Jimi Hendrix ShrineCurrently Closed
- Address: 432 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2V5, Canada
- Timings: 01:00 pm - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6046880112
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:20 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids
Formerly known as Vie’s Chicken and Steak House where locals would stop by for a meal, the Jimi Hendrix Shrine is the place where Vie’s grandmother would cook for people who would come to hear famous musicians including Nat King Cole and Louise Armstrong.
Jimi Hendrix served the people who came here along with his cousins who were working for a minimal salary. Much later, he would come to Granville and perform on the streets. It is believed that he lived in this very building and practiced guitar for hours at a stretch. Today, the place pays tribute to one of the most loved music personalities in the world and includes old photos and memorabilia. Stop by at the shrine to feel the history and story of the place.
- You can also contact on +1 778 938 0641
- Admission to the place is Free but donations are accepted.
- By Bus: NB Homer St FS w Pender St.
- Skytrain: Waterfront Station Canada Line
- Ferry: Waterfront Stn SeaBus Northbound
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car/ Bicycle/Scooter.
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The Jimi Hendrix Shrine, one of Vancouver’s most fascinating urban curiosities, is closed due to lack of funds. While we are rather disappointed and ask why a person like Jimi Hendrix, who probably still receives / heirs royalties, would have a shrine that is unattended, we gave it a five star because at least his memory and that of his mother is still there for his many fans. Why does the American musician have a Vancouver place of worship? Jimi’s grandmother Nora Hendrix lived in Vancouver’s often overlooked African-American community around Hogan’s Alley in Strathcona. During his boyhood, Jimi spent many summers in Hogan’s Alley with Nora, who owned the former Vie’s Chicken and Steakhouse where the shrine is located. Vie’s was much more than a watering hole; it was the venue for visiting African American performers such as Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong. The artists would eat at Vie’s after concerts. Legend has it that Jimi and his cousins would stay up late helping their grandmother serve these famous musicians Born Johnny Allen Hendrix on 11-27-1942, Jimi Hendrix died 09-18-1970 at the age of 27. An American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, a career that spanned only 4 years, Hendrix is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th Century. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame describes him as ‘arguably the greatest instrumental in the history of rock music. Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15, enlisted in the US Army and trained as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division. The world’s highest-paid performer, Hendrix headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 before his accidental death from barbiturate related asphyxia on 09-18-1970. We honor his memory!
Not even open. Don't waste your time
Walked around Vancouver to find it said closed until Spring but as it was the end of April I was confused as to when Canadian Spring started lol. So I can't comment on the content but peering through a window there appeared to be plenty of stuff to view. Pity it was closed.
place itself is kinda eh, but the guy running it is really interesting
Totally cool only open in the summer months.