Hillside Inside 2018

February 10 – 11

Schedule Inside 2018

Saturday, February 10


Girls & Guitars : Hillside Songwriters

Come see our songwriting students who have been working hard crafting their stories in song. Our students include Clarissa Shepherd, Jaime Daub, Rosie Kubinec and Emeshe Nagy-Zambo!


Girls & Guitars : Mov

This war researcher has spent her career travelling global conflict zones and now she translates her war stories into spoken word pieces as a therapeutic exercise.


Queers on Quebec Street : Janice Jo Lee

Janice is a hard femme queer radical Korean-Canadian, folk musician, spoken word poet and theatre artist rooted in Kitchener.

Youth Showcase!

Our city is home to some truly creative people and this is a great way to see the next generation. This event is put on in co-ordination with the Guelph Jam School.


Queers on Quebec Street: Sandy Stubbert

Sandy is relaunching her music career, at the age of 56, with the upcoming release of her 4th studio album in 2018


Queers on Quebec Street: LAL

Through their exploration of a dynamic range of diasporic rhythms, LAL have developed a sound that ingeniously integrates their South Asian and West Indian roots with jazz sensibilities, hip-hop and authentic soul--all encased in a fresh and eclectic electronic sound.


Queers on Quebec Street: Regina Gently

Same package, brand new sound. High kicks, deep splits, fierce tongue and a soft touch. 


Queers on Quebec Street : Evangeline Gentle

Evangeline's expressive lyrics and haunting vocals bring boldness and bravery to folk-rock music, and serve to break the boundaries of love.


Girls & Guitars : Dani Saldo

18-year-old Filipino-Canadian artist, songwriter & model Dani Saldo has been performing ever since birth and she is currently working on the release of her first debut album!


Girls & Guitars : The Waverlys

The Waverlys are an Alternative-Folk duo with minimal instrumentation with guitar, cello and a vintage suitcase kickdrum.


Sun K with Texas King and Band of Rascals

Part of Music Weekends in Downtown Guelph. This is a Pay What You Can event. Band of Rascals, Sun K, Texas King.


METZ with Partner

METZ, Partner.

Sunday, February 11


West African Drumming

Come to this free workshop to learn the fundamentals of West African rhythms and practice with a stellar teacher, Jamie Andrews.


Lit Music Brunch

This year’s speaker is renowned musician and bestselling author, Jann Arden. She will share her wisdom and wit in a talk entitled “My Story”. Rose Cousins, the Juno-Award winning singer-songwriter from the Maritimes, will sing and play her gorgeous music at this event. Shea Robinson, the chef at Miijidaa Café, will prepare an inspired brunch for this occasion so that all of your senses will be engaged and awakened in the chill of February in downtown Guelph. Co-presented with Eden Mills Writers' Festival. Doors at 10 a.m. Reservations must be made with Miijidaa Cafe & Bistro. $35+HST cash only. Jann Arden, Lit Music Brunch 2018, Rose Cousins.


Slocan Ramblers

Come on down for a Hillside bluegrass jam, hosted by The Slocan Ramblers. They'll take the stage to get you in the mood and then invite audience members to join them and jam. So bring your instruments!! Part of Music Weekends in Downtown Guelph. This is a Pay What You Can event.