I am thrilled to announce plans for the City of Kingston, in partnership with the Downtown Kingston BIA!, Kingston Accommodation Partners and Kingston Police, to live stream The Tragically Hip’s ‘Man Machine Poem’ concert in Springer Market Square on August 20.
August 20th will be proclaimed “The Tragically Hip Day” in the City of Kingston with a celebration of the band in Springer Market Square. The event will feature concert-quality audio-visuals and screening designed to expand the capacity of Market Square into surrounding streets for the live streamed concert.
The Tragically Hip are an iconic Canadian band who have made tremendous contributions to our country and the Kingston community in particular, through their music and philanthropy. We look forward to welcoming The Hip home and giving Kingston fans the opportunity to show their love and support of the band.
The community celebration is a free public event, open to everyone, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Kingston Transit will be free after 4:00 p.m. on Saturday August 20 with extended express service offered. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of public transit to minimize congestion in the downtown.
This event is a small gesture to allow our community to come together in a showing of our support. This celebration is going to show what The Tragically Hip means to our community and what I think Kingstonians expect. This event is going to be big and unlike anything we’ve seen before in market square.