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Kingston Music Scene Year in Review 2019

The Kingston music scene got a nice kickstart to 2019, as the Kingston Live podcast launched its first episode on January 1.  Since then, they have produced 13 episodes, covering a variety of musical genres, along with all the major festivals, and a healthy handful of non-performing people in the

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The case for Kingston as the Music Capital of Canada

The Tragically Hip. Sarah Harmer. The Glorious Sons. Bedouin Soundclash. The Headstones. The Arrogant Worms. These are just some of the bands and musicians that have called Kingston home on their way to national fame. Often, when you hear these names all at the same time, it’s because a Kingstonian

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Spotlight YGK: July 19 edition

There’s no shortage of things to do in and around Kingston, especially if you’re a music lover! Here’s a look at some of the big events happening in August (so you can plan ahead), and some of what you can take in as early as this weekend.Feelin’ hot, hot, hot!

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Limestone City Blues Festival announces 2019 lineup

  The 23rd annual Limestone City Blues Festival will be bringing the blues to downtown Kingston from Thursday, Aug. 22, to Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. Over 100 hours of blues music will be presented over the four-day festival. “It’s a very exciting lineup,” said Downtown Kingston! Senior Projects Manager Jan

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Top Five Things to See and Do in August 2017

As August lurks around the corner, we realize the bittersweetness of knowing that we’re halfway through summer. But fear not! There is still plenty of summer fun to enjoy in ygk. Narrowing down a list of the Top 5 Things to See and Do in August was tricky. We couldn’t

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Top Five Things to See and Do in August 2016

Each month we highlight five of the absolute best events in Kingston, and this month is no exception.  As much as our top five things to see and do in the city routinely celebrates of all-things Kingston, August’s edition strikes a decisively somber tone. One of our top picks for

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Best of 2015: Slide the City

In the midst of minor heatwave last Summer, we asked the question “what if Kingston hosted Slide the City“?  Slide the City is a massive waterslide spanning the length of 3 football fields, which travels from city to city during the warmer months.  With the slide successfully hosted in Halifax,

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Top Five Things to See and Do in August 2015

There’s so much going on in Kingston during the Summer, that it’s practically impossible to make it out and enjoy it all.  We could easily suggest 50 or 100 things to see and do around the city in August, but we continuously strive to develop a short list of absolute

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What if Kingston…

On Saturday, August 1st, downtown Kingston will once again be transformed into a pedestrian-friendly dream, thanks to the first of two planned Princess Street Promenade events of the Summer 2015. For the uninitiated, the concept behind the Promenade, is simple: close off a portion of Princess Street to vehicle traffic,

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Most Anticipated Events in August 2015 in Kingston

I’m not gonna lie: I’m not overly thrilled to be writing today’s post.  While I’m excited to look at the fun things ahead, I’m just starting to get into this whole July groove and don’t really want to think too much about the last month of summer vacation just yet. 

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#ygkChallenge: Blues Fest

Welcome 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.

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Guide to The 2011 Limestone City Blues Festival

The Limestone City Blues Festival is one our big bucket list items, and it is a must for Kingstonians and aficionados of good clean music.  While I’m eagerly anticipating the festival’s kick off tomorrow afternoon, I’m a bit dismayed as it also represents the beginning of the end of summer. 

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