by Carmen Cruz

It's one of the coolest (free) summer festivals in Vancouver ~ The Khatsahlano! Music + Arts Festival!!!

From Burrard to MacDonald, West 4rth ave is shut down and transforms into a gigantic, 10-block street fair with a wide selection of food, discounts giveaways, cool activities, street performers, artisans and Kitsilano's biggest garage sale. PLUS this year’s festival will feature SIX stages showcasing over 30 of Vancouver’s top bands/performers, including: Bend Sinister (a personal favourite), Ladyhawk, Jeremy Fisher, Portage And Main, Oh No! Yoko, The Matinee, The Zolas, and sooooooo many more.

Everything kicks off at noon and wraps up at 8pm.

For updates, make sure you like The Khatsahlano! Music + Arts Festival facebook page, or follow them on twitter.

Here's a musical sample of what you can expect. It's Bend Sinister ~ Time Breaks Down. You need to see these guys live... and expect to be blown away. For realzies.

Portage and Main ~ Check out their Green Couch Session. Awesome.