Vancouver on the Cheap: Free Summer Concerts


If you were to create a Venn diagram where one circle was labeled “cheap” and the other labeled “awesome”, the middle point where they cross over could be labeled “Vancouver on the Cheap”. In other words, this is a weekly series on things to do and places to go in Vancouver that fall into that magical category of being both cheap and awesome.Got a cheap-living tip you’d like to share? Send it in!

Every summer there are a plethora of free outdoor concerts in Vancouver! Here are the lineups for just a few of them.

No Sinner

SHOREFEST – July 27, 31, and August 3

For the fifth year running, Shore 104.3FM is hosting concerts to accompany the Celebration of Light (oh look, another awesome annual free event!) at Sunset Beach and English Bay. The lineup this year is better than ever.

July 27
Serena Ryder
Grapes of Wrath
Good for Grapes
Buckman Coe
Dawn Pemberton

July 31
Daniel Wesley
Fred Eaglesmith
Boom Booms
The Good Lovelies
Rich Hope

August 3
Mother Mother
Deep Dark Woods
River and the Road
No Sinner
Greg Drummond
Head of the Herd

Sheree Plett Beach Concert – June 29

On the afternoon at Locarno Beach, Sheree Plett will play a free concert at a Pacific Theatre Summer BBQ celebration!

Jazz Fest – June 21-July 1

The Vancouver International Jazz Fest has free concerts every year in and around the city. There are too many to list every free concert here, so check the website for more details. Or just swing by David Lam Park on June 29-30, Robson Square on June 22-23, or the Granville Island Public Market on June 21-30!

Sheree Plett

Free Summer CBC Concerts – Musical Nooners

At noon throughout July and August, make sure to go down to 700 Hamilton Street for some free outdoor concerts. The lineup so far is:

July 5 – Shad
July 8 – Shairah
July 9 – Jasper Yip
July 10 – Stephanie Pedrazza
July 11 – ByStarlight
July 12 – Kylee Epp
July 15 – Dave Sinclair & Keith Bennett
July16 – Mazacote