Live music

Langley-raised country artist Dallas Smith is among nightly performers at the new PNE Winter Fair this December. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

PNE Fair gets winterized with nightly December concerts, holiday lights, skating and more

The winter fair’s $15 ticket does not include admission to nightly concerts, Dec. 14-23

 

The Ringo Starr show in Abbotsford has been cancelled.

Ringo Starr show in Abbotsford cancelled due to performer contracting COVID-19

Starr had been scheduled to perform at the Abbotsford Centre on Saturday (Oct. 8)

 

Chicago's Axiom Brass is set to perform in Abbotsford on Sept. 30. (Submitted)

Chicago’s Axiom Brass performing in Abbotsford later this month

Leading brass ensemble kicks off 2022-23 for the Valley Concert Society

 

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Vancouver rockers line up to play drummer’s ‘F**K Cancer’ concert at Coquitlam casino

With help of Rocket Norton and friends, the Oct. 1 show will raise money for BC Cancer Foundation

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Luke Combs, seen here in Nashville last June, will tour to BC Place in Vancouver next May. (File photo: Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Country star Luke Combs to play Vancouver’s BC Place on a Saturday night next May

Tickets go on sale Sept. 16 at 10 a.m., Live Nation Entertainment announced

Luke Combs, seen here in Nashville last June, will tour to BC Place in Vancouver next May. (File photo: Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
The Offspring and Simple Plan are coming to Abbotsford on Nov. 26. (Abbotsford Centre photo)

The Offspring returning to Abbotsford in November

Punk rock group performing at Abbotsford Centre with Simple Plan on Nov. 26

The Offspring and Simple Plan are coming to Abbotsford on Nov. 26. (Abbotsford Centre photo)
American alt-rock band Cake plays this year’s Summer Night Concerts series at the PNE Fair, on Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Submitted photo)

Q&A with Cake, pre-PNE: Singer John McCrea on the new album, Twitter politics, one ‘Cake Forest’

The fair’s Summer Night Concerts start Saturday with The B-52s ‘farewell tour’ show

American alt-rock band Cake plays this year’s Summer Night Concerts series at the PNE Fair, on Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Submitted photo)
Ken Lavigne, a founding member of The Canadian Tenors, is featured at the free Symphony in the Park on Friday, Aug. 12 at Mill Lake.

Symphony in the Park returns to Mill Lake in Abbotsford

Free event features symphony, youth orchestra and tenor Ken Lavigne

Ken Lavigne, a founding member of The Canadian Tenors, is featured at the free Symphony in the Park on Friday, Aug. 12 at Mill Lake.
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 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)
Local violinist Calvin Dyck plays with the Vancouver Island Symphony at the Folk and Friends Concert on July 10 in Abbotsford. (Photo courtesy Diamonds Edge Photography)

Folk and Friends Concert in Abbotsford on July 10

String players from Vancouver Island Symphony featured

Local violinist Calvin Dyck plays with the Vancouver Island Symphony at the Folk and Friends Concert on July 10 in Abbotsford. (Photo courtesy Diamonds Edge Photography)
The Sun and Soil series kicks off July 16 when John Welsh and Los Valientes perform at EcoDairy in Abbotsford.

Sun Soil Concert Series kicks off in Abbotsford July 16

Celebrating a perfect summer pairing of memorable music and fab local food

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The Sun and Soil series kicks off July 16 when John Welsh and Los Valientes perform at EcoDairy in Abbotsford.
John Welsh and Los Valientes perform July 16 in Abbotsford in the first of three concerts in the Sun and Soil Concert Series. The series also takes place in Chilliwack and Langley in August.

Sun and Soil Concert Series runs in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Langley

Performances in outdoor settings with locally sourced food and beverages

John Welsh and Los Valientes perform July 16 in Abbotsford in the first of three concerts in the Sun and Soil Concert Series. The series also takes place in Chilliwack and Langley in August.
The Jam in Jubilee concert series returns to Jubilee Park every Thursday night in July. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Jam in Jubilee concert series returns to Abbotsford in July

Performances and community art market held Thursdays at Jubilee Park

The Jam in Jubilee concert series returns to Jubilee Park every Thursday night in July. (Abbotsford News file photo)
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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The Sweeney Singers present their annual spring concert on Thursday, June 9 in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Sweeney Singers’ spring concert in Abbotsford supports Ukraine

Group performs Thursday, June 9 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

The Sweeney Singers present their annual spring concert on Thursday, June 9 in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir performs June 11 in Abbotsford, including some selections from Broadway musicals. (Submitted photo)

Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir performs in Abbotsford

Concert, titled From the Steeple to the Stage, takes place June 11

The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir performs June 11 in Abbotsford, including some selections from Broadway musicals. (Submitted photo)
Renowned composer/singer A.R. Rahman performs at Abbotsford Centre on July 15.

Award-winning singer/composer A.R. Rahman announced for Abbotsford Centre

Rahman’s work has gained international prominence and numerous industry honours

Renowned composer/singer A.R. Rahman performs at Abbotsford Centre on July 15.
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