Today, is Commodore Ballroom Day! To celebrate its 90th anniversary, Mayor of the City of Vancouver, Kennedy Stewart, has made the official proclamation that December 3, 2020 is Commodore Ballroom Day, acknowledging the cultural legacy and historic significance of the legendary downtown Vancouver ballroom. The proclamation kicked off a series of celebrations for the venue’s anniversary.
Since opening its doors in 1930, the Commodore Ballroom has grown to become the city’s best-known and most beloved live music venue. Based on the grand British Ballrooms of the age, the Commodore is still an excellent example of Art Deco style, elegant décor, and arguably the best dancefloor in town.
The Commodore has featured an astonishing list of performers over the last nine decades. Providing musical memories for generations, the Commodore Ballroom has hosted a stellar line-up of artists over the years, performers have included Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Sammy Davis Jr, Dal Richards, David Bowie, Tina Turner, The Clash, U2, Nirvana, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, The Weeknd, and many more. If you are a regular, like me, you probably have your own special spot to enjoy the live sounds on stage. What are your favourite memories of a show at the Commodore Ballroom?
Over the years, the Commodore Ballroom has also won countless accolades, not just from its adoring fans, Billboard Magazine has named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Clubs in North America and the Most Influential Club in Canada.
To help celebrate the 90th Anniversary, fans of the Commodore Ballroom can participate in a host of events (guided by current public health restrictions), to add another memory of the fabled landmark.
December 3rd – Commodore Ballroom Day
Two Colin James Performances
Colin James returns to the venue for the 33rd time with two live virtual performances as part of the Jim Beam Bourbon Presents Live From Inside series.
Tickets on sale now at www.livefrominside.ca
December 3 – 11, 2020
Commodore Ballroom Jacket Giveaway
One Commodore Ballroom satin jacket will be given away every day for 9 days to 9 lucky fans. Follow @commodoreballroom on Facebook for more details.
Commodore Ballroom Secret Rooftop Message
An established fixture of downtown Vancouver, the Commodore has a message displayed on its rooftop for its neighbours to share on social media. #Commodore90
Virtual Birthday Card
Fans can share their favourite memories, photos and videos on a virtual Commodore Ballroom birthday card.
Digital card available for signing: https://bit.ly/3lsti8f
To keep the celebrations going throughout the year, details on upcoming events and celebrations to be announced as they are confirmed.
Let’s hope we can get back inside and enjoying live music again soon, and we’ll look forward to making more memories over the next decade to celebrate on its centennial.