Hamilton Music Awards
Hamilton Music AwardsThe Hamilton Music Awards, Conference 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, conference 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 2015. 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 - February 28, 2015



September Seventh Entertainment Ltd. & This Ain’t Hollywood

A JUNO Weekend Warm-Up Party with



with Tomi Swick
This Ain’t Hollywood

Thursday March 12, 2015
Doors at 8PM · Show at 9PM
This Ain’t Hollywood 

Tickets On Sale Saturday Feb 28th at Noon!! 

Tickets available online at www.thisainthollywood.ca/killjoys
Picks and Sticks, 140 Locke Street South
& Dr. Disc, 20 Wilson Street,
Hamilton, Ontario


HAMILTON (Friday February 27,2015): September Seventh Entertainment Limited and This Ain’t Hollywood announced today that Hamilton Indie Rock trio, The Killjoys, will be performing a Pre-JUNO weekend warm-up party with special guest Tomi Swick. The show takes place at 9PM, on Thursday March 12th, at This Ain’t Hollywood.

The Killjoys formed in 1992, in Hamilton. Their first album was Starry, released in 1994, followed by Gimme Five in 1996, and Melos Modos in 1997. They received a JUNO for Best New Group in 1997 and a Rock Radio Award for Independent Artist of the Year.

The band became popular with the singles, Today I Hate Everyone, Dana and Rave + Drool. The Killjoys toured internationally and were a favourite at major outdoor festivals throughout the 90’s including Edgefest, at Molson Park, in Barrie.

Tomi Swick, who won a JUNO for New Artist of the Year in 2007, will open the show. Swick, a feisty and soulful troubadour from Hamilton, recorded with Julian Lennon for his latest release, December Sky.

Co-Promoter of the show, Jean-Paul Gauthier, stated, “I’ll never forget when the Killjoys took the main stage at Molson Park at Edgefest. The crowd went from being barely alive to completely frantic - a very exciting moment in Hamilton’s music history.”  Co-Promoter, Lou Molinaro said, “Tomi and the Killjoys are going to give a Hamilton-style kick start to the JUNO weekend and it’s going to be one of our best shows of the year.”

2015 marks a 20-year journey for the Hamilton Music Awards, Festival and Conference,  part of Hamilton’s JUNO legacy, which began as Hamilton Music Scene, an unofficial JUNO-Fest, when the JUNO’s hit the road and came to Hamilton, in March 1995.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10AM at  www.thisainthollywood.ca/killjoys, Picks and Sticks (located at 140 Locke Street South in Hamilton), Dr. Disc (located at 20 Wilson Street) in Hamilton. 

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For more information, to arrange artist interviews, please send request/credentials via email to:

Jean-Paul Gauthier
September Seventh Entertainment Limited
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Office: (905) 383-4005

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