Uptown Live Gonna Give It To Ya

Free music fest returns July 23

When it comes to New Westminster street festivals, one of our favourites is Uptown Live. This stellar event is returning to the streets of Uptown New Westminster on July 23 from 12-9 pm and we’re pretty excited. We got the press release in the mail yesterday with the complete lineup, and judging from the looks of things, it’s going to be amazing.

We love it when events bring attention to our city, and this one, like the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Festival, brings a bunch.

This year’s free music festival and street party is headlined by indie music darlings Good for Grapes and The Boom Booms. Other performers include the legendary R & B Allstars, Twin River, JP Maurice, Little India, Blue Moon Marquee, The Tourist Company, Field Study, The Katherines, Tonye Aganaba, Lydia HolBrandon  IsaakGabriela  GenevaTea  PetrovicSarah  Wheeler  and Gary  Comeau  &  the Voodoo Allstars.

In addition to these artists, performances by local acts like the New Westminster Secondary School Combo and Quayside Voices will also be featured.

Outside of musical entertainment, there will be artisans from New West Craft, a mini market from the Royal City Farmers Market, street performers, a Kids Zone, food trucks and more.

It’s sure to be a great day for the family and for Uptown New Westminster and we’re looking forward to checking it out.

For the complete schedule, head on over to the website 


Erin Jeffery

An actor by training and a communicator by trade, Erin has a thing for language. She is the Communications Coordinator for Uptown New Westminster BA as well as providing marketing and communications assistance for other fabulous clients. She first developed her passion for New Westminster and its environs as the Account Manager at Hangar 18 Creative group in charge of the visual identity redesign of River Market. She is the Vice President of the Board of the Arts Council of New Westminster where she uses her 'jazz hands' to get people as excited about the arts as she is. She is involved in the Ecole Qayqayt community school PAC, plays football and has her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, Concentration Acting from the University of British Columbia. She is a New West resident who is proud of her city, passionate about the arts, and a bit too obsessed with cheese. Follow her on Twitter at @erin_jeffery.

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