A Mid Summer’s Dream

Last year’s first annual Mid Summer’s Dream festival ended up being one of my favourite events of the year, and by far the most unique. This year’s MSD fest promises to be even bigger and better than the last. To get an idea what you’re in for, take a look at my colourful post from last summer. I Heart Hamilton is happy to be a supporter of this year’s event!

Part colour festival, part peace pow wow, part food drive, there will be tons of live music, food trucks, and more. Come out and enjoy a summer day in one of the city’s most beautiful parks.

A Mid Summer’s Dream
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Gage Park, 1000 Main Street East
2PM – 10PM
(But please bring a non-perishable item for the food drive!)
Facebook event page
Twitter @hamontcolour #MSD
Watch the promo videos on YouTube

Official poster for A Mid Summer's Dream
Official poster for A Mid Summer’s Dream

Live performances by:
The Weekend Riot Club
Jetpacks To Jupiter
The Ohnia Kara Drummers (Native Drumming Group)
Neeraj Prem (Sitar and Tabla)
Panama Red
Basking Shark (Traditional Irish music)
Rhythm Church
Hachey the MouthPEACE
The Monarch Project
Cydewalk Cypherz
& more

Gage Park’s historic bandshell is a landmark to Hamilton. The vibrant blue stage is just perfect for this festival and it sounds amazing up there. Check out my footage of Hachey the MouthPEACE performing at last year’s fest.

This year’s lineup is an eclectic mix and filled with even more local talent. Stay tuned for my interviews with a couple of the performers as we get closer to the festival.

Of course, I can’t wait to get doused in all the colours again! Check out a video I took of one of the colour throws at last year’s Mid Summer’s Dream.

Tune into A Mid Summer’s Dream presenting media partner 102.9 K-Lite FM for more info on the event.

– Kristin

Kristin Archer is the creator of I Heart Hamilton (www.ihearthamilton.ca), where she has blogged about experiences around her hometown since 2011, growing a social media presence along the way. Encouraging locals to “be a tourist in your own city,” she promotes arts and culture across her various social media platforms, blog, and weekly radio show on 93.3 CFMU.

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