Live music

Pat Chessell is a Celtic-Canadian” musician based in Surrey. (photo: patchessell.bandcamp.com)

Canadian Folk Music Awards nomination a first for Surrey’s Pat Chessell

‘I hope to make the awards show this April in Prince Edward Island,’ the musician says

Pat Chessell is a Celtic-Canadian” musician based in Surrey. (photo: patchessell.bandcamp.com)
Singer Krystle Dos Santos will perform a free online concert during 2021 BC Culture Days, from Oct. 8-15 as part of the Surrey series. (Photo: culturedays.ca)

Surrey’s ‘Culture Days’ series mixes in-person, online events starting Sept. 24

Month-long BC Culture Days celebration marks 12th anniversary this year

Singer Krystle Dos Santos will perform a free online concert during 2021 BC Culture Days, from Oct. 8-15 as part of the Surrey series. (Photo: culturedays.ca)
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The owners of Blue Frog Studios say Monday’s announcement of a vaccine ‘passport’ for non-essential activities, including concerts, has already led to a number of cancellations among ticket-holders. (File photo)

White Rock concert ticket-holders cancelling plans following vaccine ‘passport’ announcement

Blue Frog Studios owners chafe at ‘new level of administration’

The owners of Blue Frog Studios say Monday’s announcement of a vaccine ‘passport’ for non-essential activities, including concerts, has already led to a number of cancellations among ticket-holders. (File photo)
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)
Dancers at the 2017 FVDED in the Park music festival at Holland Park in Surrey. (File photo: Gord Goble)

Surrey’s FVDED music festival moves to Vancouver venues for 2021

September dates planned at PNE concert site and nightclubs

Dancers at the 2017 FVDED in the Park music festival at Holland Park in Surrey. (File photo: Gord Goble)
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In hotel penthouse where legends slept, Surrey blues musician created ‘Modern Primitive’

‘There were spirits of the greats with us while we were recording,’ recalls Brandon Isaak’s musical partner

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Surrey-based band Celestial Ruin features, from left to right, bass player Mike Dagenais, drummer Adam Todd, vocalist Larissa Dawn and guitar player Marcus Carey. (submitted photo)

Fiery new video helps reignite hard-rock band Celestial Ruin, with Surrey roots

The decade-old quartet continues in ‘restart’ mode that began in 2019, prior to the pandemic

Surrey-based band Celestial Ruin features, from left to right, bass player Mike Dagenais, drummer Adam Todd, vocalist Larissa Dawn and guitar player Marcus Carey. (submitted photo)
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)
The Beauty Shop Dolls sing at Hawthorne Park on Aug. 26, as part of the sold-out Sounds of Summer concert series. (File photo)

Sold-out Sounds of Summer concerts start Thursday in Surrey

Meantime, Surrey’s Summer POP! series of ‘performances outdoors in parks’ continues until Sept. 12

The Beauty Shop Dolls sing at Hawthorne Park on Aug. 26, as part of the sold-out Sounds of Summer concert series. (File photo)
Musician Alexis Lynn will perform at Vault Restaurant in Cloverdale Aug. 21 as part of the Cloverdale Arts & Entertainment Association’s August music initiative. (Photo submitted)

Live music comes to Cloverdale sidewalks

Arts Entertainment Association hosting music venues outside local shops

Musician Alexis Lynn will perform at Vault Restaurant in Cloverdale Aug. 21 as part of the Cloverdale Arts & Entertainment Association’s August music initiative. (Photo submitted)
Jen and Bill Haggerty stand outside their record shop, Elevated Music, in Cloverdale. The Haggertys opened the store nearly a year ago and are holding a one-year anniversary celebration and sale at the store Aug. 14. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Jen and Bill Haggerty stand outside their record shop, Elevated Music, in Cloverdale. The Haggertys opened the store nearly a year ago and are holding a one-year anniversary celebration and sale at the store Aug. 14. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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.
RCA Records presented a Tribute to Ray McAuley at the Newton Inn in February 1980, featuring an all-star band of B.C. Country Music Association members JC Cadeau, Gerry Hughes, Perry Mann, Ed Molyski, Norman Jones, Mark Telford and Jess Less. Admission was $3. The tribute concert is recalled in a book by Surrey resident Ray Ramsay, “Promo Monkey: My Life as a Bellhop in the Waldord Hysteria.” (Photo courtesy Ray Ramsay)
RCA Records presented a Tribute to Ray McAuley at the Newton Inn in February 1980, featuring an all-star band of B.C. Country Music Association members JC Cadeau, Gerry Hughes, Perry Mann, Ed Molyski, Norman Jones, Mark Telford and Jess Less. Admission was $3. The tribute concert is recalled in a book by Surrey resident Ray Ramsay, “Promo Monkey: My Life as a Bellhop in the Waldord Hysteria.” (Photo courtesy Ray Ramsay)
Attractive Distraction Framing and Gallery in White Rock will present its First 2nd Annual Opening and Art Show on Friday evening. (Unsplash photo)

White Rock gallery plans First 2nd Opening and Art Show July 16

Wine, poutine, live music and original art on the menu

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Attractive Distraction Framing and Gallery in White Rock will present its First 2nd Annual Opening and Art Show on Friday evening. (Unsplash photo)
The band Crescent Sky in a photo posted to thecrescentsky.com.

Backyard concerts in Surrey promise ‘Summer Delight’ nights for Christmas on the Peninsula

Outdoor evening shows planned July 23-24 at home near Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest

The band Crescent Sky in a photo posted to thecrescentsky.com.
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)

‘Mountain’ memories: Surrey photog’s book recalls ‘crazy-ass scene’ of Merritt music fest

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)
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Musicians perform at Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park on Saturday, June 19. (submitted photo)

Surrey-area musicians plug in for Saturday-afternoon jams at riverside park

‘We have done this for a month now every weekend, and it draws a socially distanced and safe crowds’

Musicians perform at Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park on Saturday, June 19. (submitted photo)