Who’s ready for some of the most highly-anticipated concerts and music festivals of the year? From Summer Night Concerts at the PNE to this year’s Ambleside Music Festival, here are 10 of the best concerts & music fests coming to Vancouver this August.

Early Music Vancouver Summer Festival

Every year, Early Music Vancouver’s concerts bring some of the most renowned artists in the early music genre to the stage, from all around the globe. This year’s focus will shift to female artists who made and continue to make waves in the industry and beyond. So get ready to brush up on your early music history and learn about some of the most fascinating, revolutionary artists of their time.

When: July 27th to August 5th
Where: Multiple venues
Cost: $19 to $68 for Early Bird tickets

Queer as Funk – 10th anniversary special 


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Vancouver’s legendary LGBTQ band is celebrating its 10th anniversary and Pride with a special concert at the Commodore on Friday, August 4th, so get ready to dance to a tempting mix of soul, Motown, and funk.

When: Friday, August 4th
Where: 868 Granville Street
Cost: $53.25

Dominic Fike 

American singer-songwriter and musician Dominic Fike rose to fame in 2017 when he released his debut single “3 Nights,” which quickly turned into his acclaimed debut EP  “Don’t Forget About Me, demos.” Now, he’s added acting to his resume, and released his new 2023 album “Sunburn.” Definitely a star on the rise worth seeing live!

When: Sunday, August 13th
Where: 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard
Cost: $47.60+

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Young the Giant with Milky Chance 


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Known for their high-energy shows and alt-rock hits like “Cough Syrup” and “My Body,” Young the Giant has achieved global fame. And they’ll be accompanied by Milky Chance – a German folk-pop duo who met during high school, and have since garnered tons of international attention themselves, as early as their hit debut single “Stolen Dance.”

When: Thursday, August 10th
Where: 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard
Cost: $52.45+

The Teskey Brothers 

The Teskey Brothers are an Australian soul-blues band known for their soulful, vintage-esque sound, drawing inspo from classic Motown and blues influences. With powerful vocals and skilled musicianship, The Teskey Brothers have earned a dedicated following for their heartfelt performances.

When: Friday, August 11th
Where: 601 Smithe Street
Cost: $66.50+


TLC’s influence transcends genres and time, combining pop, hip-hop, R&B, and a healthy dose of female empowerment. Formed in Atlanta in 1990, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins set their sights on a big future, and now, they’ve got four Grammy Awards and Number One Singles in the US to show for it.

When: August 19th
Where: 2901 East Hastings
Cost: $25 to $85 + Fair Gate admission

Ambleside Music Festival


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If you’re into alternative rock and looking for an exciting festival to add to your summer itinerary, the Ambleside Music Festival is it! The massive two-day festival is bringing alt-rock legends Weezer and Third Eye Blind to Ambleside Park, as well as Vancouver-born Said The Whale, Bahamas, and alt-rock/hip-hop collective Bran Van 3000. Needless to say, tickets are certainly going fast!

When: August 19th and 20th
Where: Ambleside Park, West Vancouver
Cost: $215 for a two-day pass

Yung Gravy & bbno$

To date, “Lalala” by bbno$ has racked up over 800 million streams worldwide – which is just a snippet of the Vancouver-born artist’s total of 2 billion streams globally. The rapper and artist is joined by fellow artist and peer Yung Gravy, known for his deep, soulful voice, and chart-topping albums, including his most recent Marvelous album and top single “Betty (Get Money).”

When: Thursday, August 24th
Where: 2901 East Hastings
Cost: $48 to $52 + Fair Gate admission

Billy Idol

The man, the myth, and the legend himself. Now 46 years into his recording career, Billy Idol is an ever-evolving talent, and the definition of a “rock star” if there ever was one. You can catch him onstage at the PNE Forum on August 27th – and while the concert is currently sold out, more tickets are expected to be release in mid-August.

When: August 27th
Where: 2901 East Hastings
Cost: Check back in mid-August for more tickets



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Known for their iconic ’90s hits like “Turn Back Time,” “Doctor Jones,” and “Barbie Girl,” Aqua is a guaranteed smash at any concert of theirs. So get ready to sing along on August 26th, and even if you’ve got some Barbie-esque accessories to don, even better!

When: August 26th
Where: 2901 East Hastings
Cost: $25 to $72 + Fair Gate admission

And that’s a wrap on Vancouver concerts to look forward to this August. Cheers!