Have you ever asked yourself what do more than 100+ live bands crammed into the space of three city blocks sound like?
Pretty amazing. Tonight, Make Music Vancouver goes down in Gastown on Water Street and transforms into an outdoor stage for hundreds of local bands, vendors & more. Best part? It’s completely free for Vancouverites. Bands are set up across three city blocks with musical genres that range anywhere from blues and folk to surf and samba, punk and rock, and a little bit more in between.
Last year, 25,000 people turned out for the event, which turned much of Gastown into one big party. Action on the streets filtered into pubs and restaurants. Big crowds coalesced around hot acts, street corners became impromptu dance floors and the cacophony of drums, basses and guitars could be heard blocks away. Make Music Vancouver has its roots in La Fete de la Musique, an event launched in France in 1982. Today, it’s celebrated in 450 cities worldwide, including Vancouver.
Make Music Vancouver is on tonight (Wednesday, June 25th) from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. on Water Street, between Cordova & Carrall in Gastown. Take a look at the lineup & schedule on the Make Music website.