Music at the Cannery features live music on Friday evenings in the summer at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Richmond‘s Steveston Village.
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’s also the venue for performances by a different local band each week.
Music at the Cannery is a great event and takes 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 takes place outside on the Tank Deck (which is like a courtyard). On days with poor weather, it happens indoors in the museum.
Music at the Cannery usually takes place on Friday evenings between mid-July and late August. Tickets go on sale beginning at 5:30 pm, doors open at 6 o’clock and the shows start at 6:30. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Below is the performance schedule from last year. (Note: Exact details were subject to change.) If the event does take place in 2020, details will be comparable.
- July 12th, 2019 – Irish Wakers and Friends: playing Irish, Celtic and Canadian Maritimes’ tunes
- July 19th, 2019 – Halifax Wharf Rats: entertaining with Celtic and Maritimes’ favourites
- July 26th, 2019 – Rock Line: British Rock and Roll with Garry and Trevor Layton
- August 2nd, 2019 – Harpdog Brown Quartet: playing Blues music
- August 9th, 2019 – Steve Kozak Band: a Blues guitarist and his band
- August 16th, 2019 – Beauty Shop Dolls: a trio of 50’s style singers
- August 23rd, 2019 – Willy Blizzard: an Indie-Roots band
- August 30th, 2019 – Illiteraty: a Folk band that is also playing at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival in 2019
Admission to the Music at the Cannery events costs around $7 for adults and $5 for children between the ages of 2 and 17. 2020 details though are to be confirmed.
Admission to the National Historic Site itself during the day is approximately $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and free for children under the age of 18. The museum is closed during the concerts, however, except for days when it’s raining and the band performs inside. On those occasions guests can see a bit of the attraction, but only a little.
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.
For more information about the venue and surrounding area, check out any of the following:
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Summer Outdoor Concerts in the Lower Mainland
- Vancouver’s July and August Calendars
- Lower Mainland Festivals & Events
- Vancouver’s Best Attractions
- Metro Vancouver’s Top 100 Places