What it felt Like to Know I had over 5,000 Events Listed on for cheap or free Live Music in Vancouver

Over a beer the other day, I casually remarked to someone that I had 5,000 cheap or free live music in Vancouver events listed.  They looked at me quizzically and asked, “That’s pretty remarkable.  What does it feel like to know you have over 5,000 events listed?”

The question struck me as odd as I had never really analyzed it; but it did give me pause to ponder on this for while.

Obviously, when you are in the throes of updating and checking information you are not really thinking about how many tidbits of data is listed there, let alone the sum total of them.

This is some of the history of this site.

I began livemusicinvancouver.info last fall…..early September, I believe and it is a labour of love.

After starting to get this set up last fall I realised it was a pretty big project and I know I worked really, really hard at it the first few weeks I was doing it.  I also knew I had to purchase some technical plug-ins that would allow me to do some things more quickly and easily.

A big shout out here to Modern Tribe Inc for their Events Calendar…..a very fine product indeed.

I have always loved music and especially live music.  When I was young I would often attend 10-12 live shows per month.  Maple Leaf Gardens, The Masonic Temple, Exhibition Stadium, Massey Hall and most of the venues on Queen Street in Toronto were my second homes.

I felt at times like it was my duty to attend shows and report on them back to my grade 11 cohorts.

I loved being ahead of the musical curve then and I love keeping up this blog now.  It feels great to know you are helping people find music they did not know previously existed and it’s great to introduce them to shows and music that they may end up really enjoying.

Also, doing this gets me out of my comfort zone to go and see lots and lots of shows.  Something I had lost track of; but dearly love again.

Livemusicinvancouver.info, as of this writing, has over 5,000 cheap or free live music events listed in and around the Vancouver, British Columbia area.

Lots of these live music events are concentrated downtown and in the Gastown area (where I live) but the towns of Chilliwack, Maple Ridge, White Rock, Nanaimo and other places too numerous to list have some representation also.  (Let me know venue owners:  I will push your gigs…….)

Livemusicinvancouver.info is starting to get more traction with venue owners and with musicians (bless your hearts, you know who you are) who provide me with updated and current promotional materials, information about other bands I should check out and even the odd free beer.

In conclusion, it has taken me 7 months to get to 5,000 events.  I am hoping to have 10,000 up by the one year anniversary of this site.

It is great to give back to a musical community that has given me so much and I will continue to do this so long as it is enjoyable, fun and educational for myself and for others.

Cheap or Free Live Music Events in Vancouver


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Cheers, D