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Eclectic Local Outdoor Concert Series

Eclectic Local is back for a second year! A free outdoor series celebrating Hamilton’s diverse music scene.

5 dates from July – September 2023

Stay tuned for the lineup.

The series is curated by prominent cross-genre musicians and local industry professionals who aim to bring vibrant, accessible musical performances to the downtown community.

Summer 2022 Lineup

July 16 – Paulo Leon (feat. Malaz)Hip-hop rooted in spoken-word, poetry, and soul

July 30 – Duo46Classical Guitar and Violin performing “Tango Sensations!”

Aug 13 – Ellis in TransitFemale-Fronted British-Canadian Indie Rock 

Aug 27 – Dan Edmonds feat. F.R.I.EIndie-Rock Singer-Songwriter with friends

Sept 17 – Duo GelatoAward-winning multi-instrumentalists from Quartetto Gelato featuring dazzling artistry and irresistible humour

Sept 24 – BIG TRBL (Tim Tickner feat. Darcy Hepner)Electric jazz-fusion DJ set with improvised saxophone

Concerts take place at 141 Park Street North at The Gasworks outdoor stage, just steps from James Street.

The Gasworks Outdoor Stage

All shows are Saturdays from 5:00 – 6:00pm. All ages event. No admission.

Meet the Songwriter – Monthly Q&A and Performance

Meet the Songwriter is a new talk/performance series presented by the Hamilton Music Collective – Each month, we’ll hear a few songs from a local songwriter/artist, and allow you to dive into their creative process with an open Q&A. You will leave with inspiring ideas and strategies you can apply to writing your own great songs!

Camille Intson
January 28 2023: Camille Intson

Toronto-based singer/songwriter and multi-award-winning storyteller Camie (Camille Intson) has long enchanted audiences with her delicate queer-feminist croonings, rich vocal tones, and lush poetic imagination. After years of playing intimate gigs across southwestern Ontario and parts of the United Kingdom, the now-24-year-old songstress is plunging into unfiltered, unshackled creative expression with the release of her cinematic ambient folk concept EP, troubadour.

james bryan
February 25 2023: James Bryan

Hailed as one of Canada’s top guitarists, James Bryan has the ability to make an artist feel both relaxed and empowered to create great music, and his track record with Nelly Furtado, Yuna, Backstreet Boys, Olly Murs, Luis Fonsi and many more have proven the success of his approach. “With anyone I work with, my goal is to find what makes them unique and nurture that until it shines bright enough for the whole world to see and hear.”

L T The Monk
March 25 2023: LTtheMonk

Originally from London, UK, LTtheMonk first fell in love with hip-hop at just eight years old, when the music captivated his young ears and ignited a lifelong passion. With constant exposure to reggae (via his Jamaican mother) and rock (via his Irish father), coupled with discovering the music of Michael Jackson and becoming obsessed with the pop icon’s music and dancing in parallel with his foundational hip hop exposure, set LT off on a journey to becoming a musician himself.

Lori Yates
April 29 2023: Lori Yates

If you combined the honesty of Emmylou Harris, the pathos of Leonard Cohen, and the grit of Joan Jett, you’d get Lori Yates. Her artistic practice involves writing/performing/teaching in the alternative roots/vein, of which she is considered a “pioneer of the genre.” Her work has a cinematic, poetic quality conveying an emotional landscape with themes of loss and redemption. She is in her fourth decade of music. She is currently finishing her latest CD tentatively named “Queen of E minor”.

Join us on the last Saturday of each month (January through April) from 1:30 – 2:15pm just before our Open Jam. This event is for all ages.

What: A chance to hear and learn from local songwriters so you can start writing great songs too!

Where: The Gasworks Theatre (141 Park Street North, Hamilton ON)

When: 1:30 – 2:15pm. Stick around for our Open Jam for Youth afterwards!

Suggested donation: $10

Also check out our four-week Songwriting course for ages 12-17! Runs Saturday May 6 – 27

Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Artist’s Set
  • Moderated Q & A
  • Audience Questions

Hear from our featured artists:

Jazz at the Gasworks Winter 2023 Announcement

Hamilton Music Collective presents Jazz at the Gasworks

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

We are so excited to announce our most diverse musical lineup ever for Winter 2023! Across five shows, we’ll bring music from Argentina to Brazil to our jazz lounge in downtown Hamilton. Carn Davidson 9 features some of Toronto’s best in a nine person chord-less chamber ensemble. Payadora draws from the height of Buenos Aires’ tango tradition, and Diane Roblin and Life Force performs high-energy jazz-funk. Juno award-winning band Avataar led by Sundar Viswanathan marries the musical traditions of India and Africa with modern influences including Snarky Puppy and Robert Glasper. Finally, rescheduled from 2020, London-based composer, singer and guitar player Mario Bakuna brings us “Brazilian Landscapes”

Update January 30 2023: Mario Bakuna has unfortunately had to cancel. On May 11 2023, we now welcome back incredible jazz vocalist Heather Bambrick! Tickets will be automatically transferred. Ticket holders can also receive a refund or exchange for another show by emailing garrett@hamiltonmusiccollective.ca.

New this season: Choose your seats at check out! Save 15% when you purchase a Series Ticket, which includes general admission to all five (5) shows. Series Ticket holders should plan to buy early to ensure a good spot for the entire season.

January 26 – Carn Davidson 9 – Nine-piece ensemble from Toronto performing original compositions.

March 2 – Payadora and Elbio Fernandez – Tango meets jazz with Eastern European influences.

March 23 – Diane Roblin & Life Force – Explosive six-piece jazz-funk.

April 13 – Avataar with Sundar Viswanathan – ‘Best Jazz Album’ 2022 Junos; Fusion inspired by India and Africa.

JUST ANNOUNCED May 11 – Heather Bambrick – Award-winning vocal entertainer. “Ella Fitzgerald meets Carol Burnett at a Newfoundland kitchen party

Tickets go on sale for Series Tickets on Friday November 25, 2022 at 9:00AM EST, and individual tickets on Friday December 2, 2022 at 9:00AM EST.

Questions? Email event coordinator garrett@hamiltonmusiccollective.ca.


Concert Archive

Mandy Lagan singing with band

Fall 2022

Spring 2022

Robi Botos playing piano, Mike Downes playing upright bass, Larnell Lewis playing drums on stage

Winter 2018

Gigi Marentette with trio on stage

Fall 2017

Hailee Rose sings into microphone next to Darcy Hepner playing saxophone

Fall 2016

Barbra Lica singing on stage in front of red curtain

Winter 2016

Fall 2015

Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra

Winter 2015

Andrea Marcelli playing drums

Fall 2014