Concerts

Vancouver Zion Mission Choir and Coram Deo Foundation have partnered to present a benefit concert Aug. 25 at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. (Submitted photo)

Choir’s Aug. 25 benefit concert to help deafblind people ‘navigate daily life’ in South Korea

$100,000 is the fundraising goal for event at UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

 

Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP

From Mendes to New Kids, concert cancellations prove a costly gamble for fans

Fans sometimes stuck with hefty travel, hotel expenses

 

The Washboard Union performs at the Gone Country fundraising concert Saturday, July 23 in Cloverdale. (Photo: Kari Simpson)

PHOTOS: Gone Country benefit concert raises record $842,000 in Cloverdale

The Washboard Union capped a day of country bands at event, paused by pandemic since 2019

  • Jul 25, 2022

 

Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre performs Aqualung at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on July 25. Drew Stawin Photography

Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre Aqualung 50th Anniversary Tour

With original band member Clive Bunker

  • Jul 4, 2022
Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre performs Aqualung at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on July 25. Drew Stawin Photography
Ryan Langevin in The Rocket Man, a stage show that features the music of Elton John. (Submitted photo)

All hits all night in Ryan Langevin’s return to Surrey with The Rocket Man/The Piano Man

Two-part tribute show to Elton John and Billy Joel at Bell theatre June 30

Ryan Langevin in The Rocket Man, a stage show that features the music of Elton John. (Submitted photo)
Surrey-raised R&B duo Manila Grey, shown performing at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom in June, will headline the 2022 Surrey Fusion Festival. (Photo: facebook.com/manilagreymusic)

Surrey’s rising R&B stars Manila Grey to headline Fusion Festival 4 years after losing band contest

Annual showcase of music, food and cultures returns to Holland Park on July 23-24

Surrey-raised R&B duo Manila Grey, shown performing at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom in June, will headline the 2022 Surrey Fusion Festival. (Photo: facebook.com/manilagreymusic)
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New music festival brings The Offspring, Mother Mother, other bands to Ambleside Park waterfront

Weekend passes now sold for the 3-day Ambleside Music Festival

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The 2019 5X Festival Block party attracted thousands of people to Surrey’s Central City Plaza. This year’s event moves to Holland Park and it will be followed by a free “Reopening Celebration.” (File photo: Lauren Collins)
The 2019 5X Festival Block party attracted thousands of people to Surrey’s Central City Plaza. This year’s event moves to Holland Park and it will be followed by a free “Reopening Celebration.” (File photo: Lauren Collins)
The touring production “Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic” hits Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Thursday, June 16, with Dominic Warren (left) singing Freddie Mercury’s parts and Rusty Red playing Brian May’s guitar riffs. (Submitted photo)

Queen show coming to Surrey with ‘spectacle’ and ‘energy’ of band’s landmark 1986 London concert

Canadian tour postponed by COVID a couple times before 36-date run of theatres this spring/summer

The touring production “Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic” hits Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Thursday, June 16, with Dominic Warren (left) singing Freddie Mercury’s parts and Rusty Red playing Brian May’s guitar riffs. (Submitted photo)
Surrey-based Aequitas Singers will perform a “Finding Colours in the Grey” concert Saturday, June 18 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall. The choir rehearses Tuesday evenings at David Brankin Elementary in Whalley. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Finding Colours in the Grey’ concert amplifies Surrey’s Aequitas Singers following Zoom adventures

‘Ironically, we actually gained members during COVID,’ choir member says ahead of June 18 showcase

Surrey-based Aequitas Singers will perform a “Finding Colours in the Grey” concert Saturday, June 18 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall. The choir rehearses Tuesday evenings at David Brankin Elementary in Whalley. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Music from “Naruto” is featured in a “Music of Anime” concert performed by Surrey City Orchestra, June 5 at Surrey Arts Centre.
Music from “Naruto” is featured in a “Music of Anime” concert performed by Surrey City Orchestra, June 5 at Surrey Arts Centre.
The 2022 PNE Fair, billed as “British Columbia’s longest running and largest ticketed event,” will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 5 at the fair site in East Vancouver. (File photo)

PNE Fair to return with daily capacity limits and paid-ticket concerts, starting Aug. 20

The B-52s ‘Farewell Tour,’ Blue Rodeo and Barenaked Ladies among concert highlights for 2022

The 2022 PNE Fair, billed as “British Columbia’s longest running and largest ticketed event,” will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 5 at the fair site in East Vancouver. (File photo)
Electro-rock band Bob Moses performs at Malkin Bowl in Vancouver on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Vancouver homecoming for electro-pop band Bob Moses, whose ‘Love Brand New’ is a hit

Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance were happy to be ‘home’ at Malkin Bowl last Saturday night

Electro-rock band Bob Moses performs at Malkin Bowl in Vancouver on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
It's been more than two years since the West Coast Women's Show has been held at Tradex. This year's event is slated for June 10 - 12 and also features concerts, food trucks and a beer and wine garden. (Submitted photo)

The ultimate kickoff to summer celebration held at Abbotsford’s Tradex June 10-12

West Coast Women’s Show now includes concerts, food trucks and beer and wine garden

It's been more than two years since the West Coast Women's Show has been held at Tradex. This year's event is slated for June 10 - 12 and also features concerts, food trucks and a beer and wine garden. (Submitted photo)
Young Thug in a video posted to NPR Music’s YouTube channel in July 2021. (YouTube.com)

UPDATE: Rapper arrested on gang charges now replaced at Surrey’s FVDED music fest in July

Announced Tuesday were two new headliners for July 8, Excision and Rick Ross

Young Thug in a video posted to NPR Music’s YouTube channel in July 2021. (YouTube.com)
The band The War on Drugs, shown performing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last year, will headline this summer’s Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival, on Aug. 6. (Photo: thewarondrugs.net)

Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival returns in August with The War on Drugs, Kathleen Edwards

Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene among other concerts announced by Live Nation Entertainment

The band The War on Drugs, shown performing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last year, will headline this summer’s Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival, on Aug. 6. (Photo: thewarondrugs.net)
Guitarist Martin Barre in photo posted to his website, martinbarre.com.
Guitarist Martin Barre in photo posted to his website, martinbarre.com.
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Violinist Leila Josefowicz is among performers in the VSO’s “Surrey Nights” concerts next season. (Photo: Chris Lee/leilajosefowicz.com)
Violinist Leila Josefowicz is among performers in the VSO’s “Surrey Nights” concerts next season. (Photo: Chris Lee/leilajosefowicz.com)
Royal Blood in their “Typhoons” video. (YouTube.com)

Rock duo Royal Blood returns to Vancouver with ‘Typhoons,’ other cuts this Friday night

Lizzo and Maroon 5 among new concert dates at Rogers Arena

Royal Blood in their “Typhoons” video. (YouTube.com)