The building that the houses the Duncan Showroom Downstairs and Upstairs has been put up for sale ($495,000 firm)
It come with us.
We have a written lease as tenants for 3-1/2 more years with a verbal option for 5 more.....
This lease is legal only if our lease is in good standing.
We knew when we started off with nothing, we were going to need financial help to get us through and this next hurdle is one of those on the way.
We do believe what we do is needed not only in our community but as an…
Cowichan's Community Centre
131 Station Street
133 Station Street
-24 stairs to paradise-
located in the heart of downtown Duncan
'it's all about the music'
Our heart lies in the attentive audience experience and we are revered for creating and maintaining one of the finest intimate showcase venues in the local / provincial / national and international Canadian music scene for over 14 years. We do believe we have had and will continue to have a positive effect on live entertainment production standards for Canadian venues and we do trust that our endeavours are appreciated by our audiences and performers alike.
link to our live streaming
should you wish to donate the ticket price to the concerts you watch
or are just willing to donate to help keep us keep afloat in this audacious vision
there is a paypal donate button for yours and our convenience just further down this page
thank you for your generosity
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
You enter these premises with the understanding that
-these are non-alcohol venues,
that means no alcohol allowed on premises, please...
inebriated patrons will be asked to leave
-we reserve the right to refuse entry
TO ATTENTIVE AUDIENCES
Duncan Showroom 250-748-7246 (RAIN)
'after 9 ' showcase with The Castagnes / Daisy Stranglers
punk/grunge duo from Montreal that are awesome
and a punk 4 piece from Duncan/Nanaimo areas
hey, it's summer...come rock out
$10-$20 sliding scale
'after 9' showcase with Raine Hamilton Trio
another ' after 9' showcase
this prairie songtress performs her music as a stringed trio very cool
from Winnipeg on her way to Island's Music Festival in Courtney, she performed earlier today at the 39 Days of July
'after 9 'showcase with Slammin Jack
Slammin Jack was born during an after-work jam session in East Vancouver’s Rockspace rehearsal studio.
Blending rock, jazz, trance, funk, bluegrass, over-the-top stadium style jams, and four part harmonies, they soon earned a grassroots following in Vancouver’s Commercial Drive neighbourhood, playing a weekly gig at the venerable Silvertone Tavern.
They took their show on the road in 2003, touring steadily and playing hundreds of shows from coast to coast and as far north as Haida Gwaii.
With a rhythm section made up of a massive drum and percussion setup supported by powerful bass, rippin' guitar, and ethereal keyboards, they were soon headlining festivals and infecting unsuspecting dance floors large and small. The boys finally hung up their hats for good in 2006. Or so we thought....
Presenting the long awaited reunion nobody believed would ever happen: Slammin Jack in the original lineup.
Pull out your muppets stuffies and dust off your dance shoes, the psychedelic jam-grass dance-floor trance-funk extravaganza is back.
$15- $20 sliding scale....
'after 9' showcase with Pat Temple and The HiLo Players
Pat brings in his crew to raise funds for the Showroom tonite
do join us
$10- $20 sliding scale
Long Weekend Wind-down ‘campfire’ Party
a gathering of friends/ musicians to wind down the long weekend playing some fine tunage in a 'campfire' styling
a tribute to JJ Cale with Ron Ingram and Sweet Island Soul
Ray Luxemburg -guitar James McRae - drums Charley Wade - congas Peter Gooch -keys John Robertson - string bass
starting far side of 9pm-sharp doors at 8:45pm sliding scale $15 - $20
39 Days of July 2018
free to the public music festival from long weekend to long weekend daily from noon-8pm
For The Love Of Words with host Bill Levity
if you have written words or so enjoy another’s enough to share them, this is the evening for you …
into our 11th year of presenting this monthly event …
$5 for readers -5 minute limit … $7 for others
Melody Diachun - Get Back the Groove Tour 2018
jazz / crossover jazz /pop…
has a very appealing and friendly voice, a subtle but exciting improvising style, and is open to the influences of current pop and r&b music.
She interprets every song in her own individual fashion.
The JUNO-nominated singer’s brand of groove-jazz is both creative and accessible, appealing to a wide audience while being joyfully unpredictable.
a must see $20 door $15 advance
Tango del Domingo
John and Linda Fowler host a south island milonga every 4th Sunday of the month,
an event where tango enthusiasts gather to dance ,
where the décor and decorum suit the afternoons festivities …
$15 per person
Saidi Sisters Present Discarded Concubines
Yes, the Saidi Sisters have reserved the evening once again.... always a treat featuring Ferda / Saidi Sisters /and special guests
$20 limited seating
Burger & Band Benefit /Gala Schedule Program Launch in City Square for the 39 Days of July
buy a burger created by Bill Jones …ticket for $20
music with with Sam Weber Band / Harry Hull
spontaneous music by a diverse musical collective with intent to engage an audience in passion infused dance-able fancies
Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino with Julia del Palacio
the traditional music of Veracruz, Mexico mixed with a few other genres -- flamenco, jazz, baroque with Julia on percussive dance and voice
70 minute set
$20 door $15 advance
Dress Rehearsal Tuesday - open mic
another way of saying an 'open mic'
for those that want to get on stage for the first time, or have new songs they want o try out or just getting those 10,000 hours in
always with a community feel
3 songs or 15 minutes
$5 for everyone
Rosie Bitts and the Dirty Boys
Step into an era of glamour, romance, and heartache. Rosie Bitts and the Dirty Boys create a show beyond just good jazz, blues and torch songs.
A show that makes you believe you’ve stepped into a different time.
This night is filled with great live music, witty banter and very sexy Burlesque! do give us a try
Starring: Rosie Bitts and The Dirty Boys- Jeff Poynter, Nick Mintenko, Alex Campbell
$25 door $20 advance www.rosiebittsandthedirtyboys.com
Sunday One Hour Concert Series: Tyler Bartfai / Shaun Rawlins:
Tyler Bartfai: https://www.tylerbartfaimusic.com https://www.facebook.com/TylerBartfaiandTheStowaways/ https://www.instagram.com/tylerbartfai/ Shaun Rawlins: https://www.shaunrawlinsmusic.com https://www.facebook.com/shaunrawlinsmusic/ https://www.instagram.com/shaunrawlinsmusic/
Duncan Music Student Spring Recital
Duncan Music again brings their students in to the Showroom to showcase what they have learned we do stream live to youtube for future archives
Due to confusion in booking procedure this concert will not be happening on this tour- Lonely Hearstring Band
yes, in this day and age, confusion can set in when musical bookings take place ...both the Lonely Heartstring Band and the Duncan Showroom Production crews are both bummed at this present out come and we will reschedule a performance on their next tour to the island
bluegrass is an awesome collection of very fine acoustic driven instrumentation usually with those high and lonesome vocals and harmonies added in....
songs you have heard over the years approached in this bluegrassy feel
these guys who all met in Boston at school have formed one of North America's premiere touring new bluegrassers
as it turns out they have performed in Duncan 5 times in the last 3 years...and not in Toronto nor Montreal nor Winnipeg or Calgary yet
yes, we is the cultural capital of Canada..
you saw them for free at the 39 Days of July and now is time to be one of those 60 lucky people who get to be audience members to a most memorable evening of acoustic music at the Duncan Showroom
$30 door $25advance