Victoria Bluegrass Association Logo: Bringing People together for the Preservation, Enjoyment and Advancement of Bluegrass and Related Acoustic Music.
Tuesday May 23rd 9:00pm First Church of Christ Scientist (map)
Feature Act: Scroggins & Rose

Alisa Rose and Tristan Scroggins combine bluegrass and baroque style improvisation to add to the growing lexicon of new acoustic music. With breathtaking technical virtuosity and knowledge of both traditional folk music and classical styles they create music on the spot utilizing risky improvisation and innovative musical techniques. Their concerts present a study of both active listening and performance skills as they nearly psychically respond to each others spur of the moment musical colors and ideas to create a ever changing exciting performance.

Tristan Scroggins is an award-winning mandolinist and composer from Denver Colorado. He has visited and toured the Island many times as a member of the critically acclaimed bluegrass band Jeff Scroggins and Colorado.

Fiddler, violinist, composer and improviser Alisa Rose is a modern musician who easily navigates between many musical styles. With roots in classical music as well as the rich American musical tradition, she attracts attention for her expressive lyrical voice on the violin. She has performed with a wide range of artists including the Real Vocal String Quartet, 2008 Rockygrass winners 49 Special, and Grammy-nominated Quartet San Francisco.

Doors open: 7:30 pm
The evening starts with an Open Stage from 7:45pm to 8:45pm. You can sign up for a spot on the Open Stage by contacting Jeb Gordon at 778-678-4570 or email

Admission: suggested donation $7 general, $5 for VBA members and open stage performers
Tuesday May 30th 7:30pm First Church of Christ Scientist (map)
Annual General Meeting

The AGM is your opportunity to get involved, to give us input on what type of activities you would like to see the VBA organize, and to make suggestions on how to improve on anything we are doing at the present time.

We also elect our Board for the next year. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please email

If any member has "Other Business" they wish to raise at the AGM, please submit it in writing to any current board member, or email Lisa Feeney.

Only paid up 2017/2018 members can voice an opinion and vote at the meeting. Everyone gets cake too !

The meeting will be followed by a band scramble, so don't forget to bring your instruments.

June 16th to 18th Sooke River Campground (map)
15th Annual Sooke River Bluegrass Festival

Kick off the festival-camping season with mighty lively Bluegrass, Old-Time Music and Dance. PLUS endless jamming, happy food vendors, kids fun zone, performer seminars, and more!

The festival is family friendly and features an array of local & visiting acoustic talent, food & merchandise vendors, instrument workshops and beautiful scenery. Slocan Ramblers, Nomad Jones, Sarah Jane Scouten, The Clover Point Drifters, plus others ... and there is a square dance Saturday night under the big top tent.

Held every Father's Day weekend at the Sooke River Campground, the festival is a family affair and very affordable, with day passes as low as $10 or weekend passes for $50 (camping extra). Discounted Weekend passes for VBA members are $40, and can be purchased in person with a valid membership card at any Tuesday night event. Check out their website, and get ready for a great weekend!