Our 2022 series was sponsored by FACTOR Canada and Creative BC
Curator: Ian Cromwell
Featuring: Kristina Lao | Eagle Ex Machina | Ian Cromwell
Our March showcase featured a multi-instrumental performance from Locals Lounge founder and executive curator Ian Cromwell, with the Brit-lilt acoustic stylings of artist and advocate Kristina Lao, and the hard-thumping rock sound of Eagle Ex Machina.
Curator: Patrick Spencer
Featuring: Cassidy Waring | Coldwater Road | Tess Anderson
Our April showcase featured acts curated by Patrick Spencer, featuring his band Coldwater Road, soulful and heart-provoking singer-songwriter Cassidy Waring, and a full band performance from rock and pop powerhouse Tess Anderson.
Curator: Jess Vaira
Featuring: Jess Vaira | Madeline Read | Laus
Our May showcase was curated by open mic maven and vocal-heavy looper Jess Vaira, who invited alt-country singer-songwriter Madelyn Read and the eclectic grooves of Laus to take the stage at Guilt & Co for a night of lush sounds.
Curator: Francis Arevalo
Featuring: Mikey Jose | KeAloha | Francis Arevalo
Our June showcase was curated by community organizer, mental health advocate, emcee, and Juno-nominated producer Francis Arevalo, joined by R&B vocalist Mikey Jose and Indigi-pop singer and drummer KeAloha and the Mixed Cuties.
Curator: Tissa Rahim
Featuring: Hazar Ava | Tissa Rahim
July was a family affair, with curator Tissa Rahim bringing internationally renowned Persian classical ensemble Hazar Ava featuring Pegah Sherkat, Banafsheh Farahmand, and Tissa's mother Atoosa Nezakaty. Tissa then brought her own flavour of Persian powerhouse to the Guilt stage.
Curator: The Ice Cream Truck Live
Featuring: Emerald Osagie | Miguel Maravilla | Adewolf
In August we invited public space pop-up specialists The Ice Cream Truck to bring something cool and sweet to our Guilt stage. They didn't disappoint with a musical Neapolitan of emerging local artists Emerald Osagie, Miguel Maravilla, and Adewolf.
Curator: Missy D
Featuring: Feven Kidane | JJ Adrian | AHSIA
September brought another abundance of local talent to our stage, with a varied array of local talents curated by multilingual and multidimensional hip-hop artist Missy D: trumpet virtuoso Feven Kidane, rising R&B star JJ Adrian, and the genre-crossing vocal wizardry of AHSIA.
Curator: Kentya Kurban
Featuring: Bukola | Missy D | Arami the Corrector
October's showcase was curated by Kentya Kurban, head of the Vancouver chapter of ADVANCE Music Canada and musical curator with the Vancouver Mural Festival. And what a night it was: singer-songwriter Bukola, hard-hitting emcee Arami the Corrector, the return of Missy D, and plenty of special guest performances!