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Free music festival returns to The Shipyards

A day of live music and family fun is coming to the North Vancouver waterfront Sept. 23
A day of live music is coming back to The Shipyards District. | Lower Lonsdale Business Improvement Association

Here’s an event that might strike a chord with you.

Shipyards Festival is returning to the North Vancouver waterfront on Saturday, Sept. 23 for a day of music, family fun and responsible public consumption of adult beverages.

The free event runs from noon to 10 p.m., with musical performances throughout the day across four stages.

The Shipbuilders Square Stage will be headlined by MIINA, the Victoria-based band formerly known as Carmanah. Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Riun Garner will also play the Shipbuilders stage, along with Michaela Slinger, an indie pop artist also based in the city.

Juno-nominated rapper and singer Sonreal headlines the Shipyards Commons Stage. Seattle-based rapper Sol and B.C. rock ‘n’ roller Garret T. Willie perform on the Commons stage earlier in the evening.

Several artists will also play the Car Free Day Stage at Carrie Cates Court, including local favourites Tourist Company. And Burrard Dry Dock will feature a lineup of acoustic performances, for those looking for a more low-key listening experience.

A family zone will be set up in The Pipe Shop with musical performances, juggling, bounce houses, face painting, glitter tattoos and balloon art.

A site-wide licence for the event means that parents and other big kids can enjoy drinks from North Point Brewing, Swandive and others.

A full schedule for the event can be found on The Shipyards Festival website.

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