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Hillside Inside

February 9 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until February 10, 2019


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A winter celebration of music, art, literature, and diversity in beautiful downtown Guelph. Everyone welcome. Ticketed and free events. See www.hillsidefestival.ca for details.

Hillside Inside 2019

February 8 – 10


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Friday, February 8


Whitehorse with Birds of Chicago

First night of Hillside Inside 2019 kicks off with this fabulous show at the gorgeous and intimate Royal City Church in the heart of Guelph. Birds of ChicagoWhitehorse.

Saturday, February 9


Hillside Hockey 2019

Fun and friendly Hillside hockey! Bring your team, bring your cheerleaders, bring your own mug, and bring your donation for the Guelph Black Heritage Society!


A Beggars Banquet Brunch: Dead Flowers

Rolling Stones themed brunch to start your Saturday off right! Dead Flowers plays Stones country. “Torn and Frayed” chicken and waffles, anyone? $35 + HST, includes brunch and show. Reservations must be made with Royal Electric. Brunch reservations start at 10:30, show starts at noon.

Brunch: The Waverlys

Reservations must be made with Park Grocery. $35+HST includes brunch and show. Brunch reservations start at 10:30, show starts at 11:30.


Youth Showcase

Starting in Planet Bean at 11:00am and moving outdoors to Market Square at 12:30pm, this showcase of talented young musicians is sure to impress you! Presented in cooperation with Jam School.


Girls & Guitars: Hillside Songwriting Students

Since 2011, Hillside has been running three streams of the Girls & Guitars project, which is designed to address the gender imbalance in the music industry and to encourage female-identified musicians to write songs that speak of and to them. The students we will showcase are from the winter 2019 songwriting course.Alaina SampsonJulie TrippMichelle MunroeSember Wood.

Sunday, February 10


Beautiful Scars Brunch: Tom Wilson

Tom performs a literary recital based on his best selling book Beautiful Scars, which details his journey and discovery of his true identity. Co-presented by Eden Mills Writers’ Festival $35 + HST, includes brunch. Reservations must be made with Miijidaa. Brunch reservations start at 10:00, show starts at 11:30.


Gospel Brunch: The Weary Travellers

Reservations must be made with Bollywood Bistro. $35+HST includes brunch and show. Brunch reservations start at 10:15, show starts at 11:15.


Sound of Light: Nefe

Nefe kicks off our progressive-party style Sound of Light series! After the performance, follow drummer Gerima Harvey to our next venue.


Sound of Light: William Prince

Follow the sound of light to Guelph Music for a performance by William Prince!


Sound of Light: Cécile Doo-Kingué

Follow the sound of light to Pod for a performance by Cécile Doo-Kingué


Sound of Light: Andrew Craig

Follow the sound of light to Planet Bean for a performance by Andrew Craig


Sound of Light: Laurel Tubman and friends

Follow the sound of light to the art installation at Market Square! Laurel Tubman joins friends Karen Weigold, Anthony Fauré and Andrew Adridge to present a collection of travelling songs and other spirituals.


Music Weekends: Mark T Bluegrass Band with stepdancers Ailsa and Mika McCairley

The ever popular Sunday afternoon bluegrass session is back! This time, we’ve stepped it up a notch with the McCairley Sisters. Part of Music Weekends in Downtown Guelph. This is a Pay What You Can event.Mark T BandThe McCairley Sisters.

Royal Electric Bar & Public Eatery


February 9
8:00 am - 11:30 pm