahon. (Photo contributed)

Ryan McMahon performing at final show of the North Island Concert Society’s season

McMahon has carved out an almost 20-year career as an independent artist in Canada’s music scene

Ryan McMahon. (Photo contributed)
Joëlle Rabu and her son, Nico Rhodes, performing at the Port Hardy Civic Centre. (Debra Lynn photo)

Joëlle Rabu and Nico Rhodes: Reviving Piaf at North Island Concert Society show

North Island residents were treated to a channeling of the spirit of Edith Piaf

Joëlle Rabu and her son, Nico Rhodes, performing at the Port Hardy Civic Centre. (Debra Lynn photo)
CURL will be performing March 26 at the Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill. Purchase tickets online at eventbrite.ca

Blues band CURL to perform at the Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill

CURL will be playing covers from legends like Aretha Franklin and Etta James and original material

CURL will be performing March 26 at the Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill. Purchase tickets online at eventbrite.ca
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.
Nico Rhodes and Joëlle Rabu. (Submitted photo)
Nico Rhodes and Joëlle Rabu. (Submitted photo)
Legendary bluesman Taj Mahal will play in Courtenay at Vancouver Island MusicFest on July 9, 2022. Photo courtesy minttalentgroup.com
Legendary bluesman Taj Mahal will play in Courtenay at Vancouver Island MusicFest on July 9, 2022. Photo courtesy minttalentgroup.com

Taj Mahal returning to Vancouver Island MusicFest stage

Executive producer Doug Cox is bringing back one of the greatest blues…

Legendary bluesman Taj Mahal will play in Courtenay at Vancouver Island MusicFest on July 9, 2022. Photo courtesy minttalentgroup.com
Legendary bluesman Taj Mahal will play in Courtenay at Vancouver Island MusicFest on July 9, 2022. Photo courtesy minttalentgroup.com
The Foo Fighters will be at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre on Oct. 3. (Photo by Brantley Gutierrez)

Foo Fighters include Vancouver Island stop on list of 10 new tour locations

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre hosting hall of famers Oct. 3; tickets available as of Feb. 18

The Foo Fighters will be at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre on Oct. 3. (Photo by Brantley Gutierrez)
The Marc Atkinson Trio at the Civic Centre in Port Hardy. (Debra Lynn photo)

Marc Atkinson Trio: A lot more than just strumming

‘Atkinson has incorporated a variety of influences into his music’

  • Feb 7, 2022
The Marc Atkinson Trio at the Civic Centre in Port Hardy. (Debra Lynn photo)
The Marc Atkinson Trio. (Photo contributed)

The North Island Concert Society returns with a performance from the Marc Atkinson trio

The concert society has had Marc Atkinson Trio play several times in its long history

The Marc Atkinson Trio. (Photo contributed)
Lead singer Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragon performs during the 2017 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press file photo)

Imagine Dragons adds Vancouver Island concert date in April

Pop-rock band best known for songs Believer, Thunder and Radioactive

Lead singer Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragon performs during the 2017 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press file photo)