Eventide is a team effort; each year we ask different community groups to curate an evening of music that reflects what they bring to our local music scene.
We’re excited to announce that this year you’ll be catching shows brought to you by:
Jordan Koe is a Tetlit Gwich’in Dinjii living on the occupied territories of the Lkwungen and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples. You may recognize Jordan Koe from his show “Land Back Radio,” featuring Indigenous punk, metal, and experimental music.
Girls Rock Camp Victoria is a feminist non-profit society supporting girls, women, trans, and gender-expansive peoples by providing opportunities to learn, explore, and empower themselves through musical education and skill development. Girls Rock Camp strives to create an empowering atmosphere by challenging the stereotype that rock music is primarily played by men and for men.
CAVITY curiosity shop is no stranger to strange. The shop supports limited-run releases by independent musicians—a store with rare art finds and a generous selection of local punk and metal.
ISSAMBA’s black-led, black-serving, black-orientated organization is an art and cultural organization whose main mandate is to advance awareness and understanding of the richness and diversity of African culture and traditions. ISSAMBA advocates for African culture and traditions through various cultural, educational, and artistic activities, events, and programs.
Jeff Ellom is a settler of Ewe, Polish, and Western European ancestry who grew up on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples since 2014. Jeff also performs under the moniker Pesewa, a project that builds on the musical legacy of the Ewe people by producing music that explores the space between tradition and futurism.
VILA is a small collective dedicated to producing concerts of emerging and independent artists in Victoria. The goal is to strengthen the bonds between adventurous local musicians and their counterparts from elsewhere around the Salish Sea. VILA also aims to ensure independent international artists stop passing Victoria by and are excited to make the trip and perform in our beautiful city.
The fifty fifty arts collective, located in unceded and occupied Lekwungen Territories (Victoria, BC), is a not for profit, volunteer-run, multi-disciplinary programming space that supports both emerging and established artists. We are committed to the underground, the underdog, the experimental and the emergent; to curatorial proposals, workshops and skill-sharing; and to group exhibitions, collaborations and artist talks. They seek to make our exhibition space viable to artists outside of Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, in order to exhibit work from across Canada and share it with our communities, thereby deepening both our critical and innovative engagement with the arts.
CFUV is a volunteer based non-profit arts and media organization. CFUV provides students of the University of Victoria and non-student members of the wider community with access to an array of media learning and training opportunities. CFUV elevates and amplifies marginalized and underrepresented communities through the creation and presentation of audio programming, with a specific emphasis on local and Canadian Content.
As uninvited guests on W̱SÁNEĆ and Lkwungen territories now called Victoria, CFUV is indebted to the local communities who have stewarded this land since time immemorial. We recognize that colonization is an ongoing process and that our organization plays an active role in it. We commit to amplifying Indigenous stories, voices, and perspectives, to work together to disrupt colonial trajectories, support Indigenous sovereignty, and shape a more just future. CFUV commits to dismantling colonial hierarchies in support of a diverse, equitable future.