Celebrate 10 Years of Free Outdoor Concerts all Summer

Join us weekdays from 12 - 1 p.m. for free live concerts on the CBC Vancouver Outdoor Stage and Plaza located at 700 Hamilton Street.

Join us for #MusicalNooners July 5 - August 16

CBC Vancouver is excited to celebrate 10 years of supporting local music with the community!

Join us for the tenth season of Musical Nooners: CBC Vancouver's free summer-long outdoor concert series, weekdays from 12 - 1 p.m. on our Outdoor Stage and Plaza located at 700 Hamilton Street.

While the weather forecast is looking bright for summer, be sure to follow @CBCVancouver and #musicalnooners for any updates and schedule changes due to inclement weather.

Musical Nooners Lineup

Opening Day: July 5



July 5 

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murdererwith Dawn Pemberton

Shawn 'The Harpoonist' Hall & Matthew 'The Axe Murderer' Rogers are widely known for their punchy electric folk-blues sound, their commanding stage presence, and their honest heartfelt performances.

Add into the mix, the powerful and quirky musical stylings of local gospel-soul artist Dawn Pemberton ("The New Queen of Canadian Soul"), and you will be on the dance floor with your heart in your hands in no time.

Genres: Blues, Folk, Soul, Gospel


Week Two: July 8-12 



July 8

Will's Jams

Bring the kids, and relive your childhood days! This captivating Juno award nominee has performed more than 1500 shows and is famous for his TV series, "Will's Jams," which airs weekday mornings on CBC Kids.

Genres: Children's music


July 9


Experience creative storytelling, through the power of sound. A fan of short fiction, Tariq sometimes casts his favourite author's characters, as leads in his songs. Tariq is a Juno nominated songwriter and recording artist from rural Quebec, with a music career that spans over two decades!

Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, World


July 10


This global and inclusive band knows how to get a crowd on their feet! Inspired by Afro-Caribbean percussion and New York salsa dura, this group creates brass-heavy latin dance beats with a socially conscious message.

Genres: Latin, Salsa, Afro-carribean


July 11

Rare Americans

Come listen to a local band that sings for characters who rarely take the straight path. Blowing up on YouTube, the Priester brothers and their bandmate Lubo share unique stories with a groove-punk vibe.

Genres: Punk, Funk, Emo, Indie


July 12


Blasting out hearty melodies through country-soaked rock n' roll, TrailerHawk digs at the roots of a rich, southern sound. Immerse yourself in the vibration of fiddles, guitars, drums, and soulful lyrics.

Genres: Rock, Country, Americana


Week Three: July 15 - 19



July 15

Joe Trio

Formed in 1989, the members of Joe Trio are fantastic performers who engage the audience in a way few classical musicians can. This classically trained violin-cello-piano combo fearlessly combines musical styles, while also having you laughing to tears.

Genres: Classical, Fusion, Jazz, Funk, Rock


July 16

The Lonesome Town Painters

Known as Vancouver's traditional bluegrass standard-bearers, The Lonesome Town Painters bring high energy and passion to their performances. With their technical expertise and spirited vocals, this four person powerhouse will have you dancing all throughout the hour!

Genres: Bluegrass, Folk


July 17

One Human Race Afrika Collective

Discover a shared connection with this innovative African-influenced world music group. Comprised of world-travelled professionals from Vancouver, Guinea, Kenya, and Zimbabwe, OHR Afrika Collective are independent musicians who have come together to share peace, unity and oneness through music and storytelling.

*In partnership with Surrey Fusion Festival

Genres: World, African, Fusion


July 18

The Hamiltones

This Grammy Nominated Trio are modern artists, who remain respectful of their soul roots. The Hamiltones, often appearing as background vocalists for Grammy award winner Anthony Hamilton, will be commanding our stage with their smooth harmonious rhythm.

*In partnership with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Genres: Soul, R&B


July 19

Midnight Shine

Adding Cree cultural elements to their music, Midnight Shine is anchored by eloquent lyrics, and heartfelt vocals that share a glimpse of life in the far North.

This four member rock group demonstrates how strong connections to tradition, combined with authentic modern experiences, can create a jaw-dropping musical experience.

*In partnership with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Genres: Rock, Classic rock, Indigenous


Week Four: July 22 - 26



July 22

Chris Ronald

Come witness Canadian folk, with British roots.

This Vancouver dwelling tenor has captivated audiences with his skilled vocal technique and unique abilities as a storyteller. Get lost in your summer, while being dazzled by a mixture of guitar, harmonica, ukulele, and more!

Genres: Folk, Indie, Country-rock


July 23

Andrew Phelan

Sad songs never sounded so mesmerizing.

Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Phelan left Australia after performing and recording as a drummer for various artists. Now residing in Vancouver, this Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee will have your heart soaring.

Genres: Folk, Rock, Americana


July 24

The Heels

Embrace your true colours with this high-energy North-Van trio! The Heels combine messages of optimism and empowerment into their musical stylings.Their high-impact performances will help you along your journey this summer.

Genres: Rock, Country, Inspirational


July 25

Jim Byrnes

This award-winning blues master has seen it all! He's had the honour of performing with legends such as: Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker.

A Vancouver resident since the mid-70s, Jim Byrnes will have your toes tapping, and your soul on fire!

Genres: Blues


July 26

The Fugitives

This East-Van quartet has earned a reputation for a captivating show filled with infectious storytelling. The complex harmonies created by a combination of violin and banjo are deeply moving and unforgettable.

Genres: Folk


Week Five: July 29 - August 2



July 29


RupLoops is an interactive, live looping performance, using vocal percussion, rhythmic rhymes and an arsenal of eclectic instruments from around the globe. With a mix of hip-hop & global sounds, this artist tunes into themes of home, identity, culture, justice, dignity and celebration.

Genres: Fusion, World, Hip-Hop, Electronic


July 30

Jenny Banai Bre McDaniel

Discover soulful comfort in the dream-folk melodies that these two singer-songwriters create. Their sound is playful and detailed, while their lyrics offer a profound perspective. Ease into summer with this agile and expressive duo.

Genres: Folk


July 31

The Long War

The 2017 winners of CBC Music's Searchlight competition are here to leave us in awe once again! The Long War will take you on a musical road trip with their rich lyrics, melodies, and harmonies; while redefining modern Canadian folk rock.

Genres: Folk, Indie, Rock


August 1

Desirée Dawson

White Rock's Desirée Dawson considers music to be a therapeutic and effective healer. Winner of CBC Music's Searchlight contest in 2016, this ukulele playing singer-songwriter is one of the most soothing voices in Canada. Her track "Wild Heart" will certainly make your heart melt!

Genres: Indie, Soul, Folk


August 2

Cousin Harley

This artist's distinctive guitar playing will help you feel at home in this crazy world. While Vancouver-based Paul Pigat keeps a low profile, he has shared the stage and lent his guitar mastery to many fine musicians over the years including: Jeff Beck, Jackob Dylan, and Michael Kaeshammer.

Genres: Rockabilly, Folk, Country, Jazz


Week Six: August 5 - 9



August 5

BC DAY (no concert)


August 6

Luke Wallace

Luke Wallace is on a mission to inspire audiences into action-focused, social and environmental justice using the power of music. Drawing from folk heroes like Pete Seeger and Woodie Guthrie, Luke embodies the newest wave of engaged poets.

Genres: Folk, Political


August 7

Petunia and The Vipers

Petunia and The Vipers are considered to be one of Canada's best indie bands. Get a taste of country, folk, and rockabilly music, with a splash of rhymes from the past. You will be thrilled by their cutting edge yodel-rock sound.

Genres: Country, Folk, Indie, Rockabilly


August 8

Cannery Row

Witness this humorous and highly entertaining trio bring together an impressive sphere of genres to create something truly unique. "Blending and bending" blues, latin, zydeco, jazz, country, and rock & roll, this group will have you on the dance floor before you know it!

Genres: Fusion, Jazz, Blues, Country, Rock


August 9

Mariachi Los Dorados

Experience traditional mariachi from the heart!

This mixture of Canadian and Mexican talent delivers the passion, love and respect they feel for Mexico and its culture.

Genres: Mariachi, Latin, World


Week Seven: August 12 - 16



August 12

Qristina & Quinn Bachand

This brother and sister duo are inspiring audiences with their fresh approach to classic stomp-and-clap celtic music. Their unique style features a hint of grunge, folk, and mysterious noir, engaging contemporary listeners in something truly new and exciting!

Genres: Celtic, Indie, Folk


August 13

Katherine Penfold

Jazz up your summer, with the powerful vocals of this Vancouver-based, award-winning singer/songwriter.

Katherine Penfold was born in Nova Scotia and raised on a steady diet of Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler, as well as the celtic folk of artists like Natalie MacMaster and the Rankin Family.

Genres: Jazz, Pop, Blues


August 14


These White Rock twins have been singing together most of their lives. Alanna and Brianne's lyrics and arrangements range from breezy folk-pop ballads to upbeat rock & roll. These fresh faces will move you with their old, wise souls.

Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock


August 15

Roy Forbes

Since the 1970s, Roy Forbes has followed his passion for creating music packed with energy and heart. This award-winning Canadian folk icon will radiate summertime warmth on our stage with his legendary folk melodies.

Genres: Folk


August 16

Sister Speak

Wrap up the Musical Nooners with a heart filled with courageous love!

After recovering from a major injury, Sister Speak's lead, Sherri-Anne, decided to use her experience of extreme vulnerability to support the authentic expression of the woman's voice.

This high-energy group will wow you with it's uplifting and genuinely moving performance.

Genres: Indie, Pop, Alternative, Rock, Blues, World