Steel City Star Power

The city of Hamilton isn’t just attracting its fair share of buzz these days, it’s also pulling in top tier talent for fall performances. As the city’s entertainment lineup kicks it up a notch, more and more out-of-towners are discovering that with great restaurants, ample parking, a hip downtown vibe, and competitive ticket prices, Hamilton is a great alternative to fighting Toronto traffic for a big-name performance. Check it out for yourself at one of these upcoming shows:

John Prine with special guest, Ron Sexsmith
September 10
Hamilton Place, Hamilton

When two singer songwriters of this calibre get together, you’re in for one unforgettable show. Other than a show in Toronto, this is Prine’s only other Canadian tour stop.

After the show: Fuel up on delicious Mexican fare at Mezcal TNT. Sunday nights are Social Nights and diners can enjoy a special seven-item “off-the-wall” menu of creative food and great drink deals. Fun fact: Mezcal TNT was recently recognized by the blog Narcity as one of the best Ontario restaurants worth getting out of the city for!

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Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago
October 29
FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton

Classic rocks fans won’t want to miss what Rolling Stone Magazine referred to as an “effortless blending of catalogs into one superjam.”

After the show: Keep the beat going with some more live music and a craft beer or cocktail at Baltimore House, one of the city’s best live music destinations.

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Carrie Underwood: The Storyteller Tour
November 6
FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton

While this concert features lasers, fireworks and incredible showmanship, you can bet that Ms. Underwood’s voice will steal the show. Ontario country music fans who want to catch Carrie on her latest tour need to head to Hamilton to do so, since this is the only tour date in the province.

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After the show: Check out the vinyl collection at Two Black Sheep while enjoying fresh oysters, charcuterie, delicious gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and killer craft cocktails.

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Jerry Seinfeld
October 22
Hamilton Place, Hamilton

The one-of-a-kind comedian returns to Hamilton to perform his stand-up routine. Luckily there are two performances (one at 7 pm and one at 9 pm), but you’ll want to get your tickets soon, as they’re both sure to be sellouts.

Before the show: Stop by LaPiazza Allegra to enjoy traditional Italian food with a contemporary twist.

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AGH World Film Fest 2016
Various locations in Hamilton
October 14 – 22

Don’t despair if you couldn’t get tickets for screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Art Gallery of Hamilton World Film Festival always brings a fantastic selection of films from the world’s best film festivals to venues around the city.

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