Vancouver 2010 Concerts and Live Performances

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The stars are coming to town in 2010 but not for rock shows at GM Place, they’ll be playing medal ceremonies and public open-air concerts from Whistler to Surrey.

Photo credit: Duane Storey on Flickr

Here’s a quick guide to who will be here, where they will be, and if you’ll be able to attend:


Vancouver Victory Ceremonies
To be held nightly inside BC Place during the Games. Tickets will be required for these performances. Go to the Vancouver2010 website and search for tickets under “Vancouver Victory Ceremonies”.

Sunday, February 14:
Nelly Furtado
British Columbia night

Monday, February 15:
To be confirmed
Quebec night

Tuesday, February 16:
Barenaked Ladies
Nova Scotia night

Wednesday, February 17:
Paul Brandt
Alberta night

Thursday, February 18:
Prince Edward Island night

Friday, February 19:
Theory of a Deadman
Northwest Territories’ night

Saturday, February 20:
Yukon night

Sunday, February 21:
Trooper & Loverboy
Nunavut night

Tuesday, February 23:
Billy Talent
Saskatchewan night

Wednesday, February 24:
Ontario night

Thursday, February 25:
Burton Cummings
Manitoba night

Friday, February 26:
Great Big Sea
Newfoundland and Labrador night

The LiveCity sites in Vancouver will be located at David Lam Park in Yaletown and also over on Georgia Street. All performances are free to the public. Bands on the docket so far include: Wilco, Alexisonfire, Sam Roberts Band, Malajube and Blue Rodeo. A full schedule and complete line up will be posted on the official site in the new year.

Update January 15th, 2010: Just announced at LiveCity Vancouver… Constantines, Matisyahu, Marianas Trench, Corb Lund, Jessie Farrell, Colin James, Mother Mother, Coeur de Pirate, Jill Barber, Daniel Wesley, The Arkells, Keisha Chante

Molson Canadian Hockey House
Located on the North side of False Creek, there will be entertainment daily at Molson Canadian Hockey House.

This includes comedy shows with Brent Butt and Sean Cullen and live concerts from the Barenaked Ladies, Colin James, Tom Cochrane, Sam Roberts, and George Canyon. A daily programming schedule will be available shortly and this information will be updated at that time. You will need to purchase access to the Hockey House in order to attend these shows.

Cultural Olympiad
The Cultural Olympiad will also be taking place during the Games and will include everything from drummers, dancers, singers, and every other kind of entertainment you can imagine around the City.

CODE (the Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition) also has its own range of events including the Vectorial Elevation, the Drum and Light Festival, Kid Koala and more. Check here for full CODE listings.


Surrey 2010 Celebration Site
Holland Park will play host to two weeks of free public performances during Surrey’s 2010 celebrations.

Blue Rodeo
Sam Roberts Band
Randy Bachman
Tokyo Police Club
Serena Ryder
Hot Hot Heat
Corb Lund
Jully Black
Ks Makhan
Dan Mangan
Doc Walker
Dustin Bentall

… and many more.

A full listing for Surrey can be found here.


Richmond O Zone
Richmond’s O Zone is their official Celebration Site that will also host many forms of entertainment (art shows, big screens, ice skating, athletes and exhibits). It is completely free and taking place at Minoru Park (which is accessible by the Canada Line).

Bands listed so far include: Our Lady Peace, Hawksley Workman, Bedouin Soundclash, Tokyo Police Club and Wintersleep. There will also be World Beat rhythms, South Asian dance and music to Pan Northern sounds from above the Arctic Circle. The full schedule will be posted here.


Whistler Medal Ceremonies
Performers will play one night each February 13 to 27 at the Whistler Medals Plaza. Tickets fare not for sale but will be given away for free through an online contest run by Tourism Whistler beginning January 4th.

Saturday, February 13
All American Rejects

Sunday, February 14:

Monday, February 15:
Pierre Lapointe

Tuesday, February 16:

Wednesday, February 17:
Our Lady Peace

Thursday, February 18:

Friday, February 19:

Saturday, February 20:

Sunday, February 21:

Monday, February 22:
To be confirmed

Tuesday, February 23:
The Fray

Wednesday, February 24:

Thursday, February 25:
The Roots

Friday, February 26:

Saturday, February 27:

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  1. live musicWednesday, June 9th, 2010 — 8:45pm PDT

    nice live music to show, i enjoy this show, thank you

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