Six acts to see at this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Sarah Shook. Cowtown Chad photo.

Locals know that one of the city’s best summer weekends is the weekend of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Thousands gather in Jericho Beach Park, near the beach, to watch hundreds of performers in a variety of genres. Here are a few acts we think are worth checking out during the festival, July 19-21 (click on band names for video link). For a full schedule and ticket info visit thefestival.bc.ca.

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Six acts to see at this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Ten acts to see at this weekend’s big outdoor neighbourhood party Khatsahlano

Will Little Destroyer bring the rock to the Khatsahlano Street Party this Sunday? Of course they will.

The annual Khatsahlano Street Party is a celebration of music, food, and Vancouver’s Westside, in particular the stretch of West 4th between Burrard and MacDonald. The festival takes place this Sunday, July 6, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Now in its ninth year, Khatsahlano features performers ranging from established West Coast heavies to local up-and-comers. Below you’ll find links to songs by 10 of the nearly 40 acts. Check out the bands, and visit khatsahlano.com to see a full lineup.

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Ten acts to see at this weekend’s big outdoor neighbourhood party Khatsahlano

Paul McCartney, Norah Jones and four other concerts to see in July

Washington DC band Priests play the Biltmore Cabaret July 2. Ebru Yildiz photo.

The big concerts this month are Paul McCartney and Queen + Adam Lambert. But there are a bunch of shows bubbling under, from the jazz-pop stylings of Norah Jones to a double-bill of new-wave pioneers the Psychedelic Furs and James. Just to keep things interesting, we’ve thrown in a couple of younger, up-and-coming postpunk bands we think are worthwhile (and affordable).

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Paul McCartney, Norah Jones and four other concerts to see in July

Workshops, performances and more at this year’s Vancouver International Guitar Festival

Kent Kellberg photo.

A lineup of world-renowned luthiers, live music, master classes, workshops, and exhibitions are featured in another edition of the Vancouver International Guitar Festival.

The two day-festival runs June 29-30 at Creekside Community Centre (1 Athletes Way). Special guests include internationally recognized guitar-maker Robert Godin. The festival will present him with the 2019 Luthier Industry Builder Award, given to an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the evolution of the guitar building industry. He’ll also present a free one-hour workshop while he’s at the festival.

See below for more info.

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Workshops, performances and more at this year’s Vancouver International Guitar Festival

Carly Rae kicks off her Canadian tour this summer in Vancouver; tickets on sale tomorrow

Hometown heroine Carly Rae Jepsen kicks off Canadian tour dates in support of her new album in Vancouver Aug. 28 and 29. Markus & Koala photo.

Hometown (by way of Mission BC) heroine Carly Rae Jepsen kicks off her Canadian tour in Vancouver with shows at the Commodore Ballroom Aug. 28 & 29.

The pop singer behind the multiplatinum smash “Call Me Maybe” is touring behind her latest album, Dedicated. Tickets to the shows go on sale to the general public Friday, May 30.

Find out more below.

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Carly Rae kicks off her Canadian tour this summer in Vancouver; tickets on sale tomorrow

Six concerts to see in June in Vancouver

Graftician (aka Roxanne Nesbitt).

It’s a big month for local music fans, as the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (June 21-July 1) gets underway. Meanwhile, there are lots of other shows happening, including a 20th anniversary tour for a classic Americana album, a sort-of comeback by a British chanteuse who’s collaborated with Eminem, and a local singer/songwriter with a penchant for exciting visuals. Here are six concerts to check out in Vancouver in June.

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Six concerts to see in June in Vancouver

Six concerts to check out this month in Vancouver

Jenny Lewis plays songs from her acclaimed fourth album On the Line at the Commodore Ballroom May 20.

Whether it’s ’90s alt-rock, gospel or old video game music that’s your jam, May has you covered. Below we’ve selected six out of the many concerts coming to town, including Lemonheads, Jenny Lewis, and even jazz, to check out.

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Six concerts to check out this month in Vancouver