Image: Thrive by the Fire (2019), credit: Blank Vinyl Project —

Thrive by the Fire | Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Cozy up By The Fire and enjoy live music from UBC's own student musicians! 

As part of the annual Thrive Month, UBC Campus + Community Planning is partnering with Blank Vinyl Project and UBC Wellbeing to bring you Thrive by the Fire, a cozy concert outdoors. This one day pop-up event will transform Lee Square into a cozy relaxation space with toasty table seatings and chill tunes from UBC's own student musicians. Connect, meet new people, and take time to unwind, and check out the Thrive resource booths. Make sure you also come with the title of your go-to song that helps you to thrive to add to our community playlist! 

Everyone is welcome at this FREE drop-in style event:

  • Wednesday, November 2, 2022
  • 11:00am to 2:00pm
  • M.C. Money Lee Square, outside by the UBC Bookstore 
  • Event takes place outdoors and will run rain or shine (tenting available in the event of rain)
  • Limited toasty table seating available on a first-come-first-served basis
  • Thrive resource booths

This year's Thrive Performers: 

Jamie and Cole

Jamie and Cole (frequently referred to as J.Cole) are an indie/folk duo primarily performing covers while working on some original music behind the scenes. Jamie sings and plays piano, while Cole rocks the guitar.

Beatrice Doll

Beatrice Doll is an aspiring singer-songwriter. She currently plays in the band Cat TV, and is working on a solo project so stay tuned for more music coming soon!

Fernando GC Santaló

Fernando GC Santaló is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in singalong covers across languages and genres as well as original music. Fernando’s musical inspirations include Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Maná, and other artists who believe music is not only about having fun but also about inspiring us to make the world a better place.

Matt Storm

As a producer and engineer, Matt has solidified himself in the Vancouver recording industry, with a production style all his own. He worked on projects with some of the best artists in B.C. including Juno Nominated artists IAMTHELIVING and Desirée Dawson.

His new album “Like an Old Tree in the City” is out now. The collection of songs really speaks to his originality as a songwriter and producer and pushes boundaries in genre and sonics. Summer 2022 was full of milestone shows for Matt, including a crowd-stopping set at Victoria’s Rifflandia Fest, as well as performances at Vancouver Mural Fest and Harmony Arts Fest


Questions? Please contact 

For more Thrive events and resources, check out the Thrive event calendar. 


The first Thrive by the Fire started in 2019 as a pop-up style outdoor music event held on UBC Vancouver Campus, at the end of November to coincide with UBC Thrive month. Now an annual winter tradition, Thrive by the Fire is hosted by UTown@UBC (part of UBC Campus + Community Planning) in collaboration with UBC Wellbeing and the student-run organization, Blank Vinyl Project.