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 international as well for over 16 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. 

 

we are entering back into the 'live audience' aspect

of the 'live streaming' of the now new normal music scene

we will have room for approx. 15 people per show

reservations preferable

(bubbles can be accommodated )

 

please

upon entering the venue a mask must be worn ( we will have some available)

hand cleanser at front door must be used before seating

only use designated seating

 

and be gentle with us

it is a learning curve for everyone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
link to our live streaming

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

 

39 Days of July 2020

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOB6M-yslopZpLIWU32KF5w/live?fbclid=IwAR3NviawUhv0LgzfKWZNmM9Q2dONZjy7uokXhRbf7cGkswA85NWqLVrOffs

 
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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Previous events

Oct27

For The Love Of Words with host Bill Levity

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

if you have written material to read or so enjoy another ones words 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

Oct27

Eugene Smith -road stories and tunes -live stream

 —  —

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

Eugene Smith has a wonderful career in the entertainment business going back to when he was 17 working as the lead singer for the Ronnie Hawkins band and through out his solo career to the present....

many stories to be told and tunes played

kinda like the old 1/2 hour radio broadcasts from the years past

we ask that you donate to keep this 'free ' service available for future broadcasts

Oct26

Story Tellin' Nite - various writers

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

Story telling is fast finding new ground once again....yes, the art of telling stories is having a comeback and we are here to aid in that journey we hope you enjoy these evenings of local storytellers weaving their web either as a paying audience or donating viewer for October:

Barbara Botham (from Parksville) Margaret Murphy (from Nanaimo) Cindy Shantz (from Nanaimo) Lee Porteous (from Victoria) Jennifer Ferris (from Victoria)

The theme is "At a Crossroads."

Oct25

Kid's Opem Nic

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

all kids want to be on stage and this is their opportunity....kinda...we work with the parents and the child to introduce them to being on stage, be it singing or dancing...or telling jokes even... all about fun and having an archived youtube broadcast of their performances is priceless so please be generous in your donations to the Showroom

Oct24

DJ Morgan Bass Lion

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

at your service to aid you in finding your inner groove...cause now that dancing in the venue is prohibited, according to COVID 19 protocol, but you can tune at home into the broadcast and have your own bubble party... .we just ask u donate some $$ to help keep it all alive..... suggested donation $10 each. ...

we also have a speaker out front of the building for those that might 'dance in the streets'

Oct20

Dress Rehearsal Tuesdays

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

another way of saying we host an 'open mic' on Tuesdays if it be your first time /new songs to try out / getting your 10,000 in we accept all we broadcast it all so you have the opportunity to check yourself out / learn / share your experience

3 songs per performer (same for a band- we have full back line)

$5 for everyone who walks thru the door

Oct20

Eugene Smith -road stories and tunes -live stream

 —  —

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

Eugene Smith has a wonderful career in the entertainment business going back to when he was 17 working as the lead singer for the Ronnie Hawkins band and through out his solo career to the present....

many stories to be told and tunes played

kinda like the old 1/2 hour radio broadcasts from the years past

we ask that you donate to keep this 'free ' service available for future broadcasts

Oct17

Diamond Joe White awith Nathan Tinkham - in an evening concert

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

Songs and Stories - Diamond Joe White with Nathan Tinkham When we need more live music than ever, it seems like it is getting harder to find. Fortunately for folks in the Cowichan Valley the Duncan Showroom takes its mission seriously and continues to present live music, in a Covid Safe environment. Diamond Joe White will be entertaining folks at the Showroom on Saturday October 17th. He will be accompanied by Nathan Tinkham, whom you might remember from his time with Ian Tyson. There will be two shows, 3 PM in the afternoon, and 7:30 PM in the evening. Tickets are $20 and are available online on the Duncan Showroom website. Diamond Joe White has travelled somewhat under the radar on the Canadian music scene, critically acclaimed, but seldom properly recognized for his unique talents as a singer songwriter. Born in the Alberta oil patch of Turner Valley, Diamond Joe White has had a long and colourful career in Canadian country music. Diamond Joe’s songs and his larger than life personality have attracted some of Canada’s finest musicians to accompany him in the studio, and on the road. Diamond Joe has received two JUNO award nominations for Country Male Vocalist of the Year, and he has released five excellent albums. Back in the 1970's and the 1980's, Diamond Joe White was a bright light of Canadian Country music. He played clubs, halls and jamborees, and there were numerous tours with major performing artists including Merle Haggard and the Ozark Mountain Daredevils. With a voice as gruff as campfire coffee and the heartfelt language of a cowboy poet, Diamond Joe dishes out a beguiling serving of earthy Canadiana: prairie gospel, blue collar stomp-alongs, and poignant ballads. Whether singing about Louis Riel or reciting one of his spoken word poems, this larger-than-life western artist delivers the goods.

tickets $25

Oct17

Diamond Joe White awith Nathan Tinkham - in a matinee concert

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

Diamond Joe White is one of the bestest cowboy poets ever and he sure been able to sing those poems with the emotion intended

joined by his old time pal Nathan Tinkham on guitar and harmonies, we will understand why he and Nathan were such a big name in country/cowboy scene in Alberta (last century - haha) also doing an evening show

audience limited to 30

tickets $20

Oct16

Dave Bitonti

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

Singer/songwriter from Ladysmith on Vancouver Island, he has developed a solid fan base and upon witnessing a performance you will understand why bringing along two singer songwriters as special guests

limited seating of 30 seated...masks must be worn

$10-$20 sliding scale

Oct13

Dress Rehearsal Tuesdays

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

another way of saying we host an 'open mic' on Tuesdays if it be your first time /new songs to try out / getting your 10,000 in we accept all we broadcast it all so you have the opportunity to check yourself out / learn / share your experience

3 songs per performer (same for a band- we have full back line)

$5 for everyone who walks thru the door

Oct13

Eugene Smith -road stories and tunes -live stream

 —  —

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

Eugene Smith has a wonderful career in the entertainment business going back to when he was 17 working as the lead singer for the Ronnie Hawkins band and through out his solo career to the present....

many stories to be told and tunes played

kinda like the old 1/2 hour radio broadcasts from the years past

we ask that you donate to keep this 'free ' service available for future broadcasts

Oct10

24 in the Valley with Schaps

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

local elder of the hip hop scene features up and coming island rappers and brings interviews with homies in the present and about valley hip hop history limited to 20 audience and it will be broadcast as well $20 per

Oct8

Guys Who Write Songs

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

a monthly series where 3 guy singer –songwriters get on stage in a panel fashion and trade off songs... an audience sure helps to give the songs the energy they need...$10-$20 sliding cover

this month Dennis Atkins / Jack Porter / Earnest Anyway

Oct6

Dress Rehearsal Tuesdays

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

another way of saying we host an 'open mic' on Tuesdays if it be your first time /new songs to try out / getting your 10,000 in we accept all we broadcast it all so you have the opportunity to check yourself out / learn / share your experience

3 songs per performer (same for a band- we have full back line)

$5 for everyone who walks thru the door

Oct6

Eugene Smith -road stories and tunes -live stream

 —  —

The Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street, Duncan BC

Eugene Smith has a wonderful career in the entertainment business going back to when he was 17 working as the lead singer for the Ronnie Hawkins band and through out his solo career to the present....

many stories to be told and tunes played

kinda like the old 1/2 hour radio broadcasts from the years past

we ask that you donate to keep this 'free ' service available for future broadcasts