Music at the Cannery Concert Audience

Music at the Cannery featured live music on Friday evenings in the summer at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Richmond‘s Steveston Village.



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related provincial restrictions, Music at the Cannery was cancelled for 2022. The event also didn’t take place in 2020 or 2021, and it’s not happening in 2023 either. Hopefully Music at the Cannery will return in the future.


Music at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS is a museum that showcases the salmon canning-related history of Steveston Village. In the summer it also used to be the venue for performances by a different local band each week.

Music at the Cannery was a great event and took place rain or shine.


Where and When

The Cannery’s address is 12138 Fourth Avenue in Steveston Village. On days with good weather the event took place outside on the Tank Deck (which is like a courtyard). On days with poor weather, it happened indoors in the museum.

Music at the Cannery usually took place on Friday evenings between mid-July and late August. Tickets went on sale beginning at 5:30 pm, doors opened at 6 o’clock and the shows started at 6:30. Seating was limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions Music at the Cannery was unable to run in its normal form in 2020, 2021 or 2022. The event isn’t taking place in 2023 either.


Concert Lineup

Below is the performance schedule from 2019. (Note: Exact details were subject to change.)

  • July 12th, 2019Irish Wakers and Friends: playing Irish, Celtic and Canadian Maritimes’ tunes
  • July 19th, 2019Halifax Wharf Rats: entertaining with Celtic and Maritimes’ favourites
  • July 26th, 2019Rock Line: British Rock and Roll with Garry and Trevor Layton
  • August 2nd, 2019Harpdog Brown Quartet: playing Blues music
  • August 9th, 2019Steve Kozak Band: a Blues guitarist and his band
  • August 16th, 2019Beauty Shop Dolls: a trio of 50’s style singers
  • August 23rd, 2019Willy Blizzard: an Indie-Roots band
  • August 30th, 2019Illiteraty: a Folk band that is also playing at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival in 2019


Beauty Shop Dolls
The Beauty Shop Dolls


Admission Rates

Music at the Cannery events cost around $7 for adults and $5 for children between the ages of 2 and 17.

Admission to the National Historic Site itself during the day was approximately $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and free for children under the age of 18. The museum was closed during the concerts, however, except for days when it was raining and the band performed inside. On those occasions guests could see a bit of the attraction, but only a little.


Free Outdoor Concerts


Other Information

In addition to its summer evening concerts, the museum hosts a number of other events throughout the year. For details, see our article about Cannery Events or check out the Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS‘s website.

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