Guide to The 2015 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

2015 Skeleton Park Arts Festival, KingstonThe Skeleton Park Arts Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and we couldn’t be more excited! The 10-day solstice celebration’s line up is as impressive as ever, which is why it’s one of our top five things to see and do in Kingston this month. In addition to the wildly popular, rain-or-shine, free outdoor concert at Skeleton Park (aka McBurney Park) next Saturday, there’s everything from theatre to stilt walking workshops, film screenings to meandering musical parades. Most activities are free, reinforcing the festival’s hearty community-centric roots, while ticketed events offer very affordable admission. See you at #SkeletonParkFest!

Friday, June 12th – Sunday, June 21st

10am-5pm, Mon-Sat: The Kingston Arts Council presents: INTERACT, the 2015 Juried Arts Salon. Location: Community Gallery at The Tett Centre. Admission: Free.

Friday, June 12th

8pm: The City of Kingston presents Rockin’ the Square featuring Hawksley Workman with special guests PS I Love You! Location: Market Square. Admission: Free.

Saturday, June 13th

5:30pm: Kingston Derby Girls presents: SCAR WARS with halftime performance by the 24th Street Wailers. Location: Memorial Centre. Admission: $10.

Sunday, June 14th

2pm: Shadowbox Theatre presents: Shadow Puppetry and Found Orchestra. Location: First Ave Public School. Admission: Free.

Monday, June 15th

7pm: DARN Kingston presents: Danielle Lennon‘s String Theory and Spencer Evans’ accompaniment to Charlie Chaplin’s The Floorwalker. Location: The Screening Room. Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Tuesday, June 16th

6:30pm: Kingston Stilters presents: A Stilt Walking Workshop. Location: Skeleton Park. Admission: $15 (register through [email protected])

Wednesday, June 17th

7pm: Salon Theatre presents: Grave Admission. Location: Skeleton Park. Admission: Free (donations accepted).
9pm: Salon Theatre presents: Grave Admission. Location: Skeleton Park. Admission: Free (donations accepted).

Thursday, June 18th

6pm: Kingston Writersfest, KCHC and Kingston National Aboriginal Day Committee presents: A Literary Reading by Lee Maracle w/ Traditional Big Drum Soaring Eagler. Location: Kingston Community Health Centre. Admission: By donation.
7pm: The Screening Room presents: The Festival Express Screening. Location: The Screening Room. Admission: $10 (general), $8 (seniors) and $6 (students).

Friday, June 19th

6:30am: The Tett Center presents: Daybreaker Dance Party w/ DJ Bluestocking. Location: The Malting Tower at Tett Centre. Admission: By donation.
7pm: Modern Fuel presents: echolocation, with performances by David Parker and Jane Kirby. Location: Modern Fuel at The Tett Centre. Admission: Free.
7:30: The City of Kingston and Country 93.5 presents a Hometown Country Celebration featuring Abby Stewart, Ambush and The Abrams Brothers. Location: The Grand Theatre. Admission: ~$25.

Saturday, June 20th

All Day: Boxtopia cardboard kingdom for kids. Location: Skeleton Park. Admission: Free.
10am: Gary Raspberry & The Woodshed Orchestra. Location: Skeleton Park Main Stage. Admission: Free.
11pm: Kings Don Taiki & Kyoko Ogada. Location: Skeleton Park Side Stage. Admission: Free.
12pm: Sweet Jets. Location: Skeleton Park Main Stage. Admission: Free.
12pm: The Porch Jazz Parade featuring Skeleton Bones. Location: Boys and Girls Club. Admission: Free.
12pm: Treebot. Location: Skeleton Park Side Stage. Admission: Free.
1pm: D’Harmo. Location: Skeleton Park Main Stage. Admission: Free.
1pm: The Porch Jazz Parade featuring Sheesham & Lotus & Son. Location: 530 Bagot Street. Admission: Free.
1pm: Tip Young Company Presents Rose’s Clothes. Location: Skeleton Park Side Stage. Admission: Free.
2pm: Oh Susanna. Location: Skeleton Park Main Stage. Admission: Free.
2pm: The Porch Jazz Parade featuring Blue Swing Jazz Quartet. Location: 121 Raglan Street. Admission: Free.
2pm: Erika Lamon. Location: Skeleton Park Side Stage. Admission: Free.
3pm: The Porch Jazz Parade featuring Jonah Cristall-Clarke. Location: 13 Redan Street. Admission: Free.
3pm: D’Harmo. Location: Skeleton Park Side Stage. Admission: Free.
4pm: The Porch Jazz Parade featuring The Soul Rebels. Location: Skeleton Park Main Stage. Admission: Free.
5pm: Fred Eaglesmith. Skeleton Park Main Stage. Admission: Free.
6pm: The Souljazz Orchestra and KinetiQ Crew. Skeleton Park Main Stage. Admission: Free.
7pm: The Lemon Bucket Orkestra. Location: Skeleton Park Main Stage. Admission: Free.
8pm: The Woodshed Orchestra. Location: Departs Skeleton Park Main Stage to The Sleepless Goat. Admission: Free.
8:30pm: D’Harmo. Location: Outside The Sleepless Goat. Admission: Free.
9:30: Sheesham & Lotus & Son. Location: Outside the Sleepless Goat. Admission: Free.
11:30pm: The Silver Hearts. Location: The Toucan. Admission: Free.

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