Press Release - August 9, 2014
Hamilton Music Awards, Festival & Conference
Makes a Move to Spring, Announces Host Venue
Now Accepting Award Nominations
& Festival Submissions!!
May 21-24, 2015
Dofasco Centre for the Arts & Various Venues
HAMILTON, CANADA (August 9, 2014): September Seventh Entertainment Limited announced today that the annual Hamilton Music Awards, Festival and Conference which has helped to put Hamilton on the map as a music city will be moving to the spring. Producer and Founder, Jean-Paul Gauthier, announced that the annual music industry event will take place May 21-24, 2015 at the Dofasco Centre for the Arts where the inaugural Awards shows took place in 2004. Gauthier stated, “We are very excited with this development because it provides every component of this event with exciting new growth opportunities which will enable this event to have a greater impact for local artists and the City of Hamilton.” As in previous years, various events will also take place on stages throughout Hamilton. 2015 marks a 20-year journey for the Hamilton Music Awards, Festival and Conference which began as Hamilton Music Scene, an unofficial pre-JUNO Festival, the first year the JUNO’S hit the road and landed in Hamilton, in March 1995.
The annual Hamilton Music Awards, Festival and Conference is now accepting Festival applications as well as Award nomination submissions for the Hamilton Music Awards and Hamilton Music Industry Awards. Award categories have been revamped for 2015. Festival applications, Rising Star Search applications, award nomination submission procedures and nomination forms are available at www.hamiltonmusicawards.com.
Ticket information and event details will be announced this fall.
The Hamilton Music Awards, Festival and Conference have featured appearances by most of Hamilton’s biggest musical success including Monster Truck, Daniel Lanois, Arkells, The Reason, Ian Thomas, Lighthouse, Eugene Levy, Jackie Washington, Garth Hudson, Teenage Head, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Whitehorse and many more. To date, over 600 awards have been given to local artists and industry. The conference is attended by over 700 students, artists and industry representatives annually and features guest speakers from all walks of the global music industry.