NEW GENRES…… NEW VENUES……. BIGGEST EVER HOMEGROWN….
The music was fantastic. The vibe was really good. Stress levels of volunteers, organizers, sound techs, and venue coordinators was manageable. Approximately 350 volunteer musicians convinced over 1100 people to come out and support live music and Joe’s M.I.I.L. With the additional help of sponsors and partners we raised $12,700, a new revenue record. Way to go Kingston!
After the Festival HomeGrown received a cheque for Joe’s M.I.L.L. from Axens Canada. The covering letter in part said ” At Axens Canada we decided long ago that our corporate support would go to worthy causes where our employees choose to donate their own time. As part of this program, please accept the attached donation towards the very worthwhile programs at Joe’s MILL and in recognition of the efforts of volunteers and organizers of the Kingston HomeGrown Live Music Festival.”
THANK YOU AXENS CANADA!
Local musicians, venues and volunteers have again enthusiastically stepped up to re-create the HomeGrown Live Music Festival. This will be our 10th year!
BIG THANK YOU to our Venue Coordinators 2017 who have put this show together, they are….
Next Generation – Jack Flanagan and David Lavallee
Blues – Kingston Blues Society (Bruce Boucher and Frank Warnica)
Electroacoustic – Daniel Darch and Matt Rogalsky
Celtic – Mary Kennedy and Brent Schneider
Canadiana – Chris Hum and Whitewater Brewing Co.
Folk – Chris Morris
Folk Rock n’ Celtic – Andrew Vanhorn
Country – Tim Sheffield
Psychedelic Snack – Andy Hills
Jazz – Val Hamilton and Gary Greer
Alternative Music – Geoff Chown
Classical- Alison Josselyn
Alternative Rock – Anita and Trevor Johnson
The 2015 HomeGrown Live Music Festival raised $6850 and collected 200 food donations. The combined efforts of the venue coordinators, dozens of bracelet sales volunteers, talented sound crews and technicians, stage managers and 250 volunteer musicians put on an awesome show.
SPECIAL ENCORE SHOW….
Friday, May 22, Overtime Sports Bar.… $5 or free with HomeGrown bracelet, program or schedule insert (see encore schedule here)