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10 concerts in Vancouver to check out this August

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Daniel Chai Jul 31, 2018 12:00 pm 976
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Turn it up loud this August with these 10 great concerts happening around Vancouver! Sing along to Vines Art Festival, Jack Black, and more!

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Vancouver Pride with Queer As Funk

  • What: Celebrate Pride with Queer as Funk, renowned for its tight rhythm section, hot horns, and killer vocals. Queer As Funk’s resident DJ, Slade Macdoog will be spinning tunes pre-show, and bringing the funk with the rest of the band.
  • When: Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $36

Vines Art Festival 2018

  • What: The fourth-annual multidisciplinary eco-arts celebration, Vines Art Festival, will be taking place at various parks throughout Vancouver. More than 70 performing and visual artists are set to perform, including Kimmortal (a diasporic first generation settler-based on unsurrendered Coast Salish Territories), Katie Cassady (dancer and choreographer from TWObigsteps Collective & Donald Sales/Project 20), Rabbit Richards (a New York-born, Montreal-bred, performance poet), and musicians an̓usáyum̓ (two Indigenous artists from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation, singing their own contemporary western music and Coast Salish traditional singing).
  • When: Wednesday, August 8 to Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Kitsilano Beach, Trout Lake Park, CRAB Park, Granville Island, Roundhouse Community Centre, and Strathcona Park
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Mural Festival Park Show

  • What: Organizers of Vancouver Mural Festival have partnered with Live Nation Canada to stage a major outdoor ‘Celebration Concert’ event dubbed The Park Show, on the festival’s final day. Featuring A Tribe Called Red, Charlotte Day Wilson, and guests.
  • When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6 pm
  • Where: Jonathan Rogers Park – Enter at Manitoba Street, between 7th & 8th Avenue
  • Tickets: Online, $30 plus fees / Family of 4: $100 / Kids 12 & Under Free

Burnaby Roots & Blues Festival 2018

  • What: Mixing folk and Americana to rock & roll and vintage rhythm & blues, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats headline this year’s performance. The family-friendly festival will also feature performances by The Rural Alberta Advantage, Nikki Lane, The Suffers, Begonia, and Amythyst Kiah.
  • When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Time: Gates 2 pm, show 3 to 10 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Park – 6450 Deer Lake Drive, Burnaby
  • Tickets: $40 (early-bird, single-ticket) $50 (regular single ticket) $60 (day-of tickets) $180 (ticket four-pack) Free for children under 12-years-old (with purchase of adult ticket). Tickets are available online.

Jack White

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  • What: The former White Stripes frontman will be taking to the stage at Rogers Arena on August 12 as part of his Boarding House Reach world tour. Boarding House Reach is White’s third solo album.
  • When: Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Starting at $49 – Available via Ticketmaster

Fair at the PNE 2018 Concerts

  • What: PNE Fairgoers will enjoy sensational performances this year including Pop, Rock, Country, and R&B as well as throwback 80s and 90s concerts. The Summer Night Concerts will run every evening that the Fair is open, starting on Saturday, August 18 in the PNE Amphitheatre.
  • When: Saturday, August 18 to Monday, September 3, 2018 (closed August 20 and 27)
  • Time: Nightly at 8:30 pm
  • Where: The Fair at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Each concert is free with gate admission to the fairgrounds. However, music fans looking for a more optimal viewing experience of the concerts can acquire reserved seats starting at $20.

Powerglove with Runaway Four and 20Six Hundred

  • What: TV game metal legends Powerglove will be playing classic Nintendo tunes with a metal spin on it. Featuring special guests Runaway Four and 20Six Hundred.
  • When: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $17

Alice in Chains

  • What: Seattle rock legends Alice in Chains perform at Queen Elizabeth Theatre with guests.
  • When: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 9 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 600 Block Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Safe & Sound Music Fest

  • What: Safe & Sound Fest kicks off on Friday with an awesome lineup featuring artists like Vince Staples, Goldlink, Sabrina Claudio, LNDN DRGS, Manila Grey, Sophia Danai, Side, Kenny Gourmet, The Freshest DJs, Floetic, Houtz, and Jay Swing. On Saturday you’ll get to hear performances by Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals, Alina Baraz, SonReal, Rico Nasty, Anders, Tobi Lou, Trill Sammy, So Loki, Angst, Kandy K, Goldstepz, The SJS Crew, Hedspin, Nina Mendoza, Arems & Hoppa, and Raiden.
  • When: Friday, August 25 to Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 11 pm (Friday) and 1 to 11 pm (Saturday)
  • Where: Westminster Pier Park, New Westminster
  • Tickets: $59.99 to $249.99 – Available via Safe & Sound Fest

Fetty Wap

  • What: Fetty Wap performs in Vancouver for the first time ever at Harbour Event Centre with special guest Peter Jackson.
  • When: Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Harbour Event Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $40-$55
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Daniel Chai
Daniel Chai is a writer and actor based in Vancouver, BC.

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