Khatsahlano Festival on West 4th in Kitsilano 2013by
The Khatsahlano Music + Arts Festival will be taking over West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano on Saturday, July 13, 2013. The popular shopping and dining district will be pedestrian-only between Burrard and MacDonald as businesses open their doors to host activities, special deals, and offer samples.
Khatsahlano Festival Music Line-Up
Spanning 10 blocks, there will be a line-up of 50 indie bands including the Peak Performance Project’s Top 20 finalists for this year. Acts include The Pack A.D., Brasstronaut, No Sinner, Christopher Smith, Cowards, Needs, Rich Hope, Evy Jane, Longwalkshortdock, Portage & Main, Koban, James Younger, the Gay Nineties, Johnny de Courcy, Wintermitts, War Baby, and many more. This 100% local music showcase is being curated by West 4th own Zulu Records.
Khatsahlano Festival Food
Earlier this week festival organizers hosted a media tour that saw about 50 local radio, print, television, and online media personalities take to a section of West 4th for a pub/restaurant crawl. Along the way we sampled treats and got a preview of what’s being served up this Saturday.
Khatsahlano Festival Arts
The “This Happened Here Art Village” will host a showcase from the Museum of Vancouver as well as legendary rock poster artist Bob Masse, the incomparable punk photography of Bev Davies, and much more. Portobello West and Blim Market will also be on-site.
The Khatsahlano Music + Arts Festival is free to attend and will run from 11:00am to 9:00pm on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Follow along on Facebook and Twitter for more information.
If you would like to learn more about the namesake of the festival (and also Kitsilano), read my post about Chief August Jack Khatsahlano.