Metro Vancouver Outdoor Concerts Summer 2008

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Traditionally attending an outdoor concert in Vancouver means packing a garbage bag just in case you need to turn in into an emergency rain poncho. Hopefully this summer will be a bright one as there are so many outdoor events lined up, I’m not even sure I’ll get them all in this post but I’ll try.

Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Location: Outdoor venues include Gastown at the Steam Clock, Granville Island Market Stage, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge
When: June 20 – June 29
Artists: Too many to list, check the website for more details

Stanley Park
Location: Malkin Bowl
When: August 24 – Sept 18
Artists: Blue Rodeo, Neko Case, Destroyer, Andrew Bird, Deehoof, Evaporators, The New Pornographers, Stevie Jackson of Belle and Sebastian, The 1900’s, Visqueen (as a part of the Stanley Park Singing Exhibition), and The Raconteurs

Location: Deer Lake Park
What: 9th Annual Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival
When: August 10 from 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Artists: Colin James and many more – details are available on the festival’s website.

When: August 5
Artists: Feist with The Weakerthans

Haywood Bandshell
Location: Beach Ave @ Bidwell
When: June 1 to July 31
Artists: Dave Davies Trio, Urbana, Little Mountain Brass Band, Celtic Harp Choir, The Creole Jazz Band, Just Jazz Trio, Vancouver Thunderbird Barbershop Chorus, The Randy Bluegrass Boys, Rainbow Concert Band, Warren Nipp, The Tunemakers
More information can be found on the official schedule

Yaletown Concert Series
Location: 1000 block of Mainland Street
When: June 27 to August 15 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Artists:Dj Johnny D’erico and other live music and DJs

15th Annual Enchanted Evenings Concert Series
Location: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – 578 Carrall Street
When: Jul 11, 2008 to Sept 05 from 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Artists: Various

Surrey Fusion Festival
Location: Holland Park
When: July 18 to July 20
Artists: Jully Black and many more, information is available on my blog post and the official site

Canada Day Special July 1
Location: Cloverdale (Surrey)
Artists: Loverboy, Payola$, Rymes with Orange – read more in my blog post or on the official site.

Location: Canada Place, Vancouver
Artists: 54-40 and many more

Location: Waterfront Park, North Vancouver
Artists: Pipe bands, dancers, and more

Location: Steveston (Richmond)
Artists: Choirs, dancers, singers and various others

This post will be updated throughout the summer and I’ll pop it on the sidebar for easy reference.

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  1. Mom604Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 — 1:00pm PDT

    If anyone has a chance to see Naturally 7, don’t hesitate! They are amazing. I saw them open for Michael Buble (sigh) I would definitely go to one of their performances. Treat yourself!

  2. Ed LauWednesday, June 25th, 2008 — 11:33am PDT

    I highly recommend the Jazz Festival. I went last year to do a photoshoot pictures and had a great couple days. There are some seriously talented people on the set-list.

    Too bad I’m not in town for it this year…but there are a couple jazz festivals in Tokyo around this time too.

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