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Guide to The 2013 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

Skeleton Park Arts Festival, Guide, Kingston, OntarioDuring its eight years of existence, The Skeleton Park Music Festival has grown and developed into one of Kingston’s favourite summer live music events.  This year it will expand once again to become The Skeleton Park Arts Festival.  Organizers have collaborated with The Kingston Arts Council, The Grand Theatre and Limelight to broaden and highlight a wide range of arts over the course of a full week.  Greg Tilson, KAC Programming Coordinator, describes the new formation of the annual event:

[It is] an opportunity to publicly showcase the enormous talent and creativity that exists right here in Kingston, in conjunction with exciting international arts programming.

This new expansion of the festival will capture the ever-changing creative and cultural make up of the city.  Engaging local and international artists alike, this format will create new and exciting performance collaborations between artists of all types and will cover genres including folk, rock jazz and global beats.

Amidst the change and growth of the festival, the original feel and tradition of The Skeleton Park Music Festival will still be present with a full day of free outdoor programming taking place in Skeleton Park (aka McBurney Park) on June 22nd from 10am until dusk.  Below you will find the schedule of events for that day as well as the many other wonderful concerts, art shows and community events taking place until June 29th.  You can hear some of the bands who will be performing this year by checking out The Skeleton Park Festival Sampler Playlist.

Thursday, June 20th | 7:30pm, The Grand Theatre
A Tribute to Etta James featuring Georgette Fry

Friday, June 21st | 7:30pm, The Grand Theatre
Digging Roots

Saturday, June 22nd | 10:30am-Dusk, McBurney Park
10am Neighbourhood Heritage Walk
10am Gary Rasberry
10:30am Megan Hamilton
11am Metamorphic
11:30am Hey Kids! featuring KinetiQ Crew
12pm Ianspotting
12pm-2:30pm Porch Jazz
1pm Barefoot Players Theatre
1:30pm Sheesham & Lotus & Son
2pm Children’s Games
4pm The Gertrudes
4:30pm Chaka
5pm Nomadic Massive featuring KinetiQ Crew
6pm Dorothea Paas
6:30pm PS I Love You
7pm Rueben deGroot
7:30pm The Hidden Cameras
8:30pm The Soul Jazz Orchestra featuring Twisted and Terrence Drake

Saturday, June 22nd
12pm-2:30pm Porch Jazz Parade beginning at The Sleepless Goat
7:30pm Nikki Yanofsky at The Grand Theatre
10pm Peter Van Huffel and Gorilla Mask at The Baby Grand
10pm After Party at The Sleepless Goat featuring The Heavyweights Brass Band and The Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Sunday, June 23rd
10:30am Shoreline Shuffle Parade from Douglas Fluhrer Park to Lake Ontario Park
2pm Shoreline Shuffle After Party at The Marine Museum featuring The Potato Mashers
7:30pm Opening Reception for visual artist Joel Gibb at The Artel featuring DJ Haircut

Tuesday, June 25th | 12pm, Confederation Basin
Music in the Park featuring Wilderling

Wednesday, June 26th
7pm Leviathan screening presented by Unibrow: Arthouse Film Series at The Screening Room
7:30pm Danny Michel and The Garifuna Collective at Fort Henry

Thursday, June 27th | 7:30pm, Market Square
Live local music followed by Madagascar presented by Movies in the Square

Friday, June 28th | 7:30pm, The Grand Theatre
Ron Di Lauro Sextet: Kind of Blue

Saturday, June 29th
7:30pm Hilario Duran and his 20-Piece Latin Jazz Big Band at The Grand Theatre
10pm Rob Garcia Quartet at The Baby Grand

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Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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