Guide to Homegrown 2017

Homegrown Live, Joe's MILL, Kingston, OntarioHomegrown Live Music Festival is celebrating its 9th year next Saturday, May 6th, at thirteen downtown venues. The festival showcases some of Kingston’s finest musicians all in support of Joe’s Musical Instrument Lending Library. Each venue will play host to a specific genre of music. This year’s festival boasts three new genres: Canadiana, Classical and Folk Rock n’ Celtic. A $10 bracelet, which can be purchased at any venue, will give music lovers the freedom to move from place to place all day long. Kids under 12 get are free. Past festivals have raised thousands of dollars for the MILL thanks to the hard work of festival coordinators, sponsors and of course, over 300 volunteer musicians and sound engineers. Here’s a guide to who will be playing this year so you can plan your day.

Alternative (The Toucan, 76 Princess St.)
9pm: Sweep Trio
10pm: Almost Kennedy
11pm: Apollo
12am: Rocket Surgery
1am: Sweet Talk Jackie

Blues (The RCHA, 193 Ontario St.)
3pm: Paul King
4pm: 8Inch Over
5pm: Sonny Slide Maddams
6pm: Ted Evans Band
7pm: Jeff J. Gaulton
8pm: Open Jam 1
9pm: Sweet Pete and the Heat
10pm: Riley and Riley
11pm: Open Jam 2

Canadiana (Jack Astor’s, 330 King St. E.)
7pm: Open Set
8pm: Shawn McCullough and Jeff Callery
9pm: Open Jam with Hecklers and the Hooligans
10pm: The Out of the Blue Trio
11pm: Trevor Strong
12am: The Valley Shantyman

Celtic (Kingston Brewing Company, 34 Clarence St.)
2pm: Acacia Lyra
2:45: Turpin’s Trail
3:40: Irish Roots
4:25: Roger Eccleston
5:10pm: Dun Leary
6pm: John Sommerville
6:45: Andrew MacDonald
7:30: The Sessioneers.

Classical (Calvary Church, 45 Charles St.)
12pm: The Kingston Youth Strings
1pm: Merrilyn Barber
2pm: Chris Giguere and Alex Voinot
2:45: Clare Gordon
3:30: Alison Josselyn and Stan Segel
4:15: Ian Wong
5pm: Note in Common

Country (The Royal Tavern, 344 Princess St.)
1pm: Andrew Mack Band
2pm: The Valley Shantyman
3pm: Hips and Harmonies
4pm: Clem Chesterfield
5pm: Teagan McLaren
6pm: Al Duquette & the Wild West
7pm: The United Steele Pickers
8pm: R-Banned
9pm: “Cousin” Gibbard Suede
10pm: The Swinging Doors

Electroacoustic (Musiikki, 73 Brock St.)
8pm: Grease Truck
9pm: Liam Cole
10pm: Treebot

Folk (Sir John’s Public House, 343 King St. E.)
1:15: Formica Trio
2pm: Judy & Me
2:45: Hank Rots
3:30: Rocky High and the Northern Lights
4:15: Van Sweezy
5pm: Zoe Robertson
5:45: Strung Out to Dry
6:30: Still Alice
7:15: John Rose
8pm: Strings Attached
8:45: Erika Lamon
9:30: Chris Giguere
10:15: Daniel Parkhill
11pm: The Erroneous Monks

Folk Rock n’ Celtic (Tir Nan Og, 200 Ontario St.)
8pm: Roger James
9pm: Tracie Morgan
10pm: Mr. Eeze
11pm: The Nate Crockett Band
12am: The Celtic Kitchen Party
1am: Boru’s Harp

Jazz (Monte’s, 200 Ontario St.)
11am: Hot Club of Lansdowne
11:40: Standards@7
12:25: John Sommerville
1pm: Jazz on Colborne
1:45: Glenna Green
2:20: The Kitchen Gypsies
3:05: Oscar Evans Quintet
4pm: Spencer Evans Trio
4:55: Binky Swings
5:30: The Saxobelles
6:25: Out of the Blue Trio
7:25: The Dave Barton Group
8:35: Lisa Vee and The VIP
9:35: The 20th Century

Next Generation (The Mansion, 506 Princess St.)
11am-2:30pm: Long and McQuade Rock Academy
3pm-7pm: HoozHere?

Psychedelic Snack (The Mansion, 506 Princess St.)
8pm: Next Church Band
9pm: Andy Radio
9:30: Dan Doesn’t Sleep
10pm: The Wedding Crashers
11pm: Ianspotting
12am: Daffodials

Rock (BluMartini, 178 Ontario St.)
6pm: After the News
6:55: Fossils and Gospels
7:50: The Banters
8:45: Nothin But Mental
9:40: The Meringues
10:35: Hallowood
11:30: Three Thousand Dollar Carpets
12:25: Uforia

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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