2023 Summer Promenade

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:

May 25, 2023Carla & The LatintrainBack Trax
June 1, 2023Monterey JackLO-FI
June 8, 2023Alfie Smith DuoTrickbag
June 15, 2023The John Restas DuoEscapade
June 22, 2023Sterling SteadRob Kirkham and Neon Rain
June 29, 2023McCurlie, Doidge and WilesThe Commandos
July 6, 2023Channel 2Hamilton Dixieland All-Stars
July 13, 2023Aubrey Wilson QuartetFurther the Lion
July 20, 2023Lowdown Dirty MojosBig John and the Night Trippers
July 27, 2023Solstice TrioLittle Peter and the Elegants
August 3, 2023Matt and BruceJack Sith
August 10, 2023Emily Kemp GroupSouthbound Soul
August 17, 2023Tuba4Blues Monkeys
August 24, 2023Ian James BainElyse Saunders
August 31, 2023Kelsi MayneGenevieve Fisher
** Line-up is subject to change. In the event of changes or cancellations, we will do our best to update this schedule in a timely manner.

This project is funded in part by the City of Hamilton.



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