Live & Local brings together North Vancouver's most popular concert series and arts events to deliver exciting and free cultural experiences for families, residents and visitors all summer long.
North Vancouver’s most popular concert series is returning in a new way! This years summer concert series is a great opportunity for families, visitors and residents to enjoy your favourite and original bands. Located in Deep Cove at Panorama Park, this is a concert series you will not want to miss!
JUNO-nominated world/latin band Mazacote is a hard-hitting six piece with deep roots in the music of Colombia, Mozambique and Venezuela. Inspired by Afro-Caribbean percussion and tropical party sounds, they play brass heavy latin dance beats with a socially conscious message. Their new politically-charged album PATRIA on Justin Time/Nettwerk Music draws upon themes of identity, immigration and resistance, reflecting on the plight of those escaping violence and corruption in Latin America and around the world.
|August 12||Camaro 67
Camaro 67 brings together classic Afrobeat influences and modern Afrofunk / Groove sounds to produce a propulsive, high-energy, made-in-Vancouver heavy funk experience. This 10 piece band brings together an explosively refined show that is not one to miss. Camero 67 has brought down the stage at numerous festivals though out BC. Seeing them live is where it’s at!
|August 19||Smith and Jones
Smith and Jones have independently carved out a rock solid foundation and fan base in Canadian Country Music over 20 years. With great vocal styles with an artistic sense that show pretty much in everything they do and how they project their music. Having radio across Canada and abroad in their court , Brian Zalo, Craig Alan Mac and Milo Jennings are definitely a strong force and influence for other groups in Western Canada.
|August 26||Mostly Marley
Mostly Marley has been together since 2003 having just celebrated our 11 year anniversary at the Rusty Gull on the North Shore from the bands inception. Our west coast style of reggae has many influences: Bob Marley first and foremost, tosh, toots as well as some of the recent dancehall vibes. We perform in the spirit of those who have some before blazing the trail for new roots to sprout in their place. Band members: Goby Catts Bass/Anthony Anderson Guitar / Tilden Webb Keyboards / Nino Dipasquale Drums / Mic Henry lead Vocals.
Join us for a variety of entertainment, engaged activities and crafts. This series will provide opportunities for friends, families and community members to connect and create together.
Lynn Valley Village: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm
|July 20||Featuring a drum demonstration with expert Daniel Duggan, airbrush tattoos with artist Frederic Carrasco (Ink Vancouver), and crafts. An interactive event for everyone!|
|July 27||Featuring a musical performance from Alcvin and Kyoshi, games, and crafts. An interactive event for everyone!|
|August 3||Featuring music by Afro-Cuban-Latin band- Marlin Ramazzini, airbrush tattoos with artist Frederic Carrasco (Ink Vancouver), and fun crafts for children. A lively event for all!|
|August 10||Featuring music from the fabulous vintage vocal trio- Beauty Shop Dolls and fun crafts for children. Join us for an entertaining evening full of harmonies!|
|August 17||Enjoy some Bollywood dancing with expert Rohan D’Silva, a music performance from accomplished singer/songwriter Mark James Fortin Band, and fun crafts for children. Music and dancing for everybody!|
|August 24||Enjoy Bollywood dancing with expert Rohan D’Silva and fun crafts for children. Bring your families and dancing shoes!|
Civic Plaza: Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
|July 14||A live music performance from Creativ Music featuring local artists, big games and crafts. An interactive event for everyone!|
|July 21||Featuring a drum demonstration with expert Daniel Duggan, airbrush tattoos with artist Frederic Carrasco (Ink Vancouver), and dancing and crafts with artist Virginia Duivenvoorden. An interactive event for everyone!|
|July 28||Featuring a musical performance from Beauty Shop Dolls, games, and crafts. An interactive event for everyone!|
|August 4||Celebrate Pride at our Youth pop-up lounge! Featuring a hula hoop demonstration with hoop expert Danielle Buna, airbrush tattoos with artist Frederic Carrasco (Ink Vancouver), and fun crafts. An interactive event for everyone!|
Our new Big Bands and Brass series at Lynn Valley Village is full of big sound! The rhythm and beat of these shows will be fun, dynamic, and entertaining. Bring your friends, family, and dancing shoes because these will be high energy performances!
|July 24||Deep Cove Big Band
The Deep Cove Big Band, a full-size community jazz ensemble based in North Vancouver, British Columbia. The band has been bringing the beloved music of the swing era to the North Shore for over two decades. Revitalized under the leadership of new director Casey Thomas-Burns, the band is back and ready to swing after the pandemic. The Deep Cove Big Band looks forward to performing for you!
|July 31||Hot Water Ensemble
Featuring an acoustic performance from Hot Water Ensemble. This ensemble will take you on a reimagined trip back to 1920s New York in the early years of the Duke Ellington Orchestra/Washingtonians. Listen back in time with The Hot Water Ensemble, while remaining firmly planted in the present, as they reinterpret their detailed transcriptions for an eclectic mixed ensemble that never was. Their love and study of the early Duke Ellington Orchestra will leave you with excited nostalgia, and an appreciation for the context and influence of this powerful Black American Music.
|August 7||Alex Maher
A Filipinx-Canadian multi-instrumentalist and loop artist, Alex’s solo performances showcase his musical instincts. Layer by layer, he performs percussion, electric guitar, soulful vocals, keys, synth, SPDS drum pad and alto sax. With lush layers, complex harmonies, and a driving rhythm, his music will make you move.
|August 14||Balkan Schmalkan
Balkan Shmalkan is East Vancouver's sweet dance party orchestra; think global music with local attitude. Their funky brass dance beats are rooted in the living aural traditions of the Roma and Klezmorim of Eastern Europe and blended with a mixture of pop, funk, and jazz. Members of the group sing in 6 languages including Serbian, Romani, and Italian.