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Here in Victoria, several fantastic live music venues cater to every musical genre, from local artists to visiting performers from around the world. Here are five of the best!

The Phillips Backyard

Situated adjacent to Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., The Phillips Backyard is a dynamic outdoor venue that hosts an array of concerts and music festivals throughout the year. With its laid-back vibe, ample space for dancing, and excellent beer selection, The Phillips Backyard is the perfect spot to enjoy live music under the stars. Stay tuned to their Instagram @phillips.backyard – they’re about to announce their 2024 line-up!

The Aegir Room

That’s right – experience the delight of live local music without even leaving the hotel! The Aegir Room hosts local artists every Thursday from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. The artist rotates each month, and this month we are so proud to be hosting Danielle Lebeau-Petersen – she’s a Victoria local, and she’s drawn her inspiration from notable artists like Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, and Ani DiFranco. While you’re enjoying the music, don’t skip our deliciously extensive menu of locally sourced (and caught!) fare – or the cocktails!

The Royal Theatre

As one of Victoria’s most iconic performing arts venues, The Royal Theatre hosts a wide range of musical performances, including classical concerts, jazz ensembles, and contemporary bands. With its elegant ambiance and impeccable acoustics, The Royal provides a sophisticated setting for enjoying live music.

Hermann’s Jazz Club

Founded in 1986, Hermann’s Jazz Club is a beloved institution in Victoria’s music scene. This intimate venue showcases top-notch jazz musicians from across the country, as well as local talent, in a cozy and inviting atmosphere. With live music seven nights a week, Hermann’s is a must-visit for jazz aficionados. Be sure to follow their Instagram @hermannsjazz for new show announcements and events!

The Sticky Wicket Pub

As Vancouver Island’s largest pub, the Sticky Wicket is a beloved gathering spot for locals and visitors alike. With its cozy interior, welcoming atmosphere, and diverse lineup of live music acts, the Sticky Wicket offers an authentic pub experience with a West Coast twist. From acoustic sets to high-energy performances, the venue showcases a variety of musical genres to suit every taste. Whether you’re enjoying a pint of local craft beer or cheering on your favourite sports team, the Sticky Wicket provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable night out in Victoria.

Bonus: The Capital Ballroom

Formerly known as Distrikt Nightclub, the Capital Ballroom is a vibrant entertainment venue located in the heart of downtown Victoria. With its spacious dance floor, cutting-edge sound system, and diverse lineup of performers, the Capital Ballroom offers an electrifying atmosphere for live music enthusiasts. From indie rock bands to electronic DJs, there’s always something exciting happening at this iconic venue.

Victoria offers a vibrant music scene, providing unforgettable live performances. After immersing yourself in the city’s musical culture, return to the comfort and luxury of the Oswego Hotel, where you can relax and reminisce about the night’s highlights.