Hamilton Music Awards
Hamilton Music AwardsThe Hamilton Music Awards, Speaker Series and Festival has become one of Hamilton’s most important annual musical events. The event was introduced in 1995 as a music festival (then called Hamilton Music Scene) to showcase local talent for the international music industry who were in town for the JUNO Awards. The event has grown significantly since then and now includes a nationally broadcast music awards show, an industry awards show, festival, speaker series and Rising Star Search. Each year the event attracts music industry executives and fans from across Canada. Stars such as Monster Truck, Arkells, Lighthouse, U2 (via satellite), Teenage Head, Garth Hudson, Eugene Levy, Daniel Lanois, Sam Roberts, Sarah Harmer, Cathy Jones, have made appearances at Hamilton Music Awards events.

We are excited to be back at the Dofasco Centre for the Arts in 2016. The 750-seat Irving Zucker Theatre and clubs throughout downtown will make for an exciting weekend of music in Hamilton. See you there!!

Press Release - May 26, 2016

Ian Thomas to Host the 2016 Hamilton Music Awards & Gala Awards!!

People's Choice Nominees, Awards Show & Rising Star Performers Announced!!

Art Garfunkel Approaching a Sell Out!!!

Gala Awards, Speaker Series and Festival Tickets on Sale Now at www.ticketfly.com and Picks and Sticks, 140 Locke St. S

Hamilton Music Awards & Art Garfunkel On Sale Now at www.theatreaquarius.org and the Theatre Aquarius Box Office 

HAMILTON, CANADA (May 26, 2016): September Seventh Entertainment Limited announced today that songwriter, Ian Thomas, is back by popular demand to host the 2016 Hamilton Music Awards and all-new Gala Awards. Performers at this year’s HMA’s include Terra Lightfoot, Lori Yates, The Vaudevillian, TV Freaks, The Hell Bent Rockers, Jennifer Budd and Lifetime Achiever Dallas Harms.  The company also announced the nominees in the People’s Choice Categories and the performers for the Rising Star Search contest.  The Rising Star Search which includes Abby Rose, Camille Intson and Olivia Mae Graham will take place during the Gala Awards.  A full list of nominees, Festival and Speaker Series schedules are included below.

The Art Garfunkel: In Close Up concert taking place at Theatre Aquarius on Saturday May 28th is approaching a sell-out.  Fans are being urged to buy their tickets before they are gone. Tickets are on sale at www.theatreaquarius.org.

Tickets for the Speaker Series, Gala Awards and Festival are on sale now at www.ticketfly.com and Picks and Sticks at 140 Locke St. S.  Nominees and festival performers may pick up their complimentary Gala Awards, Music Awards and Speaker Series tickets at Picks and Sticks also beginning on Saturday morning. The deadline for nominees and festival performers to pick up their complimentary tickets has been extended to 7pm on Friday May 27th. Festival performers may pick up their festival wristbands at the Speaker Series or at their performance venue.

The Hamilton Music Awards were established in 2004 to promote and recognize Hamilton’s vibrant music community.  The Music Awards are broadcast nationally each year and have featured appearances by Monster Truck, Daniel Lanois, Arkells, The Reason, Ian Thomas, Lighthouse, Eugene Levy, Crowbar, Jackie Washington, Garth Hudson, Teenage Head, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Whitehorse and many more.  To date, over 650 awards have been given to local artists and industry. The festival takes place over two nights in venues throughout Hamilton’s downtown core.


For more information please contact:
Jean-Paul Gauthier
September Seventh Entertainment Limited
(905) 383-4005
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2016 Main Stage Concert Event

May 28th

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