Cowichan's Musical Community Centre

Duncan Showroom
131 Station Street
-ground floor-



located in the heart of downtown Duncan

'it's 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 Canadian music scene, not only locally / provincially / nationally but internationally as well for over 17 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. 

 

Due to COVID 19

we have entered into the 'live broadcast' aspect of presenting entertainment

 a new normal music scene that includes live streaming 

as audience members are now allowed into our venue to witness live performances

we must, as of Sept. 13th 2021, make sure all audience members entering the premise have had at least one vaccination shot so far

as of Oct. 24th it will extended to making sure 2 vaccinations have been taken by audience members entering into the premise

masks must be worn to enter the premise as well

 

 

as a live broadcast business

our crew works with the entertainers and all on site to guarantee

all COVID protocols that we have in place are maintained

to make sure the government guidelines are followed

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/c/DuncanShowroom/live

and be gentle with us

it is a learning curve for everyone

 

 

 

 

 

 

39 Days of July 2021

archived live streams

  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=39+days+of+july+2021 

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  
 

 

one way to support the Showroom experience is to view and possibly buy a photo book of past performers

created by Nik West

all profits go to the Showroom

https://www.blurb.ca/b/10630063-the-showroom  

 


        

 

 

 
 
 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
 
You enter these premises with the understanding that 

 this is a non-alcohol venue ,
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
...ONWARD HO
YAHOOO!!

 


Longevity John
Duncan Showroom   

250-748-7246 (RAIN)
text 250-597-1554

Welcome to

Maintaining the Duncan Showroom's existance 

over our 16 years of being open as an all ages venue, yes, we have had our hand out to the community to aid us in staying open

it is the nature of the arts to be subsidized somehow, and our tax dollars do have an arts component allotted and we are not included in that allotment as a private business

but this is not your regular theatre

we believe in a venue for new material to be heard, original music to be performed, boundaries  to be pushed and all in a 'hip' fashion

we have been open for 16 years so it…

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Oct22

Harley Card

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

a Toronto based guitarist, composer, and educator. In addition to leading his own groups, Harley is a member of and co-composer for the Canadian bands; Hobson's Choice, Stoptime, God's Gift To Yoda, and Dream Logic.

on a Canadian tour, he asked to come back to the Showroom as a solo artist,, accompanied by drummer this time.

https://harleycard.ca/ $15 door

Oct29

Beautiful Maladies - a tribute to the music of Tom Waits

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

they have always sold out previous performances at the Duncan Showroom and Hermann's Jazz Club in Victoria a hit at the 39 Days of July where they have performed 3 times before their arrangements of Tom Waits' tunes is a musical treat

this is a chance for 45 people to truly experience this excellent concert

$30

Oct31

A Musical Dress Up Affair for Holloween

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

4 bands starting at 7pm...45 minute sets 15 minute changeovers -

-Basement Lullabies (Duncan) -Jarid Soulfire (Mesachie Lake) -Lip Forest (Lake Cowichan) -Fountain Bather (Nanaimo)

costume prizes awarded

$20 limited tix 45 peeps

details to follow

Nov10

Matt Storm / Ivan Hartle

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

Kindred spirits and students of Classic Soul, Blues and Jazz, Matt Storm and Ivan Hartle have been writing, collaborating and touring together for almost 4 years now. Both Vancouver based, the two met at a showcase and became fast friends, joining together for live sets was an obvious choice. Ivan’s commanding soulful vocals mixed with Matt’s jazz guitar stylings make for a sound that is familiar yet new at the same time. Their ability to transition from a head-bopping funky groove to a heart wrenching slow jam is what makes them so unique, all the while keeping the audience captivated and feeling like they’re apart of the show. The two have shared stages from Victoria to Edmonton, most recently appearing at North Vancouver’s Shipyards Festival alongside headlining acts Bedouin Soundclash and The Zolas. You can also catch them at local venues like Guilt & Co, 2nd Floor Gastown and Calabash Bistro. With a huge catalog of original music, the duo have been chomping at the bit to get back on the road, “When we’re on stage we come alive, it’s where we’re meant to be”.

$20 door $15 advance text 250-597-1554 for reservations

“More To Find” Music Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QbNAjm7efo&t=30s

Nov12

Don Alder in concert

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

DON ALDER plays acoustic fingerstyle guitar with a passion that has quickly earned him a reputation as Vancouver's "best kept little secret". Don is a world-class fingerstyle guitarist with a "wow factor" that has led to winning all the top Modern Guitar Competitions in the world, multiple endorsement deals with major manufacturers.He is a top endorsee for Yamaha Guitars, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Ernie Ball Strings and Santo Angelo Cables, Riversong Guitars, Emerald Amicus, Tonewood amp, so keep an eye out for a Clinic near you.

we are fortunate that he is able to perform at the Showroom where his stellar finger work can be observed up close

$30 tix- limited seating passports and masks required https://www.donalder.com/

Nov14

Zane Coppard / Cain Price

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

Zane Coppard -a multifaceted musician who brings aspects of his avant-garde experiments into a beautiful union with pop music. Cain Price - Described by listeners as an eclectic, electronic folk artist with a DIY bent, Cain Price is a fascinating newcomer in the Canadian music scene. Ragged yet controlled vocals are the helm of his tracks, as heaving and arrhythmic instruments ebb and flow beneath.

$20 door $15 advance

https://zanecoppard.com

The Blues Songs of Christamas with Big Hank and the Kingpins

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

first show of the seasons tour, the warm up so to speak.... these guys luv to play together and fun is the major part of it all come join in to the tunes of BB King, Louis Jordon, Eric Clapton, Big Joe Turner, Charles Brown and more

$20 advance $25 door

Nov20

Lasso Sanou

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

originally from West Africa Burkina Faso, he plays world music from West Africa on the Kora, a 21 string instrument, the peule flute and he sings It is a very intimate and soulful ethical performance.

Lasso Sanou was born in a griot family in a small village in the north of Burkina Faso in West Africa. He grew up in an environment where music and songs were at the centre of people’s lives. Hence, he discovered very quickly his great skills for singing and playing several traditional African instruments. He first learned percussion (balafon, tamani, djembe) and later the Kora. Thanks to his famous cousin, Dramane Dembélé, Lasso discovered the flûte peule in 2004 and developed a real passion for this instrument. He quickly became one of the most talented flutists in the country. After playing for several years in Burkina Faso, Lasso arrived in Montreal in 2009, where he has become a mainstay of the music scene.

https://files.rcmusic.com//sites/default/files/Lasso.pdf

$30 tix as low as $20 if needs be

Nov21

James Hamilton and his sitar-

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

another time capsule in the never ending journey of sitar music brought to you by Victoria's own James Hamilton live streamed, audiences are allowed in with proper COVID protocols in place

suggested $15 donation