DECEMBER 3, 2020 OFFICIALLY RECOGNISED AS
COMMODORE BALLROOM DAY
HISTORIC VENUE CELEBRATES 90TH BIRTHDAY
VANCOUVER, BC (Dec 2, 2020) – To acknowledge the cultural legacy and historic significance of the Commodore Ballroom, Kennedy Stewart, Mayor of the City of Vancouver, has officially proclaimed December 3, 2020 as Commodore Ballroom Day. The proclamation marks the venue’s 90th anniversary and kicks off the first of ongoing celebrations.
Originally opening its doors in 1930, the Commodore Ballroom has grown to become the city’s best-known and most beloved live music venue. A stunning 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. Reflecting the progressive and diverse musical landscapes of the time, performers have included Duke Ellington, Dal Richards, Tina Turner, The Clash, U2, Nirvana, Coldpay, Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, and many more.
Fans of the Commodore Ballroom can participate in an array of events, aligned with current government restrictions, to mark the celebration of this milestone:
December 2, 2020
BC Place Light Show
The rooftop of BC Place will illuminate with glowing birthday candles in celebration of the anniversary.
December 3, 2020
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
Throughout the decades, the Commodore has held a special place in the hearts of the fans that visited, the artists that have performed on its stage, and the staff and crews that have worked within it. 2020/2021 will celebrate and showcase the history and luster of what makes this venue truly magical. More details on upcoming events and celebrations to be announced throughout the year.