Concert to Raise Funds for Kingston Street Mission

Published on: 2019/01/14 - in Releases

RELEASE — On January 24th, 2019, from 8-10pm, Kingston Coalition Against Poverty will present a fundraising concert for the Kingston Street Mission at The Mansion, featuring The Goodnight Irenes and MTMBRYOYO.

Kingston Street Mission, a valuable resource open nightly for Kingston’s homeless and impoverished six nights a week, is in need of donations to pay for needed kitchen renovations. The total cost of the renovations is estimated at $20,000, and while we might not be aiming quite that high with a single benefit concert, we’re aiming to make as big a dent as we can!

The Goodnight Irenes are a local three-piece set, specializing in folk, blues, classic country, and bluegrass. With a repertoire of over 500 songs, both originals and covers spanning back across the last eight decades, and a mantra of “no rules, no limits, no setlists”, they’re always a great experience!

MTMBRYOYO (pronounced “empty embry yo-yo”) are an experimental live trip hop band formed recently by two former members of the Thuggees. Formerly known as Hot Dogma, and recently also known as Polka Dot Casket, their style is as rapidly evolving as their name.

We invite everyone to come for a night that’s as wild and eclectic as the bands we’ve got booked for it, and help out a great cause in the process! The show is 19+, and tickets are $5 at the door, or Pay What You Can.

About Kingston Coalition Against Poverty:

Kingston Coalition Against Poverty is a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. KCAP works to improve the lives of those living in extreme poverty through direct-action initiatives and to act as an advocate for the poor and working people who are affected by government and institutional policies

About Kingston Street Mission:

Established in 1998, Kingston Street Mission originated through the work of church groups, and with the donation of a truck by an anonymous Kingston Police officer who saw a need in the community. Parked beside St. Andrews church, downtown Kingston, the truck opened nightly in the cold months of the year to offer a warm place, friendship, refreshments, emergency clothing, blankets, etc. In approximately 2013, due to growth of the service and mechanical problems with the truck, the Kingston Street Truck Mission moved into Gill Hall in St. Andrews Presbyterian church and became what is known today as the Kingston Street Mission.

Release source: Kingston Coalition Against Poverty
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