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Homegrown Live Music Festival marks the beginning of the return of live music in Kingston

To say that Kingstonians have missed their live music scene might be the understatement of the pandemic. A very large part of the local social scene, and a major employer of a good segment of Kingston’s populations, the loss of live music due to the COVID-19 pandemic had a massive

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The Tragically Hip’s Paul Langlois on Saskadelphia, Lake Fever Lager, and playing with Feist

Even though The Tragically Hip is no longer touring or writing new material as a band, 2021 has been a busy year for Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Gord Sinclair, and Paul Langlois. In February, Strippers Union (fronted by Rob Baker and Craig Northey) released their third album, The Undertaking. The

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Kingston musician’s new single a tribute to farmers

A Kingston-based musician is out with a brand new single. “Date Night” by country musician Clem Chesterfield tells the story of making the most of the time we have. A man and woman in love, working through the night on the farm. “It came from a place of real respect

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Kingston musician releases mental health-inspired album

A Kingston musician is using his time working in mental health as a means to give back to the sector locally. Rich Tyo has spent two years working on the songs that make up the new album ‘Inner Space Outer Space by Kingston group, JukeBox County.  Tyo says the songs

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Celtic Kitchen Party FBLive Concert Thursday March 18, 7:00 to 8:00pm

Celtic Kitchen Party FBLive Concert Thursday March 18, 7:00 to 8:00pm Keep St. Patrick’s Day celebrations going with local favourites Celtic Kitchen Party. Free event; please consider donating to the Seniors Association! Sponsored by James Reid Funeral Home, PostMedia, and YourTV. The Seniors Centre, 56 Francis St. K7M 1L7 613.548.7810

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City of Kingston clarifies regulations on live music during pandemic

It’s no secret that live music plays a huge role in the Kingston community, so it isn’t surprising that the confusion surrounding the regulations on live music has become an issue for many. Last month, Kingstonist reported that live music is not allowed on patios in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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Miss Emily preps her first paid online concert

Maple Blues Award-winning Kingston musician Emily Fennell, aka Miss Emily, has been struggling through the COVID-19 shutdown like all musicians.   “I lost all of my summer season,” said Fennell. “It was going to be another great festival season for me and the band. We didn’t even get to announce a

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Kingston Film Office announces 15 local music video productions

In a packed the Tir Nan Og Irish pub in downtown Kingston, Alex Jansen, business development manager for the Kingston Film Office, was absolutely buzzing with excitement along with the over 120 people on hand. The pub was filled on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 with those from local production companies,

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Kingston Film Office announces music video funding

The Kingston Film Office is working with local video production companies on the creation of music videos for Kingston area musicians. Alex Jansen, film commissioner, announced today that musicians are invited to contact one of the selected local video production companies that have partnered with the Kingston Film Office for

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Gananoque’s The Mariners ready to take the stage in Kingston

Formed in August of 2018, The Mariners from Gananoque have been actively playing their local hometown music scene. Comprised of Ryan O’Hearn on lead vocals and rhythm guitars, Sean Brown on lead guitar and vocals, Hugh Wright on bass, and Zane Keyes on drums, the group would describe their sound

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YGK Music playlists go live

The inaugural YGK Music playlists are now live, allowing Kingstonians to listen to local artists in a variety of ways. The local pilot project was launched in March of 2019 by the City of Kingston and Kingston Accommodation Partners (KAP), who accepted submissions from local musicians over a five-week period.

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City launches ‘YGK Music’ to highlight local music scene in Kingston

  It’s no secret that Kingston is a hotbed for great music – heck, we even have a prominent downtown street name that points it out – which is why the City of Kingston is launching ‘YGK Music.’ Created through a partnership between the City of Kingston and Kingston Accommodation

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