Showcase Mondays

4 pm / 5 pm / 6 pm / 7 pm
Dates: July 2nd / 9th / 16th / 23rd / 30th

Touring and local musicians scheduled to keep your attention.

Showcase Mondays 2018 Schedule

Monday July 2

Location: CFS Stage
4pm    Mick Gibbs
- singer/songwriter from Lantzville waited till he was in his fifties to realize a dream of  a new cd of his material.
5pm    Hardware Girls - family trio of singers/performers  from Chemainus that along with Dad write some pretty good tunes presented in such engaging fashion.
6pm    Michelle Edwardson - of Filipino-Norwegian descent, this Canadian singer songwriter will grab your attention with her wonderful vocal styling.
7pm    Pat Temple and the Hi Lo Players - from Peterborough, Ont. outrageously good hillbilly jazz trio performing original tunage to make your fingers snap and your toes tap.

Monday July 9

Location: CFS Stage
4pm   Rio Samaya
- based in Vancouver, Pancho and Sal are full of wonderfully enchanting latin rhythms and romantic melodies in Spanish including some Italian, English and French songs.
5pm    James Hamilton - from Victoria, his foray into the sitar has been a blessing for the island, so come, sit back and float away.
6pm   Terry Robb - his signature fingerpicking style has earned him international acclaim from worldwide audiences, music critics and his distinguished peers.
7pm   David Vest - lives in Victoria this American blues boogie piano player is a Maple Blues Awards winner in his 70’s still being one of the best there is and still releasing chart topping new material.

Monday July 16

Location: CFS Stage
4pm   Sarah Osborne
- alt/country singer/songwriter from Victoria.
5pm    Lady O and the Bro - Lady O (Orith) brings the groovy bass and jazzy vocals, her big brother Guy’s guitar puts the fun into funky.
6pm   Naomi Payan - from France and calling our valley home, she writes and sings with a haunting passion that must be witnessed.
7pm   Sean Ashby - Guitarist for Sarah McLachlan for years, Canadian one man band with 8 guitars - Country / Blues / Surf Rock.

Monday July 23

Location: CFS Stage
4pm     Maddie Storvold
- playing music in bars and hostels all over the world, from Toronto to Thailand, Amsterdam to South Africa, and many places in between, this emerging songwriter places great importance on growing into her career as a distinctly Canadian artist.
5pm     Brian Hazelbower - popular contemporary country singer songwriter and radio announcer on CHLY Nanaimo.
6pm     Cara McCandless - localised singer/songwriter-winner of Rocktoria in her past - continuous performances with the McCandless Family Band / PixElle and solo gigs keeps her producing new cd’s...a musical treat she is.
7pm     Braden Gates - a warm and slightly gravelly voice relays stories that are funny and heartbreaking — usually over the course of the same tune. Full of wit and wisdom, folksy charm and sharp observations, Gates’ compositions are relevant and, strangely, very rooted in the present — even if he plays that fiddle and picks that guitar like an artist three times his age.

Monday July 30

Location: CFS Stage
4pm    Chris Baron / Megan Cronin
- violin and acoustic guitar and original lyrics...a dynamic acoustic duo based out of Portland Oregon.
5pm     Zulu Panda - hailing from Vancouver his music combines heartland rock with grunge while maintaining a pop sensibility.
6pm    Madeline Tasquin & Sarabande - rhythmically and harmonically adventurous jazz-folk-pop music by three gals.
7pm    the Steadies - rock steady with island rock reggae/ska with Earl Pereira (founding member Wide Mouth Mason) and his crew.


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, share a common experience and hopefully be able to now greet each other with a friendly smile on any future happen chance connections. We are proving that downtown Duncan and the Cowichan Valley is... ‘a rather fun place to be’.