It appears the West 4th BIA is replacing the suffering community festival ‘hippie days’ with a music focused street party this summer.
Here is the official announcement by the page ‘Shop West 4th‘ Facebook page that reads:
JUST ANNOUNCED! Khatsahlano! The West 4th Music + Art Festival is our BIG Street Party coming Saturday July 23 from 11am to 6pm between Burrard & MacDonald… featuring 5 stages of FREE live music from 23 of Vancouver’s hottest acts including Jon and Roy, Aidan Knight, Yukon Blonde, Sun Wizard, The Evaporators and more… plus great sidewalk sales, patio parties, Kitsilano’s largest garage sale and lots of cool things all day long!
I give this event 2 very enthusiastic thumbs up!! It is about time we closed off the popular West 4th strip and put on an event the public will actually mark down on their calendars, and support the many independent small businesses on the street. Yes, I am a bit biased as I am a huge fan of Jon and Roy & Aidan Knight, both who were performers at last year’s Jericho Beach Folk Fest. Regardless it sounds like the BIA is on the right path to creating an annual summer festival in Kits that shows off Kits cool side.
To stay up to date with more information, band announcements and RSVP for the event check out the West 4th Facebook page. The Kitsilano.ca crew will as usually be keeping you in the know as well!
Last modified: June 21, 2011