10 concerts in Vancouver to check out this September

Aug 25 2018, 7:09 pm

Sing along to your favourite songs at these 10 great concerts happening around Vancouver in September. There’s SKOOKUM 2018, Childish Gambino, and more to check out.

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

Portugal. The Man and Broken Social Scene

  • What: Portugal. The Man and Broken Social Scene are taking over the main stage at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, with special guests.
  • When: Saturday, September 1, 2018
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Park – 6450 Deer Lake Drive, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Starting at $59.50 – Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Vancouver Fringe Bar

  • What: For the 11 days of the Vancouver Fringe, the Fringe Bar features a variety of local bands and artists each night. Acts include Ponytails on September 6, Harlequin Gold on September 9, and Kimmortal on September 13.
  • When: Thursday, September 6 to Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Time: 6 pm to late from Monday to Friday, and 1 pm to late on Saturday and Sunday
  • Where: Ocean Art Works on Granville Island
  • Admission: Free


  • What: The inaugural three-day festival is the result of a collaboration between BRANDLIVE and Virgin Mobile. More than 50 performances will take place over the course of the festival from The Killers to Florence + The Machine to Metric and more, accompanied by live art installations, gourmet culinary experiences, and some of BC’s best wines and craft beer.
  • When: Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Brockton Field in Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online as of Friday, April 20, starting at $114

Frank Turner

  • What: Frank Turner will be making a stop in Vancouver on a 2018 world tour in support of his latest album, Be More Kind.
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $39.50 to $44.50

Sam Smith

  • What: Grammy Award-winner Sam Smith is touring in support of his sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All. The album’s first single “Too good at goodbyes” has already been a global hit, and debuted at number one on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart.
  • When: Monday, September 10, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

AQUA Rewind Tour

  • What: On their first-ever Canadian tour titled The Rewind Tour, the 90s pop group will be performing a concert at the Abbotsford Centre. Joining the ‘Barbie Girl’ singers on tour for the ultimate throwback concert will be Canadian favourites Prozzäk and ‘Saturday Night’ hitmaker Whigfield.
  • When: Monday, September 10, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre -33800 King Road, Abbotsford
  • Tickets: $49, $59, $69, $89 (incl. GST) – Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Westward Music Festival 2018

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  • What: The second annual festival will be taking over downtown Vancouver with concerts led by artists like British singer-songwriter, composer, and producer, Blood Orange, two-time Grammy-nominee Kali Uchis, critically-acclaimed pop star Kelela, and YouTube sensation Poppy.
  • When: Thursday, September 13 to Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Multiple locations in downtown Vancouver
    Tickets: Available via WestwardFestTicketFly, and in person at Red Cat Records, Vancouver

Leon Bridges

  • What: Grammy Award-nominated Leon Bridges will be performing at the PNE Amphitheatre as part of his 2018 headline, Good Thing Tour, ahead of the release of his sophomore album, Good Thing. Supporting artists include Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Khruangbin, and Masego.
  • When: Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: PNE Amphitheatre – East, 2901 East Hastings Street
  • Tickets: $55 – Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Amy Shark

  • What: Australian iindie-pop singer-songwriter and producer Amy Shark comes to Vancouver on her Love Monster tour.
  • When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: Imperial Vancouver – 319 Main St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20 plus fees

Childish Gambino

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  • What: The incredible Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning, multi-talented recording artist, actor, and producer will be on tour with special guest Rae Sremmurd.
  • When: Sunday, September 30, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm/Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena
  • Tickets: via Ticketmaster, $59.50, $89.50, and $139.50.
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