David Shaw, mayor-for-a-day, has message for Jam!lton constituents



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David Shaw, mayor-for-a-day, has message for Jam!lton constituents

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Hamilton will officially become “Jam!ilton” when Hamilton native David Shaw and his band, The Revivalists, return to host and headline their one-day music festival, David Shaw’s Big River Get Down. Shaw will be mayor for the day. CONTRIBUTED

Saturday is the day David Shaw, the Hamilton native who leads the band The Revivalists, will be honorary mayor-for-a-day of the city, which also will be named Jam!lton the same day, in a nod to the group with a song on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

David Shaw’s Big River Get Down will happen Saturday at Hamilton’s RiverEdge Amphitheater.

During a recent interview, we asked Shaw if he had a message for his constituents.

His answer: “Just believe in themselves, and continue to believe in the city. You know?” Shaw said. “If this is where you want to be, and where you want to stay, and you want your city to be great, and as great as it can be, it’s got to start with you. It’s got to start at home.”

Shaw got a big kick out of his hometown officially being named Jam!lton on Saturday.

“I think it’s great, man, I think it’s amazing. I think it’s insane,” said Shaw, whose band Rolling Stone has named one of “10 Artists You Need to Know.”

The band’s song, “Wish I Knew You,” is ranked 96 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart,. The song reached No. 1 in the Adult Alternative Radio last fall, and No. 1 in Alternative Radio in May.

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