Spotlight YGK: Holiday lull edition

Photo by Tristan Gassert.

Spotlight YGK

It’s the weekend of confusion. Where drinking at 10am is acceptable as is feasting on cheese and cheese alone… right?

Wishing each of you an outstanding New Years, and a fabulous 2019.

This Week …


Jan’s Jam for Joe @ RCHA Club Kingston

Lotus Shaker Double Feature @ SanTur Brewing Company

The Stares @ Little Texas Roadhouse Bar & Grill

Open Jam Night @ The Mansion

Ambush @ Raxx

Michael C. Duguay with Ryan West & Kate Boothman @ Something Else Records

A Stereo Nights New Year @ Riverhead Brewing Company

Funky Frenz @ Toucan

Winter Break Dance Party @ Playtrium

Josh Williams @ Absolute Comedy (all weekend)


Rock 2 Restock @ The Mansion

Dan Curtis Band @ Toucan

Hellhound Trail Blues Band @ Riverhead Brewing

Shawn McCullough & Smitty @ The Embassy

Scott Owen @ The Brass Pub

Richard Cranium PRE NYE Party @ Little Texas Roadhouse Bar & Grill


Clem Chesterfield and the La-Z Boy Recliners @ Little Texas Roadhouse Bar & Grill

Bluegrass Sunday Brunch @ Cajun on King

And even more to choose from …

High Tea by Top Tier Bakery — Hochelaga Inn; Sunday
Experience High Tea by Top Tier Bakery in the beautiful setting of Hochelaga Inn. We work closely with makers and artisans from Kingston, Ontario to give you a true taste of this beautiful city.

Live Pub Quiz — The Mansion; Every Sunday


K-Town Countdown @ Leon’s Centre:
Join us for this year’s K-Town Countdown. Activities take place from 5 to 9 p.m. inside and outside of the Leon’s Centre. Skate to the DJ’s “coolest” rhythms or try a variety of all-ages’ activities in the concourse. At 9 p.m., head out to see the spectacular fireworks display in Confederation Basin

Lumina Borealis 2018:
Back for another season! Journey to Kingston to share winter’s wonder with your family at Lumina Borealis. Inspired by childhood dreams and memories, an exceptional, night walk experience awaits your arrival at historic Fort Henry!

NYE 2019 Black & White Ball @ BluMartini:
Blu Martini is very proud to present Jordan John and his All Star Band on New Years Eve 2019!

New Year’s EVE Spectacular @ Absolute Comedy:
Ring In The New Year With Laughter! Join Us For A Great Night of Comedy with Our Amazing Headliner Ward Anderson, Hilarious Host & M.C. Josh Williams and Feature Act Funny Guy Nick Burden.

New Year Party @ The Royal Canadian Legion:
Dance up a storm to The Change to bring on 2019!

Red House:
DJ LK and DJ Haircut (of PS I Love You fame) are here to ring in 2019! Dance floor will be in full effect! Complimentary glass of sparkling at midnight. Bust out your best moves and come party with us!

NYE “White Out” Ale House:
Dress in all white attire to ring in the New Year in style! Tickets are $15 in advance.

The Mansion:
We’ll have drinks, good times, and a full kitchen ready for you! You won’t want to miss the bubbly at midnight as we ring in the New Year! Invite everyone you know!

Don Cherry’s Sports Bar:
Four incredible stand-up comics including your headliner New York’s Mike Dambra will bring approximately 2hrs of laughter to your night until we ring in the New Year on stage together!

The Merchant Tap House:
Featuring ToneKats & Kings of the Cold

Renaissance Event Venue:
Join us on New Years Eve, as we travel through the stones to the nineteenth century for a New Years Eve celebrating Outlander

Italo-Canadian Club of Kingston:
Our annual New Years Eve Gala will be an evening of amazing food, Italian hospitality and dancing!

Cajun on King:
We are offering an authentic Mardi Gras experience with our three-course fixed price menu!

Stages New Years Eve Gold and Glam Party:
Gold and Glamorous is the theme of our New Years Eve Event at Stages Nightclub!

Little Texas Roadhouse Bar and Grill:
Come party with us and KnucKel HeD on NEW YEARS for FREE!

New Years with the Wilderness
New Years at Tir nan Og, we’re back again with our friends The Wilderness

Looking Ahead:

The Ale House:

Aaron Pritchett “Out On the Town Tour” – February 12
The Trews – February 20
Monster Truck – February 27
The Reklaws “Winter’s A Beach” Tour – March 5
Wild Rivers “Fire Departed” Tour – March 6

The Grand Theatre:

I Mother Earth with Finger Eleven – January 19
Canada Jazz All Stars – January 25
CBC Radio’s This Is That – January 26
Djuki Mala – January 29
Outerbridge – Grand Masters of Illusion – February 2
The Indians Who Rocked The World Presents Rumble The Concert – February 8
Gowan – February 22
In Concert with Gerry Dee – March 3
Mother Mother – March 4
The Tea Party – March 16

Leon’s Centre:

Bryan Adams – January 27
Paul Brandt with High Valley – February 21
Blue Man Group – March 22 – 24
Luke Combs – March 30
Rock of Ages – March 31
Harlem Globetrotters – April 11
Kinky Boots – April 24
Science Rendezvous – May 11
Corey Hart – June 11
Cirque de Soleil – July 3 – 7

Care is the National Evening Announcer on #1 For Country, broadcasting live from Country 93.5 with Bobby Bones weeknights from 7-11pm. You can also hear her Dad jokes Sunday mornings 6 – 10am on KRock 105.7.
Find her online (in all the usual spots) @careonair
And don’t be surprised if you see her chasing a tequila shot with a rye n coke on her many Downtown Princess adventures any given weekend.

If you want to have your event listed, drop Care a note at [email protected]


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