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Roy Forbes plays CBC Musical Nooners on Aug. 8

From opening for John Lee Hooker, The Earl Scruggs Revue and Santana to headlining most of the major folk music festivals in Canada, Forbes has developed into one of the nation's beloved acoustic performers. He plays CBC Musical Nooners Monday, Aug. 8.

Don't miss this Canadian folk icon's free concert at the CBC Vancouver Plaza

Watch Canadian folk music treasure Roy Forbes perform this Monday at the CBC Vancouver Plaza. (Supplied)

Monday's CBC Musical Nooners features Canadian folk guitarist and former broadcaster Roy Forbes. The concert begins at 12 p.m. PT and ends at 1 p.m.

CBC Musical Nooners are free, live music concerts that happen every weekday on the CBC Vancouver outdoor stage.

A native of Dawson Creek, B.C., Forbes' distinct voice, rhythmic guitar playing and introspective lyrics have made him one of the nation's beloved acoustic performers.

Forbes grew his act from playing small coffee houses to opening for John Lee Hooker, The Earl Scruggs Revue and Santana. Eventually he would sell out his own shows and headline most of the major folk music festivals in Canada.

Roy's musical knowledge and vast record collection made his CBC Radio show, Snap Crackle and Pop, a hit.

The CBC Musical Nooners is a series of free, live music concerts from noon to 1 p.m. at the CBC Vancouver Plaza on Hamilton Street (between West Georgia and Robson streets). 

While we do control the line-up, we can't control the weather. Be sure to follow @CBCVancouver and #musicalnooners on Twitter, for updates and schedule changes due to inclement weather.

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