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Vancouver Shows and Entertainment 2019 Calendar

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Metro Vancouver has music, theatre and concerts happening all year. Here is the calendar 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.

 


 

February

FEBRUARY Performances (2019)

Dance and Performing Arts Festivals

  • Hoobiyee – free Indigenous dance performances at the PNE Forum in celebration of the Nisga’a New Year (February 1 & 2, 2019).
  • The Learned Ladies – a romantic comedy set in 17th century France and taking place at the Blueshore Centre for the Performing Arts in North Vancouver (February 5-9, 2019).
  • Justin Timberlake: The Man of the Woods Tour – in concert at Rogers Arena (February 14 & 15, 2019).
  • Friday Night Live – live entertainment on Friday evenings at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley United Church with different guest artists each week. Performers are usually musicians, but occasionally comedians, magicians or other entertainers too.
  • Snoop Dog & Friends Tour – in concert at Rogers Arena (February 22, 2019).
  • PuSh Festival – numerous performances of all kinds during the International Performing Arts Festival (January 17 to February 3, 2019).
  • Talking Stick Festival – an arts festival featuring indigenous art and performances at various venues around Vancouver (February 19 to March 2, 2019).
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – by the Dancers of Damelahamid at the Museum of Anthropology (February 20-24, 2019).

Other

 


 

March

MARCH Performances (2019)

Dance, Music & Theatre

  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other forms of comedy (early March).
  • Il Divo – in concert with music from their recent Timeless album at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (March 13, 2019).
  • 9 to 5 the Musical – performed at Capilano University’s Blueshore Centre for the Performing Arts, the musical features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton (March 14-23, 2019).
  • The Boom Booms – the Vancouver-based Indie, Alternative and Soul band performs at Maple Ridge’s ACT Theatre (March 16, 2019).
  • Friday Night Live – live entertainment on Friday evenings at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley United Church with different guest artists each week. Performers are usually musicians, but occasionally comedians, magicians or other entertainers too.
  • Piaf! The Show – a musical starring Anne Carrere about the life and music of the French singer Edith Piaf at the Chan Shun Concert Hall at UBC (March 19, 2019).
  • Festival du Bois – BC’s largest francophone festival with a variety of French live music performances (March 22-24, 2019).
  • CelticFest – festival entertainment including live music (mid-March).
  • Sonic Boom Festival – a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers (mid to late March).
  • Festival of BC Film – a showcasing of BC films at the ACT Arts Theatre in Maple Ridge (mid to late March).

Other

 


 

April

APRIL Performances (2019)

Music, Theatre and Dance

  • Cherry Jam Downtown Concert – a lunch hour concert celebrating the Cherry Blossom season at Burrard Station (early April).
  • Sound of Dragon Music Festival – performances by Canadian, Taiwanese and Chinese artists at the Annex Theatre and Roundhouse Community Centre (early April, but to be confirmed).
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – free concerts most afternoons at Whistler (mid-April).
  • Friday Night Live – live entertainment on Friday evenings at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley United Church with different guest artists each week. Performers are usually musicians, but occasionally comedians, magicians or other entertainers too.
  • Party for the Planet – free Earth Day concerts in Surrey. This year’s headliner band is Sam Roberts (mid-April).
  • Singin’ in the Rain – the Broadway musical is presented by Royal City Musical Theatre and shows at Massey Theatre in New Westminster (April 4-20, 2019).
  • World Music Fest – a music festival featuring popular Vancouver bands like Mazacote, The Boom Booms, MNGWA and Locarno (late April).
  • Vancouver Opera Festival – two weeks of opera productions (late April until mid-May).
  • Pink – in concert on her Beautiful Trauma World Tour at Rogers Arena (April 5, 2019).

Other

  • TED2019 – 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 (April 15-14, 2019).

 


 

May

MAY Performances (2019)

Music

  • Shipyard Night Market – Friday evening concerts at the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver.
  • Whistler Go Fest – a “Great Outdoor Festival” featuring a number of free concerts (May 17-20, 2019).
  • Friday Night Live – live entertainment on Friday evenings at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley United Church with different guest artists each week. Performers are usually musicians, but occasionally comedians, magicians or other entertainers too.
  • Rogue Folk Series – live Folk, Roots & Celtic music on various days of the week (usually, but not always) at St. James Hall at 3214 West 10th Avenue.
  • Alessia Cara – with her The Pains of Growing tour at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (May 27, 2019).
  • Cher Here We Go Again Tour – in concert with Nile Rodgers & Chic at Rogers Arena (May 30, 2019).

Film

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

Theatre & Other

 


 

June in Vancouver

JUNE Performances (2019)

Music

  • TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a major music festival with both free and ticketed events (late June until July 1, 2019).
  • Shipyard Night Market – Friday evening concerts at the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver.
  • Red Truck Concert Series – multiple performances at Red Truck Brewery at 295 East 1st Avenue in Vancouver (mid-June).
  • Rogue Folk Series – live Folk, Roots & Celtic music on various days of the week (usually, but not always) at St. James Hall at 3214 West 10th Avenue.
  • Golden Spike Days – a 4-day Canada Day-related festival in Port Moody (on the Canada Day weekend).

Theatre & Other

  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean Theatre at Vanier Park. Plays include The Taming of the Shrew, All’s Well That Ends Well, Coriolanus and Shakespeare in Love (June 5 to September 21, 2019).

 


 

July in Vancouver

JULY Performances (2019)

Theatre

  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean Theatre at Vanier Park. Plays include The Taming of the Shrew, All’s Well That Ends Well, Coriolanus and Shakespeare in Love (June 5 to September 21, 2019).
  • Theatre Under the Stars – musicals performed nightly in Stanley Park.

Music

Free Outdoor Movies

 


 

August in Vancouver

AUGUST Performances (2019)

Theatre

  • Bard on the Beach Festival – Shakespearean Theatre at Vanier Park. Plays include The Taming of the Shrew, All’s Well That Ends Well, Coriolanus and Shakespeare in Love (June 5 to September 21, 2019).
  • Theatre Under the Stars – musicals performed nightly in Stanley Park (early July until mid to late August).

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 (end of July 30 until early August).
  • Mumford & Sons – in concert at BC Place Stadium (August 7, 2019).
  • Harmony Arts Festival – nightly concerts in West Vancouver (early August).
  • Honda Celebration of Light – major fireworks displays and concerts at English Bay and Sunset Beach (July 27, July 31 and August 3, 2019).
  • Kaleidoscope Arts Festival – free concerts in Coquitlam (mid-August).
  • 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 (on a couple of evenings in August).
  • Trout Lake Summer Concert Series – free live music at the Trout Lake Community Centre (on a number of evenings in the summer).
  • North Vancouver Summer Concert Series – free outdoor concerts on Friday evenings in Lynn Valley and Edgemont Village (July and/or August).
  • Saturday Summer Sessions Concert Series – free weekly concerts at Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver on Saturdays in July and August.
  • 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 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. 2019 performers include Dan ManganFeist, Lord Huron, Southern Avenue and The War & Treaty,
  • William Prince. (August 10, 2019).
  • Red Truck Concert Series – multiple bands perform at Red Truck Brewery at 295 East 1st Avenue in Vancouver (mid-August).
  • Rock Ambleside – a music festival featuring multiple bands at West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park. Featured bands include Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Honeymoon Suite, Quiet Riot, the Headpins, Sass Jordan and others (August 16-18, 2019).
  • Shipped Waterfront FestivalShipped Waterfront Festival – a free music festival in North Vancouver (mid-August).
  • Safe & Sound Music Fest – an R&B music festival at the waterfront in New Westminster (late August).
  • PNE Summer Night Concerts – Vancouver’s famous end-of-summer fair at the PNE with nightly concerts (late August).
  • Deep Cove Daze a small community festival with free live music featuring local artists in North Vancouver’s Deep Cove (late August).

Free Outdoor Movies

Other

 


 

September in Vancouver

SEPTEMBER Performances (2019)

Film

Theatre

Music

  • Skookum Festival – a festival about music, food and art in Stanley Park (early September). (Next taking place in 2020, so not 2019.)
  • Summer Night Concerts at the PNE – evening concerts by various famous artists from late August to early September.
  • Friday Night Live – live entertainment on Friday evenings at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley United Church with different guest artists each week. Performers are usually musicians, but occasionally comedians, magicians or other entertainers too.
  • Shipyard Night Market – Friday evening concerts at the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver.

 


 

October in Vancouver

OCTOBER Performances (2019)

Film & Theatre

Music

  • Friday Night Live – live entertainment on Friday evenings at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley United Church with different guest artists each week. Performers are usually musicians, but occasionally comedians, magicians or other entertainers too.

 


 

November in Vancouver

NOVEMBER Performances (2019)

Music, Film & Theatre

  • Surrey Tree Lighting Festival – live entertainment with a major headline band at Surrey City Hall (in late November).
  • FlyOver America – the multi-dimensional theatre attraction at Canada Place offers its regular FlyOver Canada films throughout the year, but also the opportunity to soar over the United States for the first three weeks of the month (to be confirmed).
  • Friday Night Live – live entertainment on Friday evenings at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley United Church with different guest artists each week. Performers are usually musicians, but occasionally comedians, magicians or other entertainers too.
  • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a Christmas-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place (late November to early January).
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Jewish Performing Arts Festival featuring comedy, music, theatre and dance (mid-October to mid-November).

DECEMBER Performances (2019)

Theatre

  • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a Christmas-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place (late November to early January).
  • Bah! Humbug! – a musical based on the Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” tale but set in modern times in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside ( early to mid-December).
  • Nutcracker – presented by Goh Ballet, performances are at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (mid to late December).

Music

 


 

January

JANUARY Performances (2020)

Theatre, Dance & Music

  • PuSh Festival – numerous performances of all kinds during the International Performing Arts Festival (mid-January to early February).
  • Friday Night Live – live entertainment on Friday evenings at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley United Church with different guest artists each week. Performers are usually musicians, but occasionally comedians, magicians or other entertainers too.

 


 

February

FEBRUARY Performances (2020)

Dance and Performing Arts Festivals

  • Hoobiyee – free Indigenous dance performances at the PNE Forum in celebration of the Nisga’a New Year (early February).
  • PuSh Festival – numerous performances of all kinds during the International Performing Arts Festival (mid-January to early February).
  • Talking Stick Festival – an arts festival featuring indigenous art and performances at various venues around Vancouver (mid-February to early March).
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – by the Dancers of Damelahamid at the Museum of Anthropology (late February).

Music

  • Friday Night Live – live entertainment on Friday evenings at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley United Church with different guest artists each week. Performers are usually musicians, but occasionally comedians, magicians or other entertainers too.

Other

 


 

March

MARCH Performances (2020)

Dance, Music & Theatre

  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other forms of comedy (early March).
  • Festival du Bois – BC’s largest francophone festival with a variety of French live music performances (mid to late March).
  • CelticFest – festival entertainment including live music (mid-March).
  • Sonic Boom Festival a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers (mid to late March).
  • Festival of BC Film – a showcasing of BC films at the ACT Arts Theatre in Maple Ridge (mid to late March).

 


 

 

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