Summertime, outdoors, and live music…the combo is like a peanut-butter and jam sandwich, they are meant to be together! In cities all across Metro Vancouver, outdoor summer concert series are offering up free (or nearly free) live performances throughout the summer. Mark your calendar, plan a picnic, and soak up the evening sun while listening to beautiful music.
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Music in the Park
Bring a picnic and enjoy live music, art demonstrations, children’s activities and a nature-inspired art gallery set against the stunning backdrop of the North Shore mountains and Capilano Reservoir. This is a FREE drop-in event for all ages. Please leave pets at home. Please note parking is very limited.
When: September 4, 2017
Time: noon – 5pm
Where: Capilano River Regional Park, North Vancouver
Address: Meet at the parking lot near the Cleveland Dam
I think the whole city waits in anticipation for this yearly event. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra returns to Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park on July 10th for a FREE performance.
When: July 10, 2016
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Deer Lake Park
Address: 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
The Corporation of Delta is hosting a large number of FREE musical concerts at various parks throughout the summer.
When: July 5, 6, 19, 20, 26 & August 2, 7, 10, 17, 23 & 24, 2016
Time: most start times are either 7pm or 7:30pm but there are a few noon start times too
Where: various parks in Delta (Social Heart Plaza, Memorial Park, Diefenbaker Park, Sunshine Hills Park)
Enjoy the energetic vibe of McBurney Plaza while listening to live music. On Wednesdays throughout July, performers from various genres will entertain the crowd.
When: July 6th, 2016
Time: 7pm – 8pm
Where: McBurney Plaza
Address: 20518 Fraser Hwy, Langley
The beloved Music on the Wharf concert series happens 4 times throughout the summer. Admission is by donation and the proceeds benefit the Maple Ridge Historic Society.
When: Mondays (July 11, 25 & August 8, 22, 2016)
Time: 7:30 pm start (expect for the August 22nd performance which starts at 7pm)
Where: Port Haney Wharf
Address: River Road, Maple Ridge
There are 2 options for free concerts in New Westminster. Both series are entitled Music By the River but the concerts run on different days, at different times, and in different locations. However, there is nothing to complain about when you get to enjoy FREE music with a beautiful view.
When: July 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31, 2016
Time: noon – 2pm
Where: River Market
Address: 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
When: July 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2016
Time: starts at 6:30pm
Where: Pier Park
Address: access from Begbie Street, New Westminster
Lonsdale Quay is hosting a ton of FREE family-friendly activities as part of SummerFest. On Sundays families can enjoy live music from performers representing a wide variety of musical genres.
When: Sundays (July 1 – September 4, 2016)
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Where: Lonsdale Quay Market
Address: 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Every Sunday throughout the summer, live music fills the air around Rocky Point Park with the Summer Sunday Concerts. Enjoy performances by: Mostly Marley, Russell Marsland & The Chosen Few, Billy Dixon’s Soul Train Express, John Delaney & The Indestructibles, R&B Allstars, Incognito, Jim Byrnes & The Sojourners, and Brickhouse. Be sure to mark your calendars for the Port Moody Rotary Ribfest (July 22 – 24) where you will be able to enjoy 16 bands performing more than 20 hours of live music…all for FREE!
When: Sundays (July 10th – September 4, 2016)
Time: 2pm start
Where: PCT Performance Stage, Rocky Point Park
Address: 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody
The annual – and much loved – summertime evening concert series returns to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston. The music selection is eclectic as it pulls from jazz, blues, folk, and more. Admission is by donation (suggested amount is $5).
When: Fridays (July 8 – 29, 2016)
Time: 6:30pm start
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Address: 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
On Wednesdays throughout the summer, the Surrey Sounds of Summer concert series tours various parks & gardens throughout the city. Enjoy performances by: West Coast Strings Quartet. Deanna Knight and the Hot Club of Mars, Douglas Fraser and the Genuine Jug Band, Don Alder, 5 on a String, 12 Strings Trio, Rossi, Jocelyn Pettit Band, and the Golden Ears Jazz Band
When: Wednesdays (July 6th – August 31st, 2016)
Where: various parks in Surrey
If we’ve missed a concert series, please let us know in the comments section below and we will add the events to our round up.
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.