Cluny Macpherson & The Garden City Gang
Wednesday, November 10th
All-Ages | ID Required For Alcohol Service
Doors: 7PM | Show: 8PM
Purchase tickets at: https://www.victoriaeventcentre.ca
Some of Victoria’s finest musicians assemble on the VEC stage to bring you a night of classic country, honky tonk and soul as well as some new original songs. These folks have crisscrossed the continent sharing the stage with everyone from mandolin phenom John Reischman to Missouri’s King of Bluegrass, Greg Blake. They’ve been doing their own research and have concluded it’s time to rock. They may even have a special guest or two. Come on down to the Victoria Event Centre and sample their killer cocktails and hefty vibes. And, the next day is a holiday so everyone gets to sleep in! Don't miss it!
Cluny Macpherson is a true original. He has traveled across Canada by bus, rail and thumb. His songs have been described as "perfect" and "timeless." He writes about Sudbury, globalization, tragedy and his daughter. And, he makes a mean hollandaise. He can play the guitar, banjo, bass and mandolin. He currently resides in Victoria, BC and has been said to possess Victoria's "most authentic bluegrass voice."
"There's a sense of honesty about Macpherson's songwriting and delivery that really hits home, and these well worn-in songs are hopefully a taste of more to come." - Exclaim
The Garden City Gang:
GUITAR: Adam Cleland
FIDDLE: Miriam Sonstenes
BASS: Cluny Macpherson
DRUMS: Rad Juli
STEEL GUITAR: Miles Zurawell
In the event that public health restrictions prevent this event from going ahead, all tickets purchased for this event will automatically be valid for the next rescheduled date. Refunds will be made available as needed - please email [email protected]
≫ COVID Safety Info ≪
▪︎ Due to COVID-19, there will be a limit of 90 tickets available for purchase. Tables will be seated in the venue once the whole group has arrived.
▪︎ Tickets should be purchased online in advance, through our website, to ensure availability. If space remains, additional tickets will be available at the door.
▪︎ The bar will provide table service. Instead of going up to the bar, a server will visit you to take orders and to clear empty glassware.
▪︎ Masks are required, except when seated at your table. If you do not have one, one will be provided for you.
▪︎ Unfortunately, we cannot allow mingling between tables or dancing. If you’re feeling the groove, we encourage you to shimmy in your seat!
▪︎ Beginning September 13th, in accordance with Provincial Health Order, all ticketholders will be required to show proof of vaccination at the door in order to attend. More information about the BC Vaccine Card is available at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html
Read the VEC's full Covid safety plan here:
≫ We're Livestreaming ! ≪
▪︎ The show will also be available as a livestream at facebook.com/VictoriaEventCentre and twitch.tv/victoriaeventcentre
▪︎ This livestream will be available without admission fee.
If you’re able to donate and support these artists and the venue so they can keep it happening, donate here:
▪︎ Credit Card: http://www.victoriaeventcentre.ca/donate/
▪︎ Etransfer (please put "Cluny Macpherson" in the message line and the password as "livestream"): [email protected]
≫ Safer Spaces ≪
▪︎ At the VEC there is zero tolerance for any type of racist, sexist, ableist, fatphobic, transphobic or homophobic behaviour. By purchasing a ticket and attending this event, you agree to conduct yourself with the utmost respect for everyone at this event. In the event that you do not, you may be asked to leave without a refund.
▪︎ If you feel uncomfortable at any time, please let a VEC staff person know and we will try to support you in the best way possible.
≫ Land Acknowledgement ≪
▪︎ We would like to gratefully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.
≫ Accessibility ≪
▪︎ Our seating is a combination of high tables, bar stools, and cocktail tables with chairs. If you require assistance with this, please make a note when purchasing tickets or contact us at [email protected]
and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
▪︎ There are three multi-user, gender-inclusive bathrooms with stalls. One bathroom has a larger stall with its own sink and a grab bar (more details in the ‘Bathrooms’ section).
▪︎ The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. The only way into the VEC is up 27 wood stairs, 11″ deep, 6″ high. There are wooden 2.5” handrails 38” up the wall on each side of the staircase (54” apart, so not graspable on both sides at once. See further details in the ‘Getting Inside’ section)
▪︎ If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at [email protected]
and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
▪︎ Inside the Victoria Event Centre there is a gender inclusive wheelchair accessible washroom that technically fits necessary size dimensions, but is missing a bar and a handrail beside the toilet.There are two stalls in the washroom, but only one of these has been renovated to meet 5'x5' wheelchair clearance.
▪︎ More detailed venue accessibility info is available at:http://www.victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/