Concerts

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre in 2013. The VSO returns to the theatre with an Oct. 24 concert featuring Vancouver-based pianist Robert Silverman. (File photo)

Surrey theatres reopen with cautious optimism for live events this fall

Church services, concerts and other bookings return to Bell Performing Arts Centre

 

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Surrey’s Merkules to play Vancouver’s Commodore on fall tour of Western Canada

‘Excited to get back on tour,’ the rapper wrote on Facebook

 

The owners of Blue Frog Studios say Monday’s announcement of a vaccine ‘passport’ for non-essential activities, including concerts, has already led to a number of cancellations among ticket-holders. (File photo)

White Rock concert ticket-holders cancelling plans following vaccine ‘passport’ announcement

Blue Frog Studios owners chafe at ‘new level of administration’

 

People social distance as Haviah Mighty opens up for the Arkells concert at the Budwieser Stage in Toronto on August 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Live Nation Canada to require vaccination proof or negative test at concerts

Live concerts are already being held across the country under varying COVID-19 measures

People social distance as Haviah Mighty opens up for the Arkells concert at the Budwieser Stage in Toronto on August 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
Surrey-based band Celestial Ruin features, from left to right, bass player Mike Dagenais, drummer Adam Todd, vocalist Larissa Dawn and guitar player Marcus Carey. (submitted photo)

Fiery new video helps reignite hard-rock band Celestial Ruin, with Surrey roots

The decade-old quartet continues in ‘restart’ mode that began in 2019, prior to the pandemic

Surrey-based band Celestial Ruin features, from left to right, bass player Mike Dagenais, drummer Adam Todd, vocalist Larissa Dawn and guitar player Marcus Carey. (submitted photo)
A scene from the 1985 movie “Back to The Future,” which stars Burnaby-raised Michael J. Fox (left) and Christopher Lloyd.

‘Back to the Future’ movie/concert for VSO in ‘return to full audiences’ at Orpheum Theatre

Four concerts to open orchestra’s 2021-22 concert season, starting Sept. 18

A scene from the 1985 movie “Back to The Future,” which stars Burnaby-raised Michael J. Fox (left) and Christopher Lloyd.
The band Crescent Sky in a photo posted to thecrescentsky.com.

Backyard concerts in Surrey promise ‘Summer Delight’ nights for Christmas on the Peninsula

Outdoor evening shows planned July 23-24 at home near Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest

The band Crescent Sky in a photo posted to thecrescentsky.com.
Langley-based musician Dallas Smith, pictured during the “One Night in the Valley” fundraiser at Cloverdale Agriplex in 2019, will headline the Lifted Hotel Festival in Vancouver this September. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Langley-based musician Dallas Smith, pictured during the “One Night in the Valley” fundraiser at Cloverdale Agriplex in 2019, will headline the Lifted Hotel Festival in Vancouver this September. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

‘Mountain’ memories: Surrey photog’s book recalls ‘crazy-ass scene’ of Merritt music fest

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)
Students of A.J. Elliott Elementary in Sointula during filming of their virtual Sing Out For The Earth concert. Contributed photo
Students of A.J. Elliott Elementary in Sointula during filming of their virtual Sing Out For The Earth concert. Contributed photo
Langley-raised Brad Turner is among musicians featured during this year’s streamed version of TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. (submitted photo: Laura Dunfiel)

Jazz festivals in Vancouver, Fort Langley plan for summer concerts, online and live

In Vancouver, ‘plans are also afoot for limited in-person attendance, should health orders allow’

Langley-raised Brad Turner is among musicians featured during this year’s streamed version of TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. (submitted photo: Laura Dunfiel)
Sting photographed by Kevin Statham at GM Place (now Rogers Arena) in Vancouver in July 2000.

‘iWitness’ concert-photo book emerges from a year of Facebook posts during pandemic

Kevin Statham has photographed more than 4,000 concerts and other events since 1987

Sting photographed by Kevin Statham at GM Place (now Rogers Arena) in Vancouver in July 2000.
South Surrey’s Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann – the Bergmann Piano Duo – will present another colorful Surrey Civic Theatres Digital Stage concert., premiering online March 11. Contributed photo

South Surrey pianists Bergmann Duo blend musical colours

Rhapsody In Blue meets The Red Violin in online concert

South Surrey’s Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann – the Bergmann Piano Duo – will present another colorful Surrey Civic Theatres Digital Stage concert., premiering online March 11. Contributed photo
Maple Blues 2021 female vocalist of the year Angel Forrest, will appear in an online replay of a 2019 live concert at Blue Frog Studios on Saturday, Feb. 20, featuring originals, classics and songs from her latest recording, the double-album Electric Love. (Contributed photo)
Maple Blues 2021 female vocalist of the year Angel Forrest, will appear in an online replay of a 2019 live concert at Blue Frog Studios on Saturday, Feb. 20, featuring originals, classics and songs from her latest recording, the double-album Electric Love. (Contributed photo)
The Weeknd.

The Weeknd details pair of Vancouver concert dates to launch 2022 world tour

Toronto-born ‘Blinding Lights’ singer showcased during Super Bowl

The Weeknd.
New Westminster-based musician Krystle Dos Santos in a promo photo.

Surrey’s ‘Digital Stage’ for Krystle Dos Santos’ Bloom/Burn songs starting Jan. 29

Black History Month-timed online concert focuses on musician’s album of R&B/soul songs

New Westminster-based musician Krystle Dos Santos in a promo photo.
TEASER PHOTO dee lippingwell.
TEASER PHOTO dee lippingwell.
A live performance from KISS is available to live stream for fans through the Abbotsford Centre.

KISS-ing 2020 away with the Abbotsford Centre

New Year’s Eve stream from hall of fame rockers offered by Abbotsford Centre

A live performance from KISS is available to live stream for fans through the Abbotsford Centre.
Tom Jackson and bassist Kirby Barber in a trailer for "The Huron Carole," from video posted to youtube.com.

Tom Jackson’s ‘Huron Carole’ concert in White Rock goes virtual to feed hungry Canadians

Surrey broadcast date of Blue Frog-recorded show is Friday, Dec. 11, to benefit Surrey Food Bank

Tom Jackson and bassist Kirby Barber in a trailer for "The Huron Carole," from video posted to youtube.com.
Five-piece band The Boom Booms hit the stage at Massey Theatre in New Westminster on Friday, Oct. 16, for the first of four concerts over two nights. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Five-piece band The Boom Booms hit the stage at Massey Theatre in New Westminster on Friday, Oct. 16, for the first of four concerts over two nights. (Photo: Tom Zillich)