The City of Kingston reports there will be a public unveiling of the The Tragically Hip commemorative stone during Feb Fest celebrations (Update: photos below).
The stone pays tribute to the August 20, 2016 Hip concert that took place in the Rogers K-Rock Centre at 1 The Tragically Hip Way that was viewed across the country and around the world, including 25,000+ people who filled nearby Springer Market Square to watch a public screening of the live broadcast (pictured above).
On Thursday February 2nd at 5 pm, the stone will be unveiled by Mayor Bryan Paterson and accompanied by an outdoor screening of a five-minute video documenting the historic event.
Afterwards, the public is invited to skate on the outdoor rink in the Square to Tragically Hip tunes.
The stone features The Hip’s lyric “Everybody was in it from miles around…” from their song “Blow at High Dough” – chosen by the public in an online survey that received over 11,000 votes cast from across Canada.
— Bryan Paterson (@MayorPaterson) January 31, 2017
Feb Fest, organized annually by Downtown Kingston!, begins this Thursday, February 2md and runs through to Sunday. Find event details by visiting downtownkingston.ca/enjoy/2017/febfest.
UPDATE – Photos by Kingston Police and Mayor Paterson
— Kingston Police (@kingstonpolice) February 2, 2017
— Bryan Paterson (@MayorPaterson) February 2, 2017
Photo: City of Kingston on Twitter