Live music

Hospital employee Shannon Bower (left) is hoping to give a special gift to Sir Elton John at his concert Friday evening. Her co-workers Berni Russell, who made Elton-style safety glasses, Kavita Dabla and manager Janine Lapierre, along with hospital foundation staff Terra Scheer, Andrea Woo, Tim Staunton, and Gabriella Matute are backing her ambitious goal. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Hey, Elton John, can you give Shannon a wave in the fourth row?

Langley woman’s last minute offer for a friend’s concert ticket has her hoping for the musician’s help

 

Theory of a Deadman's lead singer Tyler Connolly. All photos: Chris Hammett

Canada Rock Fest brings Grand Forks community together

The classic rock festival was a huge success

 

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

 

Ukrainian Yana Zlot will be performing at the Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival. Photo: Submitted
Ukrainian Yana Zlot will be performing at the Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival. Photo: Submitted
French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, right, plays one of her 20 conch shells during a jam session with her aunt, front left, and mother. Zaichkowski originally learned about the conch from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and jokingly ordered her first one off eBay. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)

B.C. musician toots conch shell on Canada’s Got Talent; gets Howie Mandel’s support

James Bay resident builds on 21 years of French horn training

French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, right, plays one of her 20 conch shells during a jam session with her aunt, front left, and mother. Zaichkowski originally learned about the conch from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and jokingly ordered her first one off eBay. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)
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)
Rock band Dear Rouge performs at Surrey’s Party for the Planet festival in 2014, in celebration of Earth Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s new ARC program aims to give musicians the tools to build sustainable careers

Applications from B.C.-based musicians now welcomed, with 15 to be picked for program’s first round

Rock band Dear Rouge performs at Surrey’s Party for the Planet festival in 2014, in celebration of Earth Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
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.
Dirt Floor's digital album release goes at bandcamp.com on Friday, Mar. 4. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay band, Dirt Floor, releases Rosie Blue

The distinct Kootenay melodies of Dirt Floor reverbrate through the tracks on new digital album

Dirt Floor's digital album release goes at bandcamp.com on Friday, Mar. 4. Photo: Submitted
Canada Rocks was last held in Grand Forks in August 2019. Photo: Facebook - Canada Rocks Fest

Canada Rocks Fest lineup partly revealed

Festival tickets to increase in April, says festival organizer

Canada Rocks was last held in Grand Forks in August 2019. Photo: Facebook - Canada Rocks Fest
Canada Rocks was last held in Grand Forks in August 2019. Photo courtesy of Chuck Varabioff

No country for Grand Forks’ Canada Rocks fest, says organizer

Festival to go ahead with star-studded ’90s night

Canada Rocks was last held in Grand Forks in August 2019. Photo courtesy of Chuck Varabioff
The Vancouver Island country music festival Sunfest has been postponed the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)

Canadian Live Music Association aims for clarity with live event regulations guide

Each province’s rules for live event gatherings is explored in detail in online guide

The Vancouver Island country music festival Sunfest has been postponed the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)
Saanich residents Reb Stevenson (left) and Billy Reid are the duo behind Pancake Manor, a successful children’s YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy of Reb Stevenson)

B.C. duo drops new kids’ music as Youtube videos close in on 2 billion views

Duo behind Pancake Manor releasing their eighth children’s album this week

Saanich residents Reb Stevenson (left) and Billy Reid are the duo behind Pancake Manor, a successful children’s YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy of Reb Stevenson)
The event poster for the 2022 AltiTunes Music Festival. (Contributed)

Arkells, Lights headlining 2022 AltiTunes festival at Big White

Those wishing to attend will be required to provide proof of full vaccination

The event poster for the 2022 AltiTunes Music Festival. (Contributed)
Castlegar country musician Lisa Nicole is releasing a new album. Photo: Suzanne Sagmeister

Castlegar’s Lisa Nicole launching new country album

Lisa Nicole will be performing in Rossland this weekend

Castlegar country musician Lisa Nicole is releasing a new album. Photo: Suzanne Sagmeister
Stumped by Steve Milroy is one of many pieces that can be seen on the Castlegar Sculpturewalk, which is venue No. 11 of the Columbia Basin Culture Tour that is taking place Aug. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Photo by D. Gluns)
Stumped by Steve Milroy is one of many pieces that can be seen on the Castlegar Sculpturewalk, which is venue No. 11 of the Columbia Basin Culture Tour that is taking place Aug. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Photo by D. Gluns)
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)
Rotary Club President Cheryl Ahrens (left) hands Nathan Vogel a check for $500 on Friday, July 2. Photo: Facebook / Grand Forks Rotary Club

Musicians to play at Grand Forks park this summer

Organizer Nathan Vogel said he’s booked six acts between Wednesday and mid-August

Rotary Club President Cheryl Ahrens (left) hands Nathan Vogel a check for $500 on Friday, July 2. Photo: Facebook / Grand Forks Rotary Club
Trombonist Adam Jacobs rehearses ahead of Band 8’s concert at Wilgress Lake Thursday, June 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

VIDEO: Grand Forks high school band rocks Wilgress Lake

Outdoor concert well received by parents across the lake

Trombonist Adam Jacobs rehearses ahead of Band 8’s concert at Wilgress Lake Thursday, June 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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)