The popular CBC Musical Nooners summer concerts return for their eighth year.

Beginning on July 7 and ending August 25, these free, live music concerts happen every weekday on the CBC Vancouver outdoor stage, located at 700 Hamilton St. (between West Georgia and Robson) in Vancouver.

Grab your lunch, your friends, your kids or your co-workers and join us Monday to Friday from 12 to 1 p.m.!

While we do control the lineup, we can't control the weather. Be sure to follow @CBCVancouver and #musicalnooners for updates and schedule changes due to inclement weather.

CBC Nooner 2017

Enjoy a lunch-time concert right in front of our CBC building. (CBC)

This week

Monday, July 24
Paul Lambert
Paul released his first solo album this year, Sweet Relief. Classic rock, folk and pop vocal harmonies are all elements that bring a fresh sound for this artist.
Genres: rock, folk, pop

Tuesday, July 25 
Cassandra Maze
This emerging artist released her first album Wait earlier this year. Cassandra brings an upbeat and high energy pop sound that will have you dancing.
Genres: alternative, pop

Wednesday, July 26 
Raquel Cole
Raquel Cole brings songwriting skills and compelling vocals to our stage for an hour of country music that will have you moving! CBC Music named Cole one of "25 Canadian Musicians Under 25 you need to know."
Genres: country, folk

Thursday, July 27
The Long War — 2017 Searchlight Winner
The Long War's winning song "Breathe In Breathe Out" wowed the CBC Searchlight team this year. Check out this Vancouver-based Canadian folk rock band and hear what impressed the judges. 
Genres: indie rock

Friday, July 28 
The Velveteins
Hailing from Edmonton, Alta., this indie rock band is currently in the midst of their West Coast tour. With influences from '60s British pop, the Velveteins bring a retro vibe to the indie genre.
Genres: indie rock

Week of July 31 to August 4

Monday, July 31 
The Ruffled Feathers
This band brings their "chamber-pop" style to our Nooners stage. With the sounds of ukuleles, guitar, piano, violin, trumpet and horn, a full orchestra and vocal harmonies is sure to get you moving.  
Genres: chamber, pop

Tuesday, August 1
Steph Cameron​
With a newly released second album, the Saskatoon singer-songwriter brings her unique folk vocals to Vancouver. With one guitar and one voice, enjoy the storytelling of Cameron's lyrics.
Genres: singer-songwriter

Wednesday, August 2 - KIDS DAY
Bring your kids for this special activity-filled day from noon to 2pm!

Will Stroet from CBC Kids 
Concert - 12pm - 1pm
Activities - 12pm - 2pm 

Children's performer Will Stroet of Will's Jams from CBC Kids will be on stage to delight young fans and their parents alike. Guests can mingle with mascots Scout from CBC Kids and Parka from Parks Canada, make creations at the craft centre and participate in an adventurous scavenger hunt.
Genre: children's music

Thursday, August 3
Miss 
Quincy
With powerhouse vocals, Miss Quincy and her quartet bring a twangy vibe that will have you stomping to their soulful country rock beat.
Genres: country, blues, rock

Friday, August 4
Warren Dean Flandez

Juno-nominated Warren Dean Flandez brings his wide vocal range and gospel soul sound to our stage.
Genres: R&B, soul, Christian, gospel

Week of August 7 to 11

Monday, August 7 - B.C. Day - no concert

Tuesday, August 8
Emily Chambers
With a soulful West Coast vibe, you'll enjoy her Emily's powerful voice and upbeat jams.
Genres: R&B, soul, songwriter

Wednesday, August 9
David Sinclair & Keith Bennett
These two veterans of the music scene bring their winning duo of harmonica and guitar for a great mix of blues, gypsy jazz and pop.
Genres: blues, gypsy jazz, pop

Thursday, August 10
Sister Speak

Sister Speak authentically convey the raw vulnerability of universal principles and the transformative power of love through their pensive blend of acoustic, blues and world pop. 
Genres: blues, world pop

Friday, August 11
Jesse Roper
With a blues sound rooted in soul, rock and country funk, you'll be amazed at Jesse Roper's charisma and versatility.
Genres: Canadian blues, rock

Week of Aug. 14 to 18

Monday, August 14
Mainstreet Muze featuring Babe Gurr
Pooling together their unique musical talent, Brae (Babe Gurr), Steve Hilliam and Adam Popowitz blend together to create their roots, blues and rock sound.
Genres: roots, blues, rock

Tuesday, August 15
Aché Brasil
Touring performance group Aché Brasil combines, dance, acrobatics and music to create a unique entertainment experience for everyone. Prepare to be amazed!
Genre: world

Wednesday, August 16
Mazacote
​Mazacote bring sounds from Cuba, Colombia and Puerto Rico to create their upbeat sound. Bring your dancing shoes for this hour of high-energy music!
Genres: Latin, dance

Thursday, August 17
Wooden Horsemen
Inspired by the rhythms of Latin America and Africa, this folk band aims to get people dancing, incorporating blues and Americana notes into their music mix.
Genres: Latin, folk

Friday, August 18
​Derrival
Vancouver-based Derrival formed in 2009 with two high school bands joining forces. Since then, this five-piece band has given developed a unique indie rock sound and won a highly coveted top prize in the Peak Performance Project in 2014.
Genres: indie rock

Week of August 21 to 25

Monday, August 21
Leah Barley
Hailing from Saskatchewan, this bluesy folk singer has made a name for herself touring all over Canada. Now calling Vancouver home, she continues to tour all over B.C.
Genre: blues, folk, singer-songwriter

Tuesday, August 22
Dave Bawa
Get moving to this upbeat fusion artist, Dave Bawa. This homegrown artist from Victoria, B.C., has accolades from around the world. With influences from hip-hop, R & B, soul and funk, Bawa's music has little something for everyone.
Genre: fusion, world

Wednesday, August 23
​Fionn
The ultimate definition of "twinning", this singer-songwriter duo and twins, Alanna and Brianne Finn-Morris hit our stage. Since the age of 12, they have be playing shows throughout B.C. The now 19-year-old girls are up-and-coming stars.
Genre: singer-songwriter

Thursday, August 24
Roy Forbes

A voice you never forget, Roy Forbes sings folk music with conviction and authority. This classic Canadian folk artist is not one to be missed.
Genre: singer-songwriter

Friday, August 25
​Coco Jafro
Urban artists of the year and 2016 CBC Searchlight finalists, this band packs a punch on the urban music scene. With the sounds of R&B, funk, soul, jazz, and afro-beats, this fusion and bold sound is the perfect way to end our Musical Nooners summer concert series.
Genres: funk, world fusion

Past shows

Friday, July 7 – OPENING DAY 

Fake Shark – 12:00pm – 12:30pm 
Said The Whale – 12:45pm – 1:45pm

With hits like "Cheap Thrills" and "Heart 2 Heart", synthy art-pop artists Fake Shark will kick off Musical Nooners. Get ready to move to their punky, funky, and toe-tapping jams.

Then move your senses over to Juno award winning indie rock, feel good band, Said the Whale.  Their new album "As Long as Your Eyes Are Wide" has given us the top-20 hit "I Will Follow You." This afternoon of hit music is not to be missed!
Genres: indie, alt pop

Monday, July 10
Murray Porter

Few performers can command the stage with such authority as Murray Porter. His blues-fuelled songs and piano playing will leave you dazzled. 
Genres: blues

Tuesday,  July 11
Buckman Coe

Nothing gets the summer spirit into gear more than songs about paradise and peace. Escape to your fantasy island as this soul, reggae and Americana-inspired artist, brings his worldly beats to our stage.
Genres: reggae, soul, Americana

Wednesday, July 12
Jon and Roy

​This folk rock reggae band wows our stage with their powerful melodies and vocals. Their new album "The Road Ahead Is Golden" will certainly put you in a golden mood!
Genres: folk rock, reggae

Thursday, July 13
Wesli

This Haitian-born artist brings his life experience and culture to the stage with expert drum, guitar and saxophone skills that make his sound distinctive. *In partnership with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival​
Genres: Afro beats, reggae, rock

Friday, July 14
Mélisande

Mélisande combines catchy electro-pop sounds with traditional Francophone songs and fresh electronic beats. This dynamic duo will bring the party to our stage. *In partnership with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival​​
​Genres: electronic, pop

Monday, July 17
Old Soul Rebel
This breakthrough band will rock your soul, with a blend of retro inspired jams. Formed in 2015, this group brings a fresh take on old school rock 'n' roll with a little spice of soul.
Genres: rock 'n' roll, soul

Tuesday, July 18
Khari Wendell McClelland

Born in Detroit, McClelland is a member of the admired Vancouver gospel trio the Sojourners. A mix of emotion and danceable music gives this artist his likeable sound. From deep soul and gospel energy, be amazed by Khari's powerful vocals.
Genres: folk, adult contemporary, soul

Wednesday, July 19
Desirée Dawson 
2016 winner of CBC's Searchlight Competition is just one of the many accolades that Desiree has received. She graces our stage with her folk indie soul sound — don't miss this rising star.  
Genres: indie soul, singer-songwriter

Thursday, July 20
Brishen
Led by Quinn Bachand, Brishen brings together a fascinating range of musical history that reinvents the nostalgic music of gypsy jazz, swing and pop.
Genres: gypsy jazz

Friday, July 21 
Locarno
Juno award-winning Tom Landa brings this group to life with sounds from Colombia, African sukous, Mexican marimba music, Venezuelan oropo and Brazilian forroj music. Get ready to salsa your way through this hour of music! *In partnership with Surrey Fusion Festival
Genres: Mexican folk, Cuban, Latin soul