Upcoming Events

BUSY BEE SUMMER MARKET AT WHEELIES MOTORCYCLES (2620 Rock Bay Ave. in Victoria): Busy Bee Summer Market @ Wheelies Motorcyles and Cafe Aug 23 2014
BUSY BEE SUMMER MARKET AT WHEELIES MOTORCYCLES (2620 Rock Bay Ave. in Victoria)
Busy Bee Summer Market
@  Wheelies Motorcyles and Cafe
Sat. August 23rd 12 noon - 7pm
Join us for a day of shopping at Wheelies Motorcycles!

The Victoria BC Ska Society is pleased to announce our 1st Busy Bee Summer Market at Wheelies Motorcycles and Cafe. We welcome a wide array of participating vendors, swappers and shoppers! From local artisans, records, books, comics, paintings, memorabilia and much more.

Wheelies Motorcycle Cafe is welcome to all ages and serve delicious food and beverages. Stay tuned for our afternoon entertainment to be announced!

All proceeds will go directly to Victoria BC Ska Society and Victoria Ska Fest to help fund the festival next year, and programming throughout the year.

If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact: Cedra Smith: cedra@outlook.com for more information.

Afro/Cuban, Latin/Funk, Reggae/Dub Extravaganza at Felicita\'s Pub - University of Victoria!: Bananafish Dance Orchestra, Kutapira, Blackwood Kings @ Felicita\'s Campus Pub Sep 20 2014
Afro/Cuban, Latin/Funk, Reggae/Dub Extravaganza at Felicita's Pub - University of Victoria!
Felicita's Campus Pub
Sat. September 20th 10pm - 1am doors at 9pm
$12 regular adv./$10 for students - student tickets only available at UVIC Info Boothe [ticket locations]  [Buy Tickets Online] 
Victoria BC Ska Society is excited to announce that Bananafish Dance Orchestra, Kutapira and Blackwood Kings will be playing on a triple bill on Saturday, September 20th at Felicita's Pub. This to be epic event is being presented by Victoria BC Ska Society in conjunction with the UVIC Ska/Reggae Club and sponsored by Lighthouse Brewery. We also would like to thank Felicita's Pub for their support on this event.

This show is a bitter sweet one because it will be the last show Bananafish Dance Orchestra will be playing in Victoria for a long time. Lead singer Niall Harvery will be leaving BC for awhile so this show is more like a send off for the band.

For those of you that have never seen Bananafish Dance Orchestra they would be best described as an 8 piece power house that will bring everything from-jazz to hip-hop, reggae to soul, Latin rock to ska--and anything else that will make you want to dance into the mix. Bananafish Dance Orchestra that have played on numerous festivals including Kaslo Jazz Fest, Ska Fest and Islands Folk Fest are well armed with talented soloists, percussion jams, freestyle specialists, and even trumpet on trumpet battles! If you haven't heard or seen this band you are in for a sweaty affair.

Vancouver's Kutapira brings Afro-Cuban vibes together with the melodies of Zimbabwe. They are one of the most entertaining, high-energy bands Vancouver has to offer.

Born out of a forward-thinking educational initiative introducing youth to global rhythms, formed in 2005 through a Canada Council program matching professional artists and students, Kutapira have hardly had a chance to reflect on their achievements. Through the motivation and mentoring of Artistic Director, Jack Duncan and percussion maestro, Myles Bigelow, the group is forging new links between the traditions of Zimbabwe’s marimba music and the rhythmic soul of Afro Cuban drumming. Kai Buchan, Jeremy Bryant, Sangito Bigelow, Chris Couto and Theo Vincent are all fluent in both disciplines; rotating through their battery of soprano, tenor and baritone marimbas and trading licks on the drum kit, timbales and hand drums.
"Kutapira is a vibrant and talented group of young people. Their music is powerful, energetic and exciting. I challenge anyone to try and remain still during their performance!"Bill Siksay, MP (Burnaby-Douglas)
The marimbas’ funky, wooden resonance isn’t the only buzz Kutapira is generating. The accolades from all corners have been swift in coming and the praise has been fanatical In the sometimes serious and stodgy world of world music, the quintet has been bringing a welcome injection of exuberance and velocity to festival stages, community events and concert halls in Canada and abroad, lifting people to their feet and rattling the cages of the uninitiated.

BLACKWOOD KINGS

Named after the Victoria BC street corner where the band rehearses, this is a group ready to make some waves. Laid-back reggae rhythms, odd time signatures, dueling guitar solos, slap bass lines, frantic jungle beats-- no musical idea is off limits, making live performances varied and energetic.

Blackwood Kings has shared the stage with notable acts such as Vancouver's Giraffe Aftermath, Ghana's Paapa Wastik, Hot Rain from Hawaii, Canadian reggae legend Jah Cutta, and J-Boog from Compton, California.

THE SLACKERS RETURN TO VICTORIA!: The Slackers, Sammy K and the Fast Four @ The Upstairs Cabaret Oct 23 2014
THE SLACKERS RETURN TO VICTORIA!
The Slackers, Sammy K and the Fast Four
The Upstairs Cabaret
Thu. October 23rd 10pm doors at 9pm
$22 advance [ticket locations]  [Buy Tickets Online] 
The Slackers long time friends of Victoria BC Ska Society are returning to Victoria as part of their west coast Canadian tour on Thur. October 23rd at Upstairs Cabaret. They'll be joined by Sammy K and the Fast Four from New Jersey!

Early bird tickets $22 on sale now on ticketweb.ca

THE SLACKERS RETURN TO NANAIMO!: The Slackers, Sammy K and the Fast Four, Dope Soda @ The Queens Oct 24 2014
THE SLACKERS RETURN TO NANAIMO!
The Slackers, Sammy K and the Fast Four, Dope Soda
The Queens
Fri. October 24th 10pm doors at 9pm
$19.50 [ticket locations]  [Buy Tickets Online] 
Last year The Slackers played their first ever concert at The Queen's - Nanaimo and there was a line-up all the way down the street past the A&W near the venue. If you want tickets to this show get on top of it early and book your time off.

Early bird tickets available now on ticketweb.ca. Under $20 advance.

THE SLACKERS RETURN TO VANCOUVER: The Slackers, Sammy K and the Fast Four @ The Imperial Oct 25 2014
THE SLACKERS RETURN TO VANCOUVER
The Slackers, Sammy K and the Fast Four
The Imperial
Sat. October 25th 9:30pm doors at 8:30pm
$22.50 advance [ticket locations]  [Buy Tickets Online] 
The Slackers long time friends of Victoria BC Ska Society and the Victoria Ska Fest are returning to Vancouver as part of their west coast Canadian tour on Sat. October 25th at Imperial Vancouver!

Doors: 8:30pm (Late show :)

Early bird tickets $22.50 on sale now on ticketweb.ca

LARRY AND HIS FLASK & GOOD FOR GRAPES AT V-LOUNGE IN VICTORIA: Larry And His Flask, Good for Grapes @ V-lounge Oct 25 2014
LARRY AND HIS FLASK & GOOD FOR GRAPES AT V-LOUNGE IN VICTORIA
Larry And His Flask, Good for Grapes
V-lounge
Sat. October 25th 10pm doors at 9pm
$14.50 [ticket locations]  [Buy Tickets Online] 
LARRY AND HIS FLASK and Good For Grapes combine together on Sat. October 25th at V-Lounge infront of the Red Lion on Douglas Street. Larry and His Flask were revered when they opened for The Pietasters at Ska Fest a couple of years ago.

Early bird tickets on sale now on ticketweb.ca
Click the link here to purchase: http://tktwb.tw/1rHL85Z


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