YVR Food Fest's Canada Day Cookout announces exciting music lineup

Jun 7 2017, 4:09 am

If your plans are to keep it local this Canada Day, there might be no better way to rock the nation’s 150th than with YVR Food Fest‘s Canada Day Cookout. The all-new event has just announced the exciting live music lineup for the July 1 epic outdoor BBQ party.

Taking place in Olympic Village, Arrival Agency’s Canada Day Cookout is part of this year’s expanded YVR Food Fest programming, and will offer Vancouver a great gathering place to celebrate Canada 150 on July 1.

The musical lineup includes Light Organ Records singer-songwriter Jessicka, Mint Records pop-punk artists Supermoon, dream pop group Jody Glenham and the Dreamers, new wave act Gang Signs, indie pop band Leisure Club, and 10-piece afrobeat outfit Camaro 67. Providing music between sets will be local cub favourites the Common People DJs.


Of course, you’ll want to take note of the incredible food and drink line up, which will showcase the perfect pairings of BBQ staples with local craft beer and beverages.

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Look for legit Austin-style BBQ with ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and chicken courtesy of Guerrila Q. In addition, there’ll be a slider competition featuring some of the city’s favourite food trucks and restaurants.

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“We’ve assembled a really diverse lineup of some of Vancouver’s best and brightest talent. There’ll be great music, food, and beer all day long,“ says Daniel Ruiz, Canada Day Cookout programmer and drummer for Leisure Club.

Here’s the full schedule:

  • 1 pm – 1:40 pm — Jessicka
  • 2 pm – 2:30 pm — Supermoon
  • 3 – 3:45 pm — Jody Glenham and the Dreamers
  • 4:15- 5 pm — Gang Signs
  • 5:20 – 6:20 pm — Leisure Club
  • 7 – 8 pm — Camaro 67

The Canada Day Cookout is one part of the bigger and better YVR Food Fest, which runs June 29 to July 3, and includes a giant outdoor brunch called The Big Brunch, the speaker series Food for Thought, an exciting collaborative long table dinner, and their signature Street Food Showdown event.

Tickets are available for the Canada Day Cookout online, and are priced at $10 to 59 (and include food and beverage tokens).

YVR Food Fest’s Canada Day Cookout

When: July 1, noon to 8 pm

Where: Olympic Village (215 West 1st Avenue)

Daily Hive is a proud community partner of YVR Food Fest

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