KHATSAHLANO ANNOUNCES OVER 50 LOCAL BANDS PLAYING THE SOUNDTRACK TO OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
Brought to you with love by the Merchants of West 4th Avenue, Khatsahlano Street Party will once again take over West 4th, between Burrard and MacDonald, for an action packed day of fun. The theme of the festival this year is #MakingUpForMissingOut, we invite you to come celebrate with us on SATURDAY JULY 9th, from 11AM – 9PM.
Zulu Records, a West 4th Community Staple, has curated the perfect playlist for the day, filled with something for everyone! Haley Blais will floor you with her storytelling lyrics and captivating voice on the Burrard Stage, presented by TD & Curiocity. Bringing their destruction and melody, acid wit and bruising vocals, The PackAD returns to the stage after playing the 2013 festival.
Vancouver’s post-punk outfit, ACTORS will rock out on the MacDonald Stage, brought to you by DailyHive. Lucky for us Kim Churchill is stationed out West, bringing Australian Folk Rock to our stage, with explosive intricate fingerpicking, percussive beats mixed with harmonica melodies and soulful voice.
For the little music-lover in the family, swing by Khats Kids at the Trafalgar Street for favourite children’s entertainers Music with Marnie and Matt Henry. Supporting talents of all ages, the Sarah Mclaughlin School of Music performers take the stage, with the Muevete Marimba Ensemble and Somba performances.
Those familiar with Khatsahlano know that it’s an unforgettable day stretching ten city blocks! Schedule your must-see bands and pencil in a stop (or two) at the Phillip’s Beer Gardens with 3 locations, or check out the Topo Chico Garden by the Burrard Stage for some fruity hard seltzers!
New this year, Love at Khats with Weddings! Pop up Weddings, will be arranging 8 nuptials at the festival, so keep an eye out for guests saying their “I dos” with florals and design by Leis De Buds. The Museum of Vancouver has partnered with the festival to create a Host Nations Pavilion, with Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations showcasing the talents of local indigenous artists. Think basket weaving classes, live carving, an indigenous marketplace, plus guests will have their own opportunity to bring art to life by painting on canvas with Paintillio; an oversized paint by number. Celebration Photo Stations will be spread throughout the festival, helping us celebrate what we missed during the last few years.
There are over 50 food truck options, plus plenty of your West 4th favourite patios and restaurants to choose from along the way. There will be activities, games and much shopping to be had as all the merchants on West 4th take to the streets. More details on what to do at Khats coming soon! It feels good to be back!
If you’re interested in being an artisan, commercial or food vendor, applications are open and we encourage applicants khatsahlano.com/applynow