Live music

Country superstar Blake Shelton has been announced as the headline for next summer’s Sunfest Country Music Festival, running Aug. 3 to 6, 2023. (Courtesy of Sunfest Country Music Festival)

Blake Shelton coming to Vancouver Island as Sunfest headliner

The Cowichan country music festival returns to Laketown Ranch Aug. 3 to 6, 2023

 

Musician Daniel Wesley in a promo photo shot in Maui in 2018. (Photo: danielwesley.com)

Rockin’ realtor Daniel Wesley to headline Santa Fox Ball at Coquitlam casino theatre

Since 2006 Wesley has recorded nine albums of feel-good songs, most recently in 2019

 

Otto Tausk conducts Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. (Photo: ottotausk.com)

VSO to ring Surrey’s Bell with ‘Winter Daydreams’ and ‘A Traditional Christmas’ concerts

Also in December, the VSO aims to put people in the Christmas spirit with several other performances

 

Marshmello (left) and The Offspring both perform at different venues in Abbotsford on Saturday (Nov. 26).

Abbotsford transforming into live music destination on Saturday

The Offspring performing in Abbotsford on Saturday, Marshmello now cancelled

Marshmello (left) and The Offspring both perform at different venues in Abbotsford on Saturday (Nov. 26).
Ezra Kwizera and band perform at Hubcast Media’s intimate Campus Studios on Nov. 19. The studio is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey. (Submitted photo)
Ezra Kwizera and band perform at Hubcast Media’s intimate Campus Studios on Nov. 19. The studio is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey. (Submitted photo)
A “Ladies Sing the Blues” benefit concert at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock in July 2021. The concert venue and recording studio won the Arts and Innovation Award during the Surrey Arts & Business Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 22. (Photo: facebook.com/BlueFrogLive)

White Rock concert venue/studio among Surrey Art & Business Award winners, for innovation

Blue Frog Studios, Lyn Verra-Lay, Argel Monte De Ramos and Liane Davison won awards Tuesday evening

A “Ladies Sing the Blues” benefit concert at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock in July 2021. The concert venue and recording studio won the Arts and Innovation Award during the Surrey Arts & Business Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 22. (Photo: facebook.com/BlueFrogLive)
Bergmann Piano Duo.
Bergmann Piano Duo.
Bryan Adams, right, on stage at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, with video of his mother, Jane Clark, on a screen behind him. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Who knew Bryan Adams once lived in Surrey? We didn’t, until he rocked Rogers Arena on Saturday

During concert, an Adams family story included how he got beat up while living in the Guildford area

Bryan Adams, right, on stage at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, with video of his mother, Jane Clark, on a screen behind him. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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Chelsea Rose stars as Maria in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s 2022 production of “The Sound of Music,” at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage in Vancouver starting Nov. 10. (Submitted photo: Emily Cooper)

Metal, Maria & ‘The Sound of Music’ for Surrey’s Chelsea Rose, who blossoms on many stages

Newton-raised performer stars on Arts Club’s Stanley stage, sings with metal band Ophelia Falling

Chelsea Rose stars as Maria in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s 2022 production of “The Sound of Music,” at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage in Vancouver starting Nov. 10. (Submitted photo: Emily Cooper)
Fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy during a “A Celtic Family Christmas” concert a few years ago. (Black Press Media file photo: Hamish Burgess)
Fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy during a “A Celtic Family Christmas” concert a few years ago. (Black Press Media file photo: Hamish Burgess)
Hospital employee Shannon Bower (left) is hoping to give a special gift to Sir Elton John at his concert Friday evening. Her co-workers Berni Russell, who made Elton-style safety glasses, Kavita Dabla and manager Janine Lapierre, along with hospital foundation staff Terra Scheer, Andrea Woo, Tim Staunton, and Gabriella Matute are backing her ambitious goal. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Hey, Elton John, can you give Shannon a wave in the fourth row?

Langley woman’s last minute offer for a friend’s concert ticket has her hoping for the musician’s help

Hospital employee Shannon Bower (left) is hoping to give a special gift to Sir Elton John at his concert Friday evening. Her co-workers Berni Russell, who made Elton-style safety glasses, Kavita Dabla and manager Janine Lapierre, along with hospital foundation staff Terra Scheer, Andrea Woo, Tim Staunton, and Gabriella Matute are backing her ambitious goal. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
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Music of Arabic icon Um Kulthoum sung in Surrey tribute concert by Egyptian vocalist Marwa Nagy

Event at Bell theatre timed with opening of National Geographic’s ‘Beyond King Tut’ exhibit in Vancouver

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Surrey church jazzes up Sunday services with return of Vespers in the Valley concerts

‘We had not opened at all with the jazz music during COVID, two and a half years’

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Marshmello is set to perform in Abbotsford at the first-ever One Love Music Festival on Nov. 26. (Marshmello Instagram)

Superstar DJ Marshmello coming to Abbotsford

Marshmello appearing at Tradex as part of first-ever One Love Music Festival

Marshmello is set to perform in Abbotsford at the first-ever One Love Music Festival on Nov. 26. (Marshmello Instagram)
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They’re coming: Reunited blink-182 announces Vancouver concert date, tour in suggestive video

Tickets for June show go on sale Oct. 17 on Live Nation platforms

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A band performs at Sawbucks Pub in April 2018. (Photo: Facebook.com/sawbuckspub)

Change for 2 Surrey-area bars that stage live music, with a new owner for one

South Surrey’s Sawbucks bought by Otter Co-op, and Newton’s White Hart is now closed

A band performs at Sawbucks Pub in April 2018. (Photo: Facebook.com/sawbuckspub)
Langley-raised country artist Dallas Smith is among nightly performers at the new PNE Winter Fair this December. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

PNE Fair gets winterized with nightly December concerts, holiday lights, skating and more

The winter fair’s $15 ticket does not include admission to nightly concerts, Dec. 14-23

Langley-raised country artist Dallas Smith is among nightly performers at the new PNE Winter Fair this December. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Rapper Merkules, aka Surrey-raised Cole Stevenson, in a promo photo sent by Live Nation Entertainment.

Surrey-raised rapper Merkules plans December concert at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver

Rising-star rapper speaks on topics ‘that maybe everybody else isn’t willing to talk about’

Rapper Merkules, aka Surrey-raised Cole Stevenson, in a promo photo sent by Live Nation Entertainment.
The band Brass Camel plays prog-rock fit for a Queen fan. (Submitted photo: Mary Matheson)

Brass Camel’s new album is a prog-rock party 5 years in the making, and it’s time to celebrate

After the death of a sibling, Surrey-raised guitarist/singer channelled grief into creating ‘Brass’

The band Brass Camel plays prog-rock fit for a Queen fan. (Submitted photo: Mary Matheson)