Calendar: Your guide to free music in Vancouver during the Winter Olympic Games

The Georgia Straight is proud to present its guide to free music events in Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

For specific event information, including show locations and start times, simply click an act's name. Start times are approximate and subject to change.

Please note that attendance is limited at all events, and entry is never guaranteed. This page will be updated regularly as long as new information is being made available.

Update: There are no longer free tickets available for performances scheduled as part of 2010 Victory Ceremonies events at BC Place.

Don't miss the the Straight's survival guide for LiveCity and for updates on everything going on during the Games.




Jan 22, 2010 at 2:50pm

Holy moly. Damn, now I wish I wasn't volunteering, so many amazing acts!!! Good thing I'll still see Wilco, Sam Roberts, and Matt Mays.

Never buy these acts

Jan 22, 2010 at 9:24pm

These are artists whom I will never again support. Shame on you for your support of this anti-democratic elitist farce.

Canadian music fan

Jan 23, 2010 at 6:26am

With fans like you, who wants your support.


Jan 23, 2010 at 10:32am

What you're saying is completely nonsensical. Please keep your rantings to yourself. Anti-democratic and elitist? Get over yourself.


Jan 23, 2010 at 11:26am

Yay! Google Calendars!

Moe Sizzlak

Jan 23, 2010 at 12:00pm

Why are the concerts at BC place 20,000 tickets for $22, and the other 10,000 are free? Are they giving tickets away for free? WTF. I think i bought tickets about 3 months ago and now I find out that they are giving them away. What a bunch of B.S.

Heather R

Jan 23, 2010 at 2:31pm

I hope the artists are getting paid for this. Were they asked to volunteer too?


Jan 25, 2010 at 12:21am

I also hope the artist are getting paid for this. Been asked to do a few things myself for free already by VANOC. Screw that, this town is too expensive to waste my time while the higher ups are dining like swine and patting themselves on the back.

chris z

Jan 25, 2010 at 3:06pm

So I call 1-800-tickets to find out where you get the tickets...she says they're 22 dollars apiece (using the Stereophonics as an example) and the "free tickets" have only been released to charities and so forth, not the general public. 22 bucks is a good price to see a lot of these bands and artists, but The Straight should do their research before posting information which is going to result in a mass of confusion.

Excellent Free Music!

Jan 25, 2010 at 4:56pm

hey "never buy these acts"....nobody cares. why are you even on this calendar! you secretly love the games cause they give you something to complain about.