Practically Hip at Oktober Fall Fest

Join us for an unforgettable evening dedicated to Canadian legends, The Tragically Hip. We’re thrilled to present Canada’s premier tribute band, The Practically Hip, as they pay homage to the remarkable legacy of Gord Downie and the iconic band. The night will start with a sensational performance by The Holy Gamblers, whose unique blend of honky-tonk and modernity promises an electrifying start to the night.

Join us and embrace the Canadian Tuxedo theme, denim-on-denim fashion, for this evening with this exceptional musician and a memorable night!


  • Location: The Event Space, Level 3 – 100 Kellogg Lane
  • Date: Friday, September 29th, 2023
  • Ticket Cost: GA – $25 + HST | $30 + HST (at the door)
  • 19 + event
  • General Admisison-Seating, tables, and standing room available


  • 6PM- Doors open
  • 7 PM- The Holy Gamblers (opening act)
  • 9 PM- Practically Hip


Embrace the Canadian Tuxedo theme, denim-on-denim fashion.

Practically Hip

Established in 1997 in Southern Ontario, Practically Hip is a Tragically Hip tribute band that has passionately performed the iconic music for over 20 years across North America and beyond. With an impressive record of attending 75 Tragically Hip concerts, the band members not only excel as professional musicians but also infuse their performances with electric energy and personal fandom. Their dedication has propelled Practically Hip to become Canada’s top Tragically Hip tribute, known for flawlessly capturing the original nuances and spirit of the performances. Lead vocalist Dean Hughes embodies Gord Downie’s essence, backed by a talented five-piece ensemble that delivers the signature Hip sound. With a rich history of major festivals and collaborations with renowned recording artists, Practically Hip continues to honor the legacy of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip in a class of their own.

The Holy Gamblers

The Holy Gamblers straddle the essence of country music, embracing its contrasting themes of hard work and indulgence, tradition and innovation. Hailing from the Canadian prairies and converging in Toronto, their shared passion for country melodies and influences from legends like Willie Nelson and The Rolling Stones have birthed a distinct sound. This honky-tonk-meets-modernity fusion is characterized by intricate guitar layers, pedal steel, and rich harmonies, backed by an unwavering rhythm.