Trail Mix: Local Artists, Local Trails

Trail Mix, an initiative launched by Discover Brantford in 2022, invites visitors to explore a variety of local artists spanning different genres including country, folk, hip hop, soft rock, alternative, hard rock and reggae. 

Trail users can look for the signs posted on the kilometre markers along the trail between Hardy Road and River Road, located behind notable tourism destinations in Brantford including: Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Waterworks Park, Earl Haig Family Fun Park and Brant’s Crossing. Each sign includes a unique QR code to be scanned using a smartphone to gain access to free curated playlists featuring local artists.

Trail Mix spans 10 kilometres, from the Hardy Road trail entrance to River Road/Dike Trail intersection. There are a total of ten playlists along the trail, each with three songs and approximately 10-12 minutes long, which allows the trail user to continue discovering local music during the duration of their hike.

Trail Mix 2024 

Submissions are now closed for the 2024 season. 

Keep an eye out for the 2024 song selection, which will release on National Trails Day on June 1, 2024. 

2023-2024 Trail Mix Playlist

The artists featured in the second year of Trail Mix include:

  • Ashley LeBlanc
  • Backburner
  • Beat Stimulator
  • Calm Canopy
  • Chudi Harris
  • Drew Hoskin
  • Emma Verdonk
  • Evan Champagne
  • Greg Gingerich
  • Joan Minnery
  • Jocelyn June
  • Joey Vinegar
  • Maddisyn Challe
  • Mark Benn
  • Mike D’Eri
  • Monique Hunsley
  • Ron Beckett
  • Sivle
  • Spica Smoke
  • Steven Elmo Murphy
  • Tyler Wilson

The Trail Mix program was originally piloted by the City of Waterloo and was made possible with funding from Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association.

Residents and visitors are invited to explore Brantford’s beautiful trails while listening to the sounds of local artists and share their experience on social media using the hashtag #BrantfordTrailMix.