Gastown Unplugged is a new, free music series that will be set in four different neighbourhood locations, entertaining patio guests and the general public from now until October.
Locations include Water St. at Richards St. and Cambie St., Abbott St, and in the new Maple Tree Square Pop-Up Plaza.
The initiative, led by the Gastown BIA, follows the success of Patiotown (announced last month) as a way to support local artists that are no longer booking indoor gigs. Through a collaborative effort, businesses are now scheduling several musicians per week to take over public spaces throughout summer and fall.
Happy Day, All Day Happy Hour
Gastown also announces Happy Day, a community-wide all day happy hour, running every Thursday throughout August and September. All day specials can be enjoyed at more than 30 retail and hospitality locations. A full list of participating venues can be found here.
And it’s not just limited to food venues, Happy Day participants include @coastalpeoplesgallery (10% off your purchase), @a_plus.cleaning (20 % discount on your first cleaning when you sign up for a 6-month contract for recurring cleaning services), @makegastown (10% off regular priced products) and more.
Follow the Gastown BIA on Instagram for the latest schedule and info.