Live music

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 Punk in Drublic craft beer and rock festival comes to Abbotsford’s Tradex on Sept. 4. (Instagram)

Punk in Drublic craft beer and music festival coming to Abbotsford

Event scheduled for Abbotsford’s Tradex on Sunday, Sept. 4, NOFX and others performing

 

Celtic folk-rock fusion legends The Paperboys enthralled a large crowd at the Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles Plaza parking lot on East Beach Thursday (July 7) as part of the White Rock BIA’s 2022 TD Concerts at the Pier. Hagen Pflueger photos

Paperboys continue City of White Rock, BIA summer music series

Next TD Concerts at the Pier performance at Five Corners

  • Jul 9, 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
Sounds of Summer performances continue in Surrey parks until Aug. 24. (City of Surrey photo)

Sounds of Summer: Surrey Musical Event upcoming

The event will have 10 musical performances in Surrey’s parks all summer-long

Sounds of Summer performances continue in Surrey parks until Aug. 24. (City of Surrey photo)
White Rock’s Canada Day by the Bay festivities, celebrating the nation’s 155th birthday, got underway with an opening ceremony on the MainStage in Memorial Park. This year’s event marks a return to in-person celebrations following two years of virtual entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Geoffrey Yue photos)

PHOTOS: Canada Day by the Bay returns with live music, celebrations

This July 1 marks the first in-person gathering at the White Rock waterfront since 2019

White Rock’s Canada Day by the Bay festivities, celebrating the nation’s 155th birthday, got underway with an opening ceremony on the MainStage in Memorial Park. This year’s event marks a return to in-person celebrations following two years of virtual entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Geoffrey Yue photos)
Harlequin performs during the first show of the Concerts at the Pier series Thursday evening in White Rock. (Brenda Anderson photo)

Harlequin kicks off Concerts at the Pier series in White Rock

White Rock BIA summer series continues through August

Harlequin performs during the first show of the Concerts at the Pier series Thursday evening in White Rock. (Brenda Anderson photo)
Tribute band A Whole Lotta LED plays the music of Led Zeppelin at Donegal’s Irish House in Surrey on June 10. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Tribute band A Whole Lotta LED plays the music of Led Zeppelin at Donegal’s Irish House in Surrey on June 10. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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)
French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, right, plays one of her 20 conch shells during a jam session with her aunt, front left, and mother. Zaichkowski originally learned about the conch from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and jokingly ordered her first one off eBay. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)

B.C. musician toots conch shell on Canada’s Got Talent; gets Howie Mandel’s support

James Bay resident builds on 21 years of French horn training

French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, right, plays one of her 20 conch shells during a jam session with her aunt, front left, and mother. Zaichkowski originally learned about the conch from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and jokingly ordered her first one off eBay. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)
Versatile party band Dr. Strangelove played pop hits from the `70s, `80s and `90s for an crowd estimated at 2,500 at Five Corners in August, 2019, as part of the TD Concerts at the Pier series. (File photo)
Versatile party band Dr. Strangelove played pop hits from the `70s, `80s and `90s for an crowd estimated at 2,500 at Five Corners in August, 2019, as part of the TD Concerts at the Pier series. (File photo)
Violin soloist Luni Li, 8, plays Vivaldi’s Spring from the Four Seasons concerto with members of the White Rock City Orchestra June 4 at Memorial Park. (Markus Kislig photo)

White Rock City Orchestra returns with waterfront concert

Well-attended event featured guest violin soloist Luna Li

Violin soloist Luni Li, 8, plays Vivaldi’s Spring from the Four Seasons concerto with members of the White Rock City Orchestra June 4 at Memorial Park. (Markus Kislig photo)
Photo posted to Car Free Day Surrey’s website, carfree.ca.
Photo posted to Car Free Day Surrey’s website, carfree.ca.
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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 annual Long, Long Table dinner returns to Surrey Civic Plaza on Tuesday, June 28. (Photo: facebook.com/DowntownSurreyBIA)

Long, Long Table and Surrey Fest events return downtown on 2 dates in June

Downtown Surrey BIA also plans a Community Conversation on how to support LGBTQ2SIA+ youth

The annual Long, Long Table dinner returns to Surrey Civic Plaza on Tuesday, June 28. (Photo: facebook.com/DowntownSurreyBIA)
White Rock City Orchestra maestra Paula DeWit (centre) solos on trumpet in a recent video by the orchestra, backed by percussionist Dominique Bernath and bassist and WRCO president Peter Koyander. (Video screen shot)

White Rock City Orchestra plays Saturday

Free concert June 4 at Memorial Park Plaza on Marine Drive

White Rock City Orchestra maestra Paula DeWit (centre) solos on trumpet in a recent video by the orchestra, backed by percussionist Dominique Bernath and bassist and WRCO president Peter Koyander. (Video screen shot)
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)
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OneRepublic, Steven Page to entertain Lions fans before CFL team’s first game June 11

‘Backyard Block Party’ among highlights as the football team kicks off 68th season

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Quilts by the Marvelous Makers group to support Ukraine, and displaced Ukrainians, as displayed at White Rock Library during May. Contributed photo
Quilts by the Marvelous Makers group to support Ukraine, and displaced Ukrainians, as displayed at White Rock Library during May. Contributed photo