Archives Photos of the Day: Outdoor Music

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Last Friday, fortunate fans of Mumford and Sons had the chance to experience the first major outdoor concert of the season which is a part of Live Nation’s Concerts in the Park series. With several more on tap for the summer along with outdoor festivals like Canada Day (in Vancouver and Surrey), Surrey Fusion Festival, Khatsahlano Festival, Car Free Day, and Vancouver Folk Fest, I’m looking forward to a music-filled summer in the city.

Today’s photos from the Vancouver Public Library and City of Vancouver Archives feature a few outdoor music moments in Vancouver over the years:

1940-1948: Malkin Bowl Concert. Photographer: Jack Lindsay. Archives Item# CVA 1184-1963.

(Left) 1951: Dal Richards conducting Sunday concert at Malkin Bowl. VPL# 81632. Photographer: Art Jones. (Right) 1950: Band playing at the PNE. VPL# 81413C. Photographer: Artray.

1957: Crowds for Elvis at Empire Stadium. VPL #61264 & 61271. Province Newspaper Photo.

1946: Crowd at a Kits Pool concert. Archives Item# CVA 371-252.

1972: Sunshyne Band played in the streets of Vancouver in the summer of ’72. Photographer: Fred Rosenberg. VPL# 86257F & 86257J.

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