Queen’s Park Concert Series

This concert series features live musical performances in an intimate, retreat-like forest setting in Queen’s Park. Experience warm summer evenings with friends, family and neighbours in scenic Queen’s Park, with the captivating performances of local musicians.

RETURNING IN 2022, BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Queens Park Arts Festival: July 6th-10th 2022

Queens Park Concert Series: Thursdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, July and August 2022

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Performance Date and TimeArtist Name About
Thursday, July 14th, 2022 - 7:00pmGraham Brown BandFronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Graham Brown, the press usually compare this band to Neil Young and Tom Petty. They have released multiple albums and video singles, and have toured the USA, Canada and the UK. Mark Gruft on drums, John Werner on bass and Rob Blackburn on keys.
Sunday, July 17th, 2022 - 2:00pmTess AndersonVancouver-based singer-songwriter Tess Anderson enchants audiences with her candid performances. Open and unapologetic, she invites listeners into her most vulnerable moments through honest and authentic storytelling. With over 50 live shows in 2021, including opening for Mother Mother at The Commodore Ballroom, and the release of her EP “Onward”, Tess continues to build a name for herself in the Vancouver music scene. Currently, she is in the studio working on her 2022 releases, embracing a brand new sound. Combining the gloss of pop with the grit of alternative rock, Tess is now stepping into her power fronting a 5-piece band.
Thursday, July 21st, 2022- 7:00pmFoxx and SwannHusband and wife team Danny and Natalee Lovelock are Foxx and Swann. Their west-coast roots rock debut EP is described as “rock and roll love on Sunday morning”, with acoustic guitar, meaningful words, and beautiful harmonies. Influenced by Johnny Cash & June Carter, The Civil Wars, and Tom Petty, the duo has also released several acoustic video covers of songs from punk band Green Day’s album “Dookie” on their YouTube channel.
Thursday, July 28th, 2022 - 7:00pmAkhil JobanputraBorn and raised in Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is a student, performer, teacher, and curator of Indian classical music. He started his journey at the age of three with various local teachers, and also received direction from Pandit Jasraj. He currently trains with Dr. Pandit Arun Dravid and Pandit Arijit Mahalanabis, learning the nuances of dhrupad and khayal, and occasionally receives guidance from Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar. Akhil's music encapsulates elements of self-introspection, personal narratives, metaphysical beliefs, and artistic expression. He has performed across Canada, the US, India, and the U.K. with recent performances for 'Chaar Prahar Festival 2020' (Viewcy.com), and for 'Parāśakti: The Flame Within' (Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Canada) - a unique production conceptualized and co-directed by Akhil. As an educator, he teaches students of diverse backgrounds, enriching Vancouver’s South Asian traditional arts and culture ecosystem. At the age of twelve, Akhil founded the Indian Classical Music Society of Vancouver (ICMSV). Since then, he has curated a series of initiatives and events geared at increasing awareness, accessibility, and education around Indian classical music.
Thursday, August 4th, 2022 - 7:00pmParlour PantherGritty guitar, immersive synths and howling vocals - Parlour Panther will devour you with their thunderously dark dream pop. Their anthemic dance hits have bold lyrics and captivating vocals. With influences like Jungle, St.Vincent and Sylvan Esso, this self-produced queer duo made their latest sophomore LP Retrograde in their at-home studio.
After its release on Coax Records in August ‘21, Retrograde was on !Earshot National Top 50 chart for 12 weeks, featured on CBC’s The Early Edition, and one of Dominionated Magazines Favourite Top Fifty releases of 2021. This boundary-pushing, binary-breaking duo is based on unceded Coast Salish Territory in Vancouver, Canada.
Sunday, August 7th, 2022 - 2:00pmColin ZachariasColin Zacharias has been honing his skills performing as a bassist and bandleader in the Lower Mainland for the past 5 years. Colin is known for playing in many different styles, but as a leader usually presents a mix of uplifting swing arrangements and his original post-bop compositions. He draws inspiration from a variety of influential musicians such as Ray Brown, Christian McBride, Joe Henderson and Dave Holland. Colin holds a Bachelors of Music Degree in Jazz Performance and Composition from Capilano University.
Thursday, August 11th, 2022 - 7:00pmHeadlong HeartsHeadlong Hearts are a Vancouver-based roots band composed of five seasoned veterans of the west coast live music scene. A decades-long musical trust, they write great original songs, sing in stacked harmony, and deliver ace musicianship on guitars, violin, banjo, mandolin, bass and drums. Headlong Hearts are entertainers first, and are always focused on making a great experience for audiences. The band’s most recent recording - an 11-original song album “What We Call Forever” – was released in spring 2022.
Sunday, August 14th, 2022 - 2:00pmNate Bataracoming soon!
Thursday, August 18th, 2022 - 7:00pmNice VerdesNice Verdes began performing together in 2003, and have always been on some kind of adventure in search of new inspiration and music since. Their music is a sunny and uplifting mixture of originals and traditional folk music from Cuba, Colombia and beyond. They play combinations of Cuban tres, accordions, guitar, harmonica and vocals.
Sunday, August 21st, 2022 - 2:00pmJason QiuClassically-trained since age 4, Qiu began writing songs as a teenager, later founding pop quartet Locus. His early work as a solo artist has earned him praise from the likes of Jenny Berggren of Ace of Base and Cantopop icon Anthony Wong. Since then, he has worked with artists and producers around the world, including the US, Japan, Argentina and Egypt. In stark contrast to his organic piano performances on the stage, Qiu’s recorded work evokes a dreamlike state by incorporating multilayered synthetic elements. “I’m always inspired by how we modify and manipulate our world into something all our own, and for that reason I’m drawn to the aesthetics of electronic music, where the possibilities are not what is always immediately fathomable.”