Canada Day Sunday July 1st
Julia Finnegan 11am-11:30am
Julia Finnegan's heartfelt original music is influenced by legends such as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. She garners inspiration from the works of Amy Winehouse, Sarah Harmer, and Brandi Carlile, to name a few. Although influenced by these great musicians Julia's sound is unique. Her heartfelt lyrics are poignant, clever, and thoughtful.
Billy Lyte 11:45-am-12:45
Billy Lyte is an acoustic guitar player from Collingwood, ON who is influenced by the best folk and country music of yesterday and today. Lyte’s set list aims to appeal to many, playing songs that are fun and memorable. Lyte’s captivating combination of blues harmonica with rockabilly guitar moves works to provide non-stop entertainment.
The Meringes 1:00pm- 2:00pm
The Meringues (Kingston, ON) are known for their high energy and often catastrophic stage-performances. Sometimes crowd members can't tell if Ted and Amanda are a fighting couple who's completely lost it on stage, or if it's just part of the show. Drawing influence from bands like July Talk, Dear Rouge, and the Beaches, The Meringues are always working on bringing new and exciting visual aspects to their performances.
On-stage, their antics and energy win over audiences immediately. In studio, they strive to capture the raw emotion and chaos displayed in their live-shows.
From Funk to Romance! Having collectively shared the stage with great bands like the The Guess Who, The Tragically Hip, April Wine and many more, Artfest is excited to announce that the versatile band, Trilogy, will be performing this Canada Day long weekend at our Artfest Kingston show. It has become one of the most sought after shows throughout Ontario. Audiences everywhere are loving Trilogy’s inclusion of a full set of number one hits from the 70’s & 80’s, straight from The Great Canadian Songbook.
These three well respected, multi-talented, top music industry professionals blend their talents to faithfully and accurately reproduce the sound of the artists they pay homage to. From James Brown’s funk, to the heart tugging Angel Eyes by Jeff Healey, Trilogy has an unfaltering professionalism so be sure to check them out at the show.