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

Thrive by the Fire | Tuesday, November 23

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. 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:

  • Tuesday, November 23, 2021
  • 11:00am to 3:00pm
  • M.C. Money Lee Square, outside by the UBC Bookstore 
  • Event takes place outdoors and will run rain or shine
  • Limited toasty table seating available on a first-come-first-served basis
  • We kindly ask attendees to follow all health and safety protocols at the event, which include physical distancing, using the available santizing stations and being mindful of the varying comfort levels of fellow attendees. 

Meet the artists! The 2021 lineup includes the following extraordinarily talented student musicians:

Jamie Robinson – Jamie Robinson is a singer/songwriter originally from Calgary, Alberta. Her style has been largely influenced by the alternative band Palace, and the folk singer Gregory Alan Isakov. She released her debut album “Only For When Everyone’s Gone” in July of 2021. Only being in her first year, she has recently joined Blank Vinyl and is looking forward to sharing her love of music for years to come.

Matt Billet – Musician from Toronto, Canada. Billet's songwriting combines clever lyricism with a stomping guitar, grounding a performance-style that is immediate and intimate. IG:@selfish.and.profound

Dan and Sara – Dan and Sara are a duet of singer-songwriters who sing and songwrite together sometimes.

Levi “Levo” Robson  – Hailing (Satan, lmao) from Vancouver BC, Levi “Levo” Robson likes to make played out, singer-songwriter-pseudo-folk-like noises with his mouth, guitar and sometimes a piano. Sometimes he plays keys with his band, Blue Dream Valley, but they’re all spread out right now and are taking a moment apart. He mostly writes about his life.

Tractor Beam – @tractorbeamband Tractor Beam is the songwriting project of Vancouver-based Sasha Balazic. Inspired by millennium-era indie and birthed from a bedroom recording project (Strüds Munroe), Tractor Beam embodies DIY spirit and intimacy. Filled out with members of Lovely Company, the band sets to have debut singles and a record out in 2022. Catch the full band on December 3rd at the Red Gate!

Connect with Thrive by the Fire on our Facebook event page!

Questions? Please contact Ashley Hu, Community Programmer at: 



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.