Pop-Up Music

Keep your eyes and ears open for local music this summer!

Bands will ‘pop up’ for surprise concerts at different parks, plazas, streetscapes and squares. You'll be serenaded over lunch (from a distance) from Thursday to Sunday as you go about your day. Whether you like folk or jazz, there's something for everyone.

Pop-Up Live Concerts

Check out these venues to see if you can spot a band in the wild. 

  • Selkirk Bridge
  • Johnson St Bridge West Plaza
  • Government and View
  • Ship Point
  • Royal Athletic Park
  • Dallas road near Clover Point
  • Oaklands Park
  • Central Park
  • Hollywood Park
  • McDonald Park
  • Irving Park
  • Fisherman's Wharf Park
  • Bastion Square
  • Fernwood Square
  • Broad Street
  • Royal BC Museum plaza off Belleville

You won't hear music at each spot every time, but if you do, be sure to take a photo and tag us on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #creativespotlight. Please remember to respect physical distancing and keep at least 2 metres away.

Here's when they might appear:

Thursdays, 5 - 6 p.m.
Fridays, Noon - 1 and 5 - 6 p.m.
Saturdays, Noon - 1 and 5 - 6 p.m.
Sundays, Noon - 1 and 2 - 3 p.m.

Musicians are selected through a single-stage jury process in the spring and are paid by the City of Victoria. Interested in applying to perform in 2021? Learn more.

Eventide Music Series Online

The Eventide Music Series returns for 2020 with an eclectic lineup of artists from BC and begins on Friday July 17. We can’t all gather in Centennial Square and on top of the Yates Street parkade for the finale as we normally would, so we are bringing you the concert series as a livestream on Twitch.  Artists will livestream from various locations in Victoria and Vancouver weekly for at least eight shows through the summer.

Watch the live stream: twitch.tv/eventidemusicseries

For more information and updates on each week’s show, visit the Eventide Facebook page: facebook.com/eventidemusicseries

Questions? Email culture@victoria.ca