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

Fiesta! It’s time for Carnaval del Sol and Latin American Week in Vancouver

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Latincouver collective are back with an amazing 12 days of fun and entertainment with a Latin flavour across the city, culiminating in the grand Carnaval del Sol at Concorde Pacific Place. We spoke with the festivals’s Mónica Cortés to find out more.

What’s Latincouver all about?

We started online as a place for Latinos to connect as ‘Latincouver’. Unlike many immigrant groups, we’re pretty spread out across the city–Colombians are not the same as Chileans or Mexicans– but there are around 100,000 Latinos in Metro Vancouver so we wanted a place for us to meet and a space for everyone else to gather and check out our culture. The festival has grown from just one day in 2009 to the 12 day event that it’s now become with its very own proclamation from the City of Vancouver and the BC Government. Continue reading:
Fiesta! It’s time for Carnaval del Sol and Latin American Week in Vancouver

Free Summer Concert Series (Plus Craft Beer) Starting on Vancouver’s False Creek – June 20

Photo credit: Venture Vancouver | Flickr

Photo credit: Venture Vancouver | Flickr

Saturday nights on Vancouver’s False Creek waterfront just got a little more exciting.

A brand-new (and completely free) concert series kicks off at the Plaza of Nations in downtown Vancouver on Saturday, June 20, continuing through Sept. 12. For Vancouver music fans, it’s a chance to enjoy waterfront shows from some of the city’s hottest bands, while also enjoying an incredible lineup of food trucks and even craft beer.

The venue for all this excitement is the picture-perfect (but rarely used) Plaza of Nations outdoor stage, located just next to the Edgewater Casino and not far from B.C. Place and Rogers Arena. Organizers have lined up a who’s who of local food trucks for the event, including Vij’s Railway Express (award-winning Indian cuisine from Vikram Vij), Roaming Dragon (Asian fusion), The Reef Runner (Caribbean), Guanaco (Salvadoran), Super Thai, Rocky Point Ice Cream and more than a dozen others.   Continue reading:
Free Summer Concert Series (Plus Craft Beer) Starting on Vancouver’s False Creek – June 20

Top Jazz Journalist’s Take on What to Hit at the 30th Annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

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Tourism Vancouver’s Jorden Hutchison interviews DownBeat Magazine reporter James Hale.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is set to take over the city, June 18 to July 1. Bringing some of music’s most well-known edge-pushers, mainstayers and international ambassadors to Vancouver, the event features performances by some 1,800 artists – ranging from jazz, funk and Latin to fusion and world music – at 300-plus concert venues across the city.

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Top Jazz Journalist’s Take on What to Hit at the 30th Annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival