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City of Kingston Presents: Rockin' the Square with Miss Emily and The Acoustical Sounds of Big Sugar July 31

June 16, 2015 -

Celebrate the start of the civic holiday weekend with a free show in Springer Market Square. The City of Kingston presents the sounds of Miss Emily followed by a feature performance by The Acoustical Sounds of Big Sugar on Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m. The City wishes to thank K-Rock 105.7, its official presenting radio station for this event.

Following European tours and a sold out national acoustic tour of Canada, 2015 bringsThe Acoustical Sounds of Big Sugar to Rockin' the Square in Kingston. Gordie Johnson and his Big Sugar bandmates churn out their unique blend of roots-rock-reggae, soul and dub on double-neck guitars and are well known for their thundering live performances spiced with epic dub excursions that keep crowds grooving. Their platinum recording career spans more than 20 years and includes their latest releases Yardstyle and the concert DVD Eliminate Ya! Live as well as a collaboration with reggae legend Willi Williams on Bust No Guns.

After a year of re-organizing, Emily has released her fourth original full-length album Rise, featuring contributions by The Tragically Hip's Gord Sinclair and Rob Baker, Chris Brown of Bourbon Tabernacle Choir and Eric Schenkman of the Spin Doctors. Rise is the first full-length album under the Miss Emily moniker.

Based in Kingston, Miss Emily has played a range of venues from large festivals to small theatres in both Canada and the United States.

Rockin' the Square is free and will take place rain or shine. For more information please visit CityofKingston.ca.

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About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

Twitter: @CityofKingston

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Media contact: For all media inquiries please contact Julie Fossitt, marketing manager for City of Kingston cultural services at 613-546-4291 ext. 1143 or jfossitt@cityofkingston.ca