Eclectic Local 2024 – Free Outdoor Concert Series

Eclectic Local. A free outdoor concert series celebrating Hamilton's diverse music scene. Co-presented by the Hamilton Music Collective and Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.
Brought to you by The Incite Foundation for the Arts.

Back for the third year, Eclectic Local is a free outdoor concert series in the heart of downtown Hamilton! We are thrilled to again co-present this series with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Crowd favourites Who It Is! open the series on July 6 with their unique soul-funk sound, perfect for a sunny Saturday afternoon. HPO violinist Suhashini Arulanandam and cellist Sybil Shanahan are Tadioli Duo, taking us on a journey through Western Classical, Argentine Tango and music with South Asian influences. Up and coming jazz-funk-fusion band Junestone, led by Hamilton bassist and vocalist Olivia Brown performs on August 3. Finally, a very special performance by the HPO String Quartet with renowned tenor vocalist Bud Roach singing jazz classics of the Great American Songbook, arranged by HPO cellist Laura Jones. Grab a cold drink from the beer garden and join us for this family-friendly series on Saturdays at 5:00pm in our outdoor space at 141 Park Street North, just steps from James Street North.

July 6 – Who It Is! – Inspired by the soulful sounds of Les McCann and Eddie Harris and the funky grooves of the ‘60’s. Featuring Darcy Hepner, Paul Intson, Joel Haynes, and Jesse O’Brien.

July 20 – Tadioli Duo – Join HPO violinist Suhashini Arulanandam and cellist Sybil Shanahan on a journey of world music, featuring a rich variety of masterworks from the Western Classical repertoire, Argentine Tango and music with South Asian influences.

August 3 – Junestone – The musical outpouring of Hamilton alt-funk fusion bassist and jazz-pop vocalist Olivia Brown. Featuring Ian Aisling, Borys Franiczek and Justin McHugh.

August 24 – HPO String Quartet featuring Bud Roach – Tenor vocalist Bud Roach and the HPO strings showcase beloved selections from the Great American Songbook, featuring iconic jazz works and sentimental tunes by Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. All arrangements by HPO cellist, Laura Jones.

  • All shows: Saturdays from 5:00 – 6:00pm
  • Gates open at 4:00pm. No reservation required.
  • Rain or Shine
  • No admission fee. All ages event.
  • Beer garden
  • Chairs provided

The Venue:

The Gasworks Outdoor Stage

Outdoor Stage at The HMC Centre for Performance and Education at The Gasworks (141 Park St N, Hamilton). Just two blocks from James St N!

Made possible with the support of Ontario Creates.

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Lineup Announced – HMC Presents: Winter 2024


Hamilton Music Collective Presents: The next round of crowd pleasing concerts at our downtown jazz lounge in support of An Instrument For Every Child. Upright bassist Dave Young, longtime bass player for Oscar Peterson and a Member of The Order of Canada, kicks off the series with his quintet on February 1st. Pat LaBarbera and friends will celebrate the quintessential bossa nova jazz record by Stan Getz and João Gilberto, and from the Buffalo jazz scene, drummer Dan Hull returns with the Tim Clarke Quintet to perform the music of the legendary American pianist Horace Silver. Closing the series on April 25 will be Hamilton’s own JUNO-winning vocalist Diana Panton with Reg Schwager and Don Thompson.

Save 15% when you purchase a Series Ticket, which includes admission to all four (4) shows and guarantees your table for the series.

February 1 – Dave Young Quintet (With Kevin Turcotte, John Johnson, Brian Dickinson, Davide Di Renzo).

February 29 – “Getz/Gilberto” Revisited (With Pat LaBarbera, Ted Quinlan, Brian Dickinson, Neil Swainson, Terry Clarke, Alyssa Giammaria). SOLD OUT!

March 28 – Music from Buffalo – Tim Clarke Quintet Performs The Music of Horace Silver (With Andy Weinzler, Harry Graser, Wayne Moose, Danny Hull).

April 25 – Diana Panton Trio (With Don Thompson, Reg Schwager).

Series Tickets on sale Tuesday December 19, 2023 at 9:00AM EST. Individual tickets on sale Monday January 8, 2024 at 9:00AM EST.

In support of An Instrument For Every Child.

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