If Bob Marley surfed his way across to Mississippi, stopped in for a cup of tea with the devil before flying over to Fiji for choir practice, you would be left with something that resembled Tom Richardson.
Across his number of album and DVD releases, Tom has collected numerous Australian and international song writing and blues music awards, including Solo Performer of the Year and Best Debut Album at the Victorian Blues Music Awards, as well Best Emerging Artist awards at the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Nannup Music Festival and Apollo Bay Music Festival. He was also fortunate enough to receive the highest number of nominations at the 2012 Australian Blues Music Awards and was a recent finalist in the Vanda & Young Song writing competition, Australian Song writing competition and APRA professional development awards.
Tickets $15+GST in advance by calling 778-351-0178 or at the counter. Doors at 7pm with food and beverage service. Licensed premises.
It was an amazingsummer of music. I know we say this evyer year, but it really was the best one yest!
It takes a community to raise a child, and this baby gets a lot of love from businesses & individuals who donate each year. This year we are very grateful to the support of the District of Central Saanich and the The BC Arts Council.
Thanks to all our dedicated volunteers who came out and helped with set up, clean up, selling merch & 50/50, and all of the other details that come with pulling this summer long event together. You guys rock!
After nearly 20 years of temporary stages in Pioneer Park, the BBCA is building a permanent outdoor stage to be donated to the Municipality.
The new stage will be a community gathering place, hosting performances of all types – music, drama, lectures, family movie nights, workshops, yoga sessions, school performances, wedding ceremonies.. the possibilities are endless.
The park is already the site of our most popular events, Music in the Park and the Brentwood Bay Festival.
The stage will be funded and built 100% by donations and volunteers. No public funds have been requested. Working with a construction budget of $150,000, we have raised nearly two-thirds of this amount from local businesses, associations, construction suppliers and private citizens.
We welcome your participation!
All donations over $20 will be issued a tax receipt.
All donations over $1000 will be recognized in all promotion for the Grand Opening and displayed permanently on the BBCA website.
All donations over $5000 (bronze), over $10,000 (silver) and over $20,000 (gold) will be recognized on a permanent plaque to be mounted prominently on the new facility. As a result, they may be expensed as 'marketing' for corporate tax purposes.
Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2017.
For more information please call Geoff Bate at 250-415-8213.
We are most grateful for the support we have received in making this dream a reality. See our sponsors listed on the Performance Stage page.
This year the Brentwood Bay Festival included a songwriters panel concert on Friday June 2, as well as a full day of events in Pioneer Park on Saturday June 3.
The panel concert at the Brentwood Bay Village Empourium was a huge success, and a great addition to the festival. We have had such amazing feedback that we will definitely hold another one next year, if not sooner. Please stay tuned!