Top 12 Performances Happening in Kingston this Winter

By Tianna Edwards

As tempting as it is to stay inside and sip hot chocolate by the fire, there are too many events happening in Kingston not to get out of the house and enjoy all the limestone city has to offer this winter!
Check out all of the amazing performers visiting Kingston between November and January — you won’t want to miss these shows.

Top 12 Performances Happening in Kingston this Winter
1. Gordon Lightfoot at The Grand Theatre

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 PM
Canadian legend, Gordon Lightfoot, will be gracing the stage of The Grand Theatre. This will be a special performance by the folk-rock singer-songwriter who will perform songs from his 50-year career.

2. Tom Savage at Rose and Crown Pub

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
You can find Tom Savage every Wednesday performing his rock tunes while locals enjoy the food and drinks at the Rose and Crown.
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3. The Dears at The Mansion

Canadian Indie rock band led by husband and wife duo Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak will be stopping in at The Mansion to perform their orchestral-pop-noir sound.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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Top 12 Performances Happening in Kingston this Winter

4. Elton John at the K-Rock Centre

Elton John needs no introduction, the British powerhouse will be performing his greatest hits in Kingston. It is an incredible opportunity to have such a renowned performer visit the limestone city!
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

5. The Simon and Garfunkel Story

This internationally-acclaimed hit theatre show will stop at The Grand while it makes its way through 45 U.S and Canadian cities. The show documents the journey of the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel from the very beginning of their careers. The show includes photos and original film footage as well as a full live band performing all of their hits.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 7:30 PM

6. STOMP at the K-Rock Centre

Prepare yourself for an energizing show of garbage cans, Zippo lighters, brooms and matchbozes. STOMP is a mix of musical and theatrical performances!
Thursday, November 23, 2017, at 7:30 PM
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Top 12 Performances Happening in Kingston this Winter

7. Whitehorse

With opening act Begonia, Whitehorse will bring the latest from their new album, Panther In The Dollhouse, which is a mixture of their rock and 80s vibes with the addition of hip hop.
Thursday, November 23, 2017, at 7:30 PM

8. The Trews at Ale House

The Canadian hard rock band hailing from Nova Scotia will be hitting the stage at Ale House for one night only. Be prepared to rock out to their popular first single “Not Ready to Go” among other gems from their latest album Time Capsule.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
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9. Arkells at the K-Rock Centre

Canadian rock band, formed in Hamilton, carry an old-school rock’n’roll vibe and became popular with their hit, “Oh, The Boss Is Coming!” They will be stopping in Kingston to share their latest from their album Morning Report and songs from Jackson Square, Michigan Left and High Noon.
Friday, November 24, 2017, 8:00 PM

10. State Ballet Theatre of Russia performs The Nutcracker

Nothing feels more like Christmas than seeing tutu-clad ballerinas effortlessly leap across the stage to scores of the Nutcracker. This year it will be performed by the incomparable State Ballet Theatre at the Grand.
Wednesday, December 6 – Thursday, December 7

11. Kingston Symphony | Candlelight Christmas at the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts

Celebrate the festive season with a Christmas sing along of your favourite carols led by the Kingston Symphony and Kingston Choral Society.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 – Wednesday, December 20, 7:30 PM

12. James Barker at Ale House

The Ontario-crafted country band won the 2015 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase and were awarded a release with Universal Music Canada. They will be joined by special guests, CCMA female artist of the year Meghan Patrick, and Jojo Mason. A portion of the proceeds will go to World Vision Canada.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018