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Miss Emily and The Acoustical Sounds of Big Sugar get ready to Rock the Square on July 31

July 27, 2015 -

When:  Friday, July 31.

Contact Julie Fossitt at 613-530-5122 or jfossitt@cityofkingston.ca to co-ordinate your interview/photo.

Where:  Springer Market Square

Who:  Miss Emily and The Acoustical Sounds of Big Sugar

What:  Getting ready to perform at the FREE Rockin' the Square concert.

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.

Gordie Johnson and his bandmates in The Acoustical Sounds of Big Sugar 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.

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

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 www.CityofKingston.ca. Thanks to K-Rock 105.7, the official presenting radio station for this event.

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. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. 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. 

Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: Contact Julie Fossitt, cultural services marketing manager, at 613-530-5122 or jfossitt@cityofkingston.ca to co-ordinate your interview/photo, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.