Westward Street Party will bring local music to Yaletown

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      Two-dozen Vancouver-based artists are going to be holding free outdoor concerts this September.

      Vancouver’s annual Westward Music Festival has announced the Westward Street Party, a series of free concerts on September 13 and 14 that will take place on three Yaletown street corners.

      One of the stages—the Music B.C. stage, named for the nonprofit music industry support association—will be located at Nelson and Hamilton. Artists performing on this stage include Jo Passed, I M U R, Rare Americans, Diamond Café, Old Soul Rebel, Prado, the Tourist Company, HOFFEY, Meltt, Phono Pony, Sam the Astronaut, Biawanna, and Glass Forest.

      The Kater stage, named after the Vancouver-based ride-hailing service, will be at Davie and Mainland. Artists performing there include Little Destroyer, Missy D, Teon Gibbs, Hotel Mira, Booty EP, Fionn, Sam Lynch, and Parlour Panter.

      The Electronic stage will be at Nelson and Mainland, and it will feature acts such as Esette, Dj dood, Niki Sadeki, Which Nancy, Joel West B2C Jay Tripwire, and Kevin Shiu.

      The event takes places from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on September 13 and from noon to 10 p.m. on the 14th. The Music B.C. stage will have performances on both days of the street party, while the other two stages will feature acts on the 14th.

      Food trucks, a beer garden, and local vendors will also be present.

      This event is happening alongside the main Westward Music Festival, which will feature 35 artists performing at various venues throughout the city from September 12 to 15. Notable artists at the main festival include Joji, Black Mountain, Le1f, Lissie, Owen Pallett, Junglepussy, the Wonder Years, and many others.