Hillside Inside 2017

February 9 – 12

Performance Schedule

Thursday, February 9

Friday, February 10


Steve Poltz with special guests Murder Murder

Doors @ 8pm; General Admission - Standing.Murder Murder, Steve Poltz.

Saturday, February 11


The Short Apology of Albert Batch

Eccentric (and much-distracted) cartoonist and illustrator Seth (aka Gregory Gallant) has built and staged a complete marionette play about fictional cartoonist Albert Batch. This short film captures six minutes of it. The film will play on a loop at the Bookshelf all day. This event is FREE and co-presented with The Guelph Film Festival.


Girls and Guitars Showcase Tour - First Stop

This tour features singer-songwriters performing in storefronts in the downtown core from 11:00 am to 2:00pm in progressive party fashion. These female performers are at different stages of their careers, some full-time professionals and some fairly new to the scene. All share a passion for performance, for music, and for creative expression--which we share with them. Begin the adventure with us at Millennium Clothing (24 Wilson St.) at 11am and we'll guide you through!Brighid Fry, Carolyn Ross, Pascale Padilla.

Youth Music

Performances from Kara Proeschel, Emma Bell Woodward, Avalon Burn, Maggie Wareham, Nicole Brenner, Avalon Burn, Torrie Wagner, Claire Thorne and Mackenzie Wilson, Gabrielle Santin, Claire Thorne, Zach Pereira, Thomas McIlwraith, Noah Allard, Cullen Roach, Robert Rozzi, Josh Collesso, Dane Kirkpatrick, Raichlee Kelly, Julian Murphy, Kieran Bates, Josh Collesso, Emma Goodridge, Jacob Pearl, Logan Fell, Hayden Jones, Tristan Culbert, Brooke Pedersen, Julian Murphy, Matthew Lafontaine, Nicholas Lafontaine, Kieran Bates, Josh Colesso, Carlan Pulkinnen, Thomas McIlwraith


Girls and Guitars Showcase Tour - Second Stop

Lex and Sara are a Canadian acoustic duo based out of Guelph, ON. With their sister-like friendship, the girls perform their original music and a wide range of covers with a u...


Girls and Guitars Showcase Tour - Third Stop

A veteran of the Canadian music scene, with her genre defying style and indie approach, McLean has carved her own path along the way. Ambre has released 3 studio album’s, gar...


Girls and Guitars Showcase Tour - Fourth Stop

Darling Cora (Darlene Cuevas) is a singer-songwriter whose music blends and bends genres to create songs that touch the head and heart. With a supple voice brimming with soul and grace, thoughtful lyr...


Girls and Guitars Showcase Tour - Fifth Stop

“Doris Folkens paints songs with the careful detail of an artist capturing deep feelings and profound narratives,” believes professional songwriter, Keppie Coutts. Doris forged her talent ...


Le Trouble

Co-presented with Downtown Guelph Business Association as part of Guelph Music Weekends. PWYC.


DJ Shub with special guests Lido Pimienta and HEAT

Doors @ 8pm; General Admission - Standing. Special thanks to our pals at CFRU 93.3 for co-presenting this with us! DJ Shub, HEAT, Lido Pimienta.

Sunday, February 12


Hand Drumming Workshop

This is the sixth year that our winter festival has offered a drumming workshop for the experienced and inexperienced alike. Guelph’s Jamie Andrews of Jembe Solutions, who focuses on West African percussion, will facilitate this year’s free workshop. Participants are invited to bring along their own drums or to use the ones we will have on hand. Come make some joyful noise!


Sunday Morning Brunch with Begonia

Book your table in person with Miijidaa; seatings begin at 10am, show follows at 11:30am. Tickets are $25 plus HST, cash sales only. Each ticket includes your brunch and admission to the show. This show is not included in the weekend pass.


A Circle for Sound - Listening and Improvising with Gary Diggins

Join Gary Diggins for a spirited session of creating moods, modes, and soundscapes.  No musical experience is necessary.  User-friendly instruments will be available.  We’ll play with vocal and instrument possibilities, using the airwaves as our canvas.  Listen.  Explore.  Express.


Bluegrass with The Blurry Pickers

Co-presented with Downtown Guelph Business Association as part of Guelph Music Weekends. PWYC.