Jon & Roy’s Holiday Special is something of a festive tradition in Victoria. Now in its 12th year, it’s as much of the capital city’s Yuletide celebrations as the Empresses’ Christmas tree or downtown lit up with shimmering lights.
One of the unique joys of the Holiday Special lies within its revue style rollout, with some of the most talented BC artists taking to the stage throughout the evening. This year's line up includes the multi talented folk-rock artist Kieran Campbell from Tofino, Salt Spring Island’s own Nicky MacKenzie, star of CTV's The Launch and who blew the crowd away at September's All Ways Home Festival. Vancouver’s indie-folk streaming giant Joshua Hyslop and, rounding out the line up, Chad VanGaalen, whose latest release got an impressive 7.3 rating from the notoriously difficult to please Pitchfork.
At its core, The Jon and Roy Holiday Special is an all-ages celebration of music exploration.