Live music

One-year-old Ryder Rasile of Maple Ridge danced with his father, Josh, and mother, Melena Rounis, between sips of juice during the Maple Ridge Caribbean Fest Saturday. The festival returned for its 20th year with live music, vendors, and food trucks set up around the Albion Fairgrounds for Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)

VIDEOS: Founder already gearing up for return of Caribbean Festival

A live two-day music and culture event at Maple Ridge’s Albion Fairgrounds drew crowds, despite heat

 

Steven Page will be performing at The ACT in Maple Ridge at the end of September. Tickets are on sale now for the show. (JD Scarcliff/Special to The News)

Canadian music icon Steven Page kicks off fun at The ACT on Sept. 30

Maple Ridge’s arts centre unveils its line up for the fall season – tickets now on sale

 

Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP

From Mendes to New Kids, concert cancellations prove a costly gamble for fans

Fans sometimes stuck with hefty travel, hotel expenses

Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP
The Maple Ridge Concert Band will perform in Memorial Peace Park on Tuesday night. (Special to The News)

Two free concerts on Tuesday in Maple Ridge

Lunch and evening performances in Memorial Peace Park

The Maple Ridge Concert Band will perform in Memorial Peace Park on Tuesday night. (Special to The News)
The Punk in Drublic craft beer and rock festival comes to Abbotsford’s Tradex on Sept. 4. (Instagram)

Punk in Drublic craft beer and music festival coming to Abbotsford

Event scheduled for Abbotsford’s Tradex on Sunday, Sept. 4, NOFX and others performing

The Punk in Drublic craft beer and rock festival comes to Abbotsford’s Tradex on Sept. 4. (Instagram)
Peter Tam was invited, along with his quartet, to be part of the upcoming outdoor theatrical production of As You Like It – performing a mix of 1920s music before and during the show. (Special to The News)

Quartet brings 1920s live music to Bard on the Bandstand

Maple Ridge musician adds swing to Emerald Pig production of As You Like It

Peter Tam was invited, along with his quartet, to be part of the upcoming outdoor theatrical production of As You Like It – performing a mix of 1920s music before and during the show. (Special to The News)
Dalannah Gail Bowen (Special to The News)

Blues music in downtown Maple Ridge tonight

Dalannah Gail Bowen, 76, will perform in Summer Happenings concert

Dalannah Gail Bowen (Special to The News)
Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre performs Aqualung at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on July 25. Drew Stawin Photography

Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre Aqualung 50th Anniversary Tour

With original band member Clive Bunker

  • Jul 4, 2022
Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre performs Aqualung at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on July 25. Drew Stawin Photography
The Maple Ridge Concert Band will be playing a free concert in Memorial Peace Park on Tuesday, June 28. (Special to The News)

Concert band performing free event in downtown Maple Ridge park

Concert takes place Tuesday, June 28, with other free concerts to come

The Maple Ridge Concert Band will be playing a free concert in Memorial Peace Park on Tuesday, June 28. (Special to The News)
French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, right, plays one of her 20 conch shells during a jam session with her aunt, front left, and mother. Zaichkowski originally learned about the conch from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and jokingly ordered her first one off eBay. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)

B.C. musician toots conch shell on Canada’s Got Talent; gets Howie Mandel’s support

James Bay resident builds on 21 years of French horn training

French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, right, plays one of her 20 conch shells during a jam session with her aunt, front left, and mother. Zaichkowski originally learned about the conch from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and jokingly ordered her first one off eBay. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)
Folk rock group The Paperboys will be performing July 7 at East Beach as part of White Rock BIA’s TD Concerts at the Pier series. (File photo)

Harlequin to headline as TD Concerts at the Pier series returns to White Rock June 23

Waterfront and Five Corners venues will host free performances

Folk rock group The Paperboys will be performing July 7 at East Beach as part of White Rock BIA’s TD Concerts at the Pier series. (File photo)
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New music festival brings The Offspring, Mother Mother, other bands to Ambleside Park waterfront

Weekend passes now sold for the 3-day Ambleside Music Festival

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OneRepublic, Steven Page to entertain Lions fans before CFL team’s first game June 11

‘Backyard Block Party’ among highlights as the football team kicks off 68th season

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Electro-rock band Bob Moses performs at Malkin Bowl in Vancouver on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Vancouver homecoming for electro-pop band Bob Moses, whose ‘Love Brand New’ is a hit

Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance were happy to be ‘home’ at Malkin Bowl last Saturday night

Electro-rock band Bob Moses performs at Malkin Bowl in Vancouver on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Cam Blake received $9,000 through Amplify BC’s Career Development program. (Special to The News)

Live music in Maple Ridge gets boost from province

One artist and two music companies receive funding

Cam Blake received $9,000 through Amplify BC’s Career Development program. (Special to The News)
Sound The Alarm brings Music of the Night to Maple Ridge on Mother’s Day – a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. (Diamonds Edge Photography/Special to The News)

Mother’s Day concert celebrates Andrew Lloyd Webber

The ACT is hosting Music of the Night, a concert tour currently travelling throughout B.C.

Sound The Alarm brings Music of the Night to Maple Ridge on Mother’s Day – a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. (Diamonds Edge Photography/Special to The News)
Young Decs. (Be Okay screenshot/Special to The News)

Young Maple Ridge rapper takes to home show stage

Teen entertainer kicks off Family Fest performances

Young Decs. (Be Okay screenshot/Special to The News)
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)