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The Hometown Country Celebration just announced

May 20, 2015 -

Three Kingston country artists together on one stage!

The City of Kingston and Country 93.5 are pleased to announce the Hometown Country Celebration on Friday, June 19 at the Grand Theatre. Part of the Skeleton Park Arts Festival, this concert will feature the amazing talents of The Abrams Brothers, Abby Stewart and Ambush.

John and James, The Abrams, are the fourth generation of professional musicians in their family. Barely into their 20s, they have been touring for over a decade. The Abrams come from a strong tradition of Bluegrass and Americana music and have a signature sound that blends country, rock and pop. The Abrams, recently signed with Radio Arts Media Partners Music, are working on their fifth studio album with Juno award-winning and Grammy-nominated producer Gavin Brown, who helped launch the careers of Three Days Grace and Billy Talent, and has produced records for Lady Gaga, The Barenaked Ladies, The Tragically Hip and Metric.

Abby Stewart may be young, but she has accomplished so much in such a short period. She's shared the stage for a duet with Dean Brody, opened for Hunter Hayes on his Canadian tour and completed sets at some of Canada's biggest music festivals. Her star is clearly on the rise. Her versatility and passion for music shines through whether she's belting out one of her radio-friendly originals, a Taylor Swift or Band Perry lyric or a Dolly Parton, Anne Murray or Buck Owens' classic.

Ambush, "Canada's Rockin' Country Band", has been delivering its own brand of high-octane country music since 1993. The trio of Mark McDonell, Kris Lafontaine, and Tom VanCoughnett are a dynamic group of performers who share an unprecedented combination of talent, experience, and contagious enthusiasm. Ambush has been recognized by the Canadian music industry with multiple nominations for Canadian Country Music Association awards, including the Independent Group or Duo of the Year (2006 & 2007) and Group or Duo of the Year (2007).

Tickets go on sale for the Hometown Country Celebration on Friday, May 22 at noon through the Grand Theatre Box Office. All tickets are $22.50 plus tax and handling fee. Tickets can be purchased at 218 Princess St., by phone at 613-530-2050 or online at kingstongrand.ca

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For all media requests, please contact Julie Fossitt, Marketing Manager for Cultural Services at 613-530-5122 or jfossitt@cityofkingston.ca.