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Hamilton is home to a vibrant music scene with a huge variety of talent, venues and events.
The city boasts deep musical roots and has produced great musical talents including legendary music producer Daniel Lanois, conductor Boris Brott, and blues performer Harrison Kennedy. More recent high-profile indie stars to come out of Hamilton include The Arkells, Junior Boys and Jessy Lanza.
The city has long drawn a wide range of performers from big international acts to homegrown local talent.
Hamilton is home to more than 200 music venues including:
- the arena-sized FirstOntario Centre (formerly Copps Coliseum)
- medium sized theatres including Hamilton Place, McIntyre Performing Arts Centre
- many well-known music clubs and bars
View the open data list of live music venues (XLS).
The city also hosts several successful music festivals including:
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