An eclectic musical lineup will be showcased when Uptown Live returns to New Westminster.
The Uptown Live 2022 street party will be held in the uptown business district on Saturday, July 16 from noon to 9 p.m. Organizers have announced the performers who will be taking to the four music stages at Uptown Live.
The TD Main Stage, located on Sixth Avenue at Fifth Street, will feature Big Easy Funk Ensemble, Raincity, JP Maurice, Antonio Larosa, 2022 Best in Vancouver winners Spendo, Day of the Dog, Post-Modern Connection, Black Pontiac and The Long War.
The Next-Gen Stage will feature artists performing a mix of pop, R&B, and modern funk. Located at Sixth Street and Seventh Avenue, the lineup includes electro-pop artist Chersea, and up-and-coming singer-songwriter and poet AHSIA.
The new Electronic Music Garden will showcase high-energy electronic funk and fusion music on a world-class audio system with local DJ talent. It will be located at Belmont Street and Seventh Street.
Over at Sixth Avenue and Seventh Street, The Acoustic Lounge aims to provide a more intimate performance area where attendees will hear acoustic sets from talented, young, local musicians. Richard Tichelman, grand prize winner in the Jim Beam® Bourbon’s Virtual National Talent Search, will perform, as will singer-songwriters Angie Faith and Isobel Ralph, both of whom are releasing new songs this month.
“Uptown Live has become a premiere event on the summer music calendar. We have built a reputation for showcasing the best emerging talent in B.C.,” said Douglas Smith of Blue Coast Event Group, who produces the event on behalf of the Uptown Business Association of New Westminster. “It’s amazing how artists’ careers have taken off since debuting at Uptown Live. We are delighted to provide a platform to showcase their talents. It is especially gratifying to put on a free event of this calibre.”
In addition to live music, TD Uptown Live features food trucks, handmade crafts from more than 50 local artisans, interactive activities and service areas featuring local craft beers, wines and spirits.
The Gaming Stadium will be setting up the Gaming Zone, a live interactive esports and gaming experience.
Douglas College is hosting a Concert Fantasy Experience, which features a large-scale photo station where attendees can live out their rock star fantasy – complete with props and a backup band.