Homegrown Live Music Festival

Classical/choral, The Spire. 82 Sydenham Street. 1:30 pm – 6 pm. 1:30 PM – The Saxobelles Well established members of the Kingston music scene, The Saxobelles are a funky alternative to a string […]

Classical/choral, The Spire. 82 Sydenham Street.
1:30 pm – 6 pm.

1:30 PM – The Saxobelles

Well established members of the Kingston music scene, The Saxobelles are a funky alternative to a string quartet. Playing music ranging from pop to classical to jazz, the Saxobelles are all experienced big band musicians who have branched out to offer a variety of musical genres.

2;15 PM – The Wind Chimes

Coming soon

3:15 PM – The Rideau Street Guitar Circle

The Rideau Street Guitar Circle is an intergenerational ensemble of guitar, voice and drums. Players range from ages 10 to adult, with many members who are parents and their children. They play an eclectic mix of pop, rock and roll, folk, blues and indie covers.

4;15 PM – The Variety Orchestra

The Variety Orchestra is a unique chamber ensemble that plays a mix of classical, concert band, jazz, rock and roll and show tunes. Their members range in age from 13 to adult, with a wide range of performing experience.

5;15 PM – Cantabile Choir

Cantabile is a community-based choral organization in Kingston, Ontario. Cantabile provides comprehensive music education and performance experiences for singers and audiences. We do this through a high standard of performance, quality music programming, and an award-winning artistic team.

About HomeGrown Live Music Productions

HomeGrown Live Music Productions was founded in 2008 with a mission to:

  • Facilitate community understanding and appreciation of live music
  • Produce music festivals, showcases, and workshops
  • Promote the community development of music and musicians

That same year, we launched our inaugural HomeGrown Live Music Festival as a celebration of live music in Kingston, and a fundraiser for the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s M.I.L.L.). Since then, HomeGrown Live Music Productions has:

  • Organized 13 festivals and over 1,100 performances raising over $120,000 in support of Joe’s M.I.L.L., as well as food donations in support of the Partner’s In Mission Foodbank
  • Registered the organization as an incorporated non-profit (since 2013)
  • Organized a 3-day event called “Plant the Seeds: Nurturing and Celebrating Homegrown Music”, which included fully-paid professional musical performances and developmental workshops (2018)
  • Coordinated the HomeGrown Live Concert Series, which included seven performances, both in person and online via our YouTube channel, involving 22 Kingston-based musicians (2021/2022)

Core Values

HomeGrown Live Music Production’s core values are to:

  • Believe that the sharing of music builds a sense of belonging and togetherness in our community
  • Acknowledge and honour the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals.
  • Commit ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment and supporting projects that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences
  • Recognize that diversity can drive creativity and strive for diversity on our Board and with the musicians, genres, and projects we support
  • Recognize and strive to mitigate any physical, emotional, cultural, or financial barriers to the participation in the organization and its projects.

Homegrown Live Music Festival