COUNTRY NIGHTS ARE COMING TO NORTH VANCOUVER’S SHIPYARDS FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET JULY 19 & 26
It’s going to be a boot-stompin’, hat-tossin’, barn dancin’ good time!
Vancouver, B.C. (July 10, 2019): This July is about to get a whole lot more Country as the Shipyards Friday Night Market, The Garden Beer Market and The Live Agency presents Country artists Chelsea Charlton & Nick Ellis on July 19th and The Heels & Whelming on July 26th from 5 to 10pm. Located at the Shipbuilders Square stage in the heart of the Shipyards District in Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver, B.C. The Shipyards Friday Night Market runs all summer from May 3rd to September 27th 5 to 10 pm.
About the bands
Chelsea Charlton (headliner)
Horse Trainer by day, Singer Songwriter by night. Born to a bluegrass roots family in Dawson Creek, Charlton first tried her own hand at song writing in 2015 and cut her first tracks playing The Bluebird-Café shortly after. As a singer songwriter she has performed for BCCMA Merritt Rocking-River Festival, VocalizeU in L.A, and many writer rounds. Whether she performs with her full band "The Charlatans Band", or if stripped back to just her acoustic guitar she connects with her audience.New Single "Sunburn" released March 11th 2019 to Spotify, iTunes, CDbaby, and radio. Debut self-titled EP to follow release April 25th, 2019.
Nick Ellis Band (opener)
Nick Ellis band is exploding on to the scene as one of Vancouver’s top country groups.Formed through love of music, the band takes influence from all types of music including jazz, rock, pop, and classic as well as modern country. The core group consists of Capilano University music students Nick Varelas (vocals), Adrian Sowa (guitar) and Francis Henson (guitar), who take these musical styles and infuse them into a signature modern country sound.
The Heels (headliner)
Encouragement and inspiration. Positivity and prowess. Fun and flare. None are in short supply when it comes to high-energy country trio The Heels – and yeah, the music is damn good, too.The creative union of Bobbi Smith, Brittni Dominelli, and Kyla Rawlins was born of a desire to heal through music, and now they’re carrying that mission forward and sharing it with an ever-growing fanbase. Theirs is a message of optimism and empowerment set to a sweet country soundtrack full of monster hooks and magnetic multi-part harmonies as showcased on their heralded debut LP, 2018’s Love, Heels. The Heels first came together at a North Vancouver café. Kyla was (and still is) a co-owner, Brittni worked behind the counter, and Bobbi was a frequent customer. Kyla and Brittni had begun making music together in their downtime and, knowing Bobbi was also an artist, invited her to join the fold. “We all had solo careers in the past and each brought a unique style to the table,” begins Brittni. “So when we first brought it together, it really blended well and we were all inspired by what was happening. ”All three were at points in their lives where they were seeking a means to feel better, to heal from things that had taken an emotional toll, and all three knew music had the power to do just that.
Born out of a solo project from singer/guitarist Erik Severinson, Whelming has evolved to include fellow Vancouver musicians Mark Kerrey on drums, and Eric Wettstein on guitar. The trio performs a constant balancing act between pushing musical boundaries, and respecting what's at the heart of a well-written song. So leave your expectations behind, and expect to be drawn in by the subtle complexity and raw power of this up-and-coming rock band.
NIGHT MARKET FEATURES:
Beer Garden (must be 19+ to enter)
Invite your friends and come have a drink in “The Garden” while enjoying the great music on the stage.
At least 20+ Food Trucks & 20+ food vendors for dinner & dessert options. There will sure to be your favorites who will join us for these two special nights.
There is plenty to choose from inside the Pipe Shop full of 60+ unique artisans, food & liquor vendors. And there is just as many outside for your shopping or tasting pleasure!
Jump on the Seabus from downtown Vancouver. The Shipyards Night Market is conveniently located just east of the SeaBus terminal and Lonsdale Quay, at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver.
Street parking is available, and there is also free parking in the ICBC Parkade after 6 p.m. on Fridays, which is adjacent to Lonsdale Quay. The city of North Vancouver has an excellent map on their website here.
We love ALL dogs, but only those that are well-behaved and on a leash can come.
For more information on the Shipyards Night Market, click here.
About Lower Lonsdale and The Shipyards District
This is a neighborhood like no other. Ideally situated on North Vancouver's vibrant waterfront with views of Vancouver's stunning skyline to the south and the soaring North Shore Mountains to the north, Lower Lonsdale - The Shipyards District, one of North Vancouver's oldest and fastest growing urban neighborhoods, is rich with shipbuilding history and bursting with life. The time is now to explore this new social gathering space, full of year-round fun and entertainment, home to Lonsdale Quay, and a district that has transformed into a modern hub of independent shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs, specialty food stores, boutiques, salons and spas run by North Shore creatives. Lower Lonsdale (courtesy of the Lower Lonsdale BIA)
Monika McLachlan, SNM Event Organizer