Music in the Streets
Kyra – The Make Music Vancouver Festival brought he crowds of people out to the streets of Gastown (and Yaletown) to partake in an extremely diverse sampling of live music. The concept, I thought, was brilliant. It gives you an opportunity to hear a little bit of everything and experience artists that you may never think to go see at a smaller venue. I’ll admit there were some logistical issues as artists struggled to play over the completing sounds coming from all around them. There also was no screening process for the acts, so a few things that I heard left me a little less than impressed. However, I did get to see our good friend Brett Wildeman play to a very large gathering of people that seemed to be thoroughly enjoying his sound. I also heard a few other things I liked, from an acoustic trio to a young rock band to a couple of rappers. Overall it was amazing to see so many people come out to hear some of the great live music that Vancouver has to offer.