Live music

Langley Ukulele Ensemble host its first live concerts on Friday at the Bez Arts Hub. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Uke concerts mark 40 years of music

First time since Christmas 2019, Langley Ukulele Ensemble performs in anniversary celebration

 

Graham Ord and his band will be performing live Saturday night at the Bez Arts Hub in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Bez Arts Hub announces a ‘slow start to LIVE’

A Langley arts centre kicks off live music with limited capacity shows

 

The Brad Turner Trio is performing on Sunday, Oct. 24 at Langley Community Music School, to kick off the start of his artist in residence year at his alma mater. The jazz musician is sharing his music as part of the Cafe Classico concerts. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Jazz master Brad Turner kicks off artist residency with a concert Sunday

This celebrated composer plays piano, trumpet, drums, and will now share with Langley music students

 

Langley Community Music School will be kicking off our Concerts Café Classico series with the Aurora Piano Trio on Sunday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Music instructors, alum spotlighted in first two Langley concerts

Langley Community Music School kicks off its Sunday afternoon series this weekend

Langley Community Music School will be kicking off our Concerts Café Classico series with the Aurora Piano Trio on Sunday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Summerset Nights, a scaled back version of the Fort Langley music festival, was held at Trading Post with live evening performances held Aug. 27 to 29. (Lindsey Blane/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Summerset organizers grateful for live music event – albeit scaled back

Fort Langley 3-day music festival toned down due to COVID, but ramping up for 2022

Summerset Nights, a scaled back version of the Fort Langley music festival, was held at Trading Post with live evening performances held Aug. 27 to 29. (Lindsey Blane/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Tractorgrease owner Jeff Bonner is closing his live music venue in September due to debt incurred during the pandemic, despite it being a “highly successful” business, he said. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Highly successful’ live music venue in Chilliwack closing as result of pandemic, says owner

Debt incurred throughout pandemic too much for Tractorgrease, supporter starts fundraiser to help

Tractorgrease owner Jeff Bonner is closing his live music venue in September due to debt incurred during the pandemic, despite it being a “highly successful” business, he said. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Mad Jazz performed for residents of the Langley Lodge seniors residence on Monday, Aug. 8. as part of an initiative to bring free concerts to seniors during the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley seniors serenaded with classic tunes

Mad Jazz trio performed as part of initiative to bring free concerts to seniors during pandemic

Mad Jazz performed for residents of the Langley Lodge seniors residence on Monday, Aug. 8. as part of an initiative to bring free concerts to seniors during the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A scene from the 1985 movie “Back to The Future,” which stars Burnaby-raised Michael J. Fox (left) and Christopher Lloyd.

‘Back to the Future’ movie/concert for VSO in ‘return to full audiences’ at Orpheum Theatre

Four concerts to open orchestra’s 2021-22 concert season, starting Sept. 18

A scene from the 1985 movie “Back to The Future,” which stars Burnaby-raised Michael J. Fox (left) and Christopher Lloyd.
Vancouver singer-songwriter David Capper performed Saturday afternoon, July 17, at Langley City’s McBurney Plaza. The first outdoor concert in under new drinking rules was declared a ‘huge success’ (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: First outdoor concert McBurney Plaza in Langley City under new drinking rules declared ‘huge success’

No incidents at concert, part of Pick Up Picnics by Downtown Langley Business Association

Vancouver singer-songwriter David Capper performed Saturday afternoon, July 17, at Langley City’s McBurney Plaza. The first outdoor concert in under new drinking rules was declared a ‘huge success’ (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A mini summer series kicks off this weekend at Langley Community Music School featuring West Coast Chamber Music, followed by a second live concert on July 25 featuring the school’s own Rose Gellert String Quartet. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

TODAY: Live concerts return to Langley music school

Rose Gellert hall fills with the sounds of music again as it host a few in-person shows this summer

A mini summer series kicks off this weekend at Langley Community Music School featuring West Coast Chamber Music, followed by a second live concert on July 25 featuring the school’s own Rose Gellert String Quartet. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver singer-songwriter David Capper will be performing Saturday afternoon, July 17, at Langley City’s McBurney Plaza from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Facebook)

VIDEO: David Capper to play McBurney Plaza in Langley City this Saturday

Singer-songwriter set to give two-hour concert as part of Pick Up Picnic initiative

Vancouver singer-songwriter David Capper will be performing Saturday afternoon, July 17, at Langley City’s McBurney Plaza from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Facebook)
Langley-based musician Dallas Smith, pictured during the “One Night in the Valley” fundraiser at Cloverdale Agriplex in 2019, will headline the Lifted Hotel Festival in Vancouver this September. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Langley-based musician Dallas Smith, pictured during the “One Night in the Valley” fundraiser at Cloverdale Agriplex in 2019, will headline the Lifted Hotel Festival in Vancouver this September. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

Merritt country music festival’s ‘crazy-ass scene’ recalled in photographer’s new book

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)
Helen Austin performing with Trent Freeman at the 2018 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Austin is one of the many performers listed for the 2021 event.

Vancouver Island MusicFest goes virtual for 2021

Black Press to stream 25 hours of programming July 9-11

Helen Austin performing with Trent Freeman at the 2018 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Austin is one of the many performers listed for the 2021 event.
Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)

B.C. performing arts groups could see gradual return of live events

Round table between Dr. Bonnie Henry and arts groups gives rise to cautious optimism

Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)
Frequent buskers Johnny Bomblast, left, and Dave Harris perform in front of Munro’s Books on Government Street. The roommates recently completed a new album of original material entitled Clouds. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

VIDEO: Not even a pandemic can keep a good B.C. street musician down

Buskers ‘One Man Band’ Dave Harris and Johnny Bomblast team up to record pandemic-inspired album

Frequent buskers Johnny Bomblast, left, and Dave Harris perform in front of Munro’s Books on Government Street. The roommates recently completed a new album of original material entitled Clouds. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
The Weeknd.

The Weeknd details pair of Vancouver concert dates to launch 2022 world tour

Toronto-born ‘Blinding Lights’ singer showcased during Super Bowl

The Weeknd.
Vancouver’s Blonde Diamond is one of dozens of B.C. bands who received a SoundON grant during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lauren Zbarsky photo)

$500,000 more funds available to struggling B.C. musicians amid COVID pandemic

Successful applicants will receive $5,000 SoundOn grants in as early as a month

Vancouver’s Blonde Diamond is one of dozens of B.C. bands who received a SoundON grant during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lauren Zbarsky photo)
BC Place Stadium in a photo posted to cisc-icca.ca.

Roof of BC Place a stage for performers during online music festival

‘This will be the first time any artists have performed from the 204-foot iconic Vancouver rooftop’

BC Place Stadium in a photo posted to cisc-icca.ca.
Brandon Isaak with two of the “mini-legends” he’s made of clay. “But I do not just do musicians or legends,” says the Surrey-area musician. “I did a series of hobos and the guy in my one hand is Homesick Joe. In the other hand a commissioned piece of Bob Marley.” (submitted photo: Cindy Mae)

Surrey musician’s clay ‘Mini-Legends’ make the most of pandemic’s quiet days and nights

‘It’s actually turned out to be quite a booming little business,’ says Brandon ‘Yukon Slim’ Isaak

Brandon Isaak with two of the “mini-legends” he’s made of clay. “But I do not just do musicians or legends,” says the Surrey-area musician. “I did a series of hobos and the guy in my one hand is Homesick Joe. In the other hand a commissioned piece of Bob Marley.” (submitted photo: Cindy Mae)