• 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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  • Who was Joe?

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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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Joe’s M.I.L.L. Benefit Concert

What: A benefit concert to raise money for the Joe Chithalen Musical Instrument Lending Library and their upcoming move to the TETT Center. It will be a musical event highlighting local youth acts and will feature a raffle. Entrance by donation! (suggested donation $10/pay what you can) All proceeds will go towards the M.I.L.L.!

When: January 2nd, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Where: The Artel (205 Sydenham Street, Kingston, ON)

Next To Now
Musgrave Ritual
(More acts may be added)

The library will be closing early for the holidays

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joe’s M.I.L.L. will be ceasing operations at the Robert Meek centre at 4pm Sat Dec 20th 2014, a couple of days earlier than at first anticipated, & will reopen for business at our new location, the Tett Centre on Tuesday Feb 3rd 2015.  Any loans due for return Tues Dec 23rd or Weds Dec 24th will be automatically extended over the transition period.

Almost* Free Stuff Table

With our move coming soon we have decided to unload some things (drum hardware, instrument accessories, songbooks, mic stands and much more) we no longer need. Come have a look at whats available. Make a donation, take what you like!

Additional Information:

  • any monetary donation will do (no pennies, please).
  • a few ‘fix-up project’ instruments & equipment are availble – bargain prices, negotiable
  • outside of regular hours by appointment only
  • all items must be gone by 2pm Dec 24th

Move The Mill Fundraiser


our condolences to The Mahones

Yesterday, we learned from our good friends The Mahones of the loss of their beloved friend, Paul Mancuso. Cuzo has played bass off and on with them since 2012, including on their CD Angels & Devils, but has been a good friend of theirs for much longer.

Katie, Finny, Dom, Sean and Michael, we share your grief, in the hope that it lightens your burden. We support you, as you have supported us for so long. And we are profoundly saddened by the pain of this loss.

Paul Cuzo Mancuso

Jan Singleton & Joe’s M.I.L.L. present the first annual Jam for Joe


Cuba’s Carlos Varela returns to Kingston

One of the most popular and provoking singer-songwriters in Cuba, Carlos Varela, returns to Kingston for another stellar concert. Thursday October 30th, 7:30pm Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St W
Advance tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students, available online at http://www.theisabel.ca or at Novel Idea bookstore located at 156 Princess Street. Tickets also available at the door: $20/ $15 for students.

Joe’s M.I.L.L. on Instagram

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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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