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BIG ROCK BREWERY FRINGE BAR

In the heart of the Railspur District on Granville Island is the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar and the Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Stage, home to free entertainment every night of the Festival!

Take your photo with My City Photos Thursdays – Sundays. Don’t forget to tag yourself when we post these on Facebook. And you can even buy a print from MyCityPhotos.ca for only $5. More performances may be added as the Festival nears. For the most up-to-date information, check here and the daily Fresh Sheets.

The Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar is open from 7:00pm till late, nightly at 1363 Railspur Alley. Sorry, no minors. To attend events at the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, you must be 19 or older.

Plus food carts every night!

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Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Stage Schedule

 

Thursday, September 10

8:00pm
Ford Pier Vengeance Trio
Endlessly creative, unapologetically curious, and undeniably talented, Ford Pier has been delighting and challenging Vancouver audiences for decades. Virtuosic and bombastic, The Vengeance Trio tears through their sets with a rigour that is at once relentless and restrained. The perfect way to kick-start 11-days of live music!
fordpier.bandcamp.com

Ford Pier Vengeance Trio

Ford Pier Vengeance Trio

9:00pm
Adrian Teacher and the Subs
Adrian Teacher is one of Vancouver’s most beloved songwriters and performers. Best known for his work with Apollo Ghosts and COOLTV, he has been self-releasing music for over 10 years. His album Mount Benson, was nominated for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize. The Subs feature Amanda P. on the kit, Robbie N. on the bass, and a variety of other talented musical contributors.
adrianteacher.com

Adrian Teacher

Adrian Teacher

10:00pm
City of Glass (DJ Set)
City of Glass (a.k.a. Michael Champion and David Phu) is a Canadian musical duo that cut their teeth touring across Europe. Along the way they amassed a wealth of under the radar influences. Their DJ set will draw on their encyclopedic knowledge of underground classics and infectious electro-pop. Dancing shoes required!
cityofglassmusic.com

City of Glass

City of Glass

Friday, September 11

8:00pm
James LambJames Lamb is a heartbreaker with a heart of gold. The poet laureate of doe-eyed dreamers, his lilting croon used to regularly wash over the streets and alleyways of our fair city. But he was born to be a wanderer and drifted away from us for a while. We are delighted to announce he is back and will be joining us at The Fringe Bar for an intimate set. Catch him while you can. His Vancouver sojourn might not last for very long!
9:00pm
Colin Cowan & the Elastic Stars
The brain-child of local musical maven Colin Cowan, the Elastic Stars play psychedelic pop music that is equal parts nostalgia and revelation. His critically-acclaimed new album, Spring Myths, was released in the spring.
elasticstars.com

Colin Cowan

Colin Cowan

10:00pm
DJ Su Comandante
Originally from El Salvador, Raul Espinoza (a.k.a. DJ Su Comandante) deftly mixes world rhythms with hip-hop and electronic dance music. He’s shared stages with Wyclef Jean, K-OS, and Fishbone and we are thrilled to have him rocking our dancefloor.
sucomandante.wordpress.com

DJ Su Comandante

DJ Su Comandante

Saturday, September 12

8:00pm
SAVVIE
A seductive mix of sultry, brooding rock and infectious pop hooks, SAVVIE is the brand new outlet for Savannah Leigh Wellman’s insatiable musical appetites. Her debut album, Night Eyes, has caught fire with music-lovers across the country and is poised to take the rest of the world by storm.
savviemusic.com

SAVVIE

SAVVIE

9:00pm
JP Maurice
JP Maurice is an unabashed lover of pop music and he wants to make you a believer. A stalwart of the local music scene, JP Maurice has built a reputation as one of the city’s finest songsmiths and producers. His live shows are becoming legendary for their energy and dynamism. Not to be missed!
jpmaurice.bandcamp.com

JP Maurice

JP Maurice

10:00pm
City of Glass (DJ Set)
Because you can’t have too much of a good thing! City of Glass (a.k.a. Michael Champion and David Phu) are back with another set of dark, synth-laden, electro-pop classics.
cityofglassmusic.com

City of Glass

City of Glass

Sunday, September 13

8:00pm
Tariq
Tariq is a beloved figure on the local music scene. If you see a lot of live music in Vancouver, then chances are you’ve seen Tariq, either on stage or showing his support from the audience, donning his signature beaming smile. Best known for his work in Brasstronaut and as a CBC Radio 3 personality, Tariq is a songwriter of the highest order. Come meet the best friend you never knew you had.
tariqmusiq.com

Tariq

Tariq

9:00pm
Cloudsplitter
Dave Gowans, the man behind the late, great Buttless Chaps and Vancouver’s favourite record store, Red Cat Records, is a poet and a melody-maker in a class of his own. With Cloudsplitter, Gowans has assembled some of Vancouver’s finest musicians to bring his soaring, nuanced ballads to life.
cloudsplitter.bandcamp.com

Cloudsplitter

Cloudsplitter

Monday, September 14

8:00pm
Third Annual Fringe Square Dance with Paul Silveria
Grab your cowboy boots and your finest plaid shirt and come on down to the Fringe Bar for a night of social dancing! Hosted by expert caller Paul Silveria and featuring a live band made up of some of Vancouver’s finest pickers, Monday nights have become legendary at the Fringe Bar. No experience necessary. Dances are taught on the spot.
squaredancepaul.com

Paul Silveria

Paul Silveria

10:00pm
Viper Central
After the square dance, we’ll keep the party going with an intimate acoustic set from Viper Central. A Vancouver bluegrass who’s-who, Viper Central drift effortlessly between old-time standards, contemporary classics, and their own original compositions. The perfect capstone to a perfect night.
vipercentral.ca

Viper Central

Viper Central


Tuesday, September 15

8:00pm
Travis Bernhardt Presents: The Discomfort Zone
Fringe favourite, Travis Bernhardt (Unpossible), is inviting Vancouver’s best and brightest to step out of their comfort zone! What happens when a musician tries their hand at stand-up comedy? Or when a Shakespearean tackles contemporary dance? Will the results be hilarious, miraculous, or disastrous? Come see for yourself.
9:30pm
Phantom Signal
Featuring Andrew Bailey, Jayson McDonald, and Tara Travis
We are thrilled to present the inaugural performance of Phantom Signal, an homage to the old-timey, creaky, old cobwebby radio programs recorded live! It’s a tip of the hat to stories that got under your skin and sent you to bed with the lights on. Prepare for a bloodcurdling tale based on actual speculation, performed with all the trappings of the great studio anthologies of yester-century! At turns hilarious and horrifying, but mostly hilarious, and always horrifying. Special guests will be joining Andrew, Jayson, and Tara—whether they’re from this realm or the next is the question.

Phantom Signal

Phantom Signal

10:30pm
Weekend Leisure Karaoke
Pump up the stereo, go get your hairbrush, and start practicing in the bathroom. If there is one thing that we can say for sure, it is that the Fringe loves karaoke. We are thrilled to welcome Weekend Leisure back for what has become a crucial component of the festival. What’s your song?
weekendleisure.ca
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Wednesday, September 16

8:00pm
Kingsgate Chorus
They are East Van’s rock ‘n’ roll choir and they will make you swoon! Choir director Jenny Ritter creates ambitious, intricate, and adventurous arrangements of all your favourite pop songs and Kingsgate delivers. Resistance is futile! They have us waaaay outnumbered.
kingsgatechorus.bandcamp.com

Kingsgate Chorus

Kingsgate Chorus

9:00pm
Steve Brockley Band
Timeless tunes, driving bass, gut-thumping drums, and rollicking finger-picked guitar. This deceptively simple combination allows the Steve Brockley Band to do what it does best: draw you into the world of the song and keep you transfixed until the last notes have rung out. These three powerhouse musicians play their hearts out, and when they do, nothing else really matters.
stevebrockley.com

Steve Brockley Band

Steve Brockley Band


Thursday, September 17

8:00pm
Uptights
There is a new crew of upstarts storming the walls of the Vancouver music scene. Jesse Gander, Barry Higginson, Tyler Mountenay, and Jason Stevenson are all veteran players. They concentrate their years of experience with laser-like precision to create near-perfect, two-minute pop-rock anthems.
uptights.bandcamp.com
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9:00pm
Supermoon
Expertly crafted pop-punk gems beamed down from outer space! Heralded as one of the best live acts in the city, the quartet’s instantly catchy songs are bolstered by an energy that is equally infectious. Come find out why everyone is talking about Supermoon.
allmoonsaresuper.bandcamp.com

Supermoon

Supermoon

10:00pm
DJ Freaky-guchi
From the bustling streets of Nairobi to the abandoned suburbs of Bucharest, wherever he goes DJ Freaky-guchi leaves a trail of legendary parties in his wake. The Fringe is next on his hit-list.

DJ Freaky-guchi

DJ Freaky-guchi

Friday, September 18

8:00pm
Wintermitts
Fringe favourites return with their unique blend of rollicking, party-ready, bilingual pop. Get ready to swoon over delicious melodies played by a gang of genre-defying musical misfits.
wintermitts.com 

Wintermitts

Wintermitts

9:00pm
Wooden Horsemen
Steven Beddall has sparked something with the Wooden Horsemen. Not only has he managed to recruit some of the city’s top musicians into its ranks, but those ranks keep growing. With a legion of devoted collaborators to draw upon, Beddall’s unique approach to blues and soul-infused folk continues to evolve, often right in front of the audience. Come bear witness.
woodenhorsemen.com

Wooden Horseman

Wooden Horseman

10:00pm
Many Bothans
Jess Latty (a.k.a. Many Bothans) is on a quest to make the world dance. Hip-hop, R&B, electro, breakbeat, top 40 remixes—none shall be spared!
facebook.com/manybothans

Saturday, September 19

8:00pm
Balkan Shmalkan
Big, brassy beats, handcrafted in small batches for discerning Vancouver party lovers. No-holds-barred joyful noises that ring out across the globe.
balkanshmalkan.com

Balkan Shmalkan

Balkan Shmalkan

9:00pm
Love You, Miss You
The party continues with another band chomping at the bit to transform Vancouver into one giant dance party. Seven players united in their passion for the funk. Saturday nights at the Fringe Bar are always off the hook, and with these fellas at the helm, this year will be no different.
facebook.com/WeLoveYouMissYou

Love You, Miss You

Love You, Miss You

10:00pm
DJ Ruggedly Handsome
East Vancouver’s most reliable party starter. Let’s prance!

DJ Ruggedly Handsome

DJ Ruggedly Handsome

Sunday, September 20

8:00pm
DJs Murdoch and Kinley
Two DJs, one laptop and a penchant for ‘80s top 40. It’s the last night of the Fringe and Entertainment Programmer Corbin Murdoch and Bar Manager Wade Kinley have got what you need.