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Welcome to The Hamilton Hill Arts Center

Culturefest 2019

New Summer Series in Schenectady!



 The Hamilton Hill Arts Center invites the community to Culturefest, our new summer event series.

Bring your friends and family to enjoy vendors, fun activities and some of the best live bands from the capital region!

Each day of the event runs from 4pm - 9pm.

Special community/musical performances will begin at 4pm.

The music headliners will start at 6pm.

Admission is FREE.


Sat., July 20: Gballoi (The Prophet Band)

Gballoi is a traveling ensemble from Ghana with three decades of experience in the field of West African music and dance. Hailing from Accra, a city on the coast of Ghana known worldwide for its rich, intricate, and notoriously difficult musical traditions, Gballoi's mission is to promote Ghanaian culture in the United States and across the world. Gballoi's four core members perform on bells, hand drums, shakers and flutes.

Sat., August 17: Robanic

Robanic is a four-member ensemble that plays a wide and colorful range of Caribbean music including old-school reggae, traditional rock-steady, ska, calypso, contemporary lovers rock, as well as the hottest new dance-hall sound from Jamaica.

Sat., Sept 14: Taina Asili Trio

Taina Asili will perform in 3-piece ensemble performing Afro-Latin, reggae and rock.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of The NYS Council of the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!


Find out more

Vendor Times

Culturefest vendors will be available on July 20th at 12pm and on August 17th and September 14th at  1pm.

Download Culturefest Sponsorship & Vendor Info

  Download  and print the info below to find out more about sponsorship opportunities, or becoming a vendor.

Culturefest Press Release (pdf)


Culturefest Sponsor-Vendor Form (pdf)