From Indie Rock to Smooth Jazz, Check Out Live Music in Vancouver

There’s nothing better than seeing your favorite band perform live, especially if it's in an intimate venue where there isn't a bad seat in the house. Vancouver’s music scene is thriving and you'll find both big names headlining shows at huge stadiums and up-and-coming artists taking the stage at smaller venues.

The Commodore Ballroom and Vogue Theatre on Granville Street attract well-known artists, along with up-and-coming bands from around the world. The limited capacity means that you’re guaranteed a good view from any spot in the house. The Granville Street Entertainment district is where you'll find a handful of different venues, many of which are rich in history and have been around for decades.

If you like a laid back atmosphere, a solid section of craft beer, and indie bands, head to The Cobalt on Main Street for a fun night. An added bonus? The tickets are inexpensive and the drinks are reasonably priced. When they're not hosting concerts, they're busy hosting pinball tournaments and dance parties.

Whether you're in the mood to fire it up on the dance floor or enjoy a casual drink with soothing tunes, there's something for everyone in Vancouver.

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia brings splendour and glamor to Vancouver; it should be no surprise that it has been an iconic hotel since 1927. Prohibition is located in the basement of the hotel and this bar and lounge exudes decadence of the...  Read More

Look for the bright neon sign that says "Patricia" along East Hastings Street and you're in for a special surprise. This hidden gem of a brew pub offers a charming atmosphere that's complemented by cold beer and hearty food. While this pub...  Read More

Along the cobbled streets of Gastown, you'll find an underground lounge where live music and cocktails mingle; making for an ideal night out. Located below Chill Winston, you'll find the space is cozy and intimate. Feeling peckish? There are...  Read More

Fortune Sound Club

Fortune Sound Club attracts some well known DJs and artists from around the world so don't be surprised to find yourself right in the middle of a rocking party on any given night. You won't find any Top 40 music here, or VIP rooms, but you...  Read More

East Side

This small venue attracts some of the best up and coming bands and DJs from around the world. With a capacity of 350, it may be one of the best shows you will see before the band makes it big. The location is slightly out of the way, but public...  Read More

Standing tall in Vancouver's Coal Harbour is the Fairmont Pacific Rim. This luxury hotel is home the chic and lively Lobby Lounge and RawBar. From the moment you walk into the grand lobby, the sprawling ceilings, modern fireplace,...  Read More

Granville Street
Commodore Ballroom

Located on the Granville Street strip, the Commodore Ballroom can hold about 1000 people inside the 75-year-old building. Though the venue isn't huge, you would be surprised at the big names that have played there over the years. Everyone...  Read More

Granville Street

Established in 1941, the Vogue Theatre Vancouver has become a landmark amongst the city's performing arts. Nuzzled along the bright lights of Granville Street, Vancouver's entertainment distract, the Vogue is a popular venue that attracts acts...  Read More

East Side

If The Cobalt's walls could talk, they'd have plenty stories to tell. Dating back to 1911, this building at the corner of Main and Prior has seen a lot. Inside this underground venue, you're surrounded by brick walls, wooden beams, and mood...  Read More


Meet Natasha John

Natasha is not born and raised in Vancouver, but is pretty certain it's her spirit hometown. After jumping around Canada, Texas, Arkansas and the UK, she has her feet firmly planted in...  More About Natasha