With the new year rapidly approaching, we wanted to go ahead and share some exciting concerts that are coming to Vancouver so that folks can snag some tickets now. Whether as a holiday gift for yourself, your loved ones, or both – here are 8 live performances and concerts to consider this January.

The Dead South 


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The iconic folk-bluegrass band The Dead South is performing at the Commodore on Thursday, January 5th at 7 pm. The Regina-based band was originally formed as a quartet back in 2012, and has now released three EPs and three studio albums.

When: Thursday, January 5th
Where: 868 Granville Street
Cost: $173.74 GA

Petunia & the Vipers 

With music as exciting and unique as their name, Petunia and the Vipers are a folk/blues/Americana band with a very specific sound: “Avant-country nightclub,” to be exact. So if you’re looking for something new and fresh to check out this month, look no further.

When: Sunday, January 8th
Where: 1 Alexander Street, Underground
Cost: Sign up for ticketing info

Celebrating Maestro Bramwell Tovey: His Life in Music

And now, a classical music pick. The Orpheum is hosting an afternoon celebrating the music and life of Maestro Branwell Tovey, the legendary British conductor and composer. Maestro Tovey received his formal music education as a pianist and composer from Ilford County High School, the Royal Academy of Music and the University of London.

When: Sunday, January 15th
Where: 601 Smithe Street
Cost: $29.52+

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Frozen: Film With Live Orchestra 

Whether you’re looking for a fun performance to check out as a family, or just an avid Frozen fan, the VSO’s live orchestra will certainly bring a new life to the iconic Disney film. Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 21st at 7 pm.

When: Saturday, January 21st
Where: 601 Smithe Street
Cost: $21.43+

New Year’s Winterfest 2023

New Year’s Winterfest is an annual heavy music extravaganza, bringing together some of the best local metal artists in and around Vancouver for an exciting music festival. This year’s lineup? Pound, Greylotus, No Light Escapes, Hyperia, Kosm, Param-nesia, and Crown of Madness.

When: Saturday, January 21st
Where: 254 East Hastings
Cost: $25.16

Ben Nicky


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The Harbour Event & Convention Centre is about to get wild this coming month, because Ben Nicky is coming to town, and will be spinning fast-moving beats until 3 am. According to Insomniac, Nicky is poised to take the world by storm as one of the busiest EDM artists around.

When: Saturday, January 21st
Where: 760 Pacific Boulevard
Cost: $41.81


Coming to Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Thursday, January 26th is none other than Forestella, a South Korean crossover male vocal quartet formed through the JTBC singing competition, Phantom Singer 2. which aired in 2017. Not only were they the first-place winners, but they’ve also come out with their own music, including their debut album “Evolution.”

When: Thursday, January 26th
Where: 630 Hamilton Street
Cost: $103.25

YG – The Red Cup Tour 


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YG is known as a defining artist in the hip-hop genre since emerging in the scene over a decade ago. And he’s got numerous platinum plaques to prove it. Check him out at the PNE Forum on Saturday, January 28th, so get ready for a heck of a time!

When: Saturday, January 28th
Where: 2901 East Hastings
Cost: $56.50+

And that’s a wrap on some great performances heading our way this January. Let’s make the most of them!