The Red Truck Concert Series is an evening of live music featuring multiple bands at Vancouver’s Red Truck Brewery on a couple of Saturdays in the summer.
Concerts at Red Truck Brewery
At the concerts hundreds of people turn out to listen to about half a dozen different bands. With a stage at either end of the brewery’s parking lot, it’s a fantastic event at a great venue.
Last year the Red Truck Summer Concert Series took place on three Saturdays. There was a concert in mid-June, mid-July and mid-August. In 2019, however, there will be just two events instead of the regular three.
2019 dates for the events were June 15th and July 20th. 2020 dates are to be confirmed.
About the Red Truck Concerts
Red Truck Concert Series concerts take place at the Red Truck Brewery in Vancouver at 295 East 1st Avenue from around 4 to 10 pm on each of the event dates in the summer. Admission is between $35 and $50 or so per day and tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Early bird tickets start at around $35. In past years, when they had a third event in August as well, you could attend all three events for $75.
The concerts feature about six or so different bands each night and take place outdoors in the parking lot at the Red Truck Brewery. It doesn’t feel at all like a parking lot though – it feels more like a courtyard designed especially for this kind of event. It’s a perfect venue with a stage at each end so bands can set up and be ready to play right after each other.
The concert courtyard is right next to the brewery’s building, which has an indoor restaurant and outdoor patio. Food and drinks are served both indoors and outside.
Concert Dates and Lineups
The 2020 schedule isn’t out yet so for an idea of what to expect the details about the concerts in 2019 are listed below. (Note: performers, times and other details are subject to change.)
June 15, 2019
The Truck Stop Concert Series #1 takes place on Saturday, June 15th. The tentative schedule is as follows:
- 4:30 pm – Old Soul Rebel
- 5:05 pm – Dino DiNicolo
- 5:40 pm – Wooden Horsemen
- 6:30 pm – Freak Motif
- 7:35 pm – Dirty Radio
- 8:30 pm – Current Swell
Note: June 15th is the Saturday of the Father’s Day Weekend. Other events taking place on the same day include the BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival, Denman Street Car Free Day, Sasquatch Days at Harrison Hot Springs and the 5X Festival.
July 20, 2019
The Truck Stop Concert Series #2 takes place on Saturday, July 20th. The tentative schedule is as follows:
- 4:30 pm – Becca Hess
- 5:05 pm – Tim & The Glory Boys
- 5:40 pm – The Matinee
- 6:30 pm – JoJo Mason
- 7:35 pm – The Abrams
- 8:30 pm – Devin Dawson
Note: Other major events on July 20th that you might be interested in include the Harrison Festival of the Arts in the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Concerts at the Pier in White Rock (to be confirmed) and the Shipyards Summer Sessions Concerts in North Vancouver.
About the Brewery
Red Truck Brewery is a Vancouver-based craft beer brewery founded in 2005. Located at 295 East 1st Avenue, the brewery is open for both beer sales and tours.
Beers at the brewery include the copper-hued Red Truck Ale, Red Truck Lager made with malted Canadian barley and European hops, and Red Truck Limited which are special edition runs available only in limited quantities.
Tours of Red Truck Brewery cost about $12, take place on site at set times on weekends, last for about 45 minutes, are for groups of between 10 and 12 people and include four 4-ounce samples as well as a free Red Truck glass. Sometimes there are special tours that cost less, and others that cost more.
For more information on the live music events at the brewery click Red Truck Concert Series.
For a list of other things to do in the summer in Vancouver, check out Vancouver’s Festivals & Events Calendar.