Canadian Music

Top Canadian artists are performing all over Hamilton Halton Brant. Whether you prefer classical or country, roots or rock, this is the year to open your ears to homegrown talent and to get to know our live music venues. 

Core Entertainment’s Hamilton Place and FirstOntario Centre (formerly Copps Coliseum), Hamilton
Featuring year-round concerts, dance performances and live theatre, Hamilton Place is known for its gorgeous interior and spectacular acoustics.
 
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, Brantford
A downtown Brantford entertainment destination since 1919, the Sanderson Centre’s magnificent design and architecture represents a remarkable past and reflects the evolution and growth of heritage and culture today.
 
Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, Oakville
Enjoy live theatre, dance and music 260 nights of the year at this home of the best local and international live entertainment right in the heart of downtown Oakville.
 
Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Burlington
Enjoy excellent sightlines and proximity to the stage, world-class acoustics and an intimate connection to the performers on stage at the only freestanding green performing arts centre in Canada.
 
Ignite your imagination in this unique, state-of-the-art facitlity offering exciting performing, visual, media and literary arts experiences for all ages.
 
Here are a few ideas to start the celebrations:
  • Big Band on Broadway

    Enjoy a classy, brassy, sassy performance by Canada’s own award winning 17 piece big band ‘Sophisticated Swing’, starring FRANKLIN PENNY… More >

    Enjoy a classy, brassy, sassy performance by Canada’s own award winning 17 piece big band ‘Sophisticated Swing’, starring FRANKLIN PENNY trumpet artist vocalist Paramount Pictures and CBS Television and TRICIA COLE big band vocalist star of musical theatre. This talented ensemble draws from some of the finest musicians in the Golden Horseshoe beyond. A wonderful show featuring the nostalgic music of Broadway from another era, now part of the great American Songbook. A stellar show not to be missed! A BNP Nostalgia Production.

    Location 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford, N3T 5V7

    Web http://www.sandersoncentre.ca/Event/TabId/128/ArtMID/557/ArticleID/292/Big-Band-on-Broadway.aspx


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  • Music in the Gardens

    Royal Botanical Garden’s live summer concert series returns to beautiful Hendrie Park. Tap your feet to jazz and blues music… More >

    Royal Botanical Garden’s live summer concert series returns to beautiful Hendrie Park. Tap your feet to jazz and blues music every Wednesday from and enjoy country and roots music on Tuesdays. We’re celebrating Canada and Ontario’s 150th with some great homegrown talent!

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/150


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  • Sound of Music Festival

    Enjoy music that’s perfect for any tastes and ages that takes place in downtown Burlington and along Burlington’s waterfront Spencer… More >

    Enjoy music that’s perfect for any tastes and ages that takes place in downtown Burlington and along Burlington’s waterfront Spencer Smith Park.

    Time 12:00 am

    Web http://soundofmusic.ca/


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  • Brantford’s Ontario Day 150 Celebration

    Kick-off the weekend of celebrations with a free country concert at Brantford’s Ontario Day 150 Celebration. The entertainment schedule will… More >

    Kick-off the weekend of celebrations with a free country concert at Brantford’s Ontario Day 150 Celebration. The entertainment schedule will be announced at the Ontario 150 Launch Event on May 18.

    Main Stage Entertainment & Headliner presented by OLG: The Main Stage Entertainment and Headliner will be announced on May 18.

    Campbell's Amusement Midway: The Campbell's Amusement Midway will be open from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $3.00 per ticket or choose an unlimited ride bracelet for $25.00. 

    Great Canadian Eats: Come hungry! You won't go hungry with dozens of talented local food vendors and hundreds of choices available from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., presented by Rogers TV.

    Brantford's Rotary Beer Tent: The Rotary Beer Tent will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for those 19 years of age and older. Please respect the Smoke-Free Ontario Legislation, which maintains that smoking shall not be permitted in the tent, or on the field area of Lion's Park.

    The Marketplace: The Shopping Marketplace, presented by Rogers TV, is open from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. From fashion to housewares and so much more, the marketplace will be your one-stop shop. Support your local merchants as you find unique items to take home.

    'Made in Ontario' Indoor Exhibit: Discover some of the most interesting Ontario-based showcases featuring exhibits from Ontario history, automobiles, manufacturing items, interesting provincial facts and more inside the arena. If you have a club or group you want to be featured FREE of charge, please submit your application for review before June 9, 2017. Email canadaday@brantford.ca or call 519-756-1500 ext. 5523 for more details.

    More information here: http://www.discoverbrantford.ca/Celebrate150/BrantfordsOntarioDay150Celebration.aspx

    Time 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm


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  • Oakville's Canada Day
    Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, Oakville, ON

    Join us in Oakville to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday! Oakville’s Canada Day is presented by Lexus of Oakville and the… More >

    Join us in Oakville to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday! Oakville’s Canada Day is presented by Lexus of Oakville and the over 200 merchants of the Bronte BIA, with support from the Town of Oakville and its corporate sponsors. This day-long event will feature activities for the whole family, including: Farmer’s Market, Vendor Village featuring local crafts and artisans, Music and performances all day long on three stages, Bouncy castles, and A spectacular fireworks show over lake Ontario

    Time 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

    Web http://brontevillage.net/canada-150/


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  • Brantford’s Canada Day 150 Celebration

    Join Brantford’s biggest celebration with a free rock concert and amazing fireworks display to celebrate Canada Day 150. The full… More >

    Join Brantford’s biggest celebration with a free rock concert and amazing fireworks display to celebrate Canada Day 150. The full day of events and entertainment schedule will be announced at the Ontario 150 Launch Event on May 18.

    The day will be nothing short of spectacular as residents are invited to celebrate their pride for the nation at Brantford’s Canada Day 150 Celebration.

    Main Stage Entertainment & Headliner presented by OLG: The Main Stage and Young Canadians Stage Entertainment and Headliner will be announced on May 18.

    Great Canadian Eats: Come hungry! You won’t go hungry with dozens of talented local food vendors and hundreds of choices available from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., presented by Rogers TV.

    Brantford’s Rotary Beer Tent: The Rotary Beer Tent will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for those 19 years of age and older. Please respect the Smoke-Free Ontario Legislation, which maintains that smoking shall not be permitted in the tent, or on the field area of Lion’s Park.

    Campbell's Amusement Midway: The Campbell's Amusement Midway will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $3.00 per ticket or choose an unlimited ride bracelet for $25.00

    Campbell's Amusement KidZone: The Campbell's Amusement KidZone will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    The Marketplace: The Shopping Marketplace presented by Rogers TV, is open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. From fashion to housewares and so much more, the marketplace will be your one-stop shop. Support your local merchants as you find unique items to take home. 

    'Made in Ontario' Indoor Exhibit: Discover some of the most interesting Ontario-based showcases featuring exhibits from Ontario history, automobiles, manufacturing items, interesting provincial facts and more inside the arena from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you have a club or group you want to be featured FREE of charge, please submit your application for review before June 9, 2017. Email canadaday@brantford.ca or call 519-756-1500 ext. 5523 for more details. 

    Helicopter Rides: Helicopter Rides will be available for purchase as an individual or a group of 3. Make this weekend an extra special one for your family! Subject to weather and wind conditions.

    More information: http://www.discoverbrantford.ca/Celebrate150/BrantfordsCanadaDay150Celebration.aspx

    Time 10:00 am - 11:00 pm


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  • Supercrawl

    Supercrawl features three days of free music spread over multiple stages lining the length of James Street North. The festival… More >

    Supercrawl features three days of free music spread over multiple stages lining the length of James Street North. The festival attracts an average of 130,000 visitors annually to watch over 50 bands, making it one of the largest free music festivals in Ontario. The festival also showcases large-scale visual art installations, performance art, an artisan market, food trucks and fashion.

    Web http://supercrawl.ca/


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  • Brantford Village International Jazz Festival

    If you love jazz this is the event for you! We invite you to make the Trip to Harmony Square… More >

    If you love jazz this is the event for you! We invite you to make the Trip to Harmony Square in Brantford for great music and good vibes. With over 23 bands providing continuous free music during the day, we know you will have the time of your life.  Enjoy four stages of world class entertainment ranging from traditional jazz to Big Band Swing to Spanish Afro-Cuban grooves, to Dixieland Jazz. Be sure to check out the Canadaina Stage when you attend! 

     

    Web http://brantfordjazzfestival.com/


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