Pints and Performances: YGK Craft Beer Fest Epic Band List

Fort Henry Announces Entertainment Line-Up for June 10

Some well-known Kingston- and Ontario-based bands will play the Canadian Tire stage at YGK Craft Beer Fest when the festival returns to Fort Henry on Saturday, June 10, 2023.

Black guitar being played by musician.

Bands begin at 12:00 p.m. and play all day. Indie-pop Kingstonian Lauren Carson plays at noon, and a mix of genres and bands play until Toronto-based alternative rock powerhouse Augusta wraps the day with their set beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Important to the event is showcasing hometown talent; this year, about half the artists are from around the limestone city.

Performers are also joining from Ottawa, London, and Toronto. Beer, cider and spirits vendors from across Ontario are also participating in the summer kick-off waterfront festival.

YGK Craft Beer Fest 2023 Line-Up:
*Kingston-area artist

  • 12:00 p.m. | Lauren Carson*
  • 1:15 p.m. | The Codas*
  • 2:15 p.m. | Eastbound of Bytown
  • 3:15 p.m. | Drives the Common Man (London)
  • 4:30 p.m. | The Gertrudes*
  • 5:45 p.m. | Avery Raquel
  • 6:45 p.m. | Augusta

The event will be hosted by Tyffanie Morgan and Rowena Whey, two well-known Kingston area drag performers and hosts of What’s the Maple Tea podcast.

Gates open at 12:00 p.m. and ticket holders may enter any time between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. (no re-entry). In addition to the live entertainment and nearly 30 craft breweries, the event will have an array of artisans, food stands and food trucks. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be offered.

For the full list of vendors, entertainment and to purchase general admission or “Hopped Up” tickets, visit

About YGK Craft Beer Fest
YGK Craft Beer Fest is a waterfront festival at Fort Henry National Historic Site celebrating craft food and drink, music, and the scenic views from Fort Henry.

On Saturday, June 10, 2023, Fort Henry hill will come alive with live entertainment performances, games, and photo ops as guests experience gourmet food, artisans, and beverage vendors serving up beer, cider, and other special offerings.

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Katie Forrester
Communications & Media Relations Officer
St. Lawrence Parks Commission

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