This event is being held on the beautiful traditional and unceded Coast Salish Territories, specifically of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples***
The Music Well Presents!
Can't wait for Koksilah Music Festival taking place Sept 7-9 in Quw’utsun Territory at Tl’ulpalus (Cowichan Bay, BC)? Then make your way to the Koksilah pre-party! Hosting a fab vast lineup of local Victoria musicians. This is the first of a new showcase promoting local bands and artists.
Cost is $5-$10 sliding scale. No person will be turned away due to lack of funds.
HEADLINER - OLIVER SWAIN -11:00PM:
A celebrated musician combining whimsical, spiritual and socially-conscious acoustic folk music which he likes to refer to as "chamber folk odyssey". Oliver Swain is a Juno and WCMA nominated Americana and Folk-Noir musician from Victoria BC. Oliver's live show has attracted the attention of Tamara Kater, Executive Director of Folk Music Canada who says, “Since I first discovered him in 2008, Oliver Swain has been one of my very favorite artists – especially in a live setting. His performances are a musical journey that takes you from haunting old-time melodies to soaring new songs...sweeping vocal stylings, dazzling and dramatic skills as an instrumentalist, an evening spent with Oliver Swain will leave you breathless and joyful.
THE MILES SKYE CLUB - 10:30PM - The Miles Skye Club gets you vibing to laid back drums, mellow funk basslines, flowing vocals, and Ol’ Copper’s unique R&B-folk guitar style, resulting in the band’s distinct “west coast groove” sound.
Sugar Castle - 10:00PM - Gender bending, genre defying punks from Victoria, BC.
ROTTEN APPLE RUCKUS - 9:30PM -With all the tools for a laundromat dance party, Rotten Apple Ruckus will explode string band plink and plunk all over! Their goal is shimmy, shake and cutting rugs. A jugless jug band hailing from Alabama, Quebec, and Victoria. Come stomp your boots and shake your booty to these old time ragged rhythms!
Thunderfeet - 9:00PM - Thunderfeet is a hip hop artist that is working to inspire, and entertain audiences of all ages. His music deals with growth, healing, the state of our human civilization, and spiritual wondering.
* The Victoria Event Centre does not currently have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at [email protected]
and VEC staff do their best to accommodate.
* More detailed venue accessibility info is available at https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/
* Washrooms are for all genders.