Butchart Gardens summer music lineup unveiled

Butchart Gardens will be a very musical place this summer.

Serena Ryder and the Jim Cuddy Band Ryder and Cuddy are two of three special events schedule for the gardens.

Six-time Juno Award-winner Serena Ryder takes the stage July 25.

Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy brings his band to the island on Thursday Aug. 15.

The Butchart Gardens will have live music every evening from June 29 to the end of August with local and international talent including the Victoria Symphony, David Vest, Jim Byrnes and Stephen Fearing.

Here is the complete schedule:

June

29 - Tropic Mayhem
30 - Odyssey string Quartet
 

July

1 - John Mclachlan
2 - Chris Millington & Dancin'
3 - MAZ
4 - Brishen
5 - Late Shift
6 - Backbeat
7 - The Choir
8 - Odyssey string Quartet
9 - Chris Millington & Dancin'
10 - Los Texmaniacs & The Lone Star Amigos (Special Event)
11 - The High Bar Gang
12 - Locarno
13 - The Midnights
14 - Hamsa Hamsa
15 - Beolach
16 - Chris Millington & Dancin'
17 - Scandinavian String Alliance
18 - John Reischman and The Jaybirds
19 - The Kingmixers
20 - The R&B Kingpins
21 - Odyssey String Quartet
22 - Oktupus
23 - The Commodores
24 - The Victoria Symphony
25 - Serena Ryder (Special Event)
26 - Pharis & Jason Romero
27 - The Chuckle Berries
28 - Jim Byrnes
29 - Elage Diouf
30 - Chris Millington & Dancin'
31 - Tri-Continental

August

1 - Diyet & The Love Soldiers
2 - David Vest
3 - Freeze Frame
4 - Ballet Etoile
5 - Ballet Etoile
6 - Chris Millington & Dancin'
7 - Rose Cousins
8 - The Waifs
9 - Black Angus
10 - Mix Tape
11 - Odyssey String Quartet
12 - Van Django
13 - The Commodores
14 - The Unfaithful Servants
15 - Jim Cuddy Band (Special Event)
16 - Chris Frye & The Analog Ghosts
17 - The Ecclestons
18 - Heartwood
19 - John Gogo & Sons
20 - The Commodores
21 - Qristina & Quinn
22 - BC Fiddle Orchestra
23 - Ellis Dyson & The Shambles
24 - Tropic Mayhem
25 - The Bills
26 - Marc Atkinson with Cam Wilson
27 - Chris Millington & Dancin'
28 - The Sweet Lowdown
29 - Stephen Fearing
30 - Mark Perry
31 - Groove Kitchen

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