Sciencey and soulbending, quirky and captivating, award winning and critically acclaimed, Hamilton’s Sarah Beatty supplies warmth, wit, and lady powered anthems that everyone can sing along to. 🎙
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. 🎙
“Flat 5 is a funkified collective hailing from Hamiton, 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. 🎸
Mount Farewell is a Canadian indie-pop group from Burlington, Ontario that draw on many influences including LANY, Phil Collins and St. Lucia. Their debut EP release concert Love Letter Home sold out and their music is featured on various music blogs, YouTube playlists and radio programs. 🎵
Award winner Pip writes distinctive and melodic artpop songs with jazz and world elements: some songs make you want to do a latin dance; some make you feel the beauty of life. He has lived in and performed across South East Asia, Europe, and Korea. Pip was influenced by world rhythms and lute music. He lives in Hamilton. 🎵
The Ollivanders are an original jam band from Six Nations of the Grand River and Caledonia, ON. Their debut album, ‘Two Suns’ won the Native American Music Award for Best Rock Recording. Band members include Martin Isaacs, lead guitar and vocals; Ryan Johnson, bass; Ryan Mickeloff, percussion; and Roxanne Rendle, rhythm guitar and vocals. 🎵
Marcus Starr's music fuses roots blues and soul with a hint of rock and roll. Marcus can be seen playing solo acoustic and with his electric band. Marcus Starr is set to release his first solo record this summer, titled 'Going to Muscle Shoals', which was produced by Brock Zeman. 🎵
Alex Whorms and Ailish Corbett
Performing contemporary pop and folk songs, Alex Whorms (piano, vocals) and Ailish Corbett (violin) are a versatile musical duo from Hamilton, ON. They are both featured on Alex's "Our Lives" EP (available on all streaming platforms) and have toured internationally with a full band. 🎵
Harbourtown Sound is a Professional Chorus of Amateur Singers and the Hamilton Chapter of the Ontario District of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Since 2003, they have been deliver ing memorable a cappella jazz, swing, soft rock, pop, traditional and inspirational music performances. They are sponsoring the Harbourtown Stage at the festival this year and will be performing several times throughout the day. 🎵
Run Maggie Run
Formed in January of 2016, it didn't take long for the Hamilton-based collective to find their sound. Musically formed from a unique medley of influences, ranging from folk to prog-metal, and lyrically influenced by old folk legends, the result is something truly special; powerful music that sticks with you long after the final notes fade. 🎵
Elise mixes guitar-driven folk, soaring melodies, spoken word, and friendly conversation as she asks probing questions and reveals an honest faith. She studies writing and international development at Redeemer University College, and recently released a five-song EP entitled "Unearthed." 🎵
Bringing together the talents of Chrisy Hurn(vocals, guitar), Nimal Agalawatte (bass, synth) and Brandon Munro (drums), the band hail from Hamilton, Ontario and were named Basement Revolver due to Chrisy’s basement apartment, rather than any trigger happy leanings. Their ascent to the spotlight has been a steady trajectory, capitalising on the success of their debut single “Johnny” in 2016. The track garnered endorsements from DIY Magazine and Exclaim! as well as respected tastemakers Gold Flake Paint, who hailed it a “‘favourite song of the year” contender. They had stumbled across a sound that is capable of stripping listeners of inhibition, yet heavy hitting enough to leave a lasting impression. 🎵
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