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Rockin the Square with Sarah Harmer on June 13

May 8, 2014 -

Celebrate First Capital Weekend with a free performance by Sarah Harmer featuring special guest Reuben deGroot in Springer Market Square on Friday, June 13 at 8 p.m. The performance kicks off the 2nd annual Rockin the Square series of concerts to take place this summer - part of the City of Kingston and Downtown Kingston's initiatives to animate Springer Market Square for both visitors and residents.

Sarah Harmer possesses one of the most distinctive voices of the Canadian rock and folk music scenes. In just over a decade, she has established herself among the pantheon of legendary female songwriters this country has produced, her name spoken in the same breath as Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan, Sylvia Tyson and Kate & Anna McGarrigle.

Sarah Harmer's latest release, oh little fire, is receiving accolades around the globe with 4 star reviews from the London Sunday Times to Winnipeg Free Press to The Washington Post and everywhere in between. Her solo debut, 2000's "You Were Here", was called the best debut of the year by Time magazine and Rolling Stone celebrated the CD's "dozen killer songs." Sarah received a Juno award for 2005''s All Of Our Names and her release I'm a Mountain was nominated for the inaugural Polaris Music Prize.

Reuben deGroot's blend of jazz, alt-country, and folk surrounding a core of rock n' roll is known for pulling the audience onto the dance floor. Rocket Surgery, his latest album release, is no exception.

Rocket Surgery sees deGroot wearing his love for music from the 1970's on his sleeve while delivering his most sonically rich and versatile album yet. Like Ben Folds and Dr. Dog, deGroot's songwriting nods to another era, yet the apparent influence of folks like Jackson Browne and Don Henley never overpower deGroot's own unique voice.

Other Springer Market Square programming will occur throughout the summer including a second Rockin The Square concert scheduled for August 1st with details to be released at the Sarah Harmer concert.

This Rockin the Square performance is sponsored by our media partner, HITS 104.3. 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

Julie Fossitt
Marketing Manager, Cultural Services
City of Kingston
613-546-4291 x 1143
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