Live music

Sharry Mann in the music video for “Shakti Water,” posted in March to The Maple Music channel on YouTube.

Punjabi singer Sharry Mann coming to Surrey’s Bell for May concert

Later this spring, Diljit Dosanjh is set to perform at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena

Sharry Mann in the music video for “Shakti Water,” posted in March to The Maple Music channel on YouTube.
Brandon Isaak and the Saints of Swing will be among upcoming bands at Club 240 Friday night dances. (File photo)

Friday night dances return to South Surrey’s Club 240

Bands offer a mix of styles ranging from roots to R&B

Brandon Isaak and the Saints of Swing will be among upcoming bands at Club 240 Friday night dances. (File photo)
Canadian band Our Lady Peace will tour to B.C. cities this spring. (Submitted photo)

Holograms help power Our Lady Peace tour that includes Vancouver concert this spring

Alt-rock band touts ‘intersection of music and technology’ in partnership with ARHT Media

Canadian band Our Lady Peace will tour to B.C. cities this spring. (Submitted photo)
Rock band Dear Rouge performs at Surrey’s Party for the Planet festival in 2014, in celebration of Earth Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s new ARC program aims to give musicians the tools to build sustainable careers

Applications from B.C.-based musicians now welcomed, with 15 to be picked for program’s first round

Rock band Dear Rouge performs at Surrey’s Party for the Planet festival in 2014, in celebration of Earth Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
Conductor Boris Brott in a photo posted by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra ahead of its “A Tribute to Ukraine” benefit concert, April 20 at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre.

VSO’s ‘A Tribute to Ukraine’ benefit concert now pays tribute to conductor killed on a Hamilton street

Boris Brott died Tuesday in Ontario city, two weeks before April 20 concert in Vancouver

Conductor Boris Brott in a photo posted by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra ahead of its “A Tribute to Ukraine” benefit concert, April 20 at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre.
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Soul Purpose, whose playlist includes everything from Motown and R & B to today's top-40 hits, will play at Ocean Park Hall on Friday, April 8. (Contributed photo)

Concerts, playlets, call for entertainers return

Semiahmoo Peninsula entertainment events coming up

Soul Purpose, whose playlist includes everything from Motown and R & B to today's top-40 hits, will play at Ocean Park Hall on Friday, April 8. (Contributed photo)
The Mekaal Hasan Band performs during the 2016 Surrey Fusion Festival, held at Holland Park. (File photo)

Win $1,200 ‘Live Music for Year’ prize (concert tickets) by taking Surrey Music Strategy survey

Since October, the City of Surrey has consulted the community about its Music Strategy

The Mekaal Hasan Band performs during the 2016 Surrey Fusion Festival, held at Holland Park. (File photo)
The Washboard Union performs during the 2018 Gone Country benefit concert, to return to Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale on July 23, for the first time since 2019. The 2020 and 2021 events were postponed due to the pandemic. (Photo: Facebook.com/TwinsCancerFundraising)

Gone since 2019, and long sold out, Surrey cancer concert to return in summer facing new challenges

Organizers of Gone Country deal with increased production costs ahead of July 23 event in Cloverdale

The Washboard Union performs during the 2018 Gone Country benefit concert, to return to Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale on July 23, for the first time since 2019. The 2020 and 2021 events were postponed due to the pandemic. (Photo: Facebook.com/TwinsCancerFundraising)
Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.

Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker headline summer’s Rockin River Fest in flood-hit Merritt

‘Now more than ever, we need things to be excited about,’ city’s mayor says

Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.
Tiller’s Folly’s new line-up of Nolan Murray, Eric Reed, Bruce Coughlan and Laurence Knight, (pictured with occasional sideman Mike Sanyshyn, second from right), will appear for two shows at Blue Frog Studios on March 17. Contributed photo.
Tiller’s Folly’s new line-up of Nolan Murray, Eric Reed, Bruce Coughlan and Laurence Knight, (pictured with occasional sideman Mike Sanyshyn, second from right), will appear for two shows at Blue Frog Studios on March 17. Contributed photo.
Michelle Reid performs in the Shania Twain tribute band “Totally Twain.” (Photo submitted: Michelle Reid)

‘Totally Twain’ to play Cloverdale Legion in April

Tribute performance will include ‘toe tapping and hand clapping fun’

Michelle Reid performs in the Shania Twain tribute band “Totally Twain.” (Photo submitted: Michelle Reid)
Gina Williams will sing at Surrey’s Northwood United Church this coming Sunday afternoon, March 13. (Photo: ginawilliams.com)

‘Ukraine Benefit Concert’ in Surrey to feature gospel singer who has toured the country

Gina Williams to sing Sunday afternoon (March 13) at Fleetwood’s Northwood United Church

Gina Williams will sing at Surrey’s Northwood United Church this coming Sunday afternoon, March 13. (Photo: ginawilliams.com)
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Dancers at the 2017 FVDED in the Park music festival at Holland Park in Surrey. (File photo: Gord Goble)
Dancers at the 2017 FVDED in the Park music festival at Holland Park in Surrey. (File photo: Gord Goble)
Rock band Trigger Mafia will be featured during the Hell or High Water benefit concert and day-long telethon on Sunday, March 13. Later, the band will be playing its first live show at Vancouver’s Roxy Cabaret, on April 1. (File photo)

‘Hell or High Water’ concert and telethon to involve Surrey-area musicians and studio March 13

Evening live concert at Mission’s Clarke Theatre to be livestreamed by Hubcast Studios in Surrey

Rock band Trigger Mafia will be featured during the Hell or High Water benefit concert and day-long telethon on Sunday, March 13. Later, the band will be playing its first live show at Vancouver’s Roxy Cabaret, on April 1. (File photo)
The Dan Hare-led band Centrefield performed the music of CCR and John Fogerty during a Langley Charitable Nights series dinner/dance event at George Preston Recreation Centre on Saturday, Feb. 26. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Dinner/concert nights get people dancing for charities at Langley’s George Preston rec centre

‘We know it will be popular. It’s a great meal with great music, you can’t lose,’ organizer says

The Dan Hare-led band Centrefield performed the music of CCR and John Fogerty during a Langley Charitable Nights series dinner/dance event at George Preston Recreation Centre on Saturday, Feb. 26. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Rich Robinson (left) and Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes.

The Black Crowes announce stop at Abbotsford Centre

Show on Sunday, July 17 part of Shake Your Money Maker Tour

Rich Robinson (left) and Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes.
Motley Crüe, shown here in 2012, returns on tour this year with Def Leppard and others, with a concert at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium on Sept. 2. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Big concerts are back in B.C. as several bands announce 2022 dates in Vancouver, other cities

Announced Thursday was a Mötley Crüe/Def Leppard show at B.C. Place Stadium in September

Motley Crüe, shown here in 2012, returns on tour this year with Def Leppard and others, with a concert at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium on Sept. 2. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
A few of the food truck festival attendees at Cloverdale Fairgrounds five years ago, in April 2017. (File photo)
A few of the food truck festival attendees at Cloverdale Fairgrounds five years ago, in April 2017. (File photo)
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