Ten acts to see at this weekend’s big outdoor neighbourhood party Khatsahlano

Will Little Destroyer bring the rock to the Khatsahlano Street Party this Sunday? Of course they will.

The annual Khatsahlano Street Party is a celebration of music, food, and Vancouver’s Westside, in particular the stretch of West 4th between Burrard and MacDonald. The festival takes place this Sunday, July 6, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Now in its ninth year, Khatsahlano features performers ranging from established West Coast heavies to local up-and-comers. Below you’ll find links to songs by 10 of the nearly 40 acts. Check out the bands, and visit khatsahlano.com to see a full lineup.

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Ten acts to see at this weekend’s big outdoor neighbourhood party Khatsahlano

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Kitsilano

Welcome to dazzling Kitsilano! (Tourism Vancouver/Tanya Goehring)

In the ‘60s, beachside Kitsilano was considered Vancouver’s hipster hangout; today, the neighbourhood has flourished into a trendy hub appealing to sun-worshippers, yogis, wellness warriors and shopaholics alike (it’s also the birthplace of global yoga brand lululemon athletica). Kitsilano is a healthy combination of parks, beachfront, the shopping mecca of West 4th Avenue, cozy coffeeshops and eclectic eateries.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Kitsilano

Khatsahlano: the Massive (and Free!) Music & Arts Street Party is Coming to Kitsilano

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Image sourced from the Khatsahlano Facebook page

On Saturday, July 7, 2018, Kitsilano’s popular West 4th Avenue shuts down to host Khatsahlano, a massive street party that spans 10 city blocks! It’s Vancouver’s largest free Music & Arts Festival and it’s one excellent party.

Created just 7 years ago, the Khatsahlano Street Party features multiple stages showcasing more than 50 of Vancouver’s top music performers as well as the eclectic work of local artisans and street performers.

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Khatsahlano: the Massive (and Free!) Music & Arts Street Party is Coming to Kitsilano

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: July 6, 2017

The name of this weekend is diversity! The Indian Summer Fest brings themes of war and peace from the East, there’s a Greek festival, a Latin American festival, Theatre Under The Stars begins, the MOA has an Indigenous art exhibit with insight from contemporary Indigenous artists and community members, and there’s a few street parties on both sides of town – the Khatsahlano fest in Kitsilano, and Car Free Day on Commercial Drive.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: July 6, 2017

Lineup for 2017 Khatsahlano Street Party announced

Jody Glenham performing with her band at the 2016 Khatsahlano Street Party. Christine McAvoy photo.

The lineup for the 2017 Khatsahlano Street Party has just been announced.

Now in its sixth year, the family-friendly one-day event takes place in Vancouver’s Westside, on West 4th Avenue from Burrard to MacDonald on Saturday, July 8th from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Along with Vancouver-based headliners like The Zolas and Louise Burns on no less than six stages, partygoers will have access to more than 50 food trucks, assorted activities for all ages, and some of the summer’s best people-watching – just blocks from the beach. Here are a few of the musical highlights.

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Vancouver’s Biggest Free Music and Arts Fest: Khatsahlano Street Party is Back

Photo sourced from khatsahlano.com

Photo sourced from khatsahlano.com

The biggest free music and arts fest of the year is about to descend on Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood.

The Khatsahlano Street Party is set to transform West 4th Avenue into 10 blocks of live music, beer gardens and outdoor art on Saturday, July 11. Now in its fifth year, the festival is expected to attract more than 100,000 revellers to the stretch of West 4th from Burrard to MacDonald Streets.

The street party is perhaps best-known for great live music. This year, more than 50 bands with local roots will perform on eight different stages. The lineup includes a mix of talent old and new from Vancouver and BC.  Indie rockers Yukon Blonde and dark pop favourites The Belle Game share top billing with vintage punk and underground acts the Pointed Sticks and the Enigmas. Up-and-coming bands from The Peak 102.7 Peak Performance Project will also be taking the stage. the A complete lineup is available on the festival website.

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Vancouver’s Biggest Free Music and Arts Fest: Khatsahlano Street Party is Back

50 Free Bands + 40 Food Trucks: Khatsahlano Street Party Returns to Vancouver

Photo credit: Rick Chung | Flickr

Photo credit: Rick Chung | Flickr

Vancouver’s biggest free music and arts fest is back.

The Khatsahlano Street Party is set to transform West 4th Avenue into 10 blocks of live music, beer gardens and outdoor art on Saturday, July 12.  Now in its fourth year, the festival is expected to attract more than 100,000 revellers to the Kitsilano neighbourhood, from Burrard to MacDonald Streets on West 4th Avenue.

Khatsahlano has earned a well deserved reputation for great live music.  This year, more than 50 bands with local roots will perform on eight different stages.  Headliners include The Poppy Family Experience, who emerged from Kitsilano’s counterculture scene in the 1960s and went on to international fame, as well as The Grapes of Wrath, the Kelowna-based rockers known for their hit record These Days who recently reunited after an 18-year hiatus.  A complete lineup is available on the festival website.

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50 Free Bands + 40 Food Trucks: Khatsahlano Street Party Returns to Vancouver