• What’s Joe’s M.I.L.L.?

    The Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library has over 600 instruments and many new arrivals, that you can borrow for free!

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Joe’s M.I.L.L. Presents An Evening with Chuck Rainey, Bass Workshop

Joe’s M.I.L.L. Presents An Evening with Chuck Rainey
One of the best, most experienced and most celebrated bass players in the world is coming to Kingston. Discography includes Steely Dan and Louis Armstrong.  Chuck has played on literally thousands of recordings since the sixties.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see, hear and meet one of the great ones.

7:00 p.m.  Saturday September 27th, 2014
Wilson Room, Kingston Public Library Central Branch, 130 Johnson St
Advance tickets only $20.00
available at Brian’s Record Option 381 Princess St, Tara’s Natural Foods, 81 Princess, or online through Paypal
Tickets $25.00 at the door          

Check out the awesome synths on inventory

Relive the 80’s with Joe’s M.I.L.L by borrowing one of our many, mid-80s to early-90’s, synthesizers! Check out the links to find out more.

Roland U-20 Roland JX-8PRoland JX-8P Ensoniq ESQ-1Ensoniq ESQ-1
Akai X7000 Sampling KeyboardAkai X7000 Korg M1Korg M1 Roland E-5Roland E-5

Come out to the Kingston Jam Festival Saturday August 2nd & support Joe’s M.I.L.L.

Looking for something to do Saturday, August 2?
Check out the Kingston Jam Festival 
The Kingston Jam Festival is on August 2, 2014 from 12 noon til close at Zorba’s at 1474 Bath Road Kingston.

2nd Annual Friendly Fires BBQ Competition supporting Joe’s M.I.L.L.

This year The 2nd annual Friendly Fires BBQ Competition have been raising money for Joe’s M.I.L.L.  So far they have raised over $3,000 for the library.  On Saturday July 12th they will be selling burgers, hotdogs, sausages and drinks at the event to help raise more money for the M.I.L.L.  There will be a “jumpy castle” (to arrive at 1pm) from the Boys and Girls Club and some music, so bring the kids – it will be a great day.

Sponsors – Friendly Fires, Black Olive Pellet Grill
Categories – St. Louis Style Ribs, Ribs supplied by Gilmore’s on 38
Open to – All
Location – Friendly Fires – 271 Dalton Avenue, Kingston Ontario
Date – Saturday July 12th, 2014 – 8am start, 3pm hand in of ribs

Closed Canada Day, Tuesday July 1st

The Musical Instrument Lending Library will be closed on Tuesday July 1st, for Canada Day.



BUSKATHON! 2014, an independent benefit for Joe’s M.I.L.L.

Sunday Jun 29th, from 12 noon – 5PM at the Barrack St. LCBO
20 & 30 min performer spots available
email rog_e@hotmail.com  asap to reserve your spot…
NB: solos, duos or trios only!

freds buskathon 2013

The Thoroughfreds perform at BUSKATHON! 2013

Library to be closed Sunday, June 1st until Tuesday, June 10th


The Music Instrument Lending Library will be closed:

SUNDAY,  JUNE 1st through to TUESDAY, JUNE 10th.

We will return to regular hours on TUESDAY, JUNE 10th.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

The instrument library will be closed May 10th for Homegrown.

the Instrument Library will be CLOSED Saturday May 10th for the Homegrown Live music festival. We  hope to see you there! 


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    Tuesday: 3pm – 7pm
    Wednesday: 10am - 2pm
    Thursday: 3pm – 7pm
    Friday: 10am - 2pm
    Saturday: Noon – 4pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Monday: Closed

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