A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.
Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, call 905-543-8512 / 905-912-9083 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
October 11: Jazz duo Beats Workin': David Hurley + Charly Chiarelli, Wed Oct 11 (8:00 pm)
October 12: 60s Folk Revival Sing-along, Thurs Oct 12 (8:00 pm)
October 14: Latin American Peña w. Rosy Cervantes, Fri Oct 13 (8:00 pm)
October 15: Sad Boys Lit. Society, launch party for Mayami, Sun Oct 15, 6 pm (6:00 pm)
October 18: Jazz guitarist Chris Platt album release, Wed Oct 18 (8:00 pm)
October 19: Máire Ní Chathasaigh Irish harp +Chris Newman guitar, Thurs Oct 19 (8:00 pm)
October 20: BLUES: The Mike Almas Blues Band, Fri Oct 20 (8:00 pm)
October 21: The Sandplains Pickers (Ian Bell, the Schotts, Shane Cook, Matt Rait), Sat Oct 21 (8:00 pm)
October 24-29: 2017 Steel City Jazz Festival, Oct 24 to 29 (8:00 pm)
Thursday to Saturday October 7, 2017.
Charly Chiarelli‘s classic hit show Cu’Fu? (So Who Did It?), Stories of a Sicilian Family, returns to Hamilton, for a two-week run at Artword Artbar. An Artword Theatre production written and performed by Charly Chiarelli, directed and dramaturged by Ronald Weihs. Cu’Fu?, the show that made him famous, is Charly’s hilarious and touching tribute to his crazy Sicilian family in the North End of Hamilton. His father’s bewilderment at the automatic record changer, his mother’s uncanny ability to read faces, and the unexpected reaction of both when they discover Charly is smoking “Mario Lanza”, create a portrait that is both affectionate and achingly funny.
Sunday October 15, 2017, at 6 pm, $5/pwyc. The Sad Boys Lit. Society presents: a Launch Party for Mayami. Come join the SBLS as they celebrate the release of Ben Robinson‘s chapbook Mayami, (Bird, Buried Press) a collection of poems about the rising tides. All funds raised at the door will be donated to 541 Eatery and Exchange.
Wednesday October 11, 2017, 8 pm. $10.
Beats Workin’, a duo from Kingston, returns to Artword. David Hurley on seven-string guitar and vocals and Charly Chiarelli on harmonica and vocals. They perform a variety of music from jazz, blues, rock and original. You can expect a little delicious storytelling as a side dish.
Thursday October 12, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or Book online
Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone (the Fall 2017 edition) returns to Artword Artbar. The 60s Folk Revival sing-along concert features Sue Peters (vocals), Michelle Rumball (vocals), Dwight Peters (vocals, 6 & 12 string guitars) and Tony Laviola (double bass).
Friday October 13, 2017, at 8 pm. $10.
A Latin American Peña, an evening of music and poetry. Returning as the featured performer is Rosy Cervantes, lead singer of the band La Sana Rabia. Born in Cuernavaca, Rosy has an extensive career in Mexico where she founded La Sana Rabia in 2002, performing in blues festivals, tv shows and major venues all over the country.
Saturday October 14, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. To reserve tickets, call 905-543-8512.
The renowned Hill Brothers Bluegrass Band is coming back! The band: Randal Hillmandolin and vocals; Rocky Hill guitar and vocals; Tim McDonald banjo and vocals; Owen Mahoney bass and vocals.
Wednesday October 18, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
The Chris Platt Trio will be releasing their debut album, Sky Glow. Chris Platt guitar; Phill Albert bass; Mike Rajna drums. The album consists of entirely original compositions by Chris, drawing influence from Jazz, Blues, and Brazilian music.
Thursday October 19, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.
Irish harper Máire Ní Chathasaigh and virtuoso acoustic guitarist Chris Newmanare visiting Artword Artbar after they make a headlining appearance at the Northern Lights Harp Festival in Cornwall, Ontario on their North American tour.
Friday Oct 20, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. To reserve call 905-543-8512,
An evening of original blues with Mike Almas and his wonderful Mike Almas Blues Band. Mike is a well known and respected songwriter, guitarist, and performer in the Southern Ontario region.
Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. The Sandplains Pickers are a new stringband from Southwestern Ontario, with musical styles ranging from old-time country and folk to western swing, and some blazing fiddle tunes.
The 5th Annual Steel City Jazz Festivalruns from October 24 to 29, 2017, at Artword Artbar and other venues. https://steelcityjazzfest.com/