BY TRACEE LEE-HOLLOWAY

For fans of the Sunday afternoon music matinees, the blues of The Brant Parker Band returns to the Corktown Pub 2-6pm and Stonewalls Restaurant has revived their ‘no cover’ Sundays 3-7pm featuring more live music.

Each Sunday two new choices for you to experience and take in live music, grab a bite to eat or dance up a storm.

Sunday Blues at Bay City Music Hall (formerly the Leander Boat Club) rocked weekly (that was the inception of the late Tava ‘Tunes’ Lesku who left us in 2014 after sudden heart failure and Art Boiago who ran Bay City.)   The lease was up at Bay City, and Brant has found a new local venue.

I am happy to tell you that the Sunday Blues lives on!

In other news, live music also returns to evenings at Gallaghers.

Look forward to your favourites like the Chris Chambers Band returning.

Another Augusta Street venue is the Cat ‘N Fiddle.  Great pub cuisine, live music most nights of the week, as it reminds me of what could be our own neighbourhood version of the television program, Cheers.

If you are a regular patron of James Street North, you may have heard the news that the AGH Design Annex is closing shop.  The five year experiment has fallen victim to various financial and programming factors and the decision to close the site has been made final.   There is no doubt the AGH Design Annex contributed to the rebirth of James Street as an arts and culture hub during its stay offering events, programs and a retail outlet.

Corktown Pub  175 Young Street Hamilton L8N 1V7

www.corktownpub.ca  (905) 572-9242

Stonewalls Restaurant  339 York Blvd. Hamilton L8R 3K5

www.stonewallshamilton.com  (905) 577-0808

Gallaghers  69 Augusta Street Hamilton L8N 1R1

www.gallaghersbar.ca  (905) 577-6900

Cat ‘N Fiddle 174 John Street South Hamilton L8N 2C6

www.catnfiddlepub.com  (905) 525-3855