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Event Series Event Series: Gastown Thursday Nights

Gastown Thursday Nights

July 11 @ 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 Night Locations:

Blood Alley Square


Stephen Lecky 


Multi instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Stephen Lecky, fuses his live solo and band shows with rhythmic guitar, catchy vocals, loop pedal, sax and flute into something you’d have to see to believe. Stephen started his career at the young age of 15, and at 16 after singing for 1 year, he became a Canadian Idol finalist, also appearing on shows such as “Canada’s Got Talent”. With ten years of experience under his belt, Stephen has been making music, writing songs and performing on a regular basis at many BC casinos and hotel lounges.

Maple Tree Square


Mike Cody

East Coast, Classic Rock, Country and Original Music

The Mike Cody Band, based in Vancouver, delivers a captivating mix of rock, blues, and folk. Led by the talented Mike Cody, known for his powerful vocals and guitar skills, the band has gained a loyal following with their soulful performances and engaging songwriting. Their dynamic live shows and unique sound make them a standout act in the local music scene.

Abbott x Water Street (outside of the Lamplighter)


Lee Nicholas

California Sound, “Dad Rock”

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.

Cambie x Water Street

(outside of Water St. Cafe)


July 11
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm