Vancouver Event Listings

Check out the upcoming concerts!

Feed your need for global grooves at any of these great upcoming events

In fairness to our paying advertisers WORLD BEAT LIVE requires a 100 dollar donation for events otherwise widely publicized as part of larger media buys. That gets you 4 weeks of listings in this e-blast viewed by hundreds of subscribers and 4 weeks of postings at our Events Page at seen by thousands PLUS weekly mentions on worldbeatcanada radio. We reserve the right to edit submissions for space and content. Use the Pay Pal button and email address at our Contacts Page and send us your event today!

September 14th - 17th


A Tribe Called Red are headlining Westward Music Festival on Sunday September 17! Get your tickets here:


September 15th


September 15th at the Waldorf on Hastings - Lil' Mishka - Vancouver's First Live Electro Swing act presents "Life in the Electric Circus" An eclectic mix of electroswing originals and "Electrofied" versions of your favourite jazz, Brazilian and pop tunes. Edward Ward is your ringmaster for the night. Featuring burlesque performances by Layla Emerald!

Come on out for some play time with your SOUL! Breaking Boundaries Band will be hitting the stage at Cafe Deux Soleils. It will be an amazing night, come and experience the beauty and flavor of Latin Music ❤ Cumbia & Vallenato, Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Show: 10:00 p.m to 11:20 p.m  Cover is only $10 dollars.


Coco Jafro plays Guilt & Co! Guilt & Co  1 Alexander St Vancouver, Canada . Guilt & Company is Gastown's premiere live music venue, showcasing nightly performances by the best and brightest entertainers.


September 16th

Simrit Kaur returns to Vancouver for another performance of entrancing, spiritual global music, September 16th at Unity of Vancouver, 5840 Oak Street.





September 17th


Sunday, September 17th at The Rickshaw: Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets combines the shared sensibilities of a pop-rock maestro & a band of guitar-wielding masked marauders. Marshall Crenshaw learned to tune a guitar at age ten and has been making music ever since. His first big break came in 1978 playing the role of John Lennon in “Beatlemania” on Broadway. Over the course of a career that's spanned nearly four decades, 13 albums, Grammy and Golden Globe nominations, film and TV appearances (Buddy Holly in "La Bamba") and thousands of performances, Crenshaw's musical output has maintained a consistent fidelity to the qualities of artfulness, craftsmanship and passion, and his efforts have been rewarded with the devotion of a broad and remarkably loyal fan base.



September 22nd


Wish Mr. Byrnes a very happy birthday, September 22nd at The Richshaw for Jim Byrnes’ Birthday Bash with guests, The Sojourners and Old.Soul.Rebel.




September 23rd


September 24th




From 2 to 6pm in the Atrium at the Woodward’s Building 111 East Hastings @ Abbott: The Hard Rubber New Music Society presents Horns at the Atrium, the last of the series of free concerts featuring music selected and commissioned for the reverberant interior courtyard at Woodward’s (Hastings and Abbott) on four Sundays, June to September. Each program is dedicated to a particular instrument, held at 5 pm, preceded by an open rehearsal from 2-4 pm. IT’S FREE!




September 29th


at the St. James Hall, a presentation of the Rogue Folk Club: Early Spirit- A founder of the seminal folk group Spirit of the West, a sideman with major Canadian acts, and a solo artist for over 20 years, Jay Knutson debuts an exciting new group, Early Spirit. This group presents the harmonious vocals, Celtic influences, and rock rhythms that define his musical legacy, and it adds a contemporary twist, attracting a diverse audience.


September 30th





October 26th at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre: Jesse Cook is ready to launch his new album, Beyond Borders.  This is the most sonically diverse and distinctive disc in Cook’s vast and varied catalogue. This catalogue has earned him 11 JUNO nominations and one JUNO win in the Best Instrumental Album category for 2000’s Free Fall. Beyond Borders is an in depth musical journey exploring the exotic boundaries of world music.

 “There are many borders in our lives. Some are built by others, some we create for ourselves. Whenever I have ventured beyond the borders in my life, I have been the better for it,” says Cook. Beauty, humanity, artistry, joy, wisdom, and of course love…these things don’t stop at some line on a page. If music is the universal language, maybe there is something it can teach us?”Listen for our debut on World Beat Canada!, 983 FM, Roundhouse Radio.


Percussion Workshop every Wednesday with Davide Sampaolo. This workshop series will focus on techniques including Flamenco Cajon (Drum Box), Afro-Cuban percussion, Palos Flamenco, and fusion with Cuban rhythms, clave concept, how to play Cajon in different kind of music and much more. Periodically there will be performances and jamming sessions with all the students of the class. Drop-in $20.


Kasandra “La China” (baile) and guest Ricardo Lopez (baile) Chai Lounge – East Is East 4433 Main Street, Vancouver, BC Saturdays every second week.


The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! Noon hour series continues showcasing bhangra and Bollywood dance with South Asian Arts, contemporary dance with 605 Collective, ballroom with JC Dance Co Brazilian and capoeira with Aché Brasil and more. For the complete schedule, log onto


For Powell River subscribers: LATIN DANCE CLUB FRIDAY NIGHTS | 8PM - 1AM | MCKINNEYS PUB, TOWNSITE. Enjoy Dancing Salsa, Cha-Cha, Bachata and other Latin dances every Friday night. And, if you don’t know how - we give lessons...satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded. Admission is Free!


JUMP & SWING AT THE LUX LOUNGE (1180 Howe Street) EVERY SUNDAY 5-11. How much fun is this?! Rhythm City is providing the dance teacher; there is a dance contest, big prize for the winners, great food, fun drink specials, dress to impress. 8-11pm Jump blues, Jazz remixes and Electro swing Guest DJs & live bands.


Rumba Flamenco guitarist John Gilliat invites you to join him any Thursday, Friday or Saturday night at Don Francesco in Vancouver from 7pm to 10:30pm. It’s a very cool room for live music. Be sure to call ahead as he does sub out from time to time for other performances.


Every Friday night, enjoy the best in live and recorded Latin beats with Vancouver’s original Salsa big band, Orquesta BC Salsa with DJ Danny Uno and DJ Melvin at the Konga Room, Howard Johnston Hotel at Kingsway and 12th, Vancouver.


Every Saturday is Salsaton Nite at Pop Opera Nite Club. Salsa, cumbia, bachata, meringue, reegaeton and hip hop with DJ Julio, DJ Sam and DJ Casanova. 686 West Hastings.


Vancouver, dance to salsa, bachata, merengue, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Check out what DJ Cachete is spinning Tuesdays at Boss on Richards, Wednesday at The Vancouver Alpen Club, Friday at the Red Room and Saturday at Laguna Blu downtown.


City Salsa Vibe welcomes dancers of all levels to the Howard Johnson Hotel Ballroom. From complete beginner to seasoned pros, we have room for everyone. If you are a beginner or would like to pick up a few extra pointers, take advantage of the complimentary Latin dance lessons from 9pm-9:30pm. Some of Vancouver’s top instructors introduce you to Salsa, Bachata, Cha-Cha-Cha and Merengue. Live music by Orquesta BC Salsa.


That's the vibe on world.beat LIVE!