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Rockin the Square Artist announced for August 1st

June 11, 2014 -

Just announced! City of Kingston Presents second Rockin the Square summer show with Arkells on August 1st

Kick off the Civic Holiday weekend with a free performance by Arkells in Springer Market Square on Friday, August 1 at 8pm. Presented by the City of Kingston, Rockin the Square is a free show for all ages.

Sarah Harmer with special guest Reuben deGroot will perform this Friday, June 13, 8pm at the first Rockin the Square show of the season.

Arkells are a critically acclaimed rock n roll band, known for their classic songwriting, electric live show, and workman like touring ethic. Jackson Square, the band's first full length LP was released in 2008 to critical and commercial acclaim, garnering the Juno Award for New Group Of The Year in 2010. In 2011, they released Michigan Left, a collection of blue-eyed soul, sing-a-long anthems. In 2012 they won the Juno Award For Group Of The Year, and the CBC Music award for Best Live Band.

Arkells have toured with acts such as Metric, The Tragically Hip, Tokyo Police Club, British Sea Power, Anti-Flag, The Black Crowes. Their new album, High Noon, was written in Hamilton and produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, The Kooks, M83). This collection of songs are the band's most unabashed effort yet - politically charged, heart on your sleeve lyrics combined with adventurously modern and throwback production stylings.

This Rockin the Square performance with Arkells is sponsored by our media partners, 98.9 The Drive. Rockin the Square is free and will take place rain or shine. For more information please visit www.cityofkingston.ca

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For all media inquiries please contact Julie Fossitt, Marketing Manager for City of Kingston Cultural Services at 613-546-4291 ext. 1143 of jfossitt@cityofkingston.ca