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Music

Home-grown performers, a wealth of concert venues and a surprisingly diverse array of annual festivals mean Vancouver has one of Canada's most vibrant live music scenes. 

Among the city's leading venues for pop and rock is the Commodore Ballroom, ranked one of the top-10-most-influential clubs in North America by Billboard Magazine.  More into arena anthems?  Rogers Arena and BC Place, the two substantial stadiums in downtown Vancouver, host concerts for large-scale, international musical stars from Lady Gaga to U2. 

Meanwhile, classical enthusiasts can take in performances by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the vintage 1927 Orpheum Theatre or see the latest works of the Vancouver Opera during its October-May season at the ultra-modern, 2,700-seat Queen Elizabeth Theatre. 

The city also boasts some serious local talent.  Sarah McLachlan, the inimitable Michael Buble and Bif Naked all call Vancouver home.  Jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall hails from just across the water on Vancouver Island.  And a thriving indie scene means neighbourhood bars and clubs are filled with the next big thing seven nights a week. 

For music fans, the highlight of the year is Vancouver's summer festival season.  The Vancouver International Jazz Festival brings in big-name international acts for 10 straight days of free and paid live performances around the city.  Folk lovers get their fill at the weekend-long Folk Music Festival, staged in an idyllic setting along the ocean at Jericho Beach. Finally, the Early Music Festival offers up two weeks of live period music and workshops.

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2017 Chutzpah!PLUS presents Birds Sing A Pretty Song

  • May 13 - May 14
  • The Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre
  • 950 W 41st Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: A Heart in Winter

  • May 30 - June 04
  • Waterfront Theatre
  • 1412 Cartwright St
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Aché Brasil

  • May 29 - June 04
  • Performance Works & Revue Stage
  • 1218 Cartwright St & 1601 Johnston Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Afrique en Cirque

  • May 29 - June 04
  • Granville Island Stage
  • 1585 Johnston St
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Birthday Party

  • May 28 - May 28
  • Performance Works & Revue Stage
  • 1218 Cartwright St & 1601 Johnston Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Charlotte Diamond

  • June 04 - June 04
  • Carousel Studio
  • 1411 Cartwright St
    Vancouver, BC
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Clancy and the Wild Moccassins

  • May 29 - June 03
  • Performance Works and Revue Stage
  • 1218 Cartwright St & 1601 Johnston Street
    Vancouver, BC
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Fred and Friends

  • June 03 - June 03
  • Granville Island Stage
  • 1585 Johnston St
    Vancouver, BC
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Fred Penner

  • May 30 - June 02
  • Granville Island Stage
  • 1585 Johnston St
    Vancouver, BC
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Grug and the Rainbow

  • May 30 - June 04
  • Performance Works
  • 1218 Cartwright St
    Vancouver, BC
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Le groupe Swing

  • May 29 - June 02
  • Revue Stage
  • 1601 Johnston Street
    Vancouver, BC
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Pulse

  • May 29 - June 04
  • Studio 1398
  • 1398 Cartwright Street
    Vancouver, BC
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Ruploops

  • May 29 - June 03
  • Waterfront Theatre
  • 1412 Cartwright St
    Vancouver, BC
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: The Canada Show

  • May 29 - June 03
  • Revue Stage
  • 1601 Johnston St
    Vancouver, BC
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: The Itch of the Golden Nit

  • May 29 - June 04
  • Carousel Studio
  • 1411 Cartwright St
    Vancouver, BC
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Variety Show

  • June 03 - June 03
  • Granville Island Stage
  • 1585 Johnston St
    Vancouver, BC
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival:National Film Board – Animated Shorts

  • May 29 - June 04
  • Carousel Studio
  • 1411 Cartwright St
    Vancouver, BC
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Chor Leoni Men's Choir presents MANELY/FUN

  • June 19 - June 26
  • Bard on the Beach
  • Vanier Park
    Vancouver, BC
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Cyrilika Slavic Chamber Choir presents ECLECTICA

  • May 14 - May 14
  • Vancouver Playhouse
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
  • Admission: Adult $30.00 / Children 12 and under $15.00
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Elektra Women's Choir presents Shining Light: A Celebration of Women Composers

  • May 13 - May 13
  • Ryerson United Church
  • 2195 W. 45th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: $15-$35
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Enchor presents What's In a Name?

  • June 02 - June 02
  • Ryerson United Church
  • 2205 W. 45th Ave.
    Vancouver, BC V6M 2J3
  • Admission: $20.00
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Vancouver Chopin Society presents Sergei Babayan

  • May 28 - May 28
  • Vancouver Playhouse
  • Dunsmuir at Georgia
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
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2017 Khatsahlano! Music + Art Festival

  • July 08 - July 08
  • West 4th Avenue from Burrard Street to Macdonald Street
  • 202 - 1857 West 4th Ave
    Vancouver, BC V6J 1M4
  • Admission: FREE
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40th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival

  • July 14 - July 16
  • Jericho Beach Park
  • 3941 Point Grey Rd
    Vancouver, BC V6R 1B5
  • Admission: $45.00 - $155.00
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Bard on the Beach: Operas and Arias The Barber of Seville

  • August 28 - September 04
  • Vanier Park
  • Vancouver , BC
  • Admission: $20.00 - $55.00
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