FRIDAY: American R&B artist Ms. Lauryn Hill plays Burnaby's Deer Lake Park, with guests Santigold, De La Soul, and Iman Omari.
FRIDAY: day two of the Westward Music Festival features performances by headliners Odds, Poppy, Hannah Epperson, Nehiyawak, Pell, Raven Lenae, Metz, Blood Orange, Bad Gyal, and Kelela at various Vancouver venues.
FRIDAY: Timothy Proznick's jazzy project the Blazing Arrows plays a pay-what-you-can gig at Guilt & Co.
FRIDAY: jazz vocalist Karin Plato leads her band at White Rock's Blue Frog Studios.
FRIDAY: Saskatchewan alt-pop trio Del Suelo plays Café Deux Soleils, with guest Kellen Saip.
FRIDAY: the Ilhan Saferali Quartet performs at Tyrant Studios' Friday Jazz.
FRIDAY: veteran Chicago DJ John Simmons and Beaubien play Fortune Sound Club.
FRIDAY: opening night of Accordion Noir Fest XI at the WISE Hall features performances by Jason Webley and Geoff Berner.
SATURDAY: day three of the Westward Music Festival features performances by headliners Angel Olson, Close Talker, Duckwrth, Mudhoney, Jordan Klassen, Kali Uchis, Margaret Glaspy, Joe Passed, and Rhye at various Vancouver venues.
SATURDAY: Portland alt-country band Blitzen Trapper plays the Commodore Ballroom.
SATURDAY: the Live Agency presents Doors tribute band the Unknown Soldiers at the Railway Stage and Beer Café.
SATURDAY: the Accordion Noir Fest XI at the WISE Hall features a dance party with Polka Time! and friends.
SATURDAY: acoustic-blues act Terry Robb plays White Rock's Blue Frog Studios, with guests the Blue Hearts.
SATURDAY: the nine-member Big Easy Funk Ensemble performs a pay-what-you-can gig at Guilt and Co.
SATURDAY: Untamed at Pat's Pub & Brewhouse features the baroque folk-pop of kele fleming, the contemporary indie-folk of Sarah Wheeler, and the eclectic jazz, blues, country, and rock stylings of Monca Lee.
SUNDAY: final day of the Westward Music Festival features performances by headliners We Are the City, Saba, Fatima Al Qadiri, Roni Size, Sophie, and Andy Shauf at various Vancouver venues.
SUNDAY: American gospel and soul singer, songwriter, and record producer Leon Bridges plays the PNE Amphitheatre, with guests Khruangbin.
SUNDAY: Christian rock band NEEDTOBREATHE plays Abbotsford Centre, with guests Johnnyswim and Forest Black.
SUNDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents singer-songwriters Craig Cardiff & Raine Hamilton at the St. James Hall.
SUNDAY: the Accordion Noir Fest XI Wrap Party at the WISE Hall features Wendy McNeill & friends.
SUNDAY: guitarist, composer, arranger, and producer Chance Hayden performs a pay-what-you-can gig at Guilt & Co.