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Labour Day weekend 2001 marked the successful conclusion of the third season of free
live music in the Newlands' Pavilion Concert Series at Kingston's Macdonald Park.        
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.

Check out this story printed on the front page of the
Kingston Whig-Standard on Monday, June 4, 2001.
Or this story from Kingston This Week
printed on Wednesday, June 20, 2001.
This letter from Sydenham Tenants and Ratepayers Association was
published in the Kingston Whig-Standard on Saturday, July 14, 2001.

We would like to thank all the folks involved with Rock for Women
for their Sunday, July 15 benefit concert to help fund performances
by the woman artists in the Newlands' Pavilion Concert Series.

Here's a story about Carlos del Junco's participation in this series,
published in the Kingston Whig-Standard on Friday, July 20, 2001.

Take a look at some pictures of Carlos del Junco and his band
taken by Hersh Jacob of Pointless Art at the July 22 concert.
You might also want to look at some pictures of Poem de Terre
taken by Hersh Jacob of Pointless Art at the August 19 concert.
And here are some pictures of Tom Savage and Vanessa Longul
taken by Hersh Jacob of Pointless Art at the August 19 concert.

2001 Concert dates and times are listed below.


    Newlands' Pavilion
13 Wonderful Concerts
25 Great Performances
What a Summer!
                 Sunday, July 1, 1:00-2:00 and 2:00-3:00
        Lesleigh Smith & Cynthia Forster-Gibson -- a capella
        Poem de Terre -- folk music (songwriter)
                 Monday, July 2, 1:00-2:00 and 2:00-3:00
        Poem de Terre -- folk music (songwriter)
        The JW-Jones Blues Band -- Ottawa blues band
                 Sunday, July 8, 1:00-2:00 and 2:00-3:00
        Jim Graham -- fingerstyle flamenco. classical guitar
        Poem de Terre -- folk music (songwriter)
                 Sunday, July 15, 1:00-2:00 and 2:00-3:00
        Fraser MacNeil -- singer-songwriter
        Poem de Terre -- folk music (songwriter)
                 Sunday, July 22, 1:00-3:00
        Carlos del Junco and his band -- blues
        "a true virtuoso" (Globe and Mail)
                 Sunday, July 29, 1:00-2:00 and 2:00-3:00
        LiANA -- singer-songwriter
        Poem de Terre -- folk music (songwriter)
                 Sunday, August 5, 1:00-2:00 and 2:00-3:00
        Alysson Light -- singer-songwriter
        Poem de Terre -- folk music (songwriter)
                 Monday, August 6, 1:00-2:00 and 2:00-3:00
        Kyra -- singer-songwriter
        Poem de Terre -- folk music (songwriter)
                 Sunday, August 12, 2:00-3:00 and 3:00-4:00
        Boca Trio -- theatrical
        Poem de Terre -- folk music (songwriter)
                 Sunday, August 19, 1:00-2:00 and 2:00-3:00
        Tom Savage with Vanessa Longul -- singer-songwriter
        Poem de Terre -- folk music (songwriter)
                 Sunday, August 26, 1:00-2:00 and 2:00-3:00
        Poem de Terre -- eclectic, alternative folk music
        Party Pleasers -- Pop and Rock favourites
                 Saturday, September 1, 1:00-2:00 and 2:00-3:00
        Roger Dorey -- original acoustic (urban) blues
        Poem de Terre -- folk music (songwriter)
                 Sunday, September 2, 1:00-2:00 and 2:00-3:00
        Poem de Terre -- folk music (songwriter)
        Nonie Crete with Eugene Rea -- folk music (singer-songwriter)


Confirmed Acts for the Newlands Pavilion Concert Series, 2001:

Kingston, Ontario
        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
Ottawa, Ontario
        The JW-Jones Blues Band -- blues
Toronto, Ontario
        Carlos del Junco -- blues
        LiANA -- singer-songwriter
Hamilton, Ontario
        Fraser MacNeil -- singer-songwriter
Fergus, Ontario
        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.



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