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Vancouver is throwing a free Summer Live festival at Stanley Park on July 8, 9, and 10 to celebrate its 125th birthday. The city has invited the who’s who in the local music scene to perform. I can’t believe how awesome the bands performing are.

Check out this all-star lineup: Dan Mangan, the New Pornographers, Mother Mother, Said the Whale, Hannah Georgas, Neko Case, Kyprios, the Zolas, Hey Ocean, Aidan Knight, Veda Hille, Spirit of the West, We Are the City, and the Be Good Tanyas to name just a few of the bands I’m excited about.

There’s also dance performances, croquet, drum circles, giant jenga, canoe races, wheelchair rugby demonstrations, and loads of other random entertainment.

Check out the full schedule and map (PDF) here.

Bike valet parking is offered, plus a special shuttle from Waterfront station for transit users. Please don’t drive.
Yaletown Live Site