Limestone City Blues Festival Announces 2014 Headliners

Published on: 2014/04/10 - in Releases

The Limestone City Blues Festival will once again bring Downtown Kingston alive with the sounds of the blues August 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2014.

Celebrating its 18th year, the festival is delighted to announce that Tommy Castro & the Painkillers will be headlining the Springer Market Square Stage on Saturday, August 23, 2014.

“Irresistible contemporary blues-rock…street-level grit and soul” says Billboard about this band.

Castro is famed for his signature brand of tough, rocking rhythm and blues, thrilling fans around the world with his incendiary live performances. Visit their website.

Opening the evening will be American 14 year-old sensation, Quinn Sullivan and Irene Torres & The Sugar Devils

Lincoln Durham has to be seen to be believed. Armed with old bastardized mid-century guitars, hand-me-down fiddles and banjos, home-made contraptions with just enough tension on a string to be considered an instrument and any random percussive item he can get his hands or feet on, Lincoln Durham is a one-man blues band. Check out his website.

Lincoln will be headlining the Princess Street stage on Friday August 22nd. Opening for him will be Napanee’s Kim Pollard Band.

The festival kicks off on Thursday, August 21st in Confederation Park with Hamilton blues great, Harrison Kennedy.

Once again, Limestone City Blues Festival promises to be a ‘not to be missed’ presentation of blues greatness!

Get your $10 admission bracelet from participating venues for all four days of the festival – to the clubs, park, and the concerts on Princess Street and in Springer Market Square – and, with your bracelet, your free blues bucks to redeem at many downtown merchants!

Bracelets will be on sale by early June. (Check the website for bracelet sales locations).

Be sure to check out for constant updates of the weekend line up and festival highlights!


The Limestone City Blues Festival is proudly presented by K-Rock 105.7 and generously sponsored by OLG, Dan Aykroyd Wines, Upper Canada Commercial Insurance Group, Gilmore Reproductions, FlyerMail, Steam Whistle, Discount Car & Truck Rental and Tyroute Telus Communications.

The Limestone City Blues Festival is a produced by the Downtown Kingston! BIA. Downtown Kingston! BIA is an association comprised of, and funded by 700+ downtown businesses. The association is dedicated to the maintenance and promotion of a vibrant and healthy downtown.



OLG Confederation Park Stage

7pm Harrison Kennedy

8:30pm Movie in the Square – tba

Princess Street Stage (Princess at Barrie)

7pm Kim Pollard Band

8pm Lincoln Durham

Springer Market Square

7pm Irene Torres & the Sugar Devils

8pm Quinn Sullivan

9pm Tommy Castro & the Painkillers


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