EARLY SHOW - NORTHLAND RAIL SERVICE
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

EARLY SHOW - NORTHLAND RAIL SERVICE

Northland Rail Service is bringing their high energy old-time and bluegrass music across Canada this August to promote their brand new release, the Double Stack EP! 

We're bringing our high energy acoustic music to Northern Quarter! With special guest Dan Belgue opening up the night, it's bound to be awesome. 

LIVE MUSIC FROM 8:00PM - PWYC

View Event →
LATE SHOW - THE NEW WAVES
Aug
17
9:30 PM21:30

LATE SHOW - THE NEW WAVES

The New Waves play the best of late 70s and 80s new wave, featuring full synth sounds, multipile vocals and a kicking rhythm section the band take you on a journey back in time!

Expect tunes by A Flock of Seagulls, Talking Heads, Talk Talk, The Romantics, Pet Shop Boys, The Cure, Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello, Tears for Fears, Devo and many many more...

Music starts at 9:30pm Dance floor provided.

Reservations available at: dinenq@gmail.com

Music by donation (suggested $10)

View Event →
AN EVENING OF TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS
Aug
18
9:00 PM21:00

AN EVENING OF TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS

WORLD CLASS BLUEGRASS...

Jesse Cobb is a player with pedigree. A founding member of the Infamous Stringdusters, Jesse has spent much of his musical life touring and recording. Recently relocating to Victoria Jesse has naturally drawn the interest of many a fine bluegrasser here on Vancouver Island.

The evening will be a celebration of music, in Jesse's words, you will be treated to an "authentic bluegrass band with all the trimmings! Featuring... Garrett Tompson (guitar/vox), Jeff Ellis (bass),Ivonne Hernandez (fiddle/vox), Mike Kraft (banjo) and Jesse Cobb on mandolin/vox. 

Music from 9pm

View Event →
REVOLUSON - traditional Mexican Music
Aug
21
8:30 PM20:30

REVOLUSON - traditional Mexican Music

Based in Guanajuato, Mexico, RevoluSon is made up of a group of very talented young musicians from various regions in Mexico including Vera Cruz, Oaxaca and Morelos. The project was started by singer León Méndez in about 2007 and has gained steam as the ideal group came together to share their passion for traditional Cuban Son, Changui and other regional dance rhythms. 

Included in their diverse repertoire are many original pieces composed and arranged by León Méndez and Miguel Mendoza. They are very active members of the musical community in Guanajuato, participating in numerous cultural events, television appearances, collaborating with other local artists and touring the state. The goal is to deliver authentic, high-energy dance music to suit any stage or audience

LIVE MUSIC FROM 8:30PM

Dinner reservations available at www.northernquarter.ca

View Event →
SLIM SANDY & THE HILLBILLY BOPPERS
Aug
24
9:00 PM21:00

SLIM SANDY & THE HILLBILLY BOPPERS

Hey rockin' people!

Authentic rock n roll and rhythm & blues from the internationally enjoyed Slim Sandy & the Hillbilly Boppers!

A night of rock n roll and country rhythm and blues. Perfect for a social, foot stomping grand old time. Dine, drink and dance the night away! Everybody welcome.

Shake it in the shade!

Show starts at 9 pm!

Music by donation - dancefloor provided.

View Event →
SUSANNAH ADAMS TRIO
Aug
25
8:30 PM20:30

SUSANNAH ADAMS TRIO

This was a very popular and much enjoyed show back in July and we are excited to have Susannah back at NQ for a weekend show!

Join us for a great night for dining and enjoying the wonderful vocal talents of Susannah Adams. 

Joined by Tony Genge (piano) and John Lee (bass).

A bold innovator, Adams is unafraid to explore the depth of jazz in order to find her true sound - a sound which is at once warm and lush, yet harkens back to the era of cool jazz. A classic approach with a contemporary twist, Adams' unique style is utterly compelling.

With the release of her debut album As the Morning Light, Adams has established herself as an original lyricist, composer and arranger, as well as an interpreter of jazz standards.

SHOW AT 8:30PM - MUSIC BY DONATION ($10-$20 suggested)

www.susannahadams.com

Dinner reservations available at www.northernquarter.ca

View Event →
SUNDAY MATINEE QUIZ
Aug
26
2:30 PM14:30

SUNDAY MATINEE QUIZ

Get out of the sun and into a delightfully air conditioned oasis of good food, cold drinks and quality entertainment for all the family!

A long standing British tradtion is the Sunday afternoon pub quiz! No worries about being in bed too late, plenty of time to enjoy a few afternoon sociables and a bite to eat.

This is the quiz experience you may have been looking for.

FAMILIES WELCOME! Win $100 at NQ!

Quiz starts at 2:30pm. $5.

Benji's Pub Quiz

View Event →
VICTORIA CUBAN ALL-STARS
Sep
1
9:00 PM21:00

VICTORIA CUBAN ALL-STARS

Dance the night away at this extremely popular monthly night featuring some of the greatest Cuban musical talent in the country!

Dine, Dance and Drink!

Bar and kitchen open 5pm til midnight.  

Dinner reservations are recommended at www.northernquarter.ca

MUSIC IS BY DONATION - please consider donating between $10 and $20 per person. 100% of proceeds go to the band!

View Event →

PABLO CARDENAS LATIN COMBO
Aug
10
9:00 PM21:00

PABLO CARDENAS LATIN COMBO

Pablo Cardenas is a pianist, composer and music teacher with over 15 years of experience performing in Cuba and now Canada. 

Pablo has been playing piano since he was just five years old and studied music at the Conservatory or Music in both Havana and Mantanzas. 

From playing world famous clubs in Cuba including Casa de la Musica, Mambo Club, Jazz Cafe and Havana Cafe, Pablo now resides in BC where he accompanys Adonis Puentes, Miguelito Valdes, Jose Sanchez, Mira Black and Gergana Velinova among many others.

Come for an evening of soul lifting Afro-cuban-Jazz perfect for dates, diners, foodies and enthusiasts for fine drink.

View Event →
BENJI'S PUB QUIZ
Aug
8
8:30 PM20:30

BENJI'S PUB QUIZ

Every Wednesday Benji Duke writes and hosts a quiz for the people!

Good silly fun, with something for everyone, the top teams takes home the lions share of $100 at NQ

Quiz starts at 8:30pm

Dinner reservations suggested.

View Event →
MIKE DEMERS BAND
Aug
3
9:00 PM21:00

MIKE DEMERS BAND

Michael Demers is a journeyman songwriter and musician who has been honing his craft for more than 45 years!

Tonight Northern Quarter welcomes Michael and his band as he performs a night of original material and select covers.

And its a an all star cast he has on hand...

Michael Demers - guitar and vocals
Gordon Light - bass and vocals
Alfons Fear - trumpet/horns
Jackie Wilde - keys
Matthew Pease - drums and perc
 

View Event →
SON DE MADERA
Aug
2
8:30 PM20:30

SON DE MADERA

Taking their name from the mountainous region of north-western Mexico, the group Son de Madera specializes in son jarocho, a musical style that traces back about 400 years to the eclectic cultural influences and traditions of coastal Veracruz (the Free and Sovereign State of Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llav).

Their string-driven music is lyrical and lively, featuring traditional instruments like the jarana and guitarra de son along with galvanizing dance and vocals – but their authentic sound incorporates modern elements as well.

The result is a unique cultural and musical experience: celebratory, dynamic and enchanting. At the forefront of the son jarocho revival, bursting with creativity and virtuosity, the group is the proud recipient of the prestigious ‘Premio Luna’ (Mexico’s Luna Award) for Best Traditional Group.

DINNER RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE NOW (head to home page)

MUSIC BY DONATION - suggested $10 to $20 sliding scale.

MUSIC STARTS AT 8:30PM. KITCHEN AND BAR 5PM til 11PM

View Event →
BENJI'S PUB QUIZ
Aug
1
8:30 PM20:30

BENJI'S PUB QUIZ

Every Wednesday Benji Duke writes and hosts this extremely popular and entertaining team quiz night.

You bring a team and play together to win $100 at Northern Quarter.

Dinner reservations available - drops ins welcome (seating limited).

Quiz starts at 8:30pm - Cover $6

View Event →
BENJI'S SUNDAY MATINEE QUIZ
Jul
29
2:30 PM14:30

BENJI'S SUNDAY MATINEE QUIZ

A long standing British tradtion is the Sunday afternoon pub quiz! No worries about being in bed too late, plenty of time to enjoy a few afternoon sociables and a bite to eat.

This is the quiz experience you may have been looking for.

FAMILIES WELCOME! Win $100 at NQ!

Quiz starts at 2:30pm. $5.

Benji's Pub Quiz

View Event →
VICTORIA CUBAN ALL-STARS
Jul
28
9:00 PM21:00

VICTORIA CUBAN ALL-STARS

WOW!  Its that time again!  Hold on to your hats for one of the best events of the month!

Dance the night away at this extremely popular monthly night featuring some of the greatest Cuban musical talent in the country!

Dine, Dance and Drink!

Bar and kitchen open 5pm til midnight. 

Dinner reservations are recommended at www.northernquarter.ca


SUGGESTED DONATION - $10-$20 ON A SLIDING SCALE - ALL PROCEEDS TO THE BAND!

View Event →
SLIM SANDY & THE HILLBILLY BOPPERS
Jul
27
9:00 PM21:00

SLIM SANDY & THE HILLBILLY BOPPERS

Hey rockin' people!

Authentic rock n roll and rhythm & blues from the internationally enjoyed Slim Sandy & the Hillbilly Boppers!

A night of rock n roll and country rhythm and blues. Perfect for a social, foot stomping grand old time. Dine, drink and dance the night away! Everybody welcome.

Shake it in the shade!

Show starts at 9 pm!

Music by donation - dancefloor provided.

View Event →
LINDY VOPNFJORD AND GUEST DENNIS ELLSWORTH
Jul
26
9:00 PM21:00

LINDY VOPNFJORD AND GUEST DENNIS ELLSWORTH

Lindy Vopnfjörd is a Canadian-Icelandic musician with the rare ability to capture poetically in lyric and sound such profound nuance in modern stories. Humble and heroic human dramas seldom sang so spectacularly as this. Vopnfjörd is a proficient storyteller who distills human experience into the vital emotions that define a moment so crisply, and memorably.

Lindy is joined by his band and special guest Dennis Ellsworth.


Northern Quarter bar and kitchen is open 5pm til midnight.

LIVE MUSIC FROM 9:00PM - MUSIC BY DONATION

View Event →
AN EVENING OF BLUEGRASS
Jul
21
9:00 PM21:00

AN EVENING OF BLUEGRASS

WORLD CLASS BLUEGRASS...

Jesse Cobb is a player with pedigree. A founding member of the Infamous Stringdusters, Jesse has spent much of his musical life touring and recording. Recently relocating to Victoria Jesse has naturally drawn the interest of many a fine bluegrasser here on Vancouver Island.

The evening will be a celebration of music, in Jesse's words, you will be treated to an "authentic bluegrass band with all the trimmings! Featuring... Garrett Tompson (guitar/vox), Jeff Ellis (bass),Ivonne Hernandez (fiddle/vox), Mike Kraft (banjo) and Jesse Cobb on mandolin/vox. 

Music from 9pm

View Event →
DAVE HYLDIG QUARTET
Jul
20
9:00 PM21:00

DAVE HYLDIG QUARTET

Enjoy the cool vibes and cocktail jazz of The Dave Hyldig Quartet.

Playing the songs of Chet Baker, Nat King Cole and many others.

Dave Hyldig - guitar and vocals
Dana Tower - drums
Jackie Wilde - piano
Ben Arscott - bass

Live music from 9:00pm - Music by donation.

View Event →
TOWERING INFERNO
Jul
19
9:00 PM21:00

TOWERING INFERNO

The unmistakable Oliver Swain brings his latest trio to the NQ stage for a night of folk and jazz.

Always a guarantee of quality artistic expression, Oliver and the band begain at 9:00pm.

MUSIC BY DONATION (100% of proceeds to performers).

View Event →
Paulina Izquierdo y Josué Tacoronte
Jul
14
9:00 PM21:00

Paulina Izquierdo y Josué Tacoronte

This is sure to be a world class night of music... 

Josué is a native Cuban - currently living in Mexico - who has studied various forms of music - and can switch from flamenco to jazz to folk in a heartbeat. 

Paulina - a Mexican - has a voice that is fabulous and versatile - and whether singing Fado music (Portuguese soul), Mexican folk songs or southern blues - she is equally comfortable and natural.

A night of dance, romance and exotic music.

SHOW 9:00PM - Music by donation (suggested $10)

View Event →
ASTRID LYRE TRIO
Jul
13
9:00 PM21:00

ASTRID LYRE TRIO

Astrid Lyre is a brilliant young guitarist working in jazz improv styles and writing original music in the same context. Astrid is joined by drummer James McRae and bassist named Brock Meades in a new jazz group based out of Nanaimo.

LIVE MUSIC FROM 9:00PM

Music by donation.

BAR AND KITCHEN 5PM TIL MIDNIGHT

View Event →
SUSANNAH ADAMS TRIO
Jul
12
8:30 PM20:30

SUSANNAH ADAMS TRIO

A great night for dining and enjoying the wonderful vocal talents of Susannah Adams.

A bold innovator, Adams is unafraid to explore the depth of jazz in order to find her true sound - a sound which is at once warm and lush, yet harkens back to the era of cool jazz. A classic approach with a contemporary twist, Adams' unique style is utterly compelling.

Dr. Patrick Boyle, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Victoria, BC says, “She is a consummate professional, constantly honing her craft. More than most singers, Susannah spends a great deal of time cultivating her original voice as an improviser.”

With the release of her debut album As the Morning Light, Adams has established herself as an original lyricist, composer and arranger, as well as an interpreter of jazz standards.

Born and raised in London, England, Adams now resides by the ocean in Victoria, British Columbia, with her husband and two children. She believes the world is a stage and is often found singing to the ducks as she tends to their urban farm. 

SHOW AT 8:30PM - MUSIC BY DONATION

View Event →
THE NEW WAVES
Jul
6
9:30 PM21:30

THE NEW WAVES

The New Waves play the best of late 70s and 80s new wave, featuring full synth sounds, multipile vocals and a kicking rhythm section the band take you on a journey back in time!

Expect tunes by A Flock of Seagulls, Talking Heads, Talk Talk, The Romantics, Pet Shop Boys, The Cure, Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello, Tears for Fears, Devo and many many more...

Music starts at 9:30pm Dance floor provided.

Reservations available at: dinenq@gmail.com

Music by donation (suggested $10)

View Event →
THE BURYING GROUND
Jul
5
9:00 PM21:00

THE BURYING GROUND

The Burying Ground is an upbeat blues string band that brings the fire of punk to the technical prowess and distinct sound of such early blues, country and jazz masters as Blind Blake, Bessie Smith, Gary Davis, Memphis Minnie, Big Bill Broonzy, and Jimmie Rodgers. 

The core duo of Devora Laye (washboard, vocal and saw) and Woody Forster (guitar and vocals) are known for songwriting that illuminates the human experience, and reflects the modern day by touching on mental health, the trauma of war, social justice and good old-fashioned lost and found love. 

LIVE MUSIC FROM 9:00PM - BY DONATION

View Event →
SLIM SANDY & THE HILLBILLY BOPPERS
Jun
30
9:00 PM21:00

SLIM SANDY & THE HILLBILLY BOPPERS

Hey rockin' people!

Authentic rock n roll and rhythm & blues from the internationally enjoyed Slim Sandy & the Hillbilly Boppers!

A night of rock n roll and country rhythm and blues. Perfect for a social, foot stomping grand old time. Dine, drink and dance the night away! Everybody welcome.

Shake it in the shade!

Show starts at 9 pm!

Music by donation - dancefloor provided.

View Event →
SAIL CASSADY, LORAH THE BAND, MITCHELL GREEN
Jun
28
9:00 PM21:00

SAIL CASSADY, LORAH THE BAND, MITCHELL GREEN

A fantastic night of live music ahead.

SAIL CASSADY - A splinter group from Man Made Lake, this is Cravs Collin's indie folk pop side project. Tasty 5 piece band with lots of room to sink deep into the music.

LORAH THE BAND - Lo Waight been wowing audiences with her folk rock band, The Rattlesnakes, for the past 18 months. Tonight we welcome her solo project, Lorah the Band.

MITCHELL GREEN - a studied and gentile perfomer, Mitchell is one of a crop of talented guitarists rising through the tough Victoria ranks. Jazz, django and bluegrass references make for a pleasurable and assured listening experience.

LIVE MUSIC FROM 9:0PM

MUSIC BY DONATION

View Event →
SAIL CASSADY, LORAH THE BAND, MITCHELL GREEN
Jun
28
9:00 PM21:00

SAIL CASSADY, LORAH THE BAND, MITCHELL GREEN

A fantastic night of live music ahead.

SAIL CASSADY - A splinter group from Man Made Lake, this is Cravs Collin's indie folk pop side project. Tasty 5 piece band with lots of room to sink deep into the music.

LORAH THE BAND - Lo Waight been wowing audiences with her folk rock band, The Rattlesnakes, for the past 18 months. Tonight we welcome her solo project, Lorah the Band.

MITCHELL GREEN - a studied and gentle perfomer, Mitchell is one of a crop of talented guitarists rising through the tough Victoria ranks. Jazz, django and bluegrass references make for a pleasurable and assured listening experience.

LIVE MUSIC FROM 9:0PM

MUSIC BY DONATION

View Event →
Bluegrass night with Border Ride
Jun
23
9:00 PM21:00

Bluegrass night with Border Ride

Jesse Cobb is a player with pedigree. A founding member of the Infamous Stringdusters, Jesse has spent much of his musical life touring and recording. Recently relocating to Victoria Jesse has naturally drawn the interest of many a fine bluegrasser here on Vancouver Island.

The evening will be a celebration of music, in Jesse's words, you will be treated to an "authentic bluegrass band with all the trimmings! Featuring... Garrett Tompson (guitar/vox), Jeff Ellis (bass), Miriam Sonstenes (fiddle/vox), Mike Kraft (banjo) and Jesse Cobb on mandolin/vox. 

Music from 9pm  -  Music by donations

View Event →
Pablo Carednas Trio
Jun
22
9:00 PM21:00

Pablo Carednas Trio

Pablo Cardenas is a pianist, composer and music teacher with over 15 years of experience performing in Cuba and now Canada. 

Pablo has been playing piano since he was just five years old and studied music at the Conservatory or Music in both Havana and Mantanzas. 

From playing world famous clubs in Cuba including Casa de la Musica, Mambo Club, Jazz Cafe and Havana Cafe, Pablo now resides in BC where he accompanys Adonis Puentes, Miguelito Valdes, Jose Sanchez, Mira Black and Gergana Velinova among many others.

Come for an evening of soul lifting Afro-cuban-Jazz perfect for dates, diners, foodies and enthusiasts for fine drink.

Dinner reservations available at www.northernquarter.ca

View Event →