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Make Music Vancouver 2014
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Make Music Vancouver is an entirely free live music event that brings the local community together on June 25th, with the beginning of summer!
However, the event is not without cost; funds raised will help the festival return next year. Thanks!

Make Music Vancouver is an entirely free live music event that brings the local community together on June 25th, with the beginning of summer!

On Make Music day, Water Street is shut down to traffic and is transformed into sidewalk stages and dance floors, showcasing Vancouver’s incredible cultural and artistic diversity.

This grassroots event is being made possible entirely by volunteers, from organizers to performers. It showcases hundreds of amateur and established musicians, and celebrates music in all its diversity.

The first-ever edition was a resounding success, bringing 150 bands and 20 000 spectators to the streets of Gastown on June 21st 2011.

Make Music Vancouver is YOURS!

Be a part of your local music scene and kick off your summer groovin' to local tunes! Help Make Music Vancouver become a summer tradition and make a piece of the festival your own through a pledge on this campaign!

Funds raised will help the festival return next year and contribute to its rich cultural legacy. Every donation big or small shines a spotlight on local music - and dancing in
the summer streets!

Make Music Vancouver 2013

Join 20,000 people in Gastown and make the street your dance floor.

WHY WE NEED YOU

Make Music Vancouver is a free event open to all, and we want to keep it free! All the people making it happen, from organizers to musicians, are volunteers donating their time and skills.

In order to keep this event coming back, we need your help to support and make the street of Vancouver a vibrant.

MAKE MUSIC VANCOUVER

Make Music Vancouver is a free grassroots open air music event based on three basic principles:

- Free live concerts for everyone, in all types of locations, including some unusual ones;

- A showcase of musical diversity involving all musical genres;

- A celebration of the participation of all kinds of musicians, amateurs and professionals alike.

Make Music Vancouver is based on the international concept entitled “Fête de la Musique” which was created in 1982 in France and is currently taking place yearly in over 100 countries and 450 cities every June 21st.

ALL KINDS OF MUSIC; A WIDE AUDIENCE

Make Music Vancouver is above all a free grassroots event, open to any participant (amateur or professional musician) who wants to take part in it. This Music Day allows the expression of all styles of music in a cheerful atmosphere. It is aimed at a wide audience - young and not so young people - from all social backgrounds. It gives everyone an opportunity to share and celebrate music.

A FREE AND OPEN EVENT

Musicians are asked to perform for free - mostly in open air areas - and all the concerts are free to the public.

Make Music Vancouver is also a way to encourage major music institutions (orchestras, opera troupes, choirs, etc.) to perform outside of their usual locations.

A SIGNATURE EVENT FOR VANCOUVER

Over the past few years, the local cultural scene has become increasingly vibrant. The highly successful first three editions of Make Music Vancouver showed that the residents of Vancouver welcome the opportunity to take an active part in such an event that showcases the dynamism and creativity of local communities. The idea is to make it a perennial event on the City of Vancouver cultural calendar every summer in June.

MMV TEAM

Steering Committee

  • Sarah Marty
  • Jean-Sébastien Attié

Project Coordinator

  • Anne marie Gagné
  • Stéphanie Lamy

Communications Committee

  • Annah Kassen
  • Laure Sabini
  • Alexandre Guth
  • Emmanuelle Riveslange
  • Klaudia Budniak
  • Susane Nateras

Logistics Committee

  • Andrew Wong
  • Jérémie Croissant
  • Stéphanie Fournier
  • Emilie Desmottes
  • Emilie Ancet

Music Committee

  • Benoit Montalant

Sponsorship Committee

  • Anne Marie Gagné
  • Florianne Kuhner
  • Kareen Wong
  • Alexandre Nicolaieff
  • Cloé Buissière
  • Alexandrine De Oliveira
  • Kristin McCarthy
  • Perrine Faillot
  • Ludovic Niepce

Volunteer Committee

  • Alexandre Fraybin
  • Marie Ana Mikus

Sustainability Committee

  • Eyal Lebel
  • Antonin Bois

MMV Volunteers

THE BANDS

  • My Mother The Carjacker
  • THE REKKENING
  • ODEM - Opera di Concertisti e Meraviglie
  • Beautiful Thieves
  • Deep Seated
  • bryface
  • Matthew Presidente Music
  • Quintessential Jazz Band
  • Blackout Lights
  • Alma Chevere
  • Anything But
  • Bloco Energia
  • Almost Bear
  • CW Music
  • Ones&Zeros
  • MEZCLA
  • Cat Blonde
  • Vancouver Didgeridoo Players
  • Ornament & Crime
  • Byzantine Blue
  • Surfrajets
  • The Dick Smithin's
  • Singleplayer
  • Sugar James Band
  • Lara Kroeker
  • Stations of the Breath
  • Disco Funeral
  • BlackHart Ramblers
  • The Unified
  • Whiskaz
  • Samantha Scott and Dustan Townsend
  • Scarlet Vanquish
  • Veinkmann
  • Garry chalk
  • Saphira Elektra
  • Chloe Anne Lloyd
  • Thorson
  • Monika Schwartzman
  • Angel Edwards
  • LEVITY BALL
  • Bloco Energia
  • The Land of Deborah
  • The Thick Of It
  • Jak & Ak
  • Spruce Trap
  • Boy Cried Bear
  • Struck a Nerve
  • The Disenders
  • Ben Everyman
  • Edmond Wong

Check our website to see all the bands: www.makemusicvancouver.ca/artists

Percussion

IN THE NEWS

Press

Radio

  • CO-OP RADIO, June 12th 2014. Monika Schwartzman will be talking about her music at 9am

FAQ

  • Is there a cost for this event? Do I need tickets?

No, that’s the whole point! Make Music Vancouver is entirely free and open to all. It’s a grassroots, community event lead entirely by volunteers, from organizers to performers. Nobody is being paid or charged to participate.

  • What type of musicians will be playing? which musical genre?

Another thing we love about Make Music Vancouver is that it’s all about celebrating music in all its diversity. There are so many ways we can express ourselves through music, and that’s what we want to share at this event. Just so you know, our sign-up sheet for musicians has a drop-down menu for “musical genre” with a dozen options – including “other”!

  • Who’s playing when and where?

The spirit of Make Music Vancouver is to wander the neighborhood and let yourself be surprised and swept off your feet by the music you encounter. You may find yourself really enjoying a performer whose musical genre you didn’t think you liked! The event will take place on Water Street, which will be closed to traffic, thereby creating a huge outdoor space for us to play in! At the top of each hour, all the groups will change and be replaced by new groups. We will not be distributing a program or schedule, but if you’re looking for a particular group you know is performing, you are welcome to ask a volunteer for information.

  • What if it rains?

It doesn’t matter! Come out anyway! This is a rain or shine event. There will be tents to protect musicians and their equipment from any liquid sunshine. As for spectators… well, here’s your chance to show everyone your “singing in the rain” dance moves!

  • Is this a Francophone event?

Make Music Vancouver was inspired by an event launched in France in 1982 called la Fete de la Musique, but it is not a francophone event and you do not need to speak French to participate! The spirit of Make Music Vancouver is to celebrate music in all its diversity, and the event will be a true reflection of Vancouver’s communities and cultures. Many of the volunteer organizers are francophone due to the event’s origins, and there will be some francophone musicians, but they will be only one piece of a rich multicultural event!

  • Do you need volunteers?

We sure do! The event is being entirely organized by volunteers. Last year we had over a hundred volunteers donate their time and skills, and this year, which is going to be bigger and better, we’ll need even more. There are lots of ways you can get involved – please check our volunteer opportunities.

  • I would like to play on June 25th – how do I make that happen?

Awesome, we’d love to have you perform! Unfortunately the registration is closed, but mark your calendar to register for next year.

  • Where did the idea for Make Music Vancouver come from?

Make Music Vancouver is inspired by la Fête de la Musique, a music celebration launched in France in 1982 which has since gone global. Read more about the History and journey of this event – it’s fascinating!

  • Who is organizing Make Music Vancouver?

The event is being organized entirely by volunteers from two non-profit cultural associations, Vancouver en Français and the Alliance Française de Vancouver.

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Perks

$2 CAD
Eternal recognition !
  • 1 claimed
Thanks for your contribution!
Any donation will support Make Music Vancouver and help to make Vancouver a more vibrant city.
You can also help us by spreading the word on Facebook, twitter or even to your friends any time.
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$5 CAD
MMV HOT HOT SUNGLASSES !
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Rock your summer style with these groovy MMV sunglasses.
1 x pair of MMV SUNGLASSES* + a SINCERE & PUBLIC SHOUT-OUT across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver! // How to get your perk: ONLY at the event June 25th (5pm – 10pm). Pick up at the event, bring a valid piece of photo ID. *Sunglasses CANNOT be shipped.
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$5 CAD
Social Media Shout-out !
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A sincere and public shout-out across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver!
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$10 CAD
Alexandria Maillot signed cd !
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1 x SIGNED CD from Alexandria Maillot + 1 x pair of MMV SUNGLASSES* + a SINCERE & PUBLIC SHOUT-OUT across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver! //
Alexandria Maillot, an eclectic pop artist, speaks with her heart and feels with her lungs! Her dynamic vocal ability, fervid melodies, insightful lyrics, and astute charm have caught the attention of her native British Columbian locals and Canadian indie music-enthusiasts alike. Debut EP "Just Another Girl" is a 7-track album released in June 2012. // How to get your perk: at the event June 25th (5pm – 10pm) or by mail*. For pick up at the event, bring a valid piece of photo ID. *Sunglasses CANNOT be shipped.
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$20 CAD
TEN TEN TAPAS $25 gift certificate !
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1x $25 TEN TEN TAPAS GIFT CARD + 1 x pair of MMV SUNGLASSES* + a SINCERE & PUBLIC SHOUT-OUT across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver! //
This gift card is valid for food order only. TenTen Tapas and Jazz Bistro has a gorgeous patio right on the Vancouver side of the seawall. // How to get your perk: at the event June 25th (5pm – 10pm) or by mail*. For pick up at the event, bring a valid piece of photo ID. *Sunglasses CANNOT be shipped.
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$20 CAD
TOM LEE MUSIC $25 gift certificate !
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1x $25 TOM LEE MUSIC GIFT CARD + 1 x pair of MMV SUNGLASSES* + a SINCERE & PUBLIC SHOUT-OUT across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver! //
This gift card is valid for any purchase made in one of the 8 Tom Lee Music stores in BC. Valid for merchandise or service including purchases, repairs, financing and lessons! // How to get your perk: at the event June 25th (5pm – 10pm) or by mail*. For pick up a the event, bring a valid piece of photo ID. *Sunglasses CANNOT be shipped.
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$25 CAD
Ticket for THE PRETTY RECKLESS at Vogue Theatre !
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1x TICKET for THE PRETTY RECKLESS with guest Adelita’s Way on October 5th, 2014 at 7pm + 1 x pair of MMV SUNGLASSES* + a SINCERE & PUBLIC SHOUT-OUT across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver! //
How to get your perk: at the event June 25th (5pm – 10pm) or by mail*. For pick up at the event, bring a valid piece of photo ID. *Sunglasses CANNOT be shipped. ****Vogue Theatre is located at 918 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2
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$35 CAD
OPTIMUS PRIME (Garry Chalk) Signed Poster N°1 !
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1 x AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPHED 8’’ x 10’’ POSTER signed by Garry Chalk, the voice of OPTIMUS PRIME + 1 x pair of MMV SUNGLASSES* + a SINCERE & PUBLIC SHOUT-OUT across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver! // Garry Chalk is an actor, known for Watchmen (2009), Cold Squad (1998) and Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993). He also provided the voice for Optimus Prime in "Transformers Armada". Garry will be performing at Make Music Vancouver as a singer! // How to get your perk: at the event June 25th (5pm – 10pm) or by mail*. For pick up at the event, bring a valid piece of photo ID. *Sunglasses CANNOT be shipped.
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$35 CAD
OPTIMUS PRIME (Garry Chalk) Signed Poster N°2 !
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1 x AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPHED 8’’ x 10’’ POSTER signed by Garry Chalk, the voice of OPTIMUS PRIME + 1 x pair of MMV SUNGLASSES* + a SINCERE & PUBLIC SHOUT-OUT across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver! // Garry Chalk is an actor, known for Watchmen (2009), Cold Squad (1998) and Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993). He also provided the voice for Optimus Prime in "Transformers Armada". Garry will be performing at Make Music Vancouver as a singer! // How to get your perk: at the event June 25th (5pm – 10pm) or by mail*. For pick up at the event, bring a valid piece of photo ID. *Sunglasses CANNOT be shipped.
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OPTIMUS PRIME (Garry Chalk) Signed Poster N°3 !
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1 x AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPHED 8’’ x 10’’ POSTER signed by Garry Chalk, the voice of OPTIMUS PRIME + 1 x pair of MMV SUNGLASSES* + a SINCERE & PUBLIC SHOUT-OUT across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver! // Garry Chalk is an actor, known for Watchmen (2009), Cold Squad (1998) and Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993). He also provided the voice for Optimus Prime in "Transformers Armada". Garry will be performing at Make Music Vancouver as a singer! // How to get your perk: at the event June 25th (5pm – 10pm) or by mail*. For pick up at the event, bring a valid piece of photo ID. *Sunglasses CANNOT be shipped.
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$45 CAD
Black BoomBox V2 Speaker - Music is Everywhere !
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1 x Awesome performance Black BOOMBOX V2 SPEAKER + 1 x pair of MMV SUNGLASSES + a SINCERE & PUBLIC SHOUT-OUT across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver! //
This portable speaker will turn anything you stick it to into a speaker. Stick it to a box, a bowl, a cup, your bathtub, a mirror, or a styrofoam cooler. You take your pick!
Compatible with all mp3 players, smartphones, tablets and laptops. // How to get your perk: at the event June 25th (5pm – 10pm) or by mail. For pick up at the event, bring a valid piece of photo ID.
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$45 CAD
Blue BoomBox V2 Speaker - Music is Everywhere !
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1 x Awesome performance Blue BOOMBOX V2 SPEAKER + 1 x pair of MMV SUNGLASSES + a SINCERE & PUBLIC SHOUT-OUT across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver! // This portable speaker will turn anything you stick it to into a speaker. Stick it to a box, a bowl, a cup, your bathtub, a mirror, or a styrofoam cooler. You take your pick! Compatible with all mp3 players, smartphones, tablets and laptops. // How to get your perk: at the event June 25th (5pm – 10pm) or by mail. For pick up at the event, bring a valid piece of photo ID.
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$45 CAD
Green BoomBox V2 Speaker - Music is Everywhere !
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1 x Awesome performance Green BOOMBOX V2 SPEAKER + 1 x pair of MMV SUNGLASSES + a SINCERE & PUBLIC SHOUT-OUT across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver! // This portable speaker will turn anything you stick it to into a speaker. Stick it to a box, a bowl, a cup, your bathtub, a mirror, or a styrofoam cooler. You take your pick! Compatible with all mp3 players, smartphones, tablets and laptops. // How to get your perk: at the event June 25th (5pm – 10pm) or by mail. For pick up at the event, bring a valid piece of photo ID.
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Pink BoomBox V2 Speaker - Music is Everywhere !
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1 x Awesome performance Pink BOOMBOX V2 SPEAKER + 1 x pair of MMV SUNGLASSES + a SINCERE & PUBLIC SHOUT-OUT across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver! // This portable speaker will turn anything you stick it to into a speaker. Stick it to a box, a bowl, a cup, your bathtub, a mirror, or a styrofoam cooler. You take your pick! Compatible with all mp3 players, smartphones, tablets and laptops. // How to get your perk: at the event June 25th (5pm – 10pm) or by mail. For pick up at the event, bring a valid piece of photo ID.
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Purple BoomBox V2 Speaker - Music is Everywhere !
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1 x Awesome performance Purple BOOMBOX V2 SPEAKER + 1 x pair of MMV SUNGLASSES + a SINCERE & PUBLIC SHOUT-OUT across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver! // This portable speaker will turn anything you stick it to into a speaker. Stick it to a box, a bowl, a cup, your bathtub, a mirror, or a styrofoam cooler. You take your pick! Compatible with all mp3 players, smartphones, tablets and laptops. // How to get your perk: at the event June 25th (5pm – 10pm) or by mail. For pick up at the event, bring a valid piece of photo ID.
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$45 CAD
White BoomBox V2 Speaker - Music is Everywhere !
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1 x Awesome performance White BOOMBOX V2 SPEAKER + 1 x pair of MMV SUNGLASSES + a SINCERE & PUBLIC SHOUT-OUT across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver! // This portable speaker will turn anything you stick it to into a speaker. Stick it to a box, a bowl, a cup, your bathtub, a mirror, or a styrofoam cooler. You take your pick! Compatible with all mp3 players, smartphones, tablets and laptops. // How to get your perk: at the event June 25th (5pm – 10pm) or by mail. For pick up at the event, bring a valid piece of photo ID.
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$250 CAD
Recording Session with Pro Audio Engineer !
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4 HOURS OF RECORDING TIME with a PROFESSIONAL AUDIO ENGINEER + MMV SUNGLASSES for your band* + a SINCERE & PUBLIC SHOUT-OUT across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver! //
Blue Light Studio is offering 4 hours of recording time with a professional audio engineer. Blue Light is a fully equipped professional recording studio, offering recording, editing, mixing, mastering, and music production services. They have worked with artists such as Boyce Avenue, The Swollen Members, The Boom Booms, and Kyprios. // How to get your perk: all the details will be communicated with you by email by July 31. For questions please contact: florianne@makemusicvancouver.ca *Maximum of 6 pairs of MMV Sunglasses. **ONE PERK BY BAND/ARTIST ONLY.
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$300 CAD
Private Concert with Éléa Saunier & Friends !
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PRIVATE CONCERT with ÉLÉA SAUNIER & FRIENDS + MMV SUNGLASSES for you and your invites* + a SINCERE & PUBLIC SHOUT-OUT across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver!
// The talented Éléa Saunier & Friends will come to your special event and perform live with special guest musicians. She will be happy to make you enter in her own Old Paris’s style atmosphere, singing classical French songs by Piaf, Gainsbourg and Trenet. Several classical French and English pop songs will highlight the show. Do not hesitate to request also any specific songs you would like to hear. Éléa will cover one of them for you! // This is a smoking deal, perfect for a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion needing that extra memorable flair! // How to get your perk: all the details will be communicated with you by email by July 31 - Vancouver AREA ONLY. For questions please contact: florianne@makemusicvancouver.ca **Max of 10 pairs of MMV Sunglasses.
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$16 CAD
Ticket for Mac DeMarco at Vogue Theatre!
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1x TICKET for Mac DeMarco with guests Calvin Love, the Meatbodies & the Naked Sound Holes on July 1st, 2014 at 8pm + 1 x pair of MMV SUNGLASSES* + a SINCERE & PUBLIC SHOUT-OUT across the social media world of Make Music Vancouver! //
How to get your perk: at the event June 25th (5pm – 10pm) or by mail*. For pick up at the event, bring a valid piece of photo ID. *Sunglasses CANNOT be shipped. ****Vogue Theatre is located at 918 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2
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