FRIDAY: day one of the Skookum Festival at Stanley Park features performances by Arkells, Mob Bounce, Matt Mays, Chromeo, Black Pistol Fire, Dear Rouge, Little Destroyer, Delhi 2 Dublin, Julian Taylor, Shred Kelly, and Little Crow.
FRIDAY: day one of Skookum After Dark features performances by various bands at the Rickshaw Theatre, the Railway Club, the Imperial. and Guilt & Co.
FRIDAY: jazz vocalist Karin Plato is joined by clarinetist James Danderfer, pianist Chris Gestrin, bassist Laurence Mollerup, and drummer Joe Poole at Pyatt Hall.
FRIDAY: Victoria-based Celtic band Knacker’s Yard performs Irish, Scottish, and English folksong at Dubh Linn Gate.
SATURDAY: day two of the Skookum Festival at Stanley Park features performances by Florence + The Machine, Metric, the War On Drugs, Hey Ocean!, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Stereophonics, St. Vincent, Matt Anderson, Bitterly Divine, Milky Chance, Rodrigo y Gabriela, XAmbassadors, the Matinee, Current Swell, Said the Whale, Midnight Shine, Missy D, the Zolas, and Murray Porter.
SATURDAY: English folk-punk singer-songwriter Frank Turner and his band the Sleeping Souls play the Vogue Theatre.
SATURDAY: American rock band Foo Fighters performs at Rogers Arena on its Concrete and Gold North American Tour 2017-2018.
SATURDAY: day two of Skookum After Dark features performances by various bands at the Rickshaw Theatre, the Railway Club, and the Imperial.
SATURDAY: the Scott Verbeek Sextet performs a pay-what-you-can gig at Guilt & Co.
SATURDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents folk duo Winsome Kind at St. James Hall, with guest Luke Wallace.
SUNDAY: American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Andrew W.K. performs tunes from latest album You're Not Alone at the Imperial.
SUNDAY: day three of the Skookum Festival at Stanley Park features performances by the Killers, Blue Rodeo, Father John Misty, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Kelly Derrickson, Bahamas, Mother Mother, Barney Bentall, Haley Blais, Whitehorse, Greta Van Fleet, Yukon Blonde, Cold War Kids, Belle Game, Crystal Shawanda, the Boom Booms, Andrew Phelan, William Prince, Daysormay, and Zynth & Co.
SUNDAY: Scottish folk-pop act the Proclaimers, featuring twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid, plays the Vogue Theatre.
SUNDAY: day three of Skookum After Dark features performances by various artists at the Rickshaw Theatre's Outlaws & Gunslingers and the Skookum After Party at Chambar.
SUNDAY: California rock band the Growlers plays the Commodore Ballroom on its Beach Goth Tour 2018.