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DOPE SODA BACK IN VICTORIA! ...Cravers be warned: Dope Soda, The Leg-Up Program, Boomshack @ Lucky Bar Mar 13 2015
DOPE SODA BACK IN VICTORIA! ...Cravers be warned
Lucky Bar
Fri. March 13th 10pm doors at 9:30pm
$12 advance. [ticket locations]  [Buy Tickets Online] 
Dope Soda hail from mid Island (Nanaimo BC) and are one of the most active hard working ska/reggae bands in the province. Formed in late 2011, Dope Soda present a fresh concoction of six of the top jazz, rock, and Jamaican-music-inspired musicians from Vancouver Island, with membership in acts such as Current Swell, The Bananafish Dance Orchestra and The Kiltlifters.

The band is led by a three-piece horn section with roots in the highly-regarded Vancouver Island University Jazz Department, buoyed by a funky rhythm section that serves up sips of bubbling Hammonds and Wurlitzers, shots of distorted guitar, and heavy bass--in your face.

Dope Soda jumps back and forth between reggae jams, punk rock assaults, happy ska romps, and hiphop throwdowns--a thirst quencher for audiences who need good rhymes and good times.

Guests of honour for this joyous occassion include the 17 piece Victoria party ensemble The Leg Up Program and Nanaimo's latest reggae, jazz, funk party band Boomshack - comprised mostly of graduates from Vancouver Island University’s jazz program.

When you put all three bands together one after the other the sum of its parts equal a ton of fun.

Early bird tickets on sale now on ticketweb.ca $12 adv.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA\'S RESIGNATORS RETURN TO THE ISLAND!: The Resignators, Hillside Hooligans, Fableway @ Lucky Bar Apr 24 2015
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA'S RESIGNATORS RETURN TO THE ISLAND!
Lucky Bar
Fri. April 24th 10pm - 2am doors at 9:30pm
$12 adv. [ticket locations]
Get ready for more good times with Melbourne, Australia's The Resignators with our Island's own Hillside Hooligans and Fableway. This show is a family reunion of our ska family down under meeting our reggae, punk and ska family from west coast Canada. You may have remembered that The Resignators played at the Victoria Ska Festival in 2011 and 2013 opening for The Planet Smashers at Market Square and with Rude City Riot at Lucky Bar. If you didn't see them you're in for a treat with this edition of our On the Road to Ska & Reggae Festival.

STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO CONFIRMED IN VICTORIA!  - On the Road to Ska Fest 2015: Streetlight Manifesto, Dan Potthast, Sycamore Smith @ Distrikt May 29 2015
STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO CONFIRMED IN VICTORIA! - On the Road to Ska Fest 2015
Streetlight Manifesto, Dan Potthast, Sycamore Smith
Distrikt
Fri. May 29th 6:30pm - 10pm doors at 6pm
$25 adv. [ticket locations]  [Buy Tickets Online] 
Today is a great day for ska fans all over Western Canada.

Victoria BC Ska Society is proud to announce that Streetlight Manifesto is confirmed for our On the Road to Ska Fest 2015 concert series in Victoria on Friday, May 29 at Distrikt (early show 6pm door). Dan Potthast and Sycamore Smith will open.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 27 at 10am on ticketweb.ca and at Lyle's Place in Victoria.

This is a band that our fans have been requesting for a very long time. They're probably the biggest and most important ska/punk fusion band of the last decade, so we're thrilled to be presenting their shows.

STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO CONFIRMED IN VANCOUVER!  - On the Road to Ska Fest 2015: Streetlight Manifesto, Dan Potthast, Sycamore Smith @ Rickshaw Theatre May 30 2015
STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO CONFIRMED IN VANCOUVER! - On the Road to Ska Fest 2015
Streetlight Manifesto, Dan Potthast, Sycamore Smith
Rickshaw Theatre
Sat. May 30th 8:30pm - 12am doors at 8PM
$25 adv. [ticket locations]  [Buy Tickets Online] 
Victoria BC Ska Society is proud to announce that Streetlight Manifesto is confirmed for our On the Road to Ska Fest 2015 concert series in Vancouver on Saturday, May 30 at at the Rickshaw Theatre. Dan Potthast and Sycamore Smith will open.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 27 at 10am on ticketweb.ca

This is a band that our fans have been requesting for a very long time. They're probably the biggest and most important ska/punk fusion band of the last decade, so we're thrilled to be presenting their shows.

VICTORIA SKA & REGGAE FESTIVAL FULL FEST EARLY BIRD PASS (HEPCAT & MUSTARD PLUG NOW CONFIRMED): HEPCAT, mustard plug @ Various Venues Jul 1 2015
VICTORIA SKA & REGGAE FESTIVAL FULL FEST EARLY BIRD PASS (HEPCAT & MUSTARD PLUG NOW CONFIRMED)
HEPCAT, mustard plug
@  Various Venues Full Festival Early Bird Pass is good for admission at all ticketed venues for Victoria Ska Festival 2015. Some restrictions may apply. Full Fest Pass holders must arrive to smaller festival venues on time to ensure admission as capacities are limited. While Victoria BC Ska Society will make every effort to accommodate Full Fest Pass holders, we cannot guarantee admission to smaller venues.

CHRISTMAS NEWS!

Victoria BC Ska Society is extremely proud to announce that HEPCAT is CONFIRMED for the first time on Victoria's Annual Ska Festival on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Ship Point Inner Harbour! The performance will be all ages with beverage gardens, concession etc. There will be no other Hepcat shows in Canada or the Northwest of the United States for this appearance. This is a Victoria Ska Fest exclusive so if you live anywhere north of California, East of Mile Zero or outside of North America please start making your summer plans to join us for this most historic life experience with HEPCAT.

MUSTARD PLUG NOW CONFIRMED: JANUARY 28, 2015

Victoria BC Ska Society is proud to announce that Mustard Plug now confirmed for Victoria Ska Festival on July 4, 2015 They will be playing at a smaller venue following Hepcat and other bands TBA at Ship Point Inner Harbour later at night. And we know you're happy about this one, but do us a favour: Whatever you do today... SAY IT WITH MUSTARD!!



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