Concerts

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)
Eagle Eyes take a final bow after the concert was over. (Debra Lynn photo)

Tribute band, Eagle Eyes, brings live music back to the North Island region

A pandemic-weary Port McNeill came to life on Nov. 27 at the Gate House Theatre

  • Nov 30, 2021
Eagle Eyes take a final bow after the concert was over. (Debra Lynn photo)
Eagle Eyes Facebook photo

‘Eagle Eyes’ to rock out the Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill

‘We’re looking forward to going up there and playing for everyone’

Eagle Eyes Facebook photo
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

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)
Colin James (right) and his band put on a great show at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds as part of the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest. After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, MusicFest will return in 2022. Photo by Terry Farrell

Vancouver Island MusicFest returning in 2022

Comox Valley-based music staple planning for a ‘normal’ event next summer

Colin James (right) and his band put on a great show at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds as part of the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest. After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, MusicFest will return in 2022. Photo by Terry Farrell
Port McNeill Musicfest 2021
Port McNeill Musicfest 2021
People social distance as Haviah Mighty opens up for the Arkells concert at the Budwieser Stage in Toronto on August 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Live Nation Canada to require vaccination proof or negative test at concerts

Live concerts are already being held across the country under varying COVID-19 measures

People social distance as Haviah Mighty opens up for the Arkells concert at the Budwieser Stage in Toronto on August 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
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)
A live performance from KISS is available to live stream for fans through the Abbotsford Centre.

KISS-ing 2020 away with the Abbotsford Centre

New Year’s Eve stream from hall of fame rockers offered by Abbotsford Centre

A live performance from KISS is available to live stream for fans through the Abbotsford Centre.
Pierre Schryer. (Submitted photo)

Accomplished celtic fiddle player coming to Gate House Theatre

Pierre Schryer is one of Canada’s leading traditional fiddlers.

Pierre Schryer. (Submitted photo)
A Tribe Called Red (Timothy Nguyen Photography)

Wu-Tang Clan and Canadian favourites to headline Cowichan’s Laketown Shakedown

Wu-Tang Clan, an American hip hop band that has been on the…

A Tribe Called Red (Timothy Nguyen Photography)