White Rock’s loss will be Kitsilano’s gain.
Beyond Scarlett Arts & Entertainment Group has teamed up with Kitsilano 4th Avenue Business Association to program a stage for the Khatsahlano Music & Art Festival slated for July 21.
The joint venture comes after Beyond Scarlett’s organizer Janice Savage announced plans to launch a White Rock International Music Festival for the same weekend were on hold until 2013 due to “time limitations and the current economic climate.”
“I knew the executive director of the business association, Russ Davies, and he knew about the (White Rock International Music) festival because both were on the same weekend. When he found out it was being postponed to next year, he contacted me right away,” Savage said. “It worked out perfect because we had a good base and now we can continue downtown, under their umbrella.”
Peninsula musicians set to perform include Jordan Carrier, The Oh Wells and Wyckham Porteous and the Deadlights.
“There will be all kinds of people performing from all over, and our stage will have a bit of a White Rock connection,” Savage said.
And it’s not just music. Savage said there will be also be comedians and street food to sample.
The festival will span 10 blocks of West 4th Avenue, from Burrard Street to MacDonald Street, and will feature eight main stages and more than 40 performers.
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