Welcome to LiveVan.com, a comprehensive live music resource, powered by the local music community. The longest running, largest of its kind and top recommended starting point for music in Vancouver, LiveVan.com's Events Calendar and integrated profiles from our Music Directories, are completely updated and populated with information by informed promoters, musicians and fans who visit the site every day.
With over 1,800 users contributing events, thousands maintaining profiles and thousands more viewing the resulting compilation, this is a continually active and constantly growing online community. As of now, our database contains 3,150 local bands & ensembles (12,300 network-wide), 1,140 (available) musicians and 2,035 music resources.
Your visit may include:
- listing a show we may not yet have
- setting up a Musician Profile (for beginner to pro songwriters or players wishing to identify themselves and/or connect)
- setting up Band/Ensemble Profiles (for musical projects or collaborations you're a part of, or promoting)
- setting up Music Resource Profiles (for services you know of or provide for the music and arts community.)
- requesting editing access to existing Events & Profiles so that you may update content
Note that you may already have been given editing access by bandmates or promoters, or may not be allowed access if content is already being updated by the content's "owners".
Band & Musician Profiles may link to one another via past or current members' names, or with Music Resource profiles in the event listings that you share.
They may further be featured in
- the Poster Gallery or Archive
- the Photo Gallery
- the Audio section
- the new Video Gallery, and other areas throughout the site.
Keeping your profiles up to date with the Current Status (Availability) of yourself and your musical projects will allow you to either take a break from jamming, gigging or media coverage, or put yourself out there when you're ready to present.
We recommend finding past dates in the event calendars & galleries in order to look back into the Archives. Clicking on your favorite performers' or venues' events will provide insight into how the Vancouver community work together in putting on local events.
Look for the Suggestion box next to event listings or at the bottom of profiles in order to leave feedback for our Site Admins. Enjoy your time on the site!