Vancouver Stick Weekend

September 23 - 26, Vancouver, B.C.

Vancouver Stick Weekend is a Musical Vacation for people who play the Chapman Stick, the 2-handed tapping instrument developed by Emmett Chapman.

Vancouver Stick Weekend is a gathering of players of all skill levels, in order to share ideas and make music together.

Vancouver Stick Weekend is a 4-day Stick immersion experience in the heart of Vancouver – Gastown!l

Vancouver Stick Weekend is an opportunity to mingle, learn, compose and perform with fellow Stick players from around the world. Vancouver Stick Weekend is a great opportunity to share ideas and techniques.

Vancouver Stick Weekend is a celebration of Emmett Chapman’s Free Hands technique.

Vancouver Stick Weekend is the 19th Chapman Stick gathering in British Columbia hosted by Vancouver Stick player Jim Meyer, and features Kevin Keith (USA) and Japhlet Bire Attias (México).

This year we take over 2nd Floor Gastown – a dining and performance space above the Water Street Cafe in the historic Gastown district of Vancouver.

Historic Gastown, Vancouver’s first neighbourhood, was names after “Gassy” Jack Deighton, a seaman and steamboat captain, but best known for opening the first saloon in the area.