Live music

The Bella Coola Music Festival will kick off Saturday morning, July 17. (Michael Wigle file photo)

‘We are making it work in any way that we can’: Bella Coola Music Festival kicks off Saturday

Highway access to the valley has been cut off due to wildfires, but reopened Thursday with pilot car

 

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

 

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)
Jason and Pharis Romero’s new album <em>Bet on Love</em> has garnered them six nominations for the 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards. (Patrick Davies photo-Williams Lake Tribune)

Pharis and Jason Romero’s new album up for six Canadian Folk Music Awards

Pharis and Romero live in Horesfly where they make music and banjos

Jason and Pharis Romero’s new album <em>Bet on Love</em> has garnered them six nominations for the 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards. (Patrick Davies photo-Williams Lake Tribune)
Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune

Hip Hop 4 Hunger food drive benefits Salvation Army food bank

“I was really missing shows, so that was a big part of where this came from.”

Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune
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)
COVID-19: Williams Lake’s Performances in the Park 2020 to go live on tape

COVID-19: Williams Lake’s Performances in the Park 2020 to go live on tape

Plans are in the works to record some live performances to share online

COVID-19: Williams Lake’s Performances in the Park 2020 to go live on tape
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
Quintet Plus choir members Marlene Anderson (back from left), Jean Oke, Joyce Lawrence, Janice Green, Macky Pierce (front from left), Margaret Willard and Jan Toews perform at the 13th Annual Parade of Choirs in support of the Hough Memorial Cancer Society. For more see page A17. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Annual Parade of Choirs raises thousands for Hough Memorial Cancer Society

Since 2008, the society has raised over $30,000 from the Parade of Choirs alone

Quintet Plus choir members Marlene Anderson (back from left), Jean Oke, Joyce Lawrence, Janice Green, Macky Pierce (front from left), Margaret Willard and Jan Toews perform at the 13th Annual Parade of Choirs in support of the Hough Memorial Cancer Society. For more see page A17. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jordan Salazar aka Sal the Sinner (from left) raps alongside Bryan ‘Bioson’ Delaronde as he holds his daughter Marcy Delaronde in his arms, something he said he’d thought he’d never do. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Local talent shines at Hometown Hip-Hop concert

Williams Lake’s own hip-hop and rap community are still as passionate and…

Jordan Salazar aka Sal the Sinner (from left) raps alongside Bryan ‘Bioson’ Delaronde as he holds his daughter Marcy Delaronde in his arms, something he said he’d thought he’d never do. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Mother Sun is an eclectic psychedelic surfer rock four-piece band coming up from Kamloops to perform live at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre on Friday night. (Photo submitted)

Mother Sun performing live at arts centre Friday night

A psychedelic sound fresh from Kamloops will make its lakecity debut on Friday, Feb. 21

Mother Sun is an eclectic psychedelic surfer rock four-piece band coming up from Kamloops to perform live at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre on Friday night. (Photo submitted)
The Community Arts Council of Williams Lake’s program manager Venta Rutkauskas has taken on the popular Performance in the Park culture series which she hopes will grow into an event that showcases all of the performing arts, not just singing. (Patrick Davies photo- Williams Lake Tribune)

All forms of performing arts wanted for Performances in the Park

Registration is still open for the 2020 Performances in the Park until March 3

The Community Arts Council of Williams Lake’s program manager Venta Rutkauskas has taken on the popular Performance in the Park culture series which she hopes will grow into an event that showcases all of the performing arts, not just singing. (Patrick Davies photo- Williams Lake Tribune)
Alessia Cara is on a roll, being nominated for six 2020 Juno Awards. She was named Tuesday as host of the awards ceremony, on March 15 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. Photo by Olivia Alta

Alessia Cara to host and perform at 2020 Juno Awards

Multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter also up for six awards, including Artist of the Year

  • Jan 28, 2020
Alessia Cara is on a roll, being nominated for six 2020 Juno Awards. She was named Tuesday as host of the awards ceremony, on March 15 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. Photo by Olivia Alta