10 concerts to check out in the Vancouver area next month

Nov 29 2019, 9:00 am

Dance and sing your December away with these 10 concerts in Vancouver! Enjoy The Chainsmokers, Winter Breakout, and more!

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

The Dandy Warhols

What: Portland alt-rockers The Dandy Warhols come to Vancouver on December 4 on their 25th Anniversary Tour. Featuring special guest Mother Mariposa.

When: December 4, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Chainsmokers

What: The Grammy Award-winning artist and producer duo The Chainsmokers bring their “WORLD WAR JOY” North American headline arena tour to Vancouver on December 6. They’ll be joined by 5 Seconds of Summer.

When: December 6, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

A Traditional Christmas with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: A Traditional Christmas

What: The VSO plays its annual Traditional Christmas concert in theatres across Metro Vancouver, including the North Shore, Burnaby, Surrey, Delta, and Vancouver this holiday season. Enjoy singing, storytelling, and holiday cheer with host Christopher Gaze and special guests.

When: December 10 to December 14, December 22, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Music for the Winter Solstice

What: A Music on Main tradition that celebrates the solstice in style with holiday merriment and luminous music. Enjoy performances by Caroline Shaw, Gabriel Kahane, and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa. Featuring music by Arvo Pärt, Alfredo Santa Ana, Music on Main’s Composer in Residence Sabrina Schroeder, Caroline Shaw, Rodney Sharman, Gabriel Kahane, and the Wyrd Sisters.

When: December 11 and 12, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Catfish and the Bottlemen

What: British indie rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen play the Vogue Theatre in support of their latest album, The Balance, on December 11.

When: December 11, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre — 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Winter Blues

What: Winter Blues is a showcase of emerging Vancouver alternative and emo acts. Enjoy performances by Andrew Phelan, Altona, Seablush, and Evan Konrad, followed by a dance party.

When: December 12, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Biltmore Cabaret — 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Winter Breakout 2019

What: Timbre Concerts and Crescnedo1 present Winter Breakout 2019, a one-day concert at Pacific Coliseum featuring Schoolboy Q, DaBaby, Lil Tecca, and more.

When: December 13, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Pacific Coliseum – 100 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Johnny Reid

What:  Scottish-Canadian country musician Johnny Reid wraps up his “My Kind Of Christmas” tour in Abbotsford on December 14.

When: December 14, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Abbotsford Centre — 33800 King Road, Abbotsford
Tickets: Online

Five Alarm Funk – Hometown Holiday Blowout Bash

What: Vancouver-based Five Alarm Funk celebrate the holidays with a Boxing Day show at Commodore Ballroom with guests Small Town Artillery and Rain City.

Time: Doors 8 pm, show 8:30 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 867 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

CONTACT Winter Music Festival

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What: Tiësto, Major Lazer, Kaskade, and Rezz will headline CONTACT Winter Music Festival’s seventh edition, taking place December 27 and 28 at BC Place. Presented by Blueprint and Live Nation Canada, CONTACT is Canada’s largest indoor music festival hosting more than 34,000 guests annually and featuring state-of-the-art technical production, pyro, and lighting across two stages.

When: December 27 and 28, 2019
Time: 5 pm to midnight
Where: BC Place — 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online