Hey folks,

Next weekend marks the 10th Annual Hamilton Music Awards, and to honor the HMA nominees on Fri, Nov 15 and Sat, Nov 16, Joey Balducchi of Spherical Productions booked 14 showcases in 8 different venues throughout the city, jam packed with HMA nominees, along with some great local non-nominated acts to fill out certain bills.

If you are interested in checking out a bunch of these acts in different venues throughout the festival weekend, I would recommend getting a HMA wristband, which is $19.50, and can be purchased at either Ticket Master, Dr Disc or Picks & Sticks.

If interested in doing this, I would suggest going through the schedules below and build your own personalized schedule, marking down who you want to see, and go from venue to venue to see the acts that interest you, since that is what I believe will make your festival experience the best it can be.

Here are the HMA Festival Showcases…

Fri, Nov 15 – Club Absinthe (Metal Showcase)
PARTYCAT (1:00AM)
Sleepshaker (12:00AM)
Laid To Rest (11:00PM)
Men to Wolves (10:00PM)
$8 cover / or free with a festival wristband.

Sat, Nov 16 – Club Absinthe (Hip Hop Showcase)
HAMILTON HI-CATS (1:00AM)
Hachey The Mouthpeace (12:00AM)
Lee Reed (11:00PM)
D-Toxx (10:00PM)
The Emsee (9:00PM)
$8 cover / or free with a festival wristband.

Fri, Nov 15 – Corktown (Pop/Rock Night)
TOP DEAD CENTER (1:00AM-1:45AM)
Allotrope (12:00AM-12:45AM)
Meme (11:00PM-11:45PM)
1220 Blast (10:00PM-10:45PM)
$8 cover / or free with a festival wristband.

Fri, Nov 15 – Casbah (Farewell Showcase)
SAINT ALVIA (Farewell Show) | (12:30AM-1:30AM)
June & July (Farewell Show) | (11:30PM-12:15PM)
The Ascot Royals (10:30PM-11:15PM)
Dirty Jeans (9:45PM-10:15PM) |
Pete Van Dyk & the Second Hand Band (9:00PM-9:30PM)
$15 cover / or free with a festival wristband.

Sat, Nov 16 – Casbah (Y108 Rock Showcase)
RADIO FREE UNIVERSE (12:30AM-1:15AM)
Sons of Revelry (11:30PM-12:15AM)
Tommy Gunn (10:30PM-11:15PM)
Flamingo Bay (9:45PM-10:15PM)
Dead City Soul Revue (9:00PM-9:30PM)
$8 cover / or free with a festival wristband.

Fri, Nov 15 – Casbah Lounge (Eclectic/Heavy/Punk Showcase)
NOTHING HELPER (1:00AM)
Gigantusk (12:00AM)
Gnarly Skull (11:00PM)
Better Homes for Meaner People (10:00PM)
$8 cover / or free with a festival wristband.

Sat, Nov 16 – Casbah Lounge (Acoustic Showcase)
QUAILS IN THE NEST (12:30AM-1:15AM)
Matt Paxton (11:30PM-12:15AM)
Timid, The Brave (10:30PM-11:15PM)
Sarah Beatty (9:45PM-10:15PM)
Danielle Beaudin (9:00PM-9:30PM)
$8 cover / or free with a festival wristband.

Fri, Nov 15 – This Ain’t Hollywood (Female Pop/Rock Night)
BUCKSHOT BEBEE & THE SECRET BOYFRIENDS (1:00AM-1:45AM)
Ginger St James Band (12:00AM-12:45AM)
Gillian Nicola & the Radio Interference (11:00PM-11:45PM)
Missy Bauman (10:00PM-10:45PM)
Molly Babin (9:00PM-9:45PM)
$8 cover / or free with a festival wristband.

Sat, Nov 16 – This Ain’t Hollywood (Rock Showcase)
PUBLIC ANIMAL (12:00am – 1:00am)
Tongue Fu (11:00pm – 11:45pm)
Loaded Dice (10:00pm – 10:45pm)
$8 cover / or free with a festival wristband.

Fri, Nov 15 – Baltimore House (Celtic Showcase)
THE SAINTS ARE COMING (12:30AM)
Steel City Rovers (11:30AM)
Ruth Sutherland (10:30PM)
Loril Shannik (9:30PM)
$8 cover / or free with a festival wristband.

Sat, Nov 16 – Baltimore House (Female Roots Showcase)
DAWN & MARRA (9:45pm – 10:30pm)
Tia McGraff (8:45pm – 9:30pm)
The Acoustics (7:45pm-8:30pm)
Robin Benedict (6:45pm-7:30pm)
$8 cover / or free with a festival wristband.

Fri, Nov 15 – Homegrown Hamilton (Acoustic Showcase)
SHAWN BRUSH (12:35-1:20AM)
Barn Katz (11:35PM-12:20AM)
Ghosts of Memphis (10:35PM-11:20PM)
Marcio Novelli (9:45PM-10:20PM)
Andy Griffiths (9:00PM-9:30PM)
$8 cover / or free with a festival wristband.

Sat, Nov 16 – Homegrown Hamilton (Pop/Rock Showcase)
MONARCH PROJECT (1:00AM)
The Kents (12:00AM)
Andreas (11:00PM)
Two Peace Extra Spicy (10:00PM)
Weekend Riot Club (9:00PM)
$8 cover / or free with a festival wristband.

Fri, Nov 15 – Bay City Music Hall (Blues Showcase)
SMOKE WAGON BLUES BAND (12:30AM-1:15AM)
Sonny Del-Rio & the 5 Star Revue (11:30PM-12:15AM)
Harrison Kennedy (10:30PM-11:15PM)
Andre Bisson (9:30PM-10:15PM)
$8 cover / or free with a festival wristband.

Hope to see you out during the HMA weekend to check out these awesome acts!!!

Joey Balducchi

Hamilton Music Awards
November 14-17, 2013
Awards | Festival | Conference
www.hamiltonmusicawards.com

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