Music in Hamilton

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Hamilton is home to a vibrant music scene with a huge variety of talent, venues and events. The local music scene is growing, dynamic and diverse. It is an eclectic mix of performers, producers, products and performances. Hamilton’s music scene is founded on a long and established music history. In addition, established and emerging artists, businesses, professionals and festivals help make up what is often referred to as a 'music city'.

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A city that celebrates and supports a 'music city' has many elements. Whether you are a musician, work in the music industry, or are a music fan you can find a collection of resources here.

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Loans, Grants & Support for Musicians

There are many loans and grants that are for artists and musicians.

View all loans and grants

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Get Out & See Live Music

The best way to support local artists and our music scene is to attend a live show.

View music events every month

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The Hamilton Music Advisory Team (HMAT)

HMAT is a group of local music industry representatives who advise on the Music Strategy.

Learn about the HMAT Members

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Music Industry Events

View a list of music industry events like the annual Musician Entrepreneur Conference.

View all music industry events

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Music Mondays

Attend a free live show on Mondays at noon outside of City Hall.

Learn more about Music Mondays

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Hamilton’s Live Music Venues

Hamilton has a long list of places and spaces across the city where you can listen to live music.

Learn more about our music venues

Explore, Support & Discover the Many Elements of Hamilton’s Music Scene

It takes a lot to be a music city. Using Music Canada’s Mastering of a Music City template, here are some elements that help tell Hamilton’s story:

Hamilton Musicians

Explore these lists of amazing and diverse Hamilton musicians and playlists:

Places & Spaces

Projects that Engage the Community & Grow Audiences

Music Friendly & Musician Friendly Policies

Stay Connected

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Contact us

28 James Street North
Phone: 905-546-4233
Email: music@hamilton.ca