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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