Guide to The 2010 Skeleton Park Music Festival

Skeleton Park Music Festival, SPMFThe Skeleton Park Music Festival officially kicks off tomorrow night, with three consecutive evenings of fantastic entertainment prior to the main event this Saturday in McBurney Park.  Due to the popularity of last year’s festival guide received, we thought that it would be beneficial to outline SKMP 2010, specifically the schedule, venues and musicians.  So get ready to go barefoot in the park, and enjoy Kingstonist’s guide to the 5th annual Skeleton Park Music Fest!

Wednesday, June 16th @ Chalmers United (212 Barrie St – map) from 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Opening Night of the festival at Chalmers United, featuring:
7:30pm – Rueben deGroot (country, rock, folk)
8:30pm – The Gertrudes (folk rock, ambient, orchestral)
9:30pm – Ohbijou (indie, folk rock, pop)

Thursday, June 17th @ The Artel (205 Sydenham St – map) from 8pm to 10pm

Lookit! Music! – Featuring Art Exhibition by Trevor Waurechen
8pm – The Swamp Ward Orchestra (French folk, acoustic, roots)
9pm – Lake of Stew (folk, acoustic, Americana)

Friday, June 19th @ The Mansion (506 Princess St – map) from 8pm to 11pm
Lake Ontario Waterkeepers Presents:
8pm – Dave Bidini (indie, rock, pop)
9pm – Unconscious Encore (hip hop, jazz)
10pm – CR Avery (blues, hip hop, classical)

Saturday, June 18th @ McBurney/Skeleton Park (map) from 10am to dusk

A full schedule that’s jam packed with local artisans, food (bring your own dishes), children’s parade and games, as well as entertainment and music by:

10:30 am – Spook & Squash
11am – Ken Whiteley (blues, roots, gospel, folk)
12pm – Park & Neighbourhood History
12:30pm – Cherry Chapstick (glam, rock, pop)
1:30pm – Oh Susanna (country, roots, folk)
2:30pm – Luther Wright (country, rock, folk)
3:30pm – The Inbreds (rock)
4:30pm – Nagata Shachu (taiko drumming)
5pm – Madam Raz (pop, rock)
5:30pm – PS I Love You (pop, metal, grunge)
6:30pm – The Wilderness of Manitoba (folk, experimental, French pop)
7pm – Audio Park (indie, rock, pop)

After Party at The Mansion (506 Princess St – map) starting at 10pm. Co-Presented by Reelout Arts Project Inc. with Henry Faberge & The Adorables, and Local DJs.

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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...

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