Sure, there’s a plethora of places to go to catch some live music (this weekend’s Keloha Festival in Kelowna, the upcoming Pemberton Music Fest and Squamish Music Festival), but what about those stellar acts taking to the stage a bit closer to the city that are totally worth checking out?
We’ve rounded up a handful of goodies you ought to slot into your calendar accordingly…
37th Annual Vancouver Folk Festival
Don’t miss out on the 37th Annual Vancouver Folk Festival that’s taking over Jericho Beach Park mid-July. This is one of the city’s classic summer concerts that’s easily accessed and features two days of live music on multiple stages (with the beach and coastal mountains as your backdrop). Check out more than 60 bands from 12 different countries, a hippy market, food vendors, and plenty more. Tickets can be purchased here.
We’ve got a soft spot for the one and only Jack Johnson. It takes us back to the early days of his career when we had “Bubble Toes” on repeat while our head was buried in a book studying. He returns to Burnaby Lake this summer (August 21st) for an outdoor show as part of his latest world tour, From Here To Now To You. Tickets are available for $50 – not bad at all.
Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival
A collection of great musicians will be taking the stage later this summer as part of the Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival – always a killer time! Complete with plenty of entertainment, this casual, weekend-long, local fest has it all in one spot. Get your groove on to acts like Big Sugar, Rich Hope, Wide Mouth Mason, and more, and recharge at the beer garden and take in the generally awesome and relaxed scene that is Deer Lake Park.
PNE’s Summer Concert Series
Don’t forget about the PNE’s Summer Concert Series that takes place every Saturday starting at 8pm. They’ve got a constant rotation of talent throughout the months ahead at their open air stage… think the likes of Gipsy Kings, Phillip Phillips, and legends like The Pointer Sisters, Glass Tiger (yup, that’s right!), LeAnn Rimes, Gavin DeGraw, Three Days Grace, and Boyz II Men (how’s that for a throwback?).
What summer concerts are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.