Music and Performing Arts

Your senses will be stirred by harmonious tunes and artistic performances at these venues and events.

Whether you prefer to sit front row at a big concert venue or bring your folding chair to a live performance at the park, Vancouver USA offers a wide variety of entertaining musical events. Sunlight Supply Amphitheater and ilani Casino Resort's Cowlitz Ballroom brings in the nationally-acclaimed headliners. Top country, rock, indie, and rap performers find their way to these Ridgefield venues, just 10 and 15 miles north of downtown Vancouver. Esther Short Park and local wineries invite local bands to play almost every day of the week throughout the summer, while the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra entertains during the cooler months indoors.

Magenta Theater has a performance for every audience: thoughtful plays for an adult crowd, a theater program performing for a kid audience, a comedy improv group with laughs for the whole family, and more. Every fourth Saturday of the month, Kiggins Theatre hosts a live Rocky Horror Picture Show, complete with audience participation and outlandish costumes.

Other performing arts events include Shakespeare in the Park during the summer and renditions of The Nutcracker during the holidays by multiple dance companies in Vancouver. To stay up-to-date with upcoming events, visit our online calendar.


VSO Classical Concert Series

Sept 28-29: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 with guest artist Alexander Toradze (piano). Nov 2-3: Brahms

Miracle on 34th Street

A comedy/drama adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon

Musica Lanterna Performance

Musica Lanterna is a classical concert series project that transports classical music out of

VSO: Chamber Music Series

Now in its 8th season, the series was co-created by Dr. Michael C. Liu, the VSO pianist and board

A Wondeful Life

Frank Capra’s film classic has been brought to vibrant theatrical life through the remarkable

Bossa Nova Nights at Maryhill

Join us every second Thursday as we welcome the Big Bossa Quartet for an evening performance

Classical/Spanish Guitar with David Tutmark

Join us every second Tuesday as we welcome classical guitarist David Tutmark for an evening

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Kiggins Theatre!

Vancouver now has it's very own monthly showing of your favorite cult movie classic! The Rocky

Hazel Dell Parade of Bands

On the third Saturday of May every year, the Parade of Bands marches through Hazel Dell. The parade,

Piano Nights: Mark Jeleniewski

Plan a relaxing or romantic night out to our tasting room during our piano nights featuring Mark

The Nutcracker presented by The Friends of DanceWorks

Photo by Michael Verity Photography The largest dance studio in Vancouver will stage a lavish

Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival

The Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival is "...the largest festival of its kind in the Northwest..."

A Radio Christmas Carol

What is re-imagined radio? Start with a 1936 theatre. Re-enact historic radio dramas complete with

58th Annual Clark College Jazz Festival

Clark College hosts the 58th Annual Clark College Jazz Festival, presenting three full days of

Journey with Pretenders

Journey, Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (co-founding member and

THE NUTCRACKER presented by Columbia Dance

Now in its 22nd season, Columbia Dance brings its most joyous holiday gift with its wonder-filled

Wake Up, Darling!

“Wake up, Darling!” A comedy by Alex Gottlieb Directed by Alice Tanzillo Polly Emerson is a pretty

The Marvelous Wonderettes

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” A musical created by Roger Bean Directed by Jaynie Roberts This smash

Murder on the Orient Express

“Murder on the Orient Express” Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig, from Agatha Christie’s novel.


Clark College Orchestra
Holiday Event Preview

Find classic instrumentals and Nutcracker performances in this holiday events preview.





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