Downtown Kingston! | Limestone City Blues Festival 2021
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Limestone City Blues Festival 2021

Friday, August 27, 2021 - 12:00am to Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 11:45pm

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Blues is back! Once again, the streets of downtown Kingston will welcome the raucous sounds of the blues, as the Limestone City Blues Festival returns to Springer Market Square, August 27 and 28, 2021, with an all-Canadian, dynamic and decorated lineup.

Often referred to as the Poet Laureate of the Blues and known for the intensity of his performances, Paul Reddick is sure to bring down the house when he headlines the mainstage on Friday night. Juno Award winning artist Steve Marriner kicks things off, followed by the energetic Raoul and The Big Time.

On the heels of their recent Juno nomination for Blues Album of the Year, Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar return to the festival’s mainstage on Saturday. Napanee’s own Kim Pollard Band opens the evening, followed by crowd favourite Soulstack.

A $20 (advance) wristband gives you access to two nights of amazing performances, live and in person at both the mainstage and In the Clubs! Wristbands will be available for online purchase beginning Friday, July 30 at 10:00 am. Check for all the details. As of August 12, you can buy wristbands in person at participating clubs and the Downtown Kingston! office. Attendance is limited, so don’t wait.  Bracelets are $20 in advance (online or in clubs before August 27th) or $25 at the gate or night of at the clubs.

Mainstage Lineup:

Friday, August 27

Steve Marriner

Raoul & the Big Time

Paul Reddick

Saturday, August 28

Kim Pollard Band


Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar


COVID - 19 Protocol for Limestone City Blues Festival

  • Please consider wearing a mask for the entire time you are at the festival - let's keep this a safe event!
  • If you have any symptoms all, please stay home.
  • All guests will be asked to sit within their own group and be physically distanced from other guests.
  • Please use hand sanitizer at each gate as you enter and exit the festival.
  • Masks must be worn in all indoor venues as per provincial guidelines - no exceptions!
  • Please follow all KFL&A guidelines.

Have fun, enjoy the music (no dancing, sorry) and stay safe!


The Limestone City Blues Festival is presented by the Downtown Kingston! BIA, an association comprised of, and funded by, 700+ downtown businesses. The association is dedicated to the maintenance and promotion of a vibrant and healthy downtown.


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