The Downtown Hamilton BIA is thrilled to announce the return of the Gore Park Summer Promenade for 2023, with a new and exciting format!
The Summer Promenade will run every Thursday from May 25 to August 31, and a change from previous years’ format means that there will be two bands playing each day, with a fun event in between the two sets. The first band will perform from 12 to 2 pm, there will be an activation from 2 to 4 pm, and the final band will take the stage from 4 to 6 pm. Designed to be a free, fun event for the entire family, this event transforms Gore Park into a bustling and inviting space to listen to music and enjoy your lunch and dinner, with 30 different opportunities to find a new favourite local band!
Seating and life-size games including connect 4, jenga and chess will be positioned throughout the park each Thursday, and there will be a variety of interesting vendors attending throughout the summer to share information about their organizations and the services that they provide. Weather permitting, there will be a food truck present at every day of the Summer Promenade.
The Summer Promenade would not be possible without the valuable work of Dr. Disc (20 Wilson Street). In 2019 we hired a sound technician from Dr. Disc to be on-site each day and ensure the quality of the sound, and their incredible work allows us to bring live music back to Gore Park again for another year.
The Summer Promenade is a rain-or-shine event with the exception of severe weather, and we will notify people of any necessary cancellations through our social media channels. Make sure to check our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more information and updates on who is attending each week. More information about food trucks and vendors will be posted soon. Here is the music line-up for the 2023 Summer Promenade:
|DATE||PERFORMER: 12 – 2 PM||PERFORMER: 4 – 6 PM|
|May 25, 2023||Carla & The Latintrain||Back Trax|
|June 1, 2023||Monterey Jack||LO-FI|
|June 8, 2023||Alfie Smith Duo||Trickbag|
|June 15, 2023||The John Restas Duo||Escapade|
|June 22, 2023||Sterling Stead||Rob Kirkham and Neon Rain|
|June 29, 2023||McCurlie, Doidge and Wiles||The Commandos|
|July 6, 2023||Channel 2||Hamilton Dixieland All-Stars|
|July 13, 2023||Aubrey Wilson Quartet||Further the Lion|
|July 20, 2023||Lowdown Dirty Mojos||Big John and the Night Trippers|
|July 27, 2023||Solstice Trio||Little Peter and the Elegants|
|August 3, 2023||Matt and Bruce||Jack Sith|
|August 10, 2023||Emily Kemp Group||Southbound Soul|
|August 17, 2023||Tuba4||Blues Monkeys|
|August 24, 2023||TBA – Stay Tuned!||TBA – Stay Tuned!|
|August 31, 2023||TBA – Stay Tuned!||TBA – Stay Tuned!|