Mayor Gregor Robertson invited citizens and visitors to another major celebration for Vancouver’s 125th anniversary – the three-day Summer Live event to be held on July 8, 9, and 10, 2011 at Brockton Point in Stanley Park. This free event will feature outdoor music stages, family entertainment, sports activities, performing and visual arts and First Nations history and culture.

Vancouver will experience a celebration to mark the city’s 125th anniversary when we host Summer Live, a free outdoor festival this July in the spectacular setting of Brockton Point in Stanley Park.

Program highlights for the Summer Live event at Stanley Park include:

* Free performances by top Vancouver and international artists including The New Pornographers, Neko Case, Mother Mother, Daniel Wesley, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bramwell Tovey, Dan Mangan, Spirit of the West, Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts, the Zolas, Celso Machado, Said the Whale, Hey Ocean, En Karma, Fond of Tigers, and renowned Indian violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam.

* Coast Salish storytelling and drum songs with members of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

* A diverse showcase of arts and culture including performances and workshops by the Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company of Taiwan, a special Bollywood Birthday Party by South Asian Arts dance and theatre company, the contemporary butoh of Kokoro Dance, a survey of Vancouver video art, and sensational projections by Urban Visuals.

* Family entertainment and all-ages participatory sports events including a volleyball tournament and a sports day with fun activities like the classic three-legged race.

Singer Jim Byrnes

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