HomeGrown Live Music Festival celebrating its 5th year! It is a one-day festival presented at multiple venues in downtown Kingston to help raise money for the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library and collect food donations for the Partners in Mission Foodbank. This year a total of 85 local bands are showcasing their talents covering all imaginable music genres. SCHEDULES ARE NOW POSTED. All access bracelets are available at the venues for $10 or $5 with a food donation (no advance sales). Keep up to date by watching this web site, joining our Facebook Group, or following our Twitter account.
We did it! The 2012 HomeGrown Live Music Festival reached our “unofficial goal” and raised over $11,000 and collected over 400 food donations. The combined efforts of the venue coordinators, dozens of bracelet sales volunteers, talented sound crews and technicians, stage managers and 335 volunteer musicians put on an awesome show. It was a wonderful expression of Kingston’s creatively rich and talented community which entertained an audience of close to 1500 people. The donations will allow Joe’s MILL to help keep that creative fire alive and provide much needed support to the Food Bank.. Thanks to all the volunteers, the supporting venues, Kingston Downtown Business Improvement Area, Kingston Sound Works, Kingston Whig-Standard, Kingstonist, HC Concepts, Lila Centre, Michael Parkinson, and the Fixer. Joe is smiling.
2012 Homegrown Live Poster (8.5 x 11) available here.