#ygkChallenge: Check out the Homegrown Live Music Festival

Homegrown Live Music Festival, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkchallenge encourages you to:

Check out the Homegrown Live Music Festival!  This Saturday, upwards of 100 talented, local musical acts will step foot on the stages of 10 local establishments for a one-day music extravaganza slash fundraiser. Now in its seventh year, the Homegrown Live Music Festival continues to be an undeniable crowd pleaser thanks to the tremendous generosity of performers, volunteers, organizers, sponsors and host venues. Festival goers can make their way from one venue to the next, each showcasing a specific musical genre from blues to country, Psychedelic to Jazz and more.  Tickets are a steal at $10/person or $5 with a food donation; kids under 12 are free, while sales benefit both the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s M.I.L.L.) and Partner’s in Mission Food Bank. Kingstonist is once again a proud supporter of the Homegrown Live Music Festival.  See you there!

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Photo credit to Markus Grossalber.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

One thought on “#ygkChallenge: Check out the Homegrown Live Music Festival

  • We (King's Don Taiko Japanese drumming group) played on the 'multicultural' stage of Homegrown on Saturday and we had a reasonably-sized and appreciative audience – thank-you to everyone who came and who was involved!.

    However, I was amazed how few people in the area seemed to know about the event. There seemed to have been a lot of effort that had gone into the programming and not enough into the publicity. The few posters were not eye-catching and it was almost impossible to find programs in town in the week before the event.

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