Vancouver is filled with great culture. Explore it.

You know when you open up The Georgia Straight to find out what’s happening in Vancouver and end up feeling totally overwhelmed? Well Music on Main’s Culture Calendar is here to help! Artistic Director David Pay has carefully chosen a list of super events to experience in Vancouver. more…

Whether you’re looking for a theatrical diversion or a blockbuster art show, some new dance or a classical concerto, the Culture Calendar is a list of must-see events that you’ll be happy to experience. Check back whenever you’re looking for a hit of culture; Dave updates his picks whenever he hears of something intriguing. less…

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interesting things going on in the community...

Modulus 2019

Oct 29 - Nov 03, 2019

From October 29 - November 3, 2019, the Modulus Festival returns to Vancouver.

Purcell & Nyman: Music After Awhile

Oct 29 2019

Christ Church Cathedral

One of today’s great singers, Iestyn Davies, brings to life pieces from the 17th century to the 21st.

Modulus Festival Launch Party

Nov 01 2019

The Roundhouse

Help launch the 2019 Modulus Festival with work by George Rahi and Composer in Residence Sabrina Schroeder.

Dowland Lachrimae

Nov 01 2019

Christ Church Cathedral

Don’t miss the iconic British lutenist Nigel North as he joins Canada’s renowned viol consort, Les Voix Humaines.

Modulus Late Night

Nov 01 2019

Gold Saucer

The night is young. Keep the good times coming during this late-night concert with Sawdust Collector.

The Big Picture: Today’s Artist

Nov 02 2019

The Post at 750

Join exceptional artists and thinkers as they dig into what it takes to be an artist today.

Industry Night at Modulus

Nov 02 2019

The Roundhouse

Celebrate music, and party with musicians and presenters from around the world and across town.

Still Life with Avalanche

Nov 02 2019

The Roundhouse

Get a glimpse into the extraordinary energy of Vancouver’s music scene in this concert with the city’s finest.

The Oyster Princess

Nov 02 2019

The Roundhouse

Flat Earth Society, the beloved Belgian 15-piece big band, brings incredible energy to a 100th anniversary screening of The Oyster Princess.

Free Concert at the Roundhouse

Nov 03 2019

The Roundhouse

Bring your family, friends, or just yourself to enjoy this free concert, co-presented with Coastal Jazz Society.

Nancy Tam’s Walking At Night By Myself

Nov 03 2019

Studio 700

Unsettling and illusive, this piece will hold you captive long after the performance is finished.

John Luther Adams’ Ilimaq

Nov 03 2019

The Roundhouse

Featuring percussionist Ben Reimer, Ilimaq explores spirituality through a diverse range of sounds, rhythm, and melodies.

The Big Picture: The Global Scale

Nov 03 2019

The Post at 750

Join music presenters from around the world to find out what ground they intend to break as the next decade unfolds.

Vancouver New Music Presents PARALLEL 02: Okkyung Lee (US) + ensemble

Nov 16 2019


New York based cellist and improviser Okkyung Lee collaborates with local electronic musicians to create a unique, site specific performance piece.

Music for the Winter Solstice 2019

Dec 11 - 12, 2019

Heritage Hall

We light up the night for the sixth year in a row to celebrate the solstice in style with luminous music.

Little Volcano | Veda Hille with Theatre Replacement

Jan 21 - 23, 2020


Veda Hille combines music and storytelling in this intensely personal performance.

Terry Riley and Gyan Riley

Feb 18 2020

Christ Church Cathedral

Experience a legend in action as Terry Riley joins Music on Main with his son, guitarist Gyan Riley.


Feb 25 2020

Fox Cabaret

Meet Invoke, a quartet whose joyful and adventurous music defies any need for genre classification.

Emerge on Main: Spotlight on Rising Musicians

Mar 03 2020

Fox Cabaret

Find out what drives the new generation of artists.

Annie Yim’s The Poet Speaks: From Debussy to Pärt

Mar 10 2020

Fox Cabaret

Combining pairings of musical composition and poetry in a concert of cross-art collaborations.

Double Happiness: Detour This Way

Mar 12 - 22, 2020

Left of Main

Sounding two parallel histories, this multimedia performance winds through complexities of the Chinese diaspora.

Canteen Concert: Diamanda La Berge Dramm

Mar 31 2020

The Post at 750

Learn more about who Diamanda La Berge Dramm is as a violinist at Music on Main's version of a kitchen party.

Revival Hour with CBC Music’s “In Concert”

Apr 02 2020

Studio One, CBC

In this CBC Music and Music on Main collaboration, the Revival Hour uncovers long-overlooked composers.

The Kessler Academy 2020

Aug 15 2020

Pyatt Hall (VSO School of Music)

This intergenerational project is dedicated to keeping classical music alive in the 21st century.