Live music

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

 

The July 7 kick off of the 2022 Performances in the Park series will be moved indoors due to a forecasted thundershower in the evening. (Performances in the Park image)

Weather forecast sends Performances in the Park indoors

July 7 performance will move indoors to the Cariboo Recreational Complex Arena 1 instead

 

The Borderband, led by LeRae Haynes, performs at last week’s wet but fun performances in the Park concert. Angie Mindus photo.
The Borderband, led by LeRae Haynes, performed at a performance in Boitanio Park previously. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake reboots Performances in the Park for 2022

Live music to return on Thursday evenings starting in July

 

Here Patrick Metzger, bass, from left, Jason, Pharis and Marc Jenkins perform at Arts on the Fly 2019 in Horsefly. The Romeros will once again take the stage as Arts on the Fly returns. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Horsefly music fest returns with format change and September dates

Arts on the Fly will take place on two days, with day-only tickets and no camping

  • Jun 23, 2022
Here Patrick Metzger, bass, from left, Jason, Pharis and Marc Jenkins perform at Arts on the Fly 2019 in Horsefly. The Romeros will once again take the stage as Arts on the Fly returns. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Band students at their final concert, some their final high school concert ever. Adam Combs, back row, from left, and Austin DeDood. In front row from left, Iknoop Bassi, Veronica Keats, Jessica Tritten and Kianna Davis. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Standing room only for LCSS final band concert in Williams Lake

A Celebratory Concert was the first to a large live audience in two years

Band students at their final concert, some their final high school concert ever. Adam Combs, back row, from left, and Austin DeDood. In front row from left, Iknoop Bassi, Veronica Keats, Jessica Tritten and Kianna Davis. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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)
Senior concert band musicians Veronica Keats, from left on clarinet, Iknoop Bassi, also on clarinet and Heidi Van Beers on flute, practice in preparation for their final concert of the year. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

LCSS final concert to be a dramatic and dynamic musical event

Public can attend final concert for high school band program

Senior concert band musicians Veronica Keats, from left on clarinet, Iknoop Bassi, also on clarinet and Heidi Van Beers on flute, practice in preparation for their final concert of the year. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddle Society players perform during their Roaring Fiddles showcase combining their music, with elements of theatre and dance to transport the audience back to the 1920's and the golden age of radio. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddle Society’s hard work pays dividends with successful showcase

Roaring Fiddles in the 1920s-Fiddling with the Radio Dial show a roaring success

Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddle Society players perform during their Roaring Fiddles showcase combining their music, with elements of theatre and dance to transport the audience back to the 1920's and the golden age of radio. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Abigayle Kotyk was performing in the self-accompanied vocals category in the Cariboo Festival this year. (Ruth Lloyd photo)

Honours concert for Cariboo Festival

Final concert to showcase a select group from the performing arts festival will take place May 1

Abigayle Kotyk was performing in the self-accompanied vocals category in the Cariboo Festival this year. (Ruth Lloyd photo)
Gordon Stobbe gives the youth fiddlers some pointers during a workshop held at Thompson Rivers University in Williams Lake in a previous year. (File photo)

Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddlers preparing for live concert

Tickets are for sale at The Open Book and online at Eventbrite

Gordon Stobbe gives the youth fiddlers some pointers during a workshop held at Thompson Rivers University in Williams Lake in a previous year. (File photo)
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.
Michael Bruce on piano and Edwin Lee on synthesizer were rehearsing before a performance Saturday. The Cariboo Gold Dance Band performed A Tribute To Sinatra to a sold out Gibraltar Room in Williams Lake on Feb. 5, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake’s Cariboo Gold Dance Band played to sold out crowd

Tribute to Sinatra a sweet success for local band

Michael Bruce on piano and Edwin Lee on synthesizer were rehearsing before a performance Saturday. The Cariboo Gold Dance Band performed A Tribute To Sinatra to a sold out Gibraltar Room in Williams Lake on Feb. 5, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Members of the Cariboo Gold Dance Band practice for their upcoming performance in the Gibraltar Room in Williams Lake Feb. 5. (CGDB photo)

Cariboo Gold Band concert will be an homage to Old Blue Eyes

Williams Lake band will host a night of music honouring Sinatra

  • Feb 4, 2022
Members of the Cariboo Gold Dance Band practice for their upcoming performance in the Gibraltar Room in Williams Lake Feb. 5. (CGDB photo)
The Cariboo Gold Dance Band practices putting together a big band ensemble. (Cariboo Gold Dance Band photo)

Cariboo Gold Dance Band gets in on midcentury revival

Williams Lake band prepares to perform live to a reduced audience Feb. 5

The Cariboo Gold Dance Band practices putting together a big band ensemble. (Cariboo Gold Dance Band photo)
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)
Kathryn Navatil on the French horn. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake students perform for first time in nearly two years

LCSS -Columneetza Campus band students get to share the power of music

Kathryn Navatil on the French horn. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Kalli Campbell, Dallas Moe, Joelle Thurow, and Gabrielle Knox (left-right) show their vaccine passports while wearing masks and their volunteer aprons in preparation for the Medieval Market Nov. 20 and 21 at LCSS in Williams Lake. The event will require vaccine passports of patrons, vendors, and volunteers and follow Covid-regulations, limiting capacity to allow social distancing. (Kim Nowotny Photo - Lake City Secondary)

The Medieval Market Returns to Lake City Secondary in Williams Lake

Vendors, volunteers and patrons have to meet Covid-safety protocols

  • Nov 12, 2021
Kalli Campbell, Dallas Moe, Joelle Thurow, and Gabrielle Knox (left-right) show their vaccine passports while wearing masks and their volunteer aprons in preparation for the Medieval Market Nov. 20 and 21 at LCSS in Williams Lake. The event will require vaccine passports of patrons, vendors, and volunteers and follow Covid-regulations, limiting capacity to allow social distancing. (Kim Nowotny Photo - Lake City Secondary)