White Rock Community Orchestra Holiday Concert

White Rock Community Orchestra Holiday Concert 2017

One of White Rock’s most talented community groups the White Rock Community Orchestra is presenting its annual Christmas Concert on Sat. Dec. 2, 7pm at St. John’s Presbyterian Church!

Led  by the very talented Maestra Paula DeWit who was recently nominated for the 2017 Heinz Unger award the concert will feature seasonal music and classical selections including Mozart Concerto for Harp and Flute in C Major.

Special guests at the concert will include:

  • Chilliwack Children’s Choir
  • Maria Moularas – Harpist
  • Ingrid Mapson – Mezzo Soprano

Refreshments will be available following the concert.

Tickets are only $15 & kids under 12 are Free! Purchase your tickets at the door, or online here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3110615

 

White Rock Community Orchestra Holiday Concert 2017

LIVE MUSIC: Big Easy Funk Ensemble – LEGION OF SOUND

big easy funk ensemble at ocean park hall presented by legion of soundLegion of Sound is stoked to present the Big Easy Funk Ensemble at the Ocean Park Hall on November 4th.

As always it’s $20 to get in, all drinks are $5 and when you buy your tickets ahead of time you are get your first drink for free.

The Big Easy Funk Ensemble celebrates the amazing variety of music that has grown out of New Orleans. With influences from 60’s funk legends The Meters and Dr. John to more recent groups like Galactic and Trombone Shorty. BEFE (pronounced ‘beafy’) mixes many genres of funk, jazz and blues to create awesome grooves. The 9 member band includes a 3-piece horn section comprised of Andrew Benton (Sax), Kevin Tang (Trombone) and Ryan Naso (Trumpet). The rhythm section includes Reece Worth (Guitar), Eric Stephenson (Bass), Tyler Gibson (Keyboards/Organ), Ryan Davis (Drums), Jeffrey Kornblum (Percussion) and last but not least the mesmerizing Christopher Berry on Vocals.

A Mardi Gras party in 2014 brought the band together for the first time and by the end of the show both musicians and audience knew that this band had to continue. Three years and many shows later, BEFE has developed a large repertoire of songs covering a wide range of NOLA talent from Louis Armstrong to the Dirty Dozen Brass Band to Allen Toussaint to the Pimps of Joytime.

The Big Easy Funk Ensemble is fast becoming one of Vancouver BC’s preeminent party bands by attracting fans and stimulating dance floors. Don’t miss their next show at the Ocean Park Hall November 4th!

19+ This event is licensed – all drinks are $5.00 Purchase in advance for one free drink.

Win $$$$ we will be having a 50/50 draw during the evening.

This show will sell out so please get your tickets and make plans to show up on time.

See you On November 4th – bring your dancing shoes!

Legion of Sound brings great live music to underserved neighborhoods across British Columbia. The Legion of Sound program is administered Penmar Community Arts Society, a registered Canadian charity with headquarters in Surrey, BC. We develop tools and programs that address the needs of touring musicians and music industry support workers in order to build sustainable living wages within the music sector.

By attending local shows you are helping to fund the future of live music in your community. Contact us for information about sponsorship and how to get involved. Thank you for your support!

 

LIVE MUSIC: Sibling Rivals Halloween Ripper – Legion of Sound

The Legion of Sound are back with their Halloween show featuring White Rock legends the Sibling Rivals at Ocean Park Hall on October 28th from 8pm – 11pm!

Tickets are only $20 and when purchased in advance they include 1 free drink. Drinks at the show are only $5 and include craft beer from White Rock Beach Beer.

The Legion of Sound are a local charity dedicated to bringing top quality live music concerts to small communities across BC by keeping ticket prices affordable and making sure artists are paid a fair wage.

Live Music concert in South Surrey at Ocean Park Hall featuring the Sibling Rivals from Legion of Sound

Seaside Shindig – Legion of Sound Fundraiser

September 30 is the Seaside Shindig a fundraiser for the Legion of Sound

This is going to be a party you WON’T want to miss! The Legion of Sound have been bringing rocking live concerts to South Surrey & White Rock over the past few months and they want to step it up a notch. To do so they are hosting the Seaside Shindig – a fundraiser to keep the concerts going and bring more great live entertainment to our community.

Purchase tickets to the Seaside Shindig for only $60 and enjoy:

  • 3 live bands
    • The Escapes an up & coming local White Rock band
    • Coco Jafro
  • Texas BBQ by Railtown Catering
  • 2 drinks

All proceeds go to the Legion of Sound Community Arts dedicated to supporting emerging artists and making live music more accessible to small communities across BC by supplying consistent shows at affordable prices.

If you haven’t been to a Legion of Sound show before then you have been missing out! These are great live concert shows set in community locations around South Surrey / White Rock and featuring craft beer from our very own White Rock Beach Beer and general good times!

 

 

2017 White Rock Moon Festival

White Rock Moon Festival brings fireworks to White Rock beach. Watch from west beach to enjoy the live music. Photo cred: @fotoman_jon on Instagram
Fireworks headline the White Rock Moon Festival Sat Aug 26th at 9:15pm- watch near the pier to hear the live music!

Get ready for another exciting weekend on White Rock Beach with the White Rock Moon Festival! Boasting White Rock’s best fireworks show of the year accompanied with music, the pier will be lit up with over 200 decorative Chinese lanterns and live music will be entertaining the crowds Saturday night and throughout the day on Sunday!

Presented by the City of White Rock, The Canadian Community Service Association, the World Unity Society of Canada and the White Rock Chinese Arts Center the goal of the festival is to bring our community together through unity, world peace and love. Take some time this weekend to enjoy this FREE community building event taking place in one of the most beautiful places in BC!

Here’s the line-up of events scheduled for the weekend:

White Rock Moon Festival comes to White Rock Beach August 26th & 27th! Saturday August 26th 7pm – 10om

  • 5pm: Ben Dunnill 
    • 17 year old jazz musician from White Rock
  • 7pm: March Hare Band 
    • Vancouver’s top party band will get you dancing
  • 9:15pm: Fireworks accompanied with live music
    • Rumour has it these are going to be the biggest and best fireworks on White Rock Beach all year!

Sunday August 27th – 11am – 4pm

  • Sunday August 27th watch Big City Soul entertain the crowds during the White Rock Moon festival.
    Big City Soul will be entertaining the crowds Sunday August 27th from 1-4pm!

    1pm – 4pm: Big City Soul

    • One of the most entertaining soul bands around Big City Soul are bringing their awesome sounds to White Rock beach on Sunday afternoon!

TD Concerts at the Pier Aug 19 FINAL SHOW of 2017: Platinum Blonde

Legendary Canadian 80’s band Platinum Blonde are putting a rocking seal on the 2017 TD Concerts at the Pier free outdoor concert series on Saturday August 19th.

At 7pm Opening act Spirit Cool will warm up the crowd with his Acoustic Live-Looping performance in which he creates music like a painter generates a painting. Catch this unique performance and be wowed by his talent.

At 8:30pm Platinum Blonde will take the stage and rock the night away! Pro Tip either grab your seats early or make reservations on Charlie’s or the Ocean Side Yacht Club patio so you have front row seats to this show. Given the last few concerts have seen record numbers there’s no doubt Platinum Blonde will draw another outstanding crowd!

Here’s a little Crying Over You to get you pumped for the August 19th show.

The TD Concerts at the Pier is a free outdoor concert series put on by the White Rock BIA set against the stunning backdrop of White Rock Beach. See the full line up of the 2017 TD Concerts at the pier here.

2017 TD Concerts at the Pier Aug 10 – Little Destroyer + guests

The TD Concerts at the Pier 2017 series continues August 10th departing from the classic rock / cover bands the free outdoor concert series has led with. This time the concert series takes a younger,  indie rock approach headlined by up and coming indie rock band Little Destroyer featuring local talent Allie Sheldan as the lead vocals and Michael & Chris Weiss. Little Destroyer will be taking the stage at 8:30pm.

Supporting Little Destroyer will be two opening acts including The Velveteins who are returning from a west coast US tour bringing their indie rock feel to White Rock beach. Here’s a sneak peek of this up and coming indie rock band who will be taking the stage at 7:45pm.

The first opening act is White Rock local & singer/songwriter Ava Carich who wowed the crowds at the White Rock Sea Festival with this awesome cover of Too Close. She’ll be taking the stage at 7pm!

 

The TD Concerts at the Pier is hosted by the White Rock BIA and brings free outdoor concerts set against the stunning White Rock Beach backdrop. With restaurants lining Marine Drive and world class concerts the TD Concerts at the Pier outdoor concert series is becoming a don’t miss event in Vancouver.