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.

Jazz at the Gasworks Winter 2023 Announcement

Hamilton Music Collective presents Jazz at the Gasworks


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

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.

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

Jazz at the Gasworks Fall 2022 – Tickets on sale!

Hamilton Music Collective presents: Jazz at the Gasworks


The Hamilton Music Collective is proud to announce the lineup for our Fall 2022 season! We are very excited to host Hamilton’s own Mandy Lagan, performing songs from Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon with her septet ‘Origins’, and to welcome back Dave Young who will be performing as part of ‘Music from Buffalo!’ on October 27. We will also hear from pianist and composer Nancy Walker after a reschedule due to COVID, and will close the season with music from saxophonist Darcy Hepner and friends.

Save 15% when you purchase a Series ticket, which includes general admission to all four (4) shows.

October 13 – Mandy Lagan with ‘Origins’ – Celebrating the songbooks of Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon.

October 27 – Music from Buffalo! – With Clay Jenkins, Dave Young, Dan Hull, Charles Pillow, and Michael T. Jones.

November 10 – Nancy Walker Quartet – Original, modern jazz compositions for piano, bass, drums and saxophone.

December 1 – Darcy Hepner & Friends – With Ted Quinlan (guitar), Nancy Walker (piano), Kieran Overs (bass), Joel Haynes (drums). SOLD OUT!

Questions? Email event coordinator


This time of year, the team at the Hamilton Music Collective usually finds ourselves putting everything in place for our fall concert series, Jazz at The Gasworks. However, with exciting renovations just getting started at our home on Park St North, our highly successful music series is on hold for the time being. In the meantime, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights from the past four years.

Darcy Hepner's RnB All Stars
Darcy Hepner’s Rhythm & Blues All Stars with Hailee Rose, November 2016.

Sherie Marshall Sings The Great American Songbook
Sherie Marshall singing The Great American Songbook, November 2014.

"Kind Of Blue" Revisited
Mike Malone, Darcy Hepner and Michael Stewart, October 2014.

Robi Botos Trio
Robi Botos with Mike Downes and Larnell Lewis, April 2018.

Tony Monaco B3 Organ Trio
The many faces of Tony Monaco, December 2016.

Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra
Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra, January 2015.

Manuel Valera Piano Trio
Manuel Valera, Yasushi Nakamura and Rudy Royston, November 2017.

Gigi Marentette
Gigi Marentette and Friends, September 2017.

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