You will get a VIP reception with Fringe artists; complimentary food & beverages; TJ Dawe performance; Cave Singers/Nautical Miles concert; $50 tax receipt!
VIP Reception: Mingle with other Fringe lovers and Fringe artists past and present from its 30 years of Festival making! Meanwhile, enjoy scrumptuous hors d’oeuvres and treats from Dockside, the Keg, and Camino. Wash down all that yumminess with complimentary new offerings from McAuslan Brewing and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, and true craft, organic, local, and gluten-free spirits from The Liberty Distillery.
Exclusive Premier: Following the reception, experience a one-off performance by the one-and-only “Fringe god” TJ Dawe as he presents the Vancouver premier of his new work, Marathon! TJ is not otherwise in this year’s Festival; so you won’t want to miss this!
Concert: Wrap up the Birthday Bash and this first night of the 30th Fringe Festival with a concert from Seattle bluegrass rockers, The Cave Singers and local opening act The Nautical Miles!
Hail the past in style with Fringe artists, explore the present with TJ, and party into the next 30 years of Fringing with The Cave Singers! All this and a $50 tax receipt as you support the future of your Fringe!
The Cave Singers is an American band from Seattle, Washington. Composed of former members of Pretty Girls Make Graves after its disbandment in 2007, former PGMG-member Derek Fudesco teamed up with Pete Quirk (of Hint Hint) and Marty Lund (of Cobra High) and began playing in the Seattle area. Soon after the band’s conception, The Cave Singers signed with Matador Records on June 11, 2007. The band spent time recording in Vancouver with music engineer Colin Stewart, who quickly produced the band’s first full-length LP. Before releasing The Cave Singers’ debut album, Invitation Songs, the band released the limited edition pre-release 7″ “Seeds Of Night” including the b side “After The First Baptism” on August 2, 2007. A month later, Invitation Songs was released on September 25, 2007 and met with critical acclaim. The second single from Invitation Songs, “Dancing On Our Graves”, was released on February 25, 2008.
On August 18, 2009, The Cave Singers released their second album, Welcome Joy, featuring guest appearances from Amber and Ashley Webber of the band Lightning Dust. Matador Records gave away a free download of the album track “Beach House” to fans.
The Cave Singers signed to Jagjaguwar on June 15, 2010. The label released their third LP, No Witch, on February 22, 2011.
If you just want to party the night away with The Cave Singers please visit our website at http://www.vancouverfringe.com/openingnight/ for more information.
Also, please call us at 604-257-0350 for more information.