The Kingston Kiwanis Music Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2023

Moments from the 2016 and 2017 Highlight Concerts. Images courtesy of the Kingston Kiwanis Music Festival.

The Kingston Kiwanis Music Festival (KKMF) will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year and, to mark the occasion, festival organizers hope to connect with people who have been associated with the festival in years past.

“As part of our celebration, we hope to connect with people who have been associated with the festival at some point over the past fifty years – whether as performers, parents, teachers, judges, sponsors or organizers,” Cherrilyn said. Yalin, a member of the KKMF planning committee. “We hope you will share memories of your experiences with the Festival and/or have your name added to the Kingston Music Festival Alumni mailing list to receive our newsletters about the Festival and upcoming events. . And, if you have memorabilia such as programs, certificates, newspaper clippings, photos, etc., we would appreciate making copies.

Do you remember any of these events? Share your memories, photos and awards with the Kingston Kiwanis Music Festival ahead of its 50th anniversary next year.

According to a statement from the organization, the Festival was established in 1973 by the Kiwanis Club of Kingston to organize and promote an annual amateur music festival for musicians living in and around Kingston, with an emphasis on young people. performers, and to award prizes to worthy performers.

To share your stories, memories or receive their newsletter, please email Rowland Tinline at [email protected]. The festival organizers are asking everyone to please share this information with others you know who may be interested.

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