Who: 30 bands including: Auras, F—ed Up, ’68, Sweet Toothe, Romancer, Courage My Love, Bad Egg, Exalt, Excuses, Excuses, Sam Coffey…
When: September 21, 2019
Where: Maxwell’s, Waterloo ON
Long-time Ontario music promoter Kyle Wappler says HopeFest is a community-built event for music lovers by music lovers. He is the drive behind this now yearly event that in 2019 saw 30 bands perform at Maxwell’s in Waterloo with other shows in local venues all creating a great day of multi-genre alternative music sampling.
Most bands were local or had a significant connection coming of age in the Kitchener-Waterloo scene. Two stages and an acoustic performance area showcased a non-stop stream of high energy; rock, hardcore, punk, metal, emo or blend thereof. Congratulations on a successful event that had a very positive vibe and seemed to make every band and the audience complicit in a special musical experience.
Courage My Love:
Six of Swords:
Your Pal Bill:
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Live music photography allows me to combine two great passions. As a life long music fan and off and on photographer this a great match. From shooting small dark shows that leave me cursing the lack of light but energize me with their intensity, to large venues where larger than life productions entertain and amaze I am a fan of them all. I love living in the small town of Elora and continue to be amazed at the great calibre of musicians that come through this part of Ontario. Hoping to share some of this musical talent through my photography.