|During the summers of 1996 and 1997, the alternative folk music group Poem de Terre presented a series of summer concerts at Kingston's historic Newlands Pavilion, a Nineteenth Century bandstand. Kingston artist Heather Hall was kind enough to donate use of her drawing (above) of the Newlands Pavilion for use in the promotion of this concert series. Be sure to see photographs of Newlands' Pavilion taken in the spring of 2001 by Kathy Fry.|
Newlands Pavilion Concert Series
Free Live Acoustic Music
The 2001 Newlands Pavilion Concerts were an extension of the summer concert series presented by the alternative folk music group Poem de Terre at Newlands Pavilion in 1996 and 1997. This series successfully returned Kingston's historic Newlands Pavilion to its original use as a public bandstand. As well, this series provided free live acoustic music on the waterfront for Kingston citizens and their families, something regrettably missing since the demise of the All Folks Festival. The goals of the new series remained the same as the original but included a wider variety of solo musicians and bands throughout the summer. In all, there were twelve concerts with two bands performing at each, plus a two hour concert featuring Carlos del Junco, Canada's award winning bluesman, on harmonica with his band. [A message from Bob MacKenzie.] Be sure to check out some of the great press we've received regarding this series.
2001 Concert dates and times are listed below.
Confirmed Acts for the Newlands Pavilion Concert Series, 2001:
Boca Trio -- theatrical
Roger Dorey -- original acoustic (urban) blues
Jim Graham -- fingerstyle flamenco. classical guitar
Kyra -- singer-songwriter
Party Pleasers -- Pop and Rock favourites
Poem de Terre -- folk music (songwriter)
Tom Savage with Vanessa Longul -- singer-songwriter
Lesleigh Smith & Cynthia Forster-Gibson -- a capella and more
The JW-Jones Blues Band -- blues
Carlos del Junco -- blues
LiANA -- singer-songwriter
Fraser MacNeil -- singer-songwriter
Nonie Crete with Eugene Rea -- folk music (singer-songwriter)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Alysson Light -- singer-songwriter
Please check back for updates and new information. Meanwhile, check out the photographs of Newlands' Pavilion taken this spring by Wisconsin singer-songwriter Kathy Fry.