#ygkChallenge: Take In the Homegrown Live Music Festival

forgiveWelcome 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:

Enjoy Kingston’s Homegrown talent! Nearly 100 talented, local musical acts will step foot on the stages of 12 local establishments this Saturday for a one-day music festival slash fundraiser. Now in its sixth year, the Homegrown Live Music Festival continues to be an undeniable crowd pleaser thanks to the tremendous generosity of performers, volunteers, organizers, sponsors and host venues.   The festival’s model is simple.  Local establishments serve as host venues for a particular musical genre such as blues, country, Psychedelic and so on.  Local musicians apply and commit to performing a live set.  Spectators and supporters come out and park themselves at a particular venue, or wander from one to the next to take in as many acts as possible.  All proceeds go to both the  Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s M.I.L.L.) and Partner’s in Mission Food Bank.  Finally, tickets are a surprising steal at $10/person or $5 with a food donation; kids under 12 are free.  Kingstonist is once again a proud supporter of the Homegrown Live Music Festival.  Hope to see you there.

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.

Thanks to Steve Koopman for supplying the photo associated with this week’s challenge.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

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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