Live music

American alt-rock band Cake plays this year’s Summer Night Concerts series at the PNE Fair, on Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Submitted photo)

Q&A with Cake, pre-PNE: Singer John McCrea on the new album, Twitter politics, one ‘Cake Forest’

The fair’s Summer Night Concerts start Saturday with The B-52s ‘farewell tour’ show

 

The Seabilly’s performed at Boppin’ in the Plaza event in 2019. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley will be bopping to rockabilly as summer dance event resumes

Free live concert coming Friday evening in Douglas Park

 

Travis Thuro said COVID-19 has opened the flood gates when it comes to his songwriting, providing fodder for his music – some of which he will be performing at an Aldergrove concert Thursday. (Special to The Star)

‘Chaos’ of last two years proved creative

Travis Thuro will play many recent compositions at Aug. 11 Aldergrove concert

  • Aug 4, 2022

 

Luke Vandervert performs as The Arctic. He will be part of a concert on Thursday, Aug. 11 at AV Centre, Aldergrove Vineyard Church. (Special to The Star)

3 gospel musicians showcased in Aug. 11 concert at Vineyard church

Aldergrove event offers chance for live entertainment once again

  • Aug 3, 2022
Luke Vandervert performs as The Arctic. He will be part of a concert on Thursday, Aug. 11 at AV Centre, Aldergrove Vineyard Church. (Special to The Star)
Antoinette Liebelt, a.k.a Nette performed at McBurney Plaza on Saturday, July 30. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Antoinette Liebelt, a.k.a Nette performed at McBurney Plaza on Saturday, July 30. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Organizers are already looking ahead and planning for the next jazz and arts festival coming to the village of Fort Langley in July 2023. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Jazz Fest organizers appreciative of how community came together

Biggest in its history, festival drew 60 bands, 300 musicians, and 15,000 spectators

  • Aug 2, 2022
Organizers are already looking ahead and planning for the next jazz and arts festival coming to the village of Fort Langley in July 2023. (Langley Advance Times files)
Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP

From Mendes to New Kids, concert cancellations prove a costly gamble for fans

Fans sometimes stuck with hefty travel, hotel expenses

Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP
Alexis Lynn won the CIVL 101.7 FM’s Fraser Valley Music Awards in the pop category. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley artists’ song on mental health recently awarded

She won in the pop category in the Fraser Valley Music Awards

Alexis Lynn won the CIVL 101.7 FM’s Fraser Valley Music Awards in the pop category. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Whiskey Blind is a Langley-based band. Their new song ‘She means the most to me’ is inspired by a true story. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley country band experiments with love songs

Whiskey Blind releases single with meaning to songwriter and band frontman Benjamin Aaron Ferguson

Whiskey Blind is a Langley-based band. Their new song ‘She means the most to me’ is inspired by a true story. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Robyn Froese is a Canadian singer songwriter based in Vancouver. Her band performed at McBurney Plaza on Saturday, July 23. The event was part of DLBA’s summer series offering live music. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Hundreds join for a live concert at McBurney

Two more to come as part of the summer series

Robyn Froese is a Canadian singer songwriter based in Vancouver. Her band performed at McBurney Plaza on Saturday, July 23. The event was part of DLBA’s summer series offering live music. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Like in 2020, The Mardi Gras-style parade is part of the Fort Langley Jazz and Art’s Festival this year, too. (Langley Advance Times files)
Like in 2020, The Mardi Gras-style parade is part of the Fort Langley Jazz and Art’s Festival this year, too. (Langley Advance Times files)
Susan Falk is honoured her large-scale painting was transformed into the promotional banners for this year’s Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival coming up July 21 to 24. (Special to Aldergrove Star)

Art reworked into street banners for jazz fest

Painter Susan Falk’s 2021 festival image is now flapping in the wind from Fort Langley street poles

  • Jul 14, 2022
Susan Falk is honoured her large-scale painting was transformed into the promotional banners for this year’s Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival coming up July 21 to 24. (Special to Aldergrove Star)
Joani Bye from Big City Soul will kick off the 2022 Summer Festival Series at Willoughby Community Park Amphitheatre on July 7 at 7:00pm. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Free musical evening every Thursday night for two months

Township of Langley returns with summer festivities

Joani Bye from Big City Soul will kick off the 2022 Summer Festival Series at Willoughby Community Park Amphitheatre on July 7 at 7:00pm. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Katmoon, a local band, will perform on Wednesday, July 13 at McBurney Plaza from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Katmoon, a local band, will perform on Wednesday, July 13 at McBurney Plaza from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A performer from Circus Lab demonstrated some daring maneuvers at the drive-up version of Aldergrove Fair 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)

110-year-old Aldergrove Fair Days returns to the community

This year’s theme to connect past and future means a real mix of entertainers

A performer from Circus Lab demonstrated some daring maneuvers at the drive-up version of Aldergrove Fair 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Punk in Drublic craft beer and rock festival comes to Abbotsford’s Tradex on Sept. 4. (Instagram)

Punk in Drublic craft beer and music festival coming to Abbotsford

Event scheduled for Abbotsford’s Tradex on Sunday, Sept. 4, NOFX and others performing

The Punk in Drublic craft beer and rock festival comes to Abbotsford’s Tradex on Sept. 4. (Instagram)
John Welsh and Los Valientes perform July 16 in Abbotsford in the first of three concerts in the Sun and Soil Concert Series. The series also takes place in Chilliwack and Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)

Sun and Soil Concert Series expands to include show in Langley

Performances in outdoor settings will be offered in Abby and Chilliwack, as well

John Welsh and Los Valientes perform July 16 in Abbotsford in the first of three concerts in the Sun and Soil Concert Series. The series also takes place in Chilliwack and Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)
Kids as young as 3 to present ballet, musical theatre and more for an in-person show in Surrey. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley dancers as young as 3 to take on stage

More than 100 to present ballet, theatre and more at Saturday recital

Kids as young as 3 to present ballet, musical theatre and more for an in-person show in Surrey. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, right, plays one of her 20 conch shells during a jam session with her aunt, front left, and mother. Zaichkowski originally learned about the conch from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and jokingly ordered her first one off eBay. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)

B.C. musician toots conch shell on Canada’s Got Talent; gets Howie Mandel’s support

James Bay resident builds on 21 years of French horn training

French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, right, plays one of her 20 conch shells during a jam session with her aunt, front left, and mother. Zaichkowski originally learned about the conch from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and jokingly ordered her first one off eBay. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)
Folk rock group The Paperboys will be performing July 7 at East Beach as part of White Rock BIA’s TD Concerts at the Pier series. (File photo)

Harlequin to headline as TD Concerts at the Pier series returns to White Rock June 23

Waterfront and Five Corners venues will host free performances

Folk rock group The Paperboys will be performing July 7 at East Beach as part of White Rock BIA’s TD Concerts at the Pier series. (File photo)