Coming off the heels of Country Music Week, Supercrawl is set to be bigger and better than ever!
September is a great time to be in the Hamilton and here are two reasons to celebrate.
From September 13-16, Supercrawl is taking over downtown Hamilton featuring an exciting lineup of music, performances, food trucks, vendors, displays, art, fashion and activities for the entire family.
This year, Hamilton is also hosting Canadian Country Music Week from September 6 – 9. The city previously known for its steel and manufacturing is welcoming country music stars and fans from all over the world. Essentially, every weekend in September is jam-packed with excitement and activities in Hamilton.
With two huge festivities taking place just a few days apart, this year’s Supercrawl is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.
Now in its 10th year, Supercrawl is an annual art and indie music tradition founded in Hamilton ON. What started as an extension to compliment the city’s monthly Art Crawl, has grown from a one-day celebration featuring indie artists to a multi-day festivity that takes over all of James St N and the surrounding streets covering 17 city blocks! Last year’s Supercrawl drew over 220,000 people and in 2015, the festival received the Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence for Tourism Event of the Year. It was also shortlisted for the 2017 Canadian Tourism Awards’ Event of the Year, and named one of Festival & Events Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals/Events in Ontario (2015-2018).
This year’s Supercrawl musical lineup features dozens of artists on multiple stages including:
Poesy, who’s song Soldier of Love was used as the promotional song for the second season of the hit television show This is Us.
Broken Social Scene, a unique Canadian indie rock band that brings talent together on stage as a musical collective.
Ben Caplan, a Canadian folk musician born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario who’s embarked on back to back North American and European Tours.
Wintersleep, a 2008 Juno award-winning band that was selected as one of the opening acts by Paul McCartney for his concert at Halifax Common in 2009.
In addition to the musical talent and performances present at this year’s Supercrawl, fashion shows will take place featuring local favourites, Blackbird Studios, The Eye of Faith, True Hamiltonian and a handful of other designers and boutiques.
As if music and fashion weren’t enough to peak your interest, Supercrawl will also host performances including one from Circus Orange — a unique hybrid of entertainment- with live performances that are an eclectic mix of pyrotechnics, special effects, stunts and rigging.
No matter where you turn on James St N and the surrounding area, there will be something to do, see, taste and experience during the Supercrawl weekend. To say that the Supercrawl weekend will be stimulating is an understatement. Coming off the heels of Canadian Country Music Week, Supercrawl is set to be the biggest, wildest, and busiest one to date. If any of the Country Music star performers stick around for Supercrawl, we might be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Keith Urban, Serena Ryder, or Dallas Smith as we navigate the busy James St N, soaking in the energy of the grassroots event that has continued to grow exponentially over the last decade.