Cap Global Roots

    • Sarah Slean

      Fri Oct 6 (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)

      After a six-year hiatus, the Canadian singer-songwriter who launched her career with the hit "Sweet Ones" is back, drawing raves for her sensual new work and mesmerizing live performances.

      Wicked Grin: Tom Waits revisited

      Fri Oct 13 to Sat Oct 14

      Canadian and American musical luminaries – including John Hammond, Jim Byrnes, Jill Barber, Steve Dawson and David Hidalgo – bring their talent and unique treatment to the work of the iconic and inimitable Tom Waits. Don't miss this two-nights-only special performance.

      Don McGlashan

      Fri Nov 24 (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)

      The New Zealand singer-songwriter Don McGlashan (Blam Blam Blam, The Front Lawn, Muttonbirds) takes the stage in Kitsilano in a special co-production between Cap Global Roots and the Rogue Folk Club.

      The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer (with Terminal Station)

      Fri Feb 2 (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)

      Raucous folk, blues and rock. The headlining dynamic duo's new album, Apocalypstick, is full of self-described "psychedelic landscapes and world-ending jam outs" that fit the times we're in. With opener Terminal Station.

      Lennie Gallant

      Fri Feb 23 (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)

      The Maritimes come to life in PEI-based Lennie Gallant's harmonious yarns – blending rock, Celtic, rock and country, along with an exhilarating dash of Cajun spiciness.

      Chris Smither

      Sat Mar 10 (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)

      Folk-blues icon Chris Smither has been called an "American original – a product of the musical melting pot and one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world" (Associated Press).

      António Zambujo

      Sun Mar 25 (7:30 PM to 10:00 PM)

      The New York Times raves, "His innovative fusion of the traditional genre with cante alentejano, a type of regional male chant, imbues the teary genre with new light." Zambujo returns to Vancouver, performing at Kay Meek Centre as part of our Cap Global Roots Series.

      Black Hen Roadshow

      Wed Apr 25 (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)

      The Black Hen Roadshow is back—and better than ever—in its third, powerhouse incarnation.

      Las Cafeteras with special guests Locarno

      Sat Apr 28 (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)

      The "defiantly political but cheerful party folk" (The Guardian) with a sound that's "fresh and smart" (NPR) stage a one-night show at the Imperial in a special Cap Global Roots and Vancouver World Music Festival collaboration.

      Martin Harley

      Sun May 20 (8:00 PM to 10:30 PM)

      Our 2017-2018 season wraps up with the blues delivered by stellar songwriter and slide guitar player Martin Harley, of whom Roots magazine says, “Slide guitar master. Martin Harley is the business.”