Hamilton Music Awards
Hamilton Music AwardsThe Hamilton Music Awards, Conference and Festival has become one of Hamilton’s most important annual musical events. The event was introduced in 1995 as a music festival (then called Hamilton Music Scene) to showcase local talent for the international music industry who were in town for the JUNO Awards. The event has grown significantly since then and now includes a nationally broadcast music awards show, an industry awards show, festival, conference and Rising Star Search. Each year the event attracts music industry executives and fans from across Canada. Stars such as Monster Truck, Arkells, Lighthouse, U2 (via satellite), Teenage Head, Garth Hudson, Eugene Levy, Daniel Lanois, Sam Roberts, Sarah Harmer, Cathy Jones, have made appearances at Hamilton Music Awards events.

We are excited to be back at the Dofasco Centre for the Arts in 2016. The 750-seat Irving Zucker Theatre and clubs throughout downtown will make for an exciting weekend of music in Hamilton. See you there!!

Press Release - January 9, 2016

Hamilton Music Awards Dates Announced!!

Now Accepting Award
Nominations & Festival Submissions!!

May 26-29, 2016

Dofasco Centre for the Arts &
Various Venues Hamilton, Ontario

HAMILTON, CANADA (January 9, 2016): September Seventh Entertainment Limited announced today that the annual music industry event will take place May 26-29, 2016 at the Dofasco Centre for the Arts and various venues in downtown Hamilton. The Hamilton Music Awards started out as Hamilton Music Scene, an unofficial pre-JUNO Festival, when the JUNO'S landed in Hamilton, in March 1995.

The HMA's are now accepting Festival applications as well as Award nomination submissions for the Hamilton Music Awards and Hamilton Music Industry Awards. A new category - Group of the Year, has been added to the list of available Hamilton Music Award categories. Festival applications, Rising Star Search applications, award nomination submission procedures and nomination forms to the right of this site.

Ticket information and event details will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Hamilton Music Awards 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 700 awards have been given to local artists and industry.


For more information please contact:

Jean-Paul Gauthier
September Seventh Entertainment Limited
(905) 383-4005
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