Events Calendar

Jul
29
Wed
2015
Celebration of Lights Boat Cruise @ Spirit Cruises
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm

prideCelebration of Lights

July 29, 2015
Watch the Celebration of Light Fireworks from the sea!

This year celebrate the spectacular fireworks show, the Celebration of Light, aboard the luxurious Pride of Vancouver or by private charter aboard our new yacht, the Star of Vancouver. You and your friends will enjoy fine dining, dancing and a grandstand view of the fireworks display. During this memorable cruise youll delight in our gourmet buffet prepared to perfection by our skillful chef.

Dance the night away while cruising Canadas most scenic waterfront. Then after dark, youll enjoy the lights and sounds of the spectacular fireworks from the best seat in the house.

Book today! Cruises sell out quickly! Now taking reservations for 2015!

Boarding at 7:00 pm
Departing at 7:30 pm

Menu

Baron of Beef
Finest Alberta beef carved by the Chef along with
a red wine au jus

Baked fresh salmon
BC Coho salmon with a lemon dill sauce

Slow roasted chicken
Oven roasted, local seasoned chicken

Penne pasta
In a fresh basil tomato sauce

Garden fresh vegetables
In season vegetable medley

Rice pilaf
Long grained seasoned rice with peppers and onions

Classic Caesar salad
With garlic croutons, shredded Parmesan cheese and our
own Caesar dressing

Seasonal micro greens
Mixed greens, cucumber, cherry tomato, red onion
and a choice of dressings

Mediterranean salad
Garbanzo beans, bell peppers and balsamic dressing

Dinner Rolls
Assorted bread with butter on the side

DESSERT
French vanilla cheesecake drizzled with strawberry coulis & flaked dark chocolate

Tea & Coffee

*Menu subject to change

Note: This is a seated event. If you intend on coming down with a larger group, be sure to notify us after you’ve made your ticket purchase(s) by contacting us at info@vancouvercharters.com to ensure that everyone in your party is seated together at the same table. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s seating request as possible but due to limited capacity this option will not be guaranteed.

 

 

Tickets: Here

The Casualties @ VENUE
Jul 29 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 30 @ 1:00 am

casualtiesPresented by BlueprintLIVE
Wednesday July 29 2015 at Venue
DOORS 9PM – 1AM

THE CASUALTIES

https://www.facebook.com/TheCasualties

with guests

Wednesday, July 29th

at VENUE
881 Granville St
19+ | Doors 9PM

Tickets on sale NOW
Hardcopies | Red Cat and Zulu

Hailing from NYC, the Casualties are a punk band formed in 1990. The Casualties members had the primary aim to revive the “golden era” of street punk, ambodies by bands such as The Exploited, Charged, GBH and Discharge, who’s popularity was believed to have waned by 1985. The EP 40 Oz. Casualty was recored. By 1992, the band was touring and building up a fan base in NYC. In 195, the band’s second release, the A Fuckin Way Of Life was released on Eyeball Records. The Casualties have continued to produce high-energy recording, including Resistance in 1997, and they have headlined numerous shows around the world. Under Attack was releaesd on SideOneDummy Records in 2006 and they toured virtually non-stop for 3 years in support of the album. Their newest album, We Are All We Have, was released on SideOneDummy in 2009.

 

Tickets: Here

Jul
30
Thu
2015
Rockin River Music Festival (Meritt) @ Meritt Festival Grounds
Jul 30 – Aug 2 all-day

rocking4-Day country music festival in Merritt, BC from July 30 to August 2, 2015. Come join us for four days of country music and good times with friends!

Tickets and more information: Here

Reserved Seating Tickets: Here

 

Hold on to your seats all you country music fans, because the Rockin’ River crew have just announced part of their 2015 lineup. Currently in its sixth year running, the festival will be moving up to the historic festival site in Merritt, British Columbia. Previously home to the famous Merritt Mountain Music Festival, the new venue will boast plenty of space and entertainment (other than the music), lots of camping, and a gorgeous river for everyone to enjoy. So, read on for more info and your chance to win free tickets to this huge event, and get ready for one of the biggest years in Rockin’ River history!
Late in 2014, the festival’s president and country music idol Kenny Hess announced the move from Mission to Merritt. He explained that, while it is a sad move, the new venue provides a lot more space and opportunity to house a financially feasible and enjoyable show. Plus, the festival this year will also be extended by one full day. Make sure you click here for our in-depth interview with Kenny and more information about the changes this year. Now, let us announce without further ado, the incredible Rockin’ Rover lineup for 2015!
Dierks Bentley

First on the list of this new lineup is this country superstar. Dierks Bentley released his self-titled debut album in 2003 and has been riding the wave of success ever since. With eight full-length albums (two of which are certified platinum and one which is certified gold) and 18 chart topping singles under his belt, we don’t need to do much talking to get you excited to see him in the flesh. Bentley has been nominated for nine Grammys and countless other awards, and you can finally catch him live at Rockin’ River this July. Are you pumped? We know we are!

Big and Rich

These guys are possibly one of country music’s biggest duos. Big Kenny and John Rich have both had incredibly successful careers, whether producing solo material or fronting bands. The two joined forces in 2003 and released their first full-length record, Horse of a Different Color, a year later. The album produced four Top 40 country hits, including the “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy),” and immediately grabbed the attention of literally every country music fan in the northern hemisphere. Since then, the two have released four more records which produced more chart-topping hits such as “8th of November,” “Lost in This Moment,” and countless more. Check out the official music video for “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” below, and get ready to catch these guys live in action at Rockin’ River 2015!

Lady Antebellum

We don’t think that this country rock group from Nashville, Tennessee need much of an introduction. Lady Antebellum made their debut in 2007 and have since released five full-length albums, three of which have been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. These five records produced a total of 16 hit singles that landed in the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, and nine number-one chart topping tracks. Their hit single “Need You Now” got a huge reception all around the world, and managed to stay at the top of the charts for five full weeks in America. Check out the video for this unbelievable track below, and get ready to finally see them live!

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Any old-school country fans would have just felt their hearts skip a beat when they read that. Yes, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will be coming to Merritt as part of the festival. These guys have been around since 1966, and have toured around the world, spreading their beautiful blend of folk-rock. They rose to fame with tracks such as a cover of Jerry Jeff Walker’s “Mr Bojangles,” “Buy for me the Rain,” and “House at Pooh Corner.” They have toured with the likes of The Doors and Jack Benny, and have developed a strong following in all corners of the globe. Check out the below video of them performing live in Japan in 1990, and make sure you catch them when they come to Merritt this year!

The Boom Chucka Boys

Just in case you were worried there wasn’t enough Canadian country music in this list, here you go: The Boom Chucka Boys are straight out of Sylvan Lake in Alberta, and have announced that they will be releasing a new album this year. This a great news for all you fans, because you just might get a sneak peek of some of their latest material. They’ll also be sure to play all the hits from their 2013 self-titled debut album, so you can expect to here some awesome live renditions of tracks such as “Loose Change” and “Turn This Car Around.” Check out the video below, and get pumped to catch these guys at Rockin’ River!

 

Tickets and more info: Here

Reserved Seating Tickets: Here

Imagine Dragons @ Rogers Arena
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm

imagine

IMAGINE DRAGONS
July 30, 2015 at 07:30:00 PM

@ Rogers Arena in Vancouver

GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Imagine Dragons, are set to bring their electrifying live shows back on the road in 2015 with the SMOKE + MIRRORS TOUR in support of their new album, Smoke + Mirrors, due out on Feb. 17 on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. The multi-platinum selling band along with alternative rock band, Metric, announced the tour today at a special surprise performance event at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, Cali. in front of hundreds of fans and for viewers worldwide via Yahoo! live stream. Metric will be special guests on the SMOKE + MIRRORS TOUR. Also joining the tour line-up will be Astralwerks’ recording artist, Halsey. Kicking off on June 3 in Portland, Ore., the Live Nation promoted tour will visit cities throughout the U.S. and Canada with dates lined up in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Vancouver and many more before wrapping up on Aug. 1 in Boise, Idaho. A full list of tour dates is below.

On Smoke + Mirrors, Imagine Dragons use the frenetic energy of life on the road to infuse their music with both raw tension and intense vulnerability. As on their double-platinum full-length debut Night Visions, the band works with sharply crafted beats and grooves to dream up rhythm-driven rock music that’s artful yet visceral. Also revealing the band’s dedication to keeping it homespun, Smoke + Mirrors marks the first release recorded in their new self-built home studio. The album’s lead single, “I Bet My Life,” is currently Top 5 at Modern Rock radio and has over 11 millions views on Vevo. To support the release of the album, Imagine Dragons will be performing the new single on television appearances lined up throughout February including Good Morning America, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

A standard version of Smoke + Mirrors is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Those who pre-order the standard edition receive instant downloads of the album’s first single “I Bet My Life” and the songs “Shots” and “Gold.” Fans can also pre-order a limited edition “art box deluxe” version of the album HERE. This format includes lithograph prints designed by artist Tim Cantor for every song on the album as well as an oversized album booklet in a collectible box. Those who buy the limited edition gain early access to purchase tickets for the band’s 2015 tour. A standard version will be available at other retailers for digital download, streaming via subscription services and on CD/vinyl.

Formed in 2009 and featuring lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman, Imagine Dragons earned a grassroots following by independently releasing a series of EPs. After Alex Da Kid signed them to his KIDinaKORNER/Interscope label, the band made its major-label debut with the release of Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the 2x platinum breakthrough single “It’s Time.” Night Visions arrived later that year and Imagine Dragons found themselves on a skyward trajectory that saw the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, sell nearly four million copies worldwide, and becme the No. 1 album on Spotify Worldwide for 2013. Night Visions’ second single, the 9x-platinum “Radioactive,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rock chart and earned the band a 2014 Grammy for “Best Rock Performance.” It is the best-selling rock song in U.S. digital history. The third single, “Demons,” hit No. 1 at Alternative and Top 40 radio, and has sold 3.9 million copies in the U.S. The band has sold more than 24 million tracks worldwide.

 

Tickets: Here

Ten Walls – Cancelled @ Fortune Sound Club
Jul 30 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 1:00 am

tenPresented by Fortune Sound
Thursday July 30 2015 at Fortune
DOORS 9PM – 1AM

TEN WALLS (LIVE)
www.tenwalls.fm
https://twitter.com/tenwallsmusic

https://www.facebook.com/TenWalls

with guests TBA

Thursday July 30th
Fortune Sound Club
147 East Pender Street. Vancouver
Doors 9pm / 19+

 

Tickets: Here

Jul
31
Fri
2015
Chappo @ Media Club
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm

chappo

CHAPPO
with guests
Friday, July 31st, 2015
The Media Club
**EARLY SHOW**
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

Tickets on sale Friday, April 17th at 10AM

Advance tickets $12.00 plus applicable service charges
General Admission – 19+ Event
Brooklyn-based indie rock band tour in support of their upcoming sophomore album “Future Former Self”, our May 5th via Rouse Records.

 

Tickets: Here

Sticky Fingers @ Fortune Sound Club
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm

stickyPresented by BlueprintLIVE
Friday July 31 2015 at Fortune
DOORS 7PM – 1030PM

STICKY FINGERS (Australia)

http://www.stickyfingerstheband.com/

with guests

Friday, July 31st

~ E A R L Y S H O W ~

at FORTUNE SOUND
147 E Pender St. Vancouver
Doors at 7pm | 19+

• Tickets •
On sale this Friday at 10am
Hardcopies at Zulu and Red Cat Records

• About Sticky Fingers •
Some bands meet from lame shit like gumtree advertisements, while others are formed with a tough of the divine. One summers night some years ago, on a drunken street in Newton, Dylan Frost was wrapping up a fruitles nights busking. Paddy walked past, when a by-standing bouncer commanded “give the bloke some coin brew?!”Instead, Paddy and Dyz struck up a chat, bonding over mutual hobbies like music and weed (the basis of everything substantial friendship). Soon, associate degenerates Hollywood, Crabz and Beaker banded together and STIFI was erected.
STIFI is a melting pot of reggae, psych, pop and bourbon. Hypnotising you into a swaying trance, then punching you in the face for dancing like a hippy. Their borderline contradictory fusion of flavours speaks to every walk of life, and it’s this multiplicity which makes the world their oyster.
For the comparison minded: If the Clash, Pink Floyd and Arctic Monkeys are three beads of sweat that meet rolling down your back, Sticky Fingers are there licking it up.

 

Tickets: Here

Chris Cox @ Celebrities
Jul 31 @ 9:00 pm

chrisPresented by Celebrities Nightclub
Friday July 31 2015 at Celebrities
DOORS 9PM – 3AM

:: PRIDE BALL 2015 ::

CHRIS COX
http://www.chriscox.net/

https://www.facebook.com/chriscoxofficial

https://twitter.com/djchriscox

w/ support from

DJ Del Stamp

FRIDAY/JULY 31st
at
CELEBRITIES NIGHTCLUB
1022 Davie St. Vancouver
19+ only

Advance tickets: http://celebrities.electrostub.com/event.cfm?id=148643&cart

CHRIS COX:

Record producer, remixer, DJ, mix engineer, and multi-instrumentalist – is one of the most talented and successful dance music artists in the United States. With a regular rotation of sold-out international DJ performances and studio productions that yield nothing but chart-topping hits, Chris Cox is a symbol of the superstar power in dance music today.

There are few who have done more for dance music and the DJ industry than Chris Cox. With a discography of more than 600 productions, remixes, mix compilations, and a string of 45 #1 Billboard Dance Club Hits, this Nevada native has left a permanent mark. Certainly more than any other producer, Chris Cox is defined by his stand-out remixes that have made him a global phenomenon.

Chris begins 2013 with a #1 Billboard hit original with “Oh Mama Hey,” a collaboration featuring the vocals of house music legend Crystal Waters. This is the first in a series of original productions and songs destined to become dance floor staples much like his genre defining remixes.

Rising to prominence in the late 90’s as one-half of the remix/production duo Thunderpuss, Chris Cox has mixed tribal-tipped rhythms into the potent vocals of artists like Madonna, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Enrique Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Shakira, Janet Jackson, and the Pet Shop Boys.

In 2004 Cox received a Best Dance Recording GRAMMY Nomination for his co-production of the Cher song “Love One Another.” He was also a two-time IDMA Award winner in 2000 and 2002 for “Remixer of the Year,” and the recipient of the IDMA Award for “Best Underground 12” Dance Record For The Year 2001”.

As a solo-artist Cox continues to create mind-blowing mixes for superstar artists like Rhianna, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Kelly Osbourne, Celine Dion, and vocal legend Shirley Bassey. In 2008 Cox produced and remixed the #1 Billboard Electronic Album “Hannah Montana 2 Non-Stop Dance Party” for Disney sensation Hannah Montana.

Out of the studio Chris Cox is a world-class DJ who has logged over 3 million miles headlining parties, festivals and residencies performing his signature celebratory, bigger-than-life sets in nightlife capitals such as Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Miami, Prague, London, Las Vegas, New York City, Mexico City, Montreal, Chicago, and Atlanta.

As a musical entertainer in the role of the DJ, Cox adapts a unique and personal musical journey for every venue, crowd, and night. The drums are incredibly important and incredibly varied. From primal tribal-rhythms to rattling militant-stompers, these beats provide the backbone of his boundary-breaking and chance-taking mixes. His musical vision is translated to the dance floor via a format of spectacular live programming, Chris Cox productions, and subliminally sexy arrangements that surpass expectations and surprise even the most seasoned dance music lover.

Chris’ dedication to delivering an unforgettable night is indisputable. He knows when and how to play the funk out of a record, how to summon the soul from a crowd, and how to provide the attitude and magic they desire, crave, and deserve!

 

Tickets: Here

Mark Sixma @ VENUE
Jul 31 @ 10:00 pm

VEN_PxP_MARKSIXMA_11x17_web-450x690Presented by Relive The Feels and Envy
Friday July 31 2015 at VENUE
DOORS 10PM – 3AM
Mark Sixma inevitably caught the dance music bug growing up in now-famous Breda, the Dutch city that produced Tiësto, Hardwell, and more. After mastering the art of DJing in his teenage years, Mark decided to try his hand at making his own music to play live. His first notable foray into trance music production saw him collaborate with Def Tactical whilst also releasing a Project 6 E.P. at Five AM Records. This was followed up by a release called Destination 6. It received Tune of the Week status on Armin van Buuren’s radio show A State Of Trance and was supported by the biggest names on the planet.

07 • 31 • 15

+

W I T H R E S I D E N T

Johnny Jover
BVH

+

$5.50 Red Dragons
$8.50 Hi-Balls

A L L N I G H T L O N G

+

#PLAYXPLAY

 

Tickets: Here

Aug
1
Sat
2015
Calm Like a Bomb @ VENUE
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm

Magnetized Productions Presents: Calm Like A Bomb ( A Tribute To Rage Against Machine) with The Kombucha Mushroom People ( System of A Down Tribute) and Killing Machine ( Tribute To Judas Priest)
Saturday, August 1st at Venue Night Club, 881 Granville Street, Vancouver. $10 Adv / $14 @ Door.

Doors at 7 pm, Showtime 7:30 pm

 

Tickets: Here

Laugh Out! w/ Elvira Kurt @ Vogue Theatre
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm

laughVancouver Pride Society and TD Bank Group Presents:

Laugh Out!
starring Elvira Kurt

with Special Guests
M.C. Drex from “Drex Live” CKNW Radio
The talented and lovely Joan E
the incomparable Symone Says
Vancouver Gay Theatre Sports Players

Vogue Theatre
Saturday August 1st, 2015
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM
All Ages Welcome

In support of Loving Spoonful & Friends For Life
Proudly brought to you by Point Blank Entertainment

Elvira Kurt, host of The Comedy Network’s Popcultured, will headline an evening of comedy presented by the Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) and TD Bank Group. Join Elvira Kurt and special guests including comedian Darcy Michael, Vancouver’s First Lady of Glam: Symone Says, Vancouver’s Queer Prov, and host Drex from Drex Live on CKNW.

Proceeds from Laugh Out! support community organizations A Loving Spoonful and Friends For Life.

Elvira Kurt is a Canadian award-winning and Gemini Award nominated stand-up comic who has had many years of comedic success in Canada and the U.S. Popcultured—created, produced and hosted by Elvira Kurt—is the first late night talk show hosted by a woman.

The Second City Alumnus recently hosted Mark Burnett’s new game show Spin Off, which aired in Canada and the U.S. She has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and her comedy specials have aired on Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, CTV, CBC and The Comedy Network.

Kurt has written for George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, for the CBS pilot and HBO special for Ellen DeGeneres, and various awards shows. In addition to her mainstream success, Kurt continues to perform lives shows across North America and is one of North America’s hottest college comedy acts.

You can hear her each week on CBC Radio’s number one hit show Q, where she gets real curating the unreal Cultural Hall of Shame.

“Laugh Out! promises to be a side-splitting romp,” says Point Black Entertainment Executive Producer Howard Blank.

“We are so excited to welcome Elvira Kurt to Vancouver Pride’s official comedy show,” says VPS Executive Director Ray Lam. “Laughter has always been vital to bringing Vancouver’s Pride Community together.”

About the Vancouver Pride Society
Vancouver Pride celebrates the diverse LGBTQ2+ community within Vancouver, connecting with other LGBTQ2+ groups throughout the province for the advancement and education of Human Rights issues.

 

Tickets: Here

Taylor Swift w/ Vance Joy & Shawn Mendes @ BC Place
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm

taylor

Live Nation Presents…

Taylor Swift
w/ Vance Joy & Shawn Mendes

The 1989 World Tour

@ B.C. Place in Vancouver
Satruday, August 1, 2015

Tickets: Here

Celebration of Lights Boat Cruise @ Spirit Cruises
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm

prideCelebration of Lights

August 1, 2015

Watch the Celebration of Light Fireworks from the sea!

This year celebrate the spectacular fireworks show, the Celebration of Light, aboard the luxurious Pride of Vancouver or by private charter aboard our new yacht, the Star of Vancouver. You and your friends will enjoy fine dining, dancing and a grandstand view of the fireworks display. During this memorable cruise youll delight in our gourmet buffet prepared to perfection by our skillful chef.

Dance the night away while cruising Canadas most scenic waterfront. Then after dark, youll enjoy the lights and sounds of the spectacular fireworks from the best seat in the house.

Book today! Cruises sell out quickly! Now taking reservations for 2015!

Boarding at 7:00 pm
Departing at 7:30 pm

Menu

Baron of Beef
Finest Alberta beef carved by the Chef along with
a red wine au jus

Baked fresh salmon
BC Coho salmon with a lemon dill sauce

Slow roasted chicken
Oven roasted, local seasoned chicken

Penne pasta
In a fresh basil tomato sauce

Garden fresh vegetables
In season vegetable medley

Rice pilaf
Long grained seasoned rice with peppers and onions

Classic Caesar salad
With garlic croutons, shredded Parmesan cheese and our
own Caesar dressing

Seasonal micro greens
Mixed greens, cucumber, cherry tomato, red onion
and a choice of dressings

Mediterranean salad
Garbanzo beans, bell peppers and balsamic dressing

Dinner Rolls
Assorted bread with butter on the side

DESSERT
French vanilla cheesecake drizzled with strawberry coulis & flaked dark chocolate

Tea & Coffee

*Menu subject to change

Note: This is a seated event. If you intend on coming down with a larger group, be sure to notify us after you’ve made your ticket purchase(s) by contacting us at info@vancouvercharters.com to ensure that everyone in your party is seated together at the same table. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s seating request as possible but due to limited capacity this option will not be guaranteed.

 

 

Tickets: Here

DJ Brynn Taylor @ The Odyssey
Aug 1 @ 9:00 pm

brynnSuper Early Bird Tickets $25.00 — SOLD OUT
Early Bird Tickets $35.00 — SOLD OUT
Regular Tickets $45.00 — SOLD OUT
Last Chance in Advance Tickets $55.00

Brynn has been turning heads since her arrival on the LA party scene in 2005. She holds residencies with some of the biggest venues and parties that West Hollywood has to offer, including The Abbey and BLOW Fridays. She has played for everyone from Perez to Paris, and were THRILLED to be able to present her Vancouver debut during our first Pride season!

This night will be packed with all of the things that made THE ODYSSEY so amazing the first time around! A SEXY new go-go crew that INSPIRES, music you can MOVE to, sound and lights to take you to another place, and a room where you can feel free to meet new friends and just BE YOU!

Quintessential ODYSSEY girl, RAYE SUNSHINE will be on hand all night to keep the crowd happy and give us a taste of the FLAWLESS spotlight numbers that defined an ODYSSEY Saturday! Other special guests are set to light up your night throughout!

Dance, party, explore, meet friends and help us launch full-force into a new era of LGBT nightlife in Vancouver!

VIP services are available for this night by contacting info@theodyssey.ca

Tickets: $25 and up – On sale Friday July 10 at 12pm on Ticket Zone. NOTE: BUY EARLY TO LOCK IN BEST PRICING!

Terms:
Ticket holders receive priority entrance, but subject to strict capacity. Arrive early!! Ticket holders arriving before 9:30 are guaranteed entrance via rear alley entrance

Must be at least 19 years old to enter

 

Tickets: Here