• What’s Joe’s M.I.L.L.?

    The Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library has over 750 instruments and many new arrivals, that you can borrow for free!

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    We need volunteers to help with administration, maintenance, events, fundraising, ticket sales, solicitation, implementing grant programs, fundraising projects, marketing and serving on the board of directors.

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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! 


Queen’s A Capella group The Caledonias raised $615 for the Library!

The Queen’s a capella group The Caledonias raised $615 for the library at a recent a capella competition.  Thanks to The Caledonias for choosing us as their charity and everyone who went to the event for the kind donation.


Jack Troughton’s Birthday Bash for Joe’s M.I.L.L.

Come out April 20th at 10pm and help Jack celebrate his birthday and support Joe’s M.I.L.L. at this awesome bash at The Mansion Kingston. There will be jams and bands, and all to benefit the Instrument Lending Library. Cover charge is ten bucks at the door. Come on down, check out the music, get your dancing shoes on, and donate to a great local charity!

There will be musicians from The Ones, Funkyfrenz, Liquid Sky, and Riff Raft all up in the house to help ring in Jack’s next year in style! A night of fun times with a whole bunch of local musicians to raise money so the kids can get the chance to learn what mastering music can do.

The Mahones raise over $2,500.00 for Joe’s M.I.L.L.

A huge thank you to the Mahones for donating their time and huge talent to support us this weekend. Finny McConnell, Katie “Kaboom” McConnell, Dom “The Bomb” Whelan,
Chris ‘Skid’ Scahill, Owen Warnica and Andrew Brown for taking the time out of their busy schedule and giving up your paycheque to support the library. We love you!




Don’t Miss This One! The Mahones at The Toucan

This weekend only The Mahones will be playing The Toucan to raise money for the M.I.L.L.

Friday April 4th, 10pm,  and Saturday April 5th, 3pm and 10pm



Still time to register for Homegrown Live 2014!

HomeGrown Live 2014- Saturday May 10th- Downtown Kingston

We are happy to announce that  HomeGrown Live Music Festival is happening again on May 10th,  2014.  This will be the 6th year!.  There are a few changes this year, new venues and new genres, but sticking to the same formula.  If you are a musician who would like to perform check out the APPLY NOW link.  Visit the websiteFacebook page and follow on Twitter for updates .  For more information or questions please email: ktownhomegrown@hotmail.com.

  • Our Hours

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

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