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Guide: 16 must-see Vancouver concerts in June and July

Via Michael Loccisano

Alrighty folks, we’re about to enter the glorious month of June. You know what that means- time for a guide to all the upcoming Vancouver concerts. There’s a ton, so we just kinda cherry picked our favourites again.

Here are the 16 best concerts coming to Vancouver over the next two months.


The synth-loving group has got an incredible blend of production and vocals. Have you heard their cover of Born to Run? Goodness, it’s an absolute treat every time we listen to it.

When: Thursday, June 6


The legendary Montreal electro-funk duo returns to Vancouver for an outdoor concert at Malkin Bowl. A great start to the summer months, in our eyes.

When: Friday, June 7

Nick Murphy

The artist formerly known as Chet Faker is probably most often associated with Flume, but his singles ‘Gold’ and ‘Talk is Cheap’ were also chart-topping worldwide. Go have some fun with this thunder from down under.

When: Saturday, June 8

Shawn Mendes

From a beginning covering songs on Vine to a bonafide superstar, Shawn Mendes has solidified his place in Canada. Go lose your mind at Rogers Arena with the rest of the Vancouver fanbase.

When: Friday, June 14

Project Pablo

The Montreal-based DJ returns to Vancouver for a nice summer concert. “Come to Canada you will like it” has been a standard album on our phones since it came out last year, and shows no sign of slowing down.

When: Saturday, June 15

Aly & AJ

Awe yeah, nothing like the reunion tour of a Disney duo to stoke the flames of nostalgia. These two never really got to the level of Miley Cyrus or Demi Lovato, but we’ll be darned if we let the dream die.

When: Tuesday, June 18

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Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals

Fresh off the heels of his most recent album, Ventura, Anderson continues to prove himself as one of the most creative rappers in the game. We’d be lying if we said he’s better to see in the winter than the summer, too.

When: Wednesday, June 19

Wu-Tang Clan

One of three concerts we’re recommending that you go see at part of Coastal Jazz Fest. Wu-Tang is an absolutely legendary hip-hop group, and they’re largely responsible for its growth in the 90s.

When: Sunday, June 23


Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra have crafted some of the best music of all time. ‘Showdown’, ‘Mister Blue Sky’ and ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’ will be on our playlists until we kick the bucket, it’s that simple.

When: Wednesday, June 26

The Roots

Band number two that we’re recommending from Jazz fest. This Grammy-award winning ensemble is a whole lot more than just the band on Jimmy Kimmel. Don’t believe us? Buy a ticket and find out for yourself.

When: Friday, June 28

Herbie Hancock

The finale of the Jazz Fest trio. Herbie Hancock is an absolute god in the genre, and definitely anyone who listens to jazz has on their bucket list. The good news? He’s approachable, meaning that all music lovers can enjoy his sound.

When: Saturday, June 29


We will go down with Dido’s ship, as the British singer-songwriter captured our hearts over a decade ago. And that’s not even when she started making music! We’re just young here at Curiocity.

When: Saturday, June 29

Paul McCartney

Mr. Beatles himself. The man, the myth, the living legend. Basically, anyone who likes music would enjoy the concert. No foolin’.

When: Saturday, July 6


Probably the concert we’re most excited for out of this entire list. Come on, it’s Common, one of the best rappers ever. Conscious lyrics meet catchy beats, with some incredible features for good measure.

When: Tuesday, Jul 16

The Raconteurs

Steady as she goes with this one. Jack White brings back his upbeat indie outfit from years gone by, for a special concert at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. As you can probably expect, this one is sold out, but resale tickets are available.

When: Friday, July 19

The Backstreet Boys

Looking at this list, it’s like all the major bands of our youth have suddenly decided to go on tour again. Who’s bigger, The Backstreet Boys or NSYNC? We actually don’t know.

When: Saturday, July 27

And there you have it, Vancouver! Our favourite concerts to check out between now and August. See you in two months, when we put out our August and September list. Play safe!