Hamilton Music Awards

Music Festival 2013

$8 cover for all venues except where noted below or festival wristband (which gets you into all HMA showcases on Nov 15 & 16). Wristbands are $19.50, and can be purchased at Ticket Master, Picks and Sticks, and Dr Disc. 

General Information

General Festival Information

Opening Reception and Registration (Thursday November 14, 2013): Location TBA

The opening reception kicks off the HMA weekend bringing HMA participants including artists, panellists, sponsors, event organizers, dignitaries, event suppliers, industry and media. The opening reception is a highlight of the weekend and a first point of contact for locals and those from out of town.

Festival (Friday November 15, 2013 - Saturday November 16, 2013)

The 2013 Festival will take place over three nights and will feature over 60 musical acts in clubs and theatres throughout downtown Hamilton. The festival attracts music fans and people from all walks of the music industry. Main stage performances will take place at the McIntyre Theatre (Mohawk College). There is free admission to several venues.

The festival is open to local, national and international performers. Past performers include Brian Melo, The Arkells, Lee Harvey Osmond, Steve Strongman, John Ellison, Teenage Head Daniel Lanois, Finger Eleven, Sarah Harmer, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Ian Thomas, Lee Harvey Osmond, Garnet Rogers, jacksoul and hundreds of others.

Thursday


Thursday November 14th

Baltimore House

7:00 PM Opening Reception

Friday


Friday November 15th

McIntyre Performing Arts Centre

RISING STAR SEARCH
FIRST ROUND

Tickets are $15 or festival wristband 

8:00 PM Rising Star Search
8:10PM-8:20PM Ryan Theriault
8:23PM-8:31PM Olivia Mae Graham
8:34PM-8:42PM Abby Rose
8:47PM-8:55PM Jessie Bower
8:58PM-9:06PM Katie Harbour
9:09PM-9:17PM Maybin
9:20PM-9:28PM Izzy Martin
9:31PM-9:39PM Two Peace Extra Spicy
9:42PM-9:50PM From Ash to Ember
9:53PM-10:01PM Allotrope
10:01PM-10:20PM Voting/Special Guest Performance by Dawn and Marra

Bay City Music Hall (Blues Showcase)
festival wristband --$19.50-- or cover charge

12:30AM-1:15AM SMOKE WAGON BLUES BAND
11:30PM-12:15AM Sonny Del-Rio & the 5 Star Revue
10:30PM-11:15PM Harrison Kennedy
9:30PM-10:15PM Andre Bisson

Corktown (Pop/Rock Night)
festival wristband --$19.50--- or cover charge

1-1:45AM Allotrope
12-12:45AM Meme
11-11:45PM Live How You Live
10-10:45PM 1220 Blast

Casbah Lounge (Eclectic/Heavy/Punk Showcase)
festival wristband --$19.50--- or cover charge

1:00AM NOTHING HELPER
12:00AM Gigantusk
11:00PM Gnarly Skull
10:00PM Better Homes for Meaner People

Casbah (Farewell Showcase)
festival wristband --$19.50--- or cover charge

12:30AM-1:30AM SAINT ALVIA (Farewell Show)
11:30PM-12:15PM June & July (Farewell Show)
10:30PM-11:15PM The Ascot Royals
9:45PM-10:15PM Dirty Jeans
9:00PM-9:30PM Pete Van Dyk & the Second Hand Band

The Baltimore House (Celtic/World Showcase)
festival wristband --$19.50--- or cover charge

12:30AM THE SAINTS ARE COMING
11:30PM Steel City Rovers
10:30PM Ruth Sutherland
9:30PM Loril Shannik

Club Absinthe (Metal Showcase)
festival wristband --$19.50--- or cover charge

1:00 AM PARTY CATS
12:00 AM Sleepshaker
11:00 PM Laid To Rest
10:00 PM Men to Wolves

Homegrown Hamilton (Acoustic Showcase)
festival wristband --$19.50--- or cover charge

12:35-1:20AM SHAWN BRUSH
11:35PM-12:20AM Barn Katz
10:35PM-11:20PM Ghosts of Memphis
9:45PM-10:20PM Marcio Novelli
9:00PM-9:30PM Andy Griffiths

This Ain't Hollywood (Female Pop/Rock Night)
festival wristband --$19.50--- or cover charge

1:00AM-1:45AM BUCKSHOT BEBEE & THE SECRET BOYFRIENDS
12:00AM-12:45AM Ginger St James Band
11:00PM-11:45PM Gillian Nicola & the Radio Interference
10:00PM-10:45PM Missy Bauman
9:00PM-9:45PM Molly Babin

Saturday

 
Saturday November 16th

McIntyre Performing Arts Centre

RISING STAR SEARCH
FEATURING TOP FIVE FROM FIRST ROUND

Tickets are $15 or festival wristband 

8PM-8:10PM Host intros judging panel
8:10PM-8:30PM TBA
8:35PM-8:55PM TBA
9:00PM-9:20PM TBA
9:25PM-9:45PM TBA
9:50PM-10:10PM TBA
10:15PM-10:30PM Voting/Special Guest Performance by Missy Bauman
10:30PM-10:40PM Winner Selection

Casbah Lounge (Acoustic Showcase)
festival wristband --$19.50-- or cover charge

12:30AM-1:15AM QUAILS IN THE NEST
11:30PM-12:15AM Matt Paxton
10:30PM-11:15PM Timid, The Brave
9:45PM-10:15PM Sarah Beatty
9:00PM-9:30PM Danielle Beaudin

Casbah (Rock Showcase)
festival wristband --$19.50-- or cover charge

12:30AM-1:15AM RADIO FREE UNIVERSE
11:30PM-12:15PM Sons of Revelry
10:30PM-11:15PM Tommy Gunn
9:45PM-10:15PM Flamingo Bay
9:00PM-9:30PM Dead City Soul Revue

Baltimore House (Female Roots Showcase)
festival wristband --$19.50-- or cover charge

9:45pm – 10:30pm DAWN & MARRA
8:45pm – 9:30pm Tia McGraff
7:45pm-8:30pm The Acoustics
6:45pm-7:30pm Robin Benedict

Club Absinthe (Hip Hop Showcase)
festival wristband --$19.50-- or cover charge

1:00AM HAMILTON HI-CATS
12:00AM Hachey The MouthPEACE
11:00PM Lee Reed
10:00PM D-Toxx
9:00PM The Emsee

Homegrown Hamilton (Pop/Rock Showcase)
festival wristband --$19.50-- or cover charge

1:00AM MONARCH PROJECT
12:00AM The Kents
11:00PM Andreas
10:00PM Two Peace Extra Spicy
9:00PM Weekend Riot Club

This Ain't Hollywood (Rock Showcase)
festival wristband --$19.50-- or cover charge

12:00-1:00AM PUBLIC ANIMAL
11:00PM – 11:45PM Tongue Fu
10:00PM – 10:45PM Loaded Dice

Sunday

 
Sunday November 17th

McIntyre Performing Arts Centre
separate ticket - $35

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6:00 PM Mohawk College Hamilton Music Awards (5PM doors and 6PM show)

TBA

TBA HMA Official After Party

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