Bands on the Beach is a music festival that happens in Harrison Hot Springs over the Labour Day Long Weekend in September each year.
BANDS ON THE BEACH GOING VIRTUAL
Due to concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Bands on the Beach 2020 event is not taking place in person. Instead, organizers are livestreaming artists online.
Performances at the virtual event this year on Saturday, September 5th, include the following:
- 12 pm – Cambree Lovesy (pre-recorded)
- 1 pm – Trevor Murray (pre-recorded)
- 3 pm – Dylan Pope followed by Todd Richard and the TR Band
For more information visit the Bands on the Beach Facebook page.
Bands on the Beach
Free concerts take place along the waterfront in the afternoons during Bands on the Beach. A usual headliner performer each year is the local country rock star Todd Richard who is exceptional.
When and Where
Bands on the Beach takes place on the first Saturday and Sunday of September (which is also the Labour Day Long Weekend).
In 2019 the Bands on the Beach took place on the Saturday and Sunday of August 31st and September 1st. The 2020 event will not be taking place in its usual form. Instead, the concert will be taking place online on Saturday, September 5th, 2020.
Details for the 2021 event are to be confirmed.
The Resort Town
Harrison Hot Springs is located in the Fraser Valley about a 2-hour drive east of downtown Vancouver. It’s a resort town right on beautiful Harrison Lake and worth checking out any time of year, but especially when there is an event like Bands on the Beach going on.
In years when it does take place, the free concerts during the Bands on the Beach event happen in the park by the beach near Esplanade Avenue. There is an outdoor stage there and people bring their lawn chairs to listen to the music and admire the views.
Bands on the Beach Schedule
Harrison’s Bands on the Beach is a fairly simple festival with just a series of free concerts outdoors on two afternoons, but it’s an enjoyable event in a spectacular setting.
Live music scheduled for 2019 included performances by the following bands starting at 1 pm each day. We expect future event details to be similar.
2019 Saturday Concerts
- 1:00 pm – The Unbranded
- 2:15 pm – Emily Taylor Adams
- 3:25 pm – TrailerHawk
- 4:00 pm – Todd Richard
2019 Sunday Concerts
- 1:00 pm – Jada Klein
- 2:15 pm – Ivan Boudreau
- 3:00 pm – Coal Davies & The RockaBillionaires
- 4:00 pm – Todd Richard
For other events going on in various parts of the Lower Mainland, check out any of the following pages: