FRIDAY: punk band the Dreadnoughts plays a St. Patrick's Day weekend show at the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests BRASS, ATD, the Gung Hos, Campfire Shitkickers, and North by North.
FRIDAY: Cheryl Bear presents stories of Indigenous life through story and song at the Bez Arts Hub.
FRIDAY: local rockers Cocaine Moustache play an album-release party at the Astoria Pub, with guests Ham Wailin' (Van Halen tribute), the Gnar Gnars, and Colossus (Clutch tribute).
FRIDAY: local rock bands High Stakes & Eleanor Rising play a coheadlining bill at the Bourbon, with guests Vice Girl and HDaSS.
FRIDAY: Really Rod is a tribute to legendary British rocker Rod Stewart at Burnaby's Scandinavian Community Centre.
FRIDAY: the Michael Agranovich Quartet performs classic guitar jazz at Tyrant Studios.
FRIDAY: Gamelan Gita Asmara performs a night of Balinese gamelan at the WISE Hall, with guests Basilissa, YEP, and DJ How-To.
FRIDAY: southern-rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd play Abbotsford Centre on their farewell tour, with guest Randy Bachman.
SATURDAY: California pop singer-songwriter Tori Kelly performs at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
SATURDAY: Eagle Eyes performs a tribute to rock legends the Eagles at North Van's Centennial Theatre.
SATURDAY: East Van soul-rock band the VanRays plays the Fox Cabaret, with guests the Pillocks.
SATURDAY: Vancouver indie-soul band the Boom Booms plays Maple Ridge's ACT Arts Centre.
SATURDAY: local Pogues tribute band Shane's Teeth plays the WISE Hall.
SATURDAY: local bands Derek Wayne & Flawed Hearts and the Waiting Room play a coheadlining bill at the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests Salmon Friends and James Mitchell.
SATURDAY: Celtic folk-funk fusion band the Wheat in the Barley plays White Rock's Blue Frog Studios.
SATURDAY: Ardent Tribe performs top 40, classic soul, and worldbeat music at Granville Island's Backstage Lounge.
SUNDAY: Australian ska and jazz band the Cat Empire performs the first of two nights at the Commodore Ballroom.
SUNDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Tim Readman & Shona Le Mottee at the WISE Hall, with guests Fionn.
SUNDAY: Victoria-based jazz vocalist Susannah Adams leads her quartet at Frankie's Jazz.
SUNDAY: local bands the Whiskeyjays and Pleasant Trees play a St. Patrick's Day show at the Railway Stage and Beer Café.
SUNDAY: singer-songwriter Lizzy Hoyt performs in Celtic and folk traditions at Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre.
SUNDAY: local musician Marc Rivest performs Celtic favourites, jazz standards, covers, and originals at Spade Coffee and Spirits.
SUNDAY: the Ardeshires Standards Trio performs jazz, blues, rock, and bluegrass at the Cascades Room.