Wednesday, 10 Apr 2019: Vancouver Bella Ciao! Premier

Vancity Theatre on Seymour.
Oh carnies it's on. I'll post final deets when they come in.  Save the date! We'll play for maybe 20 minutes before the show.  We're also invited to stay and see the show (hopefully there's enough space for us).

Event start: 7:00pm. Performance start: 7:10pm.

Saturday, 13 Apr 2019: Surrey Party for the Planet

Surrey City Hall
Performances: 2x 30min roving sets at 12pm and 3pm

Event start: 12:00pm. Performance start: 12:00pm.

Tentative: Sunday, 14 Apr 2019: Palm Sunday

Organist & Choirmaster St James Anglican Church 303 East Cordova Street Vancouver BC V6A 1L4 www.stjames.bc.ca
this is an annual parade we do kicking off Palm Sunday in the lower east side.  

Event start: 10:30am. Performance start: 10:30am.

Tentative: Saturday, 27 Apr 2019: Wild About Vancouver Tidal Wave

Creekside Park, near Science World
This outdoor education event celebrating outdoor learning.  The event is from 10am to 3pm. They would like us play somewhere between 12pm and 2.   This is a bunch of educators who want kids learning outside.  Should be fun. Sign up if you can make it.

Event start: 10:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Sunday, 28 Apr 2019: the Nelken Line on Granville island

Granville island
Summer time parade piece based on a Pina Bahsch's "the Nelken Line" on Granville Island. We would play West End Blues by Louis Armstrong. This is a closed call ish gig, they don’t want more then ten players, but folks can switch out during the day.  

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Monday, 29 Apr 2019: The Nelken Line

Shadbolt Centre
  • Summer time parade piece based on a Pina Bahsch's "the Nelken Line" on Granville Island and at the Shadbolt Centre.  We would play West End Blues by Louis Armstrong. This is a closed call ish gig, they don’t want more then ten players, but folks can switch out during the day.
this date might change, either on April 27th or 29th.  

Event start: 12:00pm. Performance start: 12:00am.

Saturday, 04 May 2019: Fingerling Festival

Port Moody
last time we did this gig we played around 11am. Super fun and busy festival, and you get to release actual fish!!!! More details to come.

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Sunday, 05 May 2019: BMO Marathon

same location at Pacific Blvd and BC Place Gate D Entrance and the new number designated to the station is E-H1.
Bright and early, always best to bike to this gig if possible.  I'll be on tour up North, so I'm looking for a point person/gig coordinator for the event.

Event start: 7:00am. Performance start: 7:00am.

Saturday, 11 May 2019: Stone Soup

Britannia Community Centre
Family friendly, free soup, lots of friends.

Event start: 12:00pm. Performance start: 12:00pm.

Saturday, 25 May 2019: Hyack Festival

New Westminister
Message from the Director: We would like to invite your Band to perform in the 48th Hyack International Parade on May 25th 2019 in New Westminster. For over 48 years the Hyack Festival Association has been enriching the community of New Westminster and beyond through world-class festivals. The greatest impact that our events have is building the "Spirit of Community" and providing free entertainment and participatory engagement that is truly inclusive, intergenerational, diverse and multicultural. The Hyack International Parade is one of the largest and most loved Parades in BC and was voted Best Annual Festival by the Record's readership. We would be delighted to have your band be part of this wonderful event. Please contact me at your convenience or sign your band up via eventbrite at https://hyackparade.eventbrite.ca New Westminster Hyack Festival Association

Event start: 11:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Tentative: Friday, 31 May 2019: Vancouver Craft Beer Week kickoff

Queen Elizabeth theatre courtyard at Georgia and Cambie
playing the curt. Yard of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. We play two 30 minute sets at 6 and 8pm. Gonna be fun!

Event start: 6:00pm. Performance start: 6:00pm.

Tentative: Saturday, 08 Jun 2019: Vancouver Craft Beer Week

PNE
A daytime event, playing for beer drinkers at the PNE. Gig down beat is still up on the air.

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Tentative: Sunday, 09 Jun 2019: Vancouver Craft Beer Week day 2

PNE

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Tentative: Thursday, 20 Jun 2019: Corpus Christi

303 East Cordova Street Vancouver BC  V6A 1L4
This is a new tradition for the band, we just started last year, and I believe the church choir sang “when the saints” with us.

Event start: 7:30pm. Performance start: 7:30pm.

Tentative: Monday, 01 Jul 2019: Canada Day

probably Victoria Park
Sweet event, usually in Victoria Park. We may not be asked to play Oh Canada, haha

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Monday, 01 Jul 2019: Coquitlam Canada Day Parade

1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 4S1
Hey Carnies! We need at least 10 Carnies to sign up for this event! That's what they have asked for.. We will play a short 17 min set to kick off the parade. So it will be short and sweet. They are really excited to have us and will be putting us in all their promotional material and such so it will be good exposure for the band!

Event start: 11:30am. Performance start: 11:40am.

Tentative: Saturday, 27 Jul 2019: Honk! Ontario

Toronto
Message from the Board: Happy 2019 HONK! Adventurers… You are cordially invited to attend the newest addition to the HONK! Festival Circuit: HONK! Ontario July 26-28, 2019 Toronto, Canada Please RSVP to let our organizing committee know if you are interested in attending and we will follow up with you! Come HONK! ON with us this summer!!! Details to follow!

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Tentative: Saturday, 10 Aug 2019: Burrard Inlet Fish Festival

Port Moody
another wonderful daytime event in Port Moody by J Peachy.

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Saturday, 24 Aug 2019: Peach Wedding 2019

Merridale Cidery
My friends Dan and Grace are getting married on August 24th, 2019, and have requested that the Carnival Band play at their reception! They saw us at Craft Beer Week 2018 and absolutely fell in love with the band. The wedding is taking place at Merridale Cidery on Vancouver Island (https://www.merridale.ca/). Dan and Grace are willing to cover ALL transportation costs for the band, and feed us at the wedding. They are planning to have a shuttle bus from the Swartz Bay ferry to transport Carnies travelling on foot.

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Sunday, 08 Sep 2019: McSpadden Country Fair 2019

McSpadden Park
Same-ish deal as the previous years: cute audience, 2 sets sometime between 11:30am & 2:30 pm. Lots of fun and gratitude. We'll get the final  deets closer to the event.

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Sunday, 22 Sep 2019: Maple Ridge Rivers Day

Maple Ridge
More details to come

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Tentative: Sunday, 13 Oct 2019: Mobility Device

Gastown
“Hi Carnival band, It's Carmen Papalia here; I'm the artist who wrote you a while back about working with me on a performance of Mobility Device, where I replace my white mobility cane with a marching band that serves as my navigation system . You can find more info about Mobility Device on my website www.carmenpapalia.com ... and there's a short video on youtube from my first performance of the project in 2013 if you search my name and Mobility Device. The reason for my being in touch, I recently was asked to perform Mobility Device as part of the Live Biennial 2019 in October. I'm wondering if you might be interested in working on this with me? There isn't great funding through the biennial but I'm willing to apply for additional funds to cover our fees. I'd love to know what you think. In past performances I've needed 3 or so rehearsals so we can work out different scenarios that we might run into and that's about it; beyond that it's largely improvisational. I'm free and around to chat if you have any questions or would like to know more. My # is 778.788.1414 I look forward to hearing from you! Take care and talk soon, *carm”

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Tentative: Saturday, 16 Nov 2019: Britannia Christmas Craft Fair

Grandview Park/Gym D
The 36th Annual Britannia Christmas Craft Fair takes place on November 15, 16, and 17, 2019 Carnival Band traditionally plays around noon on the second day of the fair (Saturday November 16)  but there is still some adjustment possible. Depending on the weather, march up the drive to 1st Avenue and back through Napier Greenway and into the fair for a couple more tunes.

Event start: 10:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Saturday, 07 Dec 2019: Langley Christmas Parade

Langley
Details to follow!

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.