CBC Musical Nooners will begin Friday, July 7 and will run every weekday until August 25. That’s right, free live concerts happen Monday to Friday in Downtown Vancouver from 12 pm- 1 pm at the CBC Vancouver Outdoor Stage. The concerts will feature a variety of music genres by talented musicians and artists. So if you live, work or play Downtown Vancouver this summer, be sure to check out the free CBC Musical Nooners concerts!
Friday, July 7 – OPENING DAY
Fake Shark – 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Said The Whale – 12:45pm – 1:45pm
With hits like “Cheap Thrills” and “Heart 2 Heart”, synthy art-pop artists Fake Shark will kick off Musical Nooners. Get ready to move to their punky, funky, and toe tapping jams.
Then move your senses over to Juno award winning indie rock, feel good band, Said the Whale. Their new album “As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide” has given us the top twenty hit “I Will Follow You”. This afternoon of hit music is not to be missed!
Genres: Indie, Alt pop
Monday, July 10
Few performers can command the stage with such authority as Murray Porter. His blues-fuelled songs and piano playing will leave you dazzled.
Tuesday, July 11
Nothing gets the summer spirit into gear more than songs about paradise and peace. Escape to your fantasy island as this soul, reggae, and Americana inspired artist, brings his worldly beats to our stage.
Genres: Reggae, Soul, Americana
Wednesday, July 12
Jon and Roy
This folk rock, reggae band wows our stage with their powerful melodies and vocals. Their new album “The Road Ahead is Golden” will certainly put you in a golden mood!
Genres: Folk rock, reggae
Thursday, July 13
This Haitian-born artist brings his life experience and culture to the stage with expert drum, guitar and saxophone skills that make his sound distinctive. *In partnership with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Genres: Afro beats, reggae, rock
Friday, July 14
Melisande combine catchy electro-pop sounds with traditional francophone songs and fresh electronic beats. This dynamic duo will bring the party to our stage. *In partnership with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Genres: Electronic, Pop
Monday, July 17
Old Soul Rebel
This break-through band will rock your soul, with a blend of retro inspired jams. Formed in 2015 this group brings a fresh take on old school rock n’ roll with a little spice of soul.
Genres: Rock n’ roll, Soul
Tuesday, July 18
Khari Wendell McClelland
Born in Detroit, McClelland is a member of the admired Vancouver gospel trio The Sojourners. A mix of emotion and danceable music gives this artist his likeable sound. From deep soul and gospel energy, be amazed by Khari’s powerful vocals.
Genres: Folk, Adult Contemporary, Soul
Wednesday, July 19
2016 Winner CBC’s Searchlight Competition is just one of the many accolades that Desiree has received. She graces our stage with her folk indie soul sound – don’t miss this rising star.
Genres: Indie Soul, Singer-Songwriter
Thursday, July 20
Led by Quinn Bachand, Brishen brings together a fascinating range of musical history that reinvents the nostalgic music of gypsy jazz, swing and pop.
Genres: Gypsy Jazz
Friday, July 21
Juno award winning Tom Landa brings this group to life with sounds from Columbia, African Sukous, Mexican Marimba Music, Venezuelan Joropo and Brazilian Forro Music. Get ready to salsa your way through this hour of music! *In partnership with Surrey Fusion Festival
Genres: Mexican Folk, Cuban, Latin Soul
Monday, July 24
Paul released his first solo album this year, “Sweet Relief”. Classic rock, folk, and pop vocal harmonies are all elements that bring a fresh sound for this artist.
Genres: Rock, folk, pop
Tuesday, July 25
This emerging artist released her first album “Wait” earlier this year. Cassandra brings an upbeat and high energy pop sound that will have you dancing.
Genres: Alternative, Pop
Wednesday, July 26
Raquel Cole brings song-writing skills and compelling vocals to our stage for an hour of country music that will have you moving! CBC Music named Cole one of “25 Canadian Musicians Under 25 you need to know”.
Genres: Country, folk
Thursday, July 27
The Long War – 2017 Searchlight Winner
The Long War’s winning song “Breathe in Breathe Out” wowed the CBC Searchlight team this year. Check out this Vancouver based Canadian Folk rock band and hear what impressed the judges.
Genres: Indie Rock
Friday, July 28
Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, this indie rock band is currently in the midst of their West Coast tour. With influences from 60’s British pop, The Velveteins bring a retro vibe to the Indie genre.
Genres: Indie Rock
Monday, July 31
The Ruffled Feathers
This band brings their “chamber-pop” style to our nooners stage. With the sounds of ukuleles, guitar, piano, violin, trumpet and horn, a full orchestra and vocal harmonies is sure to get you moving.
Genres: Chamber, Pop
Tuesday, August 1
With a newly released second album, the Saskatoon singer-songwriter brings her unique folk vocals to Vancouver. With one guitar and one voice, enjoy the storytelling of Cameron’s lyrics.
Wednesday, August 2 – KIDS DAY
Bring your kids for this special activity-filled day – from noon to 2pm!
Will Stroet from CBC Kids
Concert – 12pm – 1pm
Activities – 12pm – 2pm
Children’s performer Will Stroet of Will’s Jams from CBC Kids will be on stage to delight young fans and their parents alike. Guests can mingle with mascots Scout from CBC Kids’ and Parka from Parks Canada, make creations at the craft centre and participate in an adventurous scavenger hunt.
Genre: Children’s Music
Thursday, August 3
With power-house vocals Missy Quincy and her quartet bring a twangy vibe that will have you stompin’ to their soulful country rock beat.
Genres: Country, Blues, Rock
Friday, August 4
Warren Dean Flandez
Juno nominated Warren Dean Flandez brings his wide vocal range and gospel soul sound to our
Genres: R&B, soul, Christian, gospel
Monday, August 7 – B.C. Day – No concert
Tuesday, August 8
With a soulful west coast vibe, you’ll enjoy her Emily’s powerful voice and upbeat jams.
Genres: R&B, Soul, Songwriter
Wednesday, August 9
David Sinclair & Keith Bennett
These two veterans of the music scene bring their winning duo of harmonica and guitar for a great mix of blues, gypsy jazz and pop.
Genres: Blues, Gypsy Jazz, Pop
Thursday, August 10
Sister Speak authentically convey the raw vulnerability of universal principles and the transformative power of love through their pensive blend of acoustic, blues and world pop.
Genres: Blues, World Pop
Friday, August 11
With a blues sound rooted in soul, rock and country funk, you’ll be amazed at Jesse Roper’s charisma and versatility.
Genres: Canadian Blues, Rock,
Monday, August 14
Mainstreet Muze featuring Babe Gurr
Pooling together their unique musical talent, Brae (Babe Gurr), Steve Hilliam and Adam Popowitz blend together to create their roots, blues, and rock sound.
Genres: Roots, Blues, Rock
Tuesday, August 15
Touring performance group Ache Brasil combines, dance, acrobatics and music to create a unique entertainment experience for everyone. Prepare to be amazed!
Wednesday, August 16
Mazacote bring sounds from Cuba, Columbia, and Puerto Rico to create their upbeat sound. Bring your dancing shoes for this hour of high-energy music!
Genres: Latin, Dance
Thursday, August 17
Inspired by the rhythms of Latin America and Africa, this folk band aims to get people dancing, incorporating blues and Americana notes into their music mix.
Genres: Latin, Folk
Friday, August 18
Vancouver-based Derrival formed in 2009 with two high school bands joining forces. Since then this
5 piece band has given developed a unique indie-rock sound and won a highly coveted top prize for the Peak Performance Project in 2014.
Monday, August 21
Hailing from Saskatchewan, this bluesy folk singer has made a name for herself touring all over Canada. Now calling Vancouver home, she continues to tour all over B.C
Genre: Blues, Folk, Singer-songwriter
Tuesday, August 22
Get moving to this upbeat fusion artist, Dave Bawa. This home-grown artist from Victoria, BC has accolades from around the world. With influences from hip-hop, R & B, soul, and funk, Bawa’s music has little something for everyone.
Genre: Fusion, World
Wednesday, August 23
The ultimate definition of “twinning”, this singer-songwriter duo and twins, Alanna and Brianne Finn-Morris hit our stage. Since the age of twelve they have be playing shows throughout B.C., the now 19 year old girls are up and coming stars.
Thursday, August 24
A voice you never forget, Roy Forbes sings folk music with conviction and authority. This classic Canadian Folk artist is not one to be missed.
Friday, August 25
Urban Artists of the year and 2016 CBC Searchlight finalists, this band packs a punch on the urban music scene. With the sounds of R&B, funk, soul, jazz, and afro-beats, this fusion and bold sound is the perfect way to end our Musical Nooners summer concert series.
Genres: Funk, World Fusion
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