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A new, free music series set in multiple public spaces throughout the neighbourhood has now launched in Gastown.
Dubbed Gastown Unplugged, the series will see live music take place in four different locations, entertaining patio guests and the general public from now until October.
The initiative, led by the Gastown Business Improvement Association (BIA), follows the success of Patiotown as a way to support local artists that are no longer booking indoor gigs.
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“Through a collaborative effort, businesses are now scheduling several musicians per week to take over public spaces throughout summer and fall, the Gastown BIA said in a release. Locations include Water Street at Richards Street, as well as Cambie Street, Abbott Street, and in the new Maple Tree Square Pop-Up Plaza.
Also announced by the BIA is Happy Day: “A community-wide all day happy hour, running every Thursday throughout August and September. All-day specials can be enjoyed at more than 30 retail and hospitality locations.
A full list of participating venues can be found online.
While there is no set schedule for Gastown Unplugged, the Gastown BIA will be announcing the pop-up entertainment weekly on Instagram and on their website.