The centrepiece of the festival will be an outdoor stage with a capacity of 1,000 located in the parking lot of the City Centre Artist Lodge right in the heart of Mount Pleasant. Attendees can expect a dynamic atmosphere, with all artist studios open during the event, adding to the overall festival experience.

As the outdoor stage winds down, the focus will switch to evening programming spread across renowned venues such as Fox Cabaret, Biltmore Cabaret, and Red Gate Arts Society, which are all conveniently located within 5 blocks of CCAL.

About City Centre Artist Lodge:

The City Centre Artist Lodge occupies the iconic former City Centre Motor Hotel in Mount Pleasant. The building is once again full of energy and life with 79 low-cost, work-only artist spaces that have been filled with intention, prioritizing underrepresented and marginalized individuals. 18,000 sq feet of artist work and exhibition space. 79 private units with over 100 artists participating!

Fox Cabaret

Mt. Pleasant's premier independent venue for live music, dancing, entertainment, + good times located at 2321 Main Street.

Biltmore Cabaret:

For over 50 years, the Biltmore has been a fixture in the community as both a public house for Vancouverites and a platform for ground-breaking musical performances. With the revitalization of historic Mount Pleasant, the bar was reopened in 2007 as The Biltmore Cabaret, with a fresh focus to recapture its musical tradition. Located at 2755 Prince Edward Street.

Red Gate Arts Society

Non-Profit DIY Music and Art Space located at 1965 Main St. Vancouver.

Westward Music Festival takes place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, and Səlí̓lwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.