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Saturday December 27th, 2014
The Ivanhoe Pub Vancouver, BC

The John Pippus Band. Post-Christmas, pre-New Years celebration at this Main St. bar. 9PM to 1AM. No cover. Dancing encouraged.

Thursday December 18th, 2014
One20 Public House North Delta, BC

Every Thursday the One20 Pub features Blues Nights. From 6:30 to 9:30PM. Joined by Beaver Thomas (guitar/vocals), Peggy Wilson (bass/vocals) and Jacob Pippus (percussion). No cover.

Wednesday December 17th, 2014
Cafe Roma East Vancouver, BC

The John Pippus Band continues a weekly residency at Caffe Roma. "Wine, Women, and Song" Wednesdays. Wine specials and free roses for the ladies. 8PM to midnight. No cover.

Saturday December 13th, 2014
Comox Winter Jam Vancouver, BC

3:30PM to 4PM. With Beaver Thomas and Jake Pippus. Outdoor event. On Nelson St. between Thurlow and Bute. Free.

Friday December 12th, 2014
Trees Coffee House Vancouver

Sharing the bill with Andre Chrys and the graduating students of the Langara College songwriters class. Solo/acoustic. 8PM. 450 Granville St.

Saturday November 29th, 2014
Cafe Roma East Vancouver, BC

The John Pippus Band with special guest Beaver T. 7PM to 11PM. No cover. Friendly Italian joint with very tasty, classic menu. Best to reserve. Xmas Party season is here.

Thursday November 27th, 2014
The Railway Club Vancouver, BC

Rumored to be the last Puddle City Arts sponsored event at The Railway. In the north room. With The rest of the band and Beaver Thomas on guitar/vocals. Half hour set only starting at 8PM sharp!

Sunday November 16th, 2014
Vancouver City Limits Vancouver, BC

Feature act at this weekly event. Hosted by Bruce Gerrish. Bruce says, "Vancouver City Limits Showcase is back with a cool new venue in the West End.1216 Bute Street Join us every Sunday between 5-9PM. We are running an open mic and presenting fantastic featured performers each week". I'll be joined by the band and Beaver Thomas on guitar/vocals.

Thursday November 13th, 2014
One20 Public House North Delta, BC

Every Thursday the One20 Pub features Blues Nights. From 6:30 to 9:30PM. Joined by Peggy Wilson (bass) and Jacob Pippus (percussion). Special guest: Beaver Thomas on Strat. No cover.

Thursday November 6th, 2014
The Main Vancouver, BC

With Peggy Wilson (bass) and Jacob Pippus (drums). Special guest, Beaver Thomas. 9PM.

Friday October 31st, 2014
Trees Coffee House Vancouver

Sharing the bill with Ted Gamble and Brian O'Brien. Solo/acoustic. 8PM. 450 Granville St.

Thursday October 23rd, 2014
Lanalou's Vancouver, BC

Sharing the bill with 2-Bit Horse. The John Pippus Band with Jacob Pippus (drums) and Peggy Wilson (bass). 9PM. $6 at the door.

Wednesday October 22nd, 2014
The Sylvia Hotel Vancouver, BC

This will be my 12th time playing at The Sylvia since the first gig in January of 2010. With Peggy Wilson on bass and bg vocals. Always a good time. No cover. 8PM to 10PM.

The "Please Don't Go" Tour. October 2014

Saturday October 11th, 2014
The Daily Grind Ottawa, Ontario

***POSTPONED TO 2015***Last stop of the tour. Played here in January. Real friendly place. With Aynsley Leonard (vocals/percussion). 9PM. James Van Loon opens.

Friday October 10th, 2014
The Brass Door Pub Montreal, PQ

***POSTPONED TO 2015***Duo performance with Aynsley Leonard (vocals and percussion). Folk and blues. 9PM 'til midnight. 2171 Crescent St.

Saturday October 4th, 2014
Paddy Flaherty's Sarnia, Ontario

With Aynsley Leonard (vocals), Jacob Pippus (drums) and Jeff Carter (bass). Running Red Lights opens. 9PM. Come Together! Sarnia!

Friday October 3rd, 2014
C'est What Toronto, Ontario

With Aynsley Leonard (vocals), Jacob Pippus (drums) and Jeff Carter (bass). Running Red Lights opens. 9PM. $10 at the website or at the door. 67 Front St. East (at Church) in Toronto. Capacity 100. Singles malts and craft beers aplenty.

Sunday September 28th, 2014
VIA Rail Onboard Entertainment Vancouver to Toronto

Riding the rails from Vancouver to Toronto. Aynsley and I provide the music, VIA provides the train ride. All aboard!

Thursday September 25th, 2014
Slickity Jim's Vancouver, BC

Aynsley and I kick off the "PLease Don't Go" Tour at this Main St. diner. With Peggy Wilson on bass. Aynsley's last show in Vancouver before taking up residence in Toronto! Capacity is about 35 people so come early. 9PM start. $5 at the door.

Back on the West Coast

Friday September 19th, 2014
Carnegie Centre Vancouver, BC

With Jacob Pippus (drums) and Peggy Wilson (bass). Playing at the monthly dance. Refreshments served. 7PM.

Thursday September 11th, 2014
The Sylvia Hotel Vancouver, BC

With Peggy Wilson on bass and bg vocals. Always a good time. No cover. 8PM to 10PM.

Wednesday September 3rd, 2014
Cafe Deux Soleils Vancouver, BC

Playing with Jacob Pippus (drums) and Peggy Wilson (bass). 8PM. Also on the bill: Marq DeSouza and host Chris Ronald.

Saturday August 30th, 2014
Endless Summer Festival East Vancouver, BC

Maclean Park 700 block of Keefer St. Playing with Peggy Wilson (bass) and Gary Wildeman (drums). Hour-long set. Noon. Free, outdoor festival.

Friday August 29th, 2014
Trees Coffee House Vancouver

Sharing the bill with Stephen King and Shannon Bauman. Peggy Wilson joins me on bass and bg vocals 8PM. 450 Granville St.

Saturday August 16th, 2014
Hemmingway's Public House White Rock, BC

With Aynsley Leonard on percussion and vocals. No cover. 6PM to 9PM.

Friday August 15th, 2014
Hemmingway's Public House White Rock, BC

Two nights from 6 to 9PM at this pub in sunny White Rock. No cover. Brendan Mooney (bass) joins me on the first night. Also Aynsley Leonard.

Sunday August 10th, 2014
Pacific Spirit Park Vancouver, BC

Here's a nice idea. Nine musician stations located along a trail in Pacific Spirit Park (UBC Endowment Lands). Park on 16th Ave., just past Blanca St, look for the Welcome Tent. With Aynsley Leonard (and a battery-powered amp). Music starts at 3PM. We're on from 4:30 to 6PM.

Wednesday August 6th, 2014
Concerts in the Park Series Nanaimo, BC

Outdoor stage. Duo gig with Aynsley. 6PM to 7:30PM. Free performance, bring your picnic basket! We'll be doing our thang at the Lions Pavilion in Maffeo Sutton Park.

Saturday August 2nd, 2014
Harmony Arts Festival West Vancouver, BC

Had a blast last year at this outdoor festival. Back again with Aynsley Leonard. And joined by Jacob Pippus (drums), and Brendan Mooney (bass). 4PM. Playing a 45 minute set.

Wednesday July 16th, 2014
The Sylvia Hotel Vancouver, BC

Playing once again at this "Classic on the Bay". That's what it says on their business card. Vancouver's first official cocktail lounge. 8PM to 10PM. With Aynsley Leonard.

Saturday July 5th, 2014
Central City Brew Pub Surrey, BC

With Aynsley Leonard on vocals and percussion. 7:30PM.

Wednesday June 25th, 2014
The Heritage Grill New Westminster, BC

The John Pippus Band. 8PM to Midnight. No cover.

Tuesday June 24th, 2014
TD International Jazz Festival Vancouver, BC

One-hour noon concert at St. Andrew's Wesley United Church (Burrard St. at Nelson). Playing guitar in Michelle Richard's quartet. Part of the Jazz Fest's "Gospel Comes Home" series.

Friday June 20th, 2014
Carnegie Centre Vancouver, BC

Playing guitar in Michelle Richard's quartet. Blues and R&B. We'll do some of my tunes as well with Michelle joining me on vocals. 7PM.

Saturday May 24th, 2014
Central City Brew Pub Surrey, BC

With Aynsley Leonard on vocals and percussion. 8:30PM to midnight.

2nd Netherlands Tour

Thursday May 22nd, 2014
The Main Vancouver, BC

Solo. Acoustic. 9:30PM to midnight. This venue has supported the Vancouver music scene for a long time. Great food menu. Friendly vibe.

Monday May 12th, 2014
Dwaze Zaken Amsterdam, NL

Last stop on the tour. Small, cozy cafe in one of the world's greatest cities. 8PM.

Sunday May 11, 2014
Taverne De Waag Haarlem, NL

Early show. 5PM. This old tavern was built in 1597, and originally was the place where cargo from the canal boats was weighed. Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, and Simon & Garfunkel played here back in the 60s. I played here in May of 2012 to a very attentive and friendly audience.

Friday May 9, 2014
De Vreemde Eend Dordrecht, NL

8PM. With Pim Bouwens on percussion.

Thursday May 8th, 2014
Muziekcafe de Hommel Vlaardingen, NL

8PM. With Pim Bouwens on percussion.

Sunday May 4th, 2014
Panta Rhei Vlissingen, NL

A beachside location. 6PM. Two sets with Pim Bouwens (drums/percussion) and Rick Brobbel (bass).

Saturday May 3rd, 2014
De Drvkkery Middelburg, NL

Early show. 3:30PM. One-hour set. The Lonely Planet says De Drvkkery is one of the best book stores in The Netherlands. I played here two years ago and really enjoyed walking around this very old city.

Friday May 2nd, 2014
Arsenaal Theatre Vlissingen, NL

Playing at this 300-seat historic theatre. Contact the venue for tickets. 8:30PM. With the trio.

Thursday May 1st, Via Cultura Radio Show Dordrecht, NL

An in-studio interview and live performance on a weekly arts show on Drechtstad FM (a local radiostation in Dordrecht) at 8PM Dutch time.

Wednesday April 30th, 2014
De Vreemde Eend Dordrecht, NL

A friendly neighbourhood cafe. With Pim Bouwens on percussion. Followed by a jam afterwards. 8PM.

Sunday April 27th, 2014
Cafe 't Spektakel Asten, NL

First stop on the 2014 Holland tour. Playing two sets with Pim Bouwens on drums/percussion and Rick Brobbel on bass. 8PM.

Back On the West Coast

Thursday April 17th, 2014
The Cellar Nightclub Vancouver, BC

Headlining with a 45 minute set. With Aynsley Leonard. It's for a charity that helps marginalized and at- risk woman regain a sense of dignity, "Inside Us All". Three acts, music starts at 6PM. We play at 8PM. $15 at the door. All proceeds to "Inside Us All". The event launches an indie/folk charity compilation album produced by Vancouver Film School students in support of Beauty Night Society.

Thursday April 10th, 2014
The Sylvia Hotel Vancouver, BC

Bruce Cockburn wrote a verse of "Wondering Where The Lions Are" while sitting in the lounge of Vancouver's first cocktail bar, so the story goes. Duo gig with Aynsley Leonard. 8PM to 10PM.

Saturday March 15th, 2014
House Concert, Protection Island, BC

Solo/acoustic at my first-ever house concert. Email me for ticket info. Limited seating! Admission is $15. Private house on Protection Island. 10 minute boat ride from downtown Nanaimo.

Friday March 7th, 2014
Pat's Pub Vancouver, BC

The Patricia Hotel is one hundred years old this year! Jelly Roll Morton lived in the hotel from 1919 to 1921. The pub has a great stage, sound system, and they brew their own beer. What's not to love? Cover is $10. Free parking. Full band show. With Rough Nights featuring Michelle Sculz. 9PM.

Friday February 14th, 2014
The Sylvia Hotel Vancouver, BC

Special Valentine's event. Duo gig with Aynsley Leonard. 8PM to 10PM.

Thursday February 13th, 2014
The Heritage Grill New Westminster, BC

The John Pippus Band. 8PM to Midnight. One of our favorite places to play.

Ontario/Quebec Winter Tour, 2014

Thursday January 16th, 2014
The Spill Cafe Peterborough, Ontario

The start of the tour. With four-piece Toronto band, Running Red Lights. We toured together on Vancouver Island in September and had so much fun and musical good times that we're doing it again. This time on their home turf. RRL has just released their new album.

Friday January 17th, 2014
The Daily Grind Ottawa, Ontario

Solo/acoustic set. On the bill with Running Red Lights. 9PM.

Saturday January 18th,2014
Pub Saint-Ciboire Montreal, Quebec

Solo/acoustic set. With Running Red Lights. 10PM.

Thursday January 23rd, 2014
London Music Club London, Ontario

Solo/acoustic set. With Running Red Lights. 10PM.

Saturday January 25th, 2014
Paddy Flaherty's Sarnia, Ontario

Solo/acoustic set. With Running Red Lights. 9PM.

Sunday January 26th, 2014
Sotto Voce Toronto, Ontario

The Sotto Sunday Music Sessions. 8PM.

Friday January 31st, 2014
Theatre Passe Muraille Toronto, Ontario

A nice way to end the Ontario tour. We're playing this historic theatre in downtown Toronto. Solo/acoustic set. With Running Red Lights. 9PM.

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