FRIDAY 

 

Don Norman - Friday, June 28th, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

1960’s Canadian recording artist/song writer, Don Norman was a member of Ottawa’s Esquires and Don Norman & The Other Four.

Performed in concerts alongside the Dave Clark Five, Beach Boys, Rolling Stones. Vocalist/guitarist Don has been performing for audiences since 1960 and performs popular covers spanning 5 decades of popular music. His musical repertoire includes Standards, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Classic Country. Don has been known as a fine vocalist since early childhood and still handles all songs with ease and grace. Guaranteed to sing his heart out just for you…

Spare Change - Friday, June 28th, 2019 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

A local 1000 Islands band, Spare Change Trio plays pop and country favourites from the 50s, 60s and 70s and features: Tim Hallman, Doug Gravelle and Terry Hoffman. Tim is on keyboards and vocals. In the 60s he performed in Robbie Lane’s hit TV show "It's Happening”. Doug on drums and vocals was a member of the 60's and 70’s Montreal recording group "The Bells", with hits such as Moody Manitoba Morning, Fly Little White Dove Fly, and the gold record Stay Awhile. Terry, on lead guitar and vocals, is an accomplished musician from the Ottawa Valley with his roots in country and Rock-N-Roll. As a traveling musician, he played with the group, Johnny Comfort, who toured with Box Car Willie, Vince Gill and Charlie Daniels.

Taylor Angus Duo - Friday, June 28th, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The music of Taylor Angus, the fast-emerging sound primarily features namesake singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Angus and her partner, guitarist/songwriter Logan Brown.The first thing that grabs you is the voice. Crisp yet emotive and utterly indifferent to gravity, it glides then soars over a deceptively simple foundation alternately conjuring jazzy pop and poppy jazz with a smidge of folk that’s utterly unlike anything you’ve heard before but something you instantly want to hear again.

 

Lotus Shaker - Friday, June 28th, 2019 - 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

A musical entity. Lost within the tunes. Lotus Shaker plays a variety of gut wrenching, soul searching, rough-around-the-edges kind of music. A show never to be forgotten."

 

 

The Stares - Friday, June 28th, 2019 - 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Stares are one of the best Rock & Roll cover bands in the Kingston area. The Stares call Kingston/Gananoque their home base. This band has gained a huge following not only for being local but for putting on one of the better shows you will catch in the YGK area. They cover a wide range of bands from Zepplin to AC/DC , If you haven’t seen them already then you’re gonna love this show

SATURDAY 

 

The Rifle & The Writer - Saturday, June 29th, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The Rifle & The Writer is a Canadian Country music duo comprised of siblings Rebekka Paige and Colby Latocha formed in 2015. In January of 2016, they recorded their debut album Flowers of Chance in Nashville, TN. The album reflects on the hardest days of their lives caused by the fallout of previous failed musical pursuits. Dealing with regret, failed relationships, and second chances, it is an insight into the minds of two struggling musicians, and what it takes to reach ones goals. The album was released on March 20, 2017 and is available now.

 

Mark Hunt & Brian Frommer Duo - Saturday, June 29th, 2019 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Back for a repeat appearance, the Gananoque musical duo of Mark Hunt and Brian Frommer. This duo plays a (mostly) acoustic mixture of standard and completely-out-of-left-field covers & tasty originals.

 

The Shadowz - Saturday, June 29th, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Shadowz are a 50's, 60's, and 70's rock & roll and country band from the Belleville/Trenton area. The band plays classics from a wide variety of artists such as Elvis, Jay & the Americans, Marty Robbins, Roy Orbison, Van Morrison, Billy Joel, Brenda Lee, and Linda Ronstadt just to mention a few. Their musical style is to ‘mix it up’ and get people dancing and having fun.

 

The Strata-Kats - Saturday, June 29th, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm 

This band started in 1959 at Lake of Two Mountains High School in St. Eustache Sur Le Lac, Quebec. Rockabilly music was THE pop music of the time, with songs from Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly dominating the charts. This band has reunited and performs the music they grew up with, celebrating the hits of those artists, taking audiences down memory lane to re-live the moments of their history through the music of the late fifties and early sixties. Join Cliff Edwards, Danny McBride, Darrell Drake, Brian Allen, Jamie Drake and Doug Gravelle as they take you on a memorable musical journey.

 

Chris Jackson & Friends - Saturday, June 29th, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm 

This is a not to be missed show if you are looking for great music and watching musicians actually have fun on stage. You better grab your seat early because you can never be sure who is going to show up and join Chris on stage! This local favourite makes sure it is a party! Be prepared to be entertained as Chris and his friends deliver some amazing country, rock and classic rock favourites.

KnucKel HeD - Saturday, June 29th, 2019 - 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

KnucKel HeD is a four piece rock cover band based out of Kingston Ontario. Playing 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today with more emphasis on classic rock from the 80’s. Each member enters the stage with more than 20 years of music and live playing experience. They play music from “Their Time” so they know the music they play inside and out. They play with feeling, soul, heart, and pride. Unlike many bands KnucKel HeD has four lead vocalists producing thick and rich harmonies differentiating them from many local cover bands playing their genres of music. If you are wanting to hear a great classic rock band, check out one of their shows.

 

 

SUNDAY 

 

Dead Root Revival - Sunday, June 30th, 2019 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm 

Remember when music grabbed you by the ears, lifted you up, reached straight into your chest and stole your heart? Dead Root Revival are on a quest to capture those unexplainable, otherworldly, soul-invigorating moments. For their fans, as much as for themselves. The spirit of the Delta Blues, the gritty inspiration of the farmhouse jam, the sheer brilliant power of guitar-driven classic rock. Kids: Quit staring at your phones and join the Revival!

 

Greg Ball Duo - Sunday, June 30th, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Greg Ball is a Kingston Ont-based singer-songwriter who is not going to give up! Armed with a unique, appealing voice, and a whole bunch of well-written (sometimes angst-ridden!) tunes under his belt, Greg writes new songs as often as he can, always looking to better the last one. He has put 3 cd's out on Paul Langlois' indy record label Ching Music. Whether it's from behind the bar, from on the stage, or just walking the streets of his adopted hometown of Kingston Ontario, Greg Ball is a keen, honest, and often an acerbic observer of the fascinating character traits of the people around him. For more than 20 years he has used his songwriting as a way to interpret and process these observations, as well as his own frustrations and curiosities.

Country Rocks - Sunday, June 30th, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Country Rocks brings a great mix of classic, and current country music. Combining stunning 4 part harmonies and great music, you know that Country Rocks! While this group of musicians have been friends a long time it was only the summer of 2017 that the idea to play together was born. After a total of two rehearsals they hit the stage for their first gig and it was obvious that they were onto something. Four distinct voices all capable of singing the lead, blended together for some sweet sounds. The set list came together quickly and is evolving constantly. Great reviews wherever they go and the fanbase is building. Catch Country Rocks and hear for yourself!!

Classic Soul - Sunday, June 30th, 2019 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Feed your Classic Soul and dance down memory lane with this energetic duo. Al McGimpsey and Shelley Harley Green have been involved with various acts throughout the last 25 years performing all over Eastern Ontario, Montreal and Northern New York. In the summer of 2015 they decided to try out a duet act ,and have been on a steady weekend run since that time, barely catching their breath between gigs. True to their name, Classic Soul will remind you of days past with Classic Rock, Pop and a touch of Country both singing leads and harmonies to offer you a wide selection of music styles and ever growing song list like Joan Jett, Steve Earle, Shania Twain, Phillip Phillips, Jennifer Lopez and Johnny Cash to name a few. Guaranteed to get you out of your seats dancing this electric duo’s engagements include weddings, corporate events, festivals, ski resorts, private parties and of course roadhouses and taverns.

Hicktown - Sunday, June 30th, 2019 - 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

What happens when 3 veteran musicians like Tommy Van Coughnett (ex Ambush), Brad Harpell & Alec Barken get together and form a top notch Classic Rock and New Country band? Hicktown is born....that's what. This local Kingston party band plays songs from the artists below to name a few. Get out your dancing boots and join the fun. Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, David Wilcox, Van Morrison, Mavericks, Johnny Cash, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Stompin Tom, Darius Rucker, Grand Funk Railroad, Kip Moore, David Lee Murphy, John Mellencamp, Big & Rich, Georgia Satellites, Eagles, Tragically Hip, Luke Bryan, The Rolling Stones, Jason Aldean, Billy Joel, Lynard Skynard, Proclaimers, Kid Rock, AC/DC

 

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