When the JUNOS come to your town, you just know there’s going to be a lot of opportunities to enjoy some amazing Canadian music! Let’s Hear It BC is a free outdoor music festival happening at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s north plaza March 23 & March 24, 2018.
Let’s Hear It BC Free Outdoor Music Festival
Presented by CBC Vancouver and CBC Music, supported by Creative BC & The Province of British Columbia, the event will showcase top talent from various music scenes across BC and be hosted by CBC favourites Dan Burritt, Gloria Macarenko, Julie Nesrallah, Stephen Quinn, and Lien Yeung.
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery (North Plaza) 750 Hornby St
When: Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00pm to 9:00pm; Saturday, March 23, 2018 9:00am to 9:00pm
Festival performers include:
The Funk Hunters
Desi Sub Culture
The Boom Booms
I M U R
MusiCounts StarBand with Dear Rouge
Fox Glove (Play JUNO Week Winner)
Bukola (Nimbus Battle of the Bands Winner)
Find a full schedule of each day here »
Let’s Hear It BC will kick off on Friday with acts ranging from Victoria-based trio Fox Glove, to the emerging talents of Fintan O’Brien and Nimbus Battle of the Bands winner and Port Moody Secondary School student, Bukola. Later in the day attendees will enjoy different genres and diverse performers including hip hop from First Nations act Mob Bounce; hard-hitting, synth heavy alt-pop from powerful female-fueled Little Destroyer; and magnetic grooves from The Funk Hunters.
The Junior JUNOS presented with CBC Kids take over the stage for a morning of movin’ and groovin’ in the heart of the city on Saturday. Bring the whole family and put on your dancing shoes to see featured nominees for Children’s Album of the Year perform live.
Another highlight of the day will be a special performance by the MusiCounts StarBand at 3:00pm, accompanied by JUNO Award winners, Dear Rouge. This group is a unique multi-school wind orchestra featuring 65+ students from Vancouver-area schools, in honour of the MusiCounts Band Aid Program. The orchestra will be led by Mark Reid, Education Chair, 2018 JUNO Host Committee and 2013 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award recipient, and the event will hosted by CBC’s Grant Lawrence.
There will also be satellite events in Kelowna on March 21 and Victoria on March 22.
Follow Let’s Hear It (#LetsHearItBC) on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information. The JUNO Awards will take place on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.