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Music + Food

Whether it’s the close connection to nature, the amazing restaurant scene, or the profound sense of community, Kingstonians are among the happiest people in the country.

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Food is its own art form in Kingston with talented chefs blending flavours from around the world using local ingredients at our 300+ restaurants. Pubs serve up delicious brews and feature local bands. Kingston’s impressive musical history means that the band you’re watching at the Merchant on a quiet Tuesday might be filling up arenas in a year or two. From local hitmakers like The Tragically Hip and the Glorious Sons to up-and-coming student musicians, Kingston’s scene is hot and happening.


Enrights Talk Latest Album and How Kingston is Canada’s Music Hub

June 11, 2019

All Canadian music fans can trace some of their favourite acts back to the Limestone City. For local band Enrights, that history starts with a case of...


A Guide to Kingston’s Breweries

June 4, 2019

Some may say Kingston is the craft beer capital in Canada. It’s easy to make that claim when we have 9 breweries in the city. From classic downtown ha...


Kingston Live Podcast: 2019 Kingston Music Festival Round Up

May 23, 2019

While Kingston is arguably the best city in Canada for live music year-round, in the summertime, Kingston plays host to a multitude of world-class liv...


All of the Tragically Hip’s Albums: Ranked

April 10, 2019

30 years ago, the Tragically Hip released their first full studio album, making Kingston the foundation of Canadian music.With 13 full albums released...


Where Chefs Eat in Kingston

February 19, 2019

It’s thought that Kingston has the most restaurants per capita than anywhere else in Canada, and whether that’s true or not, anyone who’s been hungry ...


Kingston Keeps it Fresh: The Farm-to-Table Scene of YGK

July 19, 2018

The best part of being a foodie in Kingston is the access to independently owned restaurants that prepare thoughtfully curated dishes using locally so...