The Red Truck Concert Series is a series of outdoor concerts at Vancouver’s Red Truck Brewery that takes place on Saturdays once a month 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.
In 2018 the Red Truck Summer Concert Series took place on the Saturdays of June 16, July 14 and August 11. We expect 2019 dates to be similar.
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 4 to 10 pm on each of the event dates in the summer. Admission is about $35 or so per day or $75 for all three and tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Early bird tickets start at $30.
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.
2018 Concert Dates and Lineups
Details for the concerts in 2018 are listed below. 2018 dates were June 16, July 14 and August 11. Again, 2019 dates will likely be comparable.
June 16, 2018
The Truck Stop Concert Series #1 took place on Saturday, June 16th, and featured Coleman Hell, Pickwick, Sam the Astronaut, Aviator Shades and other groups. Early bird tickets started at $40.
Note: June 16th last year was the Saturday of the Father’s Day Weekend. Other events taking place on the same day included the BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival, Denman Street Car Free Day, Lynn Valley Day on the North Shore, Sasquatch Days at Harrison Hot Springs and the City of Bhangra Festival.
July 14, 2018
The Truck Stop Concert Series #2 took place on Saturday, July 14th. Featured bands included Allen Stone, Nick Waterhouse, Antonio Larosa, The Eleven Twelves and others.
Note: Other major events on July 14th that you might have been interested in last year included the Harrison Festival of the Arts in the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Greek Summerfest, Concerts at the Pier in White Rock and the Shipyards Summer Sessions Concerts in North Vancouver.
August 11, 2018
The Truck Stop Concert Series #3 took place on Saturday, August 11th. Featured bands included Michael Ray, Wes Mack, Nice Horse and the Rollin’ Trainwreck.
Note: Other major events taking place in the Lower Mainland on August 11th last year included North Vancouver’s free Shipped Waterfront Festival, the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival, Harmony Arts Festival (with free concerts in West Vancouver), the Abbotsford Airshow and the Chilliwack Fair and Rodeo.
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.