Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings at Malkin Bowl

Comments 49 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are playing Malkin Bowl May 27th. I admit, I had not heard anything from Sharon Jones before so I looked up the following video on YouTube:

And then I wanted to hear more:

Here you have amazingly solid vocals, deep soul, hip shaking funk, and to top it all off, the concert will take place in one of our city’s most beautiful venues in the heart of Stanley Park. Known for their incredible live shows, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings are a part of a revivalist movement for their genre (they even recorded their 2010 album on an eight-track tape machine).

Tickets for this concert are currently on sale and they’re all general admission, all ages, lawn seating. It’s an early show, starting around 5:30pm on the 27th and guests Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears will be opening the show.

I have two tickets up for grabs if you would like to win your way in, here’s how to enter:

  • Leave a comment below with the name of a Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings song (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win tickets to @SharonLJones & The Dap Kings at Malkin Bowl from @LiveNationWest & @Miss604

    I will draw one winner Friday, May 20th at 10:00am.

    Update The winner is Kate!

    49 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. JasonMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 1:28pm PDT

      Oooooh. Enter me in the contest!

      Song name: “She Ain’t A Child No More”.

    2. KyleMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 1:32pm PDT

      “I Learned the Hard Way”

      I hope I win!

    3. AliseMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 1:38pm PDT

      my fingers and my toes are crossed!!
      “I Learned the Hard Way” (song title and album title)

    4. Aileen RMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 1:47pm PDT

      Song name: How Long do I Have to Wait for You?

    5. BenMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 1:53pm PDT

      “I Learned the Hard Way” from their new album of the same name.

      Twitter @4080records

      Fingers are crossed extra tight – there’s no way I can afford regular-priced tix 🙁

    6. JannaMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 2:04pm PDT

      Song name: Give Me a Chance

    7. shannonMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 2:10pm PDT

      This land is your land (cover, obviously)

    8. DarcyMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 2:16pm PDT

      100 days, 100 nights

    9. Karla KMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 2:20pm PDT

      Sing title: I learned the hard way!


    10. Lori-Vancouver BC HostMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 2:32pm PDT

      They sound great!
      Song name: She Ain’t a Child No More

    11. TaviaMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 2:49pm PDT

      I love Sharon Jones – How Do I Let a Good Man Down.

    12. Andrew C.Monday, May 16th, 2011 — 3:06pm PDT

      Let Them Knock

    13. wono99Monday, May 16th, 2011 — 3:24pm PDT

      great band! 100 days 100 nights

    14. NicoleMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 4:48pm PDT

      I don’t recall how I first came across Sharon Jones but am certainly glad I did. “Hip shaking funk” indeed!

    15. SanazMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 5:00pm PDT

      I learned the hard way is my favourite

    16. nitin madhvaniMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 6:08pm PDT

      Window shopping – definitely my fave song


    17. MeggersMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 7:09pm PDT

      I Learned the Hard Way

    18. John MahMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 7:38pm PDT

      I learned the hard way is an awesome song !

    19. JoshMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 7:42pm PDT

      100 days, 100 nights! Love Sharon jones!

    20. LaurenMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 9:32pm PDT

      Their caver of “This Land is Your Land” is amazing.

    21. ValerieMonday, May 16th, 2011 — 10:08pm PDT

      I learned the hard way!

    22. RebeccaTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 12:41am PDT

      100 days, 100 nights

    23. JamieTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 2:50am PDT

      Nobody’s Baby!

    24. KarenTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 10:03am PDT

      Fun! She’s awesome! “I Learned The Hard Way.”

    25. Cheryl KnottTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 10:13am PDT

      The best cover of This Land Is My Land.

    26. KateTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 11:07am PDT

      I missed her last trip to town and heard it was A-mazing!

      “I learned the hard way”

    27. MikeTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 11:09am PDT

      “Better things to do” C’mon tickets!

    28. chicoTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 11:10am PDT

      “Mama don’t like my man” but I still want to see this concert!

    29. HollyTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 11:12am PDT

      I loved her at the Commodore last summer! Amazing.

      “Mama don’t like my man”!

    30. DavidTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 11:13am PDT

      I would love some tickets.

      “I Just dropped in to see What Condition My Condition Is In”

    31. oanaTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 11:45am PDT

      I learned the hard way!

    32. Meghan WTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 12:56pm PDT

      I learned the hard way!

    33. DuncanTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 1:06pm PDT

      I love Malkin Bowl concerts – mist in the trees, cool night air, crowd is always pleasant – I have also sat out many a night in the “free seats” outside the gates when I cannot afford the tickets.

    34. Blues_BabyTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 1:18pm PDT

      Yes! Yes! Yes! The Dap Kings used to play with Amy Winehouse (I was going to see her but she cancelled her Vancouver show). Sharon Jones is much more together than Amy these days and she will be great at the Malkin Bowl. Song: “If you Call”

    35. DeirdreTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 2:51pm PDT

      I love this group – love the new “I Learned the Hard Way” song and album

    36. Chris EmeryTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 3:39pm PDT


      Where have you gone to?

      Fingers crossed

    37. JenniferTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 3:41pm PDT

      Nobody’s Baby

    38. JaseTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 4:01pm PDT

      I learned the hard way!

    39. JanisTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 5:13pm PDT

      She ain’t a child no more

    40. LauraTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 5:34pm PDT

      nobodys baby

    41. natalieTuesday, May 17th, 2011 — 9:14pm PDT

      I learned the hard way

    42. TracyWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 12:28am PDT

      100 days, 100 nights.
      Great sound! Would love to see them live.

    43. DuncanWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 7:23am PDT

      Oops, Sorry I forgot to name a song. “What Condition my Condition”.

    44. EmmaWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 9:56am PDT

      “I Learned the Hard Way” is a great song!

    45. LeahWednesday, May 18th, 2011 — 10:06am PDT

      LOVE 100 days, 100 nights. Sharon is so awesome!

    46. TeresaThursday, May 19th, 2011 — 10:30am PDT


    47. Michelle W.Thursday, May 19th, 2011 — 12:04pm PDT

      She ain’t a child no more

    48. Freddie DFriday, May 20th, 2011 — 5:39am PDT

      I’ve got better things to do. (My favourite song, not a knock on this contest 🙂

    49. HubertFriday, May 20th, 2011 — 8:30am PDT

      100 Days, 100 Nights

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