2018 Community Celebration

We are thrilled to announce a list of extraordinary Artists including Jim Byrnes, Marcus Mosley Chorale, Big Easy Fun Ensemble, Cozy, and Jeremy Allingham to headline the 2018 Community Celebration on Sat June 16.

For a full schedule of events go to: June 16 Gathering Festival Community Celebration Schedule

Jim Byrnes: Vancouver blues icon; 2014 Maple Blues Awards winner (Best Male Vocalist)

Jim Byrnes Credit to Jade Kenny

Jim Byrnes at the Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver (Photo Credit to Jade Kenny)

Jim Byrnes will be joined by Marcus Mosely and the Marcus Mosely Chorale for a joint concert backed by one of Vancouver’s hottest bands.

Marcus Mosely: Vancouver-based Gospel Singer; Faithful singer with a soulful voice.

Marcus Mosely Chorale

Marcus Mosely Chorale. Well-known Vancouver Gospel musicians Marcus Mosely, Bill Sample, and Darlene Ketchum, the creative team behind the Marcus Mosely Chorale


Marcus Mosley is a member of the Entertainment Hall of Fame, The Sojourners (singing trio), and has sung throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the South Pacific, Australia and the Middle East…


MM Chorale co director, Bill Sample, has been a sought-after performer, musical director and teacher for many years. Bill served as David Foster’s Music Director for many years, working with artists such as Bryan Adams, Celine Dion…












Darlene Ketchum, a co director of the MM Chorale, is a performer as well as a songwriter, arranger, teacher, choral and musical director and accompanist. She was a Director of the Institute of Music Ministry at Pacific Life Bible College…

Russ Rosen photo

Russ Rosen, a regular contributor to the MM Chorale, is a well traveled singer songwriter and his story driven roots rock may just start a party in your soul.











Big Easy Funk Ensemble :“ Mixing Funk Jazz and Blues into One Awesome Groove
Vancouver’s New Orleans Mardi Gras Party Dance Band”

BEFE promo pic

Big Easy Funk Ensemble

Cozy: Talented R&B/Soul Singer

“Cozy’s debut album is unlike anything I’ve ever heard. As for how long it will take her to be “famous?” I would give it a few months.” — CiTR Editor Sarah Jickling




June 16th Schedule

One pager - Performance schedule - GF '18 - as of June 5 '18

Schedule sbject to change

Also, there will be other fun activities and performances during the event!

Here are some photos of 2017 Gathering Festivals!


Stilt Dancers 2017 Gathering Festival


2017 Gathering Festival


Gathering Place Community Performer Joy of Cooking 2017 Gathering Festival


Wheelchair Dance 2017 Gathering Festival

For more information or to learn how to get involved please contact Alex Chisholm at the Gathering Place Community Centre, 609 Helmcken Street, Vancouver. 604-665-2391