22 Vancouver Concerts This SEPTEMBER

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 Say goodbye to summer with this stellar lineup of concerts in Vancouver throughout September.

This month BC Place is hosting two mega concerts: Guns N’ Roses and Coldplay! The Malkin Bowl at Stanley Park welcomes the likes of Spoon and HAIM for some amazing outdoor concerts. Meanwhile Rogers Arena opens its doors for big artists like Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Miranda Lambert.

There are also a handful of music festivals taking place including the iHeartRadio Beach Ball over Labour Day long-weekend which features Lorde, Alessia Cara, Liam Payne, Train, Blondie, Serena Ryder and more. The Albatross Music Festival at Hastings Racecourse features a diverse lineup including Elisa Estrada, Far East Movement, Wanting, Taeyon, Queen, Edison Chen and more. Also, Red Truck Beer Company is hosting Westward Music Festival featuring Vince Staples, A Tribe Called Red, Hannah Georgas and more.

Check out all the concerts in Vancouver this September:

22 Guns N’ Roses

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Where: BC Place Stadium
When: Friday, September 1, 2017
Time: 7:30pm

American heavy metal rock band (read: Gods) Gun’s N Roses are going to blow the roof off this place! Axl Rose, Slash and the gang bring music that spans four decades with them.

21 Rick Springfield

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Where: PNE Ampitheatre
When: Friday, September 1, 2017
Time: 8:30pm

67-year-young Australian singer-songwriter and instrumentalist brings the rock and vocals to the PNE Ampitheatre to help kick off September.

20 Spoon

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Where: Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park
When: Saturday, September 2, 2017
Time: 6:00pm

Indie rock-pop band Spoon from Austin, Texas celebrates 25 years of music next year.

19 Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey

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Where: Rogers Arena
When: Sunday, September 3, 2017
Time: 7:00pm

The much-anticipated rescheduled tour date for the Vancouver show is upon us. The joint tour was postponed due to a knee procedure the 68-year-old legend, Lionel Richie, underwent earlier this year. He is joined by the vocal range of Mariah Carey.

18 Alessia Cara, Liam Payne, Lorde & more

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What: iHeartRadio Beach Ball – Day 1
Where: PNE Ampitheatre
When: Sunday, September 3, 2017
Time: 2:00pm

What do Brampton, Ontario’s Alessia Cara, England’s Liam Payne of One Direction fame and Auckland, New Zealand’s Lorde have in common? They’re all mega-music stars and headline Day 1 of the 2-day iHeartRadio Beach Ball music festival over Labour Day long-weekend.

17 Blondie, Train, Serena Ryder & more

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Photo/Serena Ryder (Facebook)

What: iHeartRadio Beach Ball – Day 2
Where: PNE Ampitheatre
When: Monday, September 4, 2017
Time: 2:00pm

San Fran’s roots band Train, New York’s rock band Blondie and Toronto’s Serena Ryder headline Day 2 of the 2-day iHeartRadio Beach Ball music festival over Labour Day long-weekend.


Photo/HAIM (Facebook)

Where: Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park
When: Monday, September 4, 2017
Time: 5:30pm

Este, Danielle and Alana, the three sisters from LA, are known together as Haim and rock the outdoor Malkin Bowl at Stanley Park with their indie soft pop-rock.

15 Simple Plan

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Where: Commodore Ballroom
When: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Time: 7:30pm

Montreal’s uber successful pop and punk rock band Simple Plan released their fifth studio album Taking One for the Team last year.

14 Big Sugar

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Where: Commodore Ballroom
When: Friday, September 8, 2017
Time: 9:00pm

Canadian blues and reggae rock band were on hiatus in the mid-2000’s and have been active again since 2010. They hail from Toronto and have ten studio albums under their belt and a few EPs.

13 Mac DeMarco

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Where: Vogue Theatre
When: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 8:00pm
When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 9:00pm

Mac DeMarco aka Pepperoni Playboy from Edmonton, Alberta was actually born in Duncan, British Columbia. He brings his multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter vibe to Vancouver for two shows.

12 Watsky

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Where: The Imperial
When: Thursday, September 14, 2017
time: 8:00pm

George Virden Watsky known on on stage as simply Watsky is an American hip hop artist, author and poet. He’s from San Francisco and is known for his slam poetry.

11 Albatross Music Festival

Where: Hastings Racecourse
When: September 14 & 15, 2017

An international lineup of artists is bringing diverse culture and music to the Hastings Racecourse for the two-day Albatross Music Festival. Local artists Elise Estrada and Wanting are featured.

Day 1 features A Si, Edison Chen, Eric Chow, Hyukoh, Nair Band, Queen and more.
Day 2 features Elise Estrada, Far East Movement, Ma Di, Matzka, Taeyon, Una, Wanting and more.

10 Shaggy

Where: Commodore Ballroom
When: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 7:30pm & 11:20pm

The “It Wasn’t Me” hit-maker brings his ‘boombastic‘ Jamaican-American flare and reggae fusion to Vancouver for back-to-back shows on the same night.

9 Westward Music Festival

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Where: Various
When: September 16 & 17, 2017
Time: 5:30pm

Multiple artists and multiple venues! The two-day festival event takes place at Vogue Theatre, Biltmore Cabaret, Imperial Theatre, Fox Cabaret and the Red Truck Brewery. Artists featured include Vince Staples, A Tribe Called Red, Dear Rogue, Hannah Georgas, Youngblood, Wyclef Jean and more.

8 TroyBoi

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Where: Vogue Theatre
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 7:00pm

29-year-old TroyBoi plays Vancouver in September and then returns to BC to play Whistler and Victoria in November.

7 Lil Yachty

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Where: PNE Forum
When: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time: 8:00pm

Lil Yachty just turned 19-years-old and already has a Grammy nomination under his belt for the track Broccoli with D.R.A.M

6 Damian Marley

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Where: Commodore Ballroom
When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 8:00pm

Bob Marley’s youngest son, Damian Marley keeps the reggae going.

5 Janet Jackson

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Where: Rogers Arena
When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 8:00pm

Pop music legend and pop culture icon Janet Jackson is going to put on one heck of a show at Rogers Arena.

4 Vance Joy

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Where: Vogue Theatre
When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 8:00pm

Melbourne singer-songwriter Vance Joy dropped his single Lay It On Me this year.

3 Coldplay

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Where: BC Place Stadium
When: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 7:00pm

Iconic British rock band Coldplay headed by Chris Martin play a mega-concert at BC Place!

2 Miranda Lambert

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Where: Rogers Arena
When: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 7:00pm

American country singer and Grammy Award winner Miranda Lambert dropped her sixth studio album The Weight of These Wings last year.

1 Zedd

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Where: UBC Thunderbird Arena
When: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 7:15pm

Russian-German DJ and record producer ZEDD kicks off his Echo Tour in Vancouver!

Last month. August was hot. Lady Gaga kicked the month off followed by Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Cam’ron, Metallica, Bryson Tiller, Zac Brown Band, 2 Chainz, Onerepublic and Beck.

Next month. What acts can you look forward to in October? How about some Nickelback, Feist, The Weeknd, French Montana, Lauryn Hill, Nas, Kings of Leon, RL Grime, Jimmy Buffet, Gavid DeGraw, Arcade Fire, Hanson, Yelawolf, Deadmau5, ASAP Mob, Tegan and Sara and of course the annual Dooms Night at Pacific Coliseum featuring Tiesto, Headhunterz, Don Diablo and more.

By Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch
Amar likes his beer chilled and ranch sauce with pizza.

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