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Musicians and fans celebrate as live music returns to Kingston

The lockdown has finally lifted for live music, and fans couldn’t be more thrilled! On the evening of Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, Howe Island’s Rockin’ the Rock returned and two of Kingston’s most promising bands broke the silence that pandemic restrictions forced upon them. The excitement and energy brought by fans alone could have powered the show, which was fuelled by solar panels brought in

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Waterfront concerts return to Gananoque

Gananoque is getting its groove on as the 2021 Waterfront Concert series returns to town. “Enjoy some great music at the beautiful heritage park in Gananoque,” said Cliff Edwards, co-prouder of the Waterfront Concert series. Sponsored by the Town of Gananoque, the free concert series will run on Fridays and

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Kingston Kiwanis Music Festival performers find provincial success

Every June, performers from across the province participate in a yearly music competition hosted by the Ontario Music Festivals Association. This year’s festival was held virtually and over 1,700 performers from across the province took part. Thirty-seven performers from Kingston entered the 2021 Provincial Festival. “The Kingston Kiwanis Music Festival

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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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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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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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