What – Festival of Friends Day 1
When – August 3, 2018
Where – Gage Park, Hamilton ON
The Festival of Friends is an outdoor music, art, and crafts festival in Hamilton, ON. It has been produced annually since 1976. Admission to the Festival has always been – and will always remain – free to everyone.
The Festival strives to enrich the quality of life by promoting and celebrating all aspects of cultural life; to support artists and cultural groups through programs accessible to all people within Greater Hamilton and beyond.
The objectives are to conceive, organize, promote and execute a free major annual musical festival event in the Hamilton-Wentworth Region. The event themes highlight the richness of a particular component of the Canadian mosaic. The event is produced efficiently by professional staff and well-trained, experienced volunteers. The event creates a vehicle for tourism and education. They nurture enjoyment of the arts and are programmed for family enjoyment and education. The objectives are achieved primarily through the production of a major musical and cultural event held annually.
The Dunlop Brothers:
Sam Roberts Band:
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I shoot live music performances and concerts. I love the excitement of entering a venue, knowing that I’ll be photographing a concert and enjoying the energy of the crowd. There’s nothing like being in a venue and looking at the expressions on the faces of people who are all transfixed by the talent onstage. I shoot about 120 shows each year, averaging 2 bands per show, as well as several all-day and weekend festivals in and around Southern Ontario. From the large venues to very small ones, bright lights or barely lit stages, I hope that my photos capture the enjoyment the artists have in doing what they love to do.