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Sunday, July 3rd, 2011
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

July 3rd - Timebenders

Now in their 18th year, the Timebenders’ show has delighted audiences all across North America, from Florida to Hawaii, Alaska to Acapulco and almost every point in between. They have performed for such renowned clients as Bill Gates, Dick Clark and Francis Ford Coppola as well as countless fortune 500 corporations. Guaranteed crowd pleasers, the Timebenders’ show covers the best music from the 50’s to the 90’s with over 22 costume changes and hilarious impersonations of all the musical stars from those eras. Wildly interactive and extremely high-energy, this show is a hit and must see for the entire family! Come early for good seats.

July 10th – The Sutcliffes

The Sutcliffes are a four piece musical juggernaut that take their passion and love of the The Beatles songbook to deliver a high energy show. They focus on the early Beatle classics and throw in an eclectic mix of tunes that are sure fire crowd pleasers, from Johnny Cash to Neil Diamond (!). Over 300 shows of music and entertainment and the release of two live CDs have led to a fanatical following and an invite to Liverpool in 2009, where they played The Cavern Club as a part of that city’s annual Beatles week celebrations . If you have ever enjoyed a Beatles song you will not want to miss these lads from Victoria.

July 17th – Elvis returns!

“Virtual Elvis” is a stage persona created by Scott MacDonald. Scott’s singing career started early as a member of Ottawa’s magnificent Christ Church Cathedral choir. He can remember his Choir Master and music teacher telling him to “take the Elvis out of it” even then. In the early 1990s Scott happened to hear Elvis performing “American Trilogy” on TV and was spellbound by the “King’s” performance. At that moment he committed himself to a life long study of Elvis’ life and his music. He practiced his performances on friends and family and was soon entertaining at various venues throughout Ottawa. His talent was quite evident and he soon quit his day job to devote his time to his musical career. Scott has definitely put the “Elvis” back in his music and has delighted thousands across the country from Halifax to Vancouver Island ever since.

Jul 24th – Don’t Touch that Dial

Award-Winning Vocalist Stephanie Greaves, her friends and her band bring you the best hits from the 30′s – 50′s.

July 31st – The Midnights

The Midnights Rhythm and Blues band show is one of the hottest Motown sounding bands, R & B and variety acts in Canada. Known for their high stepping energizing performance. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience The Midnights rhythm & blues all-star showcase review and Motown stage show spectacular!
Aug 7th – RUKUS

Golden Oldies as you remember hearing them, from Elvis to The Beatles and everything in between. Devoted to the preservation of authentic 50’s & 60’s Rock ‘N’ Roll. Playing in and around Victoria RuKus has performed since 1981 to enthusiastic audiences of all ages. Highlights through the years include opening for Buddy Knox’s 60th. birthday party bash in 1993. Winning the 1999 “Battle Of The Bands” competition out of 16 bands. Regular appearances include Government House – “Music On The Lawn” , Rock ‘N’ Roll For Little Souls, Butcharts Gardens and The Saanichton Fair. They have also worked with Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame, disc jockey Red Robinson on three different occasions, playing on shows with Tommy Sands, Bobby Curtola, The Coasters, Susan Jacks, Randy Bachman as well as Buddy Knox. Boasting over 200 years of combined stage experience. They also have two of their own members in the Victoria Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame, drummer Barry Casson and lead guitar player Dave Kissinger. Together with Bob Dalziel, guitar, Marty Adams, keyboards and Steve Hanson, bass, they all vocalise to recreate a wide variety of the sights and sounds of the Golden Age of Rock ‘N’ Roll. They promise a fun time of entertainment and dancing for all ages.

Aug 14th – Boogaloo en Orbit

Boogaloo en Orbit is a sextet of Victoria musicians/ singers who have lovingly worked out a new sound drawing on the influences of their home countries- Southern California, Cuba, Quebec and Vancouver Island and Aztlán. The result is a dance beat somewhere between salsa, rock, rumba, klezmer and twist, with lyrics in Spanish, English, Russian, Yiddish, Portuguese and Pig Latin. Lead by multi-instrumentalist/ composer Johnny Guaguancó (pronounced wah wahn KOH), Boogaloo en Orbit plays original melodic, soulful music, that’s all about having a good time. This band works completely acoustically when appropriate, as well as on the march. See them on you tube at:

Aug 21st – Johnny Vallis

Best known as the Man of Many Voices. An entertainer since he was first able to speak, his first impersonations included Elvis Presley and his schoolteachers. While still in junior high school, this talented youngster portrayed Buddy Holly as part of the wildly popular Legends Of Rock and Roll tour. Traveling the world, he has played top venues in Canada, Australia, the US, the United Kingdom and delivered a highly regarded command performance for the King and Queen of Malaysia. A devoted fan of many different musical genres, this popular singing impressionist has also performed alongside such legendary figures as Buddy Knox, Tommy Sands, Long John Baldry and Randy Bachman, just to name a few. Constantly touring with his vast array of voices, this multi-talented showman has also performed for the Grey Cup and the CFL. However, his proudest moment came when he staged an outside concert in Kamloops to aid the food bank and performed for nearly 5000 people. Energetic, amusing, and at times inspiring. Victoria’s own Man of Many Voices, Mr. Johnny Vallis!

Aug 28th – Shaky Ground

Join SHAKY GROUND for an afternoon of fun amd music.

Bring your dancing shoes – you’ll hear all your favourites from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s right up to today. Beatles, Elvis, Creedence, Orbison, Jerry Lee, Mellancamp, Billy Idol, Van Morrison, Doobies, Bowie, BTO – and many more.

The band has been a favourite with Victoria audiences for over 15 years, and has entertained over half a million people, in appearances in all the major venues from Sooke Harbour House to the Victoria Conference Centre to the Winspear here in Sidney.

The musicianship is top notch – all four members are well-known studio musicians here in Victoria. And with three lead singers in the band, the vocals and harmonies are exceptional.

You’ll be singing along with every song!

Cost: Free Event
Category: Concerts | Music
    Blues | R&B
    Choir | Vocal Ensemble
    Country | Bluegrass
    Indie | Folk
    Pop | Rock
Everything Else
Location: Sidney Bandshell
2546 Beacon Ave., Sidney
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Ryan Labelle
250 656 4365
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