Upcoming Events

Victoria BC Ska Society Membership Launch
Odd Fellows Hall
Fri. March 3rd 7:30pm
$10 - $13 advance Ticket Info
Victoria BC Ska Society is happy to present an exciting night of music and visual arts in celebration of our Membership Program Launch at Odd Fellows Hall on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Featured bands will be Sexweather, Zoubi and the Sea & Vic Horvath. Also Victoria BC Ska Society's Rocksteady Collective artist Warren Smith will be featuring some of his newest works!

The new membership program is aimed to get more people involved with everything to do with the Victoria BC Ska Society. Besides being a member of a grassroots organization that is full of fun and soul, members will have the opportunity to attend the Annual General Meeting and vote in the Board of Directors (next meeting is on March 16, 2017). But one of the best parts is that members will always have the opportunities to win free swag, tickets and discounts on future membership events.

Anyone that purchases a ticket to this show may also become a member of the Victoria BC Ska Society. All you'll need to do is sign up in advance or at the door. If you purchase the ticket in advance, we will sign you up in advance so you don't need to do it at the door.

Tickets for this show will be available at Jupiter (619 Johnston Street) or through Tristan Ahern (Event Coordinator).E-mail him at tristan@victoriaskafest.ca

ST. PADDY'S DAY THROWDOWN
Lucky Bar
Fri. March 17th 9:30pm
$13 early bird/$14.50 regular advance Ticket Info  Buy Tickets Online 
We can't remember the last time we had a St. Paddy's Day show but this year we decided to get in on the action. The combination of Sweetleaf, Railtown Sound System and Party on High Street = fun and enjoyment just by looking at the bill and thinking about the bands' music and personalities. Ska, reggae and funk in all different ways from the first to the last note is what you're in for! But they'll be a lot of dancing and St. Paddy's Day cheer as well!

Tickets on sale Friday, December 9th on ticketweb.ca. Only $13 early bird advance! Hard copies on sale before Christmas at Lyle's Place, Jupiter, & Vinyl Envy.

SAVE FERRIS NEW SOUND TOUR 2017 - St. Paddy's Day Weekend with Save Ferris!
Venue Vancouver BC
Sat. March 18th 6:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 6pm
$22 - $25 advance Ticket Info  Buy Tickets Online 
While 2016 has been a year to mourn many of our greatest musicians, today we you bring news of joy and redemption! Without further delay, Victoria BC Ska Society is thrilled to announce the return of SAVE FERRIS from Los Angeles, California! Save Ferris will be embarking on their first North American tour since 2002 to accompany their brand new EP that hits the streets in January 2017! The New Sound Tour 2017 will touch down in Vancouver at VENUE on Granville Street just in time for St. Paddy's Day Weekend on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Save Ferris (which is in fact a reference to the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off) has undergone constant change in their 20 year history. Despite going through various supporting members over the years and a long hiatus after the band's 2003 album, the band's fearless leader and lead singer Monique Powell has found a way to keep the band together and give their fans hope for a bright future.

Starting in November 2015, Save Ferris began a Pledge Music campaign to help support both their new EP and full length album. To date the campaign has had been a huge success already reaching 151% of its goal with more than 2 months until the release of their new EP. Supporters of Save Ferris' pledge campaign and those that have heard snippets of the album will enjoy the selections. Overall the songs are melodic, crisp and catchy. Credit here also must be given to John Avila of Oingo Boingo who produced it. Notably the album features two-tone ska legend Neville Staple (formerly of The Specials).

Save Ferris' first shows out of the gate in 2016 have been huge successes. After headlining the Pepsi Ska Festival in Mexico City this past summer, the band recently opened a pair of shows for Gwen Stefani at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. Shortly before those appearances they played at the Santa Monica Pier to over 7000 people in mid October 2016. Now they are getting ready to co-headline the Mari Berdanska Festival in Indonesia with Aoteorea's all Maori reggae stars - Katchafire.

Join the excitement and celebrate St. Paddy's Day Weekend with Save Ferris - Sat. March 18th at VENUE in Vancouver.

Special early bird Pre-Sale for Members of the Victoria BC Ska Society November 15 - 17, 2017
Tickets on sale to the general public on Friday, November 18, 2017 at 9am.

VICTORIA'S 18TH ANNUAL SKA & REGGAE FESTIVAL (JUNE 14 - 18, 2017) --> JUPITER VIP FULL FEST HOLIDAY PASS
Ship Point (Inner Harbour)
Wed. June 14th 4:05pm
$179.50 Ticket Info  Buy Tickets Online 
We are so excited to announce the dates for Victoria's 18th Annual Ska & Reggae Festival this is the earliest we have made these tickets available but they're here! Thanks to Jupiter (619 Johnston Street in Victoria) for being our platinum sponsor of our VIP section for a third straight year!

JUPITER VIP entrance provides the following:

Guaranteed entrance to all festival events at all venues (including Rocksteady Collective presentations) up to one hour before the event ends

JUPITER LOUNGE VIP AREA AT ALL SHIP POINT SHOWS (offers special seating, stage side access and more!

JUPITER LOUNGE Beverage Service for all events at Ship Point

JUPITER LOUNGE VIP Bathroom at Ship Point

Dates and Line-up subject to change. No refunds or exchanges.

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* Note this pass is restricted to those 19yrs plus because it includes entrance into venues that have that restriction. However, the festival's main outdoor venue and many others are all ages. Separate tickets for events in all ages venues will be released at a later date. Kids 10 and under free with accompanying adult when applicable.

VICTORIA'S 18TH ANNUAL SKA & REGGAE FESTIVAL (JUNE 14 - 18, 2017) EARLY BIRD FULL FEST PASS
@  Ship Point Inner Harbour
Wed. June 14th 4pm
$129.50 Ticket Info  Buy Tickets Online 
This ticket gains you admission to all marquee ticketed events for the festival. Space will be reserved for Full Fest Passholders for 30 minutes after listed door time. Patrons must arrive on time to ensure admission to any ticketed events using this pass.

This pass does not provide entry into any of the festival's Rocksteady Collective venues.

Other restrictions may apply.

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Festival line-up subject

to change. No refunds or exchanges.

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* Note this pass is restricted to those 19yrs plus because it includes entrance into festival venues that have that restriction. However the festival's main outdoor venue at Ship Point Inner Harbour and many others are all ages. Separate tickets for events in all ages venues will be released at a later date. Kids 10 and under are free with accompanying adult when applicable.