Countdown to 2019 at Garden Square this New Year’s Eve!

Ring in 2019 with thousands of your closest friends with style!

Juno nominated artist Shawn Hook is the headliner for the city of Brampton’s 2018 New Year’s Eve celebration.

The live concert, curated with support from Brampton’s own SounDrive Records is scheduled for Garden Square from 8pm to 12 midnight. The concert will feature the Julian Taylor Band, as well as Brampton based artists, Raz, Melle Rose and DJ Tam. Firework displays proudly presented by Tim Hortons will take place at both 9 pm and 12 midnight.

DJ Tam will kick the party off in Garden Square at 8 pm followed by Melle Rose at 8:30 pm. The first of two fireworks shows is set for 9 pm. Musical entertainment continues at 9:10 pm with Raz and the Julian Taylor Band at 9:50 pm. Canadian pop icon Shawn Hook will take the stage at 11:05 pm leading up to the countdown to midnight and second firework display.

Ahead of the concert, everyone is encouraged to visit Gage Park to view the thousands of sparkling winter lights and skate on the trail. Family-friendly entertainment at City Hall start 6:30 pm to 9 pm with a live dance party in the Conservatory as well as a roaming magician and warming area in the Atrium. A fireworks show in Garden Square, has been scheduled at 9 pm for those wanting to ring in the New Year a little earlier in the evening.

Brampton New Year’s Eve 2018 is proudly sponsored by the Downtown Brampton BIA.

Ride Brampton Transit FREE on New Year’s Eve starting at 7 pm. For more event information, including transit schedules and road closures visit

About Shawn Hook
Pop singer-songwriter Shawn Hook is no stranger to electrifying crowds. His debut single “Sound of Your Heart is now certified Platinum in Canada, his Hollywood Records premiere EP My Side of Your Story shows his flair for musical and emotional colours and his single, “Reminding Me”, has already drawn national attention. The sensual ballad features Shawn in duet with Vanessa Hudgens, all grown up since her High School Musical days. Hook has collaborated with such big names in the industry as Ryan Tedder of One Republic and songwriter Ammar Malik, toured the U.S., Canada and Europe with Lindsay Stirling and Marianas Trench, and also signed with Hollywood Records/Universal Music Canada. Additional information about Shawn Hook can be foundhere.

About the Julian Taylor Band

The Julian Taylor Band is from Toronto and performs a mix of soul, funk and rock. Julian Taylor himself is the afternoon host for the brand new indigenous owned Toronto radio station ELMNT FM.  He’s been nominated for various indigenous music awards and last year he sang on stage with Marianas Trench at the National Aboriginal Day televised event in Halifax

About Raz

Raz, a hip-hop artist, is no stranger to the stage in Brampton having performed as an opening act as part of Garden Square’s Friday Night Live music series in 2018. He is currently working on a soon to be released EP and often plays acoustic guitar on stage as part of his show.

About Melle Rose

Melle Rose is also a previous Garden Square performer having participated in the Wednesday Brampton on Stage music series in 2018. She also performed at the Vibrant Brampton event this year. Melle is a pop, rock and country singer and songwriter who currently lives in Brampton.

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