The historic Yale Hotel and Blues Bar is closing its doors after 130 years of operation. One of Vancouver’s finest small-act musical venues, The Yale will close for twelve months to undergo a much needed renovation plan. November 21st will be the final show day.
Opened in the 1880s, The Yale was one of only a handful of buildings to survive the 1886 fire. It became a musical frontier in the early 1900s and has been supporting emerging and established blues, jazz, R&B and soul acts ever since.
The renovations will help The Yale take on Vancouver Heritage status. The renos will also improve the facilities in the club. Planned improvements include an upgraded sound system, a hardwood dance floor and a raised roof above the stage area.
The final five nights will feature 5 genres of top-end local and imported talent.
Wednesday, November 16th
-The Best of Boogie Woogie
Featuring Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Thursday, November 17th
-The Best of Country and Classic Rock
Friday, November 18th
-The Best of Electric Blues Guitar
Featuring David Gogo
Saturday, November 19th
-The Best of Rockin’ Soul Blues
Featuring the All-Star Blues Revue
Sunday, November 20th (Afternoon)
-Big Band Blues
Featuring Dal Richards
Sunday, November 20th (Evening)
-The Best of R&B, Soul and Blues
Featuring Brickhouse and special guests
Random Fact: From 1889 to 1911 the Yale was renamed The Colonial,
before returning to its original handle.