Amped in Your Neighborhood (or AiYN for short) is run by the Amped program, and aims to continue the goal of developing and promoting fantastic emerging artists within the Squamish community.
Due to Covid-19 gathering restrictions, we will not be disclosing the locations of our weekly Amped performances in order to prevent unsafe large gatherings. Instead, tune into @ampedinthepark on Instagram each week to catch highlights of the performance.
While the COVID-19 crisis limits our ability to have these artists play on public, intimate stages, we thought a great workaround would be to have the artists perform right from their homes, to a small audience of their immediate neighbors.
Amped is set up to deliver on three objectives:
Amped is run by a group of passionate volunteers under the Squamish Arts Council. If you’re keen on learning sound engineering, stage management, or just getting involved please reach out to [email protected]! We’re always accepting new volunteers.
Amped isn’t just for musicians – although we love to see local musicians! – we welcome emerging performance artists from all disciplines including theatre, poetry, comedy, busking, and more!
Amped in the Park is a program by youth for the whole community. This exciting program brings emerging artists, youth and older, to the stage to hone their craft in front of Squamish’s most enthusiastic audience! Volunteers coordinate the whole program, from sound and stage, to marketing and artist management.
AMPED in your neighbourhood encourages performers to play in their neighbourhood every Thursday night at 7pm to promote the celebration of local music in our community.
This year’s 2020 Dates are:
- July 9th
- July 16th
- July 23rd
- July 30th
- August 6th*
- August 13th*
- August 20th*
- August 27th*
August dates are a part of the Wind Festival for the Arts
Contest now closed. Congrats to Lucie Barnett, the winner of the July Contest!
Lucie is a vocalist, producer & multi-instrumentalist with roots ranging from R&B to alt-rock. Currently, she is producing her first album with her band Bruje, titled 49 Lifetimes to be released this month.
As the winner of the Amped in the Neighbourhood July contest Lucie will be opening for the Lazy Ghost livestream happening at the Brackendale Art Gallery on August 15th.
To help the continued growth of amazing local talent, Amped invites all AiYN participants to enter the contest with the winning act receiving a professional band photoshoot with Audrey Thizy, AND a $75 gift card to Long & McQuade!
Interested in signing up as a performer? Fill out the application form below! All we request is that you consider yourself an emerging artist and that you come with your own instruments and music. Performers should expect to play sets between 10-20 minutes. We try to curate the performance line-ups so we make sure we have room for everyone, while sometimes we take impromptu performances, please fill out the form so we can ensure to schedule you in!
Want to volunteer and learn how to use professional sound equipment? Sign up by using the form below! Why volunteer?
- Learn how to mix sound and use professional equipment and develop professional skills with industry professionals.
- Learn how to make you and other artists sound great!
- Also learn how to guide sound engineers when you perform live since you’ll know how it all works on the back end.
- Get experience in stage management and event planning.
- Perform, have fun, make friends and be part of something awesome!