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Music in the Gardens free concert series begins Sunday

June 29, 2015 –

The City of Kingston's  free evening concert series,  Music in the Gardens, begins  this Sunday and runs on Wednesday and Sunday evenings from  7 p.m.  to 8 p.m. at Lions Civic Gardens, located off Gardiners Road next to the Cataraqui Town Centre. 

This year, Music in the Gardens features a Medley of Music series on Wednesdays and a jazz, blues and big band series on Sundays. Here is this year's line-up:

Medley of Music on Wednesday nights
Thanks to series sponsor: Kingston Community Credit Union

  • July 8 – Tim Hallman Quartet
  • July 15 – Saxobelles
  • July 22 – Kim Pollard Band
  • July 29 – Softwinds
  • Aug. 5 – Roger James
  • Aug. 12 – Gary Rasberry and Jan LeClair
  • Aug. 19 – Abby Stewart
  • Aug. 26 – Trioss

Jazz, blues and big bands on Sunday nights 
Thanks to series sponsor: Royale Place Retirement Community and the Trillium Retirement and Care Community. 

  • July 5 – Confederation Big Band
  • July 12 – Sounds of Jazz Big Band (sponsored by Raymond James)
  • July 19 – Big Phat Horn Band
  • July 26 – Cranberry Dixie Band
  • Aug. 2 – Taylor Donaldson Octet
  • Aug. 9 – Mary Jo and the Retros
  • Aug. 16 – Blue Swing Jazz
  • Aug. 23 – Swingtime Dance Band
  • Aug. 30 – Rideau River Big Band (R2B2)

Bring your lawn chair to the free concerts held, weather-permitting, at Lions Civic Gardens. Free parking is available in the Cataraqui Town Centre parking lot.  An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd.

The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, Royale Place and Trillium Retirement Residences and Raymond James.

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