Music in Vancouver

Covering the Vancouver Music Scene

The most complete listing of concerts, venues, local and touring musicians and bands, including who's playing where and when.

Want to know where the live music is happening this weekend? Check out our This Weekend in Vancouver page.

For a list of all the venues in and around town, and which artists or bands are playing in them, check out our Music Venues in Vancouver page.

NOTE - The COVID-19 pandemic and the provincial emergency delcaration had put a hold on live music performances in Vancouver and across BC. As restrictions continue to loosen and more live events get booked again, this page and others in our music section will begin to fill up again.



at the arena and in the theatres

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at clubs, pubs, and restaurants around town

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St James Community Square
Sunday, December 17, 2023

local musicians

musicians and bands from all around vancouver

Local Musicians

over 100 local players

our list of solo artists, duos, trios and bands from vancouver and the lower mainland.

jazz, blues, rock, country, roots, bluegrass, r&b, soul, pop, singer/songwriter, and countless other genres


of live and recorded music and musicians

Not much to review in terms of live music concerts these days, so we're posting a ton of reviews of current and classic albums from artists from a variety of genres. Artists like Steve Earle and Led Zeppelin, Traffic and The Third Mind, Jeff Lane and Eric Clapton.

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Live Reviews

Dawes at Vogue Theatre

Dawes Delivers ... Read Review

Album Reviews

The Waterboys' "This Is The Sea"

By Peter Grainger
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Days Between Stations' "Giants"

By Jason A. Bermiller
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Lucinda Williams' "Good Souls Better Angels"

By Peter Grainger
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The Third Mind's "The Third Mind (First Edition)"

By Peter Grainger
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Free's "Fire And Water"

From Peter Grainger's Classic Rock Albums Series
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Carlos Santana

Running The Hell Away From Normal

Santana on this stop of their Divination tour kept running away from normal, running somewhere way beyond that by offering a night filled with great songs played with ridiculous musical virtuosity, deep passion, and clearly evident joy from every band member.

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Barney Bentall

Barney Bentall & The Legendary Hearts at Rock The Lake

Coming Soon

The Lil Smokies

The Lil Smokies at Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival

Coming Soon

Michael Franti

Michael Franti & Spearhead at Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival

Coming Soon