Festival Kick Off!
Streaming LIVE online this year, the Fringe gives each company the chance to pitch their show to you (the audience) in only 90 seconds!
Join us as we stream live from Bridgeworks Event Space on Wednesday, July 14 at 7:30pm.
Hosted LIVE by Senjuti Sarker and Josh Taylor along with Nezqwik as their supporting band, this fun and raucous night will also feature performances by Hamilton Aerial Group and a few special guest appearances. Keep your program and pen nearby to plan your Fringe. Stay tuned for a full set by Nezqwik after the show! Ticket-holders can access this event from any device with an Internet connection or you can reserve a table at the Fringe Club Patio here.
Nezqwik is a contemporary quartet based out of Toronto and Hamilton made up of Aleef Mehdi (guitar), Ben Duff (bass), Jeremy Hucal (keys), and Jinu Isac (drums). Inspired by an array of genres ranging from hip-hop to jazz fusion, they weave together intricate textures to create something unique and accessible. Experience first-hand why the band’s philosophy can best be described in just three short words; Groove. Pocket. Colour.
See you there! (Well, you’ll see us there. You’ll be watching online. Why not send us some vibes over social media and tag #HFFKickOff?)
PLUS grab a cold beer courtesy of Collective Arts ($5 tall can with your Digital Backer ‘Button’) at the outdoor Fringe Club Patio, located just in front of Bridgeworks Event Space (125 Barton St. W., South Building) while enjoying the musical stylings of Nezqwik at our Kick Off Party!
Tickets are $10 in advance. 50% of ticket sales will be donated to the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Save the Evidence campaign. Save the Evidence is a campaign to raise awareness and support for the restoration of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School, and to develop the building into an Interpreted Historic Site and Educational Resource. As a site of conscience, the final goal is to create a fully-realized Interpretive Centre that will be the definitive destination for information about the history of Residential Schools in Canada, the experiences of Survivors of the schools, and the impact that the Residential School system has had on our communities. Learn more: https://woodlandculturalcentre.ca/the-campaign/.