Guide to Weekly Events

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In 2011 we did a Guide to Weekly Live Music that covered everything from regular house bands and music clubs to open mics and jam sessions.  We figured it was time to update that list and this time we’ve included not only live music but book clubs and trivia nights as well.  Check out our […]

Guide to the Limestone City Blues Festival

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The 16th annual Limestone City Blues Festival is fast approaching, and if you’re anything like me, you likely have a bit of a love-hate relationship with this massive weekend celebrating blues music and southern-inspired food. We love our local Blues Fest because we can enjoy four days of lively performances by world-class and local talents […]

Six Questions for Bill Fitsell

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John Walter (Bill) Fitsell is a local author who is widely considered as the dean of Canadian hockey historians. The founding president of the Society for International Hockey Research, Fitsell also serves as the historian for the International Hockey Hall of Fame. A former Whig-Standard columnist, he has also written four books including: Hockey’s Captains, […]

Guide to Weekly Live Music

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We’re very lucky in Kingston to have the opportunity to see countless bands perform pretty much everyday. Thanks to the folks like Kingston Punk Productions, CFRC and Flying V Productions to name a few, there is a constant flow of shows featuring artists of all kinds from small up-and-comers to well-known bands who stop in […]

4th Annual Guide to St. Pat’s

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It’s that magical time of year again!  St. Patrick’s Day!  I have compiled a list of things going on in K-Town this Thursday but I have to say, it seems to be getting harder and harder each year to find places that are hosting Irish music.  I know I’ll be sticking to places like the […]

Friday Foto

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Well, this is bittersweet, isn’t it?  Here we are facing a long weekend but on the other end of it is the start to a new school year and the beginning of the end of summer weather.  I have to say though, I’m ready to move on and to get a regular routine going again.  […]

Friday Foto

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Happy Blues Fest everyone!  I was out and about last night with some friends checking out some great bands.  First, I headed to Confederation Basin to see Carlos del Junco.  I have never heard anyone play a harmonica like this guy, it was incredible!  And equally as incredible was the wonderful vibe around the stage […]

Homegrown Live

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This Saturday, May 9th will mark the first of what will hopefully become an annual event in Kingston: The Homegrown Music Festival. The festival will host over 60 local bands at 9 different downtown venues. The event is a fundraiser for The Joe Chithalen Musical Instrument Lending Library (AKA Joe’s MILL). Joe Chithalen was a […]

Anything but Shameless

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There is some really great music going on in this town. I’ve been reluctant to say that too often because I am a musician in Kingston and wouldn’t want to seem biased. But it just has to be said. The Kingston music scene is absolutely hopping and I want to make sure that you get […]

Get Your Blues On

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The Kingston Blues Society formed in 2006 and has made quite a dent in our local music scene in that short time. Every month musicians and music appreciators get together for a public jam. In between jams the society hosts great shows featuring both local and international blues artists as well as social events for […]