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The City of Kingston's 2023 YGK Music playlists have 30 tracks by local artists. They are now available on our website and SoundCloud. You can also hear them in our facilities, Springer Market Square, and on our call waiting system.  

The playlists are "Kingston Sounds," highlighting local music diversity, and "Music on Hold," featuring instrumental music for City callers. 

  • Abby Stewart 
  • Alex Mundy 
  • Anthea Feaver 
  • Christopher Jackson 
  • Danielle Lennon 
  • Don Norman 
  • Forged Reigns 
  • Frost Mercer 
  • Gary Rasberry 
  • Gerald McGrath 
  • Lauren Carson 
  • Lotus Shaker 
  • Mellow Lily 
  • Monach
  • Nice On
  • Omega
  • Teilhard Frost
  • The Codas
  • The Empties
  • The Gertrudes
  • Willy Nilly

  • A Lazy DJ 
  • Denis Leroux 
  • Ken McIver 
  • Lucanus Pell 
  • M.V. Pacheco 
  • Needless Love 
  • Ted Pelow 
  • Teilhard Frost
  • The Wawa Project 

Kingston Music Strategy

We are actively working on a plan called the Kingston Music Strategy. Here's what it's all about: 

  • Helping local musicians and music in our city
  • Supporting and celebrating our city's diverse and lively music communities

We are leading this plan, with help from our partners like the Kingston Economic Development Corporation and Tourism Kingston. We also work with consulting firm Nordicity who are experts in arts and culture planning.  

Kingston Economic Development Corporation works with us to lead the Integrated Economic Development Strategy, which includes Creative Industries like music. Tourism Kingston leads the Integrated Destination Strategy. 

Check Get Involved City of Kingston for details on the public engagement activities planned for this project.

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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