Hudson Music Festival 2024

The music produced and presented by HMF is not restricted to one specific genre, and is explicitly selected to encourage innovation, surprising collaborations, and the performance of new work. This focus allows artists to take risks with their work and exposes festival-goers to music and artistic approaches they might not have the opportunity to experience anywhere else.

The Hudson Music Festival (HMF) was established in 2007 to highlight and support the vibrant cultural environment in the village of Hudson, 

The mission of the HMF is to provide performance opportunities for talented professional and amateur musicians from the region, and to bring exciting national and international artists to the Hudson community.

As a non-for-profit, the management and operations of HMF are overseen by a board of directors composed of people from the community who are committed to the development and promotion of music.

Lynda Clouette-Mackay, vice president and co-founder
Blair Mackay, president and co-founder
Laura Gobeil, treasurer
Alexandra Medoyan-Trautmann, administrator
Chantal Perreault, administrator
Bertin Savard, administrator
Blyth Mackay-Bond, honorary member

Our 2024 program

On Friday, August 2, 2024

5-7 P.M.

Pat Loiselle

Place : Cardinal Brewing– 466 Main Road

In Montréal, Pat Loiselle has been part of the Blues and ‘Roots’ Music scene for more than 25 years. Starting out on guitar and harmonica, he was influenced by the blues greats: B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Hammond Jr and many others.

7:30 P.M.

Tom Waits by Songs from a Drunken Piano

Place : Alibi Barn – 422 Main Road, Hudson | $35 tx. inclu.

“Songs from a Drunken Piano”, a re-imagining of the music of Tom Waits. Presented by 6 versatile musicians/artists from the Ottawa/Gatineau region: Christine Fagan, Alise Marlane, Ken Kanwisher, Matt Aston, Steve Berndt and Chris Breitner.

On Saturday, August 3, 2024

1 P.M.

Hudson Community Stage Review & Mighty House Band featuring Mumbo Gumbo Present Hommage à Motown Revue with the collaboration of the Hudson Community Choir

Place: Festival stage at Dépanneur Shaar parking lot – Cameron & Main Road | Free

Alongside the veteran Mighty House band, this year we introduce the Mumbo Gumbo Horns for the authentic Motown sound. We will have amazing guest singers and a special appearance by the Hudson Community Choir as well. Mighty House Musicians: Sylvain Chamberland – percussion, Sandra Giguère – vocals/keys, John Murray – guitar/vocals, Donna Stewart – vocals/keys, Tim Walsh – bass/vocals. Mumbo Gumbo Musicians: William Grenier-McDermott – Alto sax, Ron Goldenberg – bari sax, Nic Di Lauro – trumpet, Mike Marsan – trumpet, Andrew Skowronski – tenor sax. Tim Walsh A Hudson based musician and teacher.

3 P.M.

Zale Seck Ensemble, Senegal “AFRICA YEWOULEEN!” WAKE UP AFRICA

Place: Festival stage at Dépanneur Shaar parking lot – Cameron & Main Road | Free

Zale Seck started his career as a child, in Senegal. He first learned traditional percussions, sabar and djembé, and played for ceremonies. He also plays the guitar and sings. Zale Seck is not afraid to mix genres and use his entire African musical palette, from afrobeat to rumba, including of course Senegalese rhythms like mbalax. “Africa yewouleen!”Africa, wake up! Musicians: Zale Seck, lead vocal & percu – Assane Seck, guitare & voice -Alex, drums – Pierre Erizias, bass guitar – Papa Ndiaye, tama – Aboubacar Koné, piano – Racky Sy, dance

5-7 P.M.

Carlos Candido

Place: Cardinal Brewing – 466 Main Road

Carlos Candido is a powerful singer songwriter, delivering original music and deep cut covers with soul and Indie Folk flare. His storytelling style and approachable lyrics speak about the journey through love, loss and trying to understand the world. Inspired by Canadian artists such as City and Colour and The Tragically Hip, Carlos connects with his audience by being honest, emotional and vulnerable.

8 P.M.

Aaron Wylder, Victoria, BC

Place: Festival stage at Dépanneur Shaar parking lot – Cameron & Main Road | Free

Aaron Wylder is a Canadian singer/songwriter whose latest new single “Folk Star” embodies his characteristic blend of Indie Rock, Folk, Americana and Alt Country. This newest tune is the first single and title track on Wylder’s upcoming EP, set to be released on April 5th, 2024. True to his own distinct sound, “Folk Star” is full of stomping folk rock melodies, heartfelt sentiments and driving guitars. Originally hailing from the Caribbean, twenty- six- year old Wylder was born in the Cayman Islands; his was a contented childhood typified by uncomplicated and down-to-earth island-living. Currently Montreal-based, he is happiest with a guitar in his hands. Some of his lyrics reflect a particular interest in expressing stories which resonate for others.

Shane Murphy Easy Street – Off Island Album Release Concert

Place: Festival stage at Dépanneur Shaar parking lot – Cameron & Main Road | Free

Shane Murphy is thrilled to announce the release of his fifth studio album, EASY STREET – OFF ISLAND ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT. A hard soul and rock ‘n roll journey of lust and loss. The ideal soundtrack to the best night you’ve ever had in a dive bar, or on the streets of Hudson.

10 P.M.

Fairhaven Band

Place: Chateau du Lac – 460 Main Road

Meet this spirited quartet of musicians, masters of the 70s sound with a modern edge. With a fiery passion, they’ve revived the essence of that era, breathing life into classics by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Foghat, Alan Parsons Project, Peter Frampton, and more. Gabriel commands the guitar and vocals and sometimes shares vocal harmonies with Juliano, a wizard on vocals and also shares duties on guitar, Luca holds the rhythm on drums, while Patrick mesmerizes on bass

On Sunday, August 4, 2024

5-7 P.M.

Ditch Flowers

Place: Cardinal Brewing – 466 Main Road

7:30 P.M.


Place: Hudson Creative Hub – 273 Main Road | $35 tx. inclu.

The celebrated Cuban-Canadian Piano Master Hilario Duran, in a Trio formation, one of his most expressive musical expressions, will honour the music of Oscar Peterson, one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time and one of Canada’s most honoured musicians. Musicians: Roberto Occhipinti, bass, Mark Kelso, drums.

On Monday, August 5, 2024

7:30 P.M.

Joel Quarrington Solo Concert

Place : Hudson Creative Hub – 273 Main Road | $35 tx. inclu.

A Toronto-born Canadian virtuoso double bass soloist. Recent recipient of the Order of Canada 2023. Program: Cello Suite #1 – Cello Suite # 4 J.S. Bach / Sonata for Double Bass Op.108 (1971) / Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996)

Reserve your tickets

You must reserve your tickets online

Ticket purchase at the door is also available.

Our artists

Songs from a Drunken Piano


Pat Loiselle


Hudson Community Stage Review


Mighty House Band featuring Mumbo Gumbo


Tim Walsh


Zale Seck Ensemble


Carlos Candido


Aaron Wylder


Shane Murphy


Fairhaven Band


Hilario Duran


Joel Quarrington



Contact us

There is hardly a more beautiful place for a summer festival than Hudson. Perched on the edge of the Lake of Two Mountains, dominated by the architectural facades of buildings, new England style, church steeples from another era and covered by the starry sky, the festival welcomes the past fifteen years a range of artists from the four corners of the world. Jazz, blues, rock, pop, hiphop, folk and even classical. Ultimately an intimate festival!


You will have a lot of facilities for parking :

  • At the Saint Thomas Aquinas Church (420, Main Road)
  • BMO parking lot (corner of Main and Cameron)
  • Beside and back of the Le Château du Lac bar
  • Pharmacy BRUNET PLUS parking
  • IGA parking lot
  • City Hall parking lot
  • Hudson Village Theatre parking lot (on Warf road)
  • Corner of Main road and Yachtclub road
  • F.Shaar Community Center, road to the SANDY BEACH

Contact information

Telephone : 450 807-1179
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