If you love a good live gig but don’t want to fork over your rent money to see a band play in an arena, we have some pretty fun alternatives that also help to support local musicians. Many of Surrey’s restaurants and pubs have live music nights to accompany a great brew or meal. Surrey even hosts a Summer Concert Series throughout the summer that bring all types of music to various parks around the city. Know of a sweet Surrey spot that’s supporting live music? We’d LOVE to hear about it!
Bands & Bars
Grab a sleeve of a craft brew and enjoy the show at one of Surrey’s many pubs who host open mic nights, live bands, and even a little karaoke if you want to jump in on the action. The Taphouse in Guildford hosts live music nights every Sunday starting at 7:30pm, and have been known to dabble into a karaoke night or two. Looking for a good old rock show? Donegal’s Irish Pub hosts Thursday night jams with Lisa Freakrock, and has bands lined up every Friday and Saturday night starting at 8:30pm.
Cloverdale’s Vault Restaurant is known for their incredible peanut butter pie, but did you know that they also host live musical acts on Fridays and Saturdays? Not only do they have music nights, but they focus on supporting local musicians like Clay Scott, Andy Few, and Brandon Issac, just to name a few. Surrey’s Caribbean restaurant Di Reggae Cafe host live music nights that promise hip hop, blues, and rhythm and blues!
Surrey’s annual Sound of Summer Music Series returns for another season of music in the park! Beginning on June 28th all the way though to August 30, every Wednesday in the summer a concert will be held at a different park throughout the city. The musical acts will vary, with performers who specialise in Canadian Folk music, Indian & Pakistani Sitar & Tabla, Chinese Fusion, and Classical Strings, just to name a few! Check out the full list of dates, venues, and performers here.