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Kasador to open for free Sam Roberts Band concert as part of the closing celebration of the Breakout Project

May 9, 2017 -

In partnership with the City of Kingston, Sam Roberts Band is set to take the stage during the closing celebration of The Breakout Project, Canada's biggest social innovation event. The free concert will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 12 in Kingston's Springer Market Square.

Kasador will open the concert at 8 p.m., followed by a performance by Sam Roberts Band.

Kasador (Will Hunter, Cam Wyatt, Boris Baker, Nick Babcock, Angus Fay) is a 5-piece indie rock band from Kingston, Ontario. Born in a university town, Kasador brings the energy of a party to the stage and into the audience. This energetic stage show has captured the attention of fans and promoters alike, and has placed Kasador on bills with such Canadian greats as Walk Off The Earth, Lights, Arkells, July Talk, Wintersleep, U.S.S, and Current Swell.

Winners of a 2004 Best Album Juno Award for We Were Born In A Flame, Sam Roberts Band's universal, cross-disciplinary appeal makes it an ideal choice to celebrate The Breakout Project. In a remarkable co-incidence, the new album Terraform was recorded near Kingston, at The Tragically Hip's studio, the Bathouse. The album achieves something far greater than the sum of its individual elements – just as The Breakout Project aims to do.

Please note the following roads will be closed for this event:

  • Market Street is closed on Thursday, May 11 at 8 a.m. until Saturday, May 13 at 8 a.m.
  • King Street closed from Clarence to Brock on Friday, May 12 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Brock Street is closed from Ontario to King on Friday, May 12 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Regular weekday transit service will be available to those wishing to use Kingston Transit. 

There will be an accessible drop-off area at the corner of Clarence and King streets. An accessible seating area and washroom will be located on the west side of King Street. An accessible drop-off location will be at the east end of Clarence Street by the King Street intersection.

Accessible parking will be available on King Street directly across from the Four Points Sheraton.

Lawn chairs will not be permitted in the Square.

Please share your photos and videos of the concert using the hashtags #ygk and #thebreakoutproj.

The public is invited to participate or attend The Breakout Project from May 10-12, 2017 in Kingston, Ontario. For more information visit and

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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Media contact: For more information contact Julie Fossitt, manager, cultural services marketing at 613-546-4291 ext. 1143 or 613-530-5122.