A 16 Year-Old Composer Makes Music in Vancouver

photo: Fraser Jones in False Creek

photo: Fraser Jones in False Creek

Check out 16 year-old composer, Fraser Jones, playing his original piano cover “Once in a Lifetime” at various public pianos throughout Vancouver.

Win Tickets to See Jon Bon Jovi in Stanley Park, Aug. 22!

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On a uniquely Vancouver stage nestled between the forests, the ocean, and with the city twinkling nearby, the upcoming Urban Forest Concert is going to be an experience to remember. For the first time ever, Jon Bon Jovi will be bringing his band, The Kings of Suburbia, to Vancouver with him. Add the big sound of this 14-piece band to the enigmatic performance of a global star and set it against the backdrop of ancient Stanley Park cedars, and it’s no wonder people are travelling from across the globe to be a part of the occasion.

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Win Tickets to See Jon Bon Jovi in Stanley Park, Aug. 22!

Rock Out in a Classical Chinese Garden: Enchanted Evenings Concert Series is Back

Photo credit: Canada Explore | Flickr

Photo credit: Canada Explore | Flickr

Does the idea of a sunset concert in an elegant 15th-century-style Chinese garden sound like your cup of tea?

Then Enchanted Evenings at Vancouver’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden may be just the thing for you. Each summer for the last 22 years, the little walled garden in the heart of Chinatown has opened its gates on select nights to music fans. Groups, ranging from classical piano ensembles to hot jazz bands, perform al fresco in the garden, while guests enjoy the feng shui and groove to the tunes.

This year’s series started July 16 and continues with weekly performances every Thursday until Aug. 20. Continue reading:
Rock Out in a Classical Chinese Garden: Enchanted Evenings Concert Series is Back

Madonna’s 35 City Rebel Heart Tour Coming to Vancouver, Oct. 14 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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The list of Madonna concert dates for her highly anticipated 35-city Rebel Heart Tour were officially announced earlier this year by Live Nation with the opening night scheduled for August 29th in Miami, Florida.  Additional performances to follow include New York, LA, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Vancouver, Montreal and several other cities including San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Following the North American leg of the Rebel Heart Tour, Madonna will begin the UK/European series of dates on November 4th in Koln, Germany with stops in major cities including Barcelona, London, Paris and Glasgow amongst others.

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Madonna’s 35 City Rebel Heart Tour Coming to Vancouver, Oct. 14 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

3 Days of Sand, Sun and Music: Vancouver Folk Festival is Back, July 17-19

Photo courtesy Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Photo courtesy Vancouver Folk Music Festival

For nearly 40 years, it’s been quite possibly the most gorgeous concert setting in Vancouver.

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival – staged just steps from of Jericho Beach – returns July 17-July 19. This year, more than 60 acts from around the world are set to take the stage, framed by a backdrop of sand, sea and mountains. The three-day celebration of folk music in all its forms – from blues and roots to reggae and world rhythms – is expected to attract 30,000 fans for the outdoor concert event of the summer.

Concerts take place on multiple stages throughout the grassy grounds of Jericho Beach Park, starting as early as 10 a.m. on the weekend and continuing long after sunset to 11 p.m. The festival atmosphere includes an expansive artisan market and kids area, not to mention some of the city’s top food trucks. Continue reading:
3 Days of Sand, Sun and Music: Vancouver Folk Festival is Back, July 17-19