10 concerts in Vancouver to check out this March

Feb 24 2018, 7:20 am

From Lorde to Santana to the JUNO Awards, here are our picks of 10 great concerts to check out around Vancouver in March.

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

The White Buffalo with guest Matthew Barber

  • What: Working under the apt nameplate The White Buffalo, singer/songwriter Jake Smith has resolutely charted his own single-minded course for more than a decade. His songs have been heard on Sons of Anarchy and The Lone Ranger.
  • When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: Imperial Vancouver – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $23



Photo by Erik Kabik (Carlos Santana/Facebook)

  • What: For 40 years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.
  • When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
  • Tickets: Online, $45-$119


  • What: The Grammy award-winning star is touring in support of her second album Melodrama, which has produced four singles so far including the lead “Green Light” and follow-up singles “Liability,” “Sober,” and “Perfect Places.”
  • When: Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6 pm, Show 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Via Live Nation, $46.50-$126.50

Colour Tongues

  • What: Colour Tongues, featuring James Challis, David Taylor, Graeme Meekison, and Daniel Ré, are known for their upbeat choruses, technical power rhythms, and blending of different instrumental patterns that work alongside high-range vocals. Featuring guests Late Night Takeaway and Sleepy Gonzales.
  • When: Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Phillips Phillips

  • What: Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips released his latest album Collateral earlier this year. Since releasing his five-times-platinum debut single Home in 2012, Phillips has released two chart-topping albums and taken his expansive brand of earthy, guitar-fueled rock to stages across the globe.
  • When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

VanMusic Burlesque

  • What: Ten top burlesque dancers tribute ten of Vancity’s great musical talents. Each performer has chosen a song by a local musical act for their inspiration.
  • When: Saturday, March 17
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20


  • What: Synth-pop pioneers OMD are touring in support of their 13th studio album The Punishment of Luxury, which sees them combine the wistful nostalgia and idealized romance of their previous work while stepping out of their comfort zone. Featuring guests GGOOLLDD.
  • When: 
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

JUNOS: Hosted by Michael Bublé

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Michael Buble hosts the 2018 JUNOS at Rogers Arena (Kyle Besler/Shutterstock)

  • What: 12-time JUNO Award winner and beloved Canadian crooner is set to host The 2018 JUNO Awards, with many more live performances to enjoy.
  • When: Sunday, March 25, 2018
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $59

Seasons 2018 Festival

  • What: Seasons fills Vancouver with concerts, club shows, label showcases, demos, panels, lectures, and interactive visuals & art installations, culminating in a fully immersive, 2 day main event at Pacific Coliseum.
  • When: Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Our Lady Peace & Matthew Good

  • What: Two Canadian rock legends team up for a show at Abbotsford Centre. Matthew Good’s studio albums have combined for nearly one million albums sold in Canada alone, and he has been nominated for 21 Juno Awards. Our Lady Peace has sold over 5 million albums worldwide, and have won four JUNO Awards and ten Much Music Video Awards.
  • When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
  • Tickets: Online, $46-$86
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