Events and performers


The Stanley Park Live stage at Second Beach features a full all Canadian line-up of amazing musical performances, food concessions, outdoor sports, and a premium licensed area to enjoy Stanley Park Brewery’s fine selection of beers.




After winning a Juno for Best Group of the Year, Arkells from Hamilton Ontario have been busy touring the world, performing with bands such as Tokyo Police Club, Tragically Hip, Billy Talent and Metric. Catch them at Live at Second Beach for a rocking performance.  


Born Ruffians

We don't want to tell you about what we think we sound like. We can tell you that this record will sound different. These songs lived with us, toured with us, got drunk with us and made our ears ring. Now, we get to hit the road and start making your ears ring. It took us almost three years writing all over the world, several months of farm life in the country, and a calendar year at Boombox Sound to finally finish Birthmarks. We think it's time to show you what Born Ruffians birthed. 


The Matinee

Shoot out the lights and stone the roses-- there’s some strong autobiography going on between the lines of The Matinée’s debut full-length album, We Swore We’d See the Sunrise. Produced largely by Grammy-winner Steve Berlin (REM, The Tragically Hip, Los Lobos) and recorded in their hometown of Vancouver, this honest collection of songs reveals a band throwing everything they have into a record they’re treating like a milestone.  

Ali Milner

Ali Milner’s fresh-faced appearance might make her look like a newcomer, but don’t be fooled - at 21 years old, she has already been recording and performing for eleven years. In that time she’s gone from being a promising teenaged favourite to a seasoned performer who is quickly becoming a familiar face in Canada’s indie music world. Raised in Whistler, BC, but now living in Vancouver, her timeless sound blends R&B pop with old-soul jazz and even a dose of hardhitting rock n’ roll.


Washboard Union

A 3 Car pile-up of Old Crow Medicine Show, Steve Earle, and Drive By Truckers. Canada's only 7 piece Outlaw Bluegrass Band. 4 vocalists/songwriters together for a one of a kind live show. The band was recently featured for 3 concerts at Canadian Music Week and received multiple “Best of the Fest” features. 

Del Barber

Del Barber’s winsome, lonesome balladry leaves dusty footprints on the floor, traces of country-folk traditions that guide back to the late greats of songwriting history. Headwaters, Barber’s third album, picks up the trail with a set of prairie parables that lead through finely crafted confessionals and twang-kissed tales of desires lived, left and lost.


The Belle Game

Led by the hypnotic vocals of Andrea Lo, The Belle Game take intricate guitar and keyboard lines, anchored by dark pop rhythms, and weave them into gorgeous, graceful melodies…the end result still retaining the rawness of a boozy confessional. Vancouver alt-weekly The Georgia Straight describes their music as "...a mix of pastoral pop and percussion-bombed art rock."

We Are The City

For the members of We Are The City, the four years since 2009's In a Quiet World have been filled with intense change, both personal and musical. They've undergone lineup alterations, relocated from Kelowna to Victoria to Vancouver, reached their 20s, built up a fan base across the country and painstakingly honed their sound. All of this experience, both good and bad, went into making their sophomore album, Violent, out June 4 through Hidden Pony Records.


Hilary Grist

Vancouver’s art-pop, torch-folk songstress, Hilary Grist, embraces the rich details of the heart and paints sparkling vignettes with her poignant musical and visual creations. Inspired by the mysterious and with a penchant for wide-eyed optimism, her soothing honey-soaked voice and intimate piano playing soar over driving indie pop and dreamy tinderbox folk, all with a twinkle in her eye and a stomp in her foot.  


Kuba Oms & the Velvet Revolution

Kuba Oms knows how make people dance. As long time musical director of B.C's legendary electronic jam band, Velvet, he's played with some of the biggest names in the dance world. His forthcoming album is pure Electro Pop - a singer-songwriter meets a club. He's a festival favourite on the west coast and he says he's excited to tour his sophomore album worldwide. 



Reid and Adam try to keep it fresh after six years of playing music together. The name Watasun also represents community and culture. The music is described as funky, folky, beach music. Based out of Vancouver this duo creates a fusion of pop music using any genre they can to express themselves in an upbeat and positive fashion. 


You Say Party

You Say Party are an internationally recognized and critically acclaimed New Wave band originally from Abbotsford, BC. The band formed in the winter of 2003, and quickly gained momentum. Between 2005 and 2010, the band toured relentlessly across the globe in support of their 3 full length albums, Hit The Floor (Sound Document), Lose All Time (Paper Bag Records) and XXXX (Paper Bag Records). 


Alexandria Maillot

At the age of 20, Vancouver-based indie pop artist, Alexandria Maillot, has developed a tremendous resume in her young years as an independent artist, including: Performing in festivals overseas in Egypt and Romania, winning numerous competitions like the We are Listening Singer/Songwriter Awards, and catching the attention of impresario David Foster and earning a spot onstage with famed singer Jann Arden during a televised concert in Toronto. 


Connor Roff

Though classically trained on the piano, Connor is a self-taught guitarist and singer/songwriter fusing folk, rock, soul, and acoustic sounds with a British twist. Now looking to take Vancouver and then Canada’s Indie scene by storm, you can see Connor playing shows around town with other talented local artists such as The Peak Performance Project 2012 participant Alexandria Maillot, and The Shore Best of BC winner Greg Drummond. With new music on its way and a new single released in May, keep an eye on this up and coming solo artist! 



SPES Nature Walks

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) hosts nature walks from Second Beach.  See how Stanley Park is recovering after the windstorm of 2006 or explore Stanley Park’s wildlife at night.


Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club

The Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club (located on English Bay in front of the Fish House) will be holding an Open House for Stanley Park’s 125th anniversary. This is an opportunity for you to try your hand at the game and also watch game demonstrations.    


Stanley Park Pitch & Putt

Enjoy 2 for 1 green fees at the Stanley Park pitch & putt to celebrate Stanley Park’s 125th anniversary! Club rentals are not included. 

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