Live music

Boomerang Eight with Emily Wright is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on May 14, 2022. (Submitted)

Blend of classical and jazz for final Boomerang concert at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Music by several young Chilliwack artists will include solos, duets, small ensembles

Boomerang Eight with Emily Wright is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on May 14, 2022. (Submitted)
Chilliwack band members from left to right are Ed Henderson, Jerry Adolphe, Bill Henderson, and Gord Maxwell. (Colin Smith)

Band Chilliwack set to rock local stage for charity fundraiser

Concert will bring in funds for Chilliwack Search and Rescue following November floods

Chilliwack band members from left to right are Ed Henderson, Jerry Adolphe, Bill Henderson, and Gord Maxwell. (Colin Smith)
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)
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band are coming to Abbotsford later this year.

Ringo Starr making Abbotsford debut later this year

Former drummer for The Beatles performing at Abbotsford Centre in October

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band are coming to Abbotsford later this year.
Conductor Boris Brott in a photo posted by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra ahead of its “A Tribute to Ukraine” benefit concert, April 20 at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre.

VSO’s ‘A Tribute to Ukraine’ benefit concert now pays tribute to conductor killed on a Hamilton street

Boris Brott died Tuesday in Ontario city, two weeks before April 20 concert in Vancouver

Conductor Boris Brott in a photo posted by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra ahead of its “A Tribute to Ukraine” benefit concert, April 20 at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre.
Rock group Styx comes to the Abbotsford Centre on Oct. 6.

Styx coming to Abbotsford in October

Rock group set to perform at the Abbotsford Centre on Oct. 6

Rock group Styx comes to the Abbotsford Centre on Oct. 6.
Young Beethoven is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on April 10. (Submitted)

Chilliwack concert to celebrate 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth

Young Beethoven is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Mar 25, 2022
Young Beethoven is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on April 10. (Submitted)
Members of the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra rehearse on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Mozart to The Mandalorian: Chilliwack orchestra’s spring concert shares music about heroes, villains

Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra will be playing music from operas, musicals and movies

Members of the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra rehearse on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Violinist Jasper Wood joins the Bergmann Duo on March 25 for ‘Road Movies’ at the Chilliwack Cultrual Centre. (Submitted)

Violin and piano blend together for ‘Road Movies’ concert in Chilliwack

Bergmann Duo returns to Chilliwack Cultural Centre with violinist Jasper Wood

  • Mar 18, 2022
Violinist Jasper Wood joins the Bergmann Duo on March 25 for ‘Road Movies’ at the Chilliwack Cultrual Centre. (Submitted)
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.
Rich Robinson (left) and Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes.

The Black Crowes announce stop at Abbotsford Centre

Show on Sunday, July 17 part of Shake Your Money Maker Tour

Rich Robinson (left) and Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes.
Motley Crüe, shown here in 2012, returns on tour this year with Def Leppard and others, with a concert at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium on Sept. 2. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Big concerts are back in B.C. as several bands announce 2022 dates in Vancouver, other cities

Announced Thursday was a Mötley Crüe/Def Leppard show at B.C. Place Stadium in September

Motley Crüe, shown here in 2012, returns on tour this year with Def Leppard and others, with a concert at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium on Sept. 2. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Boomerang Seven – Sarah Wills is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 26. (Submitted)
Boomerang Seven – Sarah Wills is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 26. (Submitted)
Image from the performance of Celtic Illusion at The Palms Crown Casino in 2018. (Photo by Chris Hopkins)

Celtic Illusion fuses Irish dancing and magic in Abbotsford show

Event on April 6 at Abbotsford Centre features some of the world’s fastest taps

Image from the performance of Celtic Illusion at The Palms Crown Casino in 2018. (Photo by Chris Hopkins)
From left, Brett Marten, Joey Smith and Marc Atkinson make up the Marc Atkinson Trio. They will be at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 4. (Submitted)

Music by Marc Atkinson Trio to fill Chilliwack Cultural Centre theatre

Trio pushes boundaries of guitar playing with technically demanding, rhythmically pulsing music

From left, Brett Marten, Joey Smith and Marc Atkinson make up the Marc Atkinson Trio. They will be at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 4. (Submitted)
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)
Hall of famer Carlos Santana is scheduled to return to the Abbotsford Centre on March 31. (Submitted)

Santana returning to Abbotsford in March

Legendary rocker bringing his Blessings and Miracles Tour to Abbotsford Centre

Hall of famer Carlos Santana is scheduled to return to the Abbotsford Centre on March 31. (Submitted)
All proceeds from music festival ‘Vestival 14’ will go towards the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund. (Marcel Faucheret)

Chilliwack band holds ‘Vestival’ concert for Fraser Valley flood relief

All proceeds from benefit concert go to Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund

All proceeds from music festival ‘Vestival 14’ will go towards the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund. (Marcel Faucheret)
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