A Look Back at This Summer's Socially Distanced Concerts Across Canada

July Talk and Stars at the drive-in, Peach Pit in an empty ballroom, POP Montreal on a rooftop, and more.
A Look Back at This Summer's Socially Distanced Concerts Across Canada
Photo: Michael Caswell for Live Nation BC
The Canadian concert industry has never seen a year like 2020. But even though the cross-country tours and massive festivals we usually enjoy haven't taken place for obvious reasons, live music persevered this summer — albeit in very different forms from what we're used to.

From drive-in shows to professionally staged livestreams to socially distanced outdoor shows, the Canadian music industry has proved its resourcefulness throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below, check out some highlights from this very unique summer, including a host of drive-in theatre performances (from July Talk, WhitehorseStars, the Sadies and more), a Peach Pit performance in an empty ballroom, POP Montreal on a rooftop, and more.

Stars
Golden Hour — Prince Edward, ON
September 6, 2020

Photo by Matt Forsythe

La Force
POP Montreal — Montreal, QC
September 23, 2020

 Photo by Louis Longpré for POP Montreal

Whitehorse
Golden Hour — Prince Edward, ON
September 5, 2020

Photo by Matt Forsythe

July Talk
Stardust Drive-In Theatre — Sharon, ON
August 12, 2020

Calm Elliott-Armstrong for Sleepless Records

The Varmoors
Wildhorse Saloon — Calgary, AB
September 19, 2020

 Photo by Jenn Five

Peach Pit
Commodore Ballroom — Vancouver, BC
September 17, 2020

 Photo by Michael Caswell for Live Nation BC

Dizzy
Golden Hour — Prince Edward, ON
September 6, 2020

Photo by Matt Forsythe

Waahli
POP Montreal — Montreal, QC
September 23, 2020

Photo by Coralie Daigneault for POP Montreal

The Sadies
Golden Hour — Prince Edward, ON
September 5, 2020

Photo by Matt Forsythe

Annelise Noronha
Golden Hour — Prince Edward, ON
September 5, 2020

Photo by Matt Forsythe

Free the Cynics
Wildhorse Saloon — Calgary, AB
September 19, 2020

Photo by Jenn Five

La Fièvre
POP Montreal — Montreal, QC
September 23, 2020

Photo by Coralie Daigneault for POP Montreal