First Annual Kevin Mooney Fire Hall Concert Series Featuring Will’s Jams, Bobs & Lolo and Jim Byrnes
January 31, 2019
Vancouver, BC (January 31, 2019)– The Vancouver International Children’s Festival and The BlueShore at CapU are excited to co-present a concert series this spring dedicated to the memory of Vancouver music fan and promoter Kevin Mooney who passed away last year.
Three family, all ages concerts are scheduled in various Vancouver Fire Halls featuring live music by Will’s Jams, Bob & Lolo and Jim Byrnes. The series launches with a concert featuring Will Stroet of Will’s Jams on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Vancouver Fire Hall #1 (900 Heatley Ave., Vancouver) with subsequent events taking place on March 10, 2019 and April 14, 2019 at Fire Hall #15 and Fire Hall #18 respectively. All events start at 2:00pm.
Admission to the concerts is free but donations to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund are encouraged. Attendees are asked to arrive early as space is limited in the halls and entrance to the concerts will be first come, first served. More information about the concerts can be found at childrensfestival.ca/firehall.
2019 Kevin Mooney Fire Hall Concert Series Performers:
Will’s Jams (February 10, 2019)
Fire Hall #1 | 900 Heatley Ave., Vancouver
Get ready to boogie with Will’s Jams, award-winning children’s musician and CBC Kids TV star Will Stroet. Jam along with Will as he performs his high energy, sing-a-long tunes with fun actions that kids love!
Bobs & Lolo (March 10, 2019)
Fire Hall #15 | 3003 E 22nd Ave., Vancouver
Jump to your feet with Bobs & Lolo! Recently named Canada’s Favourite Kids’ Entertainer in a nationwide poll by CBC Music, this dynamic duo is dedicated to connecting children to nature with music, movement and make-believe.
Jim Byrnes (April 14, 2019)
Fire Hall #18 | 1375 W 38th Ave., Vancouver
Kick back and take in Canadian Blues Legend Jim Byrnes. Warm and weathered, soaring and bright, Jim Byrnes is a modern-day master and one of Canada’s best-loved musical icons. Musicians like this don’t come around every day. Listen and be taken away.
The Vancouver International Children’s Festival and The BlueShore at CapU gratefully acknowledge the following for their generous support: The Timothy C Kerr Family Foundation, Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services, The Vancouver Courier and VancouverMom.ca,
About the Vancouver International Children’s Festival
The first of its kind in North America, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival began as a theatre festival for young audiences presenting international performances. Today the Festival is multi-disciplinary presenting theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling and over the years has been an inspiration to major cities throughout Canada and abroad, where annual children’s festivals now take place. The 2019 Vancouver International Children’s Festival takes place on May 27 – June 2, 2019 on Granville Island.
About Kevin Mooney
Kevin Mooney was a beloved music promoter, loyal friend and an inspiration to a large community of Vancouverites with discerning taste and sense of adventure. His legacy as a music programmer dates back to the early 1990s when he launched Café Django as a live jazz venue that attracted many world class acts. He next produced and programmed The Vancouver Sun Concert Series which presented more than 350 concerts in 150 venues in more than 20 Greater Vancouver communities. In 2001, Kevin and Fiona Black (The BlueShore at CapU’s Director of Programming), conceived and launched the North Shore Jazz Series in partnership with the Vancouver International Jazz Festival which continues to this day under Black’s direction. Of all his various enterprises, Kevin was most proud of the Firehall Concert Series, launched in partnership with Fire Departments in Vancouver and North Vancouver. He produced dozens of concerts in more than 10 working firehalls with all proceeds donated to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. The Kevin Mooney Firehall Concert Series is dedicated to Kevin’s generosity of spirit and love for live performance.
About The BlueShore at CapU
The BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts officially opened in October 1997 as the Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre. In support of the institution’s performing arts programs, the 372-seat theatre was built as a much-needed performance space designed to nurture and showcase the university’s emerging artists.
The theatre has evolved to encompass a broad range of arts programming including the founding and production of several distinct series including the CapU Jazz Series, CapU Global Roots Series, CapU Classical/Choral Series, CapU Theatre Series, CapU Speaker Series and North Shore Jazz Series in partnership with the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
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