Catch these awesome live acts outdoors in Metro Vancouver this summer


The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts is offering up some live outdoor music this summer.

Music lovers can take in some outdoor performances in July at Spirit Square, outside the arts centre at Deer Lake.

On Friday, July 12, the night will feature Jesse Waldman, a singer-songwriter and guitarist known for his eclectic blend of folk and blues, and Christie Rose, a singer-songwriter “who’s in love with rockabilly, doo-wop, soul, rock’n’roll, country, atmospheric ballads, and poetry,” as her bio says.

Then, on Friday, July 26, audiences can enjoy Petunia and the Vipers, a band whose original music combines elements of classic 1920s-to-1970s country with country blues, western swing, alt country rock, Mexicana, French cabaret, ragtime, jazz, punk and folk.

Or, as Petunia’s bio describes: “Imagine that David Lynch and Nick Cave had a hillbilly baby that yodelled … or Tom Waits meets Elvis at Woody Guthrie’s hobo junction.”

Shows are at 8 p.m., and tickets are $15, available through or 604-205-3000.