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VAMS – Vancouver Adapted Music Society Concert

Vancouver Adapted Music Society

We’re going to rock your world! Join us for a night of classic rock and blues, featuring stars from the West Coast music scene.

Hosted by Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS) and presented byLG104.3, the third annual Strong Sessions LIVE concert will feature Jim Byrnes, The Sojourners, Chin Injeti, The Works, Alpha Omega, Paul Rigby and Odds (and a special surprise guest star or two!).

Strong Sessions LIVE is staged Thursday, Sept. 22 at Vancouver’sRoundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews – the corner of Davie & Pacific). Doors open 7pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, available through Ticketzone.

The evening will spotlight:

  • sylvi macCormac performing with Vancouver’s Odds
  • Kristina Shelden with three-time Grammy winner Chin Injeti and The Works
  • Stanton Paradis with guitarist Paul Rigby
  • Richard Quan and the Progressive Blues Experience
  • ‘Spokes’ Labine and Alpha Omega
  • Codi Punnett with Jeff Standfield
  • Jeff Standfield joined by three-time Juno winner Jim Byrnes & The Sojourners
  • Richard Quan with Odds and one major surprise guest!


VAMS opened a fully-accessible recording studio at Vancouver’s GF Strong Rehab Centre in 2008, and in 2013 released The Strong Sessions CD to promote collaboration between artists with disabilities and independent professional musicians. The basic demos were cut at the GF Strong studio.

This naturally led to a series of Strong Sessions LIVE concerts, with the September 22, 2016 show the third in what’s become an annual event.

Money raised through the concert will pay for an upgraded, updated and enlarged recording studio at GF Strong so VAMS can keep up with demand from musicians with disabilities.

Join us Thursday, Sept. 22 for an uplifting evening of music and to help a very good cause. Tickets from