Music on the Wharf

Since 1997, this concert series has taken place on the historic Port Haney Wharf. Every year Maple Ridge Historical Society selects four bands or performers to entertain the residents of Maple Ridge and beyond in a location that is uniquely Maple Ridge. These concerts are free to the public, but donations are welcomed to help offset the cost of the event.

July 8 – Luc LeMans – 7:30pm

Luc LeMans is taking classic grooves back to the dance floor! With the help of a guitar, loop station, and drum machine, his live sets recreate the classic sounds of the music you know and love, bringing to life the big hits of rock, pop, soul, and funk. Delivering the high-octane energy of a full ensemble, LeMans’ “one-man party band” act is guaranteed to bring the party, whatever the occasion! His show-stopping live performances have earned him countless spots in major Vancouver events and festivals, performing for such events as the BMO Marathon, the Honda Celebration of Light, and many more. Let’s groove!

July 22 – Teresa Marie and the Three – 7:30pm

Teresa Marie and the Three is a Jazz quartet led by vocalist Teresa Marie. Teresa has performed in many venues across the city, typically performing creative arrangements and unique, soulful interpretations of music from the Great American Songbook tradition. Joining her are some of Vancouver’s finest musicians: Wynston Minckler on bass, Dean Thiessen on piano, and Tyler Murray on drums. Teresa loves sharing the magic she finds in music with her audiences. 

August 12 – Niki Kennedy – 7:30pm

Born and raised in New Zealand, Niki Kennedy is a Vancouver-based singer, songwriter, and musician. Anchored by soulful songwriting and emotive melodies, she blurs folk, soul, and pop sensibilities to offer honest storytelling with heart.

A music grad and career performer, Niki has played hundreds of stages, from large festivals to intimate rooms. Her recent releases have landed her multiple appearances on television and radio alongside songwriting recognition as a Finalist Award winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

Niki shares openly in the hope listeners will feel seen, heard, and a little less alone as she tries to give the world a hug, one song at a time.

August 26 – Duane Watson Band – 7:00pm

The Duane Watson Band (DWB) was established in 2019 in Maple Ridge BC and their style of music is Canadiana. Duane’s lyrics align with his love and knowledge of Canadian folklore and about true-life experiences from Baffin Island to the Prairies, the gold fields of Yukon to the hustle of the East Side. The DWB includes four members who are Duane Watson – Acoustic Guitar/Vocals, Willy B Sober – Lead Guitar/Vocals, Russell Engelland – Drums, Ron Johnson – Bass/Vocals.

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