FAQs

Where can I buy a bracelet?
You can buy your $20 bracelet at any gate or any venue during the festival. However, if you would like to purchase ahead of time please visit one of the following locations beginning August 1st:

  • Brian’s Record Option -  381 Princess Street  
  • Kingston Brewing Company - 34 Clarence Street
  • Visitor Information Centre – 209 Ontario Street
  • Waterfront Gifts & Apparel – 248 Ontario Street

What does the $20 bracelet allow you entry too?
Everything! The bracelet allows you entry to all 3 mainstage concerts and every club and restaurant participating in the festival. You can purchase your bracelet on site or in advance at the outlets listed above.

Plus get a $10 Blues Bucks coupon with every bracelet purchase - redeemable at participating downtown stores and restaurants!

Do I need a bracelet for the concerts in Confederation Park?
No, but we very much appreciate your support by buying a bracelet!

Do I need to bring my own chair for the outdoor stages?
Yes, please bring your own chair. We do have some bleachers available at all concerts but you’ll be guaranteed a seat if you bring your own.

How do I know who is playing when?
All the listings are on our website but if you wish a paper copy, handbills will be available at the Information Tent in Confederation Park. Please see the Information Tent hours below.

Will there be beer tents?
No there will not. Neither Springer Market Square, Princess Street Stage or Confederation Park are licensed areas and as the festival is produced by the Downtown Kingston BIA, we would like our guests to patronize our bars and restaurants. Dine

Where are the washrooms?
Thursday evening stage – Confederation Park, Aug. 22
There are two sets of washrooms – one under the Visitor Information Centre on Ontario Street next to the stage and the other at the back of Kingston City Hall on the Market Square side.

Friday Princess Street Stage (Princess & Barrie), Aug. 23
Porta-potties on site

Saturday - Market Square Stage, Aug. 24
City Hall and Confederation Park washrooms.

Is there an accessible seating area?
Yes. All mainstages will have a designated accessible seating area available on a first come first served basis.

Are the outdoor events dog-friendly?
The Confederation Park Stage is dog-friendly but only service dogs are allowed at the Princess Street or Springer Market Square stages.

Where should I stay?
Kingston has a great selection of hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts. Click here for more information. 

What time does the music start in the clubs?
Unless otherwise stated, most bands will begin between 9:30pm and 10:00pm.

Where do I get Limestone City Blues Festival merchandise?
You can purchase t-shirts, tank tops, baseball caps, hoodies and bottle openers at the Information Tent in Confederation Park or at the Merch Table at both the Friday night mainstage concert (Metro Parking Lot at Princess and Barrie Streets) and Saturday night in Springer Market Square. Cash and credit cards are accepted for payment.

What are the hours of the Information Tent?
Located at Confederation Park

Thursday, Aug 22     2:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, Aug 23         12:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, Aug 24     11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, Aug 25       12:00pm – 4:00pm