City Square Events
City Square Stage, downtown Duncan
(see Schedule below)
Set up to serve by 7pm
—> Hudson’s on First return with their home made donuts and some special treats just for this year on every event night
—> Chey Peterson, chef from the Old Firehouse Wine Bar brings the bbq outside for all of the events in the City Square
—> Om Nom Crepes from the Farmers Market will be serving up savoury and sweet crepes upon your request on Walkabout Wednesdays July 3 /10 /17 /24 /31
—> Island’s Food Box brings in their big black van with their well known wondrous German styled foods June 28 /29 /30 /July 30 /Aug. 3
Wine Down Wednesdays in August
Aug. 7th / 14th / 21st / 28th
3 amazing acoustic guitar players and one fantastic harmonica player who perform around the world, are the basis of our series of musical showcases to take place in the City Square on the Wednesdays in August at 7:30pm with the Old Firehouse Wine Bar hosting a wine tasting ‘lounge’ presenting some of our local wineries.
Aug. 7th - Calum Graham
Aug. 14th - Daniel Champagne
Aug. 21st - Brad Prevedoros
Aug. 28th - Son of Dave
Yes, there is a thang called festival etiquette and each festival has their very own rules of engagement. Of course, we are all here to enjoy an outdoor music festival, hopefully in a fashion where the performer and the audience can have the best chance of engaging in that special musical connection that can take place. That is why we present the performers we do and why the schedule is programmed as it is.
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City Square Events 2019 Schedule
from Australia, she returns and delivers a potent combination of feminine spirit, conscious lyrics and heartfelt melodies whilst embodying a unique union of roots, reggae, soul, acoustic and dancehall....
with a full band to back him up, Buckman Coe brings his stylings of soulful R&B and rootsy world rhythms to our town... his music dances between the revolutionary and the romantic
he is world travelled, world respected
you will be moved
Sacred Chant and Kirtan
Come and join our informal call and response singing (kirtan) with the Kirtanigans and chanting with Sadie. Sacred chant and kirtan brings people together in community to experience the healing power of sound. It's easy! Join in or just listen. No chanting/singing experience necessary.
Sadie Bartram is a long time student of Chakra Yoga, a system that embraces all the forms of yoga. Mantra Yoga and chanting has become an important part of her practice. She has been teaching yoga for 17 years and has been facilitating a monthly Sacred Chant Circle in the Cowichan Valley for the past 11 years.
NEXT DATES: July 11th / 18th / 25th / Aug. 1st
Tai Chi Demonstration
The Chenyu Taiji Performance Troupe has been practicing daily for 4 years under the guidance of Master Lou Zheng, owner of Island Bagel. Chen Style Taijiquan, designed to enhance health and achieve self-defense, has more than 300 years of history and combines negative (Yin) with positive (Yang), moving from force and fast to slow and yielding. Come enjoy the performance and learn some moves.
NEXT DATES: July 18th / 25th / Aug. 1st
11 piece funk/hip-hop machine from Victoria, BC
What happens when you mix sweet R&B and sultry soul together with a splash of hip-hop, and then add a generous helping of funk? You get a genre-bending mash-up of the funkiest, hard-groovin’, booty-shaking dance music that is The New Groovement. Eleven members work their collective magic to create the group’s powerhouse sound.
visit their website
unfettered alchemy of musical mastery and mischief
when Nico Rhodes was in grade 4, Rick Scott played a concert at his school. When Nico was 23, he arranged Rick’s music for symphony. Now they’re touring to standing ovations as the inter-generational duo of ROOTS & GROOVES, an alchemy of musical mastery and mischief
spiced with humour and loving kindness.
Kundalini Yoga with Hayley
Hayley discovered Kundalini Yoga over 15 years ago and loved how it invigorated her spirit and invited positive change in her life. This yoga of awareness is a dynamic blend of physical postures, breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, mantra and relaxation. Curious about Kundalini Yoga? Come and join in! Bring a yoga mat, blanket and water.
NEXT DATES: July 25th / Aug. 1st
a ‘countrified’ singer / songwriter he spins tales as tall as they come, and the characters are as large as life or larger, a cast of hard-drinking, fast-driving characters who tend to be a shade less hell-bent on self-destruction than they are with keeping their lives between the lines and out of the ditch.
and the musicianship he surrounds himself with will make this a very memorable performance
25 Drum Circle
Duncan’s Burly-Men will bring their powerful, established drum-circle to City Square to set the foundation for a full on jam session, bring your instruments or dancing feet and let your spirit soar as you connect with community through the rhythm of the drums.
NEXT DATE: Aug. 1st
Scott McGill chose the Cowichan Valley over living in Vancouver some years back and we are the benefactors of that decision... a music teacher at Brentwood, he continuously keeps his own chops up by performing solo, as a duo or with his band Groove Social...
with a vocal range that gives one goosebumps…
be prepared to groove
what do you get when you cross 3 amazing saxophonists dressed in wacky clothes, a crazy dancing drummer and a killer upright bass player and have them sing songs about Buses, Roaches and Hockey and spend 1/2 their time playing in the audience? The Shuffle Demons, that's what!!! They were a band that captured the imagination of a generation with their antics and amazing no holds barred playing and stopped traffic on a regular basis.
And now they're back!!
Sound Yoga with Sarah
Based on traditional yogic principles of chakras, kundalini and nada (sound), Sarah brings formal training and love of music/singing to create a beautiful immersive practice. With 20 years of diverse yoga practice, Sarah trained to become a yoga teacher at the Nada Yoga School in Rishikesh, India, and is certified in Sound Yoga. She shares her gifts, follows her heart, and helps spread harmony through sound practice. No chanting/singing experience necessary.
For more information go to SoundSeedYoga.ca
yes, there is a 40th day in our July.
one more kick at the can for summer we reckon and on the Sunday of Labour Day weekend
we figure that before families get back to school and fall schedules that our fantastic summer festival feel should be brought to the forefront one more time
Sunday September 1st from 4pm - 9pm
again, we take over the city square to present a varied array of music, ‘free’ to the public
headlining at 8pm: Salsahall Collective – ending the day with a 9 piece dance from Vancouver
proving we do live in ‘a rather fun place to be’.
special guests at 7pm: Don’t Freak Out from Nanaimo
proving we do live in ‘a rather fun place to be’
All of these scheduled musical events are designed to bring community together to celebrate our diverse local / Canadian and international music scenes, to give the opportunity to meet our neighbours, to share a common experience, to now be able to greet each other with a friendly smile on any future happen chance connections