Would you like to be able to find recordings by Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands artists. Some of them are pretty hard to find unless you happen to be at a festival or a folk club where they are playing. Let me introduce CD Isle. This is a local music sales website that specializes in Vancouver Island artists. You can even get old vinyl for some Vancouver Island bands here. Check out CD Isle here.
The Dancing Bean Cafe has become one of the places in the Mid-Island area where you can depend on finding some good live music. If you are on the hunt for some great acoustic music it will be worth you while to check their website.
You will find the Dancing Bean Cafe at 9752A Willow Street, Chemainus. You can phone ahead to purchase tickets for their shows to (250) 246-5050.
High Tide Entertainment has been promoting concerts and other events for over three years mostly in Victoria and sometimes in surrounding areas like Vancouver, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Duncan, Whistler, and other cities. They specialize in promoting live music but also promote other events like comedy, dance, and other varieties of entertainment.
They promote an amazing variety of acts, including every genre. In their recent schedule you fill find folkies like Buffy Sainte-Marie, the amazing grrl group Fruit from Australia, blues like John Lee Hooker Jr., Don Ross (US National Finger Style Guitar Champion, the amazing J.J. Cale and a number of rock tribute bands.
Check out their website for a look at their upcoming lineup at http://www.hightideconcerts.net/index.html.