Published Sep 29, 2009It's not every day that Hamilton, ON hosts an art and music festival, but it does every month apparently. Every second Friday of each month the art galleries, artists and musicians of downtown Hamilton and the surrounding area launch new exhibitions as part of the James Street North Art Crawl, while patrons of the arts from near and far are encouraged to visit and take part in the festivities.
On October 9, James Street North will celebrate the monthly success of Art Crawl by closing down between Cannon and Wilson streets to allow artists and patrons to participate in what has been aptly titled Supercrawl.
The free event will allow Exclaim!-approved acts Ohbijou and the Hidden Cameras to perform block-party style, along with a pile of other groups. The bands will play from 7 to 11 p.m., after which several separate after-parties will begin.
There will be a grand total of four stages (three outdoors and one hosted indoors) that will feature bands from both Hamilton and around the province. Local restaurants will participate by bringing their food to the event, while the Hamilton Food Share will be running a food drive for charity.
Here's a list of all the bands playing the event:
James Street North Main Stage:
James Street North Second Stage:
The Marble Index
Dr. Disc Stage:
Olenka and the Autumn Lovers
& Special Guest TBA
After-parties starting at 11 p.m.:
C + C Music Festival, presented by CFMU and INDI101
at This Ain't Hollywood (James Street North):
Sandman Viper Command
Upper Management/Hidden Pony
at Sonic Unyon building, (22 Wilson Street, 2nd floor studio):
Said The Whale
& More TBA
(This is an RSVP only show - please email [email protected])
Beauty Industries Electronic Stage
at Harvest Moon Restaurant Concert Hall, (80 James St. North, 2nd floor):
New Harbours presents...
at The Cathedral (James Street):