10 concerts in Vancouver to check out this October

Sep 22 2018, 6:18 pm

Jessie J, BANNERS, and more. Get your groove on with these 10 great concerts happening around Vancouver in October.

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

Beyoncé and Jay-Z OTR Tour II

  • What: Get ready Beyhive, because Beyoncé and Jay-Z are coming to Vancouver for their OTR II stadium tour. This is Jay and Bey’s second tour together, as they first embarked on the On The Run Tour back in 2014.
  • When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • Time: Doors 5:30 pm
  • Where: BC Place
  • Tickets: Online

Jessie J

Jessie J

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  • What: Jessie J—the multiplatinum-selling artist behind hits like “Price Tag,” “Domino” and “Bang Bang” comes to Vancouver with guests Ro James.
  • When: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $45-$49

Amanda Sum with Amy Blake

  • What: A night of folksy/jazzy/poppy music played by Amanda Sum. Accompanied by her guitar and keyboard, Amanda will share some of her originals and put some twists on recognizable tunes. Featuring singer-songwriter Amy Blake
  • When: Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $5 to $10

Lil Dicky

  • What: Multi-platinum selling artist Lil Dicky is on the road with his international fall headline tour, “Life Lessons with Lil Dicky”. Featuring special guests Mustard and Oliver Tree.
  • When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
  • Where: PNE Forum – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $50

Brothers Osborne

  • What: John and TJ Osborne recently won CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” for the second year in a row in addition to “Music Video of the Year” for their Top 10, three-time GRAMMY-nominated single “It Ain’t My Fault.” They also stand as the reigning ACM “Vocal Duo of the Year” and “New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year.”
  • When: Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
  • Tickets: Online

Jeff Martin

  • What: Jeff Martin, frontman for The Tea Party and Revelator, brings his West Coast tour to Imperial with special guests.
  • When: Friday, October 19, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: Imperial Vancouver – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25

East Van Opry 2018

  • What: Now in its sixth year, East Van Opry features a talented and eclectic mix of Vancouver musicians performing their hearts out.
  • When: Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
    Tickets: Online, $24


  • What: BANNERS’ music is at once haunting and hopeful. His song “Start A Riot” has generated over 50 million Spotify streams, while his recent single “Someone To You” has reached the number one position at Alt Nation.
  • When: 
  • Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

  • What: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya is a multi-instrumentalist composer, producer, and performer. His musical identity was forged in the DIY community of Chicago. His relentless participation in numerous musical projects bridged genres and created inroads between scenes. Featuring special guest Sen Morimoto.
  • When: Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
  • Where: The Biltmore – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $13

Simple Minds

Simple Minds

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  • What: Scottish rockers Simple Minds bring their Walk Between Worlds Tour to Vancouver at the Orpheum.
  • When: Monday, October 29, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online
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