Cowichan's Musical Community Centre

Duncan Showroom
131 Station Street
-ground floor-



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 15 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
https://www.youtube.com/c/DuncanShowroom/live
 
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 

 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)
 

 

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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Feb23

Tango del Domingo

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

every 4th Sunday of the month John and Linda Fowler host a south island milonga,

an event where tango enthusiasts gather to dance,

where the ambience and décor suit the afternoons festivities…

$15 per person…

gathering for food at Craig Street Brew Pub afterwards

Feb25

For the Love of Words with Host- Bill Levity

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

if you have written words or so enjoy another’s enough to share them, this is the evening for you…

celebrating 12 years of this monthly event …

$5 for readers-5 minute limit … $7 for others

Feb27

Hearing Trees / Findlay Napier

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

Hearing Trees return....Findlay for the first time from Winnipeg, Hearing Trees takes you on a poetic narrative journey, winding between uncertainty and love. Powerful chords and delicate guitar melodies float over highway-driving rhythms, carrying with it the anxious conviction of hopefulness bubbling up from below. from Scotland, Findlay Napier "He's good and he's really funny too! He's got that classic brilliant banter with the audience as well. Lovely to hear the storytelling in the songs as well as in between. A wonderful cacophony of bizarre and brilliant tales of real people."

$18 door $15 advance

https://www.hearingtrees.org https://www.findlaynapier.com

Feb28

Beats Workin

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

an almost acoustic Swing, Roots and Jump Blues trio, based in and around Victoria, BC. Playing and singing material ranging from their own energetic original songs and instrumentals, right down through music of the 1940s and beyond, they keep the beat workin on Acoustic and Archtop Guitars, Upright Bass and 6 & 8 string Steel Guitars.

Beats Workin is:
David K (Vocals, 8-String Steel Guitar, National Steel & Guitar) Touring internationally, performing, writing and recording for over 25 years, David has worked with artists and bands playing Blues to Country, Celtic to Western Swing. Great vocals, fine steel guitar, and well crafted original songs round off his place in the trio. Mark Johnson (Vocals, Upright Bass) Mark’s fine acoustic bass gives a dynamic and exciting drive to the group. Both rhythmic and melodic, it is a strong, vital part of the instrumental mix, and is made only better by his fearless bass solos. A skilled composer, Mark’s instrumentals bring even greater dimension to this trio. Bob de Wolff (Vocals, Acoustic and Archtop Guitars) Bob brings extensive knowledge of Swing and Jump Blues music into the Beats Workin mix, along with solid rhythm and lead guitars, and strong vocals. Fluent in many styles, he is especially drawn to the quirky, light-hearted Swing tunes of the 1940s and 50s.

$18 door $15 advance

https://www.facebook.com/beatsworkintrio/

Feb29

'Get Cozy with the Vixens' - Vancouver Island Vixens Return

It's time to "Get Cozy with the Vixens!" Kicking off their third annual tour, the Vancouver Island Vixens are bringing their full sparkle to the Duncan Showroom. Catch an evening of classic burlesque with exciting new routines and returning favourites.

Tickets: $25 advance $30 VIP *$30 at the door

Doors: 7:30 pm Show: 8:00 PM

Mar1

Josh Talks - treatment protocols on Lower Limbs / Feet

Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

Josh Crawford of Genoa Laser Therapy speaks to treatment protocols on lower limbs and feet

a series of monthly of one hour talks on laser therapy and its possible involvement in your life...what it does, how it is done, the tools used, what can be expected.

Q & A time provided

by donation

Mar3

Dress Rehearsal Tuesdays

Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

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 fun,

always with a community feel

3 songs or 15 minutes

$5 for everyone

(and we broadcast it all to youtube where it is archived)

Mar7

Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellationz

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellationz captivate audiences with their funky rhythms, thundering percussion, blasting horns, soulful harmonies, dicing & slicing DJ with empowering lyrics that gratify your soul. Curtis and his band’s highly-engaging performances make you bump with the booming blasting blare, you’ll be moving your feet like you don‘t care.

$20 advance $23 door

https://www.facebook.com/CurtisClearSkyConstellationz/

Mar10

Dress Rehearsal Tuesdays

Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

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 fun,

always with a community feel

3 songs or 15 minutes

$5 for everyone

(and we broadcast it all to youtube where it is archived)

Mar12

Cara McCandless

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

local singer/songwriter Cara McCandless is releasing so many new songs on social media we thought we might consolidate them for you in one fine night of listening pleasure

a live performance by Cara is a wonderful experience that really makes a song take hold of your soul

$15 door $12 advance

www.reverbnation.com › caramccandlessinfo

Mar13

Brad Prevedoros

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

Guitarist and composer Brad Prevedoros is celebrating the release of his fifteenth album ​Cloud Hidden he will be joined by Paul Wilkinson-Teel on bass and Brad Hawkes on percussion.

The concert will feature trio work and solo guitar performances from ​Cloud Hidden as well as selections from Brad’s earlier albums, including his top-selling ​Firedance​ and his WCMA-nominated ​In Motion. ​Cloud Hidden​ has been three years in the making, comprised of all original compositions, with a strong leaning towards jazz, blues, and a smattering of Brad’s own “west coast flamenco” style. The album title is derived from the book ​Cloud Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown: A Mountain Journal​, written by philosopher Alan Watts.

$22 door $20 advance

http://www.manzanitaproductions.com/

Mar14

Martyn Joseph - in concert

Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

"He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics and has a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances."

he has also become a friend, as you will too when you witness one of his performances...such an engaging, extremely compassionate experience

a highly recommended ' you must attend'

$30 advance $35 door www.martynjoseph.net

Mar18

Luke Wallace

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

"On the frontlines of the battle to salvage and save planet earth, music is a tool used for communication, harmony, and activism. Enter, quietly and softly, Luke Wallace. With a background in jazz and blues, Wallace is now a guitar-toting B.C. boy who uses his voice and lyrics to stand up to the bullies of the environment, those who threaten our shared resources and future, with a honey-sweet voice and feather light touch of the guitar string. "

he performed at the VFF in 2017 to rave reviews

$15 door $12 advance

www.lukewallacemusic.com

Mar21

Diana Braitwaite / Chris Whiteley's Round Midnight Jazz Show

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

these two are back on the west coast for a few select shows and we is one of the venues... glory hallelujah for this one Diana has risen to prominence as one of Canada’s most authentic female blues singers.In 2018 she was awarded the lifetime achievement “Blues With a Felling Award”from the Maple Blues Society and for her performance on their latest recording “I Was Telling Him About You” she received a a bronze medal for "Best Female Vocalist" from the Global Music Awards.

Kansas born multi-instrumentalist Chris Whiteley has appeared on hundreds of recordings He also has been awarded the prestigious“Blues With a Feeling Award”and is also a seven-time recipient of the Maple Blues Award as “Canada’s Blues Horn Player Of The Year”. Whiteley has had an illustrious career spanning over 40 years.playing with many jazz and blues legends including Blind John Davis,Eddie“Cleanhead”Vinson and Leon Redbone.

joining them will be James McCrae-drums Marisha Devoin - bass Nico Rhodes - keys

$25 door $20 advance doors at 7pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBg6j6ZI11Q

Mar22

Tango del Domingo

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

every 4th Sunday of the month John and Linda Fowler host a south island milonga,

an event where tango enthusiasts gather to dance,

where the ambience and décor suit the afternoons festivities…

$15 per person…

gathering for food at Craig Street Brew Pub afterwards