Live music

The Correlieu Jazz Band was at Spirit Square in downtown Quesnel on Thursday, June 23. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Correlieu Jazz Band close out school year with downtown performance

Music erupted from Spirit Square on Thursday, June 23

 

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

 

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

 

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)
The Q City Singers in dress rehearsal before the COVID-19 pandemic began. They’ll make their grand return to performing on May 28. (Submitted photo)

Quesnel choral group planning return to performances

The Q City Singers will be performing at Bethel Church in May, their first time since COVID-19 began

The Q City Singers in dress rehearsal before the COVID-19 pandemic began. They’ll make their grand return to performing on May 28. (Submitted photo)
Scott Duncan, Scott Ward and Ray Schmidt of The Wardens were in Quesnel at the Bethel Church on Monday, March 14. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Trio of national park rangers return to Quesnel with stories and mountain music

Quesnel Live Arts hosted The Wardens on Monday, March 14

Scott Duncan, Scott Ward and Ray Schmidt of The Wardens were in Quesnel at the Bethel Church on Monday, March 14. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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.
MG3 + CGT performed in Quesnel at Bethel Church on Thursday, Feb. 24. (Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Guitarists delight audience in latest concert by Quesnel Live Arts

Two talented guitar trios entertain as one at Bethel Church

MG3 + CGT performed in Quesnel at Bethel Church on Thursday, Feb. 24. (Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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)
Chase Padgett will be bringing his 6 Guitars show to the Occidental on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. (Quesnel Live Arts Poster)

Fox talent show contestant coming to Quesnel

Chase Padgett will be on the show Alter Ego on Oct. 6, and will be at the Occidental on Oct. 14/15

Chase Padgett will be bringing his 6 Guitars show to the Occidental on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. (Quesnel Live Arts Poster)
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)
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)
Frequent buskers Johnny Bomblast, left, and Dave Harris perform in front of Munro’s Books on Government Street. The roommates recently completed a new album of original material entitled Clouds. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

VIDEO: Not even a pandemic can keep a good B.C. street musician down

Buskers ‘One Man Band’ Dave Harris and Johnny Bomblast team up to record pandemic-inspired album

Frequent buskers Johnny Bomblast, left, and Dave Harris perform in front of Munro’s Books on Government Street. The roommates recently completed a new album of original material entitled Clouds. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Vancouver’s Blonde Diamond is one of dozens of B.C. bands who received a SoundON grant during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lauren Zbarsky photo)

$500,000 more funds available to struggling B.C. musicians amid COVID pandemic

Successful applicants will receive $5,000 SoundOn grants in as early as a month

Vancouver’s Blonde Diamond is one of dozens of B.C. bands who received a SoundON grant during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lauren Zbarsky photo)
The band Spank the Plank performs at White Hart Pub in Surrey on Friday, June 12. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Bar brings back live music as B.C.’s top doc warns singing spreads COVID-19

‘The hardest part is reminding people that they can’t dance, which isn’t easy,’ pub operator says

The band Spank the Plank performs at White Hart Pub in Surrey on Friday, June 12. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
A scene from the 2019 ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art in Wells. Executive and artistic director Julie Fowler helped establish a new B.C. Music Festivals Collective to help connect music festival directors and producers from across the province during this uncertain time. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

Julie Fowler of Wells helps build new provincial music festival collective

The group is sharing information and working together to address COVID-19 challenges

A scene from the 2019 ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art in Wells. Executive and artistic director Julie Fowler helped establish a new B.C. Music Festivals Collective to help connect music festival directors and producers from across the province during this uncertain time. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
Shambhala Music Festival has been postponed to 2021. File photo

Shambhala Music Festival postponed to 2021

The popular electronic music event near Nelson announced the news Tuesday

Shambhala Music Festival has been postponed to 2021. File photo
A performance during Tiny Lights Music Festival in the small Kootenay community of Ymir is seen here in 2017. The annual music festival has been postponed to 2021. Photo: Tyler Harper

Will the show go on? B.C. music festivals consider options over coronavirus

Summer events are running out of time to stay on schedule

A performance during Tiny Lights Music Festival in the small Kootenay community of Ymir is seen here in 2017. The annual music festival has been postponed to 2021. Photo: Tyler Harper
Marc Atkinson is coming to Quesnel March 7 with his Marc Atkinson Trio. (Barbara Pedrick photo)

Talented musicians sharing Quesnel Live Arts stage March 7

The internationally renowned Marc Atkinson Trio performs with Cameron Wilson

Marc Atkinson is coming to Quesnel March 7 with his Marc Atkinson Trio. (Barbara Pedrick photo)