2014 Hamilton Blues And Roots Line-Up

Sonic Unyon is happy to announce the lineup and details for the second annual Hamilton Blues and Roots Festival, located in Westdale Village.

The free, family-friendly festival will take place on Saturday, June 7, from 12:00 noon to 11:00 p.m.

Headlining Saturday night is the self-professed purveyors of Swamp Roots Rock, Ottawa’s Monkey Junk. William Shatner calls them The Sultans of Swamp R&B–high praise from the captain of a starship. Monkey Junk also won the 2012 Juno Award for Best Blues album.

Also headlining is Hamilton’s Jesse O’Brien, who will bring some experienced hometown blues chops to the festival.  Joining Jesse will be special guests Steve Strongman and Chuck Jackson (Downchild).

Other performers include hometown blues legend Harrison Kennedy, Constantines frontman Bry Webb, Banned from Heaven with Laura Cole, Mark McNeil, Steve Sinnicks, and members of the Hamilton Blues Society.

In addition to main-stage performers, buskers, including Matthew de Zoete, will be roaming the Westdale Village offering extra entertainment.

The merchants of Westdale Village will be out in force, showing why the Village is one of Hamilton’s best kept secrets. In addition, some of Hamilton’s best food trucks will be joining us for the day.

Thanks to the Westdale Village BIA, Judy Marsales Real Estate, TD Bank, the City of Hamilton, and our volunteers for their support in making this happen.

The Hamilton Blues and Roots Festival is a Sonic Unyon production.





9:30 – 11:00 p.m. MonkeyJunk

7:45 – 9:00 p.m. Jesse O’Brien with Steve Strongman and Chuck Jackson

6:00 – 7:10 p.m. Hamilton Blues Society

4:15 – 5:15 p.m. Banned from Heaven with Laura Cole

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Bry Webb

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Harrison Kennedy

12:30 – 12:55 p.m. Mark McNeil

12:00 – 12:25 p.m. Steve Sinnicks

About Sonic Unyon

You may know us from our indie record label (celebrating over 20 years of releasing great music), Supercrawl, Because Beer, Seven Sundays in Gage Park, Hamilton Blues and Roots Festival, our new downtown event space Mills Hardware, or our commitment to bringing Downtown Hamilton back to life. If you don’t know us from any of those, then hello, it’s a pleasure to meet you.

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