June 20 to 23
The Rock on Locke, Church of St. John the Evangelist, 320 Charlton Ave. W., Hamilton, ON (+ Free event Friday noon to 4pm only: Whitehern House & Garden, 41 Jackson St. W., Hamilton, ON)
Zula Presents: Something Else! Tickets: ($20-25 adv.) Passes: ($100/125).
Something Else! has established itself as one of North America’s most vital exploratory music festivals. Each day offers an adventure in sound, embracing beloved visionaries alongside emerging voices; longtime partnerships alongside spontaneous collaboration. Its sixth year is headlined by virtuoso vocalist/violinist Iva Bittová, clarinet innovator Don Byron, and percussionist Hamid Drake (alongside his trio Indigenous Mind featuring Joshua Abrams & Jason Adasiewicz). The festival’s international cast also includes William Hooker, Sara Schoenbeck, Harris Eisenstadt, Sam Newsome, Joanna Duda, Eucalyptus, Yves Charuest, EAR-CAM (Glen Hall, Tomasz Krakowiak, Christine Duncan, John Oswald), Géraldine Eguiluz Trio & more.