Music In The Mountains: Whistler Summer Concert Series

There is music coming to our mountains! For summer 2024 the Resort Municipality of Whistler is bringing back one of our favourite events of the summer – the Whistler Summer Concert Series. Top-tier talent comes together to shine on stage at Whistler Olympic Plaza, with free, outdoor concerts all summer long. A diverse range of Canadian and international performances are set in a stunning landscape. Olympic Plaza will be the place to be to revel in the sights and sounds of Whistler. This year organizers are adding two extra afternoons of live music on Sundays, pairing touring acts with local performers.

We recommend you pack a Portobello picnic to dine al fresco before the show. Getting there is easy; our guest shuttle drops off and picks up at Marketplace, just a short walk away from Olympic Plaza. Free transit and bike valet are also available for all concert dates.

Kicking of with the Walk Off The Earth on Monday July 1, you’re definitely going to want to be in Whistler to enjoy the show.

Walk Off The Earth

Date: Monday July 1, 2024
Time: Opening – 6:30 PM | Headliners 7:30 PM

A JUNO Award-winning, multi-platinum musical phenomenon, Walk off the Earth have headlined Red Rocks Amphitheater and Wembley Arena, sold out the historic Sydney Opera House, notched a top-10 single in Canada for 30 straight weeks and made it all the way to the top of the Pop Albums chart in the US. The chemistry between band members Gianni, Sarah, and Joel is infectious and undeniable as Joel’s driving and prolific percussion work and Gianni and Sarah’s remarkable vocal talents continue to exhilarate fans across the globe.

 

Aysanabee

Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
Time: Opening – 6:30 PM | Headliners 7:30 PM

Two-time JUNO award-winning alternative indie artist, Aysanabee is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer-songwriter. He is Oji-Cree, Sucker Clan of Sandy Lake First Nation, a remote community of Northwestern Ontario, Canada. With a swirling mix of indie, soul, and electronic sounds, and pulse-quickening fingerpicking, the music is both hypnotic and melodious and has been compared to Bon Iver, Matt Corby, Hozier, Kim Churchill, and Kings of Leon. Aysanabee made history as the first Indigenous artist to win the JUNO Awards for Alternative Album of the Year and the coveted Songwriter of the Year, for his EP Here and Now.

The Sheepdogs

Date: Friday, July 5, 2024
Time: Opening – 6:30 PM | Headliners 7:30 PM

Built on the solid, classic rock foundation of three-part harmonies and dual guitar leads, Canada’s JUNO award-winning Sheepdogs blend Southern rock, groove-based psychedelia, and bluesy barroom swagger into a modern rock and roll revival. From Canadian roadhouses to global music festivals, their on-stage and on-road hours are countless, underscoring their endurance in the music scene.

Ibibio Sound Machine

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024
Time: Opening – 6:30 PM | Headliners 7:30 PM

Ibibio Sound Machine’s signature style defies categorization, blending an eclectic mix of genres into a vibrant and infectious sound. Led by the dynamic duo of Eno Williams and Max Grunhard, the band seamlessly fuses elements of Afrobeat, funk, house, post-punk, and disco, creating a kaleidoscopic sonic landscape that transcends cultural boundaries. Themes of unity, empowerment, and political consciousness run deep in their music, reflecting the band members’ diverse backgrounds and global outlook. From the sweaty dance floors of all-night clubs to the sunlit stages of festivals, their electrifying sound promises to captivate audiences and ignite a spirit of joy, hope, and liberation.

New Breed Brass Band

Date: Friday July 12, 2024
Time: Opening – 6:30 PM | Headliners 7:30 PM

New Breed Brass Band’s sound, as showcased in “Made In New Orleans,” is a vibrant fusion of second line music deeply rooted in the rich cultural tapestry of their hometown. Drawing inspiration from diverse sources their music pulsates with joyful chaos and infectious vitality. Infusing the rhythmic versatility of jazz, funk, and hip-hop with the soul of New Orleans’ street culture, they forge a path for 21st-century second lines. New Breed Brass Band invites listeners to join them on a musical journey down the vibrant parade route of their unique sound.

Astrocolor

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2024
Time: Opening – 6:30 PM | Headliners 7:30 PM

Astrocolor, named Instrumental Artist of the Year at the 2022 Western Canadian Music Awards, pioneers a genre they aptly term AstroJazz. Inspired by jazz, psychedelia, and electronica, their experimental soundscapes evoke the spirit of 90s electronic acts like Air and Massive Attack. With over 10 million streams and national radio play in Canada, Astrocolor’s dynamic live performances have graced prestigious festivals worldwide and continue to push the boundaries of sonic exploration, captivating audiences with their innovative blend of jazz-infused electronica. A guest performance by Kuba Oms will make their Whistler show even more special.

The Suffers

Date: Friday, August 9, 2024
Time: Opening – 6:30 PM | Headliners 7:30 PM

The Suffers’ musical style, showcased in their latest album “It Starts With Love,” is a potent blend of Gulf Coast Soul and socially conscious lyricism. Their sound, described as a fusion of 70s R&B, disco, jazz, and contemporary gospel, resonates with audiences as they navigate themes of love, growth, and self-acceptance.

Fort Knox Five LIVE

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2024
Time: Opening – 6:30 PM | Headliners 7:30 PM

Fort Knox Five is bringing DC to BC! Known for fusing live instrumentation with electronic production the group helped pioneer a modern funk movement. Founder, DJ, and Producer Steve Raskin, brings a rare Live Band experience to the West Coast, curating an all-star ensemble that combines FK5’s Washington DC roots with some of B.C.’s top musical talent. Expect a night of bass, funk, disco, boogie, house and breaks! Special opening set from Dunks (The Funk Hunters) playing an exclusive all 45 vinyl set to get the vibes going.

DJ Mixmasterfab

Date: Friday, August 16, 2024
Time: Opening – 6:30 PM | Headliners 7:30 PM

Colin James, hailing from the prairies of Saskatchewan, has carved a legendary career spanning over 30 years in the Canadian music scene. With a string of accomplishments including 20 studio albums, eight JUNO awards, and induction into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, James is a true icon. His latest album “Open Road” received critical acclaim, earning him a 2022 Juno Award for best Blues Album. James’ musical style seamlessly blends blues, rock, and swing. James captivates audiences with his electrifying stage presence and unmatched talent as both a guitarist and songwriter.

Trans-Canada Highwaymen

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2024
Time: Opening – 6:30 PM | Headliners 7:30 PM

The Trans-Canada Highwaymen (TCH) is a supergroup consisting of Moe Berg (The Pursuit of Happiness), Chris Murphy (Sloan), Craig Northey (Odds) and Steven Page (ex-Barenaked Ladies). Four guys who have known each other for decades now, all of whom have written songs that have contributed to Canadian culture, like “I’m An Adult Now,” “The Other Man,” “It Falls Apart,” and “Brian Wilson.” The TCH live show includes selections from their album Explosive Hits Vol. 1 along with the Barenaked Ladies, The Pursuit of Happiness, Sloan & Odds tracks everyone knows and loves.

Ocie Elliott

Date: Friday, August 23, 2024
Time: Opening – 6:30 PM | Headliners 7:30 PM

Victoria, BC duo Ocie Elliott – Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy – dream up dusty folk painted in broad strokes of acoustic instrumentation and lyrical eloquence meant for nights under the stars, long drives with no destination, and quiet moments of reprieve. After racking up over 15 million combined streams and receiving acclaim from American Songwriter, Atwood Magazine, PopSugar, and more, the pair cement this balance on their 2020 EP, Slow Tide [Nettwerk].

Drag in the Mountains

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2024
Time: Opening – 6:30 PM | Headliners 7:30 PM

The Whistler Summer Concert Series is proud to present a family friendly night full of amazing drag performances with stars from Canada’s Drag Race including the winner of Season 4 Venus and stars of Season 2 Kendall Fender and Synthia Kiss. Alongside Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar winner Androgynass and Genesis, Drag Derby winner Dolly H, Tiffany Ann Co, Bibi Souphresh, Batty Banks Hazel and more!

 

Boy & Bear with special guest Boo Seeka

Date: Friday, August 30, 2024
Time: Opening – 6:30 PM | Headliners 7:30 PM

Boy & Bear has attained a level of staying power that most artists could only dream of while maintaining their authentic vision and driving love for their craft. In addition to their five consecutive top 10 albums and over 250 million streams, Boy & Bear’s live show is a uniquely compelling experience that has earned the band a glowing reputation as one of Australia’s most outstanding live acts. Australian electro-pop star Boo Seeka is opening for Boy & Bear on their North American tour and will join the show at the Plaza. Their smooth synths and uplifting beats will get everyone grooving and feeling good. With fellow Australian opening DJ LDA getting the crowd warmed up, this lineup from Down Under is sure to hit the right note in Whistralia!

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