Live music

Violin soloist Luni Li, 8, plays Vivaldi’s Spring from the Four Seasons concerto with members of the White Rock City Orchestra June 4 at Memorial Park. (Markus Kislig photo)

White Rock City Orchestra returns with waterfront concert

Well-attended event featured guest violin soloist Luna Li

Violin soloist Luni Li, 8, plays Vivaldi’s Spring from the Four Seasons concerto with members of the White Rock City Orchestra June 4 at Memorial Park. (Markus Kislig photo)
Photo posted to Car Free Day Surrey’s website, carfree.ca.
Photo posted to Car Free Day Surrey’s website, carfree.ca.
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New music festival brings The Offspring, Mother Mother, other bands to Ambleside Park waterfront

Weekend passes now sold for the 3-day Ambleside Music Festival

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The annual Long, Long Table dinner returns to Surrey Civic Plaza on Tuesday, June 28. (Photo: facebook.com/DowntownSurreyBIA)

Long, Long Table and Surrey Fest events return downtown on 2 dates in June

Downtown Surrey BIA also plans a Community Conversation on how to support LGBTQ2SIA+ youth

The annual Long, Long Table dinner returns to Surrey Civic Plaza on Tuesday, June 28. (Photo: facebook.com/DowntownSurreyBIA)
White Rock City Orchestra maestra Paula DeWit (centre) solos on trumpet in a recent video by the orchestra, backed by percussionist Dominique Bernath and bassist and WRCO president Peter Koyander. (Video screen shot)

White Rock City Orchestra plays Saturday

Free concert June 4 at Memorial Park Plaza on Marine Drive

White Rock City Orchestra maestra Paula DeWit (centre) solos on trumpet in a recent video by the orchestra, backed by percussionist Dominique Bernath and bassist and WRCO president Peter Koyander. (Video screen shot)
The touring production “Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic” hits Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Thursday, June 16, with Dominic Warren (left) singing Freddie Mercury’s parts and Rusty Red playing Brian May’s guitar riffs. (Submitted photo)

Queen show coming to Surrey with ‘spectacle’ and ‘energy’ of band’s landmark 1986 London concert

Canadian tour postponed by COVID a couple times before 36-date run of theatres this spring/summer

The touring production “Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic” hits Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Thursday, June 16, with Dominic Warren (left) singing Freddie Mercury’s parts and Rusty Red playing Brian May’s guitar riffs. (Submitted photo)
Surrey-based Aequitas Singers will perform a “Finding Colours in the Grey” concert Saturday, June 18 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall. The choir rehearses Tuesday evenings at David Brankin Elementary in Whalley. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Finding Colours in the Grey’ concert amplifies Surrey’s Aequitas Singers following Zoom adventures

‘Ironically, we actually gained members during COVID,’ choir member says ahead of June 18 showcase

Surrey-based Aequitas Singers will perform a “Finding Colours in the Grey” concert Saturday, June 18 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall. The choir rehearses Tuesday evenings at David Brankin Elementary in Whalley. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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OneRepublic, Steven Page to entertain Lions fans before CFL team’s first game June 11

‘Backyard Block Party’ among highlights as the football team kicks off 68th season

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Quilts by the Marvelous Makers group to support Ukraine, and displaced Ukrainians, as displayed at White Rock Library during May. Contributed photo
Quilts by the Marvelous Makers group to support Ukraine, and displaced Ukrainians, as displayed at White Rock Library during May. Contributed photo
Drag performers sing “We Are Family” at the 2020 Surrey Pride festival at Central City Plaza. The 2022 festival returns there on Saturday, June 25. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

In June, Pride Month events in Surrey lead up to festival at Central City plaza

Music, movies, drag shows, a Pride history talk, bingo and more at sites around Surrey

Drag performers sing “We Are Family” at the 2020 Surrey Pride festival at Central City Plaza. The 2022 festival returns there on Saturday, June 25. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Music from “Naruto” is featured in a “Music of Anime” concert performed by Surrey City Orchestra, June 5 at Surrey Arts Centre.
Music from “Naruto” is featured in a “Music of Anime” concert performed by Surrey City Orchestra, June 5 at Surrey Arts Centre.
Electro-rock band Bob Moses performs at Malkin Bowl in Vancouver on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Vancouver homecoming for electro-pop band Bob Moses, whose ‘Love Brand New’ is a hit

Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance were happy to be ‘home’ at Malkin Bowl last Saturday night

Electro-rock band Bob Moses performs at Malkin Bowl in Vancouver on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Indie folk band The Crescent Sky will collaborate with Common Sound Women’s Choir on a concert of the band’s original songs, June 11 at 7 p.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in South Surrey. Contributed photo

Band, choir team for South Surrey concert

Crescent Sky and Common Sound to appear at Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Indie folk band The Crescent Sky will collaborate with Common Sound Women’s Choir on a concert of the band’s original songs, June 11 at 7 p.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in South Surrey. Contributed photo
The Arkells in a photo posted to the band’s website (arkellsmusic.com).
The Arkells in a photo posted to the band’s website (arkellsmusic.com).
Tom Lavin and the Legendary Powder Blues will be headlining the White Rock Jazz & Blues Festival, beginning June 10. (File Photo)

White Rock Jazz and Blues festival set for June 10-12

Free outdoor, ticketed indoor performances planned for inaugural event

Tom Lavin and the Legendary Powder Blues will be headlining the White Rock Jazz & Blues Festival, beginning June 10. (File Photo)
The band The War on Drugs, shown performing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last year, will headline this summer’s Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival, on Aug. 6. (Photo: thewarondrugs.net)

Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival returns in August with The War on Drugs, Kathleen Edwards

Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene among other concerts announced by Live Nation Entertainment

The band The War on Drugs, shown performing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last year, will headline this summer’s Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival, on Aug. 6. (Photo: thewarondrugs.net)
Guitarist Martin Barre in photo posted to his website, martinbarre.com.
Guitarist Martin Barre in photo posted to his website, martinbarre.com.
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The Semiahmoo Secondary Grade 12 Jazz Band with director Dagan Lowe (at right) will join with counterparts from Nanaimo’s Wellington Secondary in a North Vancouver concert this Friday. Contributed photo

Young jazz musicians from Surrey and Nanaimo meet as concert collaborators

North Vancouver show this Friday features Semiahmoo and Wellington Secondaries

The Semiahmoo Secondary Grade 12 Jazz Band with director Dagan Lowe (at right) will join with counterparts from Nanaimo’s Wellington Secondary in a North Vancouver concert this Friday. Contributed photo
“The Comic Strippers” improv-comedy show features fictitious male stripper troupe, on Friday, May 6 at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey. For tickets and info, call 604-507-6355 or visit bellperformingartscentre.com. (Submitted photo)
“The Comic Strippers” improv-comedy show features fictitious male stripper troupe, on Friday, May 6 at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey. For tickets and info, call 604-507-6355 or visit bellperformingartscentre.com. (Submitted photo)
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