July 29 | 11:00Am - 11:45Am | U Siyam Pavillion Downtown Squamish
Come sing, dance, and celebrate along side kids entertainer extraordinaire, DJ Ira, as he brings his unique party style the this years Squamish Wind Festival. Always full of magical surprises, Ira will have you dancing and partying like nobody's watching!
July 29 | 12:00Pm - 12:45Pm | U Siyam Pavillion Downtown Squamish
Shannon Saunders and Cam Salay have been performing together since 1995. With Shannon on vocals, violin and guitar and Cam on vocals, guitar and banjo, this duo performs a wide range of music in a variety of venues. Their repertoire spans everything from classical to Celtic, rock, pop, country, folk and bluegrass. Emily Ashcroft is a bright young local musician from Brackendale. Still in high school but sounds like she's been singing and playing forever, a real natural.
As professional musicians and recording artists, Cam and Shannon have toured extensively in North America and Europe. They have recorded their own projects and appeared as guest musicians on numerous other recordings. Cam and Shannon were long time members of The Paperboys, a Vancouver Celtic roots band, which won a Juno Award and two West Coast Music Awards.
July 29 | 1:00Pm - 2:00Pm | U Siyam Pavillion Downtown Squamish
Mazacote is a west coast latin dance band playing horn driven
New York salsa dura and beats from Colombia, Puerto Rico and Cuba. Based in Vancouver, the band features singer songwriter
David Lopez, latin jazz trumpeter Malcolm Aiken and a groove heavy
rhythm section featuring Chris Couto on timbales, Carlos Arias on baby bass and Niho Takase on keys.
Building on the momentum of their debut EP "Salsa Dura", Mazacote kicks off with the launch of their new album "Nueva Era" (TrebleFive Records). "It's our finest work yet as a band," says David Lopez, "this album brings a new level of songwriting and the end result is electric. Everybody shines." Check out their distinct west coast latin style in the singles "La Hora" and "Carita Bella".
Mazacote performs at festivals, clubs and special events across the Pacific Northwest. Recent highlights include the Vancouver International Salsa Festival alongside New York latin jazz legend Jimmy Bosch, and main stage appearances at the Harmony Arts Festival, the Carnaval del Sol, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Winterruption Arts and Culture Festival and Kelowna's Global Music Fest.
July 29 | 2:15Pm - 3:15Pm | U Siyam Pavillion Downtown Squamish
Since their inception in 2013 Lovecoast has been delivering a new sound that won’t go unnoticed. By bringing "together modern day indie pop and blue-eyed ’70s R&B” (Ride the Tempo), the band has created something bouncy and infectious. Lovecoast finds inspiration in modern acts like the Cat Empire and Lake Street Dive, and classic legends such as Billie Holiday and Bruce Springsteen. Uniquely fresh and nostalgic all at once, Lovecoast is an up-and-coming act from the West Coast of Canada to watch.