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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 Summer Outdoor Concert Series Begins July 2nd

23 Jun

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The Trout Lake Community Center, 3360 Victoria Drive, begins their weekly free outdoor Summer Concert Series Wednesday, July 2nd at 6:30 p.m. with Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars. This group will have you travelling back in time to the early jazz era of the 1920s and 1930s with some of Vancouver’s most eclectic gypsy-jazz ensembles. The following week, July 9th you will find the Sanctuary All Stars which is a 17 piece jazz band. July 16th Highrise Lonesome will entertain you with bluegrass music.  July 23rd brings the Late Thaw Band playing country music which will be sure to pull a few heart strings.  July 30th Robin Layne and Paul Bray team up for the first time for a duo collaboration of improvised music  August 6th brings String Fever which is an eclectic string band with various influences including jazz, folk, Celtic, newgrass, classical and world to name but a few.   August 13th the Jeff Stanfield Band is on deck with acoustic folk and blues.  August 20th the Rio Samaya Band brings you original songs and poetry that combine Latin, reggae and rhumba.  Lastly, on August 27th Kara-Kata Afrobeat Group brings you a mix of many sounds including reggae, Calypso, gospel, modern funk, jazz, blues, salsa and more.

All performances will be held on the East side of Trout Lake Community Centre. This year there will also be a BBQ and a kids art station.  You are invited to bring a blanket, bring the family, your friends and come enjoy the music! Dancing is encouraged.

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