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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.


Pan Chancho Bakery & Cafe

October 10, 2019

The delectable smells of fresh bread and pastries, gourmet entrées, desserts, and other delectable creations overwhelm your senses as you walk into Ki...


What’s Gracing Plates in Kingston this Fall

October 9, 2019

The fall harvest is such a gorgeous time of year with its diverse colours spreading across the countryside, prompting Kingston’s culinary scene to fea...


13 Can’t-Miss Concerts in Kingston November 2019

October 9, 2019

It’s a big month for live music in Kingston this November, as Arkells, City and Colour, Matt Mays, and Measha Brueggergosman all make their return. Bu...


A Guide to Beers and Bands in the Limestone City

September 17, 2019

Kingston can’t always decide if it’s a city for beers or bands—truth is, it’s both.The street signs tick off pubs and bars, crammed with regional beer...


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...


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...