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Event Archive - The Lions We Are Concert and Fundraiser: Francis Arevalo, Kimmortal, Sejal Lal , Roya Bennett, Missy D, Laydy Jams, DJ Dain, Class Act, SOL

Sat. July 22nd 2017 The Red Room (No Minors)
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM doors at 7:30 PM
Tickets at: The Red Room
Presented by: The Lions We Are, Thrive City String Boot Camp
PURCHASE TICKETS: $15 online / $20 at the door


It's that time! Come celebrate the release of the TLWA Mixtape with Francis Arevalo & The Lions We Are at the Red Room. Proceeds will support the Thrive City String Boot Camp for youth. Invite your friends and fam!

Doors Open: 7:30PM
TLWA - The Lions We Are Showcase: 8:30/9:00PM
Francis Arevalo: 9:30/10:00PM

The Thrive City String Boot Camp (TCSBC) is a summer retreat for young string musicians from diverse backgrounds, aimed at developing technically proficient, creative, expressive musicians who improve their community. Founded in 2011 by violinist and director John “Adidam” Littlejohn, TCSBC has presented 12 camps in 7 years, serving over 100 local and international young string players.

Each year we provide full and partial scholarships to gifted string students in need. Nearly half of our student body come from El Sistema outreach music programs in Canada and abroad. This summer, TCSBC is fundraising to provide 20 full-tuition scholarships for students to attend the Thrive City String Boot Camp.

For more information, check out:

(Performers to be announced!)


John “Adidam” Littlejohn is a musical chameleon who slides between hip-hop, classical, jazz, and gospel, threading them together into a refreshingly unique sound. As a soloist he has performed with orchestras and given recitals throughout North America and Europe.In addition to being a violinist, John “A.d.i.d.a.m.” Littlejohn is an emcee known for his lyrical ability and distinctive cadence, which produces an original flow. He has produced two full-length solo albums, “Violinistik” and “All Day I Dream About Music.” John has collaborated with a variety of musicians including Michael Bublè, DJ Spooky, Braille, SaulPaul, Take 6, Regina Carter, Darin Atwater, and Elmo.He is currently a member of “Infinitus”, Vancouver’s beatboxing string trio. As an active proponent of music outreach, John is the Executive Director and founder of the Thrive City String Boot Camp and the Director of the CYMC Summer Orchestra Academy. He is also on the faculty of the Delta Community Music School, Saint James Music Academy, and Vancouver Academy of Music. ]

The Red Room is wheel chair accessible. There is also a private wheel chair accessible washroom. Please check in at the front door the night of any show and a staff member will help with this request.


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Francis Arevalo

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Francis Arevalo is an independent hip-hop artist and creative, born and raised in Vancouver, BC. Francis creates with The Lions We Are, - a collective of artists, musicians, dancers and poets all across Vancouver - with the aim of hosting community events, building art and encouraging self expression. Francis released his first mixtape 'Love & Bas... more info


SOL recently turned 20, yet has years of experience in the hip-hop scene. Having been surrounded by music his whole life and having created hip-hop since his pre-teens, Sol brings experience and wisdom beyond his years to his musical expression. In Feb. 2009 Sol released his first full-length album, The Ride. “The Ride is a project that I chose t... more info