VOX AMERICANA - A new series and celebration of Americana music hosted by Oliver Swain on the third Saturday of every month.
VOX AMERICANA kicks off with two incredible singer/songwriters: Taylor Ashton and Dana Sipos
Saturday, October 17th
All-Ages / ID Required for Alcohol Service
Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 7:30PM - 9PM
Brooklyn based Taylor Ashton became an underground legend as the frontman of Fish & Bird. His unique lyrical style and inventive genre-agnostic approach has earned him superfans across Canada, the U.S., and the UK. Taylor just released his first solo album 'The Romantic' and this will be Victorian's first chance to hear his new incarnation.
Dana Sipos is an acclaimed Canadian songwriter described as "slightly strange and completely mesmerizing." She tours extensively, occasionally by canoe, tall ship, train and bicycle. Trick of the Light was released on Roaring Girl Records and nominated for English Songwriter of the Year at the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards.
≫ COVID Safety Info≪
Due to COVID-19, there will be a limit of 50 tickets available for purchase. Tickets must be purchased in advance in groups of up to 6.
You will be seated at your table once the whole group has arrived.
Physical distancing must be observed between groups.
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.
Bathrooms are limited to 1 person at a time. We’ve installed groovy high-tech foot switch-activated lights. Please tap the foot switch on when you are going in, and tap it off when you exit
≫ We're Livestreaming!≪
The show will also be available as a livestream at 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:
▪︎Etransfer (please put the Oliver Swain in the message line and the password as "livestream"): [email protected]
≫ 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 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 ‘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: