Evening Entertainment Return at The Butchart Gardens


June 17, 2022, VICTORIA, B.C.

20 local and regional acts perform throughout summer

Victoria, BC – Starting July 1 and running through September 3, The Butchart Gardens plays host to 20 musical performances on Friday and Saturday nights. These open-air performances are included with the price of an admission ticket or 12-month pass and are held on the concert stage lawn. Concerts begin at 8:00 pm.

Juno – award winning duo Big Little Lions begins the eclectic summer program on July 1 with their blissful marriage of new folk and sophisticated pop. Later in the month, the Chris Millington Band returns and singer-songwriter and gifted storyteller Stephen Fearing takes the stage. Prairie Oyster’s velvet voice Russell deCarle performs July 22 and the month concludes with Curtis Clearsky and the Constellations, known for their Indigenous sound that blends Hip hop, Latin funk, Ska, Reggae and Blues.

August welcomes BTU (three tremendous songwriters/performers: Barney Bentall, Tom Taylor and Shari Ulrich). The classical and rock/popular music-based Odyssey String Quartet as well as acoustic blues from 3 Canadian guitar masters Amos Garrett, Jim Byrnes and Doug Cox. Black Angus with their West Coast Celtic music and guitarist and fiddler duo Adam Dobres & Pierre Schryer wrap up the summer with their early September dates.

From kitchen party folk, to Dixieland, boogie woogie music, ska, classical, blues, folk, jazz and more, the summer line-up is sure to delight. A complete summer lineup can be found at butchartgardens.com/summer-entertainment-calendar/

Until September 11, The Gardens offers extended hours Thursday through Sunday nights: Thursday and Sunday we offer evening garden viewing until 9:00 pm and 7:30 pm respectively and Friday and Saturday nights are focused on night illuminations until 10:30 pm. From colourful florals in the day to subtle plays of light and shadow in the evening, summer offers breathtaking drama as day fades into night. As dusk falls, thousands of lights give a soft magical glow to shrubs, trees, and flowers. Night illumination, unlike stadium lighting, is designed to selectively accentuate and highlight beautiful garden features by surrounding them with artistic areas of shadow.

The Gardens are late evenings are:

Thursday – 8:00 pm  / Friday – 9:30 pm / Saturday – 9:30 pm / Sunday – 6:30 pm

The Gardens are open one hour after gates close. The Coffee Shop and Gift Store may not be open during late night hours.

The Butchart Gardens is a 118-year-old internationally renowned 55 – acre display garden located in Brentwood Bay near Victoria, British Columbia. Created in 1904 by Jennie Butchart, and still privately owned and operated by the family, The Gardens was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2004 for its 100th birthday.