Ashley MacIsaac, the Sadies and David Usher to Play Gage Park on Canada Day Weekend

Cape Breton fiddle sensation Ashley MacIsaac, country-rock quartet The Sadies and indie-rock crooner David Usher will be the headline acts as the It's Your Festival celebrates Canada's 150th birthday, June 30 to July 2, Gage Park.

Usher, former frontman for the indie-rock band Moist, will take the main stage Friday, June 30, while The Sadies and MacIsaac perform as a double headlining bill on Saturday, July 1. Ammoye, Jay Cartier, Eyesus and Hardcore are slotted to provide a night of reggae on Sunday, July 2.

Admission to the festival is free.

As well, the festival will feature a Canadian citizenship ceremony, the third annual parade of cultures, a talent search, spelling bee, bingo games, a song contest, a beer garden, an international food court, an art contest, a giant birthday cake and a baby contest. For children, there will also be a midway, water games, bubble soccer and pony rides.

The festival, organized by the Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council since 1969, runs noon to 11 p.m. daily.

For more information, visit the website


Gage Park Main Stage

June 30 to July 2

Friday, June 30

Noon - The Red Decade

1 p.m. - Baila Wellness presents Zoomba & Buti Yoga

2:30 p.m. - The Power of Dance

3 p.m. - The Vaudevillian

4 p.m. - Circle 5

5 p.m. - Cadillac Bill & The Creeping Bent

6 p.m. - Dave Rave & Hailey Rose

8 p.m. - David Usher

Saturday, July 1

11 a.m. - Healthy Aboriginal Drum Circle

11:55 a.m. - Parade of Cultures arrives at the Bandshell

Noon - Official Canada Day Ceremony, followed by Canada Day Cake

2 p.m. - Jude Johnson

3:30 p.m. - Baila Wellness flash mob dance

3:35 p.m. - SLOGA Serbian Dance Group

4:30 p.m. - G Sole Band

6 p.m. - TG Swampbusters

7 p.m. - Canada 150 Song Contest winner performs

7:30 p.m. - Ashley MacIsaac

9 p.m. - The Sadies

Sunday, July 2

1 p.m. - Solstice

2:30 p.m. - Miles from Nowhere

4:30 p.m. - Gospel Choir

6:30 p.m. - Riddim Riders

8 p.m. - Destiny

9:30 p.m. - Ammoye, Jay Cartier, Eyesus and Hardcore

The Hamilton Spectator

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