Eclectic Local Outdoor Concert Series

Co-presented by the Hamilton Music Collective and Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

Eclectic Local | A free outdoor concert series showcasing Hamilton's diverse music scene.
Brought to you by The Incite Foundation for the Arts.

Join us for an eclectic lineup of music in the heart of downtown, featuring some of Hamilton’s top talent in a casual listening environment. The series kicks off with a unique performance from English concert pianist Valerie Tryon performing favourites from Liszt and Debussy on a grand piano from the Gasworks outdoor stage! Listeners of all ages will enjoy the dramatic sounds of Argentinian tango from Payadora. In August, “Who It Is!” will be bringing the funk with blues heavyweights Jesse O’Brien and Darcy Hepner, and drummer Joel Haynes Quartet will perform contemporary jazz from his latest album “The Return”, featuring unique arrangements of The Beatles and Oasis. Players from the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra will close out this free series with a special performance over Supercrawl weekend! Enjoy a family-friendly blend of live music and drinks from Collective Arts, and then explore the downtown core on a fabulous Saturday evening.

July 15 – Valerie Tryon – World-renowned English concert pianist.

July 29 – Payadora – Tango meets jazz with Eastern European influences.

August 12 – Who It Is! – Inspired by the soulful sounds of Les McCann and Eddie Harris and the funky grooves of the ‘60’s. (Darcy Hepner, Paul Intson, Joel Haynes, Jesse O’Brien)

August 26 – Joel Haynes Quartet – Celebrating the release of his third album. Contemporary jazz originals, and arrangements by The Beatles, Sarah McLachlan and Oasis. (Joel Haynes, Jeff King, Nancy Walker, Neil Swainson)

September 9 – Hamilton Philharmonic Ensemble performs Scottish Dances – HPO Principal Bassist Rob Wolanski and HPO violinist Elizabeth Loewen Andrews perform with the original pianist from The Scottish Accent, Donny Wood. Explore the sounds of the highlands with Scottish Dances featuring piano, bass, violin and guitar.

  • 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 by Collective Arts Brewing
  • Chairs provided

The Venue:

The Gasworks Outdoor Stage

Outdoor Stage at The Gasworks (141 Park St N, Hamilton). Just two blocks from James St N!

Made possible with the support of Ontario Creates.

Read more about the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.

HMC and HPO present Eclectic Local a free outdoor concert series showcasing hamilton's diverse music scene. July 15 Valerie Tryon July 29 Payadora August 12 Who It Is August 26 Joel Haynes Quartet Sept 9 Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Ensemble performs Scottish Dances All shows: Saturdays from 5:00 - 6:00pm Gates open at 4:00pm Rain or Shine. Outdoor stage at The Gasworks (141 Park Street North, Hamilton). Beer garden from Collective Arts Brewing No admission fee. All ages event. Made possible with the support of Ontario Creates and Meridian.

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