Concerts

My Son The Hurricane will take to the stage at Simms Park Aug. 14 for the final show of the 2022 Simms Park Summer Concert Series. The event will double as a fundraiser for the Comox Valley Food Bank. Photo supplied

Simms Park Concert Series concludes with a foodbank fundraiser Aug. 14

My Son the Hurricane and DRFTR to perform in doubleheader

  • Aug 8, 2022

 

Corwin Fox (centre) is joined by friends Yael Wand (left) and Lindy Vopnfjord for a special in-the-round concert at the Old Church Theatre, Aug. 13. Photo supplied.

Corwin Fox and friends playing an intimate show at Courtenay’s Old Church Theatre

Cumberland’s Corwin Fox is one of Canada’s most respected musicians and producers.…

 

Zandhunga members (Kelly Thomas, Brittany Bowman and Oscar Robles performing at festival in Keelung City, Taiwan. Photo submitted

Zandhunga to play at Anderton Gardens Thursday

Lively, Latin music will fill the beautiful and lush setting of The…

 

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

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
Juno-nominated saxophonist Ryan Oliver will play an outdoor concert at the Gardens at Anderton on July 28. Photo by Robert Ell

Juno-nominated saxophonist Ryan Oliver to play outdoor concert in Comox

Malcolm Holt Special to the Record And now for something completely special…

  • Jul 25, 2022
Juno-nominated saxophonist Ryan Oliver will play an outdoor concert at the Gardens at Anderton on July 28. Photo by Robert Ell
The Anderson Jazz Trio will play at Andewrton Gardens on Thursday, July 21. Photo supplied

Comox’s Gardens at Anderton hosts jazz double-bill

An exciting double-bill concert at Anderton Gardens starting at 5 p.m Thursday,…

The Anderson Jazz Trio will play at Andewrton Gardens on Thursday, July 21. Photo supplied
The Georgia Strait Big Band will be playing a series of four outdoor concerts, every other Thursday at Anderton Gardens, starting July 14. Photo supplied

Georgia Strait Big Band to play series of outdoor concerts in Comox

Malcolm Holt Special to the Record With fingers crossed, Georgia Straight Jazz…

  • Jul 13, 2022
The Georgia Strait Big Band will be playing a series of four outdoor concerts, every other Thursday at Anderton Gardens, starting July 14. Photo supplied
Violinist Kai Gleusteen and pianist Catherine Ordronneau are in the Comox Valley for the Kaimerata Chamber Music Festival. Photo supplied

Kaimerata Festival returns to the Comox Valley with the music of Tchaikovsky

Violinist Kai Gleusteen and pianist Catherine Ordronneau have returned to the Comox…

Violinist Kai Gleusteen and pianist Catherine Ordronneau are in the Comox Valley for the Kaimerata Chamber Music Festival. Photo supplied
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
Vancouver Island MusicFest’s gospel/spiritual set on Sunday morning always draws huge crowds to the main stage. This year’s star-studded line-up will be a sure-fire hit. Black Press file photo

TALES FROM MUSICFEST: Sunday morning gospel show always a big draw

Robert Moyes Special to Black Press No matter how late they stay…

  • Jul 2, 2022
Vancouver Island MusicFest’s gospel/spiritual set on Sunday morning always draws huge crowds to the main stage. This year’s star-studded line-up will be a sure-fire hit. Black Press file photo
Jim Byrnes, seen here at the 2019 Filberg Festival in Comox, will be the host for Vancouver Island MusicFest’s Old-Time Radio Show. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Legend Jim Byrnes, seen here at the 2019 Filberg Festival in Comox, will be the host for Vancouver Island MusicFest’s Old-Time Radio Show. Record file photo

TALES FROM MUSICFEST: Dialing in an old-time radio show

By Robert Moyes Special to Black Press There’s a wonderful song by…

  • Jun 26, 2022
Jim Byrnes, seen here at the 2019 Filberg Festival in Comox, will be the host for Vancouver Island MusicFest’s Old-Time Radio Show. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Legend Jim Byrnes, seen here at the 2019 Filberg Festival in Comox, will be the host for Vancouver Island MusicFest’s Old-Time Radio Show. Record file photo
Helen Austin 2022. photo supplied

Great lineup slated for Summer Music Series at Comox’s Gardens on Anderton

By Mark Allan Special to the Record After a successful debut, the…

  • Jun 23, 2022
Helen Austin 2022. photo supplied
The Vancouver Island Symphony is returning to the Sid Williams Theatre June 25. (Photo courtesy HA Photography)

Vancouver Island Symphony’s season concludes in Courtenay Electrifying Eroica

The June 25 show will be conductor Pierre Simard’s final performance with the symphony

  • Jun 18, 2022
The Vancouver Island Symphony is returning to the Sid Williams Theatre June 25. (Photo courtesy HA Photography)
Musical performances are one of many ways to be entertained at the Filberg Festival in Comox, happening July 29-31. Courtesy Filberg Festival

Filberg Festival announces second wave of musical acts for August long weekend

The Filberg Festival organizers have rounded out the musical lineup with the…

Musical performances are one of many ways to be entertained at the Filberg Festival in Comox, happening July 29-31. Courtesy Filberg Festival
Completely Creedance will play at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens on June 19. Photo supplied

Completely Creedance concert at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens

Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens presents the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival on…

Completely Creedance will play at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens on June 19. Photo supplied
Sarah Hagen will be back in the Comox valley for a recital on June 28. Photo supplied

Sarah Hagen returns to Comox for a piano recital

Pianist Sarah Hagen returns to Comox United Church on Tuesday morning, June…

Sarah Hagen will be back in the Comox valley for a recital on June 28. Photo supplied
The Comox Valley Concert Band will be playing an outdoor concert at Marina Park on Father’s Day. Photo submitted

Comox Valley Concert Band holding outdoor Father’s Day concert

What could be more enjoyable than sitting by the ocean on a…

The Comox Valley Concert Band will be playing an outdoor concert at Marina Park on Father’s Day. Photo submitted
The Small Glories will be performing live at Courtenay’s Old Church Theatre on Sunday, June 12. (Marc J Chalifoux Photography)

Powerhouse duo Small Glories to play Courtenay’s Old Church Theatre

Cara Luft and JD Edwards know how to draw in an audience.…

The Small Glories will be performing live at Courtenay’s Old Church Theatre on Sunday, June 12. (Marc J Chalifoux Photography)
The free Simms Park summer concert series season returns June 5 at 7 p.m. Photo supplied

Courtenay summer concert series kicks off June 5

The free Simms Park summer concert series season is back with an…

  • May 27, 2022
The free Simms Park summer concert series season returns June 5 at 7 p.m. Photo supplied
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)