Hamilton Music Awards

Music Festival 2016

Friday May 27

Friday May 27, 2016 - Various Venues    

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 Mills Hardware - Alternative/Folk Showcase

10:15pm-11:00pm
The Vaudevillian

9:30pm-10:00pm
Peg & Willy

8:45pm-9:15pm
NLX 

8:00pm-8:30pm
James Hoffman

$10 or HMA wristband | 7pm doors



Baltimore House - Adult Alternative Showcase

7:15pm-8:00pm
Frank Koren

6:30pm-7:00pm
Leapin’ Laszlo

5:45pm-6:15pm
Tony Aquino

5:00pm-5:30pm
Tall People

$10 or HMA wristband | 4pm doors 



This Ain't Hollywood

Speaker Series

 6:00pm-7:00pm
In The Hot Seat Live - Graham Rockingham and Larry LeBlanc 
Interview with Music Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Dallas Harms 

7:00pm-8:00pm
In The Hot Seat Live - Graham Rockingham and Larry LeBlanc
Interview with Industry Lifetime Achievement Recipent: Jim Skarratt 

$30 (Fri & Sat). Free to nominees and festival performers

Opening Reception

8:00pm-10:00pm 


Eclectic Groove Showcase

12:15am-1:00am
Skirt Check

11:30pm-12:00am
Satisfied Customers

10:45pm-11:15pm
Jennifer Budd

10:00pm-10:30pm
Steel City Rovers

$10 or HMA wristband | 9pm doors 

 

Saturday May 28

Saturday May 28, 2016 - Various Venues

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Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up

8:00PM
Theatre Aquarius

Although it has been over 40 years since Bridge Over Troubled Water was recorded, Art Garfunkel's image and signature vocal remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music.  His "beautiful countertenor," as Neil Strauss described Art's voice in The New York Times, is clear and resonant, surely one of the finest instruments in all of popular music, and a time-honored friend to a world of listeners. 
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Gala Awards and Rising Star Search

4:00pm-7pm

Bay City Music Hall

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 Life of Brian Concert 

8:00pm-2:00am

Bay City Music Hall

featuring Sim Bansal & Sleepless (winner of the 2016 Brian Lee Griffith Guitar Bursary)
the Laura Cole Band, Lori Yates and the Conwaytwitterfeed
Jessie O'Brien & Joel Guenther with special guests, 
Sharon Musgrave, Jamie Oakes and Paul Intson, Soul Sistas And The Junction
Hachey the Mouth PEACE and Daimon Miles
Paul Riemens, Mike Birthelmer, Riddim Riders 


 
Homegrown Hamilton - Hip Hop Showcase

8:15pm-8:45pm
Mother Tareka

7:30pm-8:00pm
Hachey the MouthPEACE

6:45pm-7:15pm
L-Spex

6:00pm-6:30pm
Good Apollo 

$10 or HMA wristband | 5pm doors 



Baltimore House - Folk/Roots Showcase

8:15pm-9:00pm
Duane Rutter

7:30pm-8:00pm
Benjamin Dakota Rogers

6:45pm-7:15pm
Gillian Nicola

6:00pm-6:30pm
Will Gillespie

$10 or HMA wristband | 5pm doors 




Club Absinthe - Groove / Instrumental Showcase

1:15am-2:00am
Bryan Sorenson Groove Trio

12:15am-1:00am
Flat 5

11:30pm-12:00am
Torque Hound

10:45pm-11:15pm
Shawn O'Halloran

10:00pm-10:30pm
Strat Andriotis

$10 or HMA wristband | 9pm doors



Spice Factory - Pop Showcase 

12:15am-1:00am
Jace Martin

11:30pm-12:00am
James Alphonse

10:45pm-11:15pm
Bad Reed

10:00pm-10:30pm
Kyle Pacey

$10 or HMA wristband | 9pm doors



Corktown - Pop/Rock Showcase

12:15am-1:00am
Flamingo Bay 

11:30pm-12:00am
Diego Deville

10:45pm-11:15pm
The Retroaction

10:00pm-10:30pm
Island People

$10 or HMA wristband | 9pm doors



This Ain't Hollywood

Nominees Reception 

 12:00pm-1:00pm

Speaker Series

1:00pm-3:00pm
The Journalists: Your Most Important Fans Ever!!

featuring, Ben Rayner (Toronto Star) Graham Rockingham (The Hamilton Spectator)
Lou Molinaro (CFMU), Ric Taylor (CFMU)
Kerry Doole (FYI Music News, Words and Music, Exclaim)
Kristin Archer (I Heart Hamilton, CFMU) and more. 

$30 (Fri & Sat). Free to nominees and festival performers

  Roots/Country Showcase 

12:15am-1:00am
The Hell Bent Rockers

11:30pm-12:00am
Leonard, Burns & Dell 

10:45pm-11:15pm
Mimi Shaw

10:00pm-10:30pm
Melissa Marchese 

$10 or HMA wristband| 9pm doors
 

Sunday May 29

Sunday May 29, 2016 - Various Venues

Hamilton Music Awards

6:00pm

Theatre Aquarius

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 HMA After-Party 

9:00pm

This Ain’t Hollywood 

 

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Theatre Aquarius

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