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The Sweet Sounds Of Summer At Kafka’s With Live Music

14 Jul

You are invited to enjoy the sweet sounds of summer at Kafka’s beautiful space at 120-577 Great Northern Way this summer. In July and August, Kafka’s will be hosting weekly live outdoor concerts on Friday and Saturday afternoons between 3:00 and 5:00 pm. The free all ages outdoor music event is curated by co-artistic director of the Vancouver World Music Festival, Robin Layne. Come celebrate the sounds of summer with an eclectic mix of jazz, world and roots music. You can nosh on the patio and raise a glass to the weekend with craft beer, cider or BC wine. Kafka’s is fully licensed and offers a great selection products from local and BC makers including 33 Acres, Brassneck, Mission Hill and Cedar Creek. For those that might be driving, the parking lot will be cordoned off and car-free during all performances so they can maximize space for everyone to gather safely outdoors. As an added bonus, VCC Clark Skytrain Station is within walking distance. We’ve set out the current music line up for July. Stop by and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer.

July 16
Trad Jazz with Wynston Minckler and Josh Roberts


July 17
Muevete Marimba (2-4pm)


July 23/24
Robin Layne Trio

July 30
Kevin Romain Jazz Trio

July 31
TBC

Photo Credit: Shane Ward

Trout Lake Outdoor Summer Concert Series Is Back For 2016

6 Jul

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The Trout Lake Outdoor Summer Concert Series is back for another year starting tonight. If you have not checked out this great free summer event, you are missing out.  This annual event is hosted by the Trout Lake Community Center, 3360 Victoria Drive.  Concerts happen every Wednesday evening throughout the summer rain or shine. We had the opportunity to take in a few of the concerts last year and we have to say, it was a pretty perfect way to spend an evening.  Bring a blanket, your friends, or the dog or both and a picnic and you are set.  For parents with small children, there is a playground where kids can play while you, at the same time, can take in the concert.  We have set out the musical line up for this summer below.  Each evening kicks off at 6:30 pm.  Note, any rained our concerts will be held in the Grandview Room. By the way, dancing is encouraged, so don’t be shy. Others certainly aren’t. If you are lucky, you will see a few couples showing off their exceptional dancing skills which we witnessed last year which added to the evening.  We encourage you to check out this popular fun free event.

July 6
SANCTUARY ALL STARS
A 17 piece big swing jazz band led by Bob Liley.

July 13
WHEAT IN THE BARLEY
A blend of their traditional tunes will be a big hit with all-ages audiences.

July 20
SODA CRACKERS
Vintage country, jazz and roots music.

July 27
DEANNA KNIGHT & THE HOT CLUB OF MARS
Travel back in time to the early jazz era of the 1920’s & 30’s and experience one of Vancouver’s most eclectic gypsy-jazz ensembles.

August 3
THE LONESOME TOWN PAINTERS
Vancouver’s traditional bluegrass standard-bearers.

August 10
RIO SAMAYA BAND
Original music of songs and poetry in a magical combination of Latin, Reggae & Rhumba.

August 17
SILK ROAD
A musical adventure that explores China and beyond. Silk Road Music delivers virtuosity and imagination.

August 24
PATRIZIA COLETTA
A musician/vocalist performing a variety of music in multiple languages.

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Photo Credit: Deanna Knight

Summer Concert Series at Trout Lake Community Centre Starting July 3rd

2 Jul

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The Trout Lake Community Center, 3360 Victoria Drive, begins their weekly outdoor Summer Concert Series this Wednesday, July 3rd at 6:30 p.m. with the Rio Samaya Band. They will be performing music and poetry in a combination of Latin, Reggae and Rhumba.   The following week, July 10th you will find the Sanctuary All Stars which is a 17 piece jazz band.  July 17th String Fever will be performing, July 24th Highrise Lonesome, July 31st the Unified Band, August 7th the Creaking Planks, August 14th Jeff Stanfield Band and August 21st Late Thaw Band.  All performances will be held behind the Trout Lake Community Centre. Bring a blanket and come enjoy the music!

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