There’s no shortage of things to do in and around Kingston, especially if you’re a music lover! Here’s a look at some of the big events happening in August (so you can plan ahead), and some of what you can take in as early as this weekend.
Feelin’ hot, hot, hot!
Upcoming festivals and events
Tweed Stampede & Jamboree:
Family Friendly Camping, Beautiful
Beach for Swimming, Ontario’s Best Rodeo Producer, RAM Rodeo, Moto X Freestyle Show, Truck Pulls, COWBOYS, Vendors Village, Kids Zone, The Best Value in Family Entertainment Personally Guaranteed!
August 1 – 5
Voodoo Rockfest IV presented by KRock
Voodoo Rockfest is back for year four at the Napanee Fairgrounds August 9 and 10 in some nice warm summer weather. Voodoo is the ultimate showcase for National independent rock talent and top notch tribute acts.
What else can you find at Voodoo??? Camping, Local Craft beers, Domestic beer and drinks, Food Trucks, Vendors, a KIDS ZONE (we want young rockers at Voodoo)!
August 9 – 11; 170 York St Napanee
Wolfe Island Music Festival 2019:
A small intimate Party with local musicians performing alongside Canadian living legends
St Margaret’s Hall, Featuring: Born Ruffians // The Sadies // Ice Cream // Jim Bryson Charlotte Cornfield// NQ Arbuckle //Emilie Steele Piner // The Mill Rights // Joe Mcleod
Mackinnon Bros, Colllective Arts Brewing, Oasis Juices and Top Shelf Distillery will be providing tasty beverages, and there will be local food vendors too!
This festival is dedicated in the memory of our dear friend Darryl Weeks. We would like to give a special shout out to the Smith family for helping make this happen!
Sorry, no camping this year folks.
August 9h & 10
Back to the Farm 2019:
The fifth annual Back to the Farm: MacKinnon Brothers Beer & Music Festival!
It’s gonna be lights out.
Bring your friends, your mom and dad, your kids, and your neighbours for live music, craft beer (from MacKinnon Brothers and more!), County wine and cider, 20 food trucks, kids zone, lawn and arcade games, petting zoo brewery tours and summer festival fun.
Brother Elsey | Chris Koster
Greg Ball | Lotus Shaker | The Wilderness
Megan Hamilton | VOHON – Band of Fire | Kim Pollard Music
Oakridge Ave. | Bon Evans Music
August 18; 1915 County Road 22, Bath ON
Limestone City Blues Festival:
Jazz | Funk | Soul | Blues
August 22nd – 24th; Downtown Kingston
And More to Choose From
Rockin the Square with Moist — Springer Market Square
August 2 at 8 p.m.
St. George’s Cathedral Concerts — St. George’s Cathedral,
Thursdays at 12:15 p.m.
Music in the Park – Lunchtime Series — Confederation Basin
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.
- July 20: Lotus Shaker
- July 23: Lydia Stafford
- July 25: Waylon Janes
- July 27: Oakridge Ave
- July 30: Kitchen Gypsies
- August 1: The Post Men
- August 3: Nick Babcock
- August 6: Two-Thirds Down Under
- August 8: Jeff J Gaulton
- August 10: Cliff Edwards & Friends
- August 13: Taylor Angus
- August 15: Jenica Rayne Band
- August 20: Reg Corey
- August 27: Mauricio & the Latin Beat Band
- August 29: Roger James
- August 31: Roar Shack
Music in the Park – Downtown Country — Confederation Basin, Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
- July 18: The United Steelpickers
- July 25: Teagan McLaren
- August 1: Odette
- August 8: Abby Stewart
- August 15: Southern Ale
- August 29: Ambush
- September 5: Chelsea Road
Music in the Park – Big Band Fridays — Confederation Basin
Fridays at 7:00 p.m.
- July 19: Nostalgic Sounds
- July 26: 8 to the Bar
- August 2: The Frontenac Community Concert Band
- August 9: Dixie 6 Plus
- August 23: Swing Time
- August 30: Rideau River Big Band
Backyard BBQ & Band – Pan Chancho Bakery & Café
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Relax and enjoy a rotating schedule of performers.
1 grill item & 2 sides | first come first seated – no reservations
shine only | in the event of rain a new date will be scheduled
Garrison Family Fun Fest — CFB Kingston
featuring Destroyer, Helix & more
Rockin the Big House — Kingston Penitentiary
September 14 at 4:30 p.m.
featuring Headstones, Trews, The Pursuit of Happiness, Kasador, Tom Cochrane.
The Ale House:
- Pup – October 17th
The Grand Theatre:
- Kitchen Chicken – August 6
- MJHIStory Show – August 16
- Legends Show – October 2
- Lighthouse – October 4
- Menopause The Musical – October 16
- The Comic Strippers – October 18
- The Man In Black with Shawn Barker – November 6
- Derek Edwards – November 15
- Dan Mangan with Ocean Potion – November 25
- The Debaters – December 1
- The Irish Rovers – February 20
- Dean Brody & Dallas Smith with Chad Brownlee & Mackenzie Porter – October 2
- The Wiggles – October 5
- World of Dance – October 20
- Highway of Heroes Hockey Game – November 2
- Rock The Rink – November 3
- Arkells – November 16
- City and Colour – November 26
Care is the Midday Announcer for Country 93.5. Tune in for the fun each weekday from 10am – 3pm. You can also hear her Dad jokes Sunday mornings 6 – 10am on KRock 105.7.
Find her online (in all the usual spots) @careonair
And don’t be surprised if you see her chasing a tequila shot with a rye n coke on her many Downtown Princess Street adventures any given weekend.
If you want to have your event listed, drop Care a note at [email protected].