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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Creative Nonfiction Collective Presents: Sea Sick by Alanna Mitchell: The Global Ocean in Crisis

Jun 15 2019

Telus Studio Theatre

Written and performed by Alanna Mitchell, Sea Sick takes us on a journey that unravels the story of the crisis facing our oceans. It’s terrifying, funny, and a moving and ultimately hopeful story.

Coastal Jazz Presents: Steve Maddock and the Jill Townsend Jazz Orchestra play Sinatra at the Sands

Jun 25 2019

Pyatt Hall

This critically acclaimed jazz orchestra features hard swinging, delectable music and sparking arrangements by leader Jill Townsend and guitar sensation Bill Coon. Jazz vocalist extraordinaire Steve Maddock joins the ensemble as they pay tribute to the classic sounds of Frank Sinatra with the Count Basie Big Band.

Bard on the Beach Presents: All’s Well That Ends Well

Jun 26 - Aug 11, 2019

Howard Family Stage in the Douglas Campbell Theatre

This new, bold staging of All’s Well That Ends Well is set in India during the waning days of British occupation and the cusp of Indian independence.

Coastal Jazz Presents: Gordon Grdina’s Haram

Jun 29 2019

The Imperial

Hot off his JUNO win, Gordon Grdina returns to the Coastal Jazz Fest. Haram pays homage to traditional Arabic music while mixing elements of noise, electronic soundscape, and western free improv into their explosively self-expressive sound.

Sen̓áḵw Walking Tour

Jul 13 2019

PAUSE Pavilion

On a special day to remember the history of Sen̓áḵw, come join a history walking tour with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh historians and descendants. Learn about the lifecycle and social and political history of Sen̓áḵw and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) people connected to this history.

The Kessler Academy 2019

Aug 24 2019

Pyatt Hall (VSO School of Music)

An orchestral performance of rising young string professionals and advanced students led by the Microcosmos Quartet

Music on Main 2019/20 Season

September 2019

Tickets for our 2019/20 season will go on sale July 16, 2019