Upcoming Kingston concerts

By Abbey McCauley

Get out and explore Kingston’s amazing live music scene. Here are our top picks for live music to end off the summer in Kingston.


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Hallowood, Mellon Collie Caravan, and Mobius Trip  

August 18 @ The Grad Club  

Three knockout rock groups are meeting at the Grad Club for a night of hard-pounding drums, deep vocals, and unbelievable solos. Tickets can be purchased at the Grad Club’s door for $10.  

The Creepshow  

August 18 @ The Mansion  

Visit The Mansion on August 18 to hear songs about horror films from Canadian punk-rock band The Creepshow. They are joined by special guests Pound Salt, Sonic Souvenir, and Nocturnica. The Mansion is selling tickets on their website 

Upon a Burning Body 

August 23 @ The Broom Factory  

Experience straight-up Texas-style American metal from Upon a Burning Body at the Broom Factory. As The Structure Fails, a Canadian metal band, will be opening the concert, making for a night of catchy rhythms and technical playing. Tickets are selling fast on the Broom Factory’s website

Backseat Dragon 

August 24 @ The Broom Factory 

The self-proclaimed “Ottawa’s yuckiest three-piece band” will take the stage at the Broom Factory this August. Don’t miss the openers Sorry Snowman and The Astros. Check out the Broom Factory’s website for show information and tickets. 

New Friends 

September 8 @ The Broom Factory  

Bring your friends to dance along to songs from New Friends, a rising Canadian indie-pop group. Winner of the 2021 Slaight Music It’s Your Shot contest, New Friends will impress you with the nostalgia of their sound and each bandmate’s unique musical skills. Tickets are on sale now on the Broom Factory’s website 

Great Lake Swimmers 

September 14 @ The Isabel  

Iconic Canadian folk-rock band Great Lake Swimmers will be performing their latest album, Uncertain Country, and other classic songs at the Isabel on September 14. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Isabel’s website 

Walk Right Back  

September 14 @ The Kingston Grand Theatre 

Walk Right Back’s show tells the story of the successful rock duo the Everly Brothers. It is a unique concert-based tribute musical that features the brothers’ hit songs. Grab a ticket on the Grand Theatre’s website 

Julia Finnegan 

September 14 @ The Bank Gastrobar at the Frontenac Club  

Kingston’s very own singer songwriter Julia Finnegan graces The Bank Gastrobar as part of the Courtyard Concert series this September. Enjoy a free concert with delicious eats and beverages from The Bank.  


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Boston Levi  

September 15 @ The Broom Factory  

Professional hockey player turned musician Mike McHamee, aka Boston Levi, brings his powerful vocals and lyricism to the Broom Factory stage this September. Mike works closely with Kingston’s Jay Emmons of The Glorious Sons to shape his musical persona. Find your ticket today on the Broom Factory’s website 


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September 16 @ The Mansion  

Kingston band Kasador brings the sound of teenage summer to The Mansion, set to perform their new album, Youth. The trio is excited to enter their “youth era” with a show that is bright, emotional, and punkish. Tickets for the show are available on Kasador’s website 

Ten Foot Pole  

September 19 @ The Broom Factory  

Join Ten Foot Pole, a California melodic skate punk band, on their Canadian tour. They are known for their heartful lyrics, detailed narratives, aggressive guitar riffs, and fast drums. Visit the Broom Factory website for tickets.

Billy Talent 

September 21 @ Leon’s Centre  

Juno Award-winning punk quartet Billy Talent is bringing their act to the Leon’s Centre. Experience the ultimate Canadian rock show in Kingston! Reserve your tickets today on the Leon’s Centre website 

National Arts Centre Orchestra with James Ehnes 

September 22 @ The Isabel  

Gramophone Artist of the Year 2021 James Ehnes and the National Arts Centre Orchestra will be joining forces for a powerhouse performance of Brahms Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 3 (“Rhenish”). Purchase your ticket on the Isabel’s website.   


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Forever Seger 

September 23 @ The Kingston Grand Theatre  

Visit the Grand Theatre on September 23 for a show that fans are calling the number one Bob Seger tribute band, Forever Seger. Step back in time and be blown away by the band’s renditions of Seger’s unforgettable ballads and chart-topping hits. Find your tickets on the Grand Theatre’s website 

Mali Obomsawin 

September 27 @ The Isabel  

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning bassist, songwriter, and composer from Odanak First Nation Mali Obomsawin is bringing her innovative jazz and folk music to the Isabel on September 27. Her newest album, Sweet Tooth, is hailed as one of the best folk albums of 2022. Purchase your tickets on the Isabel’s website 


For more musical events taking place in Kingston throughout August and September, check out the Kingston festival roundup (part 2)