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Whistler’s Free July Concerts: Too Many Zooz, Hey Ocean! & More

You can find the soundtrack to your summer in Whistler this year with free live performances throughout the season at Whistler Olympic Plaza. From May to September, there are several summer weekend concerts that you’ll want to keep your eyes and ears on. Grab a picnic blanket or your dancing shoes and enjoy free performances from Too Many Zooz, Bedouin Soundclash, Hey Ocean!, and The Washboard Union this July.

The Washboard Union

Friday, July 13 | 7:30 pm

Fresh off the release of their newest album, ‘What We’re Made Of’, The Washboard Union are bringing their country hits to Whistler. This fifteen-time Country Music Award winning band is one of the most exciting new bands in country music right now.

Songs to check out:

  • “Shot of Glory”
  • “Maybe It’s The Moonshine”
  • “What We’re Made Of”
  • “Some Day”

 

Bedouin Soundclash

Saturday, July 14 | 7:30 pm

Award winning Canadian duo, Bedouin Soundclash released their fifth studio album this year, titled +MASS-. To celebrate their first album in 8 years, Bedouin Soundclash will be coming to Whistler to spread the good vibes with their ska and reggae influenced music. Their most recent album was recorded with the New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the children of Vancouver’s St. James Music Academy.

Songs to check out:

  • “When The Night Feels My Song”
  • “St. Andrews”
  • “12:59 Lullaby”
  • “Gyasi Went Home”

 

Hey Ocean!

Friday, July 20 | 7:30 pm

Described by many as one of Canada's best up-and-coming acts, Hey Ocean! is a young Canadian indie rock and synth pop band, formed in Vancouver, with a remarkable talent for blending various musical styles into a cohesive blend of harmonies.

Songs to check out:

  • “Sleepwalker”
  • “Amsterdam”
  • “Big Blue Wave”
  • “Make a New Dance Up”

 

Too Many Zooz

Friday, July 21 | 7:30 pm

You may have already seen these guys in videos online or heard their music in television commercials. Too Many Zooz is a, self proclaimed, ‘Brass House’ trio who started out busking in the New York subway system. Their vocal-free music has been described as a visceral sound that includes electronic music infused with Brazilian Carnival rhythms and wild saxophone solos.

Songs to check out:

  • "Brasshouse"
  • “Bedford”
  • “Warriors”
  • “Spocktopus”

 

August Concerts Sneak Peek:

Stars

Stars formed nearly 20 years ago and have since been perfecting their musical unique storytelling ever since. Hailing from Montreal, Stars melds together a spacey synth sound with indie pop for a style that emphasizes the hard and soft edges of life.

Songs to check out:

  • “This Is The Last Time”
  • “Trap Door”
  • “The Theory of Relativity”
  • “Your Ex-Lover Is Dead”