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Kingston Kiwanis Music Festival to celebrate 50 years in 2023

Moments from the 2016 and 2017 Highlights Concerts. Images via Kingston Kiwanis Music Festival.

The Kingston Kiwanis Music Festival (KKMF) will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, and, to mark the occasion, festival organizers are hoping to connect with people who have been associated with the festival in years past.

“As part of our celebration, we are hoping to get in touch with people who have been associated with the festival at some time during the past fifty years – either as performers, parents, teachers, adjudicators, sponsors, or organizers,” stated Cherrilyn Yalin, a member of the KKMF Planning Committee. “We hope you will share memories of your experiences with the Festival and/or have your name added to the mailing list of the Kingston Music Festival Alumni to receive our newsletters about the Festival and upcoming events. And, if you have any memorabilia such as programs, certificates, newspaper clippings, photos, etc. we would appreciate making copies.”

Remember either of these events? Share your memories, photos and awards with the Kingston Kiwanis Music Festival ahead of its 50th anniversary next year.

According to a release from the organization, the Festival was established in 1973 by the Kiwanis Club of Kingston to organize and promote an annual amateur music festival for musicians living in Kingston and the surrounding area with an emphasis on young performers, and to grant awards to worthy performers.

To share your stories, memorabilia or receive their newsletter please email Rowland Tinline at [email protected].  Festival organizers ask everyone to please share this information with other people you know who may be interested.

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