Summer Sounds: Madelyn Read & Jasper Sloan Yip


Venue: šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn

Vancouver Civic Theatres Presents: Summer on šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn



Madelyn Read & Jasper Sloan Yip - Thursday August 15, 2024 from 4:30-7:00pm

Grab your friends & colleagues and join us on šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn to enjoy Happy Hour and FREE live musical performances! This diverse concert series features an all-local line-up of bands, singer-songwriters, DJs and more.

Our Aug 15 event features local artists Madelyn Read and Jasper Sloan Yip.


Madelyn Read

Praised by Americana UK as a “wonderful example of grafting new perspectives onto folk and country roots,” Madelyn Read blends classic country instrumentation with lyrics about growing up in Vancouver, BC to produce a unique alt-country sound. Inspired by artists like Joni Mitchell, First Aid Kit and I’m With Her, Madelyn’s haunting vocals and earnest lyrics evoke a nostalgia for the city while contemplating the challenges of urban life.

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Jasper Sloan Yip

Jasper Sloan Yip emerged from Vancouver’s music scene with his wide-eyed pop debut Every Day and All at Once in 2010. The album’s singles charted on CBC Radio 3, appeared on network television, and established Jasper’s signature warbled tenor on the west coast. His ambitious 2013 follow-up, Foxtrot, showcased a marked refinement of both his writing and recording ability. The album’s lead single “Show Your Teeth” reached the top ten on CBC Radio 2 and earned him a “Best of BC” songwriting prize. His next move was 2017’s critically acclaimed Post Meridiem. Crafted during a three-week stay at Vancouver’s analog bunker Afterlife Studio, the album was an artistic breakthrough, landing Jasper a 2018 Western Canadian Music Award nomination for “Pop Artist of the Year”.

From there, Jasper signed with Vancouver label Tiny Kingdom to release his fourth offering: a double EP entitled Strange Calm/Blushing Autumn. Recorded a year apart in 2020 and 2021, these collections reflect the subdued and fractured nature of the times they inhabit. Strange Calm is a six-song elegy for a warming world from a songwriter ageing out of his scene. Blushing Autumn celebrates emergence. It’s a revelation about finding new forms of love amidst profound sadness.

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ABOUT VCT PRESENTS: SUMMER ON šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn

Vancouver Civic Theatres is excited to present Summer on šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn, a series of FREE outdoor events taking place in July and August 2024 at 650 Hamilton Street! 


Dance Dance Dance FREE Pop-Up Dance Classes - Fridays July 19-August 16 at 6:30pm

Summer Sounds FREE Open-Air Concerts - Thursdays July 25-August 29 at 4:30pm to 7:00pm

Sunset Cinema FREE Outdoor Movie Screenings - Wednesdays August 7-28 at dusk


Date Aug 15
Start time 4:30pm

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