Published Jul 17, 2014We're just over halfway through July and the multitude of concerts and festivals isn't going anywhere, just like the summer — for at least another couple of months. The best part is that the handful we've chosen below aren't even all the events happening across Canada from July 17 to 23. There are plenty more listed in our complete Concert Listings, offering far more diversity and pleasure than the sting of sweat in your eyes while you're trying to watch them.
The original announcement of Modest Mouse's tour only had just one Calgary date, but the indie rockers have added another following a quick sell-out. The band cancelled a European tour to work on a new, Krist Novoselic-featuring album that was promised for 2014. So don't take these stops for granted.
07/20 Pemberton Valley, BC – TBA (Pemberton Music Festival)
07/22 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
07/23 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
Ness Creek Music Festival
This family-friendly festival (Kids 12 and under get in free all weekend, while seniors also do on Sunday) invites attendees to camp and see performances by Shotgun Jimmie, Wagons, Lindi Ortega, Minor Matter, Sebastian Owl and more.
07/17-20 Saskatoon, SK – Ness Creek
Pemberton Music Festival
It's been six years since Pemberton, BC had a similar festival, and it seems this one is taking on its predecessor's impressive line-up head-on. In addition to the aforementioned Modest Mouse, the fest boasts Nine Inch Nails, Outkast, Soundgarden, Kendrick Lamar, deadmau5, Frank Ocean, St. Vincent, Fucked Up, METZ, Hey Rosetta! and many more. There's even a free pre-fest show for ticket holders, full of five extra hours of music.
07/18-20 Pemberton Valley, BC – Various Venues
River and Sky
River and Sky is about "simple good times along the Sturgeon River," and thus offers scenic camping for attendees who want to get back in touch with nature. However, it's the music that's really got us excited: Bry Webb, Cuff the Duke, B.A. Johnston, Daniel Romano, Snowblink, the Dodos and the Besnard Lakes are just some of the performers who will entertain campers this week.
07/18-20 Field, ON – Fisher's Paradise
Although Death Grips will no longer be making an appearance, TIME Festival hardly took a hit, with an impressive lineup more than ready to make you forget that fact, as Grimes, Flume, Action Bronson, St. Lucia, Jon Hopkins, KAYTRANADA and more will take over Fort York for the one-day event.
07/19 Toronto, ON – Fort York Garrison Common
Vancouver Folk Music Festival
In its 37th year, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival will host over 60 acts. Among those are Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory, Great Lake Swimmers, Wintersleep, Born Ruffians, Joan Baez, Amos Lee and more. So folks, if folk is your thing, don't folk around — make sure to this annual event.
07/18-20 Vancouver, BC – Jericho Beach Park
For more shows headed your way, click over to Exclaim!'s Concert Listings.