New programming coming to Kingston Buskers Rendezvous this summer

Seb Whipits of Seb & Fritzzz performing at the 2023 Buskers Rendezvous. Photo by Garrett Elliott.

The Kingston Buskers Rendezvous will return to downtown Kingston this summer. The Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (BIA) has announced the highly anticipated lineup for this year’s event, which “promises an unforgettable experience with an entirely new roster of performers, except for the return of last year’s People’s Choice winners, Seb & Fritzzz,” the BIA noted.

Taking place from July 4 to 7, 2024, the event is introducing new programming this year, according to a release from the BIA, including a Buskers Bootcamp in Confederation Park where kids can learn to juggle, beatbox, and more from the performers themselves. 

“The RCAF mini planes will be set up on Market Street on Saturday and Sunday. Kids are invited to grab their boarding passes and go for a FREE ride,” the BIA stated.

“But the biggest addition is Buskers After Dark.”

On Saturday, Jul 6, 2024, from 8 to 11 p.m. in Springer Market Square, Buskers After Dark will feature performances by Montreal-based DJ Truwayz, Toronto’s Dr. Draw and the Strange Parade with NorthFIRE circus, and local graffiti artist EronOne. The BIA noted the event is licensed, with Daft Brewing on site for the occasion. 

According to the release, the festival lineup features an impressive array of talent from around the world, with some artists making their Canadian debut:

  • The Seb & Fritzzz Show
  • Flow Berger
  • Steve Goodtime
  • Break City All-Stars
  • Le Patin Libre
  • The Bubbles Factory
  • The Charming JAY
  • JugglingDom
  • Malachi Frost

For more information on the performers, locations, schedules, and more, visit downtownkingston.com.

Kingstonist will include any road closures and traffic notes for this event in the weekly traffic report published the week of the festival.

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