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#1721 kayla

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 02:46 PM

Just Shows is my go to.


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#1722 Matt R.

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:08 AM

Anything happening on Thursday the 7th in Victoria? I’ll be over for Culinaire but looking for something to do apres, perhaps.

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#1723 Jackerbie

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:34 AM

DVBA has an events page. Not extremely well populated, but it's a start! https://downtownvict...date=2019-03-07



#1724 vortoozo

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:38 AM

Anything happening on Thursday the 7th in Victoria? I’ll be over for Culinaire but looking for something to do apres, perhaps.

Matt.

 

Depends on what you're into. There's Buckman Coe & Tanye (soul) at Upstairs, and A.Skillz & Slynk (electronic/funk) at Distrikt.



#1725 Hotel Mike

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:48 AM

There's a fund raiser for Wild Arc animal rescue, at the Bateman Centre in the Steamship building. I don't know if there are any tickets still available.


Don't be so sure.:cool:

#1726 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 05:03 AM

rock the shores cancelled again.  maybe for good.  it's a bit interesting to me that rts has never had a big sponsor at least i don't think. like rbc rock the shores or bud light rock the shores. 


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 March 2019 - 05:20 AM.


#1727 Cassidy

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 07:30 AM

Margins are razor thin on events like this at the best of times. It doesn't take much to turn them into money losers.

Because you're building your entire venue from scratch, power, security, fencing, staging, PA, lights, first aid, concessions, etc ... you're seriously in debt before you've even got an act onstage.

 

Add to this the low CDN dollar, high cost of touring, and (potential) lack of headliners, and it's easy to see why a cancellation may make the most business sense.

 

Atomique are also in the nightclub business these days, a business that requires a constant and very specific cash-flow in order to sustain nightly operation. It may prove economically impossible to support nightly shows in a club, and still float the hundreds of thousands of dollars in advance in order to market a large, outdoor festival.

A major sponsor can help, but they have to see a specific value in their sponsorship in order to spend their limited marketing dollars. Such value seems not to be present in this case (and Atomique are expert at marketing ... so the sponsor value may simply not be there to begin with).

 

If Atomique could make money with Rock the Shores, they would ... (as the "for-profit" business they are) ... so a safe assumption (always unsafe to make on an internet forum) is that the event is just not financially sustainable.



#1728 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 07:33 AM

for sure. crowd size was awful last year.

all that temporary stuff is a massive expensive headache as you say.

#1729 Mike K.

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 08:45 AM

When RTS first launched in 2012, and several years thereafter, they competed for festival goers by holding the festival on the same weekend as Ska Fest’s most popular days.

But it wasn’t just festival goers that were usurped, the biggest problem for Ska Fest was not being able to maintain enough volunteers who all flooded out to RTS.

So Ska Fest eventually changed its dates after RTS refused to reschedule their festival.

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#1730 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 06:03 AM

the only comedians that can sell big venues now are ones that are not at all political (Seinfeld) or ones that are not politically correct (Jefferies).  

 

 

Comedian Jim Jefferies announced The Night Talker Tour coming to
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Saturday, November 16!

 
Venue Presale: Thursday, March 28 from 10am - 10pm
Password: JEFFERIES

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#1731 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 07:09 AM

This isn’t good: Tickets sales for Woodstock 50 have been postponed.

 

https://ajournalofmu...been-postponed/

 

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#1732 spanky123

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 04:02 PM

CHEK reporting that Rifflandia has been cancelled.



#1733 Mike K.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 04:28 PM

Just for the year. They say they’ll be returning in 2020.

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#1734 Matt R.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 09:59 AM

Lots coming up for the fall around here.

Alice in Chains, Misfits, Moist (!!), City and Colour, Bon Iver, Dinosaur Jr. all on the horizon and more to come!

Matt.

#1735 SimonH

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 12:11 PM

Lots coming up for the fall around here.

Alice in Chains, Misfits, Moist (!!), City and Colour, Bon Iver, Dinosaur Jr. all on the horizon and more to come!

Matt.

Bon Iver ? When where ? Just googled it cant find anything.

 

EDIT : OK found it.


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#1736 Matt R.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 12:48 PM

Yah buddy, presale is tomorrow, 10 am. Never liked the Coliseum much, but saw A Perfect Circle there a couple of years back and the whole production is much improved.

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#1737 AllseeingEye

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:22 PM

Not Victoria, but I scooped tix for Seattle/Woodinville in September for Mark Knopfler and then again for October in the Paramount to catch Peter Frampton on his farewell tour. Looking forward immensely to both shows. Haven't been to the Paramount since 1983 ("Queensryche"), so that will be a trip back in time to one of the great concert halls in the Pacific North West.


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#1738 Rob Randall

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:27 PM

Haven't been to the Paramount since 1983 ("Queensryche"),

 

Excuse me, it's Queensrÿche.


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#1739 AllseeingEye

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:42 PM

Excuse me, it's Queensrÿche.

Meh...there was so much herb smoke both before the show outside and in the building for the actual show it could've been the Irving Berlin Orchestra for all we knew.....



#1740 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 03:18 AM

the paramount is pretty great. and has held all manner of shows.

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