Limestone City Blues Festival


August 22, 2019 - 8:00 pm

The Limestone City Blues Festival will once again bring downtown Kingston alive with the sounds of the blues on August 22, 23, 24 & 25. Celebrating its 23rd anniversary, the festival is delighted to announce Kenny Neal as the Springer Market Square headliner. Kenny is the recently announced winner of Contemporary Male Blues Artist at last month’s Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tennessee. Opening this evening of wonderful blues music will be Quebec’s Angel Forrest Trio and Napanee’s own Kim Pollard Band.

Friday night, the incredible Danielle Nicole from Kansas City who was a double winner at last month’s awards – Contemporary Female Blues Artist and Bass Player of the Year – will headline the Princess Street Stage! Opening for her will be Gary Cain Band from Kitchener, Ontario.

The festival kicks off this year with the sensational whammy clavinet playing Lachy Doley from Australia on Thursday August 22 in Confederation Park. Dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, he’s a not-to-be-missed festival opener.

Once again, Limestone City Blues Festival will present over 100 hours of true blues music over all four days of the festival for only a $20 bracelet – it gets you into everything! And you get a free blues buck worth $10 off a purchase of $50 or more at many downtown merchants until the end of September.

Bracelets will go on sale in early July – check back here for all the information you need.

The Limestone City Blues Festival is proudly and generously sponsored by Presenting Sponsor Rogers K-Rock 105.7, City of Kingston, Gabriel Pizza, Steam Whistle and Discount Car & Truck Rental.

The Limestone City Blues Festival is produced by the Downtown Kingston! BIA, an association comprised of, and funded by, 700+ downtown businesses. The association is dedicated to the maintenance and promotion of a vibrant and healthy downtown.

HEADLINER SCHEDULE

Thursday August 22 – Confederation Park
8pm   Lachy Doley   www.lachydoley.com

Friday August 23 – Princess St Stage
7pm   Gary Cain Band   www.garycainband.com
8pm   Danielle Nicole   www.daniellenicolemusic.com

Saturday August 24 – Springer Market Square Stage
7pm   Kim Pollard Band   www.thekimpollardband.com
8pm   Angel Forrest Trio   www.angelforrest.ca
9pm   Kenny Neal   www.kennyneal.net

 

Visit our website: https://www.downtownkingston.ca/events/2019/limestone-city-blues-festival