FRIDAY: the Vancouver Folk Music Festival features mainstage performances by Corb Lund, Larkin Poe, Le Vent du Nord, and Midnight Shine at Jericho Beach Park.
FRIDAY: local indie-rockers the Starling Effect play LanaLou's Restaurant, with guests A New Craze and Kinetoscope.
FRIDAY: Partyfest 2019 at the Red Gate Arts Society features performances by Devours, Shitlord Fuckerman, Freak Dream, Spencer Owen Timeshare, Joey Chaos and the Ghosts, and Okibi.
FRIDAY: AHFOMAD at the Vogue Theatre features performances by Nigerian Afro-pop superstar 2Baba, Congolese recording artist Ferre Gola, Mexico's Golden Ganga, and B.C.'s OHR Africa Collective, Nanya and Jaap.
FRIDAY: local indie-folk band Clay Ravens plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests the Sunshine Bummers, Ross Jenkins, and Kyle Vaughan.
FRIDAY: American rockers the Raconteurs, featuring Jack White of White Stripes fame, play the first of two nights at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. SOLD OUT.
FRIDAY: the Winston Matsushita Trio performs classic and avant-garde piano jazz at Tyrant Studios.
FRIDAY: Changing Planet is an hour-long sonic meditation on climate issues in B.C. for solo percussion and electronics at Port Moody's Gallery Bistro.
SATURDAY: Australian rock band Waax plays the Fox Cabaret.
SATURDAY: the Vancouver Folk Music Festival features mainstage performances by the Sam Roberts Band, Basia Bulat, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraiser, and Front Country at Jericho Beach Park.
SATURDAY: rock bands Outshined, Washed in Black, Civilian, and Facelift perform a Tribute to Chris Cornell at the Rickshaw Theatre.
SATURDAY: Vancouver-based ambient electronic artists Loscil and Secret Pyramid play the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
SATURDAY: German Techno phenom Marcel Fengler plays Open Studios, with guests K.A.S.H. and Nancy Dru.
SATURDAY: Devin Dawson, JoJo Mason, the Matinee, the Abrams, Tim Neufeld & the Glory Boys, and Becca Hess play the Red Truck Brewery as part of the Truck Stop Concert Series.
SATURDAY: American rockers the Raconteurs, featuring Jack White of White Stripes fame, play the second of two nights at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
SUNDAY: the Vancouver Folk Music Festival features mainstage performances by the Hamiltones, Rebirth Brass Band, David Hidalgo & Steve Dawson, and Tsatsu Stalqayu at Jericho Beach Park.
SUNDAY: Shahin Najafi leads a world music night of Iranian, Israeli, and Tunisian artists at the Vancouver Playhouse.
SUNDAY: local blues-rock singer-guitarist Steve Kozak leads his band at Guilt & Co.