Art about town: September

A look at the month ahead on the local arts scene

The Mansion

Rockin’ the Big House at Kingston Penitentiary

September 14 at 6:00 p.m.

The gates of the Kingston Penitentiary open for their first-ever public concert in support of United Way Kingston. Headstones headline with special guest Tom Cochrane.


Walrus concert at The Mansion

September 18 at 8:30 p.m.

The Haligonian four-piece band rolls into Kingston with a chill synth-rock sound and laidback East Coast vibes.


Five Alarm Funk at Blu Martini

September 18 at 8:00 p.m.

These long-time rockers make their way into town, bringing a distinct jazz-rock blend and tons of character.


Honest Heart Collective at The Mansion

September 19 at 8:30 p.m.

This Thunder Bay band brings their Grief Rights tour to Kingston, playing high-spirited rock-and-roll inspired by Bruce Springsteen and their hometown.


YGK Emerging Musician Competition at The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

September 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Come see the six local finalists perform music of all genres (ranging from indie to jazz to Iranian classical) as they compete for $7,500 and the chance to record their own album at the Isabel with professional equipment.


Culture Days at The Tett Centre, Kingston School of Art, PumpHouse, and more

September 27 – 29

This nation-wide initiative encourages citizens to get involved in their city’s vibrant cultural fabric. See a lecture, attend a dance workshop, join business tours downtown, or participate in a range of creative learning sessions at the Tett, making anything from ceramics to hexaflexagons.


Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus at The Grand

September 28 at 7:30 p.m.

This world renowned singer, named “best songwriter on the planet” by Elton John, takes his solo tour to the Grand for “an evening with Rufus.”


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