Hey Vancouver guitar freaks! Anybody want to know when and where in town the world’s top guitarists will be showing their stuff this year?
Here’s your monthly roundup of upcoming concerts, featuring guitar stars from the realms of blues, rock, metal, jazz, roots, and what have you.
Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau & Madagascar Slim with Tri-Continental at St. James Hall on August 1.
Becky Black of the Pack A.D. at Venue on August 1.
David Gogo at the ANZA Club on August 3.
John 5 with Rob Zombie at Rogers Arena on August 4.
Zakk Wylde with Zakk Sabbath at the Imperial Vancouver on August 5.
Pat Travers of the Pat Travers Band at Ambleside Park on August 17.
Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick at the PNE Amphitheatre on August 18.
Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser of Blue Öyster Cult at Ambleside Park on August 18.
Sonny Landreth at the Rio Theatre on August 24.
Colin James at the PNE Amphitheatre on August 28.
Kim Mitchell at Fort Langley National Historic Site on August 31.
Steve Stevens with Billy Idol at the PNE Amphitheatre on August 31.
Adrian Smith, Jannick Gers, and Dave Murray of Iron Maiden at Rogers Arena on September 3.
Gary Clark Jr. at the PNE Forum on September 10.
Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits fame at the Orpheum Theatre on September 16.
Paul Pigat with Cousin Harley at the Rickshaw Theatre on September 21.
Davey Johnstone with Elton John at Rogers Arena on September 21-22 and 24.
Steve Cropper with the Dave Mason Band at the Vogue Theatre on September 25.
Steve Hill at the ANZA Club on September 27.
Leo Kottke at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts on September 29.
Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars at the Imperial Vancouver on October 6.
Steve Hackett of Genesis fame at the Vogue Theatre on October 11.
John Fogerty at Rogers Arena on October 13.
Ruyter Suys of Nashville Pussy at the Biltmore Cabaret on October 12.
Pete Townshend of the Who at Rogers Arena on October 21.
J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. at the Commodore Ballroom on October 24.
Tom Morello at the Commodore Ballroom on November 2.
Bruce Cockburn at Chan Centre on November 9.
Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar at the Commodore Ballroom on November 9.
Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys at Rogers Arena on November 24.