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White Rock Concerts for the Pier

TD Concerts at the Pier

Metro Vancouver’s series of outdoor live music performances is back on Thursdays and Saturdays in July and August in White Rock, with a new name TD Concerts FOR the Pier.



Concerts For the Pier was cancelled in 2020 because of COVID-19. Whether or not the live music happens in 2021 is to be confirmed.


TD Concerts For the Pier

Concerts at the Pier have been taking place in the summer for the past three years. In the winter of 2018, a devastating storm destroyed the White Rock pier. So for the 2019 concerts, all proceeds went to rebuilding the beloved White Rock pier. Hence, the name change from Concerts at the Pier to Concerts FOR the Pier.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, concerts did not take place in 2020. 2021 dates and details are to be confirmed.

The evening events usually run from around 7 until 9 pm and they typically feature a headliner band as well as one or two opening groups. The concerts are free and highly recommended.

Interestingly, the concerts don’t actually take place near the pier in White Rock. A couple of them take place in the Five Corners neighbourhood of town, and up until 2019 the rest did indeed happen next to the museum not far from the pier. Since 2018, about a third of the concerts take place at East Beach.


Concerts For the Pier Details

For an idea of what to expect in future years, White Rock evening concerts in 2019 included the following:

  • Thursday, July 4 Stonebolt at West Beach at 7 pm.
  • Saturday, July 13Kalimba at the Five Corners area of town at 8 pm.
  • Thursday, July 18Eagle Eyes with The Fab Fourever at East Beach at 7 pm.
  • Thursday, July 25Jim Byrnes with Babe Gurr at West Beach at 7 pm.
  • Thursday, August 8Dr. Strangelove with the Duelling Pianos at Five Corners at 7 pm.
  • Thursday, August 15The Crash Test Dummies with Fionn at East Beach at 7 pm.

Most years there is at least one major band from decades past. In 2017 it was the band Chilliwack as well as Platinum Blonde. In 2018, the most famous group was Honeymoon Suite.


Platinum Blonde in White Rock
Platinum Blonde performing in 2017


White Rock Concert Locations

The Thursday events used to take place on the Main Stage by the pier at the waterfront in the 15000 block of Marine Drive. As of the last couple of years, some concerts take place at East Beach by the strip of restaurants which include Moby Dick’s at 15479 Marine Drive.

A couple of concerts still take place at West Beach, which is located near the pier and not far from the museum. Others take place at the “Five Corners” intersection of Pacific Avenue, Buena Vista Avenue and Johnston Road.


White Rock Concert Crowds
A concert at West Beach by the museum


Tips and Advice

Below are some tips to help you make the most out of your Concerts at the Pier experience.

TIP #1: Arrive early if you hope to have a chance to find parking anywhere near the beach. It can get busy in the area even on days without free concerts.

TIP #2: If you like live music and beautiful beaches then go at least once to a Concerts FOR the Pier event. They are really worth it!

TIP #3: Try to visit White Rock at least once at low tide. The exposed sandy beach is amazing! Click White Rock Tide Schedule to see where the water will be at different times and dates.


Free Outdoor Concerts


About White Rock

White Rock is an exceptional resort town in the south-central region of the Lower Mainland not far from the US border. It features a long beautiful sandy beach and numerous restaurants.

The town also hosts a number of interesting events in addition to the Concerts on the Pier series including the following:


Concerts on the Pier Venue


Other Information

For more details about the summer concert series, see the White Rock BIA website.

To learn more about the town itself, click White Rock.

For a list of other free concerts in the Lower Mainland in summer, click Free Outdoor Concerts.

For a list of other major events in the region, see Vancouver’s Events Calendar or click Festivals & Events.