Live music

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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Surrey series brings performances ‘Out of the Vault’ for online viewing in February

‘Digital Stage’ again for Surrey Civic Theatres with concerts, theatre

Krystle dos Santos
The band Stickman at Surrey’s White Hart Pub in 2021. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey pub operators expand to Gastown with The Hart, with live music planned

‘We are doing a few months of renovations and aim to open in late April/early May’

The band Stickman at Surrey’s White Hart Pub in 2021. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Surrey Christian School "Rockademy" students perform music during the latest Rock Fest concert, posted on YouTube (screenshot)

In ‘School of Rock’ style, Surrey students sing anti-war songs in another ‘Rockademy’ concert

Some Surrey students have their own “School of Rock”-like teacher. Moses Myung…

Surrey Christian School "Rockademy" students perform music during the latest Rock Fest concert, posted on YouTube (screenshot)
Actor/comedian Mary Walsh is now scheduled to perform at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Oct. 29, following the postponement of her February show there. (Submitted photo)

Surrey shows being cancelled or postponed due to health, capacity concerns

‘Artists (have) some very grave and legitimate concerns about travelling at this time,’ manager of performing arts says

Actor/comedian Mary Walsh is now scheduled to perform at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Oct. 29, following the postponement of her February show there. (Submitted photo)
Actor and poet Michelle Porter is one of the creators of the upcoming Poetry & Piano show running Feb. 12 and 13 at Peninsula Productions'  black box theatre in White Rock's Centennial Park. Contributed photo

White Rock live show offers a pre-Valentine’s treat

Poetry meets piano in limited-audience Peninsula Productions show

Actor and poet Michelle Porter is one of the creators of the upcoming Poetry & Piano show running Feb. 12 and 13 at Peninsula Productions'  black box theatre in White Rock's Centennial Park. Contributed photo
Bergmann Piano Duo. (File photo)

‘Oboe d’amour’ concert to kick off Winter Shows series in Surrey, with some changes

Event planners have opted to omit the usual pre-concert social hour Feb. 3 at Surrey Arts Centre

Bergmann Piano Duo. (File photo)
The Vancouver Island country music festival Sunfest has been postponed the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)

Canadian Live Music Association aims for clarity with live event regulations guide

Each province’s rules for live event gatherings is explored in detail in online guide

The Vancouver Island country music festival Sunfest has been postponed the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Citizen file)
Saanich residents Reb Stevenson (left) and Billy Reid are the duo behind Pancake Manor, a successful children’s YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy of Reb Stevenson)

B.C. duo drops new kids’ music as Youtube videos close in on 2 billion views

Duo behind Pancake Manor releasing their eighth children’s album this week

Saanich residents Reb Stevenson (left) and Billy Reid are the duo behind Pancake Manor, a successful children’s YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy of Reb Stevenson)