Saturday December 11th
A Bluegrass Christmas

A Seasonal Benefit in support of Our Place Society

In a unique seasonal music experience, contemporary mandolin master John Reischman and his renowned band The Jaybirds return to Victoria after a two-year hiatus with their 12th annual Bluegrass Christmas, in support of Our Place Society. Their festive concert, blending bluegrass with the distinct sounds of Appalachian old-time music, has been described as "a lovely romp through the snowy backwoods of American roots music."

$5 of every ticket sold will be donated to Our Place Society, which supports Greater Victoria's most vulnerable communities including the working poor, impoverished elderly, mentally and physically challenged, the addicted and the homeless.

With his acclaimed new solo album New Time & Old Acoustic, Reischman offers concert-goers a fresh take on a concert known for beautiful and evocative ballads spiced by rollicking instrumentals, played by a powerhouse lineup of some of North America's finest acoustic musicians. The concert also features new tunes from the Juno-nominated album 13 or So from banjoist Nick Hornbuckle.

In keeping with B.C. health protocols, proof of double Covid-19 vaccination is required and masks are mandatory. Seating is limited to 50% of the venue's capacity, allowing for a safe and comfortable concert experience.

Doors open 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm.

Advance tickets $30 at Ticket Spice

More info: or phone 250.217.7738

This show is a co-production of Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival and Victoria Bluegrass Association.

Message regarding COVID-19

Hello out there in COVID-19 land. The VBA continues to be on its temporary shut down of activities until we are permitted to resume our regular programming.

We hope you're all safe and doing your best to follow the distancing rules and virus avoidance recommendations. Until then we hope you're finding new and positive ways to keep your spirits up (such as play and listen to music).

All our regular Tuesday night events are cancelled until further notice.

On behalf our Board, we thank you for your understanding as we navigate through all this uncertainty. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at

Stay well,

Victoria Pang
President, Victoria Bluegrass Association

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