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Win Tickets to Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue


Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 — 9:24am PST
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The Chan Centre’s 2016/17 season will launch with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue on September 25th in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Troy Andrews (aka Trombone Shorty) and his high-energy band will make their anticipated return to Vancouver with an exhilarating mix of funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop – all underscored by a signature New […]

Win Tickets to Fitz and The Tantrums


Monday, August 15th, 2016 — 4:47pm PST
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Fitz and The Tantrums will play the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver on August 24th, continuing their summer tour in honour of their new self-titled album. The group first splashed onto the music scene in 2010 with their soulful R&B-revival and hit single “Moneygrabber”. In 2013, they tore up the charts again with gold-certified hits “The […]

Richmond Maritime Festival


Thursday, August 4th, 2016 — 10:20am PST
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The 13th annual Richmond Maritime Festival is serving up a salty stew of music, artists and wooden boats this weekend. The free, family festival, presented by Port of Vancouver, attracts more than 40,000 visitors to the Britannia Shipyards on the Steveston waterfront each summer. Richmond Maritime Festival Dates: Saturday, August 6th & Sunday, August 7th […]

Free Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Performance


Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 — 6:00pm PST
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Having recently posted about some of the top summer date night activities — that won’t cost you a thing — I came across a wonderful outdoor event that is bound to entertain. For the third year, the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra is hosting a free, family-friendly summer evening of live music inspired by the classics and […]

Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival


Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 — 3:18pm PST
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The Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival is coming up August 26th to 28th at Maffeo Sutton Park on the waterfront, with special performances at The Queens downtown. I met Gerold Haukenfrers, president of the Nanaimo Blues Society, and musician Lazy Mike on my last trip to Vancouver Island’s blues capital. I made Lazy Mike work pretty […]

Win Vancouver Bach Festival Tickets


Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 1:58pm PST
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Early Music Vancouver presents its first ever Vancouver Bach Festival, taking place in the heart of the city at the Christ Church Cathedral this August 2nd to 12th, 2016. The festival offers local enthusiasts a veritable ‘Best of’ collection of the German composer’s masterworks, from exquisite chamber music to monumental orchestral undertakings. This is also […]