Vancouver Shows and Entertainment Calendar

Vancouver Shows and Entertainment Calendar

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Metro Vancouver has music, theatre and concerts happening all year. Here is a listing of top upcoming performances throughout the Lower Mainland.

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Click Vancouver Festivals & Events for a listing of the best festivals and events to check out in and around Metro Vancouver, but see below for the list of concerts, sporting events, theatre offerings and special performances.

 


 

August in Vancouver

AUGUST Performances

Theatre

  • Bard on the Beach Colour LOGOBard on the Beach Festival – showing Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (from June 1 to September 23, 2017).
  • Theatre Under the Starsmusicals performed nightly in Stanley Park. 2017 shows include Mary Poppins and The Drowsy Chaperone (July 7 to August 19).

Music

  • CBC Musical Nooners – free concerts at noon every weekday from early July to mid-August outside the CBC Building at 700 Hamilton Street.
  • Vancouver Bach Festival – a series of concerts at Christ Church Cathedral and other venues (August 1-11, 2017).
  • Harmony Arts Festival – nightly concerts in West Vancouver (August 4-13, 2017).
  • Lady Gaga Joanne World Tour concert at Rogers Arena (August 1, 2017).
  • Kaleidoscope Arts Festival – free concerts in Coquitlam with The Matinée, The Paperboys and Bif Naked (August 12, 2017).
  • Metallica WorldWired Tour 2017 concert at BC Place Stadium (August 14, 2017).
  • K.D. Lang – in concert on her Ingénue Redux Tour at the Orpheum (August 16 & 17, 2017).
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – in concert at Rogers Arena (August 17, 2017).
  • Summer Sundays Concert Series – free live music outside the Bob Prittie Library – Metrotown Branch in Burnaby on Sunday evenings in July and August.
  • Summer Sundays – free live music at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody at 2 pm.
  • Music on the Wharf – outdoor concerts on the Port Haney Wharf in Maple Ridge (August 14 & 28, 2017).
  • North Vancouver Summer Concert Series – free outdoor concerts every Friday evening in Lynn Valley and Edgemont Village from 7 to 9 pm.
  • Saturday Summer Sessions Concert Series – free weekly concerts at Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver every Saturday in July and August from 7 to 10 pm.
  • Shipyard Night Market – live bands on Friday evenings in North Vancouver.
  • Sounds of Summer Music Series – FREE outdoor concerts in different Surrey parks on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 pm from the beginning of July until the end of August.
  • TD Concerts at the Pier – evening concerts at the pier in White Rock on a number of Thursdays and Saturdays in July and August.
  • Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival – a music festival at Deer Lake in Burnaby (August 12, 2017).
  • Red Truck Concert Series – multiple bands perform at Red Truck Brewery at 295 East 1st Avenue in Vancouver. Bands include Lee Fields & the Expressions, Vince Vaccaro and Real Ponchos (August 12, 2017).
  • Richmond Maritime Festival – a festival in Steveston Village that includes live music all weekend (August 12-13, 2017).
  • PNE Summer Night Concerts – Vancouver’s famous end-of-summer fair at the PNE with nightly concerts.
    • 2017 bands in August include Mother Mother, Billy Currington, The Pointer Sisters, High Valley, ZZ Top, Chicago, Colin James, Huey Lewis & the News, Tom Cochrane, The B-52s and The Doobie Brothers.
  • Deep Cove Daze a small community festival with free live music in North Vancouver’s Deep Cove (August 27, 2017).

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September in Vancouver

SEPTEMBER Performances

Film

Theatre

Music

  • Guns N’ RosesNot this Lifetime Tour concert at BC Place Stadium on September 1, 2017.
  • Summer Night Concerts at the PNE – evening concerts by various famous artists from late August to early September.
    • 2017 bands in August include Bruce Springfield and The Gypsy Kings.
  • Shipyard Night Market – Friday evening concerts at the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver.
  • Janet Jackson – in concert with her State of the World tour at Rogers Arena (September 26, 2017).

Other

  • TEDxEastVan an independently-organized mini version of TED featuring local inspirational speakers (September 16, 2017).

 

October in Vancouver

OCTOBER Performances

Film

Theatre

Music

  • To be determined for 2017.

 

November in Vancouver

NOVEMBER Performances

Music

Theatre

  • Cirque du Soleil – Kurios takes place at Concord Pacific Place from October 19 until December 31, 2017.

 


 

December in Vancouver

DECEMBER Performances

Theatre

  • Nutcracker – performed by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company (2017 dates to be confirmed).
  • Nutcracker – presented by the Goh Ballet (2017 dates to be confirmed).

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January

JANUARY Performances

Theatre and Dance

  • Shen Yun – an amazing Classical Chinese dance performance at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (2018 dates to be confirmed).
  • PuSh Festival – numerous performances of all kinds during the International Performing Arts Festival between mid-January and early February.

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February

FEBRUARY Performances

Theatre, Comedy, Music and Dance

 


 

March

MARCH Performances

Dance, Music & Theatre

  • Cherry Jam Downtown Concert – a lunch hour concert celebrating the Cherry Blossom season at Burrard Station (late March).
  • Festival du Bois – BC’s largest francophone festival with a variety of French live music performances (early March).
  • CelticFest – festival entertainment including live music (mid-March).
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Jewish Performing Arts Festival featuring comedy, music, theatre and dance (mid-February to mid-March).

Other

  • TEDxStanleyPark – a TEDx event at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (March 3, 2018).

 


 

April

APRIL Performances

Music, Theatre and Dance

Other

  • TED – the annual world TED Conference takes place live in Vancouver for those that can afford it, and for free or cheap at venues via live streaming at various venues around town (late April).

 


 

May

MAY Performances

Music

  • Shipyard Night Market – Friday evening concerts at the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver.
  • Cinco de Mayo Fiesta – a Mexican party with Mariachi music and Luchador wrestlers at Robson Square.
  • Whistler Go Fest – a “Great Outdoor Festival” featuring number of free concerts.

Film

  • DOXA Film Festival – a documentary film festival taking place at various venues in Vancouver (from early to mid-May).

Theatre

 


 

June in Vancouver

JUNE Performances

Music

Theatre

 


 

July in Vancouver

JULY Performances

Theatre

  • Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival – showing Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (from early June until late September).
  • Theatre Under the Stars – musicals performed nightly in Stanley Park. 2017 shows include Mary Poppins and The Drowsy Chaperone (early July to mid-August).

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