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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Vic chapter.

There is nothing better than experiencing live music. Going to a concert, whether it be for your favourite band of all time or an artist who you don’t know very well, is a fun time. While Victoria is a smaller city than Vancouver, and we might not get quite as many big names, there are still plenty of cool concert venues in Victoria where you can watch live music. So, if you’re really in the mood to go see a show, read on to find out where to watch live music in Victoria.

Alix Goolden Performance Hall

Formerly a church that has since become home to the Victoria Conservatory of Music, you can watch and listen to music of all genres in what is probably one of the most unique concert venues in Victoria.

Capital Ballroom

The Capital Ballroom, previously Sugar Nightclub, has become one of the bigger concert venues in Victoria. Bringing in a number of pop, hip-hop, rap and techno artists, there’s sure to be an artist that you’ll want to see.

Lucky Bar

With live music almost every night, you can see everyone from local bands to touring artists.

The McPherson Playhouse and Royal Theatre

For a classy concert experience, check out the McPherson Playhouse and Royal Theatre. Not only can you watch live music here, but the McPherson Playhouse and Royal Theatre play host to a number of musicals, plays and ballets.

The Farquhar Auditorium

Located right on the University of Victoria campus, the Farquhar auditorium hosts ensembles from the UVic school of music, in addition to comedy, dance and musical performances.

The next time you and your girl gang are looking for some live music, check out who’s playing at one of the venues above!

Kate is a linguistics major at the University of Victoria. Although she is only 22 years old, Kate is truly a granny at heart. She could not imagine a world in which sweaters, dogs, coffee, and brunch did not exist. In her spare time Kate likes to create inspirational quotes to live by. Her quote of the moment is "Life is a party and I have the streamers!"
Carly Grabher is in her fifth year of Creative Writing at The University of Victoria with a minor in Gender Studies. She is the Campus Correspondent of the UVic chapter and has been a contributing writer and editor with Her Campus for four years. In addition to writing articles, Carly formerly danced and worked at Canada's National Ballet School, redesigned the website for The University of Victoria Faculty Association, and worked as the communications and events assistant with UVic's Co-operative Education Program and Career Services.