Saturday, September 23, 2023

Music Listings: September 24-29, 2023

Sunday, September 24

Culture Days (Across Canada)

Oktoberfest (Kitchener)

---- Before 2:00pm ----

8am-6pm: Milton Fall Fair @ Milton Fairgrounds
  • 10am, 11am: Little Musicians - Ag Music Time (Agricultural Education Tent)
  • 11am: The Mighty Ship (Beer Tent)
  • 12pm: Milton Show Band (Market Stage)
  • 12pm: Little Musicians - Ag Music Time (Agricultural Education Tent)
  • 12:30pm: Bandaloni (Main Street)
  • 1:30pm: Splash ’n Boots (Main Stage)

11:30am: Beatles Brunch ft Andrew McTaggart @ Black Bull (Burlington) (Weekly)

1-5pm: Appleby Street Festival (Burlington)

1:30-4:30pm: Irish & Folk Music Sessions @ Doc Magilligan's (Niagara Falls) (Weekly)

---- 2:00pm-6:59pm ----

  • 2:30pm: Bandaloni (Main Street)
  • 3:15pm: Splash ’n Boots (Main Stage)
  • 4:30pm: Bandaloni (Main Street)
Milton Fall Fair @ Milton Fairgrounds
  • 2pm, 3pm: Little Musicians - Ag Music Time (Agricultural Education Tent)
  • 3pm: Tianna Woods (Market Stage

2-5pm: Fiddlin' Around @ Irish Harp (Niagara-on-the-Lake) 

2-5pm: Almost Serious @ The Falls Road Pub (Kitchener) (Weekly)

3-6pm: Rocket & the Renegades @ Stonewalls (Hamilton) $10

4-7pm: Live Music Over Dinner Featuring Johnny O @ The Temple Bar (Oakville) (Last Sun of Month)

4:30-8:30pm: Anthony Vaughn @ King George (Hamilton) (Weekly)

4:30-7:30pm: Michael Saracino @ Spyce Lounge (Niagara Falls) 

6:30-10pm: Open Jam with Detour @ Tracie's (Hamilton) (Weekly)

---- After 7:00pm ----

8pm: Avenue Inn @ Spyce Lounge (Niagara Falls) 

9pm-12am: Open Mic @ West End Pub (Hamilton) (Weekly)

Monday, September 25

Culture Days (Across Canada)

Oktoberfest (Kitchener)

7-9pm: Brant Harmonica Guild @ The Soulful Kafe (Brantford) (2nd & 4th Mon of Month)

7-10pm: Open Mic @ DeBar (Guelph) (Weekly)

7:30-10:30pn: Open Mic Night @ Irish Harp Pub (Niagara-on-the-Lake) 

8pm: LMT Connection @ Spyce Lounge (Niagara Falls) 

Tuesday, September 26

Culture Days (Across Canada)

Oktoberfest (Kitchener)

---- Before 8:00pm ----

4:30-7:30pm: Michael Saracino @ Spyce Lounge (Niagara Falls)0

6pm: Open Mic @ Falls Road on Victoria (Kitchener) (Weekly)

6:30pm: Irish Night (Open Stage) @ Corktown Pub (Hamilton) (Weekly)

7-9pm: Fusion Beats @ Sanderson Centre (Brantford) FREE

7:30-11:30pm: Open Mic @ Sip Club (Guelph) (Weekly)

7-10pm: Open Mic with Brennagh Burns @ Lukaya Cafe (Hamilton) (Weekly)

---- After 8:00pm ----

8-11pm: The Fabulous Wonderfuls @ Casbah Lounge (Hamilton) PWYC

8-11pm: Open Jam with the Boom Babiez @ Ale House (Hamilton) (Weekly)

8pm: American Ninja @ Spyce Lounge (Niagara Falls) 

8-11:30pm: Open Mic @ Bobby O'Brien's (Guelph) (Weekly)

Wednesday, September 27

Culture Days (Across Canada)

Oktoberfest (Kitchener)

---- Before 8:00pm ----

4:30-7:30pm: Dan Serre @ Spyce Lounge (Niagara Falls) 

6-9pm: Open Mic @ Nique Restaurant (Hamilton)(Bi-Weekly)

6-9pm: Open Mic with Victor Morgado @ Oggi Bistro (Fort Erie) (Weekly)

6-11pm: Honeymoon Suite (Acoustic) Album Release Party @ Doc Magilligan's (Niagara Falls) $35 adv/$40 door/VIP available (limited to 100 seats)

7-10pm: Open Mic/Jam with Brant Parker @ Donnelly's (Thorold) (Last Wed of Month)

7-10pm: Open Mic @ The Bullring (Guelph) (Weekly)

7-10pm: Open Mic @ DeBar (Guelph) (Weekly)

7:30-10:30pm: New Rising Sun Unplugged @ Irish Harp (Niagara-on-the-Lake) 

7:45pm: Jazz Night (Open Stage) @ Corktown Pub (Hamilton) (Weekly)

---- After 8:00pm ----

8pm: Jay Diem Band@ Spyce Lounge (Niagara Falls) 

8-12pm: Open Jam with Trevor Cobb @Frankie's (Brantford) (Weekly)

8-10pm: Felicia McMinn @ 211 Main (Port Dover) (Weekly)

9pm-2am: Mike B (Test Icicles) @ Jimmy Jazz (Guelph) (Weekly)

10pm-2am: Open Stage @ NV (Guelph) (Weekly)

Thursday, September 28

#hblgigs #OntMusic #HamOnt #HamOntMusic

Culture Days (Across Canada)

Oktoberfest (Kitchener)

---- Before 7:00pm ----

  • 4pm: Brett Baker (Stage One)
  • 6pm: Karaoke with DeDe (Stage One)
4:30-7:30pm: Patsy & the Muscle @ Spyce Lounge (Niagara Falls) 

5-7:30pm: Ed Pizzo on Piano @ Spirit in Niagara (Niagara-on-the-Lake) (Weekly)

6pm: Chris Chambers @ Slye Fox (Burlington)

6-9pm: Open Mic with Victor Morgado @ Oggi Bistro (Grimsby) (Weekly)

6-9pm: Open Mic @ Crystal Chandelier (Crystal Beach) (Weekly)

6-9pm: Lucas Stagg @ Aging Oak (Cambridge) (Weekly)

---- 7:00pm - 7:29pm ----

  • 7pm: Mike Stoneman, Piano Man  (Riverside Exhibition Centre Stage)

7pm: BJ Frid @ Powerhouse (Stoney Creek)

7pm: Mykul @ Southcote 53 (Ancaster)

7-10pm: Josh Coulter @ Judge & Jester (Grimsby) (Weekly)

7-10pm: The Thomas Nelson Band  @ Regency Athletic Resort (Niagara Falls) (Weekly)

7-9pm: Taylor Laslo @ Doc Magilligan's (Niagara Falls) (Weekly)

7-11pm: American Ninja @ Spyce Lounge (Niagara Falls) 

7-10pm: Stan Chang @ Manhattans (Guelph)

7-11pm: Open Mic Night @ Royal City Studios (Guelph) (Weekly)

7-10pm: Open Stage -Mic Up @ Silvercreek's (Guelph) (Weekly)

---- After 7:30pm ----

  • 7:30pm: Courtney & The Jesse's (Stage One)

7:30-10:30pm: Moonlight Co @ Irish Harp (Niagara-on-the-Lake) 

8-11pm: Open Mic Night + Jam @ Temple Bar (Oakville) (Weekly)

8:30pm: Golden Feather @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

9-11pm: Open Mic with Anthony Vaughn @ King George (Hamilton) (Weekly)

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Please Support Our Wonderful Sponsors

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Ken Wallis is an amazing local music supporter. He has a number of incredible radio shows 

Tuesdays: 4-5pm: Blues Source Canada w Ken Wallis @ INDI 101.5 FM & 5-6pm: Blues Source International w Ken Wallis @ INDI 101.5 FM

2023 Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards Winners!

Below is a list of music-related winners. Click here for full list.

1st Place = Diamond
2nd Place = Platinum
3rd Place = Gold

Special mentions

Sunday, September 17, 2023

2023 Canadian Country Music Award Winners

The 2023 Canadian Country Music Awards were celebrated throughout Hamilton September 14-16. 

Below is the complete list of winners. Local acts are bolded.

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

Happy International Country Music Day! (Cutler Boyd, Grand River Ramblers, Shine, Thomas St. Clair)

Update of 2016 Post

Links: Cutler Boyd, , Grand River RamblersVideo above courtesy of Cutler Boyd

Links: Grand River RamblersVideo above courtesy of CBC Music

Links: ShineVideo above courtesy of Sine Bluegrass Band

Links: Thomas St. Clair, Video above courtesy of Benjamin McCullough

Links: International Country Music DayMore Country Music Day Stories, Our Country Music Stories

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Hank Williams' 100th Birthday with Local Covers

Today (September 17, 2023) would have been American country legend Hank Williams' 100th birthday.

Biography highlights, courtesy of Wikipedia

Here are a few covers of Hank's songs.

Links: Ginger St. James, More Ginger St. James StoriesVideo above courtesy of S Blanchard

Links: Sarah BeattyMore Sarah Beatty StoriesVideo above courtesy of Misha Fotos

A now one from the man himself

Links: Hank Williams, More Hank Williams Stories/CoversVideo above courtesy of Hank WilliamsMore 100th birthdays

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

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Sunday, September 10, 2023

Please Support Local Charities

Please Support Local Charities

From their website: The Compassion Society responds to the needs of the community by providing food, clothing, everyday household articles and referrals to local resources.

The Hamilton Blues Lovers (HBL) want to showcase a deserving local charity every week.  HBL is not affiliated with these charities nor does it fund raise for them.

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