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Event Archive - Make Music Vancouver 2015: Ben Everyman, Straight Up, Bloco Enertia, Kownterpoint, Chic Soiree , The Underscore Orkestra, Funk Schwey, Mellomanic, Her Brother, Monika Schwartzmann, Hint of Lime, Need to Kno, PaperTrails, Woodshed Supply co., You plus one, The dolls, SOSTENUTO ET LE HOT CLUB DE MA RUE, SARGAM UBC, QUINTESSENTIAL JAZZ BAND, PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, DESIRÉE DAWSON, Klimbatize, SOLACE TIMBRE, TRES TIPOS, Jericho

Wed. June 24th 2015 @  GasTown (All Ages)
5 pm - 10 pm doors at 5 pm
Presented by: Make Music Vancouver
Make Music Vancouver is an entirely free live music event that brings the local community together from June 19 to June 24. On Make Music day (June 24), Water Street is shut down to traffic and is transformed into sidewalk stages and dance floors, showcasing Vancouver’s incredible cultural and artistic diversity. This grassroots event is being made possible entirely by volunteers, from organizers to performers. It showcases hundreds of amateur and established musicians, and celebrates music in all its diversity. The first-ever edition was a resounding success, bringing 150 bands and 20 000 spectators to the streets of Gastown on June 21st 2011.Make Music Vancouver was inspired by La Fête de la Musique, an event launched in France in 1982, and has since gone global, taking place each year in over 450 cities worldwide today.It is being organized by Vancouver en Français and the Alliance Française de Vancouver, both non-profit cultural associations.

Make Music Vancouver isn’t a stand-alone event – it is part of a global live music celebration that takes place every year in over a hundred countries! Where and how did it all start? Well, once upon a time in 1981, in a land not so far away called France, a study came out which revealed that a large part of the population, including half of all children, played a musical instrument. And so a few visionaries at the French Ministry of Culture started dreaming up a way to bring people out on the streets to share their music – they called it “La Fête de la Musique.”


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Ben Everyman

Ben Everyman, true to his name, makes music that cavorts carelessly across folk, blues, country, and rap, dripping with cutting wit and satirical humour. Some say he sounds like Beck, and Bob Dylan, writing absurdist poems about Johnny Cash in his mother’s basement, and he has been known to make people laugh and cry, often at the same time. Be... more info

Kownterpoint (Multi Genre)

A multi-genre band from Vancouver B.C. who love to play live. Since releasing their Homegrown Sound E.P in August 2016... they have recorded a new album that is coming out soon. Keep an eye on these cats as they love to play a different style show each one. Youll never know what to expect! more info

The Underscore Orkestra (Balkan,Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz & Swing)

Underscore Orkestra is a Portland OR based band, playing a blend of Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz and Swing, with a repertoire consisting of both original and traditional material from fast bulgars and melodious waltzes to odd meters and swinging rhythms. Our instrumentation includes violin, accordion, guitar, banjo, clarinet, horns, flute, harmonica... more info

Hint of Lime (Gypsy jazz and Brazilian music)

Hint of Lime is a jazz quintet featuring Gary Sures (mandolin), Hana Hermanek (flute), Scott Polzen (guitar), Libor Michalak (stand-up bass) and Ken Leedham (percussion). They play gypsy jazz, Brazilian music (bossa novas, sambas, and choros), as well as jazzified pop and bluegrass tunes. more info