Hamilton’s Supercrawl festival is a success story of explosive grassroots growth in a city tapping into the creative energy of its arts sector — and it’s not just locals taking notice. On November 10, 2015, the closing night of this year’s Ontario Tourism Summit, Supercrawl was honoured to receive the 2015 Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence for Tourism Event of the Year. The award is sponsored by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario.
“From the outset, Supercrawl has always promoted local artists, businesses and neighbourhoods far beyond the city’s borders, so this distinction is a reflection on them as much as us,” said Tim Potocic, Festival Director of Supercrawl. “It’s a real honour, and great to have confirmation that Supercrawl is on the provincial radar in a big way.”
“More than anything, it’s rewarding to see local teamwork and talent acknowledged,” Potocic added. “We’re dedicated to setting the bar high…
Thu Oct 23 - Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware
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Thu Oct 30 - Ottawa, ON - Knox Presbyterian Church
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Mon Nov 10 - Calgary, AB - Ironwood Stage & Grill
Tue Nov 11 - Kelowna, BC - The Minstrel Cafe & Bar
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Supercrawl — Hamilton’s annual celebration of music, art, fashion and culture — can be counted on to roll out an ambitious range of free programming that is embraced by audiences. Last year’s festival drew record crowds to James Street North, where they soaked up the sights, sounds, smells and (of course) flavours on offer.
This year, alongside heavyweight musical headliners like Monster Truck, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and Daniel Lanois, Supercrawl organizers are pleased to welcome the festival’s largest and most diverse array of food vendors to date: Roughly 40 food trucks and carts will span four city blocks. In addition to the stand-outs of the city’s robust homegrown food truck scene, the festival hosts a number of prominent out-of-towners serving up a mouthwatering variety of foods.
Sonic Unyon is pleased to announce the release of The Oh Susanna's "Namedropper" on October 21st via Sony Music Canada. This, the band's sophomore album will be available as a digital download as well as on CD and LP.
An estimated 165,000 people came out to last year’s Supercrawl to enjoy a weekend of music, art, fashion, food, street vendors and circus spectacle, so it’s a good idea to anticipate a crowd for this year’s festival (Sept 11-13, 2015) and plan accordingly. Supercrawl wants to make sure that festival-goers have convenient options and plenty of choice when it comes to getting here and getting around. Whether it’s a free festival shuttle or a free bike corral, a bike-share SoBi Superhub or the best place to park to get close to the heart of the action, festival organizers have you covered.
You'll find an interactive Supercrawl map here.
The south end of Supercrawl’s festival corridor (James & King) is 2-3 blocks northwest of the Hamilton GO Centre and the north end (James & Murray) is 1 block southeast of the new…
Sonic Unyon is pleased to announce the release of The Dinner Belles "the River and the Willow" on October 28th via Sony Music Canada. This, the band's sophomore album will be available as a digital download as well as on CD and 180 gram LP.
Supercrawl organizers believe that aside from walking, the best way to get to Supercrawl is by bicycle. As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainable transportation, Supercrawl is making it easier than ever to get to Hamilton's music and arts festival. In conjunction with SoBi Hamilton, a SoBi Superhub will be located in the parking lot just southwest of the James and Cannon intersection. (You'll find it marked with a blue pin on the Supercrawl 2015 festival map.)
The Superhub location is fitting because it is located directly beside the Cannon Street Cycle Track, the three-kilometer protected two-way bike lane that had its ribbon-cutting at James and Cannon a year ago — on the opening day of Supercrawl 2014. The Superhub will be dedicated to SoBi parking only, allowing dozens of visitors easy and convenient access to the heart of the festival using Hamilton's bike share system.
Sonic Unyon is proud to welcome Hamilton's WTCHS to our roster. "It's Not A Cross, It's A Curse!" is available now on white 12" vinyl on London, Ontario's Out of Sound Records while the digital version is available everywhere through Sonic Unyon. Look for new material from WTCHS in the months to come. Meanwhile check out their video for Over Kilmer .
Hamilton’s favourite urban festival — Supercrawl (September 11-13, 2015) — has established itself as a must-see event on the country’s festival circuit, and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 festivals and events in the province by Festivals & Events Ontario. A big part of that winning appeal is the festival’s attention to programming created with the intent of entertaining and engaging parents, children and creative spirits of all ages.
Made possible by ArcelorMittal Dofasco, the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Family Zone features engaging family-friendly programming that showcases Hamilton’s abundant creative talent and wealth of community cultural organizations. Its activity spans two days, Saturday, September 12, 2015 and Sunday, September 13, 2015, on York Boulevard between James and Park Streets. Programming will run from noon daily and will wrap up shortly after the stage performances conclude at 6pm.
Audiences at the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Stage will enjoy colourful aerial…
A perennial favourite of Supercrawl audiences, Circus Orange returns to downtown Hamilton for the fourth straight year as part of Supercrawl 2015 (September 11-13, 2015). Returning audiences will doubtless prove beyond doubt that they are as big of a festival draw as most of Supercrawl’s headlining performers.
Circus Orange’s conceptual performances have been a consistent Supercrawl highlight since they first brought their production spectacular to Supercrawl. A breathtaking blend of pyrotechnic punch, eye-popping special effects, graceful aerial artistry and gymnastic stunt work, the Hamilton-based performance company marries these elements into a singular entertainment experience that stops people in their tracks.
In 2012, it was their high-altitude aerialist production Pyro Mobile. In 2013, Circus Orange featured a pedal-powered Pyro Copter, a flying opera singer with a dramatic pyro waterfall, a flamethrower trampoline act, and a crane-based aerial silks show for good measure. Last year, it was the massive…
Entering its seventh season, Supercrawl (September 11-13, 2015) continues to inspire and delight lovers of arts and culture with the announcement of the exhibiting artists for this year’s urban arts and music festival. Supercrawl has always aimed to celebrate the freedom found on James Street North’s monthly Art Crawl, which has historically stepped outside of traditional gallery space and exhibited artwork that challenges expectations, generates curiosity about contemporary art and offers audiences entry to a spectrum of ideas. In 2015, Supercrawl builds on that tradition with a slate of festival programming that will challenge, confound and delight audiences. An eclectic array of visiting contemporary artists from across Canada will be among those showcased during this year’s festival.
Multidisciplinary Montreal artist Coral Short believes that interactivity is crucial within her practice as it breaks down barriers between artist and audience. She will call on her background in fibres…
Supercrawl’s fashion showcases have been one of the event’s breakout successes in recent years, and inspired a larger production and dedicated Supercrawl Fashion Zone at last year’s festival. Crowds flocked to the zone to enjoy a steady stream of runway showcases and talks.
This September, the Supercrawl Fashion Zone relocates to James between Barton and Murray, where enhanced production infrastructure will allow for a big-canvas makeover of the zone and three days of fashion — Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13 — on the Mohawk College Fashion Stage, with programming curated by the Supercrawl Fashion Committee.
Audiences can expect to find a host of independent designers, speakers and vendors on a block dedicated to highlighting independent fashion. Featured designers will include Blackbird Studios, Designs by Mallory, Eye of Faith, Gattina, Inna, Lissa Hill Leather, Plastik Wrap, Vespidame and…
Supercrawl Productions organizers today made three big show announcements — two ticketed Supercrawl Presents concert events and the musical lineup for the free festival component of Supercrawl 2015. The event took place at cultural space Mills Hardware.
Joining festival organizers at the lunch-hour launch were Monster Truck and Elliott Brood (with the latter playing a brief pop-up set) as well as honoured guests Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, and Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Minister Responsible for the Pan and Parapan American Games, taking the occasion of this multi-event announcement to make an important reveal of their own — the permanent extension of the government’s Ontario Music Fund program in support of the province’s music industry.
Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger was also on hand to express the City’s support for Supercrawl and Hamilton’s creative industries.
The 2015 festival promises to be the…
Supercrawl & Global Spectrum present
The Official 2014 Supercrawl Kick-Off Event
A TRIBE CALLED RED
MOLSON CANADIAN STUDIO
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2014 – 8:00PM
TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY JULY 18TH 10:00AM
Supercrawl and Global Spectrum are excited to announce that Juno-winning DJ collective A Tribe Called Red will kick off the Supercrawl 2014 festivities at Molson Canadian Studio on Thursday, September 11, 2014.
Every ATCR concert is an infectious dance party and the upcoming show promises to be a memorably high-energy launch for the sixth annual Supercrawl festival – taking place September 12, 13, and 14 in Hamilton, Ontario along James Street North.
Tickets for A Tribe Called Red can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.ca/event/10004CEA899E5255, by phone at 1-855-872-5000 or in person at the FirstOntario Centre Box Office (101 York Blvd., Hamilton).
Bursting forth from Canada’s…