SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019
11:45 - 6:00
Come out to celebrate this year's theme of Liberation with Hamilton's Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ community in beautiful Gage Park. There will be 90+ local vendors, 15 live performances, and a chance to connect with your community. See you there (rain or shine)!
Carole Pope is an agent provocateur pushing the boundaries of sexuality, sexual politics, and the status quo. Short listed for the Polaris prize, her work has been recognized with three Juno Awards, multiple independent music awards, a Genie Award. 4 gold, 1 platinum and 1 double platinum album. Her latest singles This is Not A Test (Sony Red) and Resist It with Kevin Hearn are available everywhere. A new single I’m There drops in June.
Pope has toured with David Bowie and performed at Roskilde, World Pride, MOCCA, Fashion Cares 25 with Elton John, Largo, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The AGO, ROM, Arts Wells, Luminato, Joe’s Pub, The Global Cabaret Festival, The Frostbite Festival, Reykjavik, The Vancouver Folk Festival. Riverfest, Toronto, Los Angeles, Montreal, San Diego, San Francisco Prides, the Michigan Womyn’s Festival and the Viper Room. She appeared in SUCK a Vampire movie along with guest stars Moby, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper and Henry Rollins
Pope has contributed music to film and television, including Transparent Season Two, Love or Whatever, Never saw it Coming, The L Word, General Idea Art AIDs and the fin de siecle The Trailer Park Boys Movie, This Revolution, Queer As Folk, The Five Senses, and Cruising. Her seminal band “Rough Trade” was on the short list for the Polaris Prize and were inducted into the Indy Hall of Fame during Canadian Music Week.
A professional musician since 1988, Myke has released two CDs of his own music and three CDs of comedy music with Balderdash and Humbug. Myke has worked with Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, Leon Redbone and Cat Stevens, and has entertained everywhere from street corners to heavy metal clubs to hospitals to Royal Albert Hall. As a classically trained singer, a tenor soloist at St. Paul's Presbyterian church and also a founding member of the Hamilton Gay Men's Chorus, Myke has performed in musicals by Hammer Entertainment and the Player's Guild and works as accompanist for The Harlequin Singers.
TROY BOY ENTERTAINMENT
The Frat Pack
Ladies On The Edge
A singer/songwriter who plays along solo with her ukulele, Megan Bevilacqua's style of music ranges into the alternative style. With 3 years of performing and one year of writing songs, Megan has been featured on the album, ‘Tree Of Stars: Telling Our Stories’ with her original song "Cliché."
Ben Agiter is not just any moustachioed, macho, muscle man gyrating his pelvis in his underwear. Known for his explosive Big Dick Energy, he performs a raunchy caricature of hyper-masculinity. Whether you call him a drag king, gender performer or boylesque artist, his provocative dance moves will quench your thirst, but still leave you wanting more.
Deviants & the Odd Man Out
Deviants and the Odd Man Out (DOMO) is a four-piece Alternative Punk band from Newcastle, Ontario that can often be found performing around the Hamilton-Niagara area. Proud members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community, DOMO is guaranteed to be loud, fast, and always ready to get a crowd pumped!
With an innovative and energetic stage presence plus songs of friendship and togetherness in a broken world, Robin Jupiter has, in his own words, definitely DEFINITELY wowed audiences for years with his unmatched magnetism, colourful costumes including his signature helicopter hat, and moving songs such as "Follow The Rainbow," "Love Is Love Is Love," "Always My Friends," and more!
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Saturday, 15 June 2019
The Frat Pack
Troy Boy Entertainment
Ben Agiter / Victoria Dior
Deviants and the Odd Man Out
Ladies on the Edge