Season Five of CBC Vancouver’s Musical Nooners Begins in True Summer Style

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The Boom Booms take the stage to kick off the free outdoor concert series July 4

CBC Vancouver’s free summer-long concert series, Musical Nooners, returns to the outdoor stage at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre on Friday, July 4th at 12:00 pm with a performance from Canadian indie roots soul band, The Boom Booms hosted by CBC News Vancouver’s Gloria Macarenko.

“We hear from Vancouverites all year long who eagerly await the start of CBC Vancouver’s Musical Nooners,” says Johnny Michel, managing director, CBC British Columbia and Alberta. “The concert series has become an iconic status of summer in Vancouver. It gives me true pleasure to see the community come together, dancing and singing each day, while being exposed to new local and even international musical talent.  The artists are diverse and reflect the wonderful multicultural society that makes up this great city.”

Now in its 5th year, the Musical Nooners free concert series runs Monday – Friday, from noon to 1pm, at the CBC Broadcast Centre at 700 Hamilton Street (between Robson and Georgia) from July 4 – August 22.

The show kicks off with CBC News Vancouver host, Gloria Macarenko and a band that got its start in East Vancouver, playing regular block parties. Inspired by world music, The Boom Boom’s blend of Latin, pop-rock, funk, reggae and soul forms the quintessential sounds of summer.

The line up for the first week is:

Friday, July 4 – The Boom Booms
Monday, July 7 – Tanga
Tuesday, July 8 – Mani Khaira
Wednesday, July 9 – The Tourist Company
Thursday, July 10 – Jasper Sloan Yip
Friday, July 11 – Kobo Town

For more information on the Musical Nooners series and CBC in British Columbia, go to or follow us on Twitter @CBCVancouver or #musicalnooners.

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