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CBC Musical Nooners

CBC Musical Nooners are free outdoor concerts in July and August featuring local live music talent on weekdays at noon in Vancouver’s CBC Plaza.

CBC Musical Nooners

CBC Musical Nooners run on weekdays, Monday to Friday, from 12 to 1 pm. The concerts usually start up for the season around the second week in July and continue until about the third week in August.

In 2018 the series of concerts runs from Tuesday, July 10th, until Friday, August 17th (which is about 2 weeks less than last year).

Concert Times & Location

The CBC Nooners live music entertainment takes place in the CBC Plaza at 700 Hamilton Street which is between Georgia Street and Robson in downtown Vancouver.

Close by are Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the Vancouver Public Library and BC Place Stadium. Trendy Robson Street, Robson Square, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Pacific Centre shopping centre also aren’t too far away.

See below for the 2018 season schedule.

Concert Audience at CBC Plaza
CBC Plaza in front of the Vancouver Library

Concert Schedule

Free lunch time concerts for 2018 include the following (although details are subject to change):

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

  • Dawn Pemberton: Winner of the 2015 Western Canadian Music Award for Urban Recording of The Year!
Dawn Permberton in Concert
Dawn Permberton

Friday, July 20, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

  • Portraits of Us: a acoustic guitar-playing husband and wife duo from the Fraser Valley

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

  • The Long War – the 2017 Searchlight Winner plays Indie Rock

Friday, July 27, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

  • Sinclair & Bennett: the Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Pop duo of David Sinclair and Keith Bennett

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

  • Will Stroet from CBC Kids: Concert from noon until 1 pm

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Warren Dean Flandez at CBC Nooners
CBC Nooners Concert at the CBC Plaza

Friday, August 3, 2018

  • Tanga: an Afro-Latin World-Fusion band

Monday, August 6, 2018

  • No concert due to the BC Day Holiday

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

  • Roy Forbes: an acoustic guitar-playing Folk musician

Friday, August 10, 2018

  • Schwey: a 5-member Rhythmn & Blues and Soul Vancouver band

Monday, August 13, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018

  • Wooden Horseman: Latin and Folk music with both Latin America and African influences.

Friday, August 17, 2018

  • Coco Jafro: a popular Vancouver-based Funk, World Fusion, R&B, Soul, Jazz and Afro-Beats band
Coco Jafro Concert
Coco Jafro

About CBC Nooners

CBC Vancouver has been hosting the free CBC Musical Nooners concerts annually on weekdays in the summer since the Olympics in 2010.

The CBC Musical Nooners is a popular event that attracts up to a couple of hundred people on sunny days. The audience typically comprises downtown office workers on their lunch breaks as well as tourists and supporters of the bands.

Although participating bands are generally local and not hugely famous, the quality of the performances is high and many of the bands are exceptional. If you’re in the area around lunch time on a nice day, check it out! You won’t be disappointed.

Free Events in August

Other Information

For more information about the CBC Musical Nooners concert series, click here.

TIP: Combine your trip to the CBC Plaza for a live music concert with a visit to other downtown attractions. The above listed places are all interesting. Yaletown is also fairly close, as is Gastown. And on Thursdays, the Downtown Farmers Market takes place in the Queen Elizabeth Plaza just across the street.

For a list of other free concerts in Metro Vancouver, click Free Outdoor Concerts.