Deep Cove Daze: the annual celebration of Deep Cove and North Vancouver put on by the non-profit Musart Cultural Society; a day of food, children’s entertainment, local wares, art, music, and beer; a day where the local businesses give back to their customers by helping to put on North Vancouver’s biggest arts and cultural festival. Yes, Deep Cove Daze is back again this year, and shaping up to be our biggest and brightest celebration we’ve ever had. When the sun is out, the skies are blue, and the clouds burn off, missing a day at Panorama Park is tough; but for the one day of the year when the park is host to some of Vancouver’s top artistic talent, it becomes unthinkable – unbearable even.
Musart is particularly excited to have landed a couple of Vancouver’s top musicians to head line the event. Both exceptional singers, both looking to release new singles and videos in the next month, and both finalists in last years Peak Performance Project, JP Maurice and Dominique Fricot have signed on this year to up the talent. JP Maurice is going to be fresh off having recorded his upcoming release The Arborist, and Dominique Fricot excited about having just released “Out Last Song” on August 13th, making this event one worth its weight in memories.
The line-up’s excitement doesn’t rest only on its headliners though, as Musart has landed a couple up-and-comers that have been paving their way fast through the independent music seen. Deep Cove Daze will serve as Jay Arner’s homecoming showcase. He will be just returning from the tour backing his debut self-titled release – a tour that saw him performing everywhere from Calgary, to Montreal, Halifax, New York, Vermont, and back home again. Deep Cove Daze will also be the venue of choice for LOMBOK’s first ever mainland show. Hailing from Salt Spring Island, the 16-year-old Owen Hooper will bring his absolutely incredible EP The Great South-East to life, fresh after being nominated for one of CBC Radio 3’s record of the summer awards.
Though our coordinators have been hard at work landing some of Vancouver’s top talent, Deep Cove Daze hasn’t forgotten its roots. The children’s stage is still a key part of the programming, with sets by the local children’s group Go Go Bonkers. The Deep Cove Big Band will once again kick off the Main Stage’s entertainment with their performance, and the finalists of Deep Cove Music’s Band Factory Showdown will also take the stage in the afternoon. Deep Cove Music will also be sponsoring the Deep Cove Singing Competition once again this year. Finally, the local favorite Dave’s Not Here will continue their residency as the Deep Cove Daze beer garden band. All this said, music wont be the only thing Deep Cove Daze will have to offer, with many local artists present in the Artisan Alley, and a food truck gallery with Vancouver favorites like Mr. Tube Steak, the Community Pizzeria, and Kaboom Box.
11:45 – 1:00: Deep Cove Big Band
1:30 – 2:15: LOMBOK
2:45 – 3:15: Band Factory Showdown Finalists
3:45 – 4:30: Jay Arner
5:00 – 6:00: JP Maurice
6:30 – 7:00: Deep Cove Singing Competition Winners
7:00 – 8:00: Dominique Fricot