COAL HARBOUR MUSIC FESTIVAL at PAL from August 15 – 29!
For the very first year, PAL Vancouver and PAL Studio Theatre present the COAL HARBOUR MUSIC FESTIVAL with integral support from the City of Vancouver thanks to a Community Arts Grant and generous sponsorship from the Coal Harbour Residents’ Association.
The COAL HARBOUR MUSIC FESTIVAL includes evening concerts, a free twilight jazz series, free family fun and so much more! Join your PALS at Coal Harbour’s gorgeous rooftop theatre and garden oasis (PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street) for an exquisite line-up of concerts and community programs featuring many of Metro Vancouver’s finest artists. Festival headliners Jim Byrnes and Dawn Pemberton take the stage August 23 and 24. For tickets to Jim Byrnes’ journey across the blues highway please click here. For Dawn Pemberton’s soulful, bold, and funky show please click here.
The festival opens Wednesday, August 15th at 7pm with the first of three free Twilight Jazz Series concerts at the PAL Theatre. Gordon Grdina and Hamin Honari’s cross-cultural, boundary-annihilating music will appeal equally to lovers of world, folk, jazz, avant-garde and indie music – a brilliant mix of effortless cohesion and wild abandon. On Wednesday, August 22 at 7pm, well known West Coast vocalist Joani Taylor takes the PAL stage for an unforgettable, soulful evening that is free for everyone who attends. The Van Django Trio plays the final evening of the Twilight Jazz Series on Wednesday, August 29th at 7pm. Their music is rooted in 1930s Paris with flights of driving rhythm, jazz, and dazzling fancy.
Starting at 12 noon on Sunday August 26 enjoy Free Sunday Concerts and Family Fun until 5pm. Families, youth and everyone who is young-at-heart will enjoy free concerts and community programming including children’s entertainment; a “community beats” all-ages, no experience required drumming workshop; and a festive afternoon of live music including West Coast Jazz, New Orleans Street Beats, Balkan brass, and calypso rhythm. Local bands Tiny Islands and the Mike Higgins Trio will take stage.
PAL gratefully acknowledges the City of Vancouver’s generous support for the 2018 Coal Harbour Music Festival alongside our integral community partners.