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Event Series Event Series: Gastown Thursday Nights

Gastown Thursday Nights

August 29 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

From jazz to slow jams and everything in between, enjoy live music from the comfort of your favourite patio or while walking down the cobblestone streets EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT from May 31 – September 5. Plus, we’re introducing a new concert series in the Blood Alley Square, Vancouver’s newest (and coolest) public plaza.

Gastown Thursday Nights Locations:

Blood Alley Square (BAS)


NaRai Dawn & Jim Black

NaRai (Nah-ray) is a Canadian recording artist, lead vocalist in the band Star Captains, singer-songwriter, entrepreneur, holistic practitioner, new Mama, Vegan + the founder of High Vibes Apothecary.

Maple Tree Square (MTS)


Lee Nichols

Lee Nicholas has been playing guitar for over thirty years, mostly self-taught. Despite practicing lead guitar daily for many years, he found himself stuck in a rut, unable to move beyond the pentatonic scale. He tried numerous books, videos, and even private lessons, but his improvising skills remained stagnant. His solos sounded predictable and boring, despite having most techniques down. One day, while experimenting with some ideas, Lee had a Eureka moment. He finally broke through the wall and started moving forward again. He realized that instead of avoiding the pentatonic scale, he needed to dive deeper into it. The music he loves is dominated by the pentatonic scale, especially in guitar solos. Boring, predictable solos aren’t due to a limited scale but rather limited knowledge and experience in using it creatively. Now, his solos are more dynamic and engaging, and he is excited to share his journey and insights with others.

Abbott x Water Street

(outside of the Lamplighter)

Cambie x Water Street

(outside of Water St. Cafe)


August 29
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm