MUSICIANS REMEMBER TIM BOSMA
Polaris Prize winning singer-songwriter Tanya Tagaq performs a free concert Thursday night, 9 p.m., in the bandshell in front of the John Hodgins Engineering Building at McMaster University as part of the North American Indigenous Games Cultural Festival. The show starts at 8 p.m. with Cris Derksen. On Friday, the festival continues with Mimi O’Bonsawin (8 p.m.) and Midnight Shine (9 p.m.). Admission is free.
WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Hamilton World Music Festival goes indoors this year with three days of free live entertainment at the Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King St. E., Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23. Music from Spain, Africa, South America and the Middle East, including the Juno-winning Okavango African Orchestra (pictured) at 10 p.m. Saturday. Three stages with food and family-friendly area. For info: hamiltonworldmusicfest.com. Admission is free.
Hamilton roots-rock band Mississippi Bends, fronted by Mary Simon and Andrew Aldrige, performs a two-set concert at the Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. N., Friday, July 21, in support of the Quilt of Belonging project, a textile art project recognizing Canada’s diversity. The band will include some new material it has been working at Hamilton’s Threshold Recording Studio. Doors open at 7 p.m.; music starts at 8. $10.
TIM’S TRIBUTE BENEFIT
Hamilton singer-songwriter Jacob Moon (pictured) is one of several acts scheduled to perform Saturday, July 22, 5 p.m., at the Tim’s Tribute Benefit Concert in memory of Tim Bosma, at Germania Park, 4240 Trinity Church Rd., Binbrook. Also on the bill are Ray Lyell, Rhythm Works, Mike Almas Blues Band and Cannery Row. Tickets are $35, with proceeds going to Tim’s Tribute. Free parking.
The Matinée is a Vancouver-based band that serves up rootsy alt-rock a la Kings of Leon. Check out the band’s latest video for the single “Dancing on Your Grave.” The Matinée performs Sunday, July 23, at The Casbah (Queen at King Street West). Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $10.