New music and arts festival coming to Squamish this summer from July 26 – 28, 2019

squamish constellation music festival 2019
More details will be announced on March 5, 2019

A few years ago, it seemed like all music festivals in Vancouver had come to a sad end. Squamish Music Festival was cancelled, Pemberton Festival went the same way. Then, SKOOKUM Music Festival was announced and took over Stanley Park in an amazing spectacle of big name music acts, artists, food, and more.

For 2019, SKOOKUM has announced that they are on hiatus: “Following a successful launch, work is already underway to bring SKOOKUM back as an annual festival starting in 2020.

So, what’s a music festival lover supposed to do for 2019? Luckily, a new festival has just been announced for July 2019 in Squamish. Introducing: the Constellation Festival.

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New music and arts festival coming to Squamish this summer from July 26 – 28, 2019

Bach’s greatest hits in downtown Vancouver!

Jan Gates photo.

Jan Gates photo.

After we’ve had our fill of the beach, the fireworks, and street parties, it’s nice to know we can still get some culture in the city.

On Aug. 2-12, a plethora of musical talent pays tribute to one of the greatest composers of all time. Held downtown at the Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard St), with a special concert at the Chan Centre (6265 Crescent Road), the first-ever Vancouver Bach Festival hosts orchestras, small ensembles and more performing the best of Bach.

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Bach’s greatest hits in downtown Vancouver!

Khatsahlano! Free Summer Street Festival Announces Line-Up of 50 Vancouver Bands

Khatsahlano! 2012

Khatsahlano! 2012

Khatsahlano! Music & Arts Festival, which takes place every summer in the beachfront Kitsilano neighbourhood, is a hotly-anticipated Vancouver summer event. Why? It’s a big free street party with live music all day.

This year, Khatsahlano! takes place Saturday, July 13. Kitsilano’s main shopping drag (West 4th Avenue between Burrard and MacDonald) will close to car traffic and 50 local bands will get on stage and do their thing. The 80,000+ spectators who camp out will be reminded of the Kitsilano of yore; in the 1960s Kitsilano was Vancouver’s hip, counterculture enclave and the go-to spot for concerts.

Khatsahlano! organizers have just announced the 2013 band line-up. If you’re into the Vancouver music scene, you’ll want to check out the well-curated list before you make summer travel plans. If you’re visiting town in July, this is a must-attend event.

Grant McDonagh, owner of Zulu Records, Kitsilano’s premier destination for music and concert tickets, has joined forces with the Waldorf Productions crew Arrival Agency and brand.LIVE to produce the musical component of the festival. And it’s going to be good.

Folks are particularly excited about hot Vancouver bands including Gold & Youth, No Sinner, Brasstronaut and The Pack A.D.  Find the full list after the jump. Continue reading:
Khatsahlano! Free Summer Street Festival Announces Line-Up of 50 Vancouver Bands

10 Free Things to Do in Vancouver in July

Caribbean Days. Photo credit: Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC

They say there’s no such thing as free lunch, but there are plenty of enticing, free Vancouver summer events to add to your July bucket list.

From free outdoor movies to free live music festivals and the highly anticipated Celebration of Light fireworks show, there’s something exciting going down every weekend that doesn’t require ticket coordination or plastic.   Continue reading:
10 Free Things to Do in Vancouver in July