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  • 1:00PM - 1:15PM
    Alan Cross
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    Host of "The Ongoing History of New Music" and Emcee for the Day.
    I’ve always been a geek.  Just ask anyone I went to school with or any the girls I tried to date.
    My obsession with music began at age six when my grand­mother gave me a transistor radio—an old Lloyds—which spawned an all-consuming fascination with things that came over airwaves.  A few years later, my uncle—who moonlighted by servicing jukeboxes—kick started my record collection by dumping a box of old 7-inch singles on me one Sunday afternoon.  I was hooked.

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  • 1:15PM - 1:45PM
    Not By Choice
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    Releasing their critically acclaimed debut album, Maybe One Day, in 2002, Not By Choice found themselves on a wild ride of success that included a win at the Much Music Video Awards, two appearances on Much Music's chart-topping Big Shiny Tunes compilations, and too many miles on the road to count over a 14 month period. In 2005, the band stopped touring after the campaign for 2004's Secondhand Opinions, having had three years of sharing the stage internationally with the likes of Avril Lavigne, Simple Plan, Sum 41, New Found Glory, and many others. Not By Choice reunited in 2017 to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of their first release.

  • 2:20PM - 3:05PM
    Eve 6
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    Eve 6 weren’t even legal drinking age when they were presented with their first platinum record. Life came hard and fast at the members of SoCal pop-punk trio, whose meteoric success in the late ‘90s and early millennium ingrained their anthemic radio hits into the fabric of the lives of a whole generation. Then, it all sort of ended…until now. Reunited and re-energized, the band is returning with new album Speak In Code, eight years after parting ways in 2004. The album heralds not just a return to form for the threesome, but a new chapter in a book that had ended all too abruptly.

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  • 3:25PM - 4:15PM
    Tonic
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    With six top 10 singles, over 4 million records sold, multiple Grammy nominations, platinum albums, hit songs around the world including the #1 most-played rock song of 1998, it is safe to say that Tonic is a musical powerhouse. Merging the raw honesty of rock with their unabashed melodies Tonic have helped usher rock n roll into the new millennium.
    “When we play music together it feels like going home,” explains singer and guitarist Emerson Hart. “Getting together, playing some rock-n-roll: it’s the best feeling in the world.”

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  • 4:40PM - 5:15PM
    Rainbow Butt Monkeys
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    Born - 1994
    Died - 1997

    Returning to the stage for the first time in 22 years!! Playing songs from their album, Letters from Chutney, join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity to relive the songs that made RBM one of the biggest bands to ever come out of Burlington!!

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  • 5:45PM - 6:35PM
    Everclear
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    It’s been 20 years since Everclear released their 1997 multiplatinum smash So Much For The Afterglow, yet the album remains a beloved fan favorite, and continues to inspire new generations of musicians & fans today. Bolstered by the record’s enduring popularity, Everclear are about to embark on a highly anticipated tour celebrating its milestone anniversary, with plans to perform the album front to back, including some tracks the band has never played live.

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  • 7:05PM - 8:00PM
    The All-American Rejects
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    Since the start of their career, alt-rock/power pop titans The All-American Rejects have sold over 10 million albums worldwide and helped define a post-emo sound that was the soundtrack of a decade. With smash hits, "Dirty Little Secret”, “Move Along”, “Swing, Swing” and “It Ends Tonight”, their songs have become an indelible slice of the era. Frontman Tyson Ritter has also added acting to his creative arsenal most recently with credits including Love And Mercy, HBO’s Lewis & Clark, NBC’s Parenthood and Betas. The All-American Rejects finalizing new material to be released in the upcoming months.

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  • 8:20PM - 9:20PM
    Simple Plan
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    Simple Plan, the multi-platinum, Montreal-based band boasts worldwide sales topping 10 million and the band’s most recent release, Get Your Heart On! has reached Platinum status in Canada and spawned international hits with “Jetlag” and “Summer Paradise”. A testament to their outstanding popularity, the band has been voted Favourite Canadian Band an unprecedented five times by viewers of the MuchMusic Video Awards.

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  • 9:45PM - 11:00PM
    Sublime With Rome
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    The wait is over! Sublime With Rome returns long at last with 'Sirens', the effervescent follow up to the band's 2011 debut, 'Yours Truly.' "We had more time, we know each other better now, and we're even better musicians," said Rome Ramirez, who was just 20-years-old when he embarked on this journey. Now 27, the singer, guitarist, and songwriter is truly flourishing. With Sublime bassist and co-founder Eric Wilson anchoring the group, Sublime With Rome are armed with an album that makes a real statement... their statement. Indeed, Sublime With Rome are making their definitive statement with 'Sirens.'

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TD Stage
  • 1:30PM - 2:00PM
    Leaving Thomas
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    Infectious energy, raw honesty, and musical freshness are three things you immediately note about Leaving Thomas (MDM Recordings Inc./Universal Music Canada), a Calgary based contemporary pop duo. Comprised of singers/songwriters (and best friends!) Annika Odegard and Bryton Udy, Leaving Thomas’ dedication to the genre lies in their strong song writing, emotional performances, and energetic spirit. Their inspiration is fueled by many streams - musically, Leaving Thomas draws from a large range of fellow artists and personal favourites. Lyrically, they let their personal experiences guide their stories. Shares Odegard: “It’s always a very organic, natural process when we write together, and each song is close to our hearts”.

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  • 2:15PM - 3:00PM
    Cold Creek County
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    The Ontario band’s signature multi-part vocal harmonies are bigger and more upfront nowadays. The feel-good party songs from the band’s Till the Wheels Come Off (2015) debut have also given way to a warm and more reflective look at the people and places around them for their new EP. “The harmonies immediately jumped up to the next level and the potential of what we can do now is amazing,” says Josh Lester of the band’s live show. It’s the sort of music that comes naturally for a band that rehearses in a converted barn. Very consistent with the band’s small town/country worldview and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

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  • 3:15PM - 4:00PM
    Madeline Merlo
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    Hailing from Maple Ridge, BC, Madeline Merlo is a CCMA Award and two-time BCCMA Award winning artist, with four Top 15 singles under her belt. Just weeks after a recent move to Nashville, Merlo landed on US Weekly’s List of best-dressed artists at the Country Music Awards. She is currently collaborating with some of the biggest names in country on new music, continuing to live up to Spotify’s prediction that she will be one of the biggest rising stars to watch.  

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  • 4:15PM - 5:00PM
    Emerson Drive
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    For well over a decade, Emerson Drive has been a staple in the country music community, known for being a band to crank out the hits, deliver electrifying stage shows and wow audiences all across North America. During their evolving career, the Canadian band has scored numerous hits such as “I Should Be Sleeping,” “Fall Into Me,” “Last One Standing” and their emotional, chart-topping ballad, “Moments.”

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  • 5:30PM - 6:30PM
    Chad Brownlee
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    An award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist and former NHL draft pick, country music artist Chad Brownlee is by definition a renaissance man. With over a billion radio impressions to date, his singles have rapidly climbed the country music charts. Most recently, he garnered a highly coveted 2017 JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year, earned GOLD certification for his single “I Hate You For It”, celebrated his first #1 video at CMT and achieved his third consecutive top 10 hit with the single, "Somethin’ We Shouldn't Do".

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  • 7:00PM - 8:00PM
    Lee Brice
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    When you dig into Lee Brice, with its thick grooves, the squalling guitars, the tumbling drums, sheets of steamy B-3 organ and wide open vocals, the two time CMA/ACM/Grammy Song of the Year nominee takes listeners to church, school, home and out on a Saturday night. “There’s a lot of blues from the Mississippi River down from Memphis and all the way up to Chicago,” he begins: “South Carolina and the Southeast have their own thing, – beyond all the church music I was raised with”. “To me, if I want people to know who I am and understand my music, this is the place to start.”

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  • 8:15PM - 9:30PM
    Kip Moore
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    Kip Moore often lies awake in bed at night. Melodies and lyrics swirl through his head. Sometimes they’ll dissipate as seamlessly as they first arrived. Other times, the singer-songwriter can do nothing but begin singing them aloud. It frees his ever-churning mind. It allows him to continually discover his own voice. It grounds him. Most importantly, for a man prone to bouts of self-doubt, it reassures Moore that his path is a righteous one. “I have a complete sense of calm right now,” the singer-songwriter says. “During this whole journey, as down as I’ve gotten at times, I’ve done this thing my way. I don’t have any regrets. I’m always looking ahead.”

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Emma's Back Porch
Emma's Back Porch
  • 9:30PM - 10:30PM
    Small Town Justice
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    Small Town Justice is a Hamilton-based cover band. We play energetic rock & roll from the 60s to today, with an emphasis on classic rock.
    *CONGRATULATIONS to Small Town Justice AKA The Castor Troys for being a finalist in the 2018 97.7 HTZ FM Rocksearch competition!

  • 10:30PM - 11:30PM
    Fool's Union
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    The four members of Fool’s Union have spent a lot of time on the stage. Neoprene, Mississippi Kings, City and The Sea, it doesn’t matter what the name was. For Nick Cino and Dave Marini, 2017 marked their 18th year of playing music together, and throughout it all they’ve had one mission: write awesome catchy ass rock songs with loud guitars, big drums, and soaring vocals. Growing up on 90’s rock, Fool’s Union aren’t afraid to turn up the guitars a little more, belt the vocals out a little louder, and leave everyone with their ears ringing in the best way possible.

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Joe Dog's
Joe Dog's
  • 8:00PM - 8:30PM
    Over the Counter
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    “Over The Counter”, also known as OTC, is an alternative rock band from Burlington, ON that plays covers and are looking into incorporating some original music. The band is made up of four talented musicians: Ethan Petch (bass, keys, vocals), Ryan Clare (drums), Sam Harris (guitar, keys) and Keegan Tripp (guitar and bass). The members of the band met in school over the span of three years and all bond over most of the same music genres. They have recently won third place in the Burlington’s YMCA Band Battle and look forward to playing Burlington’s Sound Of Music: Club Series and any new shows to come.

  • 8:30PM - 9:00PM
    Stonehenge
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    Stonehenge is a local band from Ancaster, Ontario. A young band from the Avalon Music Academy, they have a passion for music and a drive to learn from an eclectic mix of classic and rock styles. As budding artists, they currently play covers from a variety genres including Led Zeppelin, Rush, Stevie Wonder, Arctic Monkeys, Jimmy Eat World and Peter Gabriel.
    Stonehenge has had the opportunity to play at Ancaster Heritage Days – Teen Scene, The Lazy Flamingo and at the YMCA’s Band Battle competition in Hamilton.

  • 9:00PM - 9:30PM
    The Rest of Us
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    “The Rest of Us” is a rock band from Burlington, ON that plays both covers and original music. The band is composed of four talented high-school musicians: Zhen Sun (drums), Miguel-Angel Loyo-Labastida (bass), Tim Maguire (guitar, keys and vocals) and Marie-Carmen Loyo-Labastida (guitar and vocals). The members of the band met in 2017 and quickly bonded over their passion for music. They have won third and second places in Burlington’s Battle of the Bands and have performed at numerous events, including Burlington’s Sound Of Music: Club Series, Oakville’s Songs of Summer Festival and Mississauga’s Bread and Honey Festival. They plan to release their first EP this summer.

  • 9:30PM - 10:00PM
    Undefined
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    We are 5 musicians from Ancaster High School who have a strong passion for music. We met at our school Coffee House where we put our talents together into who we are today. Our name comes from the variety of music that we bring to the table, whether it’s 80’s Rock or Modern Alternative, we play it all. Singer Maka Goredema has been singing all her life and loves 80’s music. Bassist Ethan Coleman has been interested in music his whole life and has a passion for Classic Rock. Drummer Ryan Park-Lopes uses his rhythmic abilities to liven up our songs. On keys, Jeremy Ippolito uses his musical experience to add another dimension to our sound. Finally, Guitarist Brendan Reynolds has been playing guitar from a young age and brings a distinct southern style into the band. We love putting on a good show, and together we are Undefined.

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The Black Bull
The Black Bull
  • 9:00PM - 9:30PM
    Tim Park
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    Tim has been singing and playing music since he was 10 and is still as happy doing it now as he was then. He has had the pleasure of playing with some amazing musicians and the connections he has had with them over the years will last a lifetime.
    "Come out and see me sometime and I hope you take away even a small slice of the joy I feel playing music for you."

  • 10:00PM - 11:00PM
    Steve Sinnicks
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    Steve “S.G.” Sinnicks began playing drums at 11 and at 15 began to play the pubs with everyone from local artists to Canadian legend Stompin’ Tom Connors. While he still occasionally fills in on the skins, he is now known across Canada and in the U.S. as singer and songwriter in the vein of Nick Lowe, Billy Bragg or John K Sampson with a folkie background and a history of dissent.

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The Coop
The Coop
  • 9:00PM - 9:30PM
    Dark Scarlett
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    Dark Scarlett is a rock & classic rock cover band that has been rocking Southern Ontario since 2016. We cover a range of artists such as Led Zeppelin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Oasis, Heart, AC/DC (to name but a few). Plus songs that have been "Dark Scarlettized" – great songs played or combined in unique ways to surprise and inspire our audiences.

  • 10:00PM - 11:00PM
    Black Collar Union
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    Founded on blood, sweat, & brotherhood, Black Collar Union is a riff heavy, hard rock trio out of Hamilton, ON, Canada.

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5 West
5 West
  • 10:00PM - 11:00PM
    Oh Geronimo
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    Oh Geronimo’s new record, The Sled, traverses the peaks and valleys of companionship, ego, self-perception, and explores what happens when they collide. The release of this record will mark a year since half of our band put down their torches. Often times the universe begs us to throw in the towel, but we’re fighters. We will never extinguish the fire.

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Emma's Back Porch
Emma's Back Porch
  • 9:30PM - 10:30PM
    The Good Goddamns
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    Based in Southern Ontario, The Good Goddamns we're born to the Canadian working class and subject to all it taught. Shaped by classic and southern rock acts, The Good Goddamns add their own modern flair and aim to live up to their name every time they play.
    *CONGRATULATIONS to The Good Goddamns for being a finalist in the 2018 97.7 HTZ FM Rocksearch competition!

  • 10:30PM - 11:30PM
    Zero Fire
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    Zero Fire is a band whose music strives to combine hard-hitting riffs with soaring vocal melodies, all wrapped up in a package where feel, groove and flow are paramount. Born from a collaboration between singer/guitarist Graham King and drummer Erik Thorkildsen, this band conjures up a hard rock sound reminiscent of the 90s and 2000s, yet still has a style all its own.

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Joe Dog's
Joe Dog's
  • 9:00PM - 9:30PM
    Tall People
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    On a planet of giants in a galaxy unknown to earthlings, there lived a man who was known as the shortest known individual this planet has ever came across, which lead to becoming an outcast, so after much research into other planets, there lied a planet called earth, which was where he felt he would fit in the most, so he silently said goodbye to his planet of giants, and made his way to earth. He had much to prove, and loved the sound of music, so he quickly learned his way around a wooden instrument known as the guitar, learned to sing from the windy air while walking the earth to his destination in Canada, and then as someone who was never pushed to become someone, he jumped right into the music industry and took on many jobs that helped other musicians get where they needed to be.

  • 10:00PM - 11:00PM
    James Hoffman
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    Born and raised in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and now calling Ontario, Canada’s Greenbelt home. James is the father of three and husband of one, who writes powerful folk tunes, bringing his listeners into his experience with vivid imagery and a gentle yet strong voice.  The latest release of James Hoffman is a Christmas EP entitled Advent. He also has has two full-length albums and over 500,000 plays on Spotify.

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Pepperwood
Pepperwood
  • 9:00PM - 9:30PM
    Loud English
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    It was a hot day. Two cold glasses of lemonade beaded with condensation, echoing the dew forming on the foreheads of two Hamilton musicians. They’d gathered to write a song, but what they didn’t know, is that they were embarking on much greater journey. Shawna Picard and Lauren Campbell formed Loud English out of the desire to step outside of their comfort zones, challenge themselves, and use their creativity to connect with others. What began as a fun pastime, quickly grew into a force, as the pair amassed a collection of songs, with accompanying videos, to share with their friends and family on social media. Praise rolled in for their diverse lyrics, and unique use of time signatures. They were onto something. Peppering their originality with flavourings of classic rock, blues, and soul, Loud English create music that you won’t hear on the radio - and that’s a good thing. It’s refreshing, like a cold glass of lemonade.

  • 10:00PM - 11:00PM
    Chris Chambers
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    Chris Chambers is a veteran musician and songwriter, having performed for over 20 years. As a solo artist, Chambers has released two independent records and toured throughout Canada and Europe including regular appearances in Toronto and Montreal, along with dates in New York, California and Austin Texas.
    Chris also draws cartoons and loves speaking in the third person.
    One time he hugged James Burton.

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SB Prime
SB Prime
  • 7:00PM - 8:00PM
    Skylarr Nova
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    Skylarr Nova is a twenty-four year old acoustic musician and tattoo artist in Hamilton. Since they were four years old, they've been performing songs ranging from Elton John, Amy Winehouse, Blue Rodeo, Three Days Grace, etc. (mostly to small crowds or in the bathroom).
    Over the past two years, they've been playing at fam jams, house shows, and local events in Guelph and Bolton. After teaching themselves to play guitar and sing, they've found growth, connection, and made a family within music, and are grateful for the opportunities that have come with finding their voice.

  • 8:00PM - 9:00PM
    Hayley Verrall
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    Hayley Verrall is a singer/songwriter from Burlington primarily influenced by country classics like Patsy Cline, as well as newer country artists.  Being a versatile singer and performer, however, Hayley regularly performs music from several different genres during her shows.

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The Black Bull
The Black Bull
  • 9:00PM - 9:30PM
    Carm Milioto
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    Carm has built his musical roots as a singer-songwriter and producer here in Hamilton, Ontario.
    Carm has shared the stage with Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Sheepdogs, 54-40, The Arkells, USS, Organ Thieves, Crash Karma, Brian Byrne, Chubby Checker, Monster Truck and more. Collectively Carm and his bands have won 4 Hamilton Music Awards and were nominated for "Rock Record of the Year" 5 separate years. In 2010, his writing for the song "one life" won "The John Lennon's 70th Birthday from over 10,000 entries worldwide.

  • 10:00PM - 11:00PM
    Dover Lynn Fox
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    Dover Lynn Fox ’s  alternative music is story-driven and is very much shaped by her love for gothic literature. The smoky voiced 19 year old has created  a world where the eerie and the enchanted converge with the pure and natural.  Her songwriting is heavily shaped by her love for nature and long drives on lonely back roads.

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The Dickens
The Dickens
  • 9:00PM - 9:30PM
    King Park
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    King Park is Timon Moolman (rhythm guitar, lead vocals), Tristan Persaud (lead guitar, backing vocals), Ty Heemskerk (bass, backing vocals) and Daniel Jamaquio (percussion). Formed in a tiny basement in September of 2011, this group of long-time friends, centered in Hamilton ON, has recently solidified their identity as King Park and offer a fresh take on the alternative rock and post-hardcore genres.
    *CONGRATULATIONS to King Park for being a finalist in the 2018 97.7 HTZ FM Rocksearch competition!

  • 10:00PM - 11:00PM
    Holy Smokes
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    Looking for something a little different? You may have found it. Holy Smokes has begun it’s journey and would love for you to come along for the ride. We released our first EP in August 2017 with 5 tracks we felt would give you a little taste of where we come from and an inkling of where we are going. Add us on your social networks and share us with your friends as we plan on having a blast getting where we are going.

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The Queen's Head
The Queen's Head
  • 9:00PM - 9:30PM
    Brad & Mike
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    Mike Olivieri and Brad Sumak are Burlington musicians who’ve been active for 20 years. Despite having both been in successful bands over the years, the two had never played music together until this past year. Just two acoustic guitars, and two voices playing all your favourite songs from Green Day to Whitney Houston.

  • 10:00PM - 11:00PM
    Samantha Lafontaine
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    Samantha Lafontaine is a 26 year old country music singer/songwriter from Hamilton, ON. Her love of music began at a very young age, and singing was always a passion. Songwriting for Samantha comes from a very raw and real space. She picked up a guitar in July 2014 and hasn't put it down since. At the time, it was meant to be an outlet for tragedy. Little did she know, writing country music would come naturally to her. She has been showcasing her music at various venues across southern Ontario, and in south Florida.

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5 West
5 West
  • 9:00PM - 9:30PM
    Cory Cruise
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    Cory Cruise is a captivating singer/songwriter who got his start after discovering his late father's guitar, tucked away in a closet, at a young age. Recently, Cory received Male Vocalist of the year as well as Adult Contemporary artist of the year to add to his collection of achievements & awards. This year promises to be another exciting year for Cory as he is making a name for himself in country music with his song Always Be My Girl.

  • 10:00PM - 11:00PM
    Deeps
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    Steve “Deeps” De Piante is a Roots/Adult Contemporary songwriter and performer from Hamilton Ontario. As a young artist Deeps was part of the group Alice that played on Woodstock '99 emerging artist stage, he also contributed music to an award winning theatre production called Shivaree for the Guelph Little Theatre in 2005 and is set to be broadcast on Hamilton's Cable 14 in the fall that compiles live footage from the West End Pub and Grant Avenue Studio.

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Emma's Back Porch
Emma's Back Porch
  • 9:30PM - 10:30PM
    Sarah Beatty
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    With a voice that skips and soars, Hamilton, ON based Sarah Beatty is one hard artist to pin down. Writing and singing about life along white pine northern shorelines and post-industrial gentrifying geographies, this is no flash in the pan, pomp-and-circumstance-snake-oil-side-show experience. Consumable by firelight, hers is a show and tell for the perpetually curious and equally incredulous.

  • 10:30PM - 11:30PM
    Wax Mannequin
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    Wax Mannequin (Christopher Adeney) has honed his weird, folk-punk anthems over years of travel and tribulation. His songs are dark and thoughtful at times, pounding and ridiculous at others…or all of these things at once. Songsmith, performance-art provocateur and self-sabotologist, Wax Mannequin continues indefinitely to carve a deep, indelible groove across the face the modern music underground. He prepares to release his 7th full-length record -- Have A New Name -- a captivating collection of surreal folk and experimental pop songs.

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Pepperwood
Pepperwood
  • 9:00PM - 11:00PM
    Mohawk College Quartet
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    Mohawk College Quartet is a collaborative mix of faculty and students coming together for a memorable evening performance. Pat Collins is on Bass, Rob Fekete - Piano, Nicholas Rhodes - Guitar and Kurtis Vandervie - Drums.

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SB Prime
SB Prime
  • 7:00PM - 8:00PM
    Pat Maloney
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    Pat Maloney is a Canadian songwriter, a storyteller, and a serious whistler. He’s a concerned citizen, with a busted acoustic guitar and a fake bass drum. He’s a too-tall, Ottawa ex-pat, singing songs as meaningful as he can muster, with a healthy, self-defaming sense of humor.
    Pat is an award-winning favorite in the Canadian campus market.
    Audiences are dazzled by Pat Maloney’s natural candor on stage. The ad-lib banter comes across like a comedy show, while his brand of quirky folk music doesn’t hesitate to explore the lesser-spoken meaning of things. He sings with refreshing purpose, in a rich baritone.

  • 8:00PM - 9:00PM
    Kristi Pecaj
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    Kristi Pecaj, was born in Shkoder, Albania in 1997. He started playing the violin when he was 6 years old. Kristi had his first concert when he was 7 years old. He has performed at a large number of concerts throughout Albania, Serbia, Kosovo, Italy, and Switzerland. Kristi won the golden award for the Balkan Violin competition when he was only 9. In 2017 he made his first violin video clip and from that point on his popularity has risen. He appeared in every news channel in Albania and from there has become the success he is today.

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The Dickens
The Dickens
  • 9:00PM - 9:30PM
    Kill No Albatross
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    For Burlington-based rock band Kill No Albatross, their new EP "Speak True Evil" is a definitive statement. The record is at once dynamic and cohesive, blending the accessibility of rock, the technicality of prog, and the energy of hardcore through intelligent songwriting, creative guitar work, and emotional intensity.
    *CONGRATULATIONS to Kill No Albatross for being a finalist in the 2018 97.7 HTZ FM Rocksearch competition!

  • 10:00PM - 11:00PM
    The Maysides
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    The Maysides explode on stage, entertaining their crowds with unique, high-energy, hard-hitting performances. Their sets are filled with onstage antics and sing-along anthems that leave audiences wanting to party hard!
    The band have earned themselves two Niagara Music Awards for “Punk Artist of the Year” and “New Artist of the Year.” They have been featured on 97.7’s “Bands on the Verge” and Y108 Rocks.

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The Queen's Head
The Queen's Head
  • 9:00PM - 9:30PM
    Bianca Bernardi
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    A native of Burlington, Ontario, singer-songwriter Bianca Bernardi released her debut self-titled EP in the summer of 2014 for which she received two Hamilton Music Award nominations. You can find her playing all around the GTA by night or in a local coffee shop with a notebook and pen in hand by day. 

  • 10:00PM - 11:00PM
    Adrian Fidanza
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    Adrian Fidanza, from Hamilton, ON, is a local performer, singer, songwriter and, co-owner of Studio410.
    First learned his passion for music at the age of 7 when he received a guitar as a gift from his grandfather. From then on grew the passion of singing, song writing and, performing live.

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Wendel Clark's
Wendel Clark's
  • 9:00PM - 9:30PM
    Charissa
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    Charissa is a singer/songwriter from Burlington, Ontario. She has performed on a variety of stages, delivering a distinctive sound well beyond her years. Her rich, powerful vocals and heartfelt lyrics command your attention every time she steps up to a microphone.  Charissa is currently writing and recording for her first solo project, a unique country soulful blend, revealing musical influences spanning across genres. 

  • 10:00PM - 11:00PM
    Rich Cloke
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    Rich's music has been shared around the globe thanks to over 45,000 fans on social media. In addition to performing showcases at the CCMA's in 2016/2017, Rich performed at several Ontario festivals such as Burlington Sound of Music Festival, Festival of Friends, Canal Days, & Burlington Ribfest sharing the stage with River Town Saints, Small Town Pistols, Jess Moskaluke, & Eric Ethridge. Rich is preparing to release is sophomore record in the summer of 2018.

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Emma's Back Porch
Emma's Back Porch
  • 9:00PM - 11:00PM
    Jacob Moon
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    Every artist starts out with heroes. But not every artist gets asked by their heroes to join them, as artists, on their stage. It's a compliment that Jacob Moon keeps receiving from the musicians who have inspired him since he started as a singer-songwriter out in Hamilton, Ontario. Artists like Rush, Marillion, Gordon Lightfoot have taken a shine to Moon's renditions of their songs and have lavished him praise and a spotlight that has gained him international attention. It is these inventive covers that draws the fans in, but it's Moon's original material and his compelling live show that make them pull up a chair.

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The Coop
The Coop
  • 9:00PM - 9:30PM
    Easy Lemon
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    Easy Lemon is a Hamilton-based, alternative funk and soul band known for their eclectic sound, quirky stage banter, and captivating performances. Featuring Jake Franiczek on guitar, Matthew Pullicino on drums, and Olivia Brown on bass/vocals, the band draws inspiration from diverse musical sources including Erykah Badu, The Meters, Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holiday, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Since May 2017, the three friends have played dozens of shows around Hamilton and Southern Ontario. They have also been collaborating with Hamilton-based MC Mother Tareka and can be heard backing him up at various festivals and events. Easy Lemon is currently putting together new material to perform and record. Their first live-off-the-floor EP "Whose Fault Is That" is now available for streaming and purchase at Bandcamp

  • 10:00PM - 11:00PM
    James Blonde
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    James Blonde is a Canadian alt rock band made up of three lead singers and multi-instrumentalists Neil Carson, Phil Taylor and Steph Mercier. The band crafts their own unique blend of pop and hook infused indie-rock that has become synonymous with their identity, a united and individualistic sound that required its own name: James Blonde. This trio emerged out of the ashes of their predecessor (Xprime), having toured the country and performed at major festivals like Osheaga, Edgefest and Canadian Music Week to become the live powerhouse they are now.

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Wendel Clark's
Wendel Clark's
  • 9:00PM - 11:00PM
    Alfie Smith
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    “Hamilton is blessed with a wealth of great blues guitarists. None is better than Alfie Smith when it comes to the acoustic slide and he’s got a voice to match.” ~Graham Rockingham The Spec.

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TD Stage
TD Stage
  • 7:00PM - 7:30PM
    Blackie Jackett Jr
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    Blackie Jackett Jr. was born in the back of a tour bus and grew up in bars, hotel rooms and truck stops. He was born in the drunken minds of Finger Eleven guitarists James Black and Rick Jackett as they traveled around the continent. Their repertoire of upbeat, drunken train wreck sing-alongs were written on the road, but it wasn’t until the duo went home to Toronto that the songs really came alive.

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  • 8:15PM - 9:15PM
    Ashley MacIsaac
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    One of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time, having sold in excess of 500,000 albums, Ashley has garnered international acclaim by playing the fiddle in that hard-nosed, traditional Cape-Breton style, while adding his own spin, mixing genres and updating Celtic music to appeal to a broader spectrum of fans. Considered something of a local legend and prodigy by the time of his impressive 1992 debut Close To The Floor, Ashley broke through to the mainstream with the double-platinum genre-bending Hi, How Are You Today?

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  • 9:45PM - 11:00PM
    Busty and the Bass
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    Busty’s natural chemistry and high-energy live show have made them an instant favourite with audiences around the world. Whether it’s your first Busty experience, or you know every time the cowbell comes in - you’re gonna dance.

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OLG Stage
OLG Stage
  • 7:00PM - 11:00PM
    Legends of the Past
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    Get ready to sit back and enjoy a true tribute night to the Legends of the Past.  The Tribute acts of Tom Petty, John Lennon, Joe Cocker, David Bowie, Roy Orbison and Prince will let you relive the magic of these incredible performers!

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TD Stage
TD Stage
  • 1:00PM - 1:45PM
    Elton Rohn
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    Elton Rohn is thrilling audiences across Canada and the USA. As Elton Rohn, Ron Camilleri’s ability to transform into Elton John is uncanny. Audiences are amazed. It’s like seeing a 1970’s Elton John concert. Select shows now include a string quartet. Every note is played live, no tracks. And the band features full four part harmony. The band has headlined over 250 shows including festivals across Canada and the USA, including major markets. They’ve played Las Vegas where they were the only Elton John tribute asked to play the Elton John convention. Dozens of testimonials, videos and more info on the website.

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  • 2:00PM - 2:45PM
    Neil Diamond tribute
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    Enjoy the Sound of Music Silver Series tribute to Neil Diamond.

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  • 3:15PM - 4:00PM
    Elton Rohn
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    Elton Rohn is thrilling audiences across Canada and the USA. As Elton Rohn, Ron Camilleri’s ability to transform into Elton John is uncanny. Audiences are amazed. It’s like seeing a 1970’s Elton John concert. Select shows now include a string quartet. Every note is played live, no tracks. And the band features full four part harmony. The band has headlined over 250 shows including festivals across Canada and the USA, including major markets. They’ve played Las Vegas where they were the only Elton John tribute asked to play the Elton John convention. Dozens of testimonials, videos and more info on the website.

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  • 7:00PM - 7:30PM
    Cleopatrick
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    Cleopatrick is a heavy alt-rock duo from the tiny town of Cobourg, Ontario - yup, the ‘c’ is lowercase. Best friends since kindergarten, frontman Luke Gruntz and drummer Ian Fraser have an enviable connection that translates into a powerfully unified expression of sound. With a bastardized bass amp and split signal, Gruntz simultaneously commands the range of bass and guitar topped with provocative blues grooves and take-down breakdowns.

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  • 8:00PM - 9:00PM
    Born Ruffians
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    Delivering a playful variety of indie rock that weaves shifting guitar patterns though spare, hooky melodies and sweet but snarky vocals, Born Ruffians are a band that was formed in Midland, Ontario, Canada in 2002 by guitarist and singer Luke LaLonde, his cousin Mitch DeRosier on bass and vocals, and drummer Steve Hamelin. The trio earned a reputation on the Toronto club circuit for their witty songs and lively stage show. They are a clever and tuneful Canadian indie rock band that fuses hooky guitar jangle with moody, folk-influenced melodies.

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  • 9:30PM - 11:00PM
    Tokyo Police Club
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    In January 2017, Tokyo Police Club embarked on a triumphant tour to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their acclaimed debut EP, A Lesson In Crime. It was the cherry on top of a decade that saw the Toronto quartet drive three vans into the ground while touring with the likes of Weezer and Foster The People, gracing the stage of virtually every major festival in North America and Europe, and playing countless, ecstatically received sets in venues of every size and description. Guitarist Josh Hook sums it up best when he says, “you do anything for long enough and it starts to feel hard to get excited. But I think we’re more excited now than we’ve ever been.”

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OLG Stage
OLG Stage
  • 7:00PM - 7:30PM
    Shananigans
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    Always energetic and entertaining, Shananigans are considered a crowd pleasing Canadian East Coast band with a sound for all ages! Based in Kitchener, Ontario, it's current members originate from Ireland, Scotland, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, giving them an amazing and diverse Maritime sound that's been wowing crowds large and small from every age and demographic from 5 to 105! Since 2008, the Shananigans brand of high energy family friendly entertainment has been in high demand, performing at some of the areas biggest venues and largest festivals. Known for their traditional sound with pleasing vocals and soothing harmonies, Shananigans still maintain just the right amount of punch!

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  • 8:00PM - 9:00PM
    The Once
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    The story of The Once is one of growth, propelled by the rare chemistry that comes from a decade of writing and touring together. Their sons have been place in international film and television, they have YouTube videos with millions of hits, and there’s a trail of trophy nominations and wins from the East Coast Music Awards, the Canadian Folk Awards and the JUNO Awards in their wake. Since first hitting the road in 2009, The Once has earned on of the most loyal followings in the country. Ask their fans why they love the band and watch their eyes widen as the words flow.

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  • 9:30PM - 11:00PM
    Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy
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    The entertainment world is filled with extraordinary stories. But few match the beguiling true-life tale of Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Canada’s reigning couple of Celtic music. Indeed, when two of the planet’s very best fiddle players married in 2002, the proverbial mantelpiece was instantly crammed with JUNO and East Coast Music Awards. Their first recorded collaboration, 2015’s Bob Ezrin-produced album One, which was followed by 2016’s A Celtic Family Christmas confirmed MacMaster and Leahy were as dynamic working together as they were working apart.

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Cogeco Stage
Cogeco Stage
  • 7:00PM - 7:30PM
    Wooly Mantis
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    They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this psychedelic rock band Wooly Mantis. Composed of a group of inspirational musicians and skillful performers known for their timeless song writing and exceptional musicianship, they are marked as the next great Canadian band to watch. Members Daniel, Matt, James and Dave have been playing music since they were young and each opted to study music at Mohawk College. It was there they were introduced and started to collaborate as songwriters. Wooly Mantis continues to grow their fan base all while remaining completely independent.

  • 8:00PM - 9:00PM
    The Commissionaires
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    The Commissionaires are a new soul-roots-gospel outfit formed by indie singer- songwriter Jacob Moon and Joel Parisien. Their debut record, entitled Shelter Me is an 8-song sonic journey with themes of justice and overtones of the soul's struggle for redemption. Crafted as a remedy for these turbulent times, Shelter Me features a combination of traditional gospel numbers and new arrangements of songs written by artists like Ben Harper, Stevie Wonder and Buddy Miller. 'None of Us Are Free' was featured by CBC Radio One as Song of the Week. He has shared the stage with Gordon Lightfoot, Ron Sexsmith and this year he recorded a song that will appears on Rush's 2112 40th Anniversary Reissue.

  • 9:30PM - 11:00PM
    Jack de Keyzer
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    Jack de Keyzer and his 6-piece band return in 2018 with the brand new release Checkmate. One of Canada’s most awarded and in demand blues guitarists, Jack is an exciting live performer, soulful vocalist and world class song writer. Much celebrated, de Keyzer has won a Juno twice and the Maple Blues award 7 times. Always touring with an incredible band of top musicians, this is a must see show for fans of high energy blues guitar and lovers of blues, rock and soul music. De Keyzer is Canada’s King of the Blues.

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Pier Stage
Pier Stage
  • 4:30PM - 5:00PM
    Subourbon Street
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    Bringing "New Orleans" Jazz to Ontario, Subourbon Street is making a name for itself as one of the few bands in this area to offer the energetic and authentic instrumentation of the world-renowned style often referred to as "Dixieland". The members have a passion to keep traditional jazz music alive and thriving. Subourbon Street has enjoyed entertaining audiences since 2005.

  • 5:15PM - 5:45PM
    The Killin' Time Band
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    The Killin' Time Band have been bringing the party for over a decade. Affectionately referred to as “Canada's Best Party Band” by their loyal fans they have played thousands of shows at some of the countries finest venues, festivals and events. Combining Rock, Reggae, Funk & Country with amazing vocals, harmonies and musicianship KTB bring an electric performance no matter the size of the stage.
    Band Photo Credit: Ivan Sorenson

  • 6:00PM - 6:30PM
    Outbreak: Band
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    Outbreak is a local band from Burlington, Ontario. The young band consists of students from Nelson High school, and each have a passion for music. The band primarily plays covers from a variety of alternative and rock bands such as Foo Fighters, Young the Giant, Cage the Elephant, Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. They pay homage to the bands while incorporating their own stylistic changes to the songs. The band has now started to add original music to their repertoire written by various members of the band.

  • 7:00PM - 8:30PM
    Canadian Original Live Music Series
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    Aimed at developing local musicians, the Canadian Original Live Music Series is a growing opportunity for our music community, taking place monthly at the Boston Manor.

    Each month, on Sundays, the Canadian Original Live Music Series welcomes all musicians wanting to gain professional experience, even at a young age

  • 9:00PM - 9:30PM
    Club Series Fan Favourite
  • 9:45PM - 10:30PM
    Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
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    Up-and-coming Canadian duo Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine will surprise you with their candour and depth of intention to their art. Comprised of instrumentalist/composer Elijah Woods and lyricist/vocalist Jamie Fine, EWxJF is a delicate marriage of exploratory musical styles and masterful emotional play. The duo has meant to breach the boundaries of every genre out there - with hints that there'll be dancehall, hip-hop, jazz influences that consistently shake up the tune. What will remain will continue to be a vision that deviates from the mainstream in a bid to "make people feel real" as they listen and expose their vulnerabilities - even those they didn't know that they had.

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Maria St. Pod
Maria St. Pod
  • 6:45PM - 7:30PM
    Glass Cactus
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    Glass Cactus is an indie-punk band based out of Toronto, Ontario comprised of Kabir Malik (drums), Aidan Fine (guitar/lead vocals), Kai DeDonato (keyboard/vocals), David Zimmer (lead guitar/vocals), and Ezra Sherman (bass/vocals). Formed in 2013, the group has played at several venues across the Greater Toronto Area, including performances at Lee’s Palace, Nathan Phillips Square, The Rivoli, and Sneaky Dee’s. Drawing influence from the likes of blink-182, The Wombats, PUP, and twenty-one pilots, Glass Cactus delivers a dynamic, engaging, and energetic live show. They released their debut album “This Morning Would Suck(s) Without You” in December 2016, and are currently working on a follow up EP with producer Nixon Boyd of Hollerado.

  • 8:00PM - 8:45PM
    Glass Cactus
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    Glass Cactus is an indie-punk band based out of Toronto, Ontario comprised of Kabir Malik (drums), Aidan Fine (guitar/lead vocals), Kai DeDonato (keyboard/vocals), David Zimmer (lead guitar/vocals), and Ezra Sherman (bass/vocals). Formed in 2013, the group has played at several venues across the Greater Toronto Area, including performances at Lee’s Palace, Nathan Phillips Square, The Rivoli, and Sneaky Dee’s. Drawing influence from the likes of blink-182, The Wombats, PUP, and twenty-one pilots, Glass Cactus delivers a dynamic, engaging, and energetic live show. They released their debut album “This Morning Would Suck(s) Without You” in December 2016, and are currently working on a follow up EP with producer Nixon Boyd of Hollerado.

  • 9:15PM - 10:00PM
    Glass Cactus
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    Glass Cactus is an indie-punk band based out of Toronto, Ontario comprised of Kabir Malik (drums), Aidan Fine (guitar/lead vocals), Kai DeDonato (keyboard/vocals), David Zimmer (lead guitar/vocals), and Ezra Sherman (bass/vocals). Formed in 2013, the group has played at several venues across the Greater Toronto Area, including performances at Lee’s Palace, Nathan Phillips Square, The Rivoli, and Sneaky Dee’s. Drawing influence from the likes of blink-182, The Wombats, PUP, and twenty-one pilots, Glass Cactus delivers a dynamic, engaging, and energetic live show. They released their debut album “This Morning Would Suck(s) Without You” in December 2016, and are currently working on a follow up EP with producer Nixon Boyd of Hollerado.

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Ontario St. Pod
Ontario St. Pod
  • 7:00PM - 7:45PM
    Skaface
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    SKAFACE was formed in the Fall of 1988 and are, Lynne Scott (lead vocals), Greg Howley (guitar/vocals), Steve Roberts (bass guitar), Paul Stewart (rhythm guitar) & Ed Troscianczuk (drums).
    In 1989 SKAFACE recorded their first four song cassette, entitled, “Skaface” and began performing regularly in Toronto as part of the downtown Toronto/Queen St. music scene. Their indie music soon gained popularity and in 1991, they recorded their first full length album.
    The band has performed on television and have toured extensively throughout Canada and parts of the USA. Their songs have appeared on several European and Canadian ska compilations, including Universal Music Canada’s “Ska Trax, The Next Generation”.

  • 8:15PM - 9:00PM
    Skaface
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    SKAFACE was formed in the Fall of 1988 and are, Lynne Scott (lead vocals), Greg Howley (guitar/vocals), Steve Roberts (bass guitar), Paul Stewart (rhythm guitar) & Ed Troscianczuk (drums).
    In 1989 SKAFACE recorded their first four song cassette, entitled, “Skaface” and began performing regularly in Toronto as part of the downtown Toronto/Queen St. music scene. Their indie music soon gained popularity and in 1991, they recorded their first full length album.
    The band has performed on television and have toured extensively throughout Canada and parts of the USA. Their songs have appeared on several European and Canadian ska compilations, including Universal Music Canada’s “Ska Trax, The Next Generation”.

  • 9:30PM - 10:15PM
    Skaface
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    SKAFACE was formed in the Fall of 1988 and are, Lynne Scott (lead vocals), Greg Howley (guitar/vocals), Steve Roberts (bass guitar), Paul Stewart (rhythm guitar) & Ed Troscianczuk (drums).
    In 1989 SKAFACE recorded their first four song cassette, entitled, “Skaface” and began performing regularly in Toronto as part of the downtown Toronto/Queen St. music scene. Their indie music soon gained popularity and in 1991, they recorded their first full length album.
    The band has performed on television and have toured extensively throughout Canada and parts of the USA. Their songs have appeared on several European and Canadian ska compilations, including Universal Music Canada’s “Ska Trax, The Next Generation”.

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Elgin St. Pod
Elgin St. Pod
  • 7:15PM - 8:00PM
    Jo Jo Gun & The Bullets
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    Jo Jo Gun & the Bullets are veterans of the Hamilton music scene. For a decade now they’ve been crowding dance floors like nobody’s business. While primarily a covers band at first, they have more recently made the seamless transition to writing and recording original music in addition to performing their extensive repertoire of classic rock and oldies covers.
    Whether they’re playing covers or originals, if you come out to see them you’re in for a good time. Jo Jo Gun & The Bullets are Bill D’Ambrosio (bass/vocals), Joey D’Ambrosio (guitar/vocals), Jon Orsi (guitar/vocals) and Matt Foster (drums)."

  • 8:30PM - 9:15PM
    Jo Jo Gun & The Bullets
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    Jo Jo Gun & the Bullets are veterans of the Hamilton music scene. For a decade now they’ve been crowding dance floors like nobody’s business. While primarily a covers band at first, they have more recently made the seamless transition to writing and recording original music in addition to performing their extensive repertoire of classic rock and oldies covers.
    Whether they’re playing covers or originals, if you come out to see them you’re in for a good time. Jo Jo Gun & The Bullets are Bill D’Ambrosio (bass/vocals), Joey D’Ambrosio (guitar/vocals), Jon Orsi (guitar/vocals) and Matt Foster (drums)."

  • 9:45PM - 10:30PM
    Jo Jo Gun & The Bullets
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    Jo Jo Gun & the Bullets are veterans of the Hamilton music scene. For a decade now they’ve been crowding dance floors like nobody’s business. While primarily a covers band at first, they have more recently made the seamless transition to writing and recording original music in addition to performing their extensive repertoire of classic rock and oldies covers.
    Whether they’re playing covers or originals, if you come out to see them you’re in for a good time. Jo Jo Gun & The Bullets are Bill D’Ambrosio (bass/vocals), Joey D’Ambrosio (guitar/vocals), Jon Orsi (guitar/vocals) and Matt Foster (drums)."

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Pine St. Pod
Pine St. Pod
  • 7:30PM - 8:15PM
    Flashback Rock
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    Flashback is an exciting new 5 piece band put together by a group of experienced musicians who enjoy playing Rock 'N' Roll and classic rock from the 60`s & 70`s. Flashbacks song line-up consists of well known and beloved rock & pop classics from the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Roy Orbison, Elvis, Beach Boys, Monkees, Van Morrison and the Eagles.

  • 8:45PM - 9:30PM
    Flashback Rock
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    Flashback is an exciting new 5 piece band put together by a group of experienced musicians who enjoy playing Rock 'N' Roll and classic rock from the 60`s & 70`s. Flashbacks song line-up consists of well known and beloved rock & pop classics from the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Roy Orbison, Elvis, Beach Boys, Monkees, Van Morrison and the Eagles.

  • 10:00PM - 10:45PM
    Flashback Rock
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    Flashback is an exciting new 5 piece band put together by a group of experienced musicians who enjoy playing Rock 'N' Roll and classic rock from the 60`s & 70`s. Flashbacks song line-up consists of well known and beloved rock & pop classics from the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Roy Orbison, Elvis, Beach Boys, Monkees, Van Morrison and the Eagles.

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TD Stage
TD Stage
  • 1:00PM - 1:30PM
    Stacey Kay
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    Fun, flirty, Stacey Kay is ready to knock you out! Stacey first began performing music across Ontario at the age of 8 and hasn’t stopped since! After graduating as a triple threat from the prestigious performance program at Sheridan College for singing, acting and dancing, Stacey moved to Toronto to pursue even more opportunities in the music and entertainment industry.
    Stacey’s unique and powerful voice paired with her machine-gun rapping style has garnered her online videos hundreds of thousands of views! Stacey was a contestant on Season 10 of “America’s Got Talent”, where she made it to the final rounds and received rave reviews.

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  • 2:00PM - 3:00PM
    Tyler Shaw
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    Tyler Shaw is a platinum-selling artist, producer and actor. The Chinese-Canadian released his hit song “Kiss Goodnight” in 2012, and the melodic track quickly hit platinum sales. In 2014 Tyler earned a JUNO Award nominated for ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year.’ He then went on to release certified gold tracks “House of Cards” and “Wicked” all from his 2015 debut album Yesterday. Tyler has opened for massive artists such as Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara, as well as toured with Selena Gomez. The multi-talented artist recently exercised his acting skills as the lead role in the feature film The Meaning of Life, released in summer of 2017

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  • 3:30PM - 5:00PM
    Scott Helman
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    Finding his musical influences in album-focused artists like Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, The Cure, Bon Iver and Paul Simon, Canadian singer-songwriter Scott Helman returns May 12, 2017 with his debut full-length album, Hôtel de Ville. Recorded in Toronto at Revolution Recording and produced by Tawgs Salter (Lights, Walk Off The earth, USS), the album’s first single is the irresistible pop alternative track “Kinda Complicated” which applies breezy, catchy songwriting and winking-lyricism to either a failed relationship or his own daily struggle with ADHD.

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  • 7:00PM - 7:30PM
    Texas King
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    Texas King formed in 2013 and before long, began earning a reputation for their high energy rock shows. After tours of Ontario and the east coast of Canada to support a debut EP, October 2017 saw the release of their anticipated full length album Circles. The albums lead single “Boomerang” generated attention at Canadian radio, most notably at Toronto’s 102.1 The Edge, and led to an appearance on Global TV during their Canadian release tour. Now armed with their hook filled debut, the band is ready to make their mark in the world of rock music one rowdy club at a time.

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  • 8:00PM - 9:00PM
    The Elwins
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    The Elwins--singer/guitarist Matt Sweeney, drummer Travis Stokl, guitarist/keyboardist Feurd, and bassist Francesco Figliomeni--came together in 2006 near Newmarket, about an hour north of Toronto. After touring extensively behind 2012's And I Thank You and 2015's Play for Keeps, the band developed a natural chemistry, which continues to propel (and challenge) their collaborative spirit on Beauty Community. There seems to be an overtly upbeat spirit to the songs and a sensitive, inquisitive sentiment within Beauty Community. There's plenty here for Elwins faithful to cling to but also tasteful explorations the community indeed.

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  • 9:30PM - 11:00PM
    Kongos
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    The brothers KONGOS - multi-cultural, multi-faceted, multi-instrumentalists - craft a unique and irresistible sound spawned from shared DNA, diverse influences and spot-on melodic and lyrical sensibilities. “We have a KONGOS sound which is not exactly assigned, but we have an essence, a picture in our mind of what it will sound like." The press concur, praising the band's "classic rock elements, African rhythms and Balkan beats" and their "incontestable youthful talent...[and] emotional outpourings." The bottom line? KONGOS "want to write music that we like listening to." Fortunately, with tastes as diverse as theirs, that's a winning proposition for fans of all ages and predilections.

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OLG Stage
OLG Stage
  • 1:00PM - 1:45PM
    The Kents
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    The Kents are an emerging force on the Canadian musical landscape that call on anthemic intimacy. Hailing from Lindsay, Ontario, the four-piece indie rock band explore many of the existential crises one experiences when they’re young on their EP Within Waves. Says lead singer Warren Frank of the new release, “it’s like those classic coming-of-age Breakfast Club-type films.” Awkwardly dissolving romances, the impact of family, and tests of personal faith are just some of the topics tackled on the Within Waves’ five songs.

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  • 2:00PM - 3:00PM
    In My Coma
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    In My Coma is an alternative rock band from Grimsby Ontario and the creation of songwriter/vocalist/guitarist, Jasper James. Born in Guildford, a small city south of London, England, Jasper grew up listening to the popular British bands of the 80s.
    Jasper is joined by Laura Doll on bass, Mike Paterson on drums, and Linz Clark on keys. Scoring coveted opening slots with the likes of Moist and The Tea Party over the past year, In My Coma have been winning over crowds and building their fan base with a killer show that includes an arsenal of new tracks.

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  • 3:30PM - 4:45PM
    Practically Hip feat. BNMO
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    Sound of Music is proud to present the world premiere tribute to "Canada's band" - the legendary Tragically Hip!! Practically Hip, Canada's number one Tragically Hip tribute band, and The Burlington New Millenium Orchestra will perform some of The Hip's most well-known and loved hits - together!
    Established in Southern Ontario in 1997,” Practically Hip” has been wowing audiences since 1997, with their passionate recreation of the Hip’s unique sound. Playing note perfect rendition is the only way to pay homage to the music of the Hip and this five piece band gives their audience the highest level of musicianship and energy.
    Backing them up is the Burlington New Millennium Orchestra, a 30-piece contemporary chamber orchestra specializing in a broad based non-classical repertoire. While primarily an acoustic orchestra, some electric instruments are employed in a modernist context.
    Put these two together, and this will be a show not to be missed!

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  • 7:00PM - 7:30PM
    The Heels
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    The Heels are a 2016 BCCMA Award winning female Country music trio based in Vancouver BC. With past solo careers spanning a rainbow of genres, The Heels - Bobbi Smith, Brittni Dominelli & Kyla Rawlins have joined forces as a powerful female presence. The trio are known for three part harmonies, sassy lyrics, unforgettable melodies and outstanding heels!

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  • 8:00PM - 9:00PM
    The Devin Cuddy Band
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    Devin Cuddy has always made music his way, and some might argue, the hard way. As the son of one of Canada’s most beloved singer/songwriters, Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, country rock has been the soundtrack to Devin’s entire life—he was born the same week Blue Rodeo began recording its 1987 debut album, Outskirts. But from the moment Devin was drawn to playing music, he was determined to get as close as possible to the sources of all the sounds he loved, whether they were made by rock and roll’s founding fathers, the Grand Ole Opry’s honky tonk heroes, or Jelly Roll Morton and the kings of jazz.

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  • 9:30PM - 11:00PM
    The Washboard Union
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    5 X Country Music Award winners The Washboard Union have defied classification and have become one of the most exciting and talked about new bands on the Country music scene. "They are destined to be the new kings of country music" (CBC Canada). This year the band took home both Rising Star and Roots Artist of the Year awards at the Canadian Country Music Awards and won 3 BC Country Music Awards for Group, Songwriter and Roots Artist of the Year.

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Cogeco Stage
Cogeco Stage
  • 1:00PM - 1:30PM
    Lydia Persaud
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    Raised on a healthy dose of the country music narrative and the spiritual motivation of gospel hymns, Lydia Persaud is reconnecting with her roots. Winner of the 2013 Oscar Peterson Award, Lydia has had an active involvement in the Toronto music scene since her graduation from Humber College's Jazz program. After performing internationally and backing other artists, Lydia has emerged with her own voice in the world of folk-soul. Lydia's intimate songwriting paired with subtle instrumentation inspired by her process of writing with voice and baritone ukulele is a highlight of her debut EP “Low Light”. Lydia combines folk story-telling with a soulful vocal delivery.

  • 2:00PM - 3:00PM
    Dennis Ellsworth
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    After two decades of making music in various incarnations, Ellsworth chalks up what he’s accomplished on “Things Change” in large part to simply being older and wiser. “For years I wrote dark, smooth, romantic alt-country-ish type songs,” he says. “I don’t know how I ever got there but I stuck with it for a while. I love those records, but I knew it was time I switched things up just to keep myself interested.
    Things indeed change, most often when we least expect them to. But sometimes when we know change is necessary, it can force us to finally go places we’ve long put off. Dennis Ellsworth has reached a place he’s always meant to be with Things Change, and thankfully he’s welcomed the rest of us to join him there.

  • 3:30PM - 5:00PM
    Joey Landreth
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    Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, Joey Landreth has grown up with a guitar in his hands. Working as a side man, Joey grew up on the road, playing music across genres from gospel to country. Joey joined forces with his older brother and worked on their first independent project The Bros. Landreth. The band was immediately successful, winning a Juno with their first album. In 2016, Joey launched his solo career. With the rare ability to be at once vulnerable and open yet seriously blow audiences away with his musical proficiency, Joey’s career has risen to great heights quickly.

  • 7:00PM - 7:30PM
    Karen Thornton
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    This singer-songwriter has been performing in the GTA for a number of years primarily as a solo artist. Karen started playing piano at age 12 and by the age of 15 she was writing and performing in local coffee houses. Her father was a part-time drummer and singer whose repertoire included all of the Big Band favourites and crooners of the 40’s. This greatly influenced Karen’s musical styling and writing. Over the years Karen has fronted her own jazz trio, R&B band, recorded jingles, and performed back up for other artists. Karen continues to write and perform her own music.

  • 8:00PM - 9:00PM
    Avery Raquel
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    Canadian, singer/songwriter, and recording artist Avery Raquel, started in the entertainment industry at a very young age. Though relatively new to songwriting, Avery, in collaboration with Juno-winning, Canadian producer/songwriter/musician Greg Kavanagh, started writing songs that appeared on her second solo album, ‘Without A Little Rain’, released in April 2017. Stylistically, that album incorporated some fresh new elements, as Avery explains, “Being influenced by such Jazz greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, and Carmen McRae, my second CD tried to highlight my jazz vocal style, while creating a contemporary Soul sound, reminiscent of artists such as Norah Jones, Corrine Bailey Rae and even Amy Winehouse. I think of it as a really nice blend of soul, jazz, and blues

  • 9:30PM - 11:00PM
    Molly Johnson
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    Molly Johnson has earned her reputation as one of Canada's greatest voices… During the 90s she founded the Kumbaya Foundation and Festival; raising awareness and funds for people living with HIV/AIDS, and she continues to work with countless other charitable organizations every year. In 2008 she was honoured with becoming an Officer of The Order Of Canada. In the fall of 2008, Molly released her fourth full length album; entitled LUCKY and won the 2009 JUNO for Best Vocal Jazz Album. Molly also received the 2009 National Jazz Award for Best Female Vocalist. Molly is the host of CBC Radio 2's weekend morning program.

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Pier Stage
Pier Stage
  • 12:45PM - 1:30PM
    The Buskers Ukulele Band
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    The Buskers ukulele band's 15 members met in ukulele class at the Burlington Seniors Centre. Since forming in 2016, they have performed regularly at area care homes and community events. All members take a turn at the microphone, adding vocal harmonies to the repertoire ranging from golden oldies to modern pop.

  • 2:30PM - 3:15PM
    Smilin' Rylan
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    Smilin' Rylan plays catchy, fun and honest children's music written in every style imaginable - loved by kids, supported by teachers and approved by parents. His live performances are described as "Enthusiastic, entertaining and energetic!" With a background in education, Smilin' Rylan brings together universal themes, important lessons and great music in what's been called "A winning formula!"
    Smilin’ Rylan believes that quality children's music actively engages kids, even if it's their first time listening to it. Whether by singing along, learning dances, or doing fun movements, kids should be able to participate in a song and/or learn from it. Moms and Dads should be able to enjoy the music too!

  • 3:45PM - 4:30PM
    Suzie Sunshine
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    Suzie Sunshine (aka Suzanne Brown) is an entertainer, singer/songwriter, early childhood music educator and award winning author. She has been teaching and entertaining people of all ages, from toddlers to seniors, across the US and Canada for over 30 years. Suzie Sunshine has been writing songs and recording since she was 13 years old. Her love for music and children brought about the creation of “The Music Fun With Suzie Sunshine” music program for daycare centres. The program teaches young children the basics of music education and introduces them to a wide variety of music styles from Classical to Jazz, in an age appropriate, engaging way.

  • 5:00PM - 7:00PM
    Rock Star Live
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    ROCK STAR LIVE consists of real live rock stars! They have toured the world, sold over a million records, and accumulated multiple Juno, Socan, and Gold and Platinum Album Awards. The members are Jeff Pearce is a founding member of Moist and co-writer of all songs on their 3 multi-platinum albums. Gerry Finn’s professional career began when he joined Epic recording artists Killer Dwarfs. Chris Taylor-Munro has enjoyed touring and recording with artists such as David Usher, Moist, Brian Byrne, Roger Mooking, Lucie Idlout, Boywonder and Hydrofoil. Jackie Skinner is a Toronto based singer/songwriter. She started her career at the age of 10 performing on the Big Top Talent Show.

  • 7:00PM - 7:30PM
    Art Pop Ensemble
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    Fusing classical and contemporary elements, the Art Pop Ensemble is the brainchild of Mohawk College music department professor Dusty Micale. The ensemble draws on an eclectic mix of instruments in unique arrangements.
    Led by Professor Micale, The Art Pop Ensemble is a 12-piece group serving up contemporary chamber pop — originals and interpretations of familiar material — with cinematic sweep and a sound as clear and bracing as a icy stream.

  • 8:00PM - 9:00PM
    My Son the Hurricane
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    My Son the Hurricane is a brass infused funk beast. No dance floor is safe. Hailing from Niagara/Toronto, the perennial festival closers and dance floor inciters mix New Orleans style grooves with funk, jazz and hip hop. Bolstered by a giant horn section and the well-oiled rhythm players, charismatic emcee Jacob Bergsma and charmingly sassy vocalist Sylvie Kindree drive the show, creating a spectacle of sound, and challenging the crowd to keep up to their collective energy. My Son the Hurricane has “stood out like a sore, yet extremely talented thumb at every show they’ve played”, and become revered for their live performances.

  • 9:30PM - 11:00PM
    Logan Staats
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    Once in a red moon, an artist emerges on the scene as if fully formed. Born on the Six Nations Reserve and raised in the small town of Brantford, Ontario, Logan Staats started writing and performing music in his early teens. Still a young man, Logan is regarded as an accomplished, multi-nominated and an award winning artist. Logan’s live performances are juxtaposed by a level of self-possession and control that still wildly careen through emotions of sadness, hope, longing and joy. A product of passion, compulsion and tireless musical commitment, Logan’s songs are his own. He’s incredible to watch!

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Family Zone Stage
Family Zone Stage
  • 1:30PM - 2:30PM
    Post Parade Band performances
  • 3:15PM - 3:45PM
    Sheldon Universe
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    "While many people say go big or go home, Sheldon Universe embodies it. Hailing from Toronto, Sheldon was always surrounded by the music of his city and family.
    Sheldon quickly became a triple threat, learning dance, voice and piano when he was just in the third grade. Drums led Sheldon to international tours and session work and helped him see the bigger picture that he would eventually bring back to his own work. After years performing with other musicians, Sheldon has crafted his own solo material and knows how to get it right. Through his R&B music, Sheldon blends tones of soul, pop, rock and even smaller hints from the myriad of genres he’s covered throughout the years.

  • 4:30PM - 5:00PM
    Smilin' Rylan
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    Smilin' Rylan plays catchy, fun and honest children's music written in every style imaginable - loved by kids, supported by teachers and approved by parents. His live performances are described as "Enthusiastic, entertaining and energetic!" With a background in education, Smilin' Rylan brings together universal themes, important lessons and great music in what's been called "A winning formula!"
    Smilin’ Rylan believes that quality children's music actively engages kids, even if it's their first time listening to it. Whether by singing along, learning dances, or doing fun movements, kids should be able to participate in a song and/or learn from it. Moms and Dads should be able to enjoy the music too!

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Maria St. Pod
Maria St. Pod
  • 1:00PM - 1:45PM
    Mount Farewell
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    Mount Farewell is the contemporary collective of 4 friends from Burlington, Ontario. The Canadian indie-pop group is comprised of Noah Thrall, Nathan Day, Adam Thurston and Brady Anderson.

    With an ambitious start, their debut EP Love Letter Home sold out it’s release show and was featured on various music blogs, YouTube playlists and radio programs. Their honest lyricism is illuminated in equal parts by the band’s enthusiasm and carefully crafted core.

    Punchy dance tracks such as ‘Like it That Way,’ pair with inviting arrangements like ‘Run Us Down,’ rounding the band with a certain approachability. Drawing from the influences of LANY, Phil Collins and St. Lucia, Love Letter Home is the perfect nod to the band’s humble beginnings and purposeful future.

  • 2:15PM - 3:00PM
    Mount Farewell
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    Mount Farewell is the contemporary collective of 4 friends from Burlington, Ontario. The Canadian indie-pop group is comprised of Noah Thrall, Nathan Day, Adam Thurston and Brady Anderson.

    With an ambitious start, their debut EP Love Letter Home sold out it’s release show and was featured on various music blogs, YouTube playlists and radio programs. Their honest lyricism is illuminated in equal parts by the band’s enthusiasm and carefully crafted core.

    Punchy dance tracks such as ‘Like it That Way,’ pair with inviting arrangements like ‘Run Us Down,’ rounding the band with a certain approachability. Drawing from the influences of LANY, Phil Collins and St. Lucia, Love Letter Home is the perfect nod to the band’s humble beginnings and purposeful future.

  • 3:30PM - 4:15PM
    Mount Farewell
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    Mount Farewell is the contemporary collective of 4 friends from Burlington, Ontario. The Canadian indie-pop group is comprised of Noah Thrall, Nathan Day, Adam Thurston and Brady Anderson.

    With an ambitious start, their debut EP Love Letter Home sold out it’s release show and was featured on various music blogs, YouTube playlists and radio programs. Their honest lyricism is illuminated in equal parts by the band’s enthusiasm and carefully crafted core.

    Punchy dance tracks such as ‘Like it That Way,’ pair with inviting arrangements like ‘Run Us Down,’ rounding the band with a certain approachability. Drawing from the influences of LANY, Phil Collins and St. Lucia, Love Letter Home is the perfect nod to the band’s humble beginnings and purposeful future.

  • 6:45PM - 7:30PM
    Black Eyed Barbie
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    "Black Eyed Barbie brings a unique, upbeat, energetic music a fusion of country rock and funk that touches the soul and helps escape life’s stresses."

  • 8:00PM - 8:45PM
    Black Eyed Barbie
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    "Black Eyed Barbie brings a unique, upbeat, energetic music a fusion of country rock and funk that touches the soul and helps escape life’s stresses."

  • 9:15PM - 10:00PM
    Black Eyed Barbie
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    "Black Eyed Barbie brings a unique, upbeat, energetic music a fusion of country rock and funk that touches the soul and helps escape life’s stresses."

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Ontario St. Pod
Ontario St. Pod
  • 1:15PM - 2:00PM
    Theatre Crisp
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    Theatre Crisp is a 7 piece Hip-Hop/Funk/Rock band from Niagara. Their unique sound inspires positivity to lift the human spirit. Drums, bass, guitar, trombone, turntablism, and tap dancing, yes tap dancing lay the foundation for the poetic rap verses and catchy hooks.  Feel good music that listeners can unwind to.  Almost a decade old, The Crisp have a one of a kind style, giving high energy live performances that leave every crowd with good vibes and happiness in their hearts.

  • 2:30PM - 3:15PM
    Theatre Crisp
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    Theatre Crisp is a 7 piece Hip-Hop/Funk/Rock band from Niagara. Their unique sound inspires positivity to lift the human spirit. Drums, bass, guitar, trombone, turntablism, and tap dancing, yes tap dancing lay the foundation for the poetic rap verses and catchy hooks.  Feel good music that listeners can unwind to.  Almost a decade old, The Crisp have a one of a kind style, giving high energy live performances that leave every crowd with good vibes and happiness in their hearts.

  • 3:45PM - 4:30PM
    Theatre Crisp
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    Theatre Crisp is a 7 piece Hip-Hop/Funk/Rock band from Niagara. Their unique sound inspires positivity to lift the human spirit. Drums, bass, guitar, trombone, turntablism, and tap dancing, yes tap dancing lay the foundation for the poetic rap verses and catchy hooks.  Feel good music that listeners can unwind to.  Almost a decade old, The Crisp have a one of a kind style, giving high energy live performances that leave every crowd with good vibes and happiness in their hearts.

  • 7:00PM - 7:45PM
    Easy Lemon
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    Easy Lemon is a Hamilton-based, alternative funk and soul band known for their eclectic sound, quirky stage banter, and captivating performances. Featuring Jake Franiczek on guitar, Matthew Pullicino on drums, and Olivia Brown on bass/vocals, the band draws inspiration from diverse musical sources including Erykah Badu, The Meters, Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holiday, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Since May 2017, the three friends have played dozens of shows around Hamilton and Southern Ontario. They have also been collaborating with Hamilton-based MC Mother Tareka and can be heard backing him up at various festivals and events. Easy Lemon is currently putting together new material to perform and record. Their first live-off-the-floor EP "Whose Fault Is That" is now available for streaming and purchase at Bandcamp

  • 8:15PM - 9:00PM
    Easy Lemon
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    Easy Lemon is a Hamilton-based, alternative funk and soul band known for their eclectic sound, quirky stage banter, and captivating performances. Featuring Jake Franiczek on guitar, Matthew Pullicino on drums, and Olivia Brown on bass/vocals, the band draws inspiration from diverse musical sources including Erykah Badu, The Meters, Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holiday, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Since May 2017, the three friends have played dozens of shows around Hamilton and Southern Ontario. They have also been collaborating with Hamilton-based MC Mother Tareka and can be heard backing him up at various festivals and events. Easy Lemon is currently putting together new material to perform and record. Their first live-off-the-floor EP "Whose Fault Is That" is now available for streaming and purchase at Bandcamp

  • 9:30PM - 10:15PM
    Easy Lemon
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    Easy Lemon is a Hamilton-based, alternative funk and soul band known for their eclectic sound, quirky stage banter, and captivating performances. Featuring Jake Franiczek on guitar, Matthew Pullicino on drums, and Olivia Brown on bass/vocals, the band draws inspiration from diverse musical sources including Erykah Badu, The Meters, Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holiday, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Since May 2017, the three friends have played dozens of shows around Hamilton and Southern Ontario. They have also been collaborating with Hamilton-based MC Mother Tareka and can be heard backing him up at various festivals and events. Easy Lemon is currently putting together new material to perform and record. Their first live-off-the-floor EP "Whose Fault Is That" is now available for streaming and purchase at Bandcamp

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Elgin St. Pod
Elgin St. Pod
  • 1:30PM - 2:15PM
    Tuesday Jam Band
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    A casual musical get together on Tuesdays of veteran musicians that resulted in something more, transforming jam “gems” into sonic reality.
    Our first EP “Glad You’re Here” is a collection of the best of these gems, polished and infused with our collective personalities that is the Tuesday Jam Band.

  • 2:45PM - 3:30PM
    Tuesday Jam Band
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    A casual musical get together on Tuesdays of veteran musicians that resulted in something more, transforming jam “gems” into sonic reality.
    Our first EP “Glad You’re Here” is a collection of the best of these gems, polished and infused with our collective personalities that is the Tuesday Jam Band.

  • 4:00PM - 4:45PM
    Tuesday Jam Band
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    A casual musical get together on Tuesdays of veteran musicians that resulted in something more, transforming jam “gems” into sonic reality.
    Our first EP “Glad You’re Here” is a collection of the best of these gems, polished and infused with our collective personalities that is the Tuesday Jam Band.

  • 7:15PM - 8:00PM
    The Pangs
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    The Pangs is a musical collaboration featuring the combined talents of The Royal North and Dennis Ellsworth.
    With a unique blend of guitar driven 80's rock, modern pop and a healthy dose of Canadiana, the Royal North are poised to bring their brand of sound to venues across the country. The Royal North are heavy on melody, guitar solos, and big drums.
    Dennis Ellsworth is a prolific songwriter. He has changed his sound from folk music to full on rock ’n’ roll and lately gotten into the rhythm of writing, recording and releasing an album a year.

  • 8:30PM - 9:15PM
    The Pangs
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    The Pangs is a musical collaboration featuring the combined talents of The Royal North and Dennis Ellsworth.
    With a unique blend of guitar driven 80's rock, modern pop and a healthy dose of Canadiana, the Royal North are poised to bring their brand of sound to venues across the country. The Royal North are heavy on melody, guitar solos, and big drums.
    Dennis Ellsworth is a prolific songwriter. He has changed his sound from folk music to full on rock ’n’ roll and lately gotten into the rhythm of writing, recording and releasing an album a year.

  • 9:45PM - 10:30PM
    The Pangs
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    The Pangs is a musical collaboration featuring the combined talents of The Royal North and Dennis Ellsworth.
    With a unique blend of guitar driven 80's rock, modern pop and a healthy dose of Canadiana, the Royal North are poised to bring their brand of sound to venues across the country. The Royal North are heavy on melody, guitar solos, and big drums.
    Dennis Ellsworth is a prolific songwriter. He has changed his sound from folk music to full on rock ’n’ roll and lately gotten into the rhythm of writing, recording and releasing an album a year.

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Pine St. Pod
Pine St. Pod
  • 1:45PM - 2:30PM
    Flat 5
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    Flat 5 is a funkified collective hailing from Hamilton, Ontario. Featuring one of the tightest rhythm sections in Ontario; Flat 5 delivers a high energy, brass fueled funk with an injection of gritty southern blues

  • 3:00PM - 3:45PM
    Flat 5
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    Flat 5 is a funkified collective hailing from Hamilton, Ontario. Featuring one of the tightest rhythm sections in Ontario; Flat 5 delivers a high energy, brass fueled funk with an injection of gritty southern blues

  • 4:15PM - 5:00PM
    Flat 5
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    Flat 5 is a funkified collective hailing from Hamilton, Ontario. Featuring one of the tightest rhythm sections in Ontario; Flat 5 delivers a high energy, brass fueled funk with an injection of gritty southern blues

  • 7:30PM - 8:15PM
    Antisocial Surf Club
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    Kinda indie, kinda punk. Made up of brothers Nick and Matt and bestest friends Zack and Bennett, we put out our first album in April 2017 and are set to release loads of new music this year (which is 2018 FYI). Come see us get loud at Sound of Music and we'd love for you to listen to our tunes on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, your Walkman, or whatever you kids are using to play music these days.

  • 8:45PM - 9:30PM
    Antisocial Surf Club
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    Kinda indie, kinda punk. Made up of brothers Nick and Matt and bestest friends Zack and Bennett, we put out our first album in April 2017 and are set to release loads of new music this year (which is 2018 FYI). Come see us get loud at Sound of Music and we'd love for you to listen to our tunes on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, your Walkman, or whatever you kids are using to play music these days.

  • 10:00PM - 10:45PM
    Antisocial Surf Club
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    Kinda indie, kinda punk. Made up of brothers Nick and Matt and bestest friends Zack and Bennett, we put out our first album in April 2017 and are set to release loads of new music this year (which is 2018 FYI). Come see us get loud at Sound of Music and we'd love for you to listen to our tunes on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, your Walkman, or whatever you kids are using to play music these days.

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TD Stage
TD Stage
  • 1:00PM - 1:30PM
    The Royal North
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    With a unique blend of guitar driven 80's rock, modern pop and a healthy dose of Canadiana, the Royal North are heavy on melody, guitar solos, and big drums. The recordings from Soundmill Studios by engineer Jon Matthews compliment the band's nod to the music that inspires them- Canadian rock music.

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  • 2:00PM - 3:00PM
    See Spot Run
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    See Spot Run is the first indie rock band to break the top 10 with their hit song “Weightless”. See Spot Run has five full albums out that currently sell worldwide as well as several videos for each album. See Spot Run is a truly Canadian band. The band was formed in Montreal by Québec natives Chris Brodbeck and Randy Bowen. Also, in See Spot Run are David Fudge (drummer) and Aaron Little (guitar) both from Toronto. The band has toured Canada many times, performing in all of the major cities, but also playing in some of the smallest and more remote. From Vancouver, BC to Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, and all points in between See Spot Run has built a strong following, while truly seeing their country.

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  • 3:30PM - 5:00PM
    The Pursuit of Happiness
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    Edmonton native Moe Berg watched his father play in country bands while he grew up, and spent his time admiring guitarists like Eddie Van Halen, Jeff Beck and Johnny Winter. In his teens and early 20's he pursued his musical ambitions with area bands like the Modern Minds, Troc '59 and Facecrime. It was in Troc '59 that
    he hooked up with drummer Dave Gilby and in 1985, they agreed that the only way to keep going musically was to move to Toronto and try things out there.

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  • 5:30PM - 7:00PM
    Matthew Good
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    Matthew Good is one of Canada’s preeminent voices in music today. In the 20 years since the release of his debut album, he has been prolific in his output. Matthew’s studio albums have combined for nearly one million albums sold in Canada alone. He released his ninth solo album, Something Like A Storm in the fall of 2017, and has been nominated for over 20 Juno Awards.  Matthew is also known for his support of various causes, most notably his dedication to raising awareness regarding mental health issues and human rights.

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OLG Stage
OLG Stage
  • 1:00PM - 1:30PM
    Jules
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    The debut album by Toronto Alt-Indie artist Jules. People Watching features nine intensely rich songs ranging from “Fool’s Gold,” about her Instagram generation’s preoccupation with fake lives over human touch to the I-had-him-first destined hit “Before You Picked Her,” and don’t-mess-with-me “Prey.”

  • 2:00PM - 3:00PM
    Modern Space
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    Formed in 2014, Modern Space have spent their brief existence becoming one of Canada’s most promising young bands on the rise. Catching their first break in 2016 by supporting Hamilton rockers Arkells across Canada, the Toronto quintet followed that up with the release of their spirited debut EP, Before Sunrise. The debut single from that WP was the irresistible “Pen To Paper,” which found plenty of love on modern-rock radio

  • 3:30PM - 5:00PM
    SonReal
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    Hip-hop has never seen a maestro quite like the Canadian-born rapper, singer, and songwriter. That’s why SonReal has already earned multiple Canadian Juno Award nominations, racked up millions of Spotify streams and YouTube views, and packed shows all over the continent.
    “When I started making music, all I ever wanted to do was make people laugh, make people cry, and make people feel something,” he leaves. “That’s what music did for me. That’s why I try to do different things under the same umbrella. If the listener feels emotion when listening to it, I have done my job.”

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Cogeco Stage
Cogeco Stage
  • 1:00PM - 1:30PM
    Brad Hails
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    Bradley “Pailface” Hails Singer/Songwriter/guitar The Killin’ Time Band Bradley Hails (Pailface Brad) has been performing in bars, festivals, concert halls, kitchens and venues of all sizes across Canada and internationally for the past 20 years. An integral part of Canada’s beloved “Killin’ Time Band” affectionately known as “Canadas Best Party Band”, Brad & KTB deliver their blend of Rock, Reggae, Funk & Groove with an electric performance and musical love. With his signature “raspy” voice and love for “Island music” Brad has been taking his sound to the sunshine as often as possible. As willie Nelson Sings “The life I love is makin’ music with my friends.”

  • 2:00PM - 3:00PM
    House of David Gang
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    Dubbed “Canada's Reggae Warriors," House of David Gang is an authentic reggae band from Toronto that delivers late 70s and early 80s-style Jamaican reggae originals; mixed with folk, tropical and Canadiana influences. The band takes its name from the House of David, an after-hours hotspot for the Toronto's burgeoning Rastafarian and reggae community from the late 80’s until the mid-90’s. The band adopted the name "House of David Gang" in 1997 when the House of David venue got closed down by city authorities who were able to evict the band based on zoning and noise bylaws.

  • 3:30PM - 5:00PM
    Exco Levi
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    Having penned more than 150 songs across his already impressive career — including for 2017’s critically acclaimed release, NARRATIVE — reggae artist Exco Levi continues his status as a must-hear contributor to the Canadian and global music scene.
    Currently holding five JUNO Award wins from six nominations, Exco takes unique claim to having the best winning percentage in the entire history of the national accolades (Anne Murray holds 24 wins to 52 nominations and Celine Dion holds 20 wins to 72 nominations).

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Pier Stage
Pier Stage
  • 12:30PM - 1:10PM
    The Smudge Fundaes
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    Described as ‘captivating’ and ‘sheer entertainment’, Canadian musicians Suzanne Nicks and Sandie Thomson make up the delicious duo, The Smudge Fundaes. As well as touring extensively to sing for children and families in Canada and the United States, Sandie and Suzanne have recorded 5 albums, won 11 international awards and written and produced elementary school assemblies about literacy, bullying, health, safety and the environment. Kids and parents love the Smudge musical variety show with sing-a-longs, musical games and plenty of chances to move, dance, and shake!
    VOTED CANADIAN CHILDREN’S GROUP OF THE YEAR!

  • 1:30PM - 2:10PM
    Mr. Chris and the Gassy Bubbles
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    Mr. Chris & the Gassy Bubbles are a family rock & roll band based out of Toronto/Cambridge, Ontario. The band has been delivering their unique brand of music to children and families for just over 12 years.
    The band is managed and lead by the band’s writer/producer Chris Torti (aka Mr. Chris). Chris is a Registered Early Childhood Education Specialist. He has spent the past 19 years working directly with children as a Kindergarten Teacher, Children’s Librarian & Child & Family Specialist.

  • 2:30PM - 3:15PM
    The Smudge Fundaes
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    Described as ‘captivating’ and ‘sheer entertainment’, Canadian musicians Suzanne Nicks and Sandie Thomson make up the delicious duo, The Smudge Fundaes. As well as touring extensively to sing for children and families in Canada and the United States, Sandie and Suzanne have recorded 5 albums, won 11 international awards and written and produced elementary school assemblies about literacy, bullying, health, safety and the environment. Kids and parents love the Smudge musical variety show with sing-a-longs, musical games and plenty of chances to move, dance, and shake!
    VOTED CANADIAN CHILDREN’S GROUP OF THE YEAR!

  • 4:00PM - 4:30PM
    Mr. Chris and the Gassy Bubbles
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    Mr. Chris & the Gassy Bubbles are a family rock & roll band based out of Toronto/Cambridge, Ontario. The band has been delivering their unique brand of music to children and families for just over 12 years.
    The band is managed and lead by the band’s writer/producer Chris Torti (aka Mr. Chris). Chris is a Registered Early Childhood Education Specialist. He has spent the past 19 years working directly with children as a Kindergarten Teacher, Children’s Librarian & Child & Family Specialist.

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Family Zone Stage
Family Zone Stage
  • 1:10PM - 1:25PM
    Burlington Public Library
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    Join the Burlington Public Library for some Songs and Stories in the Family Zone.

  • 2:10PM - 2:25PM
    Burlington Public Library
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    Join the Burlington Public Library for some Songs and Stories in the Family Zone.

  • 3:15PM - 4:00PM
    Crash Rhythm
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    CRASH represents an alternative, dynamic and engaging approach to music education and exploration. CRASH uses bucket drumming to tie together teamwork, creativity and fun while also learning the basics of music, composition, rhythm and drumming. Director Hilary Whiskin has a vast knowledge of the percussion world. She has worked both in percussion ensembles and has taught music lessons for over 10 years. No matter how old or young, everyone can benefit from CRASH!!

  • 4:30PM - 5:00PM
    Suzie Sunshine
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    Suzie Sunshine (aka Suzanne Brown) is an entertainer, singer/songwriter, early childhood music educator and award winning author. She has been teaching and entertaining people of all ages, from toddlers to seniors, across the US and Canada for over 30 years. Suzie Sunshine has been writing songs and recording since she was 13 years old. Her love for music and children brought about the creation of “The Music Fun With Suzie Sunshine” music program for daycare centres. The program teaches young children the basics of music education and introduces them to a wide variety of music styles from Classical to Jazz, in an age appropriate, engaging way.

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Maria St. Pod
Maria St. Pod
  • 1:00PM - 1:45PM
    Oh Geronimo
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    Oh Geronimo’s new record, The Sled, traverses the peaks and valleys of companionship, ego, self-perception, and explores what happens when they collide. The release of this record will mark a year since half of our band put down their torches. Often times the universe begs us to throw in the towel, but we’re fighters. We will never extinguish the fire.

  • 2:15PM - 3:00PM
    Oh Geronimo
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    Oh Geronimo’s new record, The Sled, traverses the peaks and valleys of companionship, ego, self-perception, and explores what happens when they collide. The release of this record will mark a year since half of our band put down their torches. Often times the universe begs us to throw in the towel, but we’re fighters. We will never extinguish the fire.

  • 3:30PM - 4:15PM
    Oh Geronimo
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    Oh Geronimo’s new record, The Sled, traverses the peaks and valleys of companionship, ego, self-perception, and explores what happens when they collide. The release of this record will mark a year since half of our band put down their torches. Often times the universe begs us to throw in the towel, but we’re fighters. We will never extinguish the fire.

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Ontario St. Pod
Ontario St. Pod
  • 1:15PM - 2:00PM
    Lovers Touch
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    There are retro bands and then there is Lovers Touch, whose self-described “dad rock” — a thrilling synthesis of old- and new-school — seeks to revive throwback sounds from Bread to Hall & Oates while fully embracing all the 21st century has to offer. Playing together since their teens, singer/rhythm guitarist Shane Hooper, lead guitarist Dexter Nash, and bassist Noah O’Neil have recently joined forces with drummer Andrew Taylor and keyboardist, trumpeter and vocalist Sam Lewis to issue a dazzling set of self-produced singles (“This Is an Arrangement,” “Dancing Like a Man,” “Nine to Five,” “I Need It”) destined to cement their spot in the hippest pop/rock canon while leading to marquee live shows in their adopted hometown of Toronto and beyond.

  • 2:30PM - 3:15PM
    Lovers Touch
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    There are retro bands and then there is Lovers Touch, whose self-described “dad rock” — a thrilling synthesis of old- and new-school — seeks to revive throwback sounds from Bread to Hall & Oates while fully embracing all the 21st century has to offer. Playing together since their teens, singer/rhythm guitarist Shane Hooper, lead guitarist Dexter Nash, and bassist Noah O’Neil have recently joined forces with drummer Andrew Taylor and keyboardist, trumpeter and vocalist Sam Lewis to issue a dazzling set of self-produced singles (“This Is an Arrangement,” “Dancing Like a Man,” “Nine to Five,” “I Need It”) destined to cement their spot in the hippest pop/rock canon while leading to marquee live shows in their adopted hometown of Toronto and beyond.

  • 3:45PM - 4:30PM
    Lovers Touch
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    There are retro bands and then there is Lovers Touch, whose self-described “dad rock” — a thrilling synthesis of old- and new-school — seeks to revive throwback sounds from Bread to Hall & Oates while fully embracing all the 21st century has to offer. Playing together since their teens, singer/rhythm guitarist Shane Hooper, lead guitarist Dexter Nash, and bassist Noah O’Neil have recently joined forces with drummer Andrew Taylor and keyboardist, trumpeter and vocalist Sam Lewis to issue a dazzling set of self-produced singles (“This Is an Arrangement,” “Dancing Like a Man,” “Nine to Five,” “I Need It”) destined to cement their spot in the hippest pop/rock canon while leading to marquee live shows in their adopted hometown of Toronto and beyond.

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Elgin St. Pod
Elgin St. Pod
  • 1:30PM - 2:15PM
    Sheldon Universe
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    "While many people say go big or go home, Sheldon Universe embodies it. Hailing from Toronto, Sheldon was always surrounded by the music of his city and family.
    Sheldon quickly became a triple threat, learning dance, voice and piano when he was just in the third grade. Drums led Sheldon to international tours and session work and helped him see the bigger picture that he would eventually bring back to his own work. After years performing with other musicians, Sheldon has crafted his own solo material and knows how to get it right. Through his R&B music, Sheldon blends tones of soul, pop, rock and even smaller hints from the myriad of genres he’s covered throughout the years.

  • 2:45PM - 3:30PM
    Sheldon Universe
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    "While many people say go big or go home, Sheldon Universe embodies it. Hailing from Toronto, Sheldon was always surrounded by the music of his city and family.
    Sheldon quickly became a triple threat, learning dance, voice and piano when he was just in the third grade. Drums led Sheldon to international tours and session work and helped him see the bigger picture that he would eventually bring back to his own work. After years performing with other musicians, Sheldon has crafted his own solo material and knows how to get it right. Through his R&B music, Sheldon blends tones of soul, pop, rock and even smaller hints from the myriad of genres he’s covered throughout the years.

  • 4:00PM - 4:45PM
    Sheldon Universe
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    "While many people say go big or go home, Sheldon Universe embodies it. Hailing from Toronto, Sheldon was always surrounded by the music of his city and family.
    Sheldon quickly became a triple threat, learning dance, voice and piano when he was just in the third grade. Drums led Sheldon to international tours and session work and helped him see the bigger picture that he would eventually bring back to his own work. After years performing with other musicians, Sheldon has crafted his own solo material and knows how to get it right. Through his R&B music, Sheldon blends tones of soul, pop, rock and even smaller hints from the myriad of genres he’s covered throughout the years.

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Pine St. Pod
Pine St. Pod
  • 1:45PM - 2:30PM
    Cory Cruise
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    Cory Cruise is a captivating singer/songwriter who got his start after discovering his late father's guitar, tucked away in a closet, at a young age. Recently, Cory received Male Vocalist of the year as well as Adult Contemporary artist of the year to add to his collection of achievements & awards. This year promises to be another exciting year for Cory as he is making a name for himself in country music with his song Always Be My Girl.

  • 3:00PM - 3:45PM
    Cory Cruise
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    Cory Cruise is a captivating singer/songwriter who got his start after discovering his late father's guitar, tucked away in a closet, at a young age. Recently, Cory received Male Vocalist of the year as well as Adult Contemporary artist of the year to add to his collection of achievements & awards. This year promises to be another exciting year for Cory as he is making a name for himself in country music with his song Always Be My Girl.

  • 4:15PM - 5:00PM
    Cory Cruise
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    Cory Cruise is a captivating singer/songwriter who got his start after discovering his late father's guitar, tucked away in a closet, at a young age. Recently, Cory received Male Vocalist of the year as well as Adult Contemporary artist of the year to add to his collection of achievements & awards. This year promises to be another exciting year for Cory as he is making a name for himself in country music with his song Always Be My Girl.