#ygkChallenge: Listen To Local Music

local music, Sheesham and Lotus, ygk challenge, kingston, ontarioWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Support local music! Summertime in Kingston offers us many opportunities to come across live, outdoor music, most often performed by one of our many local bands.  It’s one time of year when ygk’s musicians are out in the open, away from the bars and the clubs and given an opportunity to shine for the general public.  In Kingston, we have so many musicians and bands that no matter what your musical preference, everyone is bound to find something they like.  This week we challenge you to seek out local bands, ensembles, DJs, whatever.  Support these musicians by paying to see them live or buying their album.  If you’re not sure where to start, check out some of our many interviews with local music makers or have a browse through Kingstonist’s music section.  Facebook groups like The Kingston Musicians’ Guild, Kingston Music Collective and Kingston Shameless Promotion make it easy to find out who is playing and when and where, and of course, don’t forget our events calendar as well!

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Photo credit to Hilbert.

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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